Friday, October 30, 2009


Violinist/Art Collector Louis Kaufman by Milton Avery.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Calvin Klein Collection Donegal Tweed Suit

Italo Zucchelli designed this number. It's getting to be that time when you ought to get out the tweeds.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Glacier National Park, Montana

Bears live here. Don't forget to lock all the foodstuffs in the car or suspend them in bags from tree branches.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Montana Watch Company

You might think you recognize these watches from any number of photographs in any number of Ken Burns' documentaries about 19th century America. Such watches might have been on the grainy wrists of Union officers or Western frontiersmen. But you can't remember now. You fought to stay awake through umpteen hours in the name of learning and in order to support public television. Alas, the soft banjo underscoring lulled you to sleep.

No, you're not familiar with these watches. Two to three hundred of them are currently made per year in Livingston, Montana, by Montana Watch Company. Founded by Jeffrey Nashan, the company's mission is to "rebuild the great American heyday of watchmaking one watch at a time, to rekindle the spirit of the West and produce high quality American timepieces."
Brigadier Field Watch.
Model 1930 with Western Single-Point Engraving.
Officer's Watch.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Filippa K

This is a photograph of Filippa Knutsson.
In 1993, she and Patrik Kihlborg founded the Stockholm-based fashion label, Filippa K.
Simple, sophisticated, elegant clothing for men and women.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Mundaka, Basque Country, Spain

Sean Rowland took these photographs of this tiny Basque fishing village for Surfline. As always, click images to enlarge.
It just so happens that the town is home to one of the greatest and most fickle waves on the planet. The rivermouth sandbar must form. The tide must be receding. The swell and the wind must be just the right direction. If it all comes together, as it did last week, it looks like this.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

A Broken Umbrella Theatre: Thunderbolt

If you are in New Haven, Connecticut, on Saturday, October 31, check out A Broken Umbrella Theatre's original production of Thunderbolt. This theatrical event, complete with spectacle and music, brings to life a true story about Captain Thunderbolt, a notorious New England highwayman and pirate. The information is below, or you can visit

Monday, October 19, 2009

j.a. daye: Moustache

The good folks at j.a. daye were kind enough to pass along information about Moustache, their Hong Kong-based, ready-to-wear menswear line. The idea was "to design a casual, tropical 'weekend' wardrobe to compliment their year-old custom tailored collection, j.a. daye." In addition to their vintage-inspired clothes, they will soon introduce small leather goods, canvas bags and totes, shoes, and grooming products. Here are some pictures.
If you are in Hong Kong, check out the flagship Moustache store at 31 Aberdeen St, Central. You can also visit them on the web at, or check out their blog,, which will keep you in the loop.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

j.a. daye

j.a. daye is designer Ellis Kreuger's "idea of what a good 21st Century tailor should be: a bespoke experience for a generation raised on the ease of ready-to-wear shopping [and] classic styles made with a modern point of view in unexpected colors and fabrics."

Based in Hong Kong, the idea is that you visit, select garments from the collection, measure yourself (detailed step-by-step instructions are on the website), and place your order. The construction and tailoring are done promptly by craftsmen in Hong Kong and shipped to you. Not a bad idea.

Saturday, October 17, 2009