The Good Life
The White Wing Label Roll Up Shave Kit
I'm a firm believer that the way you feel at the end of the day is related to how you begin your morning. I'm not suggesting that I'm a morning person, per se, but I'm a pretty busy guy, and whether or not I like it, its important that I get my day started early. Anything that I can incorporate into my routine to make my morning hassle-free and more enjoyable- I'm a fan of. Coffee, for instance, is a big part of my routine. I enjoy it, and I need it. That's why I didn't mind spending the money on a top-of-the-line coffee maker. Was there anything wrong with the one I had? No. But it couldn't brew me a fresh, hot cup in less than :30 either. You'll never find disposable razors in my bathroom, and I'm (almost) embarrassed to admit that I'm extremely picky about my bath towels. Let me clarify something before you start thinking I'm trying to come across as a high roller; We're bargain shoppers in the Baker household. Having quality razors and posh towels doesn't necessarily require frivolous spending. But my A.M. ritual is important to me. My bathroom is my...spot. It's where I rehearse my apology to my wife. It's where I strategize for big meetings while I'm shaving. I plot my fantasy football trades in the shower. The morning is my time- and I want to spend this window of time enjoying the tools that help me- be me. Attitude is everything and quality products help me leave home in the morning with a good one. Perhaps one of my favorite morning essentials, however, is the Roll Up Shave Kit from White Wing Label.
The boat shoe. Originally designed to be worn on a boat deck and to help prevent slipping in the wet. Paul Sperry conceived the idea after watching his dog run over ice easily without slipping.
While the overall goal of the shoe remains unchanged, its mass appeal and usage as a causal shoe far away from a boat deck has widened rather extensively. Couple that with the recent resurgence of the “preppy movement” and they are all the rage.
The Weiss Watch Company, Special Issue Field Watch Latte Dial
The watch. For some it can be the most personal item and staple of one’s wardrobe, for some, a passing thought - a tool to tell the time, and for some it can be something not even worn or owned.
In the digital age we have the time in the palm of our hands – or in our pockets - on our phones, which most everyone carries. Having everything – time included - automated and in our faces, we as a society have slowly faded away from the staples that once defined our look. What was once a pocket watch or a nice wristwatch is now a smart phone or a fitbit.