Shoes & Watches & Bonsai

What I like: fine watches, fine shoes and fine bonsai. In no particular order.
Quasi-legal note: I do not own most of the photos I post. I hope you can forgive me.

Bonsai Watches Shoes

Apr 22
The many faces of Japanese apricot bonsai
Don’t worry kid. You too will get there. Eventually.

The many faces of Japanese apricot bonsai

Don’t worry kid. You too will get there. Eventually.


Apr 21
dotwatch:

Vintage bros: Olma x UG
Surely battered but not dead!

Cool cool.

dotwatch:

Vintage bros: Olma x UG

Surely battered but not dead!

Cool cool.


takeitofftherack:

New Suitsupply Jort jacket
The enduring classic: a navy single breasted jacket with notch lapels. 
Ancient Madder tie by Drake’s, Belisario MTM shirt, Ralph Lauren Carmere/flannel pants, The Armoury Patinova Lapel chain, Oliver Peoples O’Malley Sunglasses

Moose-knuckle?
Eeewww…

takeitofftherack:

New Suitsupply Jort jacket

The enduring classic: a navy single breasted jacket with notch lapels. 

Ancient Madder tie by Drake’s, Belisario MTM shirt, Ralph Lauren Carmere/flannel pants, The Armoury Patinova Lapel chain, Oliver Peoples O’Malley Sunglasses

Moose-knuckle?

Eeewww…


The many faces of Japanese apricot bonsai

Although the first pic of this double trunk (sokan) Ume already shows a great tree, the flowers really complete and enhance the image. There is something about the contrast between a gnarly trunk and delicate flowers that is simply breathtaking.

Apparently the judges at the 2014 Kokufu exhibiton thought the same. Well, great minds…

Second pic from Jonas Dupuich’s blog, Bonsai Tonight


Apr 20

What a difference a couple of decades make.

The pot of this Shimpaku juniper shrank over the years, while the trunk and branches grew a little bit. Although the last pictures is the most recent (taken at the 2014 Kokufu exhibition), the second pic shows  the tree at it’s best angle.

This tree truly is a masterpiece. Don’t take my word for it this time: it actually is an official Kichou, or Important Bonsai Masterpiece.

First two pic from the blog of Matt Reel, go check it out. 


The many faces of Japanese apricot bonsai

Small changes can make a big difference.

Over the years the image of this bonsai gradually changed from that of a youthful, more upright tree (see pic with red pot) into that of an old mountain-dweller in more humble, cascading style.

Apr 19
Some guy doing science while wearing a cool watch.

Some guy doing science while wearing a cool watch.


Apr 18
The best of both worlds: (again) a utilitarian rattrapante function with the looks of a dress watch. This Gallet Multichron (from Wikipedia, of all places) has it all.

The best of both worlds: (again) a utilitarian rattrapante function with the looks of a dress watch. This Gallet Multichron (from Wikipedia, of all places) has it all.


Absolute killer Breitling. Although it looks like your average two register panda chronograph it has something extra: a rattrapante function. The second big second hand reveals that this watch can simultaneously time two events.
How cool is that? (The answer is ‘Very cool’ or ‘Insanely cool’)

Absolute killer Breitling. Although it looks like your average two register panda chronograph it has something extra: a rattrapante function. The second big second hand reveals that this watch can simultaneously time two events.

How cool is that? (The answer is ‘Very cool’ or ‘Insanely cool’)


yolowastaken:

Alden Ravello NST Boot

Looks like my profile pic. Great minds think alike. Or are just taking pics of their shoes while sitting down.

yolowastaken:

Alden Ravello NST Boot

Looks like my profile pic. Great minds think alike. Or are just taking pics of their shoes while sitting down.


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