Archive for March 20th, 2008


Every Girl’s Crazy About a Sharp Dressed….

March 20, 2008


I found this little article about the Crunchy and the Big Ten Hipster Emporium on the NHLPA site.

He started the BTHE because he wanted to put his business degree to use. Related to this, I think its commendable that he went back and finished his degree despite leaving school early. He also admitted that now is a good time to start a business, since he’s young, not married and is still early in his career. Admittedly, those are all good reasons to start a business, and the fact that he’s seriously interested in fashion doesn’t hurt, either.

His goal is to cater not only to MSU students, but also to the hockey community, since players have difficulty finding clothing because of their build. Wives of hockey players are also a target audience. I wonder if Sid’s favorite designer “Giovanni” will be featured in the store.

This was probably my favorite part of the article:

“Derek Roy is a very fashion conscious guy. And Adam Mair, he’s fun. One day, he’s got the designer shirt and jeans on, the next day, he’s wearing a sweatshirt, sweatpants and a baseball hat.”

Aww, Adam Mair can do stylish and schlumpy. Good to know.

Reading the article and poking around on shop the refinery dot com, it sounds like the Hipster Emporium is East Lansing’s version of Tony Walker & Co. (those of you from the Buffalo area will know what I mean by that.)

Some of you know that in June I’ll be in northeastern Indiana visiting family for a high school graduation. During that weekend, I’ve tentatively penciled in a trip to East Lansing to go to the Hipster Emporium. (Trip to E. Lansing dependent on family obligations during that trip, plus I will have to use sock puppets to explain to the fam why I must go to Michigan to go shopping and who Ryan Miller is, but I digress). I will definitely report back on my shopping experience and whether there were any Crunchy sightings.

In my next life, I am totally making sure that any employment contracts I sign have a no Dr. Seuss rider.

Reading this article made me start looking at wikiquote for Dr Seuss quotes. I’ve forgotten how great his writing was. The rhyming and pacing are phenomenal and the illustrations helped to frame the words.

Not to be cliched, but my favorite Dr. Seuss quote is:

You have brains in your head.
You have feet in your shoes.
You can steer yourself
any direction you choose.

I know its part of every graduation speech, but its just such a good reminder that we are in control of our own destinies.