Jonathan Evans

Do not trust this man
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)

Pope Candidate Axed Over Trashy Facebook Photos

thesigother:

newyorker:

VATICAN CITY (The Borowitz Report)—The brave new world of social media torpedoed the chances of a leading papal candidate today, as a Dutch cardinal struggled to explain newly surfaced Facebook photos showing him on a 2007 spring-break romp in Tampa. Continue reading: http://nyr.kr/ZDjV5P

A cautionary tale for all you prospective Popes.

“If you’re serious about becoming Pope, look at every single photo you’ve posted on Facebook and Instagram,” Mr. Klugian says. “If there’s someone on your arm who makes you look fallible, crop them out.”

In which I ask the (clearly deeply important) question: “Does the death of Hugo Chávez mark the end of an era of dictatorial style?”

In which I ask the (clearly deeply important) question: “Does the death of Hugo Chávez mark the end of an era of dictatorial style?”