Showing posts with label The Bureau. Show all posts
Showing posts with label The Bureau. Show all posts

Monday, February 8, 2010

Trick Me Once...

...shame on me. Trick me twice, shame on my checking account.  I guess it's good that I'm not rich or I'd probably own around 50 pairs of Tricker's.  Though at that point I could probably build a roof over my head out of them so it would probably even out.  Regardless of my shoe shelter fantasies, if you got the scratch you can purchase an array of handsome looking, UK bench made shoes here.  I'm particularly fond of those two tone saddles.

 
-L.A.S

Engineered Garments S/S 2010 @ The Bureau

I've been on short sleeve button down overload lately and have continually been drawn to shirts with floral patterns.  The levity and wit of "cabana wear" is incredibly stylish and when pulled off properly (I will admit it takes a little bit of moxie) can send a serious sartorial message.  Not everyone is comfortable enough with themselves to wear a short sleeve button down, let alone one with some crazy Venice Beach like print action going on so bear with me if this aint your thang.

Engineered Garments, and it's designer Daiki Suzuki, have never shied away from their affinity for floral prints and the new S/S 2010 collection sees more of the same; I have no problem with more of the same when that same stuff is great.  If only brands recognized what they did well and stuck with it - so often people single out a specific collection as being a peak in a line's stylishness and talk about how they fell off or whatever.  This is by no means an endorsement for stagnation, just a humble heed from yours truly to find your sweet spot and enjoy it.  Don't abuse it and linger, but there is nothing wrong with knowing what you do well and continuing to do it while still evolving the rest of a collection along with this element(s).  Blah, blah, blah...right? Anyhow, sorry to make a short story long...I dig the new EG short sleeve popovers available at The Bureau. I really need to get a handle on brevity. Maybe I'll rename this blog Rambling Inclined or Sartorially Long-winded.

 
  

-L.A.S

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Lusting After: Yuketen Maine Guide Boot




I had finally done it.  I was over the Yuketen Maine Guide Boot.  My thoughts had been suppressed and I was finally cured.  Then I saw this post right before I left my apartment for work, and it all came flooding back.  I'm in no position to spend 500 or so greenbacks on anything, let alone boots, especially with holiday shopping for OTHERS right around the corner. 

Vibram sole, goodyear welt construction and a moc toe come together to stop all you Red Wing-ers dead in your tracks.  While these may not be for everyone, and that's totally understandable, I just couldn't leave them out of a "lusting after" post.  The eternal "want vs. need" debate rages on and on and on...Maybe one of you guys will get a pair (has a pair) and send some pictures my way.  Maybe I should just take the plunge and give in.  Maybe I should stop typing this post before this gets any more out of hand.  If it's any interest to you, they are almost sold out at Opening Ceremony and making you, at least consider, selling your first born on eBay courtesy of The Bureau.



-L.A.S