The Quasi-Essential

Less, but Better.

A friend asked for a recommend on a men’s casual shoe that lives somewhere between dress shoes and sneakers. I think this Red Wing Chukka Boot is a good compromise: Casual without feeling flimsy.

A bit burly for Summer, maybe, but Summer’s going to be over sooner than you think.

Other good Summer options are Palladium Boots, a solid pair of Suede Bucks, and some Made in Maine Boat Shoes

Red Wing Chukka Boot

(photo from StyleForum)
Jul 06
A friend asked for a recommend on a men’s casual shoe that lives somewhere between dress shoes and sneakers. I think this Red Wing Chukka Boot is a good compromise: Casual without feeling flimsy.
A bit burly for Summer, maybe, but Summer’s going to be over sooner than you think.
Other good Summer options are Palladium Boots, a solid pair of Suede Bucks, and some Made in Maine Boat Shoes
Red Wing Chukka Boot
(photo from StyleForum)

If you need headphones for work, I’d suggest these:

Grado Prestige Series SR80i Stereo Headphones

Jul 01
If you need headphones for work, I’d suggest these:
Grado Prestige Series SR80i Stereo Headphones

Seiko Tachymeter

Combining my love of the TAG Tachymeter style without the inflated price.

May 16
Seiko Tachymeter
Combining my love of the TAG Tachymeter style without the inflated price.

I needed a backpack for bike rides to the office and the beach. this one combines the vintage 80’s Colorado thing with a bag that’s actually functional and well-made.

Kelty Captain Backpack

Apr 03
I needed a backpack for bike rides to the office and the beach. this one combines the vintage 80’s Colorado thing with a bag that’s actually functional and well-made.
Kelty Captain Backpack

Happy “Cyber” Monday. MusicDirect has the Denon DP-A100 for $1,499.

Nov 28
Happy “Cyber” Monday. MusicDirect has the Denon DP-A100 for $1,499.

Normally a collaboration with Restoration Hardware would make me wince, but this looks to be done properly. Though my money’s on the black…

SCHOTT CAFÉ

Nov 28
Normally a collaboration with Restoration Hardware would make me wince, but this looks to be done properly. Though my money’s on the black…
SCHOTT CAFÉ

Forget the $500 Limited Edition otaku-level reproduction: This 1936 Original Model Skyliner Down Jacket gives you the lines of the original for $150. That’s a low price for an icon.

Oct 03
Forget the $500 Limited Edition otaku-level reproduction: This 1936 Original Model Skyliner Down Jacket gives you the lines of the original for $150. That’s a low price for an icon.

P1800. Still want one.

Aug 29
P1800. Still want one.

The Good Flock “iWooly” iPad sleeve.

Just got this for the new iPad. Bit of a snug fit with the Smart Cover installed, but now my i can keep my iPad in a pouch like the ancient Navajo tribes used to.

Apr 26
The Good Flock “iWooly” iPad sleeve.
Just got this for the new iPad. Bit of a snug fit with the Smart Cover installed, but now my i can keep my iPad in a pouch like the ancient Navajo tribes used to.

This BillyKirk bike bag has been making the blog rounds as of late, but I’m really enamored with it. Wish it was $90. I would buy it at $90.

Mar 25
This BillyKirk bike bag has been making the blog rounds as of late, but I’m really enamored with it. Wish it was $90. I would buy it at $90.

Sierra Designs 60/40 Short Parka

Deer Hunter Steez. Everyone’s gonna get the Orange. I’m gonna grab the Blue.

Jan 24
Sierra Designs 60/40 Short Parka
Deer Hunter Steez. Everyone’s gonna get the Orange. I’m gonna grab the Blue.

Call me when they start reproducing the FJ60.

ICON

Jan 10
Call me when they start reproducing the FJ60.
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A friend asked for a recommend on a men’s casual shoe that lives somewhere between dress shoes and sneakers. I think this Red Wing Chukka Boot is a good compromise: Casual without feeling flimsy.
A bit burly for Summer, maybe, but Summer’s going to be over sooner than you think.
Other good Summer options are Palladium Boots, a solid pair of Suede Bucks, and some Made in Maine Boat Shoes
Red Wing Chukka Boot
(photo from StyleForum)
A friend asked for a recommend on a men’s casual shoe that lives somewhere between dress shoes and sneakers. I think this Red Wing Chukka Boot is a good compromise: Casual without feeling flimsy.
A bit burly for Summer, maybe, but Summer’s going to be over sooner than you think.
Other good Summer options are Palladium Boots, a solid pair of Suede Bucks, and some Made in Maine Boat Shoes
Red Wing Chukka Boot
(photo from StyleForum)

A friend asked for a recommend on a men’s casual shoe that lives somewhere between dress shoes and sneakers. I think this Red Wing Chukka Boot is a good compromise: Casual without feeling flimsy.

A bit burly for Summer, maybe, but Summer’s going to be over sooner than you think.

Other good Summer options are Palladium Boots, a solid pair of Suede Bucks, and some Made in Maine Boat Shoes

Red Wing Chukka Boot

(photo from StyleForum)
If you need headphones for work, I’d suggest these:
Grado Prestige Series SR80i Stereo Headphones
If you need headphones for work, I’d suggest these:
Grado Prestige Series SR80i Stereo Headphones

If you need headphones for work, I’d suggest these:

Grado Prestige Series SR80i Stereo Headphones

Seiko Tachymeter
Combining my love of the TAG Tachymeter style without the inflated price.
Seiko Tachymeter
Combining my love of the TAG Tachymeter style without the inflated price.

Seiko Tachymeter

Combining my love of the TAG Tachymeter style without the inflated price.

I needed a backpack for bike rides to the office and the beach. this one combines the vintage 80’s Colorado thing with a bag that’s actually functional and well-made.
Kelty Captain Backpack

I needed a backpack for bike rides to the office and the beach. this one combines the vintage 80’s Colorado thing with a bag that’s actually functional and well-made.

Kelty Captain Backpack

Happy “Cyber” Monday. MusicDirect has the Denon DP-A100 for $1,499.
Happy “Cyber” Monday. MusicDirect has the Denon DP-A100 for $1,499.

Happy “Cyber” Monday. MusicDirect has the Denon DP-A100 for $1,499.

Normally a collaboration with Restoration Hardware would make me wince, but this looks to be done properly. Though my money’s on the black…
SCHOTT CAFÉ

Normally a collaboration with Restoration Hardware would make me wince, but this looks to be done properly. Though my money’s on the black…

SCHOTT CAFÉ

Forget the $500 Limited Edition otaku-level reproduction: This 1936 Original Model Skyliner Down Jacket gives you the lines of the original for $150. That’s a low price for an icon.

Forget the $500 Limited Edition otaku-level reproduction: This 1936 Original Model Skyliner Down Jacket gives you the lines of the original for $150. That’s a low price for an icon.

P1800. Still want one.
P1800. Still want one.

P1800. Still want one.

The Good Flock “iWooly” iPad sleeve.
Just got this for the new iPad. Bit of a snug fit with the Smart Cover installed, but now my i can keep my iPad in a pouch like the ancient Navajo tribes used to.

The Good Flock “iWooly” iPad sleeve.

Just got this for the new iPad. Bit of a snug fit with the Smart Cover installed, but now my i can keep my iPad in a pouch like the ancient Navajo tribes used to.

This BillyKirk bike bag has been making the blog rounds as of late, but I’m really enamored with it. Wish it was $90. I would buy it at $90.

This BillyKirk bike bag has been making the blog rounds as of late, but I’m really enamored with it. Wish it was $90. I would buy it at $90.

Sierra Designs 60/40 Short Parka
Deer Hunter Steez. Everyone’s gonna get the Orange. I’m gonna grab the Blue.

Sierra Designs 60/40 Short Parka

Deer Hunter Steez. Everyone’s gonna get the Orange. I’m gonna grab the Blue.

Call me when they start reproducing the FJ60.
ICON
Call me when they start reproducing the FJ60.
ICON

Call me when they start reproducing the FJ60.

ICON