Wednesday, July 30, 2014

We Changing Things Round Here

It's been a looooonnngggg time, and I know I haven't posted in awhile, but Change Gone Come.  Yes it is.

I'm currently working on a completely new layout, to enhance your experience whether on mobile, tablet, computer, you get it.

So please be patient, I got hot FIRE for you (In my Dylan voice).

Until then, feel free to check out some of my earlier posts. Those are good too!

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Weekend Series: Pop Up Flea

Yes, we all love the weekend. And at times there’s nothing more refreshing, than a men's pop up shop. It’s unexpected, it’s unconventional, and extremely personal. For the most part a brand is well a brand, however, when you get the opportunity to meet the people who work within/for the brand. It adds another layer to the brand’s story, it strengthens your connection with the brand.

What I've grown to love about these up-and-coming menswear brands, is the refinement in the details. Nothing overtly showy, often a dash of prep, with functionality being the true selling point. There's nothing more disappointing than flash with no functionality. This partly contributes to my lack of allure for streetwear, it can super flashy with lack of focus or purpose in my opinion. 

All in All, I saw some pretty cool-ish, met some ambitious folks.  And re-engaged my passion for menswear, I would say it was a solid weekend. 

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

The Must Have Sneaker for this Spring/Summer..

After a long winter, and a spring that's been on consistent delay. Perhaps it's safe to say, that spring is here and summer may be closer than you think.  Which means it's time to reassess your sneaker situation, and find something that makes sense for the season.

Yes desert boots are cool, but when it's 70-80 degrees outside, you're gonna need a sneaker that matches the rest of your attire. Therefore, behold the classic/essential kicks below: 

(Nike for J.Crew KillShot 2) 

Find these bad boy at J.Crew for about $70.  Keep it tailored. 

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Weekend Series: Mimi's Hummus (Ditmas Park, Brooklyn)

Over the past two years, I have to admit that Brooklyn has become my second home. For a number of reasons obviously, but if I had to narrow it down to three things, I would have to say:

1. I find it rather cool that such a large amount of people with good taste, great style, and strong opinons live within one borough.  I mean the other 4 boroughs are cool, but we all know, it's nothing like BK.

2. Coffee shops galore, all within two or three blocks of each other, a coffee lovers wet dream (too much?)

3. When your favorite restaurant is booked, you wander down the street and find another.

Which is why I choose to write this post, see finding something good to eat in NJ is a hassle. We're surrounded by a string of chain restaurants, which is cool every now and again. However I feel Saturday brunch or dinner, should be reserved for something invorigating, a break from the norm is the goal.

After utter disgust at the fact, that I couldn't eat at my "new" favorite restaurant in Ditmas Park.  I began to my stroll back down Cortelyou Road, and noticed a restaurant dedicated to hummus.  Even though I felt it was strange, I was still curious to see, how a restaurant dedicated to hummus kept the lights on?

Shortly after placing my order, and receiving my dish below - The Filo. I began to understand that you could indeed keep the lights on, serving hummus. The combination of ground beef and spices/ beet salad and green tahini, could very well keep people coming back.

The setting was intimate, with no more than 5-6 tables, this is a place you take that someone you're trying to impress, but in a more genuine way. No bottle service, no $100 entrees, just good food and good vibes.

Mimi's Hummus
1209 Cortelyou Rd
Brooklyn, NY 11218
(718) 284-4444