My high school coaches never really wore awesome coach’s jackets. Maybe that’s why every team I’ve ever been on lost pretty much every game we ever played. Although Coach Jones did drive an awesomely beat up El Camino that we would often steal and load practically the whole team in the back bed but once Bart fell out while we were driving pretty fast and fucked his leg up so badly that he didn’t play for the rest of the season. Coach never really seemed to care. Come to think of it, I’m pretty sure he was drunk at most of the practices. And the games. And during school.
I’m gonna go buy this Coach’s Jacket from Rogue Territory and grieve my troubled childhood.
Been on that hunt for a poor man’s Visvim suede? Look no further than these Trigenic Flex from Clarks. Although I’m pretty certain that Trigenic is the type of toothpaste my wife purchases with triple fluoride cavity fighting action. I’m not sure if Clarks is collaborating with the toothpaste brand to produce these or if they come with a free tube of the stuff or anything, but the Flex part sounds dope. Flex on gingivitis, gents.
More info at East Dane.
You’re probably drinking too much. No judgement here, big guy. Much like my mornings are regulated by coffee, my evenings are justly so by bourbon. But if you’re looking to up your alcohol intake to the time in-between, this next level copper flask might just be for you. This Bromwell flask is made in the U.S. from solid copper, won’t rust and comes with a lifetime guarantee, which may or may not be a good deal depending on how often you fill it up and drink it dry. But here’s to betting cheap bourbon even tastes a little better coming out of this thing.
More info at Context.
Other than abs, the best thing you can have going for you during swim suit season is a well-fitting pair of trunks. More often than not my go-to is the Bulldog from Orelbar Brown. There’s nothing flashy here, just a great minimalistic pair of swim shorts that cut the needless giant cargo pockets or troublesome drawstrings. And while you can spice it up with the patterned variety in the top photo, I prefer to save the floral print for my shirt and opt for the streamlined approach of a solid coloration.
Price and purchase info at Need Supply.
These new Hill-side sneakers are all kinds of awesome. Sure, they look fantastic and have a ton of details to brag about as with most Hill-side garments¹ but my lazy ass is most about the velcro strap closure. After coveting the ease of all my kids shoes with velcro straps, I’m making the switch. It’s only velcro shoes for me from here on out. Living like a kid is dope. I’m gonna go watch Adventure Time and eat a shit-ton² of pudding packs. I’m still debating adult diapers. I’ll keep you posted.
More details at The Hill-side.
¹ Ethically manufactured in Japan at one of the world’s oldest sneaker factories and inspired by a rare US Military “Delta shoe” from the early 1970s, which was used for wading in shallow water, and as a non-combat shoe in wet and humid conditions, etc., etc., etc.
² While reasonably difficult to quantify and widely adaptable depending on the person and the item(s) in reference, in this instance, shit-ton, can be defined as 8 pudding packs.
East Dane’s Friends and Family Sale is up and running with 30% off storewide between April 5th through the 9th (sale specifics here). While you may not be a friend or family member anyone from the ED crew, you can still take advantage of the site wide price drop with the code “INTHEFAM” at checkout. Whether you’re looking to get some spring/summer vibes injected into your wardrobe or splurge on that big-ticket item you’ve talked yourself out of too many times, East Dane’s wide ranging inventory will have you covered. Take a look at a few of my favorite pieces in the Assemblage below and click out on the titles for further details and purchase info.
I don’t really know the difference between Nike and NikeLab but this NikeLab Parka looks incredible. Apparently it’s constructed from a showerproof polyester, so you can pretty much use it in the shower to wash your hair and face but keep your chest and upper crotch area bone dry, if that’s your thing. Pretty sure it wouldn’t work well in a bathtub though. For that you’d need some sort of wetsuit. As far as I know Nike (and or NikeLab) hasn’t made one of those just yet. Or you could just wear it as a regular rain jacket.