WANT: Instead of Student Loans, Dec. '12

We've all got our lists and oh-so-perfectly-curated Tumblr pages and Pinboards dedicated to things we like, lust and pine for with every little click. Well, this post is just showing that I put a little more effort forth in copying, dragging and pasting them into sexier packaging using a bootleg copy of Photoshop. You're welcome, Internet.

Here's what I'd drop my wad of student loan money on instead of paying back Every True Son. Yeah, they're pricy. BUT SO ARE STUDENT LOANS.

Clockwise: mustard cotton sweater by NN.07; berry-colored motorcycle jacket with detachable sleeves by 3.1 Phillip Lim; rucksack by Archival; cotton blend T-shirt by Alexander Wang; suede and leather trainers by Maison Martin Margiela; fragrance by Odin; slim black denim by Acne; braided lash hook by Giles & Brother.


WEIGH IN: Let's dance, sweatpants.

UPDATE: To be honest, we're glad for the dissenting views. The point of this post was to spur a little discussion, and that discussion doesn't have to be pro-outfit. Fire away!

There are two options:

A) Let's try sweatpants. In public.


B) I'm just being a douche bag for wearing designer sweatpants and thinking it's okay to do so in public. Look: Sometimes I have to leave the house. But sometimes while I'm doing that, I just wanna feel like it's the (Weeknd) and I'm on my couch eating Trader Joe's cookie butter off a spoon and watching Revenge. Hands in the air, don't care. You know?

Weigh in, please.

On Jeff: "Crosby" oxford shirt by Saturdays Surf NYC; long-sleeved striped tee by Shades of Grey by Micah Cohen; slub cotton slim sweatpants by Alexander Wang; "Roshe" sneakers by Nike; field tote by Filson; leopard print five-panel cap by Publish + Reed Space; gimlet tortoise "Preston" eyeglasses by Warby Parker.

Photography by a street style photographer from TWELV Magazine.


WINNA: Scrawl On That Stationery

And the lucky dogs who'll be scribbling their chicken-scratch on Christine Cover's tremendous stationery are:

  • From Twitter: @ChrisFidz. Get at us, brother!
  • From Facebook: Daniel Garber, check yo' messages.
  • From the comments: Dillon, we hope your cousin enjoys the card. Whiskey and sea turtles are really the only things worth talking about anyway. Email us your address, and we'll have it sent out post haste!
For those of you who didn't win, check out Christine's Etsy store. Easy gift idea, y'know? Don't say we never did nothin' for ya!

Until next time, friends.


GIVEAWAY: "Another Half Eaten Sandwich"

You're doing well, right? Great. Things are getting about to get a little better.
We love you and we want you to have rad things.
More importantly, we want you to be able to give rad things.
You know, to your friends, family, lovers and lovers that your friends, family and lovers don't know about yet.

We partnered up with our friend Christine Cover to do just that.

A bit about herChristine is a friend of ours from way back in undergrad who doodles and draws the quirky things that pop up in her brain. We spent many nights on her porch, bugging her and her roommates for home cooked meals. We picked up the booze; they cooked the meals. Most nights began with the preface of "I swear, we'll do homework! I have a test tomorrow." Yet, homework usually took the backseat. Long talks and banter took precedence as we presided over the the shenanigans on Wilson Street. Glory days, guys. #COLLEGE.

She's a talented singer and songwriter, lovable friend, crafty artist and painter and the list goes on. When's she's not doodling, she's traveling and singing. (See also: gypsy.) Currently, Christine is making cards under the moniker "Another Half-Eaten Sandwich" and pursuing an MFA in Art Education at the University of Missouri in her hometown.

Clockwise: "Ties of the Week," "Penny Loafers," "Fancy shirt," "Moped," "Bow Tie" and "Flask Me Anything!" postcards.
No explanation necessary. However, be warned that Dawson's Creek is rabbit hole that is endless and inevitable.

Top-to-bottom, left-to-right: "Girl & Boy," "Blazer," "Whiskey," "Winter Wear," and "Tetris Pizza" postcards.

  • Simply tell us which one is your favorite and who you'd send it to
  • We'll pick three winners: one from Twitter, one from Facebook and one from the comments in this post. Pick your preferred poison.
  • Contest closes on Friday at 11:59:59 p.m. We'll announce it after the weekend is over on Monday.
We get to you know you better a bit through these giveaways, as do the other readers. Big, happy family for the holidays, you know? Cool. We think so, too. 

(Conversely, you could visit her Etsy site and buy 'em up before the giveaway ends. I dare you.) If you're not one of the winners: $2.50 for a little diddy to send to a friend via snail mail? That's a pint of beer during Happy Hour....in a college town at least. Have at it!


Friday Wrap-Up: What's On Our Radar

UPDATE: The watch below, worn by Cam, is a WWII-era Russian piece by Vostok. He found it for $30 on Etsy. Sadly, it has been lost...though he notes it didn't keep very good time. YOLO.

Around the interwebs:
  • A peep at the new  Ralph Lauren Vintage online shop. (Get Kempt)
  • If you needed another reason to be "that guy" at a party, grab a Das Horn drinking chalace. (KickStarter)
  • The Hazards of Growing Up Painlessly: Ashlyn Blocker, 13, feels no pain. (NYTimes)
  • Susie and Carrie from Imogene + Willie on friendship and their new favorite women's fit. (Imogene + Willie)
  • We can't stop thinking about the new Scrabble Typography Edition. (GQ)
Around Chicago this weekend:
  • If you're up for it, trek to the burbs for the Red Wing Heritage Trunk Show at Nordstrom this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. 
  • Apartment Number 9 brings its Bucktown digs to the Gold Coast. (Thrillist)
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