Had business in Manhattan today (some potentially exciting developments looming on the horizon). After my meetings, I visited my friends at Against Nature for my second fitting of my new green tweed suit, which features my favorite quip by the great Lord Timothy Dexter.
In pursuit of a pragmatic but stylish American look, all of these items in this ensemble are off-the-rack and inexpensive. I really like the combination of the grayish blue tweed jacket (the flap on the breast pocket is a nice detail) with the russet corduroy trousers. It’s the autumnal version of my preferred summer template: poised, but casual.
Over the coming weeks, Hendrick’s Gin will be posting my series of videos on how to best face the coming Apocalypse (The Mayan calendar marks the Apocalypse on Dec. 21st, 2012). Each video will address–and refute–each of the Seven Deadly Sins. Hendrick’s will be posting these videos on YouTube and embedding them on their website.
Above is the introduction to the series. Let’s go out in style. Cheers.
For those of you who are not bagel connoisseurs, Montreal-style bagels are very different from the usual savory, crisp New York style bagels: Montreal-style bagels are sweeter, chewier. Spread Bagelry off of Rittenhouse Square in Philly is a specialist in making this sort of apostate bagel. Spread’s wood-fired oven churns out hot, fresh bagels while their stereo churns out old school Philly soul. Their slightly sweet bagels complement egg whites and mushrooms beautifully. While you’re in the neighborhood, stop by the Rosenbach Museum and Library for a guided tour by one of their knowledgeable docents–then have an early dinner at 20 Manning, where they make the best bison burgers in the city.
Had a grand time a few weeks ago on the set of a green screen video shoot (I’ll say more about the project once it’s launched). It took almost an hour to render my entire head uniformly white, and almost another hour of painful scrubbing to remove it. I then had to don a hot mask that I couldn’t see out of to perform some imaginary tasks. Despite this I had a grand time. I’m looking forward to seeing the final result.