I've heard that Nick Wooster is somewhere in the ball park of 5'5". My question is, if that statement is true, how does he manage his proportions so well? Teach me, bro.
You must have some inside information because legend has it that Nick is a giant, and that he can crush a man’s skull with one hand.
All kidding aside, yes, Nick is somewhere in the ballpark of 5’5”. Sure, it helps that most photographs of Nick floating around the interwebz are taken by professional photographers. But if you’ve ever seen him in person, it’s obvious that he plays the game more like a small forward than a point guard. How? For starters, Nick’s wardrobe is impeccably tailored—it’s no secret that well fitting clothes will stretch a man’s silhouette.
Second, dude has great posture. Regardless of your height, gentlemen should not slouch. A man standing upright at 5’5” is on equal footing as a 5’8” hunchback. Not to mention Nick’s affinity for wedged vibram, stacked heels and other vertical assistance can give him an extra three-or-so inches as well.
Finally, I do not believe that I have ever seen Nick in gingham, buffalo check, tartan or any other pattern that creates a stark, tangible break at the waist. Vertical stripes, monochromatic schemes and other craftily assembled kits stretch Nick’s torso and give off the appearance of a much taller man.
All in all, if you take the above and multiply it by Nick’s ridiculous sense of style and stature in the menswear community, you get Spud Webb in pogo shoes in a one-on-one game to 21 against Stephen Hawking on an eight-foot rim—shit’s just not fair.
Yo, what are your thoughts on Vibram soles? i know it looks corny on wingtips and loafers, but what about 6" boots or something?
Fuck that noise—it looks cheap and kitschy. Vibram soles are the footwear equivalent of ridin’ spinners: obnoxious, flashy and eye-catching, but serving absolutely no real purpose other than to make you look like a complete doucher. Not to mention that it’s a tell-tale sign of being dressed by TEH INTERWEBS, seeing that no one in his right mind would purchase such an objectively ugly item without first having seen some blogger rant and rave about it online.
Let’s just say I hope that Vibram didn’t expand its operations by building an extra factory or two to keep up with the increased demand because I think it’s only a matter of time before people snap out of it and realize that inch-thick white rubber soles on a wingtip boot look plain silly.
One last thing: I know there’s a good chance I’ll be in the minority on this one, but I refuse to back down. I really dislike Vibram soles.
Photographer Omar Leslie has provided photos of some attendees to a (capsule) after party earlier this week. As you probably already guessed, among the steezed-out dope boys, some real know-nothing disasters lurked.
Take these guys. Seems like they’ve answered the age old question of what kind of shoes to wear with multi-colored tribal suits. Survey says none of vibram soled captoes, bluchers or boat shoes will make those things any less hideous. My favorite part about this trainwreck is that homeboy on the left is not identically dressed to the three stooges on his right. I imagine him rolling up to the party, wandering around a few hours, unsure of himself, before finally stumbling upon these like-minded clowns.