My girlfriend up and left me for a better offer this week (five days' work in Philadelphia), so I've been left to my own devices; a particularly rare occurrence for a self-confessed autophobe. This has meant long days at home geeking out over menswear collections past (see here), and late nights out with the boys (see here).
Today's highlight was reading an excerpt from GQ Deputy Editor Michael Hainey's new book After Visiting Friends, about his 10 year long investigation into his father's untimely death. A number of signed copies were available on Mr Hainey's personally curated Gilt sale (see here), and I snapped up the last one, alongside some Pantherella socks.
In just one brief passage recalling a visit to his 95 year old grandmother, he had me hooked on his gentle pacing and bleak, conversational tone. I'm not too much of a man to admit that it made me cry, which doesn't bode well for an entire book's worth of tragic familial memories, but as he says, "I’m a big believer that the personal is universal. I felt it was important to be honest, and tell things about myself that I hope will give comfort to someone else."
I look forward to reading it in full.
I'm wearing: a CR by Country Road sportcoat, Zambesi scarf, Lacoste sweater, Hentsch Man shirt, Outlier pants and Clarks desert boots.
Photos: Ljubo Golic
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