It’s that time of year again: Pitti Uomo. You know, that place where 60 year-old greaseball Italian dudes pose for pictures outside of some old fortress or some shit.
This will be my second consecutive Pitti, and while I hope to find the time to deliver you the sights and sounds of Peacock Fest 2012 via my Pitti the Fool blog, this time around will be a tad bit different. I wish I could share more details, but for the sake of not jinxing myself or causing some mysterious jinn to take deep offense at my actions, I’m just going to have to leave it like this: NTB is gettin’ out the game for (what I hope to be) brighter pastures sometime in the very near future. If you’ve been following my Instagram, know me personally or have kept your ear to the ground, you know what I’m talking about. And if you don’t fall into one of the three aforementioned categories of human beings, you’ve probably at the very least noticed a precipitous decline in my content production over the last couple of months. My bad, dog.
That all being said, I truly hope I have enough time to keep you apprised of all the latest goings-on at Pitti Uomo 82. And I ask for your forgiveness in advance if I am entirely too overwhelmed to create a critical mass of consistent content next week. Finally, to those of you who have put up with my petulance and self-aggrandizing over the last year, thank you. Continue to say your prayers and eat your vitamins, and I promise you NTB has something up his sleeve for y’all.
Looking for a casual dress shirt that feels like a cotton t-shirt. Any suggestions?
bro, i'm looking for a pair of brown penny loafers, <$300. leaning towards ordering a pair of rancourts, but I don't really want to wait a month or two to get them. thoughts/suggestions?
After dropping a "methinks" after that list of "I was listening to _____ BEFORE they were cool" artists, I've come to the conclusion you're a smarmy piece of shit. Thanks.
Welp, here goes:
Ever plan on revealing your true identity to the public?
I’ll tell you Jay’s favorite line: “Dog, in due time.”
Lol, I don't get your menswear guy's take on winter wear. Especially when the question involves a person wanting to stay warm/dry. First off if you need full length lined Sorel Pac's to stay dry in the city your doing something very wrong. As for a coat in -30 for under 150 bucks? Go buy a Carhartt. I'll guarantee you will be happier looking like a redneck, but being warm. Instead of a peacoat that looks great, but they really are not designed for extreme weather.
I have about 20 messages in my inbox, and I usually answer them chronologically. However, seeing that it took a lot of courage for you to write such a snide note, I had to bump you up to the top of my list.
Not once on this Tumblr have I used the words “warm” or “dry” to describe footwear. Indeed, the only time I’ve ever used such words in my life was to describe your ladyfriend’s nana. It was like putting a bag of beef jerky in the microwave, all shriveled up and stupid looking. #FOH.
But while we are on the topic of keeping your feet warm and dry in a metropolitan area, why don’t you sit down and drink some champagne and let me rap to you: like Lieutenant Dan said, good gear can be the difference between life and death—cushioned sole, keep your feet dry, and when we’re out there humpin’, change your socks whenever we stop. So when your feet are cold and wet, you’ll be wishing you took heed, right? As a wise man once said, once something is wet, it’s wet…you can’t overdry. And this applies just the same to NYC as it does to northern Canada.
As per a coat under $150 that will keep one warm in negative 30 degrees Fahrenheit, shit, I mean, I did say that thrifting would be homeboy’s best bet. And Carhartt will probably be on par with Lands’ End, so what’s your beef there? I’ll concede that a peacoat isn’t the best choice for extreme weather, but on the real, you’re not going to get much for under $150, so who gives a shit what I suggest? Next time I’ll get on my Chappelle and reply that I don’t fucks with people who spend $150 on a coat in extreme weather because that’s not ballin’. Does that make you happy? Now go play somewhere, I’m busy.
Quick question re: loafers - tassels or no tassels?
As long as they don’t have spikes on them, I’m fine with either. However, I do sometimes associate tassels with ‘74 Sevilles with whitewall tires, impotence, baggy white linen pants and Florida.
what are your thoughts on theophilus londons style?
What kind of quality fall jackets would you recommend?