Another thing I bought overseas out of necessity – a wallet. I think I forgot to include it on my original list of ‘things I bought overseas’, but this dark burgundy-brown wallet was in fact, one of my first purchases. I got it in L.A (the first time) at the A.P.C store in West Hollywood, after staring at it for about 40 minutes. (Decisions are not my strongest suit.)
My previous wallet I’d had for four years, was falling apart and I kept losing my eftpos card. I needed to do something about it, but there’s something about buying things at the start of a trip overseas – you’re always wondering if you’re going to find something better later on, you know? So after much um-ing and ah-ing, leaving the shop and coming back, and lots of ’can I afford it?’ and ‘what’s the exchange rate?’ and ‘does it look too much like a Comme wallet?’ conversations with both the shop assistants and Isaac, I overcame my doubts and went for the purchase.
And I have been happy about it ever since. One of the best retail decisions I have ever made, I must say.
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Images/Isaac Hindin Miller.
I was overseas when I got the third hole in my jeans. The first I got a year ago, on the left hand side of the crotch seam. Not so good, but I figured no one would really notice. The second appeared about 3 months after that, near the inside seam by my right knee (now that I think about it, all these holes by the seam are maybe indicating I have been purchasing jeans too small… hmmm), but the third hole appeared somewhere early February, between London and New York, in the form of a tear on the left knee. I have no idea how it got there.
So it was time for a new pair of jeans. Collective groan. I like the jeans I have already. Going through the rigmarole of trying on a new pair seemed just, well, stressful and not fun. I went everywhere. I even did the Levi’s ‘Curve ID’ test (by the way, slight to demi-curve for the win!), I wanted a pair of jeans that were loose-ish. None of this jeggings/spray-on thing. I wanted straight, plain blue, boring jeans. It wasn’t until the second to last day in New York that I found a pair I was willing to buy. Uniqlo had come to the rescue (again) with this pair. They were comfortable, the blue was the right shade, they were loose – but not too loose, and to top it off they were only US$29.99. Perfecto.
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There’s something kind of ridiculously wonderful about a man in a Thom Browne suit. Ridiculous because on many, the suit would look silly. The shrunken aspect, the crazy prints, the short sleeves and short pants (or even just the shorts full stop) – how many guys can pull that off? But they are wonderful because on others, they look so right. ‘Others’ being young, skinny, fresh-faced, beautiful boys.
Ahhhh I love these photos by Junji Hata. (More below.) They look like overgrown school kids. So full of life!
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I forgot my blog’s anniversary. It was a couple of weeks back now, when I was on my blogging hiatus, but let’s just pretend the anniversary is today. I remember way back in 2009 when I first posted a post on this blog. It was so long ago. Things were so different back then. I was funnier, for starters. Funnier and less worried about what people would think because I only had about 10 readers, and all of them were related to me. A year later and suddenly I had legitimate readers. People I didn’t know! People who weren’t obliged to read my blog because of blood ties. It’s funny how these things happen. Another year later and here I am, still sort of trucking along.
Anyway, I’m posting the same song as I did last year – I think I’m going to make it a tradition – but this time it’s covered by a pretty girl named Anna Scouten. Happy listening, and to all those readers out there (obliged and not), thank you for taking time out of your lives to read into mine.
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Image/Isaac Hindin Miller
This is me, today, in my new Twenty-Seven Names ‘Blue Print 2′ dress. I originally ordered it all the way back at the start of summer, and to be honest, I had forgotten about it until I was in Paris and I got an email saying it was being delivered. It was a nice surprise to arrive home to, especially considering I had resigned myself to the fact that I would not be able to afford new clothes for the next couple of months. The joys of ordering things months in advance!
The dress is very pretty. It buttons up the front and has a cap sleeve. It’s made of sheer, cream silk and I love it. I don’t usually wear very girly clothes so it’s nice to have something a little lady-like.
Happy Wednesday, readers.