For those of you getting spring fever and searching for perfect gentlemen’s shoe, consider Oak Street Bootmakers oxfords. The camp and vibram sole options add a little ruggedness and zest while maintaining a classic appearance. Best of all, they are handcrafted in the U.S.A.
A great record to slack off to. Kurt Vile’s newest effortSmoke Ring For My Halorecalls the lazy talk-singing of Lou Reed and The Jesus and Mary Chain. Kurt Vile is more at home, in my opinion, with songs featuring less ornamentation. Case in point: other album highlights include “Runner Ups” and “Peeping Tomboy.”