Monday, December 31, 2012

Sort of Year in Review

So we're going from 12 to 13. No big deal, really. When I look back at moments of my life I don't focus on the years in which they occurred, so why hype the changing of a number? I try not to wallow in the present with nothing more than hope for the future. Instead, I do what I can to make the best of every day, regardless of time. Today, my cousin passed away at age 32. He was struck by an intense seizure from which he never recovered. So as we draw to another year, I wish you happiness and peace, and that you live each day with purpose and vigor because we never know when our lives may change or come to an end.

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Wish List - Blackwatch Peacoat

If you're going to buy a peacoat this season, why not one in blackwatch? 

Bonus points if you can find and send me a link to a peacoat in a bright tartan. Kilgour or Stewart, perhaps?

Friday, December 28, 2012

Questions from the Audience - Prep Aesthetic

Every blog preaches what to buy. What particular items should I be avoiding to maintain a casual prep aesthetic?

Wear chinos, not jeans.Though still casual, proper chinos always look better than jeans.

Wear navy or grey, not black. Black looks rather severe on most, and should be saved for formal occasions.

Wear loafers and boat shoes, not athletic shoes. Athletic shoes are for athletics only, not everyday wear. And, while few things are as classically stylish as white Purcells or Chucks, they offer little comfort and support during sporting activities, so don't feel ashamed to go techy when it comes to saving your feet. The opposite is true above the ankles. I find that most modern moisture-wicking fabrics only draw in heat and sweat, and they generally look terrible. Therefore, I stick to simple cotton polos and shorts, whether at the gym or on the court.

Wear polos, not tees. Because I said so. However, don't feel you have to wear a Ralph Lauren or Lacoste polo because it's the thing to do. Always look for quality, but remember that every brand fits differently, and fit is your priority.

 Any ideas for the list? Leave a comment!

P.S. To be very particular...
Avoid J. Crew cotton-cashmere sweaters. They are quite thin, poorly constructed, and they stretch and pill after one wearing.

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Monday, December 24, 2012

Questions from the Audience

What did you study in college? What do you do now?
I studied advertising, marketing and public relations in school. In the past year, I've launched a media firm focusing on brand imaging and development, digital photography, and advertising via social media through integrated web development across traditional and mobile platforms. The CKC blog and shoppe are a passion of mine, but I don't make a living from either.

What did you ask for this year? 
World peace and a camera. This one. Clothing? I'm all set.

What's your favorite blog these days? Who was your biggest blogger inspiration to start the Cable Knit Charlestonian?
The best one, obviously. I don't have a single favorite blog, but there are a number of blogs I enjoy reading with every new post, as you'll see on my blogroll. An Affordable Wardrobe and Maxminimus kickstarted that blogging bug.