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Guys. I have to share a story with you.
If you don’t know, I live in Detroit and my apartment building has become quite popular with some young professionals moving into the city. I can’t disparage them; it’s a dope building, that’s why I moved into it in the first place. But last night, after a late night White Castle run, I was pulling into the parking structure when I noticed a new neighbor walking from his car. Barefoot.
He had a backpack on, cargo shorts with several carabiners as keychains, and a fucking carryout wrapped fancily in aluminum foil. You guys ever see something that is so intriguing and full of detail you have to stop and investigate, but once you do, you notice that the entire situation just begs more questions than answers? Like, what was my man’s thought process? He needed a backpack but somehow didn’t need his shoes?
You can’t just run out of our building, you have to ride an elevator and everything. Maybe he got to the ground floor, looked down and realized he forgot his shoes but was like, “Fuck it, I’m not riding the elevator again”? I’ve done that when I forget my phone in the apartment. Like, I’m not riding an elevator back to back, I’ll just go on airplane mode for the whole day.
Going on airplane mode is fucking amazing you guys, I highly recommend you try it for a day. No emails, no texts, no calls, no mentions, no nothing. It’s awesome. Until you get like 500 emails about that thing you were supposed to do and completely forgot because you left the tiny rectangle that reminds you that life is really just a series of tasks other people give you so that you can have money to buy things that other people say you need. I try and go on airplane mode once a month. Which probably explains my middling career path.
The next plot point on the parabola that is my professional life is to go to London to do something creative. I just feel like I’m more appreciated in London. I want to hang out and eat breakfast with kidney beans and marmalade, and smoke whatever English people call menthols, and text my friends “m8”.
Which is why I’m gonna bookmark these tips for London. I promise at some point I will actually visit London, but I’m trying to go when the weather is particularly Mancunian. So let me know in the comments section when the best, most rainy weather hits England.
Second/Layer just dropped the lookbook for its FW16 collection. Back in NYFW:Men’s, I got to see the collection in person and it was quite popular amongst the seven guys I hang out with when I go to New York. We were all like, “sweats are dope, outerwear is fire, let’s go get jalapeño poppers.”
I popped a few grams for posterity’s sake and then complimented the collection effusively to their PR company but they haven’t sent me anything for $Free.99 so I guess my grams were subpar. Don’t let the fact that I didn’t get a free coat bar you from checking out a very solid collection.
After you check out Second/Layer check out these new under the radar brands. You guys gotta keep finding new brands that make the same types of clothing you already wear. Like, no one will fault you for eating pizza every day if you eat pizza at all different fancy pizzerias. Well, I will fault you because eating the same thing every day is fucking weird, but in Fashion wearing the same thing every day is fucking fire. Like, I have three chore jackets in the same shade of blue but they're made by three different brands so it’s cool and not obsessive and inflexible.
You guys remember JJJJJJJJJOUND? I realized like three years ago, that there’s only three ‘Js’ in JJJound, but it’s just more fun to type a bunch. Also I still pronounce it like, “GGGG-G UNIT”. Anyways, that blog was fucking seminal to like, everything the internet does now. You dickbags probably wouldn’t even be into skinny girls smoking long cigarettes while wearing dad hats and stonewashed jeans standing in corners near potted plants if it weren’t for JJJound.
On the strength of that alone you need to check out the upcoming Victory Sportswear collaboration he did, because this Trail Runner is so good. The gray suede upper with the tan heel detail is so fucking nice, you guys. I can’t wait to wear these with some baggy ass North Face shorts that were actually pants but the lower legs zip off and an oversized expensive white tee. That’s the summer look right there, looking like you could be an exasperated dad on vacation or an exasperated owner of a medical marijuana dispensary.
Next week I’ll tell you guys all about my five year plan to open the best weed dispensary in North America.
— Jon Moy
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