Instead of Rent: August, 2011

The moderately and (very) immoderately priced goods that I’d rather spend it on this month.

Warehouse Lightweight Linen Button Down Shirt
100% linen
Low-impact, natural indigo dye
Woven, cut and sewn in Japan
Best Price: $194.35 (SHIPPED) at Blue in Green

Bracelet Market Brown Hemp and Leather Bracelet
Genuine leather
Hemp cord
Handmade in Los Angeles
Best Price: $7.00 (SHIPPED) at Bracelet Market’s Etsy shop

Sunny Sports Dobby Eazy Shorts
78% cotton / 22% linen
Woven, cut and sewn in Japan
Best Price: select sizes on sale for $115.00 (SHIPPED) at Opening Ceremony, additional sizes $208.00 (FREE SHIPPING) at Steven Alan

Soludos Dali Espadrilles
100% cotton upper
Natural jute sole
Responsibly made in India in an audited, fair labor factory
Best Price: $36.00 (SHIPPED) at Soludos

Warby Parker Jasper Sunglasses
100% cellulose acetate (made from plants)
Made in China
For every pair purchased, a second pair is donated to a person in need
Best Price: $95.00 (FREE SHIPPING) at Warby Parker

Vanport Outfitters Laurent Sauve Beach Sling
18 oz., 100% cotton duck canvas body
Cotton dock rope straps
Brass hardware
Handcrafted in Portland, OR
Best Price: $135.00 (FREE SHIPPING) at Vanport Outfitters

  • SkidMarquez

    Thanks for challenging the TOMS consensus on shoes. Also heard the owner is a campaigning level homophobe.

  • Emily

    I love the red shoes! The sunglasses are nice too.

  • Caleb

    You “heard” he’s a homophobe? ….from whom?

    Blake spoke at Focus On The Family. When he learned what they’re really all about, he apologized profusely. Here’s what he had to say for himself, in a post entitled “A Sincere Apology” (

    “So there is no misunderstanding created by this mistake, let me clearly state that both TOMS, and I as the founder, are passionate believers in equal human and civil rights for all. That belief is a core value of the company and of which we are most proud.”

    Where in there is he a homophobe?

  • SkidMarquez


    Anyone who does not know what Focus on the Family is about has been blind deaf and dumb for the last 30 years or is merely turning tail because the customer base has become wary of new affiliations.