Attolini light brown with blue windowpane jacket
Liverano light blue button-down shirt
Drake’s knit tie
The Armoury own brand camelhair waistcoat
"We live in the neighbourhood and walk by here all the time. So when we heard Uncle Lim wanted to give up the shop and retire, we jumped at the chance. This provision shop is over 50 years old. It’s very tricky running a cafe in this old space because the power to the unit is about half what it is in new places. We have 30 amperes to run the entire cafe and the espresso machine alone takes up 20! So we had to modify a lot of our appliances to make it all work.
Of course when we moved in, we knew the space would eventually be torn down. But we thought we would still have 15-20 years. Then one month after opening, we heard the news that the Dakota Estate would be closed down in 2016. What to do? We’re still hopeful that the schedule will get set back and we’ll have a bit more time. It is the realisation of a dream to run this cafe.”
—Mae West (via girlinlondon)
I have felt first-hand the very wrath of the Turkish ice-cream man.
The trolliest ice cream man to ever live.
And look at that fucking majestic mustache.
When Pershing went to France in May 1917 as commander in chief of the American Expeditionary Forces in World War I, he promoted Patton to captain and made him his aide and headquarters commandant. Patton was then assigned to the new Tank Corps and was an observer at tank schools in England and France. He observed large-scale tank combat for the first time at the battle of Cambrai, France, in December 1917. Promoted to major, he was assigned to organize the American Tank Center in Langres, France, and in March 1918 he was promoted to lieutenant colonel and named to command the 304th Tank Brigade. He led the brigade in the battle of St.-Mihiel in mid-September and into the Meuse-Argonne offensive that began on 26 September. He was wounded on that first day and spent the rest of the war recovering in the hospital, where he was promoted to colonel. He also won the Distinguished Service Cross for “conspicuous courage, coolness, energy and intelligence.”
While we remember General George S. Patton of World War II, how did his experiences of the First World War shape him? Joseph P. Hobbs examines his life in the American National Biography.
Image credit: Lieut. Col. George S. Patton, Jr., 1st Tank Battalion, and a French Renault tank, summer 1918. World War I Signal Corps Photograph Collection. Public domain via Wikimedia Commons.
Baby niece fascinated by how the flag flies