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Work-from-home days are interesting. A normal day for me consists of waking up at 6:40, showering, making a double shot of espresso for my iced americano, all before driving to the office by 8 a.m.
But when you’re working from home, you have the luxury is sleeping in an extra half hour. Maybe putting off your shower until lunch. The biggest luxury, however, is being able to drink coffee out of a mug rather than a to-go container. It’s like transporting an Italian café into your bedroom.
I’m actually not sure what type of coffee beans this espresso was made with today. Bold, but not too bold. The machine freshly grinds them for me, so it’s not every day I have to load them in. If I had to guess, I’d say they’re South American. I’m not exactly sure.
It was while I took my second sip that I had a thought that I have often. “What’s John Duda up to right now?”
With some of my friends, I have them on Find Friends. I can see where they are at any given moment. Sprinkled from New York City to Chicago to San Francisco, I can always tell if someone’s at work, at their apartment, or elsewhere. Unfortunately, I don’t have that with John. With no other options, I simply went to his Instagram profile.
What I saw when I arrived there was a mosaic of photos he’d put together, all tied in as one with the common thread of one thing and one thing only: fire fits.
Frankly, it’s been a big summer for one John Duda. It’s his first full summer wearing women’s blouses, he bought a Longchamp bag, and it appears as though his time at the gym is paying dividends (but we’ll get that to that in a second). Let’s explore his entire summer in the only way we know how: by breaking down his outfits.
Falling somewhere between Tom from The Talented Mr. Ripley and Armie Hammer in Call Me By Your Name, this is a quintessential summer ensemble right down to the pit stain. Posted May 9th, you could argue that this was actually posted during the summer — but seasons are a mindset, everyone knows that.
Where he could’ve left the house with just shorts and an oversized oxford, he tied the entire look together with a navy blue sweater and glasses that definitely have no prescription. Whether he’s drinking a Campari-soda or an Aperol Spritz, it’s clear that his mind is in the right place.
Bravo, John. 10/10.
Another Armie Hammer-inspired get-up (this time from Armie’s personal life, we’re on a first name basis now). If I’m not mistaken, this particular video was filmed on or around John’s birthday. Happy birthday, John. Hope it was swell.
Everyone knows that The World Cup took over this summer. The games, the crowds, the fashion. Frankly, the entire world had World Cup fever. This not only lead to high ratings, but also to soccer street style bleeding over into our everyday lives. I, myself, am a fan of completing the entire sweatsuit. Was John dressed like this to go pick up a bagel with a schmeer of cream cheese from his favorite spot? Perhaps. A boy can dream.
Great work, John. 10/10.
While you could make the case that every outfit John puts on is his best, I’m fairly partial to this one. The vintage grey shirt, the pleated and cuffed khakis, the Sambas, the Shinola, and the absence of a belt — simply put, it’s perfection.
Could I pull this off? Not to this extent. Unfortunately for me, my build does not lend itself to this outfit quite like John’s does. It screams “street style” but also says, “Yeah, I vacation in Tahoe, no biggie.”
From the scenery to the clothing itself, unparalleled stuff here. 10/10.
Thot John may be one of my favorite Johns. I can’t tell what type of beer he’s drinking, but my best guess is a Miller Lite. They are triple hops brewed, after all.
The “Daddy” hat and a turquoise swimsuit to boot, John showing Torch Lake in Northern Michigan a few things in this particular photograph. As I said before, his work at the gym is paying dividends.
It should go without saying, but my absolute favorite seat on a pontoon boat is the back. You can see the entirety of the boat, letting the wind and water go through your hair. It’s like sitting at the head of the table — you’re on display. Thot John knows this, and Thot John thrived.
A revelation. 10/10.
A classic. Khaki hat, khaki shorts, khaki-colored Birks. White shirt, white socks, white dude. He knew what he was doing when he put this together.
Wearing khaki mid-summer is somewhat ambitious depending on the weather. Too hot and you risk sweating through your pants. Too cold and you lack the thick fabric to keep you warm. John rendered the heat but simply cutting off the legs of his pants. Will Spring/Summer 2019 include zip-off pant/shorts? Maybe, but only time will tell.
Beautiful. 10/10. .