House of Blues | Chicago, IL.
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Zoo-ologie | Lincoln Park Zoo - Chicago, IL.
A great night with great friends.
Didn’t hurt that the Hendrick’s was flowing like wine.
And the wine was flowing like water.
And so forth.
Mayfest | Chicago, IL.
Some photos I took while I was walking around with my new 35mm at Chicago’s Mayfest. A couple things to note:
- The band playing was a Talking Heads tribute band named “This Must Be The Band.” They had great energy, great performances, and the bassist was killer. Which is a must in any band. If you have a chance to check em out you should. Their Chicago tour schedule is here.
- The Strongman contest, or ‘high striker’ is a game made exclusively to exploit and profit from others’ hubris. Secondly, the only way the crowd sees you as a winner is if they hear that bell ring. No ring? You are weak. Feeble. Frail. Not fit to walk this earth. Ultimate public shame. And the defeated? Well, he sets down the oversized mallet with a smile on his face belying his true emotions. He skulks back into the crowd to be forgotten. To be rid of this cursed memory. If you see one of these at a fair or carnival remember, no one says: ”Hey man, that was really close, you must be pretty strong to almost hit the bell.”
See you guys at the next one.
Tom | Zoo-ologie 2013 at Lincoln Park Zoo. Chicago, IL.
My friends Grant and Kara are creative, enthusiastic, and passionate.
They started a new site called The Niche.
Check it out.
photo by Grant Legan
After a furious day of moving into our new apartment, Marcus and I took a break to drink a beer on our porch.
We sat down and noticed a light coming from the horizon.
It was the moon rising over the Chicago skyline.
“I don’t mind that” said Marcus, motioning towards the buildings.
I nodded in agreement.
I leaned back in my chair, closed my eyes, and listened to the sound of the cars on the Kennedy highway.
Tom’s “go to” outfit this spring.
- Button down by Gitman Vintage
- Tee by Jungmaven
- Denim by 3Sixteen
- Boots by Alden
- Glasses by Moscot
Casual and clean.
Every item on this kit will never go out of style, not that you should give a shit about being on trend.
Be comfortable and keep it simple.
What is your “go to” outfit this spring?
Ed note: It doesn’t hurt to accessorize with a submariner and a cordovan #2 strap from Ashland Leather.