Not many things in this world make it to 100, and those that do are some of humanity’s greatest treasures: Galapagos turtles, well-adjusted pescatarian inhabitants of the islands in the Aegean Sea—and now, Corporate Lunch.
Yes, Corporate Lunch has made it through 100 episodes of hanging out, talking style, bonding over clothes, and sharing vibes. To celebrate the milestone, we had our pal Andrew Kuo gussy up our image with a whole new logo. We’re 100, and that’s fancy!
We also recorded a Very Special Episode of 100 vibes, a turbo take on our regular end-of-episode feature in which we dish on stuff we dig. To accomplish this doozy, we asked some of our favorite past guests and our fans (you!) to help us beef out the list. It’s sort of like when people get together and read the entirety of Moby Dick aloud, but with more Stüssy and insect-repellant socks. (Though there is, if you can believe it, a very poetic section in this episode about teeth! Human, though. Not whale.) We hope you enjoy this bounty of little pleasures to deepen your curiosity and improve your daily life; a little taste of the big vibe wave is listed below.
Thank you for listening—here’s to another 100 episodes!
“Herbal tinctures, specifically Blue Moon by the company Pleasure Plants. It’s very tasty and has been a saving grace throughout the pandemic. It puts me to sleep with sweet dreams—I went from binging entire true crime series through the night, to barely making it through one episode of the British bake off.” — Austin Brown
“Three vintage stores I’ve been copping mad shit from during the pandemic: Chickee’s Vintage in Williamsburg, Hellmart in Portland, Oregon, and Moth Food in L.A.” — Samuel Hine
“My vibe is my Balenciaga green and black pinstripe pajama pants I bought on sale at Dover Street. Been living in them. The loose fit has given way to my slacker simp vibe… bought 2 pairs.” — Jason Nocito
“Guns, Germs & Steel by Jared Diamond is a vibe… an amazing source of information, a great book to read or re-read (re)read. Or dig up the documentary on Youtube.” — Acyde
“Meditating and releasing tension. It has totally changed my perception of pain and has helped me realize I can control my emotions that are often trapped in my body. This has helped me conquer not just my tasks but my mind.” — Joe Holder
“@satelliterepairs on Instagram. Satellite Repairs is Evelina Kirgan, she’s a deadhead and a repairer of clothes including Patagonia and Arc’teryx shells. A lot of the repairs she does on Patagonia shells will include Dead symbology, so she’ll repair your jacket with a Dead bolt. I basically want to go to Patagonia, buy a new shell, run over it in my car and destroy it, and then send it to Evelina.” – Will Welch
“My vibe right now is: brew your own cold brew coffee. Every night before I ‘go to bed’ (play the guitar with headphones on for three hours then fall asleep to Unsolved Mysteries), I put two pots in the fridge, and they’re perfect for me and Amanda by morning. It’s hot as hell here, so cold coffee is the jam and I can drink it fast. Current favorite is Stone Street coarse ground.” — Jason Isbell
“I think it’s really important this summer to remember things that you liked in middle school and high school and go back to those things. The day that 7th grade ended for me, I went to a Virgin Megastore and bought Combat Rock by The Clash, and then I went to PacSun and I bought a Stüssy T-shirt. I’ve been listening nonstop to The Clash and getting back into Stüssy, which is really great right now, and of course Mick Jones has a longtime relationship with Shawn Stussy. Yesterday I found this incredible photo of Mick wearing all Stüssy, which they should just put on billboards all across Los Angeles. So think of what you liked in 7th grade when you first become cool, and go back to those things this summer.” – Rachel Tashjian
“Legendary iconic professional skateboarder Jahmal Williams and his brand Hopps. It’s a small independent skate brand—he runs the whole thing himself—but it’s one of New York’s best. Very low-key, very tasteful, with a sort of ’90s urban street skating vibe. And Jahmal is truly an OG street skater, he’s been skating for 30 years or something, and he’s still out there. Just an amazing person of impeccable style with a perfectly crafted small brand that to me is the ideal thing—every piece of it he touches himself, every graphic is just cool and considered in the way he is personally. That type of thing is just so appealing right now.” – Noah Johnson
“World of Logotypes: Trademark Encyclopedia, Vol. 1 by Al Cooper. A book I recommend for kids that are starting brands or ventures to get a feel for logos and fonts and whatnot. I always go back to it for references. It’s a great starting point.” — Zack Bia