I'll Wear Any Color As Long As It's Black

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Posted in / / / by Jeralyn on August 7, 2009


I was browsing The Cut, as I tend to do when I am bored at work, and saw this awesome little feature on my friend Mark’s store, Kill Devil Hill. I’ve actually only been in the store a few times because I moved out of the neighborhood right around the time it opened, and shortly thereafter I moved out of New York all together, but anyway I remember it being full of all sorts of randomness — clothes, knick-knacks, furniture, taxidermy — everything old and full of its own stories. I like to see my friends doing things that showcase their personalities. You can tell just by looking at Mark that he’s got a bit of a rockabilly vibe (though he’s a much more eclectic DJ than his appearance would suggest) but to take that interest in the past and turn it into an awesome store and now a clothing line is really amazing. I have noticed, especially in Brooklyn, a lot of people doing things that could be construed as “going back to basics” or back to their roots, or however you want to phrase it. Whether it’s friends making music or opening restaurants and shops that not only focus on antique/vintage goods but also creating new objects (food, songs, etc.) in this “old-fashioned” way — studying techniques and history and coming up with something that is completely anti the mainstream mass consumption.

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  1. melissa said, on August 10, 2009 at 5:19 AM

    awesome. i’ve been singing the praises of ascots and cravats for years. i don’t wear my suspenders as much as i used to…i’m a little tired of seeing them paired with skinny jeans.

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