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INC Editor at Large, Tom Stubbs

Ear­lier this week I got to spend a fair amount of time work­ing with Britain’s own, Tom Stubbs, and coor­di­nat­ing the launch of his col­lab­o­ra­tion with INC Inter­na­tional Con­cepts. Here’s a blurb from the press release and pho­tos of the slick collab.

Down­town dap­per and fash­ion elite alike attended the launch of the new INC Edi­tor at Large cam­paign this past Tues­day, August 9, 2011. Held at the exclu­sive (yet to open) members-only club Par­lor in Soho, the event fea­tured INC’s first mens’ edi­tor at large, British menswear styl­ist and writer, Tom Stubbs.

Stubbs, a fre­quent con­trib­u­tor to the Sun­day Times Style and GQ UK, brought his expert eye and unique gen­tle­manly style for nine looks in the upcom­ing INC Men’s Fall 2011 Col­lec­tion. Six mod­els brought to life his fresh edi­to­r­ial sen­si­bil­ity and focused on sharp tai­lor­ing and updated clas­sics from the col­lec­tion.  Also screened dur­ing the evening was an exclu­sive video to be released dur­ing the sea­son. Stubbs dis­played his wit and knowl­edge while shar­ing styl­ish tips for the mod­ern man in the video.

The INC Edi­tor at Large cam­paign fea­tur­ing Tom Stubbs will launch at Macy’s nation­wide in late August 2011 with price points rang­ing from $49 — $199.

Stubbs also runs his own mens’ style blog at

More pho­tos of the col­lec­tion and event below.

Jack Knows Best

Gen­tle­men, for style advice, tips, and ques­tions you don’t want to ask your friends…I give you Jack.

Buckler Sample Sale TOMORROW

Fri­day through Sun­day, 7/22–7/24, Buck­ler is host­ing its semi-annual sam­ple sale featuring:

Out­er­wear for $75

Jeans and pants for $40

Shirts for $25

Tees for $15

Deals on leather jack­ets are usu­ally amaz­ing.

Buck­ler Sam­ple Sale – 13 Gan­sevoort St btwn W 13th & Hud­son – 11am-7pm Daily – 212–255-1596 – Map

via The Choosy Beggar

One Slick Fade

Keepin’ it real on 9th Ave.

New Barber Shop NYC

Since mov­ing to NYC, my pri­or­i­ties have been as follows:

  1. Find some­where to sleep.
  2. Find some­where (hope­fully more than once a day) to eat.
  3. Find a damn good barber.

The lat­ter of that list has proved itself most dif­fi­cult. Sure — I haven’t walked around the streets of NYC look­ing like a wilde­beest (yes, that’s how it’s spelled — weird, right?), but I’ve not been to the same bar­ber twice. After 6 years with the same bar­ber in Dal­las — I was hard-pressed to find the same unre­quited love in New York City…that is…until today.

Today, June 28th 2011, marks the tri­umphant dis­cov­ery of New Bar­ber Shop.

I’d like to thank Google for this dis­cov­ery. The past few bar­bers and hair­styl­ists that I have been to were pure recommendation…so I decided to turn to the trusty interwebs.

I took my boy PK along for the ride — just in case it ended up to be a hor­ri­ble haircut…I wouldn’t be the only guy with a bad ‘do. It’s unre­quited love…you know the deal.

Rem­i­nis­cent of Cuba — or lit­er­ally picked out of Havana and trans­ported to West Chelsea — the news plays on the 14″ tele­vi­sion (in Span­ish) while Manolo and Pedro ban­ter back and forth in grumpy old man Span­ish that I can barely under­stand. The walls are plas­tered with pho­tos, posters, old clients, new clients, babies — appar­ently my bar­ber, Manolo, has been cut­ting hair for awhile (some Google review read 60+ years) and there are “thank you’s” and “we love you’s” and signed head­shots and a giant photo of Mar­i­lyn Monroe…because really…what’s a bar­ber­shop with­out a hot babe on the wall?

PK and I took a photo in (yeah — we were those guys) and Manolo and Pedro went to work. Hair (and Span­ish slang) started fly­ing while these guys took us from ruf­fi­ans to well-groomed gents in under 30 min­utes. Manolo shot quick ques­tions at me, “Is that short enough?”, “Square on your neck? Or Round?”, “Short side­burns?” thru his ban­ter with Pedro and some other patrons in the shop, clearly dis­cussing the news and a girl named Mar­i­anna who he seemed to have an opin­ion about.

In the end — Manolo was metic­u­lous about my quaff and on top of it all — the cut only cost me $14. (Yeah — that’s right…no typo there). Four­teen big ones.

Hats off to New Bar­ber Shop. Drop by and tell them Will sent you.

New Bar­ber Shop on:


Google Reviews


Embracing Accessories: Uniform Wares

As you know (or may not know), jew­elry hasn’t really been my thing over the past few years. I’ve dumbed-down my acces­sories but I’m feel­ing a slight tug towards acces­soriz­ing more — but sim­ply. Thanks to some clever designs by Mian­sai (and the fact that I won a bracelet in a Refinery29 Twit­ter con­test), my fond­ness for acces­sories is slowly returning.

But I need a watch…

(enter Uni­form Wares from stage left)

London-based, renowned watch brand, Uni­form Wares today releases the lat­est col­lec­tion in its grow­ing port­fo­lio of British-designed, wrist­watches, the 150 Series. Designed with a slim­line, del­i­cately con­toured, lugged case, the 150 Series pays homage to the styling of clas­sic dress and watches whilst still main­tain­ing the mod­ern, stream­lined detail­ing which has come to define the Uni­form Wares aesthetic.

Design­ers and com­pany founders, Patrick Bek and Oliver Fowles see the launch of the 150 Series as their first foray into more clas­si­cally designed time­pieces that will still appeal to both women and men.

The 150 Series is a slight depar­ture from our pre­vi­ous col­lec­tions, but the 150’s unclut­tered dial and slim­line case still retains the same mod­ern, inspi­ra­tion we have always ref­er­enced in our wrist­watches,” says Bek.

I’ve gotta get my paws on one of these.

Top Pick: Bluebeards Revenge

The fel­las over at The Shav­ing Shack sent some of this my way a few months ago to try out.  I must say, Blue­beards Revenge gives me one of the best shaves over and over again.

I’ll be post­ing a full review soon — so stay tuned.  Until then, enjoy this lit­tle com­mer­cial and demo from The Valet (a great trad gent’s bar­ber­shop in Croy­don, Surrey).

Don’t Get Left in the Dark

WHAT: Spend $100.00 or more between 9am and 2pm on Fri­day Novem­ber 26th and receive a $50.00 gift card.

WHEN: Fri­day Novem­ber 26th, 2010, 9:00am to 2:00pm

WHERE: All Neiman Mar­cus Locations

WHAT ELSE: Some exclu­sions may apply; see you sales asso­ciate for details. $50.00 gift card must be used toward your next pur­chase between Fri­day Novem­ber 26th, and Sun­day Decem­ber 5th. Offer valid in Neiman Mar­cus stores only.

Suit Yourself

Today thru Sat­ur­day, Novem­ber 20th Stan­ley Kor­shak is host­ing their Men’s Trade-In Event ben­e­fit­ting The Sal­va­tion Army.

What you do: Trade in any suit or sport coat you no longer wear for a brand new one from the Men’s Collection.

What you get: $400 off the price of any new suit or $300 off any new sport coat. Choose from suits by Kiton, Zegna, Isaia, Belvest, Oxxford, Brioni, and more.

What they do: Donate any cloth­ing you trade in to The Sal­va­tion Army

For more infor­ma­tion or a per­sonal appoint­ment, call Greg at 214.871.3610

Standing Room Only

Big news guys.  I’m say­ing “good­bye” to Texas and “hello” to New York, but before I do, I’ve got to unload a lot of big ticket items that are just too large for me to take.

Here’s what I’ve got, prices are nego­tiable, and con­tact me if you want to take any of it off my hands.

Trek 7.2 FX20 — $450 (orig­i­nally $650)

only rid­den approx­i­mately 25 miles

comes with life­time tune-ups at Bicy­cles+ at Snider Plaza

Crate & Bar­rel White Sloane Desk — $100

West Elm Chunky Con­sole Table — $150

(2) IKEA Expe­dit Book­shelves — $75/each (assembled)

Sam­sung 7.3 cubic feet Washer & Dryer — $800

bought these in May 2010 for $1400 — so this is a steal

(2) West Elm Brown Wool Stor­age Cubes — $100/each

West Elm Metal Floor Mir­ror — $200

Brother 420CN Color Printer/Scanner/Copier/Fax — $50

Also avail­able:

(2) antique side tables (set) — $100

antique tray table — $100

King-sized Mat­tress & Boxspring — $300

ten­nis ball car­rier — $20

West Elm lad­der back chair — $50

TV stand — $50

Mini Scooter E by BMW Unveiled

If you’ve been hold­ing off on pur­chas­ing an elec­tric scooter, this may be the beauty that you’ve been wait­ing for. The Mini Scooter E by BMW is a retro plug-in inspired by the Mini Cooper.  The scooter designs will fea­ture the same cir­cu­lar instru­ments and speedome­ter found on the famed vehi­cle, and a lithium ion-power source.

Not just an attrac­tive ride, the scooter has a hand­ful of impres­sive add-ons, includ­ing a smart phone dock­ing sta­tion that unlocks the vehi­cle, GPS soft­ware that scans for nearby Mini Scooter E’s, and a hel­met with an inte­grated micro­phone and head­phone set that allows rid­ers to lis­ten to music or use their phones while dri­ving. The scooter’s GPS sys­tem even trig­gers the vehi­cle to flash its head­lights when pass­ing another Mini Scooter E on the road.

BMW hasn’t revealed exactly how much the lithium ion-powered scooter will cost, but it’s esti­mated that they’ll be priced at over $6,000–significantly more expen­sive than stan­dard scooters.

(via Wired)

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