Back in 1996 when Nick Hornby first published High Fidelity, dropping beloved character Rob Fleming into our hearts and forever lodging his snarky internal monologues into our minds, the world was a different place. Computers were, by current standards, inept; Napster hadn’t even happened yet; the most advanced thing you could do with your cell phone regarding music probably involved five pre-loaded ringtones. If Rob was around today, he’d probably live in Portland and grumpily ride a fixie to work every day. But his taste would remain impeccable (that’s the nice thing about characters in books) and that’s why, of course, he’d carry this incredible record tote from Tanner Goods x ACE Hotel. Made of hefty waxed canvas (tough enough to withstand any sympathetic weather you may encounter) with bridle leather accents, it shows that you know your stuff without blatantly exposing you as a snob. Use it to carry around your top five records, your cigs, and the mix tape you’re making for that girl you may be sorta interested in. Get it here.
With the thought of Fin’s Jacob Desert Boot in mind (and in light of their question to Rye & Rivet about what to pair it with), we threw together a quick outfit that’s both perfect for fall and suits the boot.
Jacket: Billy Reid’s Quail Jacket in Olive Corduroy
Shirt: Taylor Stitch’s Button Down in Green/Navy Mini-Gingham
Belt: Tanner Goods’ Heritage Belt in Natural/White
Jeans: Quality Mending Co.’s Highrider
Thanks again to Fin’s for featuring Rye & Rivet as one of their favorite bloggers! As for the styling: Yea or Nay? Would you wear it?
At age eight you designed a car that ran on heartbeats. Three months later you came up with a Billboard Top 100 pop hit. Once, when you were eleven, you developed a schematic for a spacecraft that could reach beyond the knowable universe in only forty five minutes. In high school, you pioneered a business plan that would revolutionize the way people spend their money. And just last week, you thought of the opening to a novel that can only be described as pure genius. Problem is, you never wrote any of it down. How much more genius-type material would you have in your archives if those archives actually existed? Put an end to the cycle of forgetfulness with these smart, sophisticated linen notebooks from Tanner Goods. They’re so inviting and charming that you’ll have no excuse not to scribble down every thought. And even if they’re not world-changing ideas, they’ll certainly look more impressive in these hand-sewn books. Get them here.
Guest submission by Reid Ginsburg
Any man of dignity knows he cannot wander the streets of his town sans pants, and any man of style knows a steady bottom-half diet of suit-trousers and chinos and what-have-you’s can be wearying to the palette. Although the cave of denim is one fairly well-spelunked these days, kindly put on your antique mining helmet and investigate these rad jeans. Assembled by San Francisco company Tellason, they’re cut from Cone White Oak 12.5 oz. selvedge denim with an indigo ear. The internal stitching is laudably neat and clean, bespeaking the diligence and care applied to the garment. The back-pockets are half-lined, bolstered against the inevitable wallet-corner break-out. The fly is button of an antiqued metal variety, the patch is from Portland’s Tanner Goods, and the fit pictured is the slim-tapered “Ladbroke Grove.” A slim-straight and a classic-straight are likewise available—whatever keeps you decent, boys. Get them here.
Here in the world of heritage/handmade menswear, it’s a pretty well-understood rule that you only really need one belt. But that’s a lot of responsibility for the belt you choose— keeping you stylish, always being reliable, keeping you from embarrassing, “pantsing”-type experiences… so you’d better know that your one belt is a belt you can trust. But since you can’t exactly hold a casting call for the perfect belt, we’ll just give you a hint: Tanner. It’s that belt, right up there. See it? Great. That’s your belt. Now you’re done. Now get it here. Good work.