Stab Recommends: The Gloves Off Wanker Edition
Feat: five essentials.
Unanswered emails generally trigger fury, but occasionally they’re welcome.
Getting zilch back from the weekly Stab Recommends: ‘who wants what’ email means that I’m allowed to select only things I like, with no ‘we owe these guys this,’ or ‘I’m getting one of these for my mum,’ to mess up my list. This was one of those weeks so here’s five things, untainted.
Acceptable Cultural Re-Appropriation
Is it an original formula? No. But, cynicism’s cheap and it (Wasted Talent) is European. I haven’t quite pinned down all that encompasses WT yet as it’s been a while between drinks in the old world, but what’s clear is that it’s stepping into a void in the European arm of our beloved culture. Magazine, distribution ring, boutique, cafe, possibly a fish truck? What is clear is that it’s young and it’s energetic and it’s doing stuff. Can’t knock that.
A Pretentious Sweatshirt
Can you surf in Paris? No. But, you can wear wear a jaunty sweat that alludes to the fact you can. What does it mean? Absolutely nothing. Fashion = perfect nihilism.
Retreat To Baker Street
Where do we run when satan periodically vomits in out kettles? When Borges is hurting our brains, and the bottle promises to hinder, not help? Baker Street, that’s where. Conan Doyle is TV for people who value their most precious muscle.
Invest In Quality
Like leather jackets, a fitted pair of dark jeans are immune to the undulating breeze of trend. When Outerknown collaborates with the most trusted name in denim, you purchase and wear ’til your dying day.
Best Gift You’ll Ever Give/Get/Buy Yourself
There comes a time in every man’s life when it’s proper to invest in a quality dopp that henceforth transports your soap, cologne and other potions for the rest of your existence. This clutch from Atlas is well made and ever so chic.
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The Uber Driver Turned Crypto Millionaire Who Denounced His US Citizenship And Whips Into XXL Nazare
"I do what I want, I don't have a boss." -Toby Trouble
‘I Thought He Was Gonna Grab A Machete… Then He Picked Up A Rock’
2x SSOTY Jai Glindeman’s drama (& left-tube) filled Sumbawa trip.
“The Inside Of Pipeline Sounds Like The Center Of The Universe”
Tosh Tudor seeks solitude at the Vans Pipe Masters.