Friday Wrap-up: July 15

Refinery 29 caught up with Jeff today and snapped a quick photo. Athankyouverymuch for the shout, Amy and Shani.

On Jeff: Wax-coated jacket by Comune; button-up by Scotch and Soda; skull-and-bones bow tie by Rugby; white denim by A.P.C.; loafers by Allen Edmonds; bag by Jack Spade.

Elsewhere around the Interwebs:
  • An intriguing look into the world of handmade shoes. (Via You Have Broken The Internet.)
  • Lesson No. 124: Character Matters More Than Style. (Via American Gentleman.)
  • “A diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman’s birthday but never remembers her age.” (Via Robert Frost and Fresh Every Day.)
  • The Dark n’ Stormy. From the archives, a perfect summer drink now that it’s actually summer. (Via The Paupered Chef.)
Now: Get to the weekend!

Marta - I love the “Are you seriously talking to me?” look. Way to go!

The Thriftaholic (Leilani) - Aw, Jeff was the lone male blogger in the slideshow! Where was Seth?

PHOTOS: 8,000 Words on Dose Market in Chicago

July’s Dose Market, by all accounts, was a smashing success. The place was packed with loads of people—farandaway more than last time—possibly wooed by the promise of a complimentary Grant Achatz cocktail. We hear (and hope) there’s more menswear coming in the future.

Champagne cocktails from The Aviary (video).

Meat from Old Town Social. ‘Nuff said.

Tats of the trade.

Pure joy from Max Wastler (AllPlaidOut), ladies and gentlemen.

His and Hers - That looks so awesome. I must make the next one in August!!

April - Nice! Thanks, guys! And yes, more fun in the mens department at Dose Tres, August 14th!

midweSTYLE: A block away

Button-down shirts are an essential in a man’s wardrobe, or anyone’s wardrobe for that matter. Fit comes first, next the texture and weight and finally the print.
For summer, try a linen blend and then go from there. We’re digging this horizontal color-blocked shirt from Topman right now. It would even look nice paired with a navy or olive trouser going into fall.
How dope are these khaki-colored shades? A great alternate for the typical tortoise that we love.
The rucksack is a solid find, especially great for hauling items with a little more construction to them than the bag itself. Alone, the bag is a little floppy—but throw a blanket in it and bottle of wine inside the blanket and you’re good to go.

On Seth: Lavender block-stripe shirt ($56) courtesy of Topman; off-white tailored shorts ($70) courtesy of Topman; khaki circular sunglasses ($28) courtesy of Topman; canvas and leather rucksack (thrifted, $5); 106 “moc” leather shoe ($60) courtesy of Vans Shoes.

Photography by Jeff Kieslich.

dani - This is pretty much perfection.

<3 The Daily Dani

Blake - Incredible look, guys! Love how both the horizontal stripes and the rounded shades add a dash of throwback to an already wicked sharp ensemble. Well done.

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midweSTYLE: Yalie duds

Two summers ago when I visited a buddy of mine who went to Yale, I checked out the thrifting scene. Thrift stores and microbreweries. Those are the first places I check when visiting a new town.
Shoes and belts galore, I found—although at separate stores. The shoes and the belt matched each other so well in color and texture. Rich and buttery. The shoes were from a hole-in-the-wall thrift store a block or two away from Yale’s campus for $8, and the belt was about $2 belt at another location that escapes my mind.
Probably some Yalie’s duds. Now mine.
Is that a purse? Listen, on my beanpole frame I wear slim jeans, slim shirts and slim jackets. Hauling around a wallet, phone, house keys, Motorola pager, roll of quarters, sunglasses, compass and other goods in my pockets kills the sleek silhouette. And “No, I’m not going to carry a cross-body.” I loathe those scoliosis-inducing, foul creations. Not for me.

Ok, a clutch?
I had been looking into clutches/dossier/pouches for a while and stumbled upon one while looking at garage sales over the summer over in West Plaza. It’s an original Coach clutch, in horrible (read as: “great”) condition for $2. Sold. I’ll carry it to weddings, running errands or throw it my tote to hold my planner.
Look, function over gender. It’s like a big leather wallet, really. It may be woman repelling, right next to my dress shoes with the inch heel. Somebody hand me a fur coat and I’ll be ready for Halloween.
On Jeff: Cotton oxford shirt (retail, $58) by American Apparel, small; charcoal welt-pocket trousers (retail, $69) by American Apparel; woven leather belt (thrifted, $2); leather dress shoes (thrifted, $8); vintage clutch (garage sale, $2) by Coach; grey sportcoat (reg. $680, sale $220 at Halls) by Billtornade, small (Halls for $680, sale $220); light grey tie (thrifted, $1.50).

BONUS: If you like sports photography, check out Jarred’s latest updates to his photography blog.

travis - Cap the whole look with a perfect smile too. Have regular visit with a tucson az dentist.

Tynan, Angelica - Awesome. & certainly not woman-repelling!

KTW - Looking good.

Did you check our Rudy’s or get any pizza while in Elm City?