WANT: Instead of Student Loans, Dec. ’12

We’ve all got our lists and oh-so-perfectly-curated Tumblr pages and Pinboards dedicated to things we like, lust and pine for with every little click. Well, this post is just showing that I put a little more effort forth in copying, dragging and pasting them into sexier packaging using a bootleg copy of Photoshop. You’re welcome, Internet.
Here’s what I’d drop my wad of student loan money on instead of paying back Every True Son. Yeah, they’re pricy. BUT SO ARE STUDENT LOANS.
Clockwise: mustard cotton sweater by NN.07; berry-colored motorcycle jacket with detachable sleeves by 3.1 Phillip Lim; rucksack by Archival; cotton blend T-shirt by Alexander Wang; suede and leather trainers by Maison Martin Margiela; fragrance by Odin; slim black denim by Acne; braided lash hook by Giles & Brother.

WINNA: Scrawl On That Stationery

And the lucky dogs who’ll be scribbling their chicken-scratch on Christine Cover’s tremendous stationery are:

  • From Twitter: @ChrisFidz. Get at us, brother!
  • From Facebook: Daniel Garber, check yo’ messages.
  • From the comments: Dillon, we hope your cousin enjoys the card. Whiskey and sea turtles are really the only things worth talking about anyway. Email us your address, and we’ll have it sent out post haste!
For those of you who didn’t win, check out Christine’s Etsy store. Easy gift idea, y’know? Don’t say we never did nothin’ for ya!
Until next time, friends.

GIVEAWAY: “Another Half Eaten Sandwich”

You’re doing well, right? Great. Things are getting about to get a little better.

We love you and we want you to have rad things.
More importantly, we want you to be able to giverad things.

You know, to your friends, family, lovers and lovers that your friends, family and lovers don’t know about yet.

We partnered up with our friend Christine Cover to do just that.
A bit about herChristine is a friend of ours from way back in undergrad who doodles and draws the quirky things that pop up in her brain. We spent many nights on her porch, bugging her and her roommates for home cooked meals. We picked up the booze; they cooked the meals. Most nights began with the preface of “I swear, we’ll do homework! I have a test tomorrow.” Yet, homework usually took the backseat. Long talks and banter took precedence as we presided over the the shenanigans on Wilson Street. Glory days, guys. #COLLEGE.

She’s a talented singer and songwriter, lovable friend, crafty artist and painter and the list goes on. When’s she’s not doodling, she’s traveling and singing. (See also: gypsy.) Currently, Christine is making cards under the moniker “Another Half-Eaten Sandwich” and pursuing an MFA in Art Education at the University of Missouri in her hometown.
Clockwise: “Ties of the Week,” “Penny Loafers,” “Fancy shirt,” “Moped,” “Bow Tie” and “Flask Me Anything!” postcards.

g.r. montero - …and i’d send it to my eldest with directions to resend it to his sister who in turn would send it to her sister…

g.r. montero - …flask me anything…just don’t ask me why!!!

Astille - W is for Whisky. And I’d send it to a long distance friend, who enjoys both typography and good whisky.

Stacy - I’d send the bowtie one to my editor at BowTie Publishing.

7283e246-34d7-11e2-bee2-000f20980440 - Whiskey is my favorite. I drink with my brother every holiday.

heblevi - Girl & Boy. I’m in college right now and freshman year my life was filled with little moments like that (minus the booze) that were made even more special by a girl I liked. Time has moved on and while I somehow managed to trick her into being my girlfriend all of those moments are slowly being taken away away.

I’m a physics major at a very competitive school and I no longer have the ability to give homework the backseat because if I do I won’t cut it. She is so wonderful though and understands when I have to say I am too busy 90% of the time, so I always look out for when I can do the little things that make her smile.

Dillon - “W” as in whiskey for sure. I’d send it to my cousin, who at one point said that she could only hold a conversation in sign language if it was about sea turtles or whiskey.

Chris - “W” as in whiskey… HA!!!

Beefcake - Im with Twice up here I like Moped a lot.

Think Twice Style - I love the moped! I would send it to my 12-year old niece because it would look great next to her Andy Griffith poster. I would have chosen Dawson’s Creek for her, but she’d rather watch The Waltons.

Friday Wrap-Up: What’s On Our Radar

UPDATE: The watch below, worn by Cam, is a WWII-era Russian piece by Vostok. He found it for $30 on Etsy. Sadly, it has been lost…though he notes it didn’t keep very good time. YOLO.

Around the interwebs:
  • A peep at the new  Ralph Lauren Vintage online shop. (Get Kempt)
  • If you needed another reason to be “that guy” at a party, grab a Das Horn drinking chalace. (KickStarter)
  • The Hazards of Growing Up Painlessly: Ashlyn Blocker, 13, feels no pain. (NYTimes)
  • Susie and Carrie from Imogene + Willie on friendship and their new favorite women’s fit. (Imogene + Willie)
  • We can’t stop thinking about the new Scrabble Typography Edition. (GQ)
Around Chicago this weekend:
  • If you’re up for it, trek to the burbs for the Red Wing Heritage Trunk Show at Nordstrom this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. 
  • Apartment Number 9 brings its Bucktown digs to the Gold Coast. (Thrillist)

6 Holiday Gift Ideas for Guys - [...] A Thrifted Historical Watch — This time around, consider a watch that speaks of both past and present time. Cam discovered a Vostok watch from WWII for $30 on Etsy, but you can best find these old-timers on eBay, Craigslist, or even your local thrift shop. Just be wary of the watch’s age compared to its ability to keep time. [...]

Alan does... - really want to know where that watch is from ?

Leah - I feel like these bow ties should also be on your guys’ radar… I just read about them on another blog; they look so cool and I know you would totally rock them.

http://www.woodenbowties.com

Owen - I’d love to know more about that watch

Godlesscook - Also requesting info on that watch, looks great!

Fabric Snob - hey duderinos, just found your site via a link from fashion goggled… totally in love with your site and concept!! keep up the awesome work <3<3<3

http://fabricsnob.com

Melanie - love that watch! where is it from?

Margo - Where are the watch and the bracelet from? They are gorgeous!

Anth(bro)pologie

You don’t need a chaperone to walk into an Anthropologie.
You can do it all by yourself, man. And if you’re dragged into the store by your lady or mom, bite your tongue, put away your phone and take a peek around. Sure, it’s a white girl’s haven of Pinterest-worthy finds that she pins and pins and pins away at into the wee hours in the morning. 
But they also carry a hefty amount of home and kitchen supplies with a quirky appeal that will surely bring all you snobby mid-century modern wankity wanks an upturned nose. Well, try on a beatnik hat for a change and embrace the wonderland. She could spend a while in a store, probably just as long as she could pinning and pinning and pinning away her imaginary bedroom.
We totally spend the same amount of time on fantasy football leagues, so I think we can take one for the team.
Being the quintessential friend of the quintessential Pinterest girl, I ventured into Anthropologie this past week and found a few things that you might like as well. I was actually looking for bed sheets and walked out with a candle. So, go figure this post was about to happen.

  • Anthropologie can take a hint that men are filthy booze hounds: 
    • Silver spoon ($7); piece of cake ($8) and horn bottle opener ($30)
  • Pocket square, snot rag or fancy cloth napkin. You decide.
    • Literary correspondance napkin set ($30).
  • Because you’re using your mason jar to drink fancy drinks out of:
    • Besom holder ($70) to hold your blades and fancy pens.
  • Because you already have a tin to hold your pipe tobacco:
    • Classic bike repair tin kit ($14). Hey, it looks cool, and it’s practical.
  • The most masculine candle from a woman’s store:
    • Voluspa “Baltic Amber” glass jar candle ($26). No assembly required.
  • Warm those hard floors a bit, yeah?
    • Festival rug ($78). You can have some color in your house, I swear.
Of all the things I want or need (or think I need to want), the bottle openers catch my eye. For my first two months since relocating to Brooklyn, my bottle opener was a lighter. I just recently upgraded to a shitty four-dollar one from the local bodega. I also spent $26 on a candle and bought the one above.
Punch me or whatever, but then smell my room and you’ll find that it no longer reeks of gym clothes, stale air and seasonal allergies.

Seth J. Putnam - Hey all:

The watch is a WWII-era Russian piece by Vostok. He found it for $30 on Etsy. Sadly, it has been lost…though he notes it didn’t keep very good time. YOLO.

Maya {CharminglyStyled} - This is excellent – I always drag my boyfriend to Anthropologie and he despises every minuite {which is very legitimate}. I’ll have to guide him to some of these things to justify my purchases there…..

Maya
http://www.charminglystyled.com

Matthew Lane - I follow the Missus in there most every time find ourselves wandering around CC Plaza. Historically I have spent the time checking out their quirky selection of books, but I will wander around behind her next time. = )

Tyne Swedish - This post was brilliantly written. I laughed all the way through! It is nice to see a guy see the brighter side of a situation and make it his own. That’s really hot!

Chao
Poppie
http://thepoppie.com

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Carlene - Manthropology :)