1. It’s on sale: Land’s End offers exceptional value with its end of season  sale. Take an extra 30% off already discounted items. That means this excellent rugged ‘Erie’ chukka, for example, is available for GBP38, inclusive of VAT. Sure, it’s not quite a Yuketen, but it’s pretty damn close.If I hadn’t been scounging so much on eBay, I’d have pulled the trigger. 
Also look out for the desert boots, saddle shoes, various suede brogues and the chelseas. 

    It’s on sale: Land’s End offers exceptional value with its end of season  sale. Take an extra 30% off already discounted items. That means this excellent rugged ‘Erie’ chukka, for example, is available for GBP38, inclusive of VAT. Sure, it’s not quite a Yuketen, but it’s pretty damn close.If I hadn’t been scounging so much on eBay, I’d have pulled the trigger. 

    Also look out for the desert boots, saddle shoes, various suede brogues and the chelseas. 

  2. prostheticknowledge:

    Quixter

    First-to-market biometric payment system scans your hand of it’s vein layout to identify the customer and their account.

    To those unfamiliar with vein biometrics, the way your veins are structured around your body are more unique than a fingerprint, therefore considered a far more accurate form of personal identification - video from the University of Lund, Sweden below:

    Paying for a coffee or lunch by simply scanning your palm still sounds like science fiction to most of us. However, an engineering student at Lund University in Sweden has made it happen - making his the first known company in the world to install the vein scanning technique in stores and coffee shops.

    [Link]

    Link to Quixter’s website can be found here

    Vein biometrics.

  3. algopop:

“As algorithmic systems become more prevalent, I’ve begun to notice of a variety of emergent behaviors evolving to work around these constraints, to deal with the insufficiency of these black box systems…The first behavior is adaptation. These are situations where I bend to the system’s will. For example, adaptations to the shortcomings of voice UI systems — mispronouncing a friend’s name to get my phone to call them; overenunciating; or speaking in a different accent because of the cultural assumptions built into voice recognition. We see people contort their behavior to perform for the system so that it responds optimally.”
Alexis Lloyd (NYTimes R&D) shares some interesting views under the title In the Loop: Designing Conversations with Algorithms.

    algopop:

    As algorithmic systems become more prevalent, I’ve begun to notice of a variety of emergent behaviors evolving to work around these constraints, to deal with the insufficiency of these black box systems…The first behavior is adaptation. These are situations where I bend to the system’s will. For example, adaptations to the shortcomings of voice UI systems — mispronouncing a friend’s name to get my phone to call them; overenunciating; or speaking in a different accent because of the cultural assumptions built into voice recognition. We see people contort their behavior to perform for the system so that it responds optimally.”

    Alexis Lloyd (NYTimes R&D) shares some interesting views under the title In the Loop: Designing Conversations with Algorithms.

  4. llbeanpr:

#LLBean Boot spring centerpiece. [Photo via Lewiston Sun Journal]

    llbeanpr:

    #LLBean Boot spring centerpiece. [Photo via Lewiston Sun Journal]

  5. Interesting new laces

  6. giantbeard:

    ThreePiece 

    One button peak lapel with double breasted vest. Difficult combination but incredibly well done.

  7. voxsart:

Stormy Sunday.
An Invertère double-breasted storm coat for the worst of early New England Spring, lined and trimmed in alpaca shag.

Epic

    voxsart:

    Stormy Sunday.

    An Invertère double-breasted storm coat for the worst of early New England Spring, lined and trimmed in alpaca shag.

    Epic

  8. abitofcolor:

    The Bag - Made by Calabrese 1924 in Naples, Italy, this stylish carry-on is reminiscent of the days of transatlantic ship travel. With heavy canvas soft sides, fine leather trim, interior zip pocket, nickel hardware and ample storage space it is ideal for your next get-away adventure. It reminds me of vintage Hermes steamer bags I’ve seen at auctions. And, what a nice alternative to your corporate travel roll-on. This bag was personally selected by Greg Lellouche for the launch of his new online retail store No Man Walks Alone

    Brilliant bag.

  9. tanpowell:

    My Asquiths’ lifespan in colours.

    Great example of recolouring and repatination. Edward Green Asquith on 888 last. 

  10. Great indigo sweater-coat piece. 

    (Source: abedzaza)