Weekend Reading

I know, I know. It’s been a hot minute since I posted anything, but I do have a few things in the works for next week. I’m hoping to get back to the consistency I had last year with posts and reviews. Life always seem to be crazy, and I can’t continue to use that as an excuse to not write.

I think it’s tough to write a blog day in and day out with little to no feedback from the majority of your audience. I didn’t realize that would be a challenge I would face when I started writing this blog. (I’ve also recently been sucked into the eternal political black hole that is Twitter). I’m also not saying that I need more feedback from any readers. I just need to do a better job of writing for the sake of writing and find self-appreciation what I do. (Of course a share or a retweet or comment wouldn’t hurt either)

Anyway, I pulled together some extra links this week, including a few quality Memorial Day sales.

I love this take on using your building block clothes repeatedly.

Justin Trudeau is definitely one of the best dressed world leaders out there.

J. Crew is running 30% off with the code SWEET this weekend. They are even including sale items like this field mechanic jacket.

If a company is still in business one hundred years later, they must be doing something right.

This a a great starting place to understand how a suit should fit.

Charles Tyrwhitt is offering 20% off EVERYTHING this weekend with the code MEMDAY. That drops this coat down to around $160!

A fascinating deep dive into the world of shirting fabric mills.

West Coast Shaving released a new line of shaving brushes, and Mark put together a wonderful write-up on the entire collection.

With Prince Philip’s retirement, MR Porter took a look at his incredible style over the decades.

Not many things scream summer more than BBQ.

Brooks Brothers is selling two polos for $99. I’m a big fan of the slim fit shirts.

Still not convinced that single edge blades are giving you the best shaves? Make sure you’re not making one of these mistakes.

My hair is absolutely not what is used to be. I’ll use any trick I can to keep it looking thicker.

I recently recommended this burr grinder to a friend, and he loves it. The beans are ground evenly ensuring your coffee brews more consistently and with better flavor. It’s one of the best things I bought this year.

No romp-hims on this list.

I rely a lot on layers for style in the colder months. But what should I wear in the summer?

My Favorite Podcasts Right Now

My Favorite Podcasts Right Now

I spend a decent amount of time in the car by myself. Early morning drives to and from the gym, errands almost every day, occasional drives into Philadelphia. At this point in my life, I’ve gotten to the point where normal radio usually bores me. Sure, I’ll throw on some music if I’m not in the mood to pay attention and just drive. But I mostly prefer to listen to something enriching or entertaining.

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April Instagram Round-Up

April Instagram Round-Up

In the past week and a half I’ve post five different outfit on Instagram, while not writing too many posts. I did, however, get a few questions on what some of the clothes I was wearing were and where to buy them. So I thought it might be a good idea to run through those pictures and provide that requested information.

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Weekend Reading

It is pouring today. I mean it’s one of those drenching days where the rain started before I was awake and won’t stop until after I go to bed. I’m always so unproductive on days like these. I get so sluggish and lazy. Even writing this post is tough. I keep looking out the window, checking Twitter, getting a snack (that I don’t need to be eating), etc. I even worked out this morning and everything. That usually gives me a boost of energy. But my focus is just lacking today. Of course being self-employed doesn’t help. I don’t a boss to direct me or the possibility of losing my job to motivate me. So how do I push through? I don’t. I lean into it. Small spurts of work peppered with minor distractions. Eventually, the work sessions lengthen and the breaks dwindle as I find my words.

Another good idea is to share a bunch of links of other people’s work. People who were able to push through their work to create some really great content which I hope you enjoy!

There were two fantastic articles on Sharpologist this month. One about the rise of affordable badger brushes and the most detailed review of Proraso’s products that I have ever seen.

These are another great value-priced option for badger shaving brushes.

Some great tips here on dressing with a modicum of maturity.

I’m obsessed with this sweater. It’s a shame I can’t wear it any more until next fall, but if I were you I would get it now when it’s on sale.

Did you ever wonder why we wear some of the things we wear?

This is one of the best spring/summer fragrances. Time to restock before it gets warm.

I’m terrible at kicking up a conversation with someone I don’t know. I’ll have to use some of Ashley’s ideas the next time I feel awkward.

I’m definitely getting these slip-ons for casual warm days this summer.

Fascinating read from Brian about this (way out of my price range) watch.

Jack Black has been my go-to fash wash of late. I love the clay and glycolic acid combination.

I love movies. I love style. What more is there to say?