My apologies for being even more off the grid than usual - sorry if that comes off kinda like an absent father apologizing for missing another birthday. Besides being kinda busy, I was abroad for a little R&R and I didn't really have time for the information super highway, not that I really wanted to. Regardless, excuses are excuses. Here has been what's going.
-The Chinese Democracy of webshops (yes, shots fired at Dr. Dre) is finally online. Instead of heaping loads of praise on Sid in yet another Sart Inc post I feel it more apropos to say something about the selection of goods in this online shop. Everything here, from top to bottom, is pretty much essential to a well dressed man's wardrobe. Assuming you never needed to wear a sportcoat (which, I guess, some of you don't) everything here would create a foundation that I'm not sure any other single retail outlet can provide. Especially, when you consider there is not anything unnecessary, in terms of apparel, also up for grabs. At the end of the day, that's really the highest compliment I can pay any brand.
-I guess I now blog in a world where I am no longer the first dude you can complain to about wasting precious posts on Boglioli's newest gear.
-Right, right, so I was in Italy (not bragging, swearsies). My itinerary was fuller than the belly of a tourist drinking gypsy beers on The Spanish Steps, but I did do some sartorial things. I didn't really have time time to shop, but I did hit up Battistoni.
-And, finally, after spending time in the country most influencing menswear bloggers right now I had to comment on Hogan footwear.
While in Italy the most popular men's footwear option that I saw was Hogan footwear, aside from suede driving mocs worn without socks of course. Even though many of us are hopping on, or helping navigate, the unconstructed, cutaway collar, 2” cuff bandwagon, I still sincerely doubt we are ever going to bring these stateside. Though, I would be lying if I said I didn’t see a dude absolutely killing it in some Interactive’s paired with a kit normally reserved for double monks. Sketchers for the sprezz set? I’ll let you figure that our for yourself.