So the the fake sign language interpreter at Mandela’s funeral is apparently a schizophrenic. I wonder if he’s been seeing voices…
And I just caught scabies at my desk.
I’ve been somewhat struggling to keep my chin above water in my everyday life let alone leave time to tread water on the ol’ blog; but I think I’ll get back to it.
I discovered my ‘Cranium Woost' post was featured on memeswear which was rather pleasing.
And to those of you who feel compelled to point out the similarities to Nice Try Bro - I know, I know, I really do, I really really do but he’s gone, NTB is gone and until one of you can trepan a thesaurus and a sense of humour into your hyper-resonant skull I’m afraid I’m the best you’ve got (and aren’t things more accessible without the impenetrable hip-hop references?) - I have only this answer to your incessant histrionic whinging:
Mugabe with matching tie and square.
That’s like, the worst thing he’s ever done.
Style by Jonathan Bauer-Hayden
I’ve taken a wee break from posting as I’ve been off gallivanting in the sun for a while.
Don’t you just loathe being a tourist though?
I swear the above picture illustrates how all tourists look to nationals - bewildered, clueless and of a wholly different species - it could only be worse if he was carrying an unwieldy and comically oversized map.
"I am a grown man who is being forced to wear a shiny tracksuit, why God don’t I have any actual rope?"
I like to picture this as a melancholy 3 window story of the experiences of a terribly dressed schizophrenic in a cold, clinical mental institution.
What I wouldn’t do for Band of Outsiders jammies though.
Off on a 7 day hiatus with friends - here’s some upbeat summer music.
Is usually found around young men, has a white, crusty tip and just when you think it’s gone for good it comes creeping right back again.
Karl Lagerfeld is the herpes of the fashion world.
Anonymous asked: Two words - summer footwear. what do you recommend? I went shopping with a few friends yesterday and as I lumbered around the likes of Topman, River Island and Hollister trying my best not to make some snarky, snobby comment on the tat that is on sale (and more worryingly sold) they couldn't help but "recommend" me some Toms. A long story short, I had to take a moment of absence and try on a few shirts in Charles Tyrwhitt before I could face seeing them again.
Toms!? I wouldn’t wear a pair of Toms if I was the 15-mile-a-day African kid that gets given them for free (because god forbid we comped them something functional like Doc Martens.)
For general moseying around summer footwear I’m a huge fan of Superga’s new linen collection, they’re so agreeably breezy but they can take a fair beating seeing as they’re made of fabric and not, like Toms, the disappointed tears of Sub-Saharan children.
In terms of something a little more formal perhaps consider some loafers? Meermin have a relentlessly expanding selection at decent pricing for the quality so perhaps check there.
To be honest I don’t really have seasonal footwear, I’ve mainly just got some versatile standards such as chukkas, longwings, wingtips and monks that can really be worn year round without too much kerfuffle so perhaps just go for versatility and get a decent pair of whatever-takes-your-fancy and focus more on summer clothing as it’s much more seasonally influenced than footwear. (TM Lewin have some great cotton/linen blends in this summer if that’s of interest)
I’m currently in the midst of a seething temper tantrum with Charles Tyrwhitt as they’ve decided to cease production of my arm measurement which has simultaneously deprived me of well fitting shirts and made me feel like some misshapen, ill-proportioned abnormality so, "Fuck you, Charles".
On a side note: Isn’t high street shopping with friends just the most purgatorially awful experience? You’re just dragged from shop to shop and the entire day is a wasted blur of terrible clothing, suffocating aftershave and varying levels of pounding techno.
To summarise - Superga linens are your best bet for good quality, informal summer footwear.