July 6, 2013
I haven’t posted in a while. I’ve been dancing a lot. Lately I did this performance at Beantown. That is all.
November 13, 2011
For dancing. Gingham comforter for sleeping.
August 16, 2011
So I’ve been pretty busy the past few months. Here are some updates:
-I started taking swing dancing classes at Dance Manhattan. At first I was just doing some dabbling but it’s stuck and now dancing is one of my new favorite things. So much so that I’m going to do some traveling to other cities next year (for dancing) and go to dance camp. Yes, dance camp. I started off taking East Coast Swing classes, but I’ve advanced over the past few months and now I’m working on Lindy Hop, Charleston , and Jazz moves as well. I really like the Charleston and the many variations of it. Aside from that, I’ve dabbled a little bit in Balboa and next month I’m taking a Collegiate Shag class. I think for the remainder of the year I’m going to focus mostly on Lindy Hop and Charleston and try to “catch up”.
-I moved from Williamsburg to my own place in Greenpoint. I love my neighborhood and I’m pumped about living alone and having a place to myself. I’m currently working on decorating and making the place my own, which I’ve never really had the opportunity to do in the past. I’m trying to balance being tasteful with being lazy, hopefully it works out.
–Bedford & Grove is still in the works. We’re hoping to start pursuing it more aggressively next month, once our new website is finished and we start going to buyers to get our stuff in stores.
-I bought a new bike. It’s a Linus. Here it is in Mcgolrick Park in Greenpoint:
April 13, 2011
As I’ve mentioned previously, I’ve been working on a menswear line the past year or so and we’ve just released some dress and sport shirts. As a man who wears shirts (and obviously biased towards my own designs and company), I’m really happy with the end results with the factory we worked with. All the fabrics are from London and the manufacturing is done in the USA. Below is a shot of one of my favorite shirts from this first line, but please head over to our main site and check out the rest.
December 27, 2010
I purchased these shoes in the past month or so. These are Ralph Lauren Darlton wingtips made by Crockett & Jones (an English shoemaker) using cigar shell cordovan from Horween. These are solid shoes that will probably last the rest of my life. I highly recommend these to anyone looking for a shortwing. When I first decided to get new shoes I knew I wanted a sort of wingtip in cigar shell cordovan, but I couldn’t decide between a shortwing, longwing, or a wingtip boot. These got my attention and after finding a good deal on them I pulled the trigger. The color, leather, last, and styling on these are all amazing, and they work with almost any outfit.
November 14, 2010
A while back I bought the above Alden Shell Cordovan pocket knife holder and pocket knife. As an experiment, I decided to try out sun-bleaching leather, and this seemed to be a good item to try it with. After about 1-2 months of being taped to my west-facing window, the branded side has become many shades lighter from sun exposure. This could be done to shoes, belts, and watchbands with some very interesting effects as the sun lightens portions of the leather differently. Just remember if you’re doing this to shoes you should condition the leather afterwards, because in addition to lightening the sun will also dry out the leather, shortening its lifespan.
October 23, 2010
My business partner and I were photographed on Broadway last weekend. It was cool boot day.