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#manhattanhenge

Posted on June 3rd, 2014

#Manhattanhenge is upon New York City. It really is a magical feeling, walking out of work and being greeted by the most amazing sky on fire. The Atlantic wrote a thoughtful piece about it, and why we’re so drawn to the phenomenon:

For a brief moment, as the sun kisses the streets of Manhattan, nature appears to fall into the order of the manmade world. The sun comes to us.”

We love it for illuminating the beauty of the present. And we love it for alerting us to the enduring clockwork of the much larger world, the one we don’t always take time to notice. “

[[ photo from flickr // @ecguerra ]]

want // pink.

Posted on May 28th, 2014

Real men wear pink.

modern men // motorcycles.

Posted on October 22nd, 2013

Very few things capture the heart and passion of men around the world like a motorcycle does. It represents an escape, an adventure, danger, defiance, brotherhood and independence, and solitude.. all at the same time. It’s no wonder that legends like Clint Eastwood, Marlon Brando, James Dean and Steve McQueen have been so passionately in love with their bikes, representing everything that a man wants in his life, a girl in tow.


I’ve been a passenger on a late night NYC motorcycle ride up and down the West Side Highway and FDR Drive. I’m not sure if there is anything that beats the thrill, the excitement, the nervous sensation that you get while on a bike, and I cant imagine what it feels like to be in control of one. That experience, and my scooter ride through Paris in the rain, are the limits to my cycle exposure, though they wont be the last.

High grade leather jackets, some with armour, protect riders from abrasion, impact and puncture damage. Just because you dont ride a motorcycle doesnt mean you cant look like you own one though. And thanks to modern manufacturing and fabric innovation, leathers have become cheaper and pleather looks more like the real deal than years prior. Leather jackets range from designer [Saint Laurent, Balmain and Givenchy] to everyday street [Schott and top picks from Urban Outfitters and ASOS]

want // mini jambox.

Posted on September 6th, 2013

I have the original Jawbone Jambox and I use it everyday. The mileage that I put on it this summer is unreal, from the Rockaways to upstate hiking to Montauk to Los Angeles and back. Its a great size, but for travel, the mini packs quite the punch. Add that to my long list of fall must-haves.. [[ all images via coolhunting ]] [[ KILLSPENCER and jawbone case ]]