This is the Tangente from NOMOS and it's probably the least expensive watch with any horological value on the market. It costs 1,900 USD (duties, taxes, and shipping inclusive), which in the world of nice watches is practically free. Mechanical watches are a few orders of magnitude more difficult to make than quartz watches and, as a result, are far more expensive. Typically, you're going to be spending upwards of 5,000 to 10,000 USD to get your hands on a mechanical watch and even then it might contain a mass-produced movement (probably made by the Swatch Group). NOMOS makes their movements in-house and that is an increasingly rare thing. The fact that you can buy one of their watches for under 2K is borderline absurd, considering that even the cheapest mechanical Seiko will run you 2,100 USD. Buying a mechanical watch has been my greatest material aspiration for the past three years and I'm not sure if I'm any closer now than I was then. Maybe I'll never own a great timepiece. I guess when it comes to telling time, only time will tell. Watch jokes.
A NY Post theater critic, Elisabeth Vincentelli, has a corner of the internet in a tizzy over her editorial "For the love of God, stop dressing like crap", in which she takes aim at our society's collective lack of sartorial decorum and pines for the days of dress codes. Now, having attended a public magnet high school with a jacket-and-tie dress code for boys, I can say with some certainty that dress codes do not and cannot stop bad dressers from dressing badly. They do, however, at least establish a standard somewhere north of jeggings. But I'm not going to wade into that fray; instead, I'd like to discuss how much the comments (and opposing editorials) miss the point entirely.
By the way, this Camoshita joint is what I'd wear to the theater, were I the kind of person who drops a rack on show tickets and another rack on a double breasted jacket to rock at said show:
The dollar is Magnus Samuelsson strong right now and while that can mean problems for American businesses, it also means you can get expensive foreign garms for a little bit less of your hard fought filthy lucre. Like this Visvim Achse Jacket, on sale over at Très Bien, which you can purchase for 441€ (484 USD). Considering that it lists at 840€ (currently 922 USD) and the dollar's strength relative to the euro, that's not a bad deal. Prepare for mindfuckery: the manchild model pictured above is 188 cm (6 feet, 2 inches) tall. And here I was thinking he was just the world's most fashionable child soldier.
New music alert! Please make the raise-the-roof motion wherever you are. From the dark depths of the internet comes Everyman, two rage-filled tracks of unhappy hip hop from the Mystery Kid, now available over at Soap Mouth Records for your favorite price: absolutely free.
My Facebook News Feed is atwitter (get it?) with engagements and weddings -- congrats, everybody! -- and that means formalwear. Now, unless you have frequent red carpet obligations, owning a tux is probably an unnecessary extravagance; not to mention that there are so many tux variations, you can't possibly buy a single silver bullet tuxedo to cover all formal events. As such, if you have to wear a tux, you're probably going to rent and that's okay. But there is one element that you should never rent: shoes. And that, my friends, is why you need to know about Jack Erwin.
Last night, I had a dream that I was friends with Drake. I don't remember the specifics, but I seemed to be going to Drizzy for life advice and he was as wise as the OVO Owl that is his sigil. I don't know how to interpret this, but if Drake and I were to kick it IRL, I'd like to think that we'd rock some matching pants and stunt like the two ambiguous race rapper-thespians we are.
Yo, fam, you know you want to rock this Rick Owens Oversized Boiled Cashmere Sweater like you were the newest member of the A$AP Mob (I'd go by A$AP Cumberbatch). Yes, it costs 1,950 USD, but Mr. Porter offers free delivery and returns so you can't afford to not buy this 100% cashmere (and dry clean only) piece of wearable art. Imagine dropping a couple G-bills on this sweater and all the subsequent gawd-level flexing you could do. Your every word and deed would be beyond reproach, as you breezed through life as society's golden child, firing off outdated phraseology like "So sue me!" with industrial-grade aplomb.
Food: of all the things you can stuff in your mouth, it's probably one of the best. But feeding yourself delicious food isn't always the easiest task. It can be time consuming, expensive, and comes with some risk of taking off half a finger in your mandoline (DO NOT CLICK THAT LINK IF YOU'RE SQUEAMISH). That's why we should all have an arsenal of simple, easy-to-reheat meals that can save you time, money, and digits.
Today we take a break from fancy garms to enjoy some heavy tunes. My former band, Xenosis, released a new record, Sowing the Seeds of Destruction, and it's available now for the low, low price of 5 USD, which makes it one of the least expensive items ever profiled on this blog. Even if you're not a tried and true metalhead, I'd still recommend that you give it a spin, as the level of musicianship is extraordinary and I guarantee you'll be impressed. So sit back, open your mind, and bang your head. Just be careful your brain doesn't fall out on your keyboard.
I see expensive boots in my dreams. Like these Viberg joints, the Color 8 Chromexcel Scouts, made exclusively for The Bureau Belfast. If you're not familiar with Viberg, the Canadian bootmaker has been crafting footwear since 1931 and they're pretty damn good at it. Even if you're not in the market for a pair of work boots, I think we can all agree that they make for some unimpeachable boot porn.
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