“New Year’s Day–Now is the accepted time to make your regular annual good resolutions. Next week you can begin paving hell with them as usual.” -Mark Twain
Archive for the ‘Fun’ Category
The guys behind the Brooklyn Flea Market — a weekly market historically outside — have decided to move things indoors starting January 9. The new location is 1 Hanson Place, alternatively known as the Williamsbug Savings Bank Tower in Fort Greene, Brooklyn. This giant venue will even accomodate food vendors. But the real reason we’re telling you: with more than 100 vendors, the Brooklyn Flea Market is a great and now, warm, place to snag awesome vintage goods from horned rim glasses to interesting clothing to great antique Americana. The market runs on Saturdays and Sundays.
So its finally the week of Christmas, which means you haven’t gotten all of your shopping done if you’re anything like us. Luckily, we’ve put together 5 gifts that every guy will love and 2 that ought to work for any of your lady friends. We’ve also chosen from labels and stores that are all around the country so you can get them in-store with shipping getting awful iffy as we near the big day.
Every guy needs a pair (or five) of great cashmere socks. We’re tired of guys wearing crappy dress socks, or even worse, white gym socks with their dress shoes. We’re also tired of guys wearing black socks with every pair of shoes they have, how about a little creativity? That’s why we’ve highlighted the gorgeous red tipped socks because they’ll show some sartorial ability without going overboard. Get them for $44.50 at J. Crew.
Another thing we’re tired of is guys wearing crappy ties. That means you Mr. Vineyard Vines. How about something a little classier this Christmas? This perfectly trim repp tie by Ralph Lauren gives off a great Mad Men vibe that will look great with nearly anything. Pick it up for $80 at Ralph Lauren.
Like good wine? Yeah you do. Well then you ought to take a look at Wall Street Wine. If you haven’t heard about it, the WSJ has put together a site that sells some of their favorite wines. They look for young labels that are making some great wines and they sell them to you for around $10 a bottle. If you decide to join, every three months their experts put together a 12 bottle sampler and reserve one for you. Of course you don’t have to buy the sampler every three months, which starts at a trial price of $70 and then increases to $140, subsequently. If you’re looking to get into the wine game, you can try out some stellar wines as chosen by some of the foremost experts out there. Check out the site here.
Leave it to the Japanese to create a suit that actually prevents against swine flu. When the flu became an epidemic last year, Japanese scientists started developing this suit that dissolves bacteria that touches in under 3 hours. The reason is that they’ve coated the suit in titanium dioxide, commonly found in toothpaste. Apparently, the coating should stay on through the first couple of washes, so you should stay swine-free for at least the rest of the season. The suits will be released tomorrow and come in charcoal, medium grey, navy, and grey pinstripe. You can get yours for $650, provided you live in Japan.
Esquire dropped a guide to shopping on their site today (clearly trying to compete with our Prepidemic Guides). We think it’s a great play on their part as guys need an idea of what to look for when they head off to the shops. If a guy can feel comfortable, then he can have successful trip, but if he feels out of place then he’ll want to run for the hills. Now it isn’t the best list in the world–perhaps we will make a better one–but it’s something that guys should read before heading out this fall. We particularly think the allowance they set on how much you should spend is very interesting and their printable sizing card is great. Check out Esquire’s guide to shopping here.