Real People: Spring Scarves and Patterns
Where I live, in the Washington, D.C. area, we’ve already had 4 days of 90 degree heat, so I’m envious of people like C. in the Netherlands who can wear light scarves late into spring and even summer. I’m also envious of C.’s scarf itself in these photos, in a simple brown and cream patterned linen that complements the tone of his trousers and the blue of his shirt. When tied, it occupies the space that otherwise might be covered by a tie, and a scarf like C.’s can be a good casual tie alternative without going full ascot.
C. also submitted this as one of the more subtle entries in the recent Styleforum four-pattern challenge. Really, only the scarf is boldly patterned; otherwise, it’s a variation on a look most men return to over and over: navy sportcoat, blue shirt, and light colored cotton pants. Adding subtle patterns and the texture of looser weave linen refines the combination.
Finally, beyond patterns, C. has truly mastered the “walking toward the camera selfie.” Many bloggers (me included) have used up their camera phone’s storage space with poorly timed attempts at this level of on-camera nonchalance.
““If I were to be totally sincere, I would say that I do not know why I live and why I do not stop living. The answer probably lies in the irrational character of life which maintains itself without reason.””
– Emil Cioran, On the Heights of Despair
If you feel like rocking a hat, by all means do so.
I want to make a documentary in which fan boys/girls get to live with the celebrities they idolize and fantasize about for a month and then realize how they’re not at all what their minds want them to be and then everyone is miserable.
Live from Washington — Supreme Court issues gag order on discussing Supreme on the Internet.
Joe Budden performed live and did a quick Q and A at the Apple store in Soho tonight. Check out the video above of a quick performance from his latest single “She Don’t Put It Down” featuring tank and lil wayne but tonight Emanny stepped in a killed it of course.
kings of new york graffiti – SAKE 5MH LIVE GRAFFITI – MONTREAL GRAFFITI BOMBING
Sake 5mh, King of the Streets of Montreal. The video is from the DVD Wreckognition avaible on bombingscience.com!!
kings of new york dvd – BB King – The Thrill Is Gone – Live In Africa ’74
gravityworld.tv BB King Live In Africa ’74 is a rare – extremely rare – intimate view of BB King in concert. At age 49, having “crossed over” to wide popularity with his show at the Fillmore West in 1968 and secured his fame with the 1970 hit “The Thrill Is Gone,” BB stands onstage before Muhammad Ali and a crowd of 80000 on the continent his ancestors left in chains and gives one of the most thrilling performances of his life. “The King of the Blues” (BB), “Soul Brother #1″ (James Brown) and other African-American artists on the bill reveled in the return to their cultural motherland for a gala affair that was attended by fans and journalists from all over the world. The backstory around this perfonnance is rich. Behind BB is a large orchestra, made up of core members ofB.B.’s touring band – pianist Ron Levy, drummer Sonny Freeman and saxophonist Bobby Forte – plus studio musicians recruited (mostly) from New York, including renowned session guitarist Larry Carlton. Directed by Hampton Reese, BB’s longtime friend and musical tutor (you’ll see him in his plaid sport coat conducting the band), this collection of musicians achieved their amazing performance after a single rehearsal in Kinshasa. Hampton wrote the charts for all the songs in the set, and every musician was playing from those charts. Of the musicians who played that concert from BB’s 1974 touring band, only Ron Levy is still living. Here are some of his recollections of the unforgettable trip to Zaire (now the …
Across A Wire: Live In New York City
Excellent two CD LIVE set in a double digipac. Discs are loose as tabs on trays are broken – Art graded just FAIR. Light scuffs on discs will not affect play.Too much too soon is the m.o. of so many bands who, thanks to the fleeting fame that accompanies music-video breakthroughs, are famous before their time and has-beens five minutes later. You could be excused for thinking that’s the case with Counting Crows, darlings of both MTV and VH1, who here release a double concert CD after only two studio albums. But you’d be wrong. The set, an acoustic disc recorded for VH1′s Storytellers and an electric one from MTV’s Live from the 10 Spot, proves how well the oft-bootlegged Crows have earned their reputation as a smoking live band. It also shows how elastic their rambling and evocative songs can be, some of which appear on both discs but in vastly different arrangements. People may tire of vocalist Adam Duritz’s perpetually-wounded-soldier-of-love act, but this is one band whose success was hard-won and is richly deserved. –Daniel Durchholz
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