The Digest


SLOW STYLE LOOK BOOK 21

Have you ever had that awkward sinking feeling, when you walk into a room and feel under or overdressed? We’re not talking about turning up in fancy dress when everyone else is wearing their civilian gear – this is the cringe-worthy too casual/too formal mishap that makes us wish we could just moonwalk straight out of the situation. The best way to prevent these sartorial setbacks is to stop, pause and evaluate before setting foot outside the house. ‘We don’t have time for that!’, I hear you chorus. But please, take a moment to let me explain the theory behind the Uncommon Man theory of ‘slow style’ and perhaps then, their rationale will become clear.

WORN IN, NOT WORN OUT

There’s a reason why Stevie Ray Vaughan wielded his “Number One” for 17 faithful years. His iconic Fender Strat, a beautiful mutt of a guitar, improved night after night, show after show. The six-stringed slugger of a guitar withstood the beatings of tours, studio sessions, and even SRV’s own formidable hands. It was the perfect tool. The maple neck and rosewood fretboard soaked in moisture and oils each day, only to dry out and become a more perfect version of itself. The guitar’s solid alder body now brandishes the patina of a piece that worked hard and got better with age. “Number One” is an exemplar of craftsmanship, reminding us that all good things improve with age.

SLOW STYLE PLAYLIST - PT. 1

Tunes geared toward a slow and steady pace. Too often people feel that multitasking is the only way be productive. We have come to believe that true productivity comes when you can focus and commit all of your energy towards a goal. Consider this a soundtrack for your progress.

THE ULTIMATE AEROPRESS TECHNIQUE

We enjoy thoughtful design, functionality, and especially coffee. The AeroPress marries all of these beautifully. World Champ Barista, Roaster, and YouTuber James Hoffmann covers the unique history and multiple ways to use the brewer in his video series. Give them a watch and enhance your Sunday with his Ultimate AeroPress Technique.

TESLA & THE DISCOVERY OF X-RAYS

Nikola Tesla remains one of my favorite historical figures. I particularly enjoy the mystery that naturally shrouds the telling of his life and work. The IG account @history.season reminded me of Tela's lesser-known discoveries with X-Rays. Head over to RSNA's publication for a brief and fascinating history of this.

SEAN SCULLY: THE 12 / DARK WINDOWS

A dual-exhibit from painter and multimedia artist, Sean Scully, is something to enjoy. If you're in New York, The Lisson Gallery will feature 'Dark Windows' while Scully's studio will unveil 'The 12'. Inspired by / created during the tumult of 2020, these works are a pleasing triumph over the year of woe. ​​​​​​​

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