Thursday links

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giraffes

  • These wildlife photos, from the National Geographic travel photographer of the year contest are pretty stunning. (My Modern Met)
  • This story, about a “socialite” grifter who duped all sorts of fabulous people in New York, is pretty juicy. (The Cut)
  • It’s Tracy Morgan and it’s been too long. (Vulture)
  • I like these sculptures of everyday objects made from scraps by artist Lydia Ricci. (Kottke)
  • The time somebody tried to make glass dresses a thing. (Atlas Obscura)

In the mood for colorful sneakers

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puma sneaker

I think these Pumas are so cool—and even quite versatile—in mustard yellow. I also like them in purple, and this improbable-but-it-works maroon and orange platform pair.

adidas originals

These Adidas originals are so excellently candy-colored.

royale sneaker

This pair is by the Brooklyn-based sneaker company Greats, and I find them quite graphic and appealing.

nike air max

I wish I had a lipstick in this color—it’s a perfect plum.

green nike

This is such a good dark green, and they’ve got a little snakeskin detail on the tab, which I like.

leopard adidas

OK, these aren’t all that colorful, but why not have just a tiny bit of fun with a leopard-striped pair?

old skool

Of course I love the blue and black color scheme of these Vans Old Skools.

nike

Here is an easy way to indulge the trend for all things lavender, if you’re feeling it. Also: this.

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The colorblock situation here appeals. I also like them in gold.

pink superga

Such a happy, poppy pink.

blue adidas

I like the slightly faded-out blue on these Adidas Gazelles.
chambray

And I also I dig the striped lining on this chambray pair from New Balance.

iniki runner

I think these are spectacular.

nike air force

And these have way too much going on, but it all kind of works.

Dare I do a post on shorts?

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mother shorts

Few issues divide the GOACA community quite like shorts do: some of you like them just fine, others find them to be nothing short of an instrument of the devil. And I understand the loathing: they can be tough to wear and unflattering too. But if you wear a shoe with some height, I think even the less-than-perfectly-willowy can get away with them. I love the way a Bermuda-length short looks with a button-down—very casual preppy chic—and this pair is nicely slouchy.

halogen shorts

This red pair is awfully snappy.

vince shorts

I showed you these Vince shorts last week in black, but I think they’re pretty classic in the khaki too.

perse shorts

I bought a version of these James Perse shorts a couple of years ago, and they are insanely comfortable.

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This chambray pair is pretty cute.

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And I’m a big fan of the check pattern here.

fisher shorts

These are linen, which is a nice material to have next to your skin when the weather turns toasty.

lang shorts

I almost didn’t include this pair, because the last time I showed denim cutoff shorts, a whole flotilla of you complained that they’re the easiest thing in the world to make yourself and not worth the cash, but every time I try to make my own cutoffs I screw it up somehow, and possibly you are the same. Anyway, I like how these hit right at the knee.

hudson shorts

Same here.

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