Friday, February 19, 2010


Shades of Gray

Glowing Endorsement

During the Noon Hour Rush

Mid Day

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Want - Part 2

What is better than one cookie?

I like asking people who are visibly stuck with a choice and having to make a decision the above question. The answer I get back, without fail, is two cookies.

I like the concept of being able to surround ourselves with simple luxuries and things which make us happy. When faced with a choice, instead of picking one option over the other, we can choose both.

Now, as to my next sportcoat...

Want - Part 1

Sometimes just wanting something is good enough.

The picture is of a silk square I bought many years ago when my knowledge or means did not warrant it. Did I need it then? No, but I did not feel the need to rationalize my decision to buy either. What I did feel was the square speak to me. Its color, weave and weight took hold of my heart when I first saw it. Out of all the squares I own today, this one remains my favorite.

You can buy for love.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Seeing Red

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Two of a Kind

Shirt Detail

On Broadway

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Saturday, 4:53 p.m.

Dynamic duo: Champagne, cameras, lights, and lineups welcomed Dean and Dan Caten of DSQUARED² fame into town.

So Much to Love

Windswept 2


Windswept 1

That Color

At the Train Station

On Time

The world seems so much nicer when we take our time. Destinations turn into journeys. This applies very much to sartorial journeys where personal styles evolve over time. From where we have come from, to where we are heading, it is best to savor each moment.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Workshop Visit - The Milliner

Here are pictures of a millinery studio/boutique I stumbled upon during my travels in Portland, Oregon.

Above is a semi-finished hat, with its brim and crown formed. All that is left to do is to sew on a hat band and decorative ribbon.

This hat started out as a shapeless piece of wool felt which was formed over a wooden block with steam and pins, a process called "blocking''.

Blocks come in all shapes and sizes, and in turn this translates to hats. A blockmaker skilled in woodwork and design is a valuable asset to a milliner as blocks give hats their shape.

With thanks to Dayna Pinkham of Pinkham Millinery.