Possession Retirement

By: Gustav Hoiland

Aug 25 2012

Category: Uncategorized

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Focal Length:38mm
Shutter:1/0 sec
Camera:Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Draped Cotton

It’s the final weekend in my abode. The pictures are coming off the walls, the books are finding themselves boxes instead of on shelves, and all around there’s a potent atmosphere of transition. This shirt, among many others from high school, are finally being outed after years of service (and one final sweaty farewell run). Two appropriate stories:

Reading in the Saturday sunset on the back porch, a yankee beer in hand and mexican cylinder of calories in the other. Not so much reading a southern literary magazine as staring in its general direction, distracted by the verbal breakup in the apartment below that wafted through their open window. I only heard half the story – one side was louder than the other – and only when I took a brief reprieve from chewing.

Quick product story. I liked Anthony Bourdain’s sunglasses in his Havana episode. I didn’t know what they were. After losing two pairs in Cuba, I bought a new pair at Urban Outfitters for $15 (seen here on the desk). Just recently I saw a eyewear company’s advertisement (Persol) that didn’t even feature sunglasses in a thick, trendy magazine. Intrigued, I looked online and found out that’s exactly what Bourdain was wearing. And that my UO pair is a near-exact knockoff of their signature style. And finally after more research that they cost $350+. Coincidence, chase, adventure, and ultimately a strange disappointment mixed with respect for quality goods from reputable purveyors.

One day I may be a reputable purveyor of quality goods.

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