Shortlist #3 ~ Pop Up Flea Edition

05/12/2011 § 3 Comments

This weekend I joined nearly everyone and their momma and attended the 4th annual Pop Up Flea put up by A Continuous Goldberg.  Happy to support quality goods and the craftspeople who make them, I did come away with few small items of note.

Billykirk No.155 card case with flap.  I’ve been in the market for a card case for a bit as I previously purchased a gorgeous mother-of-pearl antique case that proved a bit too delicate to be tossed into my purse.  I was able to choose the leather, stitching color, add my initials and watch the whole thing come together in minutes, completely original and just for me.  I’m especially looking forward to seeing the leather with a bit of age on it.  Want your own?  Head here.

Sidenote: My beautiful calling cards are also made right here in New York by the folks at Terrapin Stationers.

Items of note: green stitching and the external pocket.

Pierrepont Hicks Field Bow Tie.  Ladies and gentlemen, we’ve officially entered bow tie territory.  A festive bit of tartan and shantung, this reversible tie is going to be perfect for the impending holiday season.  I’m very excited to wear my first bow tie — once I can master tying it, that is.  This tie is now unfortunately sold out, but do peruse the rest of the Pierrepont Hicks bow ties and neckties, all lovely and all made in New York.

Sea Salt Soaps from Three Potato Four.  Made from a Swedish formula with an invigorating, fresh scent, this sea salt soap caught my eye first with its clean packaging and completely sold itself once I took a whiff.  Added bonus: it’s made in the USA and is also good for shaving.  You can purchase your own from Three Potato Four here, a lovely Philadelphia vintage home decor and curiosities shop with a great online storefront you can visit here.

Gun dog print from Wooden Sleepers.  I got a dog!  Well, kinda.  Was pleased to pick up this vintage print of an English Pointer from Brian Davis of Wooden Sleepers.  It’s one of a kind, so you can’t have mine, but you can keep your eye on the online shop in case Brian finds anything similar.

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His & Hers: Summer Uniform

20/04/2011 § 4 Comments

Gents, you’ll know I really like you when I steal that perfectly broken-in shirt of yours and refuse to give it back.  When asked for its return, I’ll probably try to remind you that you gave it to me (and I’ll be lying).  For the girls like me who love to steal clothes from their boys (and for the boys who love their little closet thieves), an idea for a shared summer uniform for S/S 2011:

Via J.Crew: Unisex Saint James® Meridien II nautical tee
Girls, your true size will be beautifully slouchy.
For a more fitted look, go a size down.

Via J.Crew: Secret Wash lightweight button-down solid shirt
Available in slim/extra small, a perfectly gauzy summer shirt.

Via J.Crew: Chambray club short
Happened upon these at the Liquor Store.
Planning to wear them a bit loose with a cuff.

Via Zappos: Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Core Ox
A classic. No need to justify.

Billykirk x Opening Ceremony 16″ Medium Carryall – Navy Stripe – 165-RS
Completely in love with this Billykirk carryall.
May be a bit busy for most men to carry, but if I saw a gent with this bag,
I’d know we were meant to be together forever.
…or at least for S/S 2011.

Quite Continental Wants: BillyKirk No.165 Medium Carryall

03/02/2011 § 2 Comments

This Christmas I received a beautiful new MacBook Air and have been on the lookout for a bag stylish enough to carry it in.  I’ve had this waxed canvas and leather BillyKirk Carryall stuck in my mind since seeing it a few days ago and I think it might just be the one.  Large enough to fit up to a 17″ laptop, my 11″ MacBook Air will fit with room to spare in the two interior pockets.  Especially love how this bag is reminiscent of a rustic doctor’s bag, with the hinged opening, top handles and double buckle closures.  Sensibly, it also has an adjustable shoulder/cross-body strap for days when you have your hands full.  This is definitely more masculine than some of the other options I had been contemplating, but I think my ramblings around New York (and yet-to-be-determined points beyond) require a tough bag like the No.165.

The BillyKirk No.165 Medium Carryall is made in the USA and comes in four colors, but my money’s on the sienna waxed canvas shown above.

Scoop it here.

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