Follow Up

Follow Up: The Well-Dressed Dad

The series in which we hook you up with the feeds you need.

Norway’s Nicholas Johannessen is a senior civil engineer with an off-the-clock obsession: classic European men’s fashion. We’re feeling both his “proper blog” welldresseddad.com and his distilled Insta account.

Here’s our quick-fast Q&A with Johannessen, a glimpse into the digital life of the world’s well-dressed dads:

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Follow Up: @SolesBySir

The series in which we hook you up with the feeds you need.

The outcome of Super Bowl XLIX between the Seattle Seahawks and New England Patriots will certainly be measured in points–though in the larger game of life, you could argue that the true winner will be the team with the fewest concussions. But there is another competition afoot: Which player will have the illest shoes?

We spoke about what to expect on Super Bowl Sunday with Marcus Rivero, aka Soles by Sir, the custom-footwear king of the NFL. The Miami-based painter and designer says his shoes will be worn by players on both teams on February 1. Sales have been good since his status spiked this month after Instagramming a pair of gold-flake cleats commissioned by the Seahawks’ Marshawn Lynch, which were instantly banned by the NFL. 

Apparently there’s some league rule we don’t understand about shoes needing to match the color of uniforms. But we do understand banning a shoe is a sure-fire way to make it legendary and Rivero says business is better than ever.

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Follow Up: @TRNKNYC

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Somewhere in the unfortunate march of patriarchy through time, “interior decorating” became coded to connote femininity–and while that aspect is not to be overlooked, New York City design group TRNK will be having none of that old-style binary thinking, thank you. The company’s Instagram feed is dedicated to demonstrating a masculine approach to caring about how spaces look, and styling them. Related lifestyle images flesh out the IG stream and make it one of our favorites for drawing inspiration for domiciles and all that happens therein.

If you were to encounter TRNK co-founders Tariq Dixon and  Nick Nemechek in Greenpoint, just north of Williamsburg, they’d take you to Paulie Gee’s for pizza, Ramona for bespoke cocktails, and Homecoming—a spot for coffee and botanicals for the home—and Ovenly for pastries the next morning. But as for their online lives …

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Follow Up: @IronandAir

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Ah, the open road. There’s almost nothing as attractive—especially when you’re scrolling through a smart phone app while waiting for your dental hygienist. Or your project manager. Or a stop light. Not that we condone app-surfing while engaged in the driving task but let’s just say we know from experience that it happens from time to time.

Whenever it is that you find yourself in need of a transportive fix, Iron & Air Magazine’s Instagram feed will hook it up. Gregory George Moore, Brett Houle and Adam Fitzgerald smartly repurpose and repackage great-looking original content from their Manchester, New Hampshire-based bi-monthly print and digital motorcycle lifestyle journal and serve it up in a swiftly moving stream of “bikes, autos, outdoor adventure, art, design, music and craft.” 

Should you find yourself actually transported to Iron & Air’s historical mill town home base near Boston, Moore and Fitzgerald recommend the vintage oddities at Modern Gypsy. They tell us there’s also a great speakeasy, but you’ll have to call them directly when you’re there if you want the details on that. For now, make your own martini and enjoy this brief conversation.

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Follow Up: @JamesNord

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James Nord is the co-founder of Fohr Card, a site dedicated to connecting bloggers and brands for mutual benefit, but his Instagram is all about riding bikes, greeting adventure and looking stylish. Simply put, he makes us want to guzzle Muscle Milk in designer suits. We’re assuming his other 14,000+ followers feel the same way.

Nord ‘grams from New York’s Lower East Side, a neighborhood known for the pastrami sandwiches at Katz’s Delicatessen, the rise of Vito Corleone’s mafia empire, and according to Nord, the Manhattans at Attaboy. Here’s our quick and dirty Q&A with Nord and a snapshot (or a screenshot, perhaps?) of his digital world.

Preferred all-time social media platform: Instagram and Tumblr.

If your Instagram feed had a go-to outfit, what would it be? Suit and tie every time.

Weirdest/best/worst thing that’s ever happened because of a post: I started a business with one of my best friends because of social media; that’s been pretty great.

What’s your digital diet? What apps and gear do you swear by? Recently I have been obsessed with my Ricoh GR point and shoot. I am a pretty keen cyclist, as well, and couldn’t live without Strava.

If you could permanently retire one hashtag it would be: #spon, there has to be a better solution for this.

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