Fashion, Life, Sightings

Life as it is. Can’t complain really.

I’ve just completed my first month of my career in Advertising!

Thing is I still haven’t sorted out paper work for my salary and stuff! I’ve been so couped up in the office that I don’t even have time to fill those out! How am I gonna get my salary! D:

How am I gonna get the things that I want?

Currently on my shopping list… these are what I am eyeing (below)!

Nike SB Dunk High “Red Devil”

Nike SB Dunk High "Red Devil"

A really nice Varsity Jacket

Varsity Jacket

I need to get a smart casual jacket too! In case we have an impromtu meeting with the clients or the big bosses!

Pharell Williams so good at his fashion sense!

A new electric guitar!

New electric guitar

Fancy bag to take to work 🙂 (Something like this would be shiek!)

ASOS Wolfgang Backpack

A fancy metal flask that speaks “I’m ECO Friendly!”

Fancy eco friendly flask

Fancy eco friendly flask

Perhaps I should have my own potted plant in the office 😉

Also, I gotta get myself a fancy mug for the office!

Punch Mug

Or a cool and medieval goblet!

Jason goblet (Now this is AWESOME)

Probably one of the most important things that I would need at work is a really good planner/or a calender/wall planner, as the nature of my job requires timely matters!

Moleskin planner

Probably a nice ukelele or a guitar at the office to take away the blues and have some fun! : )

Ukulele

Well… one day I would really wanna work like this!

Office by the beach

That would definitely be awesome to work in such an awesome environment. Probably something like in Phuket or Phi Phi!

Then I would feel like this everyday : )

STOKED!

Lovin’ life at the moment. Can’t complain really, cause God has given me so much more than what I asked for!

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Fashion, Life, Music, Reviews, Sightings

What’s currently playing on my iTunes! / Miri Jazz Fest 2010 promo show!

I guess playing the violin in a band has been a pretty great experience so far with awesome band mates where we can learn and support one another and most importantly have fun!

An Honest Mistake at Elevate Titiwangsa

Since I have been on a exploration adventure from middle last year till today and I’ve been submerging myself into much heavier stuff and deeper waters and it definitely has been rewarding skill wise and also on my music knowledge i mean from 5000 songs to now 15000 songs in the span of almost coming to a year!

These are the bands that have been playing over and over on my playlist, in my car and just chilling at home. If you haven’t heard any of these bands do go and listen to em! they are awesome!

Envy On The Coast

Scary Kids Scaring Kids

Janus

Saosin

Brokenscar

Limp Bizkit

Matt Wertz

Well theses are just some of the artists I’ve been listening to, but these artist definitely got me hooked to lots of awesome new techniques and inspirations in my violin and guitar playing.

Can’t wait for Limp Bizkit’s new album and I just found out that Soasin has parted ways with EMI/Virgin and are now unsigned. Hope that with them going DIY it will unleash more awesome stuff from them with no barriers and no limitations by record labels!

Well… thats all for now! Heading to the studio to jam with an up and coming artist, Diandra who will be playing this coming Friday at Laundry and Saturday at KLCC for the promo show at the Miri Jazz Fest, and I’ll be her secessionist for this weekend!

Miri Jazz Fest - a preview -

Do drop by, chill out and listen to some awesome bands and click here if your interested in the Miri International Jazz Festival!

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Fashion, Life

I got new kicks!! :D Thks Mum & Dad!

Ahh! I got one of my wishes come true!

I was suppse to get new Zara sneakers but pitty new season’s not in yet! 😦 but… I will wait till they come! 😀

I got the surprise when my dad suddenly gave me this bag with a Nike Box!!! he got me this pair of Sneakers that I have been eying for awhile now!! Its the NIKE Sweet Classic AP! In my fav colour as well! White, Red!

My new Nike 'Sweet Classics'!

My new Nike 'Sweet Classics AP' in White n Red!!OMG-ness!

Well now 4 more gifts to go! 😀

  1. New Zara shoes/sneakers!
  2. A Belt!
  3. Cool pair of shades
  4. Good quality guitar patch cables
  5. a few Graphic Tees – size XLs

Thx Mum! Dad! For the wonderful dinner at that Thai Restaurant and thx for the presents!

Thx to all those who made my 20th birthday really awesome! Love you guys!

Regards,

Danny Boy

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Fashion, Life, Reviews, Sightings

Oh My God!!! Zara, Pull & Bear, Massimo Dutti Warehouse Sale!

Let me tell you this…

DannyBoy is back and running again! THough am amidst my exams but I managed to find time to blog! Apologies to my faithful readers!

To kick things off… I had a blast at the Zara, Pull & Bear, Massimo Dutti Warehouse Sale!

Warehouse Clearance Bunting

Warehouse Clearance Bunting

It was definitely an awesome experience.. Think about the recent flick a month back, Confessions of a Shopaholic, where the scene where all the women went berserk and crazy at a sale? It was exactly as crazy!

My self and 2 fellow Fashionistas were there at approximately 10:15 a.m 45 mins before the doors open! Yes… we are crazy and its a sale.. and we were not the only ones!

There was already 2 queues!

The queue 45 mins before Opening at 11 a.m

The queue 45 mins before Opening at 11 a.m

It started to get crowded and crowded until there was really no point in having a queue in the first place! People started to cut in is now like a stampede! Everyone was packed like a can of tuna, people pushing and shoving to try to get it first and basically… Grab the best first!!!!

Growing queue as Opening draws near!

Growing queue as Opening draws near!

Crowded like canned tuna!

Crowded like canned tuna!

People were so desperate to come in that they were getting more violent where while we were enjoying ourselves in the vacinity, people were screaming and shouting and trying to force themselves in until the sliding wall doors were vibrating and moving and one or two of the sliding doors came off! They even had to stick tape on to the glass so that it won’t shatter!

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Taped sliding glass doors

Security with Hailers to help suppress violent crowd

Security with Hailers to help suppress violent crowd

Crazy people! Gosh BE CIVILIZED! The bouncers outside had to scream at the screaming people outside and prevent a havoc accoring! Good job security! It’s only la people! … SALE… HAHAHAH!!! Too bad! you guys came later so too bad! All the nice clothes are mine! Muahahha!! …

When I got in… it felt weird and treasure hunt like… and my single and main mission was to find all the things that I want fast and quick before someone lays hands and eyes on my ‘precious’!

There was so much on dirt cheap and rediculous prices! Almost a give away!

Rm9.90 , Rm 29.90, Rm 39.90, RM 49.90, Rm 59.90… I was in awe! I mean.. ZARA! Pull & Bear! & Massimo!!!

Ok.. normally warehouse sale means really crappy dented and not 100% quality products or has faults in it! But no… it was freaking the really thing! I asked the saleswomen nearby and she said that the new season is arriving soon and strictly all of this season has to go before the season ends!

I was shocked i managed to capture pictures …. normally there would be like.. no cameras, no food and no bags signs… but there wasn’t any so i just clicked away! But they did tie up hand bags and totes to prevent theft obviously.

My fellow fashionistas got a pair of gorgeous suade Massimo Dutti heels for only Rm169.90 when the normal price is Rm500.oo! She got a few other tops as well. but all were in the range of Rm 19.90 to 39.90!

Myself? Hehe…

I got this Zara hoodie for RM 69.90! Original price:  Rm 199.90!

My new hoodie!

My new hoodie!

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The original price....

The original price....

Zara Accessories Dark Blue Scarf for Rm 29.90! Original price: Rm119.90!

New Dark Blue Scarf!

New Dark Blue Scarf!

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the ori price!

the ori price!

Xdye accessories by Pull & Bear Belt at Rm19.90! Original price: Rm 139.90!

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My New and 1st P&B belt!

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Original Price total: Rm 459.70

Total Spent: Rm 119.70!

And you may ask.. only?? Well.. thing is the stuff there for guys (am not sure on the girls) there are more XXL than the regulars.. I heard one dude cursing that there were only sizes for big people and there was no S or M.. In my mind I was like… hehe … that’s why I am here.. HAHAHA!!!

On a normal day, I would be buying loads of stuff and don’t care how much as long as the quality was good and it was worth it and cheap! But.. I put a cap on myself today. I only brought RM 210 with me and no ATM cards! Had to limit and not be a shopaholic!

“I am Danny, I went to the Zara,  Pull & Bear, Massimo Dutti Warehouse Sale and I only spent Rm 119.70! And I am NOT a Shopaholic!”

*Big Smiles*

*Shopaholic Anonymous group applauds and gave a standing ovation!*

Hehe.. Am dreaming! 🙂

For more info refer to the first picture of this post!

Cheers and Shopaholics unite!

For more pictures click here!

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Articles, Fashion, Food, Life, Reviews, TV Shows & Movies

[Movie Review] Confessions of A Shopaholic

I just watched this movie with my fellow Epicurean and Fashionistas on Monday night, Sarah & Esther! I could not have picked a more perfect pair of good friends to watch with especially when it comes to Epicureanism and Fashionista!

Fashionista & Epicurean: Sarah Kate Lee
Fashionista & Epicurean: Sarah Kate
Fashionista & Epicurean: Esther

Fashionista & Epicurean: Esther showing off her new buy! Nine West!!

Fashionista & Epicurean: DannyBoy

Fashionista & Epicurean: DannyBoy and Men's August April *09 Issue

We ate at Groovy groovy Sushi Groove… Actually compared to the last time i went to Sushi Groove (over 2 years ago!), the quality of the food was much better than last time and now they are having promotion on 50%off on selected items and the food was of satisfactory level! Nothing much to shout about its just honest, decent food at a good price!

Esther 7 Sarah at Sushi Groove

Esther & Sarah at Sushi Groove

Me Enjoying my food!

Me Enjoying my food!

After eating we headed straight for the movie that we have been dying to watch!

Confessions!

Confessions!

I must say Confessions of A shopaholic from the movie and the book is so  erm different (as per normal with movies nowadays.. I call it the Harry Potter effect). Ok.. the book Confessions of A Shopaholic is the first book in a 5 part collection series of Rebecca Bloomwood’s life. The movie showed from the first book to the 3rd or 4th book compressed in a one hour and a half film! I tell you! The movie was very speedy! The small little details from the first book and second are all like.. not existant in the movie! And actually she only meets the editor of the Savings magazine on the 3rd book! That was how compressed the movie was!

But on a lighter note. For those who have not read the book.. I would say that it was a fun and entertaining movie.. well so are all chick flicks!  It was really good and there were lots of ‘oooo’, ‘Ahh’ and other expressions from the audiences in the movie theatre.

Here are the quotes that I love from the movie:

I can’t find the quote to my favourite line in the movie. It is when Rebecca Bloomwood was at one her first meeting at the Shopaholic Anonymous where she just describesthe feeling of shopping! I was like drulling and like going crazy in my heart like I wanna explode! 😀

“When I was 7 most of my friends stopped believing in magic. That’s when I first started. They were beautiful, they were happy. They didn’t even need any money, they had magic cards.”

“You know that thing when you see someone cute and he smiles and your heart kind of goes like warm butter sliding down hot toast? Well that’s what it’s like when I see a store. Only it’s better.”

“We all have a destiny in life and since 14 I knew I was put on this earth to shop.”

“I’m Rebecca Bloomwoodand I’m a shopaholic.”

I’ve made so many mistakes and I feel like taking this job would be another one.”

“When I shop the world gets better, the world is better; and then it’s not anymore and I have to do it again.”

I just loved those quotes! I was like going to stand up and run out of the cinema and head straight to Zara! LOL!

THere will definately be a sequel to the movie haha! There are more to the series! (hints: think.. marriage, babies?) Oops! hehe…

My rating : 6/10

After the movie, us three went to Zara straight to have a look at their SALE, pity its only the lady’s stuff having the major mark downs.. I kinda won’t be surprised if saw a mob of ladies lining up in waiting to enter the sale and grab and fight over the clothes just like in Shopaholic hehe… I saw a really nice pair of sneakers in Zara.. maybe getting my new pair soon! My converse is in a mess!

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Fashion, Life, Sightings

Life without the Internet!

Heya to my faithful readers and readers around the world!

Sorry for the lack of posts recently! I’ve had problems with my internet connection.. and then i found out.. it was not my internet connection!

The Old Faithful ADSL ...

The Old Faithful ADSL ...

Because it has been raining and thundering the last few days.. turns out both my modem and my Router got fried! I mean.. WHAT ARE THE CHANCES ! This is NOT the first time that it happened! This is like the 2nd time that something got fried in my house! Gosh! My ADSL has been faithful to me since September 2005 (roughly after moving in to my house), it has been great and has had no problems. R.I.P  ADSL…

But.. No Worries!  🙂

Mynew Aztech Modem!

Mynew Aztech Modem!

I got myself a new Modem today! My Linksys router is sent for the warranties so I will get a replacement for free in 2 to 3 weeks! Woot!

So…. what have i been doing the last few days WITHOUT my internet connection?

1. Buy new facial care product!

My St. Ives facial care!

My St. Ives facial care!

Normally I would continue to buy my facial products from Kiehl’s when I was overseas, and Loreal Men’s Expert since I came back to Malaysia (Since Kiehl’s is quite pricy in Malaysia I chose an alternative which was Loreal), so I am trying St. Ives, a brand that my mum solely follows and attached to as it is very effective for her!

So I managed to get myself the few remaining tubes and tubs there as apparently St. Ives is going through a Rebranding so.. hopefully it won’t be long before the new face of the brand comes back cause if this product works effectively, I will continue to use it! Its affordable to the general public, available at Pharmacies like Guardian and Watson’s and EFFECTIVE!

What more can you ask for!

2. Watch Liverpool trash Man U 4 – 1 !

WOAH! I actually had my own match predictions that it would be a draw.. but my fellow friends who watched the game with me at Laundry said Man U will win.. well…

Vidic sees Red...

Vidic sees Red...

Ferguson in deep thoughs after the game...

Ferguson in deep thoughs after the game...

Torres scores pass Van Der Sar while Vidic contemplates on his mistake...

Torres scores pass Van Der Sar while Vidic contemplates on his mistake...

3.  Church

Well… with or with out internet I will still be in church for service every week anyways…

That’s all for now.. got a pasta on the stove that’s calling my name!

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Fashion

The 10 Most Stylish Men in America

GQhas tapped the worlds of music, art, film, and beyond to assemble a collection of guys we can all take our cues from. No royals, no socialites, no pretty-boy actors—just real men with real style.

Justin Timberlake
The man who helped bring fedoras—and sweater vests, and beards, and three-piece suits, and skinny ties—back.

J.T

J.T

Justin Timberlake can—and will—wear nearly anything. But he’s discerning. He’ll sport a trench coat, for example, but only if it fits just right. “You don’t want to look like Inspector Gadget,” he says. And as an L.A. guy, he loves a T-shirt. These days he goes for simple graphic ones that can be dressed up or down. His vintage tees, though, have mostly gone the way of his trucker hats. “I used to have an amazing collection,” he says, “but Jess and my cousin Rachael have pretty much grabbed them all.”

Jacket, $700; vest, $165; and jeans, $220: all by William Rast. Shirt, $168, by Steven Alan. Tie, $145, by Jil Sander. Vintage belt by Melet Mercantile.

Mark Ronson

Mark Ronson

Mark Ronson
DJ, Producer

Ronson wears the of-the-moment uniform—slim suit, skinny tie—in such a way that doesn’t make you want to punch him. How? He respects details like the taper of the pants and the length of the tie—and he backs the Mr. Success look up with actual success.

“Over the past five or six years, I became obsessed with ’60s soul and Motown. On the back cover of all those Blue Note records, you’d see the guys going into the studio to play on sessions, and they’d all be dressed up. You have to dress like you take your job seriously. When you’re in a room working with the Kaiser Chiefs, these five lads from Leeds who have this sort of gang mentality, it’s like being a schoolteacher. It helps if you wear a tie as a sign of authority. One day I had to do some laundry when I was working on that record. I came into the studio in jeans and a T-shirt, and Ricky was like, ‘I’m not listening to you today. You look like a 14-year-old fool.’”

Suit, $1,195 by Versace Collection. Tie, $125, by Versace. Shirt, $220, by Band of Outsiders. Chelsea boots, $695.

Alexi Lubomirski
Photographer

Alexi Lubomirski

Alexi Lubomirski

Lubomirski is a photographer you could easily mistake for a model—one cast in a fashion spread called “How to Achieve Timeless Elegance in a Blue Shirt and Jeans.” Born in England and raised in France and Botswana, he’s worldly enough to pull off undoing that third shirt button.

“My mother told me when I was about 12 that I should wear blue because I’ve got blue eyes. It stuck. Every time we watched old movies together, she would point out to me who was dressed well and who wasn’t. So all my icons are the old guys: Paul Newman. Robert Redford in Three Days of the Condor. I remember watching that and stealing his style. Basically, it’s a uniform: the blue shirt, the jeans, the Indiana Jones–style boots. When I started working for Mario [Testino],I was a student from a tiny town in England where everybody wore exactly the same thing—hooded tops and baggy trousers—but I love things that are superfitted. And like I said, I pretty much wear the same stuff all the time.”

Vest, $285, by Rag & Bone. Shirt, $40, by H&M. Jeans, $275, by Nudie Jeans. Cap by Scala from Dorfman Pacific.

André Balazs

Andre Balazs

Andre Balazs

Hotelier, Scene MagnetIf you’ve ever set foot on an André Balazs property—the legendary Chateau Marmont, say—you know his philosophy: Style isn’t about exclusivity or trends; it’s about honesty, authenticity, and above all else, comfort.

“I view myself as a very traditionalist hotelier, regardless of what kinds of labels get placed on me for this or that, or for my clientele. To me, what makes a hotel great doesn’t come from the Zeitgeist. The new Standard [hotel] in New York, for example, has what I call a familiar modernity. It’s not using design as a gimmick; it’s using design to achieve a purpose, a sense of emotional well-being. It’s the same with style. There’s a million ways to be stylish, as long as it’s true to the individual or the place. But comfort is the most important thing. Comfort is like happiness—who’s not looking for happiness?”

Trench coat, $1,695, by Burberry. Suit, $2,200, by Louis Vuitton. Shirt, $385, by Oumlil. Tie, $155, by Massimo Bizzocchi.

Kanye West
Pop Musician, Aspiring Designer

Kanye West

Kanye West

Stylistically, Kanye no longer seems like a sugar-deprived kid in a candy store. Yes, he’s still flashy and attitudinal. But whereas he used to look like he was flaunting all those luxury labels, now he looks like he’s expressing himself through them.“At photo shoots, people are always trying to put that Day-Glo suit on me: ‘Kanye West is gonna wear this Day-Glo suit.’ No, Kanye West is not! I might wear a Day-Glo pocket square. Or socks. But I’m a normal human being! Kanye West is not your hanger. With this outfit here, I wasn’t trying to say anything—it’s just what appealed to me. It’s instinct: color. Fabric. The way it feels on you. I feel like the outfit was a 95 percenter. I had on the mid-cut Common Projects. But as soon as I got home, I’m looking at the low-cut Common Projects, and I’m like, ‘That would’ve looked better. Maybe they can do something with that in Photoshop.’”

Jacket, $3,425, by Dior Homme. Shirt, $445 and pants, $445, by Jil Sander. Sneakers, $335, by Common Projects. Sunglasses and leggings (as scarf) by Louis Vuitton.

Sid Mashburn (and staff)
Haberdasher, Southern Gentleman

Sid Mashburn & staff

Sid Mashburn & staff

Sid Mashburn is a throwback to a time when looking sharp was about a lot more than labels. His philosophy—the one reflected in his Atlanta store—is that good style is about knowing how to tie a tie, dress right for an occasion, and be comfortable in your own skin.“My look is kind of an amalgam of different things: European, preppy, southern. Preppy is oftentimes pejorative, but if you really boil it down, it’s nothing more than classic clothes—a pair of khaki pants, a Shetland sweater.”

On Sid (third from left): Suit, $1,575, by Raffaele Caruso for Sid Mashburn. Shirt, $175, tie, $95, shoes, $595, and belt by Sid Mashburn. On staff: Clothes by Sid Mashburn.

T.I.
World-class MC

T.I

T.I

The Atlanta-based rapper rejects hip-hop’s merry-go-round of trends in favor of tailored blazers, jeans of distinctly hip-hopian proportions, and one trademark: a hat cocked at an extreme angle. Only problem now? He’s due for prison time. But look for him to pick up where he left off—fashionwise, anyway—the day he gets out.

“Every morning, I start with my shoes. Usually, I have a pair that I just know I wanna wear, and from there I put my shirt with my shoes, my pants with my shirt, my belt with my shoes and my shirt. I have real basic, old-school, classic style, homey. I’m still a Polo kid. I still like my pants to fit a certain way. I got first-grade pictures of me in suits. So I guess the fact that more formal stuff like blazers is acceptable in hip-hop these days…I could take a little credit for that.”

Sports jacket, $1,860, and cardigan, $1,195, by Gucci. T-shirt, $16, by Calvin Klein Underwear. Jeans, $86, by Akoo. Sneakers, $390, by Marc Jacobs. Hat by Prada. Watch by Breitling.

Glenn O’Brien
GQ’s Style Guy

glenn O'Brien

glenn O'Brien

Find us an icon of New York’s punk/new-wave scene who looks as bold today as he did in 1978. Fact is, most are dead, washed-up, or worse—banking. The secret to Glenn O’Brien’s style longevity: He hasn’t strayed from his roots.

“How have I stayed stylish? I’ve always worn the same clothes. I have ties older than my wife. I think I’ve had this suit for twelve years. And it’s my favorite suit. Style is about expressing your personality, and it’s not like that changes from one year to the next. Winston Churchill had incredible style, and it was permanent. When I had shoulder-length hair, I wore the same kinds of clothes I wear now. I never wore bell-bottoms. It’s also about dressing with respect. My grandmother was a big influence on me in that way. If I was going on a date, she’d say, ‘You can’t wear that pink shirt—what’s the girl’s mother going to say? Have some respect.’”

Coat (his own) by John Pearse. Suit (his own) by Anderson & Sheppard. Shirt, $485, by Charvet. Slippers, $350, by Belgian Shoes. Vintage tie by Dries Van Noten. Duffel bag by T. Anthony.

Jason Schwartzman
Actor, Indie Rocker

Jason Schwartzman

Jason Schwartzman

Even when he was an awkward kid playing an even more awkward kid in Rushmore, you could tell Jason Schwartzman had style. Behold, a decade or so later he’s an ace at looking cool in a suit.

“Ever since I was a little boy and I had to dress up, I liked suits. I’d slick my hair back and be like ‘Yeah!’ When I talked to the casting director about going in for Rushmore, I remember I was wearing tails. When I met Wes Anderson, he didn’t wear suits. He wore a collared shirt with corduroys and a sweater—always. Then he got to suits. Later, I decided that I wanted to wear them, and I asked Wes where to go. I got a blue one, a pin-striped one, and a gray one. I like combining different things like a sweatshirt and a suit, but I don’t feel totally comfortable going balls to the wall; one half of me doesn’t want to stand out, and another part loves Keith Moon.”

Suit, $1,940; baseball jacket, $455; shirt, $230;and tie, $125: all by Band of Outsiders. Vintage sneakers by Adidas Originals. Sunglasses by Ray-Ban.

Ed Ruscha (and son, Eddie)
Artist, L.A. Icon

Ed Ruscha & Son, Eddie

Ed Ruscha & Son, Eddie

At the age of 71, Ruscha brings to his style the same attitude and humor that imbues his artwork. Exception: He may have created those iconic “word paintings,” but he says he “never liked T-shirts with sayings on ’em.”

“My style is…loose and lazy? [laughs] It has everything to do with living out here. I’ve got a pair of 501s on now. And I have several pairs of thin cotton pants by Armand Basi, which are good for this weather. René Magritte—he’d paint wearing a suit and tie. Artists got rough-and-ready around the ’50s—all-out comfort became important. For twenty-five years, all I bought was used clothing. The only extravagance was that I had a couple of sequined cowboy shirts made. I don’t like all-black and I don’t wear suits and ties that often. When I do wear a tie, it’s usually a bolo tie. I have a collection of ’em—I like those little strings that dangle.”

On Ed: Suit jacket, $1,185,and pants, $590, by Costume National. Vintage shirt by PS Paul Smith. Vintage bolo tie (his own). Sneakers, $50, by Converse. On Eddie: Vintage t-shirt and hat (his own). Jeans, $155, by A.P.C. Custom

Theses are definitely trend setting men in today’s generation, with J.T bringing back the old school to vintage-modern wear by Jason Schwartzman and the semi-formal wear by Ruscha.

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