Waiting for the Sunrise
Thom Browne striped cotton t-shirt, Michael Bastian cable-knit wool and cashmere-blend cardigan, J. Crew Stanton slim-fit chambray shorts, Bottega Veneta intrecciato suede slippers, J. Crew Abingdon waxed cotton-canvas and leather holdall, Miansai Trice woven leather bracelet, Thom Browne round-frame leather-trimmed acetate sunglasses, Uniform Wares 150 Series slim steel wristwatch
Matters of consequence are always in black and white. While matters of importance have grey areas.
Marni knitted-back wool-blend felt blazer, Neighborhood Labour striped brushed cotton-twill oxford shirt, A.P.C. Prince of Wales check linen-blend shorts, Marni flannel paneled leather brogues, Balenciaga day creased-leather messenger bag, Alexander McQueen high-shine leather belt, Thom Browne round-frame mesh-trimmed sunglasses, Marwood woven silk handerkerchief, Junghans x Max Bill stainless steel automatic chronograph watch
PR 0731 departing Suvarnabhumi at 2:00 PM +8 GMT.
Charles’ consciousness is drifting. His cold palms are rubbing onto each other in hopes of getting warm. He is thinking of how it will be for them. He is worried that he might again be rejected by another street hipster. Now he’s looking on his slippers to find some reassurance. He’s running onto this, getting away from that. He is never looking back.
PR 0731 arriving NAIA at 6:30 PM +8 GMT.
Top: Santiago Gonzalez crocodile leather backpack, Stubbs & Wootton spirit Navajo-inspired slippers
Middle: Oliver Spencer slim-fit cotton-twill travel jacket, John Smedley striped knitted cotton polo shirt
Bottom: Band of Outsiders straight-leg cotton trousers, Drake’s printed wool and silk-blend pocket square, Thom Browne round-frame lens optical glasses
Back to the Ivy League.
In any case, it’s always fun. Bachelor’s. Master’s. Doctorate.
Top: Brooks Brothers cable-knit cotton sweater
2nd Row: Polo Ralph Lauren Bradman straight-leg cotton twill shorts, Rag & Bone straw fedora hat
3rd Row: Woolrich leather and canvas backpack, Oliver Spencer leather wingtip brogues
Bottom: Thom Browne Dita sunglasses, Van Moof M2-02 bicycle, Uniform Wares 100 Series steel wrist watch
Every preppy boy is reminded of childhood memories by picnic trips. Pack up your bags and put on your summer suede brogues. Time to head off to the highlands. Don’t forget the cruiser bike! :-)
Top: Oliver Spencer brogues for Mr. Porter
Middle: Mismo canvas bags, Archival Clothing roll-top backpacks
Bottom: Thom Browne Dita sunglasses, Vanmoof M2-02 bike
Mixing and matching: an attitude that every prep boy has.
Oat Open Drapey Cardigan - Cardigans - Men’s Sweaters & Cardigans -…
FRED PERRY Pointelle Knitted Shirt Mahogany, £85
Orange Cotton Shorts - Mens Shorts - Clothing - TOPMAN
Ted Baker Tephra 3 Fringe Driver, $200
Comme des Garcons Tartan Clutch Wallet - Red -, $100
Stripe With Leather Tabs Belt, $35
Kyle Hopkins Signet People Ring, £221
JOSEPH BROOKS RED TIGER EYE BRACELET, £79
JOSEPH BROOKS TIGER EYE BRACELET, £94
It has been raining incessantly all afternoon. This tanned creative just got back from his business trip in Tokyo. A manly financial dude was looking at the shoes of all the guys rushing around the airport. He turned red when he finally saw the boots he had been waiting for.
iWant: Weekly Wish List for Christmas 2011.
Way back, when I was working with a relatively larger team, I enjoyed going through others’ wish lists. They are quite representative of people’s personalities, priorities, and aspirations. Some are very utilitarian, who’d want to receive pens, shirts, wallets, or mugs. Some are like Japanese prep school boys, who’d go for anything stylish, hip and chic. Some are geeks, who prefer books, collectibles, video games, or copies of records. I’ve always asked for what a geek, utilitarian Japanese prep school boy would ask for. This time it’s something for an iPad 2.
Top: A.P.C x Incase, Autum straight-jacket, Globe-trotter
Bottom: Long Live Alfred leather envelope, Thom Browne
At a cafe, a lean olive-skinned journalist was finalizing his shopping list while waiting. The aroma of cinnamon-spiked brewed coffee stung his then sleepy mind. A few moments after, a short muscular marketing executive in his work wear arrived. Time to get started.
If it’s not at the Highlands, weekends are spent by prep boys lounging at the marina or bay. Clubhouse sandwich and brewed coffee. Rolling blue waves. The shy sun behind heather grey clouds. No other melody than the cry of sea gulls marrying the sweet whispers of the sea breeze.
Prep boys used to ditch the jocks’ booze nights to maintain the 4.0. Now, they still do to maintain the iCovet subscription. And after all the deadlines, nobody parties hard (and wildly) as these men in boys clothes. Moves like Jagger, y’all.
Top: Ally Capellino Richard satchel, Thom Browne iPad case
2nd Row:Barrett Alley leather envelope, Moleskine pocket sketchbook
3rd Row:Cross Beverly ballpoint pen, Muji Hex double-ended pens
Bottom: Muji natural leather pen case, Muji travel kit, Le Belinois umbrella