Spoo and Wes (and Mainy and all the others who sell a lot AND contribute to this thread) I say right now, I appreciate your love for fine menswear as well as your donation of time to our questions etc.
Dig, so glad those are 1/2 size small for me or I'd be all over it. I've had great luck reforming old suede for personal use...you get one of those "cleaning kits" at a cobbler with the brush and "Dry cleaning eraser" thingy and those will look mint in about 5min I am guessing.
did someone say journalism slapfest?
Originally Posted by pnutpug
I don't want to piss you off here, and without being familiar with your situation, I can only speak in generalities, but here goes.
But just because someone knows more about the digital world than someone else doesn't necessarily make them a better journalist. That's all I'm saying.
I agree. But when you CAN do both (tech + solid journalist), it can be a powerful toolkit and jobs are out there.
I can't believe I had to learn to make podcasts, videos and I live tweet events (my only use of Twitter is professionally as a journalist because I have to. I cover this very niche trade topic and my friends email me and ask me "WTF U talking about, HOlmes? Yo Tweets make no sense. Is that Portuguese?"). But I can do it now! Old hat! As far as learning new tricks, it was intimidating at first but not too hard in the end.
I'm old. I used to cover cops and courts for a daily paper when I started out, and have covered music, antiques, baseball cards, and all kinds of boring tech that underpins your office, your health care, and such...some is tediously boring but all together it pays the bills.
Main thing is, tech whiz or not, journalists are gonna do all that stuff you talk about. If you are a good journalist that can write as well/as much as you do, man...if you put 5 minutes a day into twitter, facebook, linkedin and whatnot...your knowledge and closeness to the "scene of the crime" will drive people to your stories. I cannot believe the power of social media to get my material read among a national group of movers and shakers in my field. In minutes. It took two years to build the network, but this old-skool journo is happy to have put the work into building it.
Either way, whether you agree with me or not I wish you well and good fortune over the next year. Just to refocus, had found some great stuff lately, including this DUnhill SC this week. My local SA has been pretty steady with the good stuff lately (Corneliani, Polo, Canali)...six months of 1-2 n-i-i-ce things a week after 18 months of sucking donkey schlongs. Dunno what changed in their inventory stream but this is a keeper for my own closet. A thing of beauty and since I just got my iPhone I can't really show the handwork (much) and there's insane sleeve and pocket lining fabric going on....any guesses on the maker? I hope Brioni hahahah