Jack Spade Suits, Grow Your Own Social Network, Cunning Linguists, Culinary Brooklyn

Man cannot live on accessories alone—at least Jack Spade, that jaunty (if fictional) avatar-about-town no longer can, as his eponymous company is debuting a menswear collection for Fall 2009. The apparel is a fitting counterpart to the brand’s bags: a polished prep take on the standards, from suiting and knits to khakis and casual shirting. The vibe is decidedly low-key—with some exceptions. The trad-ish gray suit (above) opens to reveal a silky, wine-colored lining, the kind of louche fabric Hef might select for his pajamas. Well, you know what they say: All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.
Robin has put together a roundup of tools, resources and great advice to help you grow your network – in two groupings. The first group of links contain tools and advice on finding the people you want to connect with – colleagues and also those people who are the influentials in your areas. The second group serves up expert resources and advice to help you connect, build and nourish your network once you identify the right people.
Of the world’s 7,000 languages, 2,800 are on their way to extinction at a stunning rate of one every two weeks. A new documentary from Ironbound Films titled The Linguists follows the journey of two men – researchers K. David Harrison and Greg Anderson – as they trek across the globe attempting to preserve them.

New Culinary Movement Brewing in Brooklyn
These Brooklynites, most in their 20s and 30s, are hand-making pickles, cheeses and chocolates the way others form bands and artists’ collectives. They have a sense of community and an appreciation for traditional methods and flavors. They also share an aesthetic that’s equal parts 19th and 21st century, with a taste for bold graphics, salvaged wood and, for the men, scruffy beards.

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