Rank #1: Building Your Arsenal: It Starts with Shoes
Jan 16 2013
Rank #2: Episode 43: Suits for Suits' Sake and Conscientious Living
And speaking of elevating every man… In this time of unprecedented political and cultural upheaval in our country, it is more important than ever to double-down on living as consciously, conscientiously and ethically as possible. In many areas, the bar has been pulled down dangerously low. It is up to each of us to maintain higher standards.
Thanks for listening!
Jan 05 2018
Rank #3: Episode 11: Editing Ties by Size and Getting a Good Shave
May 02 2013
Rank #4: House of Cards, Netflix and the New Way We Watch TV
Jan 29 2013
Rank #5: Ep. 41: When Returning/Exchanging a Purchase Is a Pain in the Ass
Also in this episode, I talk about the terry cloth bathrobe experience and give a brief update on life in Cleveland. I'm pleased to report that things are getting better.
Aug 25 2017
Rank #6: Episode 40: An Inspiring Example Of Sartorial Restraint
As we move through life, we become virtual lint rollers, accumulating huge levels of stuff without really thinking about it. Steve Wright thinks about it, and he’s determined to avoid the common trap of stuff-overload, curating a very edited design for living that enables him to live quite effectively and efficiently without sacrificing his style.
May 27 2017
Rank #7: Episode 39: The Cleveland Experiment, Vol. 1
There’s a lot to unpack in that story alone. There are things I love so far, and there are things that drive me nuts. This episode is just an introduction to what I’ll call “The Cleveland Experiment.”
For those who may not know, Cleveland is my hometown. As expressed in a pair of posts on the blog last year, my reasons for leaving New York City after twenty two years are multilayered and largely (though not exclusively) economic. One reason for returning home that I didn’t write about in those articles was my mother, who was in dangerously poor health when I came back here in November. In a word, it was a crisis.
Now that Lynda (mom) is making an inspired recovery, the ground beneath my feet has stopped shaking and I can start to really explore life in Cleveland. Much has changed here since I left in the early 1990s (I keep hearing "My City Was Gone" by The Pretenders in my head), but I’m really looking forward to digging deeper into the wonders of this well-kept secret on Ohio’s north coast.
Thank you for listening. More to come.
Mar 24 2017
Rank #8: Episode N.38: Record Stores Are Never Coming Back
Nov 07 2016
Rank #9: Episode N.37: Watch Snobs, Dressing with Dignity and Gene Wilder's Willy Wonka
Featured Music: "Wonkavator/End Title (Pure Imagination)"
Buy on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/willy-wonka-chocolate-factory/id1087154102
Sep 04 2016
Rank #10: Podcast N.36: Leaving NYC, Dog Attacks and My Funny Cousin Kathryn
Last week, my dog Lenore was attacked by a vicious English bulldog. She required minor surgery and an overnight at the vet, complete with sutures, staples and the dreaded Cone of Shame. And last night, I witnessed another dog attack that fortunately ended with all parties intact. My patience for irresponsible dog owners who don’t know their dogs, don’t have control of them and refuse to have them neutered is below the basement.
Finally, I attended the New York premiere screening of my cousin Kathryn Hahn’s new movie Bad Moms. While it’s a light, easy and fun summer comedy, the real treat is Kathryn. She possesses an unteachable and unlearnable gift that makes her the one you want to be watching on the screen. She steals every scene.
Jul 20 2016
Rank #11: Episode 35: My Reflections on Bill Cunningham
The second half of this episode is a reading of my essay about the crisis in the luxury business against the backdrop of our time’s unprecedented economic inequality. I hope you can relate.
Thank you for listening!
Jul 03 2016
Rank #12: Episode 34: A Morning Reflection on Contentment
Jun 11 2016
Rank #13: Episode 33: Quoted in the WSJ and Appreciating a Little Analog in the Digital Age
Article link: http://www.wsj.com/articles/the-war-over-non-iron-shirts-1462386777
Also in this episode, I share my love of some of the old-fashioned things. As much as I love technology and fully embrace our digital age, there are certain aspects of my life that remain decidedly analog.
May 09 2016
Rank #14: Episode 32: The (De)Valuation of Work
Mar 31 2016
Rank #15: Episode 31: Golden Globes And Golden Years
Jan 11 2016
Rank #16: Episode 30: Jessica Jones and Other Trouble in Hell’s Kitchen
Speaking of Hell’s Kitchen, I was recently sentenced to a day of community service after being stopped on Ninth Avenue by NYPD for making a rolling stop through a red light on my bicycle. In the interest of safer streets in the city, NYC has implemented an initiative called “Vision Zero,” which I wholly support with its interest in safer streets for everyone. However, ticketing bicyclists is an exertion of energy and resources toward the wrong target, in my opinion.
I’m also putting the finishing touches on my December 2015 Spotify playlist for your enjoyment.
Thanks for listening!
Featured music: “Jaguar” by John Gregory and His Orchestra
Nov 30 2015
Rank #17: Episode 29: A Fun Week in Entertainment Media, A New Fall Tweed and Puppy Rearing
On a sartorial note, I got a new tweed for this fall from J.Crew. The new jacket is a replacement for a beautiful Harris Tweed I got last year that just hasn’t worked for reasons I explain in the episode.
I also catch up on the latest with my new(ish) puppy Lenore and how it’s been with a second dog in my life.
Oct 19 2015
Rank #18: Episode 28: Suitsupply and the New Whitney Museum
Jun 14 2015
Rank #19: Episode 27: The Power Of A Suit
May 01 2015
Rank #20: Episode 25: Shopping a Sale at J.Crew
Such careful clicking happened in the wake of a recent email I received from J.Crew, advertising a rather substantial sale on winter items. A few days and a few dollars later, some nice new gear arrived at my door. In this episode of the podcast, I talk about how I navigate big sales online.
Mar 09 2015