Essentials for the Ultimate Coffee Table (Gear Patrol)
“The perfect coffee table is an expression of who you are and how you present yourself to those who visit your home. It sits as the centerpiece of what is often the most used room in your home or apartment. Because of these considerations, it is important to put some thought and effort into what occupies the space in the center of the room. Empty beer bottles, take-out menus and scattered remote controls are unacceptable. Simplicity and thoughtfulness are the name of the game.”

What’s Wrong With The Fashion Industry? (Vestoj)
“Glenn O’Brien: We live in a time where corporations are seen as individuals. But if you work for a corporation, are you allowed to have an individual opinion? Not really. You have to follow the company voice and the company line. It’s destructive to human beings. Me, I believe in a freelance world. Working for a company only for money is what Marx called ’alienated labour.’ Today we live in a world of alienated labour where people sell out – they sell themselves, their minds, their integrity. They become liars for money.”

What is sprezzatura? (Permanent Style)
“There are other routes to sprezzatura – to the appearance of nonchalance. Bruce listed several a few years ago in a nice article for Mr Porter. They include clothes that are obviously well-worn (Nancy Mitford: ‘All nice rooms are a bit shabby’), wearing vintage or inherited clothing, and combining casual and formal dress (ref. the trend for bracelets with tailoring – the perfect example of something that looks great until everyone else is doing it).”

One Man, Five Designers (The New York Times)
“It struck me that the task of reviewing clothes stands at some distance from the experience of wearing them. And so I hit upon a solution to try bridging the gap between theory and practice: I would wear the stuff. Not only would I try out Duckie Brown’s upholstery-size runway garments, but also the latest from four other designers.”

How Japan Beat America At Its Own Style Game (GQ)
“Well, Thom Browne didn’t need to look to Japan to make his suits. But once American men saw how much was going on in Japan, it was more a catalyst for that interest in clothing. When American men wanted to look at pictures of Aldens or Red Wings back in 2007 or 2008, those pictures were in Japanese magazines. If you wanted to see a military jacket from the ’60s, you were more likely to find a real McCoy’s replica of the jacket than the actual vintage one. Or, like, if you wanted to see what Levi’s looked like in 1955, that was in a Japanese magazine. So I just think that when Americans became interested in their own heritage, the resources they needed to learn about it were in Japan. And Take Ivy is the perfect example of that, as it’s a book made by Japanese people about American style.”