ENJOI SYMPHONIC CONCOCTION
ENJOI SYMPHONIC CONCOCTION
The night filled with Good Peoples, Good Food, Good Game.
ENJOI IT WHEN THE NEW MEETS THE OLD
COM (Company Of the Month) I’m blessed to be able to experience a wide variety of stores, companies, & it’s goods. The ‘uncommon’ & ‘good’ things I see from time to time, I think is fair to share with you netizens* sound the trumpets bap-bap-baaah-bap-bap-bap-bapp-bap-bap-bahhhh! Without further adieu, I present to you my our first COM entry!
Starting out as a humble mail order catalog company, Jeff & his wife Jacky Clyman built a company from the ground up, called Cockpit USA. Three words that is in Clyman’s mind at all times: Airshows, World War II & Leather. Jeff would gain people’s attention and curiosity by simply wearing his father’s leather flight jacket around, was this the spark of Cockpit USA? Quite possibly. The year before I was born came a turning point for the company, they step out of the dark and hit the spot light of ‘Topgun” Yes, THEE TOPGUN featuring our second favorite scientologist guru Tom Cruise (1st being Brandy). Back then their SOHO retail store on 595 Broadway (current location being 652 Bway) was the first ever themed fashion store in that area. The current store is , in a lack of terms, a storeseum=a hybrid of a store+museum. You enter a store that smelled of cologne the masculine kind, none of that Hollister/Aberacrombie headache-kind**. Then you are bombarded with figurines and posters of the 30’s & 40’s US-of-A feel. In other words Ben Affleck of Pearl Harbor, that Ben would’ve gone shopping here. These pieces of near authentic jackets & shirts, make you forget that you’re in a store, and you find yourself having a hard time touching things, afraid that it’s just on display. This company as a whole kept it’s promise of being a fashion historian, capturing the smell, weight, & feel of Clyman’s dream. Cockpit USA, a time capsule for us to discover.
ENJOI UNCOMMON ‘GOODS’
*This blog was initially made for myself, however the more I realize you people having fun reading it, makes me want to write more and better entries. So here is a shoutout to all you net-surfers & netizens.
**My first official online smackage.
For a true gentlemen first day of summer means, no socks with loafers and white slacks. Me don’t think so! The first day of summer means sand & sun.
ENJOI LEANING ON THE WAES
People around me are stressed out about getting a job for the summer. Few are looking for a part-time while on break, and most are looking for what you call a ‘career’ AKA lockdown. While walking back from a drop spot in the blazing weather, I see from a distance a small oasis. As I approached it, the image became clearer and clearer, A lemonade stand, how gangster is THAT!? So I pay the very fair price of 50Cents and take my shot of lemonade and back to work. I don’t know this may apply to you, but this just gave me an idea…
…to create a small stand of my own, selling…(fill in the blank)
ENJOI SUPPORTING SMALL BUSINESSES
Just got back from helping out at the dopest event in Manhattan on a Tuesday night, AtriumXAntennaXNudieJeansXTitos Party. Not enough will power or just plain old power power to post, HOWEVER due to a standing ovation from Sarah from Antenna tonight, I’m mustering every drop of energy to stay up and type and photo-edit. Instead of writing this one out in literate sentences, I think sporadic words and phrases will do.
New Faces: Will, YaYa, Eric. Old Skin. Pin-ball Machines. Dancing Machines. ‘Last name please.’ ‘Listed people only.’ Vita CoCo. Viva La Brooklyn. A3. Alife. Under Dressed. Overly Freshed. Open Bar. Closed List.‘Every Girl Deserves A Mr.Wertz.’ Lisa. Bags of Ice. Tonic Water. Club Soda.
Beer Runs. Will’s Jungle Juice. Cheesecake. Olives. Shrimps. Catered Goodness. Double Dip. OG Dance Music. Ice X5000.
ENJOI LIFE TILL IT’S VERY LAST DROPS
Hung out with my good friend Justin in the city today. Pluck You, wings joint, consumed $10 worth of wings each. Walked it out. Saw some dudes practicing Light-Saber moves. Sweetness.
ENJOI THE JEDI WITHIN ALL OF YOU