My teacher in 9th grade Earth Science had a version of the National Audubon Society Field Guide we were to use as a reference for our papers and projects. Leather bound and the size of a small child, I always questioned how it could be used in the actual field. It seemed impossible to lug those massive volumes out into the wilderness and still find time to enjoy nature vs. the actual process of carrying the books.
When I found this pocket or actual field size collection at Best Made Company, it made me think of Mr. Morrison and his boxes of rocks. This 16 volume edition covers all of your nature needs. Birds, rocks & minerals, fish and the nights sky are addressed and no man would have any unanswered questions if he possesses this set.
Bound in colorful vinyl and containing full color photos for easy ID’ing of your subject matter, this set is a must-have for any outdoorsmen.
Dockers ’Men of Style’ featured Northeast Ohio’s own Michael Williams, co-foudner of Paul+Williams and creator of one of the best menswear/Americana blogs, A Continuous Lean. Michael expresses his thought on classic styling, where he finds inspiration and what he wants to see his grandson wearing. I cannot agree more with what he has to say and I have already started to influence my own son on how important classic styling is to a man.
The Vans Authentic is my spring/summer shoe. It’s simple, classic design allows it to be worn with anything and more importantly it allows me to feel younger than I am, without looking like a total poser.
I’m a traditionalist and always purchase the Navy or Off-White, but these Black Chambray versions on Steven Alan caught my eye. While still classic, it takes the Authentic to a whole new level and expands their wearing occasion. The only thing better than black chambray would be grey, or true indigo. For only $52.00 they are a worth a try.
A few Sunday’s ago I came across an article about J.G. Francis and his partner Sean Johnstun in the NYT Style Magazine. These two gents founded Mercedes Motoring out their love for vintage Mercedes. Francis and Johnstun find these classics, give them the needed TLC and turn them back into the gems they were when they rolled off the production line in the late 60′s and 70′s. Francis states ‘in my opinion they are the best mass-production cars ever made’.
They do have some conditions on what auto’s they will/will not refurbish. It must have low mileage and be mostly original with respect to paint, interior, and drivetrain. There must be extensive documented history validating their low miles and it needs to have been well-maintained and garage-kept.
The team will find an auto for you if you don’t like their current inventory. They only ask for some info and a $1500 deposit to begin the search. Their site has a few currently up for sale, including photos of past works and testimony from current owners. Here is just a sampling of what Mercedes Motoring has to offer.