Lollapalozza is here this weekend in Chicago. Bands, booze and babes. Need we say more?
Also, if you’ve been inside any retail stores lately, you know that Fall stuff is rolling in, right? Well, now is the time to grab all that summer swag you’ve been dying to get your hands on:
- J.Crew just added more items to their sale, along with the take additional +% off. Also, show ‘em your student ID. You’ll get an additional discount.
- Speaking of student discount, Club Monaco also gives you an additional discount on swag, too. I nabbed a pair of shorts last week for $25 when it was all said and done.
- For the designer savvy, Opening Ceremony is having a ridiculous sale. Most of it is at 70% off. Just make sure you know your size in that brand and you should be golden. It’s absurd.
- Lastly, Unis’ entire webstore is marked down like crazy. Up to 75% on certain items.
|Shirting, shorts and shades by Topman. (White legs by a lack of sun.)|
When: Friday, August 5 – Sunday, August 7 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Where: Grant Park and around town!
My favorite part about wearing or using something over and over again is to see how well it ages. My Vans, Baldwin Denim, and Duluth Pack are all developing their own characteristics that make putting them on or throwing it over my shoulder a different experience week to week, month to month. I love products that have the quality and longevity to take on a distinct life of their own (note: those are also the products I’m also willing to shell out more cash for). Sorry mom, I know I should be saving, or something like that (note #2: my mom reads the Midwestyle religiously. You da best, mom!).
In other, unrelated news, I lost my Timex and Corter for Japan bracelet somewhere in the state of North Carolina. That said, I find myself in between watches and without any leather on my wrist, the feeling of which, I must say, I had grown quite fond of. The search has begun for replacements. Like this. And this. More suggestions are welcome.
On Cameron: Kurabo 77‘s (Standard Style, $198) by Baldwin Denim, size 31; s/s madras shirt (Saks OFF 5th @ Legends Outlets, over 50 percent off) by Gitman Vintage, size medium; Authentics (online, $40) by Vans, size 10; “Preston” eyeglasses (online, $95) by Warby Parker; waxed canvas “Wanderer” backpack (online, $215) by Duluth Pack; ratty woven belt (thrifted, $4)
If you really need someone to explain to you why Clint Eastwood is a badass, then you are simply not an American. Or maybe you’re just not a very good one. Anywho, since many thick, leather-bound books have been written about the life and work of Mr. Eastwood, lets take a look at some of the lesser known facts about the Hollywood legend.
- While Eastwood is frequently depicted smoking cigarettes in his films, he is in fact a life-long non-smoker. He also abstains from hard liquor, opting instead for cold beer.
- On top of a rather strenuous exercise routine, Eastwood is known for practicing exceptionally healthy eating habits and Transcendental Meditation.
- Eastwood, once a licensed pilot, was rather notorious for flying his helicopter to the studio to avoid traffic.
- Box Office Mojo claims that Eastwood’s films have collectively grossed somewhere north of 1.68 billion dollars domestically. If you’re as desensitized to numbers as I am, it helps to look at this way: $1,680,000,000.
- Eastwood originally intended to study music theory after honing his skills as a ragtime pianist in high school. His passion for music never declined and he eventually began composing scores for his own movies, including Mystic River and Changeling, whose score was nominated for a Golden Globe.
- He has seven children, by way of five different women. This may or may not come as a surprise, but he is oft described as a womanizer.
- Eastwood is currently married to California news anchor Dina Ruiz. She is 35 years his junior.
Age is just a number.
- Speaking of age, he lost his virginity at 14.