““It isn’t by getting out of the world that we become enlightened, but by getting into the world…by getting so tuned in that we can ride the waves of our existence and never get tossed because we become the waves.””
The saddest places in the world to go shopping.
Not Just Pedantry
The world of classic men’s clothing often feels like it’s filled with a dizzying number of arcane and archaic rules for how to get “properly” dressed. On one hand, I think people ought to not take these things too seriously. They are suggestions; not dictums. In fact, while I think these suggestions are useful, at the end of the day, you have to develop your own intuition for what looks good and dress according to your own eye. Not doing so can make you look a bit stiff; like you put on your clothes according to a “paint by numbers” diagram.
On the other hand, these things aren’t just for pedantry. Knowing about the history of certain garments and how they’ve been classically worn can be quite useful. Take a simple issue, for example: knowing what details make a garment more or less formal. At one extreme of the formality scale is evening wear, such as the tuxedo, which is classically known as having a single button front, peak lapels, and jetted pockets. Less formal is the city suit, which can be a single- or double-breasted navy number with notch lapels and welted pockets. Less formal still would be a rustic sport coat, something like a checked tweed made with patch pockets, swelled edges, and possibly even elbow patches. The general principle here is that the more simple the piece, the more formal it’s considered, though each detail may have it’s own unique place in the canon (e.g. all things being equal, peak lapels are considered more formal than notch lapels simply because of their association with evening wear). It’s the sum of the details that make up the spirit and place of a garment.
This may seem like a lot of unnecessary pedantry until you realize that these things could explain why a peak lapel, single breasted jacket might not look terribly right with a pair of country corduroys and Scotch-grain boots. Or why if you’re out shopping, you may want to avoid garments with contradictory details, as they’ll be harder to wear (e.g. an oxford cloth button down shirt made with French cuffs). Pairing shirts, ties, trousers, and jackets according to their formality, place (city vs. country), seasonal appeal (summer linen, winter tweed); and general aesthetic is what often leads to more successful ensembles. To do that, however, you need to know a little more about how a garment’s details defines it with respect to these dimensions.
Which is why knowing a bit about history can be useful.
kings of new york soundtrack – Midnight Launch Event Footage – World of Warcraft Wrath of the Lich King
For exclusive interviews with the game developers, game trailers, footage of the LA and NY launch events, event photos and broadcast quality video in 7 downloadable formats, visit newsinfusion.com/blizzard IRVINE, Calif. November 13, 2008 – Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. announced today that World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King, the second expansion for the world’s leading massively multiplayer online role-playing game, is now on sale in North America, Europe, Mexico, Argentina, Chile, and Russia. The expansion will be in stores beginning November 14 in Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Malaysia, and Thailand, and available on November 18 in Korea and the regions of Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Macau. Details regarding the launch of Wrath of the Lich King in mainland China will be announced at a later date. “Wrath of the Lich King contains some of the best content we’ve created for World of Warcraft,” said Mike Morhaime, CEO and cofounder of Blizzard Entertainment. “We appreciate the valuable feedback from our beta testers and the continued enthusiasm and dedication of players around the world, and we look forward to seeing them in Northrend.” World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King sends players to the cold, forbidding continent of Northrend, where the malevolent Lich King Arthas Menethil seeks to bring an end to life on Azeroth. Players will fight Arthas’ undead army and unravel the mysteries of Northrend as they quest through new zones and dungeons, acquire potent new …
king of new york – Nirvana – The Man Who Sold The World
Music video by Nirvana performing The Man Who Sold The World. (C) 1994 Geffen Records
KINGS OF NEW YORK – World BBoy Series TV – BBoy Championships – World BBoy Series TV – Scandinavian Qualifiers 2010 – BBoy Championships
The best breakers from around the globe compete for the coveted title of the World BBoy Champions. The best poppers, lockers, B-Girls and B-Boys show their sickest moves and tricks at the World’s #1 B-Boy competition. Hosted by the original and undisputed icon of B-Boy, 30 year veteran Crazy Legs, the World Final is the one of the most prestigious and high calibre breaking events of the year. In this episode we see: what happened in the Scandinavian Qualifiers, Alien Ness’s workshop, a 60 second interview wtih DJ Skeme Richards and a guide on graffiti.
What happens when a few ex World Champs take the front wheel for a 95km ride? We have no choice but to HANG ON!
kings of new york soundtrack – I’m Sitting On Top Of The World – Les Paul & Mary Ford
“I’m Sitting on Top of the World” is a popular song that’s been recorded by many artists over the years. The music was written by Ray Henderson, the lyrics by Sam M. Lewis and Joe Young. The song was published in 1925.The song was first recorded by either Art Gillham or Al Jolson. Art Gillham (the Whispering Pianist) recorded I’m Sitting on Top of the World on 24 October 1925. Jolson’s recording was played during the opening montage of 1930′s New York City in the 2005 remake of King Kong, and in the closing sequence of the 1995, US – UK film, Richard III. Notable cover versions Notable interpretations have been recorded by these performers: Al Jolson (charted 1926) Roger Wolfe Kahn (charted 1926) Frank Crumit (charted 1926) Les Paul & Mary Ford – recorded 1952 (charted 1953) Doris Day Nat King Cole Dean Martin Frank Sinatra Bobby Darin Woody Herman Jimmy Roselli Dizzy Gillespie Jerry Lewis Eddie Cantor Doc Watson Bill Monroe Webb Pierce Jimmy Clanton Brother Dave Gardner MOMMIE DEAREST Soundtrack MONA LISA SMILE Soundtrack Additionally, the song “I’m On My Way” by The Proclaimers makes reference to the song, saying “I’d have Al Jolson sing ‘I’m sittin’ on top of the world’.” The song was a major revival in this 1952 version by Les Paul and Mary Ford. Here are the lyrics to sing along with. I’m sitting on top of the world, Just rolling along Just rolling along. I’m quitting the blues of the world, Just singing a song Just singing a song. Glory, hallelujah, I just phoned …