“Give Three Piece a Chance” was the slogan seen on protest banners on Savile Row just the other day. After the announcement that Abercrombie Kids would be occupying the historic Number 3 Savile Row, traditionalists literally took to the street. I have mixed feelings, and here they are.
Thorstein Veblen’s The Theory of the Leisure Class is one of the great books on the role of “things” in our lives. In fewer than 300 pages, Veblen articulates a clear theory of material culture and coins more than a few commonly used terms. Here are just a few thoughts on one of his very small ideas.
You’ve doubtlessly read G. Bruce Boyer’s thoughts on everything from Harris Tweed to bench made shoes, but what you might not know is that the guy loves jazz music as much as (if not more than) great clothes. So without further ado, a memoir from Mr. Boyer about Louis Armstrong.
It’s not unusual for a truly great pair of shoes to elicit an exclaiming including the words “God” or “Holy.” But on October 25 we can take this to the next level and celebrate St Crispin’s Day.