What are you up to this Saturday? If are looking to have a great time, meet cool people, and drink some good spirits, come meet Messrs. R/R and six other local artisans for The Ballog event hosted by the good people @youvebeennoted.
Messrs., along with the other local groups, will have a pop-up shop so we can get to know you and you can get to know us.
If you are game, RSVP with your first name at email@example.com and the address of the event will be provided.
We hope to see you there.
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Not only will the #messrsrr #prototype #blazer, #pocketsquare, and #handmade #snakeskin #belt keep you looking spiffy, they are also very helpful during lunch break #motorcycle #maintenance sessions.
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On Thanksgiving Day Messrs. R/R co-founder, Que Lynch, sent me a text message that, among other things, read “Give the Colonel my best”. The Colonel is the above-pictured James E. Lundy.
He is an alumnus of Hampton University and a retired Lieutenant Colonel, Artillery, Paratrooper, serving with the 82nd Airborne Division, and a Professor of Military Science and Tactics at Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio. He is a graduate of the Artillery Officers Advanced Course. He also completed combat tours in Germany, Thailand, Vietnam, and Okinawa, retiring in 1974.
Most importantly, from the perspective of my existence, this man is my grandfather.
He came up in a time when men were men, not because they wanted to be but because they had to be. He is the type of man whose vice grip of a handshake will steel you to your core, while his endearing smile apologizes simultaneously. And as the great Sherlock Holmes would say, he eclipses and predominates the whole of his species.
When I was 8 years old he told me something that I have never forgotten. He said, “Never leave a girl with less respect than she had before you met her.” At the time I hadn’t a clue how important and pervasive that sentiment was and would become.
What it has come to mean is, no matter the circumstance, no matter the environment, and no matter the consequence a man has a responsibility to carry himself in a certain fashion. He has the responsibility of being a Gentleman.
That is a tenant by which we live at Messrs. R/R. The Colonel demands as much.
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One of my passions is motorcycling. Specifically, I am fascinated by café racers. I am as interested in the story behind them as I am in the machines themselves. As the story goes, café racers found their genesis in England in the 1960’s. The moniker describes a species of motorcycle that was used to travel quickly from one café to another.
Typically, these bikes were built not born. They were forged from heavier, slower, and excessive machines – stripped down to the bare essentials, to the Necessaries, for speed and handling. Their features included elongated tanks, forward slung clip-ons or ace bars, and rear sets. Their naked frames exposed their Spartan-like components and divulged everything that was indispensable when crafting a rocket ship, and maybe even more importantly, everything that was not.
These bikes were and are beautiful. Low and clean silhouettes, a singular bright bulb erupting out of the bike’s front forks, serving as its pilot’s Third Eye. But the aesthetic beauty of these motorcycles is but a bi-product of their function. Make no mistake, every nut, bolt, cable, and thread was assimilated for one purpose and one purpose only – speed.
Form follows function. This is an ethos to which we aspire at Messrs. R/R. So while we endeavor to create beautiful goods, we do so with an eye tied to essentialism and functionality. With each successive drop we aim to hone in on what indeed is Necessary until we stand atop of sharpened point.
So like the café racers I so admire, we aim to give you Only the Necessaries, no more and certainly no less.
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Yesterday after wrapping a shoot with @midasgold. It’s amazing that that young man is as good and as young as he is, a true professional. Photo courtesy of @midasgold.
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