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Otis James Nashville

 “Quality, Detail, and Friendliness”

 A company built upon loyalty and tradition, where men’s garments are handcrafted with quality, detail, and perfection. Otis B James founder of Otis James Nashville is a gentleman of adventure; it was until a 4,000-mile bicycle journey across the country that brought Otis to the conclusion that he wanted to learn the craft of making clothes. With this epiphany he pursued his dream and moved to Nashville, Tennessee and the rest is all history. The Otis James Nashville studio is located in Nashville, Tennessee where all guest are invited to watch the engineering of raw materials into final products. Every product is handcrafted in this studio, which allows Otis to over see the quality production of each individual product. Otis James Nashville offers an array of products from Neckwear to Caps. Otis James Nashville is Lamar Samuels approved.

 

Price

Bow Ties: $75.00 - $90.00

Neckties: $95.00 - $110.00

Pocket Squares: $35.00

Caps: $125.00 - $150.00

Scarves: $75.00

Bandanas: $45.00

Accoutrements: $20.00 - $35.00 (Tie Bars) $15.00 (Collar Bars) $20.00 (Cufflinks)

Made To Order: $95.00 (Bow Ties) $110.00 (Neckties) $150.00 - $200.00  (Caps)

Quality

Handcrafted in Nashville, Tennessee Otis James Nashville studio. Each item is stitched and customized to each customer, making every item unique.

www.otisjames.com

watcheswanted:

Mido Commander II Chronograph - $1,600

watcheswanted:

Mido Commander II Chronograph - $1,600

kaible:

Occasionally I remember this video exists and it sums up so much of my experience of being dragged to resale stores with my mom

braingeek:

Santiago Ramón y Cajal created many highly detailed illustrations of neurons using a camera lucida. This drawing of a Purkinje cell from the cat cerebellum is one of my favorites (although, poor kitty!) It dramatically illustrates the beauty of cell and its massive dendritic arbor.  These cells are the sole afferents from the cerebellum; in other words, they are the means by which the cerebellum communicates with the higher cortical regions. Lower Purkinje cell density has been observed in individuals with autism, which makes one suspect that, for persons on the spectrum, perhaps the cerebellum is not able to send messages as effectively to important targets in the cerebrum.  This seems particularly important as current research suggests that the cerebellum is not just a motor coordination area, as we used to think.  Now there is evidence to suggest that the cerebellum is involved in temporal coordination of cognitive functions as well.

braingeek:

Santiago Ramón y Cajal created many highly detailed illustrations of neurons using a camera lucida. This drawing of a Purkinje cell from the cat cerebellum is one of my favorites (although, poor kitty!) It dramatically illustrates the beauty of cell and its massive dendritic arbor. These cells are the sole afferents from the cerebellum; in other words, they are the means by which the cerebellum communicates with the higher cortical regions. Lower Purkinje cell density has been observed in individuals with autism, which makes one suspect that, for persons on the spectrum, perhaps the cerebellum is not able to send messages as effectively to important targets in the cerebrum. This seems particularly important as current research suggests that the cerebellum is not just a motor coordination area, as we used to think. Now there is evidence to suggest that the cerebellum is involved in temporal coordination of cognitive functions as well.

braingeek:

Descartes thought the pineal gland was the “seat of the soul.”  A pea-sized body lodged in the center of the brain, not bilaterally divided…it certainly seemed to be a structure of singular importance.  In the above illustrations, Descartes pictured the pineal gland as a large tear-shaped body behind the eyes.

Now we know that the pineal gland secretes melatonin, a hormone whose production is influenced by exposure to light and darkness, and helps to regulate our sleep-wake cycles.

There is something, though, quite romantic, about Descartes’ original depiction of the pineal body as full of animal spirits like “a very fine wind, or rather a very lively and pure flame.”

"Pertinent to neuroculture and underlying many of its relevant products is the notion of brainhood, or the regard of the brain as the primary bodily organ, which we need in order to assert our identities. unlike other organs in the body, the brain is regarded as irreplaceable in its function to confer personhood. This feature of ‘being’, rather than ‘having’, a brain is what defines human beings as cerebral subjects."
Frazzetto, G. & Anker, S. (2009). Neuroculture. Nature Reviews Neuroscience, 10, 815-821. doi: 10.1038/nrn2736 (via braingeek)
braingeek:

Andrew Carnie. Magic Forest.

braingeek:

Andrew Carnie. Magic Forest.

braingeek:

Last Da Vinci post, I promise.

For now.

braingeek:

Last Da Vinci post, I promise.

For now.