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Archive for March, 2009

Sperry Topsiders – For the Permanently Vacating

Tuesday, March 24th, 2009
Blood not included - but encouraged

Blood not included - but encouraged

Sperrys. Why worry about summer fashion for 2009, with 2010 right around the corner and nothing but the worst economic recession in 80 years looming in between? Besides, when it comes to the best men’s shoes, always go for the classics. Most men’s formal shoes can be used for a lifetime: you take care of them, you resole them, you only wear them when appropriate. Spending $300 on a pair of formal black cap toes or brown leather oxfords makes sense if you take care of them. They’re an investment.

On the other hand, your casual shoes can take a real beating: you wear them out dranking at night, trudge around the grass for outdoor summer events during the day, take them to the beach, toss them into weekend bags, and on and on.  Don’t let this discourage you. Your fashion summer is right around the corner, and you can do it for a reasonable price. (Read on …)

Some Updates to the Ole’ Big Handsome

Sunday, March 15th, 2009

In lieu of posting last week, we’ve been working behind the scenes to make some aesthetic updates to Big Handsome. The changes were more akin to slight upgrades than a full makeover – think getting a shirt tailored a touch and sporting some new collar stays as opposed to a brand new wardrobe. A lot of these changes are behind the scenes, but we think the aesthetic tweaks have made Big Handsome easier to read and look slightly more refined. In celebration, after the jump please find a picture of Dirty Handsome cooking bacon in the great outdoors: (Read on …)

Upcoming Party Jam Alert: Dan Deacon 3/24/09

Tuesday, March 10th, 2009

Continuing our recent trend of providing you with only the best party music suggestions for 2009, we wanted to sound a Handsome Alarm that Dan Deacon will be releasing his second album Bromst on Carpark Recrods on March 24, 2009. Need a real party city alert? Deacon will be touring this spring across the States, eschewing his “traditional” one man show for a 15 person ensemble (see video above for his new song “Snookered”). Whatever the makeup of the touring band, we assure you that it will be the sweatiest, whitest, most ridiculously faux-ironic dance party to end all dance parties in your recent memory. Ever.

Disclaimer: when it comes to indie music artists, Dan Deacon is definitely on the fringe of our music tastes. The complicated rythyms, the modified squeal vocals, the variance from song to song, the invariably annoying crowds – it all confuses us a little bit. But the best indie music should challenge and reward you, and in this Deacon delivers. (Read on …)