I’m a loafer lover but have always had an inauspicious relationship with bit loafers. Mostly because they’re usually referred to as horsebit loafers, which is a loathsome designation. I’m not some equestrian activist who detests the idea of using a restrictive metal instrument to forcibly covert a horse to a means of conveyance or anything, I just really think it sounds terrible. A shitty name can ruin pretty much anything. Sophomore year of undergrad I went on a date with this girl named Bernice and while she was both attractive and engaging, it was over before it started. What was I suppose to do you guys, her friends called her Bernie! I just couldn’t move forward thinking about all the Weekend at Bernie’s jokes I’d have to hear. That’s why I’m all for OSB deciding to dub these as bit loafers.
From OSB, “With a nod to tradition, the Oak Street Bootmakers Bit Loafer is a shoe that is instantly familiar, yet boldly unique. The upper is hand-sewn in Maine with Horween® calfskin leathers, calfskin lining, leather sole, stacked leather heel with dovetail toplift, and brass and nickel horsebit hardware. Handcrafted in the USA.”
Jump on ‘em at Oak Street.
Buckles are straight lame you guys. Oh, you want all of us to witness the glory of your immaculate belt buckle? Who are you, the reigning WWF Intercontinental Champion? Speaking of the Intercontinental Championship, how the hell is that different from just the regular World Championship? Which particular continents can’t the Intercontinental Champ claim wrestling supremacy?
And did you know Macho Man’s actual name is Randy Mario Poffo? That name might very well be a better ring name than Randy Savage. Also, Ricky “the Dragon” Steamboat’s real name is Richard Henry Blood. That’s right, my man could’ve gone with the wrestling moniker DRAGON DICK BLOOD! His match finishing move could’ve been a headbutt to the groin off the top turnbuckle, appropriately dubbed, Beowulf’s Bane, aka the Ball Buster. So many missed opportunities.
Anyway, this Billykirk belt is over at Need Supply.
All shoe images should have a copious grouping of bourbon showcased in the background. I’m fairly certain that a stockpile of whiskey makes every photo a better photo. I mean, maybe not the pictures of you holding an infant or anything newborn related but definitely product photos.
I’m wondering if these green chukkas are as amazing as I think they are or if I’m being entranced by the bourbon backdrop. I’m not an alcoholic or anything but I’m going to pour myself a drink and order these shoes now. Ok, ok, I’m going to pour myself another drink and order these shoes now. Shut up.
More info on these at Leather Soul.
If you weren’t privy to the controversial post on the rigid J.Crew chinos over at ACL yesterday, give it a go for some humorous reading in the comments section from dudes who take trousers way too seriously. For what it’s worth, here are the RRL Officers Chino angrily referenced by every other commentator. Actually, it was kind of nice to see the comments section being blown up again by assholes and aficionados. Reminds me of old times from back in the day in the blogosphere.
This Beams Plus Suede Trucker Jacket is loaded with high specialization like chrome tanned goat leather. Pretty much any chrome tanned small livestock animal ranks just right below whiskey shell cordovan in hides, which is pretty stinking high on the animal epidermis list. And having a type I trucker is like having type I diabetes, in that people will know you’ve been on the trucker jacket game since childhood and not some type II adult-onset trucker fucker.
From End, “An updated version of a classic silhouette, Beams Plus have reworked the classic trucker jacket as part of their AW14 collection. Constructed from chrome tanned goat leather with a suede exterior and nappa lining designed to age and patina perfectly with wear, it is cut in a classic cropped silhouette and features a variety of authentic detailing. Keeping to the instantly recognisable detailing of this traditional design, it has two chest pockets, a panelled chest and an adjustable hem.”
East Dane’s Friends and Family Sale is up and running and while you may not be a friend or family member to a damn soul from the ED crew, you can still take advantage of the site wide price drop. Great time to stock up on staples that never go on sale individually or splurge on that big-ticket item you’ve talked yourself out of too many times. Just enter discount code “FAMILY25″ at checkout and get 25% off storewide between October 14th-18th. Take a look at a few of my favorite pieces in the Assemblage below and click out on the images for further details and purchase info.
Nigel Cabourn and Filson teamed up to solve all your outerwear problems with this cape jacket. I’m not really sure how the “cape” comes into play other than just in the name but it does add a certain gravitas and you and I both know that outerwear is nothing without gravitas. Well, nothing except an item to protect you from the elements, which is kind of the whole purpose of the damn thing. I mean, staying warm and dry is super important and all, but I’d still prefer mine with the addition of gravitas if given the option.
Hit up Context for jacket purchase possibilities.