Especially in this time of unparalleled uncertainty, a crisp white dress shirt, a tailored jacket and a pair of polished wingtips can help remind me that all civilization is not necessarily lost and maybe even still worth celebrating a bit. Sweatpants don’t do that for me.
I had the June playlist ready to publish on the first of the month and completely forgot about it. But, alas, here it is, with a lot of extra to make up for it. Enjoy.
In an uncertain time when so much has been taken away from us, it’s nice to have a reason to get dressed, which takes away some of the sting
This week’s essential listening.
When it comes to good shoes that last for the long haul, I’ve learned that it doesn’t pay to play it cheap.
Saturdays are podcast days for this mildly media-obsessed listener. I listen while I clean, do laundry, shine my shoes, iron shirts, walk the dogs or whatever. Below is…
Getting a COVID test and buying online custom clothing during a pandemic, when in-person shopping and tailoring is limited.
Saturdays tend to be podcast days for me. I listen while I clean, do laundry, shine my shoes, iron shirts or whatever. Below is a digest of some…
My favorite pair of rigid, selvedge, raw denim Levi’s has been replaced by an imposter that insists on stretching.
“New York, New York” belongs to Frank and to Liza. Recording a cover of such a sacred and iconic song is a daring prospect. This new interpretation by Daisy Dash hits it from a very unexpected angle, with a tone very reflective of our current moment.
Some days are good. Other days are not so good. But I have enough experience and hindsight to know that this, too, shall pass. In the meantime… much to watch, listen to, read and write.
One of my favorite voices on style was on NPR’s Fresh Air yesterday. Tim Gunn talked about his own approach to clothes while we’re on lockdown, his evolution on criticizing the “comfort trap” and much more. It was a great interview. (But it was Terry Gross talking to Tim Gunn. Of course it was a great interview.)
A sensible daily checklist for those of us in isolation during the pandemic.
Music. It’s one of the things getting me through this odd time in isolation. Here’s my curated Spotify playlist for May. Enjoy!
After many false starts over several years, I thought I’d use the time to make an earnest attempt at telling the story of a pivotal period in my early 20s that changed my life.
When it comes to food, I’m not fancy. And with a limited budget and a very limited kitchen, I have to keep it VERY simple.