Reunion: Inspired by vintage Italian Military officer's eyewear.
Light-weight but resistant by design. It features 'Zero- Base' tempered mineral glass flat lenses which gives it a distinctive look.
Frame: Cellulose acetate dressed with camouflage cotton cloth
Lenses: Anti scratch, 6 layers of anti- reflective coating (interior) Impact resistant, IR protection, Filter category 3
Spaced out in the car after a shock and awe #hiit session at #vinceshouseofpain . A person has asked me why I put my 43 yr old body through this and take this level of abuse, which got me thinking.
There are a few reasons;
1. Because I still can. I'm lucky that I have a body that can take intense physical exercise, why not use it? If you have something that your naturally good at DO IT!
2. Because I have to. Woody Allen said that 90% of life is just turning up and this is true. I'm not a natural early riser - however I'm learning to be. The first battle of the day is with yourself, get up, get out there and get it. Kick the door in. If You can't win the little challenges, how can you achieve the big goals?
3. Because it tests me. Every single session takes me to a place I don't want to go. High intensity activity puts your mind and body under stress and you want to quit. Every time you push through an exercise you teach yourself that you can endure and it creates sheer bloody mindedness that you will succeed.
4. The rewards outweigh the effort. The truth about energy is the more you use the more you get and as endorphins are released after you train, you get a nice feeling of satisfaction, pride, smugness, and desire to get out and Do Epic Shit.
So, in short - Get up, Get there, Work hard, Enjoy the rewards. When it's put like that it's good way to live a life!
3 weeks and about 100 hrs of work later, it's the last day of class, and my last stitches on my jacket!! My jacket is complete and I look sharp in it if I may say so myself... I'm really happy I was able to make a male cut to fit myself! I'll roll out more pictures in the next few days.
Today I attached the sleeves, which is honestly the most fiddly part *cries*. First the sleeve must be pitched so the balance of the jacket is correct. Sleeves should be straight and then kick forward so the hit about midway through the pocket flap. This took me about 3 tries. Next the sleeve is repinned from the inside, basted, and sewn on the machine. Then the layers of sleeve, canvasing, and shoulder pads are basted together and shoulder rolls are sewn in. Lastly, the sleeve lining is flipped through and handsewn to the inner jacket lining. As usual, almost everything is handsewn: everything except machine stitching the sleeve wool to the body wool.