On the lift by 10:15 on a beautiful day (with no crowds) at Hunter! #ski
After reading earlier this week about a professional photographer who recently sold the entirety of his DSLR outfit and replaced it with Fuji X cameras/lenses, I’ve been reconsidering the X100S, particularly for travel and everyday carry. With such a great form factor, and knowing that a pro has already put the camera through the paces of commercial and editorial work, what’s not to like here?
Let me know if you have any comments or feedback! And check out my photography here.
Out on GQ.com this week — a photo gallery of the apartment of Ernest Sabine, of Ernest Alexander fame. Through one of my friends who was one of EA’s original designers, I’ve had the privilege of meeting Ernest a few times. Really nice guy with a really good idea for bags and accessories! Check ‘em out here if you haven’t already.
The big news in fashion today — Blackstone, where I did my analyst program, acquired a 20% stake in Versace, valuing the company at $1.4 billion.
Amazing customer service from @classicspecs after my glasses broke earlier this month! Only $25 to replace the frames and free shipping both ways. Check ‘em out! (Though you won’t find these online since they’re discontinued)
Check out the great GQ coverage of my friend Andrew’s label 3sixteen! Also, keep your eyes peeled for ST cut jeans at Club Monaco soon. Aaron Levine knows good stuff when he sees it. ;)
This decanter is SICKKKK. Would love to pick up one of these one they’re back in stock.
Big e-commerce news of the week! Goldman will reportedly be the lead banker on the offering, expected to take place in Q3 2014.
This watch, made by British watchmaker Bremont in conjunction with the Bletchley Park Trust, caretaker of the UK’s main codebreaking center during World War II, features punch cards from the original decrypting machines, and wood from the floorboards of one of the main buildings.
For those of you who love history, horology, computing, or any combination of the above, this is a dream come true! $22K at Mr Porter.
Update: Already sold out! Nuts.
It’s a sad day when a New York institution that’s been around for more than a century has to close its doors, but it looks like that’s what has to happen with the venerable J. Press. Tomorrow is the last day the flagship on Madison Avenue will be open, so drop by if you want to say your goodbyes!
I picked up a nice alpaca wool university stripe hat earlier this week as a farewell present, but hopefully J. Press will be back in New York City by 2015.