Anonymous said: Where do you buy your leather? I am having a har time finding smaller quantities of leather for smaller projects. Do you get it at a shop or online? I have found that shipping often costs as much as the leather itself which is a bummer. Any recommendations for good places to buy vegetable tanned leather about 9-10 oz?
I have no idea how long ago this was asked, but to anyone wondering, I buy most of my vegetable-tanned leather at Tandy. And 9-10oz is pretty thick, so be sure if that’s what you want.
3:09 am |
March 12 2013
The Silentist: Why are you in such a rush to be old?
I’ve recently noticed that a disproportionate number of hashtagmenswear bloggers are college students. To them, I say: what the fuck is wrong with you kids? You have your whole life to dress like a grown man, and a small window in which you can…
Alright, I’m barely on here anymore (maybe you’ve realized?) but fuck this. This is absolute horse shit and made me angry enough that I closed the NetNewsWire app I use to read my favorite few menswear blogs, remembered my tumblr password, logged in and started typing this shit. That’s right, SUPER FUCKING ANGRYYYYYYY.
But really, that’s stupid. First off, as if reading some stuff about clothes and/or snapping the occasional WIWT picture takes up all your time. I spend almost no time on here anymore (last post had to have been before or maybe just after New Year’s) but even back when I did, it did not eat up my life. I’m not sitting at home on tumblr instead of going to parties; I rage hard at parties.
I’m not trying to dress old. In fact, I think there are a lot of obstacles college kids face trying to dress well, exactly because of that notion. This all just reads as a bunch of older dudes pulling shit out of their asses and saying to the “little kids” that they should run along and have fun while the grown-ups do work (as if menswear blogging is anything other than a hobby on the side of whatever your job is, fashion-related or otherwise). I don’t mean to belittle what goes on in the realm of #menswear, because some of the stuff here (most of it, in fact) is really fucking cool. But stop trying to say there are certain groups of people who “shouldn’t” be here and should go elsewhere.
That is all. *mic drop*
P.S. Shameless plug for my sports website that I began with some of my college friends in the little bit of time I could find between all-consuming fashion blogging.
(Source: stylepoints, via thesilentist)
11:08 pm |
February 8 2012
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Many of you (some of you? any of you?) may have noticed my prolonged absence on here.
Well, I’ve been busy and I’ll try to get back on the horse here, but right now I want to tell you about a cool project of mine. Some of my buddies and I started a Big Ten sports website which just launched today and I encourage you all to check it out. Even if you’re not a big ten fan, college sports fan or even a sports fan altogether, you probably have friends who are, so I’d really appreciate it if you help me as we’re trying to get this thing off the ground.
1:34 pm |
December 16 2011
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His shirt sleeves seem way too long to anyone else?
Why can’t I look this cool?
Nick Wooster (ageless style) …
5:28 pm |
November 26 2011
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WIWT - Super Shitty Phone Picture Edition
My new J. Press Shaggy Dog sweater is the greatest thing since sliced bread. DEFINITELY worth the investment.
12:35 am |
November 23 2011
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