One of our favorite shows of all time is Seinfeld. I'm sure you remember George's exploding wallet. While this was a hilarious episode and it was fun to laugh at the ridiculous size of George's wallet, it is sadly a truth for many people walking among us today - friends, colleagues, boyfriends, girlfriends, etc. There is scientific proof (if you count Seinfeld) that large, stuffed wallets are bad for your health. They can cause back pain, a feeling of unbalance, as well as stress from not being able to find random items from the deep caverns of your wallet like that receipt for the warranty on your old block Nokia phone from 1997. The recess team thinks its time to take the leap and downsize. There's no good reason to carry around all of that extra weight. This could happen to you, but it doesn't have to. Check out our Kickstarter campaign to battle the bulge.
There's recently been a backlash against "geniuses" and their innate ability to reach the top of their crafts based on pure talent. Malcolm Gladwell popularized the now proverbial 10,000 hours rule, which claims you need at least 10,000 hours to master a skill. Additionally, he pointed out that confidence derived from repetition and opportunity play an integral part in the development of successful "geniuses". i.e. His example on hockey players... While it may be true that development of successful "geniuses" requires a great deal of work, practice, and training, popular thought based on this cultural meme is now beginning to discount the value of innate talent.
Sometimes it's hard to swallow the fact that others are simply more talented than the rest of us. Take Lebron James. Love him or hate him, no matter how much blood, sweat, and tears the average man puts in they are not going to be Lebron James. Sometimes, there are people who walk the Earth that are simply naturals at what they do; Babe Ruth with the bat, Michael Jackson with his otherworldly body control, and Bobby Fischer on the chessboard.
These geniuses inspire us at recess to be the best versions of ourselves, and to maximize what very little talent we do possess. So look out for new upcoming pieces inspired by geniuses, and remember that sometimes there are people who are just freaks of nature. With that, here's a little excerpt from "Amadeus", who's music still stands at the pinnacle of musical achievement, despite what the lovers of Avicii claim.
So many people easily spend upwards of $200+ on a pair of jeans these days. Raw, selvedge, skinny, straight, heavy... the list goes on and on. We all have a particular fit that works with our body type, and we know that it's an amazing feeling when we find a pair of jeans that fits jussst right. A problem we've noticed (particularly in men) is that carrying around such large and obnoxious wallets can alter the look and fit of the jeans you've spent so much of your hard-earned money on.
Having a bulky wallet causes your denim to stress and bulge (not the good kind) in ways that alter the fit your jeans were made for. There are a couple of things one can do to reduce Wallet Bulge Syndrome (WBS):
1. Carry the essentials. So many people like to fit their lives in their wallets. No. Nope. No, don't do it. You don't need it! When was the last time you used that froyo card that only has 2 stamps? Exactly. You really only need a bit of cash, your ID, a couple of credit cards and one random (maybe a key card for work). Everything else is superfluous.
2. Thin it out. Now, if you are the type of person who likes to carry around hordes of coins in case you come across your favorite gum-ball machine and decide to go crazy, this won't apply. For everyone else, a thinner wallet is a great alternative to a thick one. For starters, it looks sleeker and cleaner. It looks much, much better in your pocket. Additionally, it won't take you 3 minutes of bumbling to get your wallet out when you're out and about (say, buying a round of drinks). Save yourself the time and embarrassment.
3. Buy the right denim. So many people buy jeans that they shouldn't be wearing. We all have strengths - work with yours. Having the right cut denim can be a big factor in how your wallet fits. Check out guides like this or this to make the right decision when buying your next pair of jeans.
Good luck and look good in them jeans!