We’re Wrapping It Up.
As of today, Melissa and I are ending our His + Hers Tumblr project. Life is now taking the two of us in separate directions, so we’ll no longer be running this together. We had a blast with this, and hope that you enjoyed reading for the past year and a half!
Feel free to follow each of our respective Tumblr’s though, at:
All the best,
Philip H. Mancuso + Melissa A. Paniagua
Raleigh Denim —
I finally got my own pair after eyeing Philip’s for over a year. These hand-stiched raw jeans are currently my favorite item in my closet.
Guess what? Raleigh Denim is taking over NYC!
Some of my buddies and I took off this past weekend to hang out in the city and visit with Melissa. Some of them had never been, so I got to play tour guide for the weekend. I mentioned how they all went to the sample sale at Raleigh Denim’s Curatory a little while back and finally picked up their own pairs. I’m still so proud!
The italians know how to do it right.
I’m always head-over-heels for good vintage finds. I visited my friend Vanessa in Boston for the Fourth and couldn’t help but notice her gorgeous, vintage leather bag. It belonged to her mother a couple of decades ago and is still in great shape! I could hardly believe it.
L.L.Bean classic wool backpack (avail. July 2012)
I want this. I’ve found that I own too many backpack or shoulder bags for travelling/backpacking/cycling/et cetera. But with all the travelling that Melissa and I have been doing lately, they’re definitely all seeing use!
lifeoutofthebox asked: Hi Melissa! My boyfriend and I live here in Nicaragua (moved from California) and I just LOVE those shoes you posted on your blog. Do you happen to know where your parents bought them? Which town/market/region... any information would help. I'm in desperate need of a cute colorful pair of shoes here and think those are just perfect. Thanks for sharing! -Quinn
Hi Quinn! I’m pretty sure they bought them at the airport in Managua — you should definitely go and buy them. I promise you’ll wear them everywhere!
The beauty and curse of this city is that there are shops everywhere you go at all hours of the day. Everytime I get off work early, I find myself headed to Soho to “explore,” as I like to call it. The other day, I stumbled upon Theory’s sale and I brought everything they had in my size into the fitting room. Although I came out empty handed, I did find a new passion for Theory clothing — especially their pants and shift dresses.