Thursday, December 23, 2010

Monday, December 20, 2010

HIT: Baxter Blue Steel "Not a Replica" Straight Razor

Use this bad boy daily, and walk around with that 007, "I just cheated death, bitches," chip on your shoulder.

From their site,"The Hart Steel razor blade is predominately a hand made product, and all of the processes are completed in Northern Michigan by skilled artisans. Hart Steel is tested at a Rockwell hardness of 63, which gives one╩╝s razor the sharpest and most long-lasting edge possible. Artisan Technicians, from start to finish, hand grind, mark, sharpen and assemble each razor. Each AT personally stamps each razor to indicate his craftsmanship. The Horse Butt Leather used was chosen since it has a natural beauty and durability."

Get one here.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

HIT: Silver Retro Airplane Cufflinks

Neither my father nor grandfather was much of a French cuff guy, so I'm not going to be inheriting any cuff-links. And although I've been getting by on those silk barrels for a few years, it's time that I get in the game.

Now, of course, I plan on remedying the dearth of heirloom cuff-links in the fam by one day investing in a nice monogrammed set for my kid or nephew or whatever. But for now, I'll happily settle for these from Fine and Dandy Shop. They're affordable (Tiffany sells a similar set for $200), silver, art-deco, and fun-without-being-silly.

While you're there, check out the rest of Fine and Dandy. They've got great stuff at reasonable prices.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

INTEL: Italian Tailors

O'MAST from Kid Dandy on Vimeo.

If you think caring about how you dress makes you soft, watch this fantastic video of Italian tailors talking about their trade. I think you'll feel differently. From Inquiring Minds.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

HIT: Florsheim Veblen

Wingtips are super hot at the moment, but almost any pair worth having is going to cost well over $200.

Now, don't get me wrong. I don't think that's too much to pay for a fine pair of shoes. But when you walk to work every day, your kicks take a beating. It's hard to justify shelling out serious cash for something you'll tear up in a few months.

Enter the Florsheim Veblen. Modeled after their legendary Kenmoor Long Wing ($225), these look great but retail at $160. Use your trusty 15 percent-off discount code - try 1012 or 8052 - and they're only about $136.

I've got one pair already, and I'm already toying with the idea of getting a second. They're that nice.

Order direct from Florsheim here.

Monday, November 22, 2010

SOUNDS: Sufjan Stevens "Too Much"

From Sufjan's amazing new The Age of Adz. God bless this man for not getting dull.