Jonathan Evans

Do not trust this man

livelymorgue:

Oct. 4, 1930: A game of “pushball” between University of Southern California freshman and sophomores; the latter were the victors. Evidently, the game was dangerous — a database search of Times pushball coverage turns up instances of injury and death. The game could also be played with horses. Photo: The New York Times

putthison:

A Course in Advanced Tie Knots
Here is all you need to know about “advanced” tie knots: they are useless and you shouldn’t wear them.
Above is the absurdly dumb “Eldredge Knot,” but it’s far from the only offender. Rarely does a week go by where I don’t end up with an email about Pratt knots or Winchester knots or Dubble Bubble knots or some other goofy stuff.
Here’s a summary of useful tie knots:
The Four in Hand
The old around-around-behind-over-through. The classic four in hand knot is simple, easy to tie, holds a dimple well, and is appropriate for any situation. It is slightly asymmetrical, which is desirable. It is more flattering to most men, more relaxed and more distinctive. Really the only time this knot isn’t suitable is with a very skinny, insubstantial tie.
The Double Four in Hand
This is the four in hand knot with an added wrap-around, as seen in this video by our friend GW. Useful if you are shorter and need to use up some extra length from an off-the-rack tie, or if you prefer a slightly fuller knot. I use it once in a while to give more structure to the knot of a knit tie.
The Half Windsor
If you’re one of those people who insists on symmetry, go ahead and use the half Windsor (or the Pratt, I guess). Just know that none of the Windsors ever wore the Windsor, half or otherwise. They wear the four in hand for the reasons outlined above. And look better because of it. (The full Windsor should be the exclusive province of Donald Trump and former NFL stars and other people whose goal is to look like a jerk.)
Everything Else
Is silly bullshit.

putthison:

A Course in Advanced Tie Knots

Here is all you need to know about “advanced” tie knots: they are useless and you shouldn’t wear them.

Above is the absurdly dumb “Eldredge Knot,” but it’s far from the only offender. Rarely does a week go by where I don’t end up with an email about Pratt knots or Winchester knots or Dubble Bubble knots or some other goofy stuff.

Here’s a summary of useful tie knots:

The Four in Hand

The old around-around-behind-over-through. The classic four in hand knot is simple, easy to tie, holds a dimple well, and is appropriate for any situation. It is slightly asymmetrical, which is desirable. It is more flattering to most men, more relaxed and more distinctive. Really the only time this knot isn’t suitable is with a very skinny, insubstantial tie.

The Double Four in Hand

This is the four in hand knot with an added wrap-around, as seen in this video by our friend GW. Useful if you are shorter and need to use up some extra length from an off-the-rack tie, or if you prefer a slightly fuller knot. I use it once in a while to give more structure to the knot of a knit tie.

The Half Windsor

If you’re one of those people who insists on symmetry, go ahead and use the half Windsor (or the Pratt, I guess). Just know that none of the Windsors ever wore the Windsor, half or otherwise. They wear the four in hand for the reasons outlined above. And look better because of it. (The full Windsor should be the exclusive province of Donald Trump and former NFL stars and other people whose goal is to look like a jerk.)

Everything Else

Is silly bullshit.

carsonstreet:

Eidos Napoli black watch formal wear. (cc: @eidosnapoli)

carsonstreet:

Eidos Napoli black watch formal wear. (cc: @eidosnapoli)

The very talented Mr. Justin Chung took some engagement photos of me and Torie. Here’s a preview. 

The very talented Mr. Justin Chung took some engagement photos of me and Torie. Here’s a preview. 

tellason:

Making jeans doesn’t mean much when compared to personal realities like navigating your life after a tornado hit your house.  This man took a minute to tell us his tale of the Oklahoma tornado that leveled his house and finally digging up his Tellason jeans beneath the rubble.  Good luck to Andrew and his family as they rebuild their lives in Moore, OK.

Andrew’s letter:

Back in December, I purchased the John Graham Mallor Tellason Jeans (slim straight leg fit, size 29) from Huckberry (order # 24373). They were my favorite jeans that I have ever owned! I had worn them at least five days a week and was approaching my sixth month without washing them at all. I seriously loved these jeans. 

That all changed on Monday, May 20th when my house was hit with an F5 tornado. I live in Moore, Oklahoma and as you have probably seen on the news, my city has been devastated by some of the fastest wind speeds and one of the largest tornadoes in recorded history. My wife and daughter were in the house, but about 10 minutes before the tornado hit, my wife made the last minute decision to run from it. She jumped in our car and safely escaped. I was on the other side of Moore, finishing up a meeting. I ended up taking shelter at a Home Depot and the tornado missed me by about 2,000 yards. 
Log story short, when we made it back to our house, nothing was left. It was just a pile of rubble. I have attached pictures of what used to be our home. 
Obviously, there are many things we are missing and some things we could never replace or get back. But, as crazy as it might sound, one of the things that really upset me was that I wasn’t wearing my Tellason jeans that day. My jeans were in our bedroom when the tornado hit. I was able to find them under the rubble, but by the time I found them, they were badly molded and also stained with mud, debris and insulation from our house. Even still, I was impressed that they held up as well as they did! They took a beating from a massive tornado like a champ! See the pics below for proof. 
I won’t be able to wear these jeans again since they have been badly damaged. But I wanted to share this story with you to see if you would be willing to offer any sort of discount or something on a new pair of the same style jeans. I loved these jeans. And what became one of my most basic and necessary items of clothing as been ruined. I also wanted to share how proud I was of you guys for making a pair of jeans that could withstand an F5 tornado. Well done!
Thanks for reading my story. I appreciate the hard work you guys are putting into your product. I recommend your jeans to everyone. 
Andrew Burkhart
carsonstreet:

New drop of summer blazers. Get some color for the warmer weather.

carsonstreet:

New drop of summer blazers. Get some color for the warmer weather.

dangerghost:

“I got my first watch a few weeks ago. It’s a Casio retrofitted with a three-color band: red, white, and black. People often mistake the black for blue and assume I’m repping the French tricolor on my wrist. Once they realize the actual color scheme, they think it’s either Thom Browne or, very occasionally, the striped flag of Yemen. I go with Yemen because its flag is one of the few that references the concept of time: The red stands for the bloodshed of martyrs, the white for a bright future, and the black for the dark past. Past and future in a flag — perfect for a watchband, no?”
- Ezra Koenig
Side Note: The new Vampire Weekend album is great. Weird, confident, and great.

dangerghost:

I got my first watch a few weeks ago. It’s a Casio retrofitted with a three-color band: red, white, and black. People often mistake the black for blue and assume I’m repping the French tricolor on my wrist. Once they realize the actual color scheme, they think it’s either Thom Browne or, very occasionally, the striped flag of Yemen. I go with Yemen because its flag is one of the few that references the concept of time: The red stands for the bloodshed of martyrs, the white for a bright future, and the black for the dark past. Past and future in a flag — perfect for a watchband, no?”

- Ezra Koenig

Side Note: The new Vampire Weekend album is great. Weird, confident, and great.

(via annie)