I hope everyone is having a wonderful holiday season where ever you happen to be. I am currently somewhere in eastern Europe galavanting with the best of ‘em so, you can be sure I’m having a good time. Tingsic is going to take a couple week break for the holidays and be back with fresh insights in the new year. Look for us the first Sunday (january 8th) after the celebratios. ...
The Dopp Kit has its origins in Chicago after the Great War. A German immigrant by the name of Charles Doppelt made his way as a leather craftsmen and so, around 1919 he designed a handy leather toiletry case with a waterproof liner that could be easily cleaned. The goal was to make a small, extremely durable bag that would give easy access to all the things a man might need while still being...
The word brogue goes all the way back to the sixteenth century in the British Isles. It is actually a derivation of the Scotch/Irish Gaelic word brōg meaning shoe and brók from Old Norse meaning leg covering. The shoes are so closely linked with the cultures of the Scotch and the Irish that their name as been used as the slang term for the strong recognizable accent of the region....
The Day of the Peacock; Style for Men 1963-1973
The 1960s, especially in England, witnessed a spectacular renaissance of dandyism—a movement in men’s style that the media called the “Peacock Revolution.” Until recently the idea of peakcocking with style has been all but lost. With men who want to be flashy pulling out Ed Hardy t-shirts and embrodered jeans. This entertaining book takes a fascinating look at the...