Random Thursday: The Tuesday Edition

Hey, it’s been awhile! Glad you stopped by, although I’m not fooling myself by thinking it’s for any reason other than you’re bored to death by social distancing and the continuous stream of bad news on the doorstep (quick…name a song with that phrase!). Regardless, I’m happy to see you and to serve you some… Continue reading Random Thursday: The Tuesday Edition

Band of Bow Tie Brothers

The first rule of Fight Club is: you do not talk about Fight Club. –Fight Club, in apparent violation of its own rule Unlike with Fight Club (and very much like CrossFit fanatics/Vegan dieters/Gluten-free adherents) the first rule of bow tie wearers is: You talk about it. I’ve learned the truth of this only lately.… Continue reading Band of Bow Tie Brothers

Categorized as Fashion

I say manly affection; you say assault and battery. ToMAYto, ToMAHto.

Since time immemorial, it’s been the duty of uncles to harass nephews at every turn, particularly  during family reunions. This is a manly way of displaying affection without, you know, being affectionate. Both sides know their roles, generally speaking, and the tradition is passed down through the generations. I have only one nephew, and that… Continue reading I say manly affection; you say assault and battery. ToMAYto, ToMAHto.

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The shoe must go on

Here’s a photo of what arguably is the most compelling conversation piece in the history of pieces of conversation: No, not the sock – although shark socks definitely haven’t yet jumped the you-know-what. It’s the shoe, seen here in fashionable out-of-focus fashion (hey, you try taking a surreptitious photo with your phone in Sunday School… Continue reading The shoe must go on

Shoe Blues

I put on my cycling shoes yesterday and, boy, was I surprised to look down and see this: Shocking, right? They just don’t make shoes like they used to. Where’s the pride of craftsmanship, the burning desire to create goods that stand the test of time? I mean, if a pair of cycling shoes will… Continue reading Shoe Blues

Categorized as Cycling, Fashion

Shoe Down

Looks like a muddy shoe, doesn’t it? Only it’s not. It’s what a spontaneously delaminating Tecnica hiking boot looks like, and it’s not a pretty sight…nor a pleasant experience when it happens while one is walking across a parking lot in a rainstorm. That’s precisely what happened to Debbie yesterday. She wore these boots to… Continue reading Shoe Down

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Awesome All-Stars

So, Converse gives you the power to design your own All-Stars, a sure sign that the Apocalypse is still a ways off. And not only can you customize the regular ol’ canvas sneaker, but they also provide a patent leather version as a blank canvas on which to paint your footly masterpiece. Can I resist?… Continue reading Awesome All-Stars

The TSA and Manly Footwear

Just as you should take care about what you say around TSA screeners, so should you pay attention to what they say — or don’t say — around you.