Saturday, January 26, 2013

MMMMMM... BACON

THE BACONERY ON MANHATTAN'S UPPER WESTSIDE IS WORTH A VISIT ALONE FOR THEIR SELECTIONS OF BACONS FROM SMALL PURVEYORS AROUND THE COUNTRY. BUT THE REAL TREAT IS THE THICK SLICE OF COOKED BACON THEY THEN DIP IN DELICIOUS DARK CHOCOLATE AND THEN DUST WITH - YES, MORE BACON. IT IS A HIGHLY RECOMMENDED RICH AND DELICIOUS TREAT.



Thursday, January 24, 2013

TROUSER SHOP:DELRAY BEACH

BRUCE GIMMY HEADS UP THE TROUSER SHOP IN DELRAY BEACH FLORIDA, JUST A STONES THROW FROM PALM BEACH. THIS IS OLD SCHOOL AT IT'S BEST. KILLER INVENTORY WITH TAILORING DONE ON PREMISES. I AM FINDING IT HARDER AND HARDER TO FIND THESE GEMS. SO IF YOU FIND YOURSELF IN DELRAY IN NEED OF SOME SEERSUCKER OR PATCH MADRAS STOP IN TO SEE BRUCE AT THE TROUSER SHOP.



Tuesday, January 15, 2013

DONEGAL TWEED

THE SCOTS AND HARRIS SEEM TO BE GETTING A LOT OF PLAY RIGHT NOW AND I HAVE TO ADMIT I CHERISH MY HARRIS TWEEDS. BUT I MUST CONFESS TO MY CURRENT INFIDELITY AND SLIGHT OBSESSION WITH VINTAGE DONEGAL FROM IRELAND. 
DONEGAL FOR CENTURIES HAS BEEN PRODUCING TWEED FROM LOCAL MATERIALS. THE SHEEP THRIVE IN THIS AREA OF IRELAND AND THE INDIGENOUS PLANTS PROVIDE THE DYES FOR THE WOOL (NOTE THE FLECKS OF COLOR IN THE WEAVE). THE LOOMS AND WEAVERS HAD BEEN SPREAD AROUND HOMESTEADS IN COUNTY DONEGAL LONG AGO TO PRODUCE THE TWEEDS AND THEIR NAMES CAN ALWAYS BE FOUND IN THE LABEL WITH THE LINE "JOY AND HEALTH TO YOU TO WEAR IT". NICE TOUCH. 


Monday, January 14, 2013

BEAN RAGG WOOL


THE LL BEAN RAGG WOOL SWEATER (AND SOCKS FOR THAT MATTER) WERE IN HEAVY ROTATION IN MY HIGH SCHOOL WARDROBE. I AM HAPPY TO SEE BEAN PRODUCING THEM AGAIN AFTER MANY YEARS OF NOT (INCLUDING THE RED RAGG). I AM ALWAYS LOOKING OUT FOR THE EARLY ONES WHEN I AM ON THE THRIFT CIRCUIT AND WHEN I FIND THEM I BUY THEM. 
NO LABEL BOILED TO PERFECTION




Saturday, January 12, 2013

911 REIMAGINED


LA BASED SINGER VEHICLE DESIGN TAKES A GOOD USED 90'S PORSCHE 911 STRIPS IT, GUTS IT AND REBUILDS IT INTO MY KIND OF SUPER CAR.  THEY SHAPE THE EXTERIOR WITH CLASSIC 70'S ERA LINES, CUSTOMIZE THE INTERIOR WITH LUX LEATHER, CARPET, ADD RECARO SEATS AND FINALLY THE ENGINE IS REBUILT BY BRITISH FORMULA ONE SUPPLIER COSWORTH. AT ABOUT $250,000.00 THERE WILL BE A WAIT FOR ME, BUT A BOY CAN DREAM.