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Author. Dad. Nostalgist.
I like old things. I prefer flea markets to 5th avenue, and transistor radios to surround sound. I guess I’m a nostalgist. But I just love things with a story. My dad lived in a pair of Sperry Top-Siders. So for me it’s a way to stay connected to my dad, my childhood, and to feel a little bit timeless.
As I stared into the face of thirty and impending parenthood, I had the notion to write down some of my dad’s lessons. I wrote Rules for My Unborn Son partly as a tribute to him, and partly because as a new dad,
I knew I’d need all the help I could get.
As I've gotten a bit older and a hair wiser, I find myself appreciating many of the things my dad did. My Sperrys are just a nod to the old man that says, thanks for the tip.
I’m inspired by traditional looks. Navy blazers, button down
oxford shirts, plenty of seersucker. But I'm my own man,
and the updates are subtle—slimmer fits, bolder colors.
I can't help it, I still like to stand out. But nowadays,
defiance is in the details.
White jeans and desert boots is a go-to combo for me,
and not just when I'm out wandering the Empty Quarter.
These boots are super lightweight and wear really cool,
making it the perfect summer shoe. Works with a t-shirt,
a tie, or just a cool printed shirt like this here polka dot
number. Hey, even Dylan wore dots.
I doubt there has been a single year of my life when I didn't have a pair of Top-Siders in my closet.
They did double duty in the classroom and on the beach for most of my life. Sometimes there's no
need to improve a classic.
Ever since I moved to the land of permanent summer, I've
had to revise my policy on shorts. I had made this jacket
from some fabric I picked up on eBay. And the Sperry
oxfords are hands down the most comfortable shoes I own.
They are like the summer version of brogues and I wear
them with everything. Even shorts.