Since Genterie Supply Company opened at 210 E. Vermilion this year, snuggled between The French Press Café and Recycled Cycles, men in Lafayette have found a place to shop that doesn’t assume Ed Hardy gear is fine dressing. The clothing is simple and masculine without being pretentious or overstated. Great, carefully made apparel along with knives, wallets, shaving supplies and sunglasses are also offered. These sunglasses are handmade in Portland, Ore., with designer Shwood engraved on the arm of each pair. They feel surprisingly light on your face, allowing it to breathe, unlike heavy plastic frames. Genterie carries three styles: Govi, Canby and Oswald. Each has a different shape, including one reminiscent of an aviator style. Some are made of zebra wood and some of stained walnut, and the price varies on style and whether the lenses are polarized. All have that nifty double-spring arm for more give and less chance of breaking. Prices range from $100 to $150. Shwood’s sunglasses are eye-catchingly different without being obnoxious. — Anna Purdy
Is it a crime for citizens to photograph, video, or take notes of a police officer in the line of duty, or a right protected by the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution? Locally, such activity, as witnessed recently, will at the very least result in a night spent behind bars.
David Calhoun and Elizabeth “EB” Brooks are the first two employees of Lafayette Central Park Inc., the nonprofit charged with turning Lafayette Consolidated Government’s 100-acre Johnston Street Horse Farm property into a passive public park. Calhoun was named executive director, and Brooks is director of planning and design.
Episcopal School of Acadiana’s Dr. Joshua Caffery, chair of the school’s English Department, is headed to Washington, D.C., and the Library of Congress as the latest winner of the Alan Lomax Fellowship in Folklife Studies.