The Pendleton Westerly shawl collar sweater is super cool, but keeps me warm.
All my winter stuff is in storage and I have no access to it. I expected to be out of storage before the winter came, but now I am cold and without my favorite sweaters: cable knit shawl collar sweaters ala Steve McQueen. Deal is this: I have enough shawl collar sweaters in multiple colors that I do not need duplicates. When I am finally able to get all my stuff out of storage I will be very happy, but I have too much stuff.
Another sweater made famous by media that I love, and super comfortable too boot, is the Pendleton Westerly. This ultra-comfortable 3GG sweater immediately lets people know that you are a chill slacker who doesn't care much about anything, while also keeping you warm.
Vintage models are available on ebay and etsy, but Pendleton has been making an exact-ish replica of the Dude's sweater for a few years now.
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Behold the Brain Coat, which is not a tinfoil hat but rather a silver-coated nylon skull cap with ear flaps. It's lightweight, breathable, and claims to be effective at shielding the brain from radio waves while remaining comfortable even if worn with other headgear.
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Microwave Shielding Effect: 35 dB at 1-10 GHz
If you're in the market for a long sleeve one-piece bathing suit with human organs on in, here you go. It's just on Amazon. Read the rest
The ROICHEN EASY TRAY "helps you to stock and pull out your clothes without making a mess" and is an instant classic in the annals of weird advertising. Read the rest
My wife started giving me Calvin Klein boxer briefs for gifts a while ago, and now they are my favorite. No weird tags or seams to irritate my tender skin, and the elastic doesn't wear out and create the droopy drawers effect. Amazon has a sale on a 2-pack for $17. Read the rest
Amber Sherlock, a television personality in Australia, was angry that a colleague, Julie Snook, wore clothes almost the same color as her own. On-camera, with the screen split and an increasingly alarmed and discomfited guest looking on—also wearing white!—she insisted Snook change her attire and did not commence the segment until she had done so. Read the rest
YourSassyGrandma on Etsy is selling the Sexy Ugly Christmas Sweater for $50. Read the rest
My taste in clothes is simple. I usually wear blue denim Levis, Native Jefferson rubber shoes without socks, and plain T-shirts. Since I love ion Southern California, I can pretty much get away with wearing this outfit year round.
I used to buy Calvin Klein T-shirts, but earlier this year I bought a 4-pack of Fruit of the Loom pocket T-shirts for $(removed) and decided I liked them better than the Calvin Kleins (which cost at least $(removed) each). The Fruits are 100% cotton, and made of thin fabric, which I like more than thick fabric, and they hold up well over time. The pocket is perfect for storing a deck of cards or flat magic tricks, too! Read the rest
That's Bertha Boronda in the lower left square. I'm not sure if her proud look reflects her satisfaction of having the biggest hat or successfully cut off her unfaithful husband's penis with a straight razor in 1908.
Female inmates of San Quentin State Prison and their very fine hats Read the rest
Most jeans outfit for motorcycling look bad and fit worse. I tried two popular options, Hood Motorcycle Jean's G8 Evo and Bohn's Adventure Pants. Seriously: Adventure Pants. Read the rest
If I could, I'd live in loungewear: pajamas, bathrobes, etc. If there's one thing that makes a terry bathrobe even more comfy, it's a hood. And if there's one thing that makes a hooded terry bathrobe even more cool, it's eye-holes and Captain America livery so that you can hang around on the sofa all day in your robe, rising only to role-play moments from the new Captain America movie, which is really quite good despite several egregiously stupid plot-points involving computers and the Internet, which I will be detailing at great length when I get an afternoon free to do so.
The robe's from Thinkgeek, it's 100% cotton, and it costs $70. It's got Captain America's shield embroidered on the back!
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Wardrobe mannequins have been around since the days of King Tutankhamen, and have been freaking out people ever since. Hunter Oatman-Stanford of Collector's Weekly has an excellent brief history of these silent, ever-vigilant dwellers of the Uncanny Valley.
Cynthia’s face remained completely blank, wearing that same empty stare at the theater, Bergdorf’s, a private dinner party, and even her regular hair salon. Everywhere she went, Cynthia tantalized the paparazzi and her adoring public—always seen on the arm of the fashionable Lester Gaba, wearing the runway’s latest styles and enjoying New York nightlife to the fullest—but still her gaze revealed nothing.
Of course, that’s because Cynthia was a mannequin, crafted by Gaba to promote his retail display business. In 1937, Gaba’s irreverent experiment captivated the public by spotlighting our larger fixation with mannequins, made up of a strange blend of adoration, emulation, discomfort, and sometimes even terror. Cynthia was merely the descendant of a long line of mannequins, whose idealized bodies gave shape to our materialist fantasies at least since the time of the Egyptians.
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On Monday night I had dinner with Jesse Genet, the founder of Lumi, a company that makes photographic fabric dye called Inkodye. She was wearing a shirt with an Inkodye print on it. This stuff is amazing! Jesse made the above entertaining video that shows the process of making a photographic print. I just ordered a starter kit. I can't wait to try it out. Read the rest
Tsarina's tshark shocks resemble sharks that are gnawing off the wearer's feet. They come with knit, velcro-attachable remoras! The comments are full of people begging to buy a pair of these, but there's no indication at this point that they are for sale, either as patterns or finished articles.
The shark theme has been done, of course; this, however, is the Tshark theme…
… and as such it is intended to go farther over the top, and deeper under the bottom, than your average sea-going pedator. (Check out my shiny new neologism that I just this minute made up! “Pedator” - a predator that is worn on the foot, geddit?)
Just When You Thought It Was Safe….
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Seen at New York Comic-Con, which I'm presently attending: these terrific Johnny Cupcakes tees, entitled the "Lycanthriller." The site lists the men's tee as sold out, but the woman's edition is in stock. They had both at the booth. Read the rest
Rufus Roo jackets are designed to help you beat airline luggage limits (given that they seem to be British, I'm going to go out on a limb and guess that this was inspired by the awful RyanAir, which treats travelling with luggage as an oligarch-grade luxury and charges accordingly). It's designed to let you carry your shoes, changes of clothes, laptop, reading material, and wine and food in a series of pockets stitched throughout.
Stylish wearable luggage ideal for Holidays and Short Breaks, great for carrying the kids stuff, Commuting to work, Shopping without bags, travelling to Music Festivals or to Sports events.
Lightweight* in a range of sizes comfortably fits most adults or children when worn over clothes and fully loaded.
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