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  • “California is a visual experience. There is no message.”

    Mikael Kennedy meets me to discuss photography, his side business in dealing ancient rugs, and his recent book, titled simply California. Read More

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…AND NOW FOR SOMETHING COMPLETELY NOSTALGIC

“Free As a driving wheel Circling around your iron will” – Beck, Heart Like A Drum I became “serious” about music somewhere around 1996 when Devil’s Hair Cut reigned supreme. Since then, Beck has gone through many revolutions, all of which I have appreciated but none so much as his latest, Morning Phase. I am … Continue reading

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TAKE TWO | A NOTE TO THE READER

Not to belabor the point, but yes, it has been a while. When I first started The Sig in 2009 I made a promise to myself that I would only write when compelled to do so, and never press the matter when I wasn’t — I suppose we can chalk up the last year or … Continue reading

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48 HOURS AT THE MARLTON HOTEL, NYC

There are moments when we have no means, time, nor reason but simply the desire to vacation. This was where I was last Friday and instead of resorting to the late-20′s-hard-working-person’s pity party, I walked into The Marlton on 8th street and 5th ave with the intention of indulging in whatever escape it provided. I chose … Continue reading

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ON A PERSONAL NOTE | “AND THE REST WILL FOLLOW” BY PAUL TRIBLE

Editor’s Note: This is part of a series on The Sig Other, “On A Personal Note”, where men of all ages write about their thoughts —good, bad, ugly, humorous or otherwise—on their personal style. Feel free to contact me about it if you’d like to contribute. ____ I once had a girlfriend who was always embarrassed because … Continue reading

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ON A PERSONAL NOTE | ‘IT’S REAL SIMPLE, BE SIMPLE’ BY PATRICK DOSS

Editor’s Note: This is the first of a new series on The Sig Other, “On A Personal Note”, where men of all ages write about their thoughts —good, bad, ugly, humorous or otherwise—on their personal style. Feel free to contact me about it if you’d like to contribute. ____ It’s real simple, be simple. When … Continue reading

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I COLORI DI NAPOLI | ISAIA SPRING/SUMMER ’13

I’m just going to cut to the chase: the Isaia SS ’13 collection has no competition. You have probably already come to this conclusion based upon seeing The Making Of, a five chapter photo project commissioned by the brand to document the creation of the collection from inspiration to final product, (shout out to the … Continue reading

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FEATURED: THE SIG OTHER ON GQ.COM

Today, GQ eye gave The Sig Other a humbling stamp of approval. It is an honor to say the very least and I have to thank Erika Owen for an amazing write up and to Sean Hotchkiss for his mad skills behind the camera. I’d also like to take a moment to thank everyone who … Continue reading

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ONE TO WATCH AT MARKET WEEK | LOTUFF LEATHER

Going into market week, I knew wanted to feature a brand I thought was the one to look for—not a group of 10 hopefuls—one exemplary brand.  A few weeks ago, the team behind the New England based luxury bag company, Lotuff, invited me up to their factory in Norwalk, Connecticut and after visiting, I realized … Continue reading

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IN PHOTOS | STAG PROVISIONS FOR MEN

As you might have gathered, I recently spent some time in Austin. While I was there for personal reasons, I will admit a potential visit to Stag also made the trip very attractive. Once ranked by GQ as one of the best shops in the country, Stag sets itself apart from many other shops that … Continue reading

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A SUMMER WEDDING IN AUSTIN

And now for a brief personal interlude: This weekend my good friends, Billy and Lola, were married in Austin, TX. I met them both late one night freshman year of college and over four years our group of friends came to see them as two of the most generous, positive, and wonderful people you could … Continue reading

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