Derek from Die, Workwear! tweeted the other day about this post on Styleforum in which people are debating whether or not it is appropriate for people to ask you to take off your shoes in their homes. And as you’d expect, there have been a number of less-than-stellar replies…
It’s easy to get excited over the big stuff. New monkstraps, commissioning a suit, or whatever else, these things are usually big purchases, and ones we agonize over. But then there’s the little stuff – the relatively inexpensive things we use everyday and usually pay very little attention to.
Everyone has felt that tinge of guilt-ridden terror that sets in the day or two before a holiday when you’re without gifts or ideas. And it’s totally understandable that even if you’re wild about Dad, getting him that special trinket might have gotten stuck perpetually at the bottle of the to-do list.
Anyone who’s ever spent time in a drug store or barbershop knows we’re not starved for choices when it comes to grooming products. There are the seemingly endless shelves of shampoos for this or that type of hair and a plethora of shaving gels, soaps, cremes, and foams that try to tell us we can’t possibly be handsome without them.
Sadly I wasn’t able to spend Mother’s Day with my own fantastic mother this year, but I did get to spend it with my girlfriend and her wonderful mother. After an early breakfast, we tried to beat the heat to the Missouri Botanical Gardens. Despite your probable skepticism due to their being in Missouri, trust me they’re some of the best gardens in the country.