We know it's a little hard to tell sometimes, but it's not always about the latest and greatest jeans, jackets, shoes, or shades for all of us here at STAG. Each of our five stores is as different as the next, but together we're a family of writers, artists, musicians, denim-heads and everything in between -- all with a shared passion for the interesting, unexpected, and nostalgic. Here's a little taste of what we've been paying attention to of late.
HIGHLIGHT: TWIN PEAKS REBOOT
Nearly a year later, we're still talking about the newest season of David Lynch's Twin Peaks. Featuring much of the same cast as the original, the newest season picks up 25 years after the cult classic called it quits & doesn't miss a beat. Start from the beginning on Netflix, skip the '92 feature film that divided fans and get straight to the good stuff on Showtime.
OTHER STUFF WE'RE WATCHING
Looking for Johnny: The Legend of Johnny Thunders - Jared (STAG Dallas)
The Flordia Project - Kenton (STAG Domain Northside)
"All Hal Ashby films" - Nate (STAG South Congress)
Peaky Blinders - Jonathan (STAG Houston) and Don (STAG Co-Owner)
Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee - Colton (STAG Venice) and Chase (STAG Domain Northside)
Abstract, the Art of Design - Arvy (STAG South Congress)
Epicly Later'd - Mukari (STAG Venice)
Icarus - Jacob (STAG Domain Northside)
The Short Films of David Lynch - Derek (STAG South Congress)
HIGHLIGHT: DIE, WORKWEAR!
The menswear-focused blog scene has seen better days, but we still find ourselves checking Valet, Heddels, & A Continuous Lean on a near daily basis & have been spending more & more time with Die, Workwear! in the last six months or so. Derek Guy curates an old-fashioned, personal blog that's at once knowledgeable, accessible, practical, & original. A tough feat. Check it out for your daily fill on all things menswear and how to do it just right.
OTHER SOLID READS
Playing the Bass with Three Left Hands by Will Carruthers - Derek (STAG South Congress)
Empire of the Summer Moon by S. C. Gwynne- Caroline (STAG South Congress)
Basketball (And Other Things) by Shea Serrano- Kevin (STAG Houston) and Jared (STAG Dallas)
Breakfast of Champions by Kurt Vonnegut - Molly (STAG South Congress)
HIGHLIGHT: GUN OUTFIT
With origins in '80's post-punk and lo-fi guitar, the formerly Olympia, Washington-based outfit has softened their sound over the years and their latest release, Out of Range, finds them exploring a more pastoral, psych country-ish sound with hints of Steve Gunn, Nap Eyes, & even a little Grateful Dead. Listen to it on a road trip through the desert or whenever you're craving one.
ALSO LISTENING TO
Who Is William Onyeabor, William Onyeabor - Jared (STAG Dallas)
Forced Witness, Alex Cameron - Daniel (STAG Dallas)
Freedom's Goblin, Ty Segall - Will (STAG Austin - Domain Northside)
99.9%, KAYTRANDA - Jacob (STAG Domain)
Hallelujah Anyhow, Hiss Golden Messenger - Don (STAG Co-Owner)
Hex Enduction Hour, The Fall - Nate (STAG South Congress)
Midnight Mauraders, A Tribe Called Quest - Brandon (STAG Venice)
Latigo, Wilderado - Anna Clare (STAG Venice)
fabulist extended, slenderbodies - Brian (STAG Domain)