My #menswear journey began about 2-3 years ago when I discovered these old monogrammed pocket squares while helping my parents go through my dad’s-parents stuff after my grandma’s passing (grandpa has been gone since ~2005). Anyways, we came across this small box of Towncraft Handkerchiefs for Men which no one wanted, but was something from grandpa. I jumped at it! When I opened it up it was still perfectly wrapped and never used, so I kept it that way for a short while.
Well it sat on my nightstand for a month or two, after which I finally opened the package and plopped it in a suit on a Sunday. I really liked how it looked and started looking pocket squares and how to dress better. Mind you, I didn’t dress poorly before (another story), but there was certainly room for improvement (as there always is).
I found Dappered.com which ended up my go to for tips, guides, and sales (and still is one of the first places I go each day on the Web). From there I found many other great sites, and then tumblr and #menswear. There are so many varied and wonderful people on here and I enjoy browsing and learning more and more each day. With some recent likes and follow-backs from various #menswear bloggers, I just thought of sharing this brief tale and saying “Thank You.” See my recent reblog of a post of some of the top #menswear bloggers out there. I’ll have to do a post of my own like that too sometime soon.
You know what I find truly remarkable about this scene? Is not just that she JUMPS OFF A SPEEDING ALIEN VEHICLE HUNDREDS OF FEET ABOVE THE GROUND but that she knows the EXACT MOMENT to make the jump to not only hit the roof (which, at that height and speed is an incredibly small target) but to hit it at a point where she isn’t going to a) immediately crash into a wall or b) be carried by her momentum over the other side and down a gazillion stories to the ground.
Natasha had to calculate IN HER HEAD IN THE MIDDLE OF A BATTLE the velocity of the alien vehicle, the size of Stark Tower’s roof, how high she was above it (so she wasn’t so high she’d be killed just by the fall to the roof), how long it would take her to make the jump successfully, what position to hit the roof in to minimize the physical damage, possibly even half a dozen other things. A miscalculation either way—too soon or too late—would’ve killed her.
Yeah, when she describes someone genius-level smart in CA:TWS as “slightly smarter than her but only slightly,” she’s NOT KIDDING. Natasha is probably either just as or very nearly as smart as Bruce or Tony or Jane or Betty, her training just meant those smarts were put to use in a different way. And that it’s something she’s trained to manipulate people’s expectations of, just like with her sex. IMO, if Natasha asks to have something explained, it’s not because she doesn’t understand, it’s because she doesn’t want the person she’s asking to KNOW she understands. Because her stock in trade is getting people to underestimate her and then using that against them. And this scene is the proof. Because when no one is watching, she is BRILLIANT.