He's an interesting guy. I don't know whether he'll help Brioni to find its feet again, but this article from Vogue about him, including an interview, is worth reading: http://www.vogue.com/13454070/brioni-justin-oshea-interview/
Hodinkee has been getting more and more "commercial" in recent years (just like another website that we all know...) but this is really taking it too far, I think:
The above article is, essentially, an infomercial for Bamford. Now, that's not unusual for Hodinkee, as they've been doing that for a long time and I generally don't...
Quite different to the movie, and originally published as a short story. My favourite Dick novel - written before he really started to get pretty surreal - is "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep", later filmed as Blade Runner. I love Blade Runner but, with the exception of the visuals and Rutger Hauer's off-the-cuff additions to Roy Baty's speech, the book is better, deeper and more philosophical than the movie.
@Foxhound - Where else are you travelling in Indonesia, and how long for? I hope that you have a great time. Indonesia's not necessarily an easy place to get around (diametrically opposed to Japan in that respect) but it's a fascinating place.
Furniture from the Philip Johnson-designed Four Seasons hotel in New York City is to be auctioned off:
I usually wear a dinner suit once, sometimes twice a year. I've got a shawl-collar dinner suit from Herringbone, back when they made decent clothes. Obviously, I don't wear my dinner suit much, but I never saw the need for a special pair of shoes to wear with my dinner suit, so I've always just worn it with a pair of well-polished, black C&J Audley cap-toe balmorals. I do also have a pair of black wholecuts with a medallion on the toe, and I did consider wearing it with...
Thanks for the review, CD. I've been re-reading (and, in some cases, reading for the first time) the Discworld series this year and I just read Raising Steam for the first time a couple of weeks back. It's been a very interesting experience reading through all of the books in as much order as I can manage, given that I don't want to buy them all and given that the library doesn't always have the one that I want in stock. The way that Discworld evolved, and the way that...