September 30, 2014
Good as new! Thanks, Alvin!  (at Nu Life Shoe Repair)

Good as new! Thanks, Alvin! (at Nu Life Shoe Repair)

September 27, 2014
#GoTigersGo

#GoTigersGo

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September 21, 2014
#BMBF14  (at Best Memphis Burger Fest)

#BMBF14 (at Best Memphis Burger Fest)

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September 12, 2014
Through the pecan tree

Through the pecan tree

September 9, 2014
putthison:

Why It’s Hard to Take Men’s Fashion Magazines Seriously
This New York Times Magazine piece features a brooding model wearing some beautiful leather jackets in a banal suburban setting. OK. Not a problem; even kind of cool. The average price of the five jackets shown? $5,980.60. And it’s not a number thrown off by an outlier; the bargain Coach jacket above is the cheapest at just under $1k.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average American family spent $1,736 on clothing in 2012 (the subset of “men and boys” spent $408, a figure that may make PTO readers blush). Maybe the New York Times Magazine fashion spread is not intended for the average man, but the Times has estimated that the median income of its website visitors is $70,000, just above the national average of about $66,000.
I know that we, too, regularly recommend clothing with costs that would dwarf the average man’s yearly apparel budget, and we gawk admiringly at the wardrobes of the superwealthy, but the gulf between realistic spending habits and the cost of the clothing regularly featured in the pages of magazines raises the questions: what’s the point? To look at beautiful things, artfully arranged? To show us what’s current in loftier circles that we might aspire to? To placate advertisers? And where do we each choose to draw the line between what’s OK to spend vs. what is ridiculous?
I’d argue this economic disconnect is what drives men to seek out more value-oriented sources of information like PTO, independent blogs, and clothing forums.
-Pete
Photo by Matthew Kristall.

THANK. YOU.

putthison:

Why It’s Hard to Take Men’s Fashion Magazines Seriously

This New York Times Magazine piece features a brooding model wearing some beautiful leather jackets in a banal suburban setting. OK. Not a problem; even kind of cool. The average price of the five jackets shown? $5,980.60. And it’s not a number thrown off by an outlier; the bargain Coach jacket above is the cheapest at just under $1k.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average American family spent $1,736 on clothing in 2012 (the subset of “men and boys” spent $408, a figure that may make PTO readers blush). Maybe the New York Times Magazine fashion spread is not intended for the average man, but the Times has estimated that the median income of its website visitors is $70,000, just above the national average of about $66,000.

I know that we, too, regularly recommend clothing with costs that would dwarf the average man’s yearly apparel budget, and we gawk admiringly at the wardrobes of the superwealthy, but the gulf between realistic spending habits and the cost of the clothing regularly featured in the pages of magazines raises the questions: what’s the point? To look at beautiful things, artfully arranged? To show us what’s current in loftier circles that we might aspire to? To placate advertisers? And where do we each choose to draw the line between what’s OK to spend vs. what is ridiculous?

I’d argue this economic disconnect is what drives men to seek out more value-oriented sources of information like PTO, independent blogs, and clothing forums.

-Pete

Photo by Matthew Kristall.

THANK. YOU.

September 9, 2014
theimpossiblecool:

Lightnin’.

theimpossiblecool:

Lightnin’.

September 9, 2014
This suit is incredible.

This suit is incredible.

July 6, 2014
A lovely hot summer day by the Mississippi River

A lovely hot summer day by the Mississippi River

June 30, 2014
Sure. I mean, why not? Fuck It. You know. FUUUUUCKKKK IIIIIITT.
..jesus christ.

Sure. I mean, why not? Fuck It. You know. FUUUUUCKKKK IIIIIITT.

..jesus christ.

(via papermagazine)

June 30, 2014
U.S. catfish wars heating up again

CATFISH TASTE SO GOOD WHY HAVE TO BE SO BAD.