Mark D. Chou

Fashion, design, photography, technology, music, sports.
Mark Proposes to Mara — Minnow Park Photography
Sorry for the lack of updates lately — I’ve been busy with jury duty as well as a few other things… Oh, did I mention that I got engaged this past weekend? :) Here are the fantastic photos from Minnow Park Photography so you can see how it all went down!!

Mark Proposes to Mara — Minnow Park Photography

Sorry for the lack of updates lately — I’ve been busy with jury duty as well as a few other things… Oh, did I mention that I got engaged this past weekend? :) Here are the fantastic photos from Minnow Park Photography so you can see how it all went down!!

On the lift by 10:15 on a beautiful day (with no crowds) at Hunter! #ski

Amazon.com: Fujifilm X100S 16 MP Digital Camera
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.

Amazon.com: Fujifilm X100S 16 MP Digital Camera

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.

Gentleman’s Quarters: Ernest Alexander Sabine’s NYC Apartment

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.

Gentleman’s Quarters: Ernest Alexander Sabine’s NYC Apartment

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.

Versace Agrees to Sell Stake to Blackstone - NYTimes.com
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.

Versace Agrees to Sell Stake to Blackstone - NYTimes.com

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.

Best Umbrellas - Gear Patrol

+1 for London Undercover, which makes some really nice umbrellas, in my opinion… They’re a magnitude less pricey than those from SAB, to boot. I picked my double-layer umbrella up at Club Monaco.

Best Umbrellas - Gear Patrol

+1 for London Undercover, which makes some really nice umbrellas, in my opinion… They’re a magnitude less pricey than those from SAB, to boot. I picked my double-layer umbrella up at Club Monaco.

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)

Daily Endorsement: 3sixteen Khaki Selvedge Chino: The GQ Eye: GQ on Style: GQ
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. ;)

Daily Endorsement: 3sixteen Khaki Selvedge Chino: The GQ Eye: GQ on Style: GQ

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. ;)

English Crystal Spirits Decanter - Kaufmann Mercantile

This decanter is SICKKKK. Would love to pick up one of these one they’re back in stock.

English Crystal Spirits Decanter - Kaufmann Mercantile

This decanter is SICKKKK. Would love to pick up one of these one they’re back in stock.

Gilt Groupe to Go Public, Likely in Third Quarter IPO | Re/code

Big e-commerce news of the week! Goldman will reportedly be the lead banker on the offering, expected to take place in Q3 2014.

Gilt Groupe to Go Public, Likely in Third Quarter IPO | Re/code

Big e-commerce news of the week! Goldman will reportedly be the lead banker on the offering, expected to take place in Q3 2014.

Bremont Codebreaker GMT Chronograph | MR PORTER
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.
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Update: Already sold out! Nuts.

Bremont Codebreaker GMT Chronograph | MR PORTER

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.

Heuer Carrera on the wrist today as @marameasor and I kick off MLK Day with some brunch! @tagheuer