Marking The Sartorialist’s first video debut, Scott Schuman reveals Lunch for 25. Featuring the dapper cognoscenti at Pitti Uomo, the heavyweight summit includes cameos by Nick Wooster, Simone Righi and of course Mr. Schuman. With the aid of Garance Doré, frame after frame of well executed personal trimmings mark a visually awesome assembly. If only we could be a fly on the wall at such a meet – that role surprisingly went to Kanye West. For now pull back a chair and pour yourself a limoncello, The Sartorialist’s Lunch for 25 will provide the dash of sprezzatura.
Aspiring motorheads and learned gearheads, listen up. Every man should know what the hell a car’s differential is. Up for your enjoyment is a short produced by the folks at Chevrolet back in good ole’ 1937 and serves as the best explanation for the way a differential works that I have ever heard. One up your fellow man if you haven’t already and feast your eyes on the American automotive industry’s standard for production value in its Golden age, you will be glad you did.
For those of you who don’t know who Scott Schuman is, he is the chap behind the camera and popular internet publication known as the Sartorialist. Frequently inking a column for GQ, Mr. Schuman uses a discerning eye to highlight individuals with the gate and flare afforded by personal style. His subjects range from the disheveled bohemian to the tired road worker catching a break on a shady Neapolitan curb; they span the globe. All and all, the following is a piece on a fascinating photographer and observing life through the lens; people watching.
Most interestingly though, is his philosophy on starting something with limited knowledge. I’m fairly confident that every one of ourselves, can say the same about at least one important thing in our lives. Cheers.
The Sound of Clapton, Hendrix and Zappa. Brought to my attention from a close guitar aficionado friend of mine, is the new release of the short on the pedal that made rock history. The iconic Cry Baby, or the wah-wah pedal as it is also commonly known as, was the revolutionary sound behind the guitar of the 60s. Hendrix rocked his foot on it in London and made history in ’66. Many others followed. It was then that funk on the guitar was decidedly here to stay. Crank it up to 11, and enjoy the feedback.
Within is the video release in HD, complete with a video of Hendrix’s rendition of Voo Doo Child, for a textbook sample of the pedal and guitar’s eponymous voice.
It was said that Steve Mcqueen once gave up a night with his moviestar girlfriend at the time to re-wax his wax cotton Belstaff jacket. As classic and iconic as it is, the waxed cotton jacket commands the respect it deserves as one of the tried and true pillars of a man’s wardrobe to weather the elements. Lark in Vancouver has put together a short clip on the tradition of maintaining the Barbour jacket as it will most likely require a waxing in its long-life by your side.
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