Some of my favorite shoes: Solovair monkey boot.

Made in Northampton, England.....Solovair’s monkey boot made from full grain burgundy leather. 

Vintage skinhead-suedeheads

Fantastic photo. Don’t know anything about it other than it oozes style. 

Bing Crosby

What a great photo of legendary crooner/actor Bing Crosby and his sons. More importantly look at all of those nice selvedge jeans, back when it was de rigeur and nothing special, the way it is now. Also Bing’s 1936 Type I denim jacket is the bees knees 

Some of my favorite shoes: Paraboot Avignon

Paraboot “Avignon” in Horween cordovan no8. Classic u-tip Norwegian split toe with the Griff rubber sole. Great shoe for any occasion and the cordovan leather gives it extra class. 

Happy detention day.

35 years ago we learned that we’re all part jock, part prom queen, part need, part basketcase and part delinquent. Truth.  

Cool stuff I own: Gregoire Texier Panerai watch strap

Fantastic leather strap with heavy duty metal tang buckle made by leather artisan Gregoire Texier. Looks beautiful on Panerai Luminor watch. 

Classic skinhead

Contrary to modern notion of skinheads having shaved heads, the term was originally put upon working class kids who got their hairs cut short (by the days’ standards) in a modified ivy-league style college boy cut.  This fellow here has a classic original skinhead look. The shorter near bald cut came during the “new breed” revival in late 70a-early 80s and the orginal length started becoming associated as a Suedehead cut.  The original early 70s suedehead haircut was actually a bit longer and wouldn’t be considered skinhead in any way by today’s definition. 

1970s Bootboys

Great pic I’d never seen before of post-skinhead “bootboys”, a short subculture during the glory days of British glam rock. 

Who knew such a thing existed?

Tho there is a “National _____ Day” for everything now so I’m not surprised. 

60 in the concrete jungle

Happy 60th to Terry Hall, singer of The Specials. Still touring and playing gigs, never too young or too old.