{January 22} Isn’t It Byronic? Happy Birthday LORD BYRON [ Currently Conjuring this ODD FELLOW ]

  "Death, so called, is a thing which makes men weep, And yet a third of life is passed in sleep." -Lord Byron: George Gordon Byron {6th Baron Byron} ON THIS DAY, SOME MIGHT SAY. . . A GENIUS was born. Others may just call him a MAD MAN.   +LORD BYRON+ --+Lord Byron {Jan …

Lost in a Paradise: {WWII Memories} Vintage Vernacular from Another Earth

This is a short clip from Terrence Malick's "The Thin Red Line" which never ceases to inspire and engage the mind and soul with its thoughtful narration and invigorating visuals that take the viewer through the complex voyage of a soldier to war hidden by the beauty of "paradise". . . It really must have …

STYLE {WISE} We Go Together Like Winter and a Sweater – Vintage Fall/Winter Menswear Inspiration

{source} Here in Southern Ontario things are getting grimmer by the day. Not that we don't like Winter - you know us boys love the comfort of a slouchy silk shirt or a easy breezy Hawaiian, but Old Man Winter just won't stop peaking his nasty head out to remind us we're on his turf! …

“I had that familiar conviction that life was beginning over again with the summer. . .”

“And so with the sunshine and the great bursts of leaves growing on the trees, just as things grow in fast movies, I had that familiar conviction that life was beginning over again with the summer.” -F. Scott Fitzgerald, "The Great Gatsby".   Sincerely, {theEye} + Similar Stories:

Elegantly Wasted: A Trip to the 90s with Hedi Slimane for Saint-Laurent

When it was announced that Hedi Slimane was to take the place of Stefano Pilati as creative director of the iconic label Yves Saint-Laurent, the fashion world was left wondering what new innovations the Swiss designer could bring to the brand. Then he dropped the Yves. That's right. For over fifty years the brand has …

The Secret of the Vibrant Green Vintage Nat Nast Bowling Shirt . . .

A rather fantastic thing happened the other day. It seems that one of our recent sales, a vibrant turquoise 1950’s Nat Nast bowling shirt that featured a fantastic diamond embossed on the back ( ‘Ray Jewlers’ it proudly proclaims in the most elegant lettering), was embedded with some very strange history. . . It always …

THIS DAY IN HISTORY: ROSWELL TURNS 66 !!!

This is a still from what Ray Santilli claimed was film footage taken from the Roswell UFO incident depicting an alien autopsy. The film was released in 1995, but later revealed in 2006 as a hoax. Santilli maintains that it was a reconstruction of real events opposed to a fabrication.  Today marks the 66th anniversary …

{STYLE WISE} – “Stranger Than Paradise”

"STRANGER THAN PARADISE . . . " by The Eye of Faith On a journey through the mystery of the most beautiful place on Earth. Taking us to a world both wild and exotic, this series was inspired by the faded 1940s dreams and memories of life on the high seas in the South Pacific. …

Mark Bridges Masters Vintage Mens Style for “The Master”

"The Master" is the best example of vintage menswear I've seen in a film since 1999's "The Talented Mr. Ripley", which perfectly captured the post war American leisure society living in Italy during the 1950s. In the sixth collaboration with director Paul Thomas Anderson, Academy Award winning designer Mark Bridges completely brings classic 1950s menswear …