Final Thoughts and Favorite Things

As I’ve said in the past, I’m not good with serious situations because I’m quick to get emotional so I mask it with goofiness. So when we made the decision to shutter Well Spent, it hurt, but I swatted the seriousness away by thinking of all of the fun I’ve had writing with Brad, Reed and all those who’ve come in and out over the years.

Weekly posts talking about clothing I love? Who could complain about that? And then I introduced Cool Dads™ and I just got in a groove. None of this would be possible without Brad reaching out to see if I wanted to join forces to run WS. So, Brad; thank you for EVERYTHING. Even when you deserved better, you stuck it out with me and for that, I am forever grateful.

And, like I said in my last Cool Dads™ post, thank you to all the readers because you helped give me a voice by letting me know what you liked or didn’t like, even if you didn’t vocalize it. I’m going to miss this place, but hopefully we at Well Spent did right by you.


My Favorite T-Shirt: Noah

Noah could’ve easily made its way into every category on this list, but that just wouldn’t be fair. And I just couldn’t NOT give them the t-shirt slot with this “SOS” shirt they made out of recycled cotton to highlight climate change. Good brand. Good message. Good errythang. That particularly tee is sold out, but lots of others are here here.

My Favorite Button-Up: BTFL

The colors. The quilting and sashiko stitching. And it’s made out of Japanese cotton? Not sure I’ve come across a sexier shirt this year, or ever, than the BTFL Quilted Work Shirt. Get it here.

My Favorite Sweatshirt: Notre x Advisory Board Crystals

It’s no secret (as you’ll see under my “Favorite Stores”) that Notre Shop is my go-to for, like, a lot. So, when I found out that they were teaming up with one of my favorite brands, Advisory Board Crystals, on a gnarly hoodie, I had to pull the “help a brother out” card and a brother they did indeed help. Can’t take this damn thing off. Unfortunately (for you, not for me), it was in-store only and very sold out.

My Favorite Pants: Engineered Garments

The EG Cord Painters are just so luscious and comfortable and baggy and airy and cool looking. I know I won’t get all-year usage out of them like my favorite Dickies, but I’m more than happy to keep these continuously in that 3-4 month rotation over the next few years. Get ’em here.

My Favorite Outerwear: Document

I’ve never wanted it to get cold quicker so I can justify buying another coat than when I laid my eyes on this motherfucker from Document. Unlike any coat I’ve ever seen AND you’ll roast like a pig inside of it. Perfection. Get it here.

My Favorite Accessories: MoMA x New Era

Almost never leaving the house without my repping the Yankees on my head (when it’s not Beanie Season™) and as long as the MoMA version is in stock, I will continue to replenish my cap collection with it as soon as my current one gets too grimy. Get it here.

My Favorite Store: Notre

Surprise! Haha, sike, you guys already know I think they’re the best. Not only is Notre’s physical location immaculate and unlike any I’ve ever seen – aside from the craziness that is Dover Street Market in NYC maybe – they also carry the best brands and have some of the nicest people working there, to boot. I’ve never lived the “support the homies” mantra harder than the way I do for the homies at Notre.

  • normusmaximus

    Thanks for many years of fantastic posts about clothes. More specifically, the excellent written content, broadening my perspective on rare pieces, and what it means to be well dressed when you’re not in an office. I’ve been a lurker for all these years and hopefully this isn’t too late of a time to say thank you to Brad, Reed, and you. You guys have been my favorite thing to read throughout the years and I honestly will miss your posts. Best of luck on your future endeavors, lmk if there’s any other way to follow you guys other than the aforementioned IG.


  • stevenstevo

    Yeah, I must say I am pretty bummed about this, and while selfishly I cannot help but think you guys need to reconsider and keep the site going LOL…obviously I understand and have to assume you guys have your reasons and/or are moving on to bigger and better things….

    I feel compelled to say that this was this has been my favorite fashion/apparel blog on the web for the last 3-4 years (and actually probably longer). While there are a ton of fashion blogs online these, this site offered such a unique perspective that truly put it on a level above all others. I know that sounds cliche, but it is the truth. And for me personally, there are few things in life that compare to that feeling of pure joy that comes when discovering a new brand that makes great clothing that is right up ally. There is simply no other site where I experienced that feeling as often as I did on this site, and to this day I regularly purchase clothing from some many of the brands I discovered on this website over the last few years.

    Thank you for creating such a great website/blog. I sincerely hope you guys will continue to write about fashion and apparel on another site, format, platform, etc. going forward.

    • John

      so well said. thank you, my thoughts exactly.

  • probs

    No…! Ah, man… so long and thanks for all the jawnz. This site has been great.

  • I wanna stay anonymous

    You are a legend. Thank you!! Love your taste. You have inspired me for so many years.

  • S.O. Crane

    Sad to see the end of Well Spent. Nick it’s been a pleasure suffering through some of your lesser puns and chuckling at the best of your goofiness.

    Cheers and if you find yourself somewhere else talking about clothes, please do inform us.

  • NMC

    Thank you guys so much for everything! Love

  • Anonfuturedad

    Where will I get my inspiration of Cool Dad pieces now?! Will miss your awesome posts and hope to see your stuff on the instagram.

  • John

    man, I am so bummed about this. I really don’t know where to turn to now. I would like to sincerely thank ll of you guys for the last several years.

  • gucciduwoptop

    Late af, but thanks for everything!