Wednesday, August 31, 2011
I gave a short preview of the Fall collection previously for Warriors of Radness - but after looking at the detailed pics of the entire Fall set - I think this is my favorite WOR season to date. Check out some more of my favorite items from this season after the jump (including a pullover, pair of shorts, and t).
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
To keep it 100 (sorry, I met G. Malone today - and that phrase is heavy in his vocabulary), I've been toning down the shirt collection of late by wearing more quality plain shirts and less shirts heavy on logos/graphics. That being said - you know when it comes to The Award Tour, I've been down for years - and always need to show love. Purchase shirts at The Corner Store on 8.31.11 at 3pm Easter/12pm Pacific.
Monday, August 29, 2011
It's no secret - I think that Pharrel is a genius. I will say that the Ice Cream and BBC lines focused too much on their relationship with NIGO/Bape and hype in their early years - so it is nice to see them come in to their own now as stand alone brands. The look above is very Ralph Lauren-esque, but there is absolutely nothing wrong with that. Check out more from the Fall collection of BBC here, and remember - "Wealth is of the heart and mind. Not the pocket".
Sunday, August 28, 2011
Click here to checkout the Fall collection from Freshjive. I'm a fan, but uh, I'm not the only one that sees that slowly but surely, Freshjive has been 'borrowing' the swag of their sister company - Warriors of Radness, right? No qualms here- obviously I've been a huge supporter of WOR the last few years (link from 2008 - wow?). At the end of the day, I can't hate on Freshjive - they have done wonders for the industry the last 2 decades - and have under gone drastic changes more than a few times in their illustrious history - and that's why they are still around. They are just as relevant in 2011, as they were in 1989 - and that kind of staying power says enough.
*Note - the image above isn't reflective of the entire fall collection, just making my point. Check out WRG for the darker clothes you would expect from Freshjive, especially during Fall.
Saturday, August 27, 2011
As a self-proclaimed aficionado of hand-drawn logos and graphics, it's no wonder I've been a huge supporter of Us Versus Them from the get-go. They are back this season with more of what you've come to expect from the Temecula crew (except for your girlfriend, who still thinks all Temucula is good for is wine-tasting).
Friday, August 26, 2011
The Hundreds put together a show for celebrity photographer, Zach Cordner - running from Aug 27th through Sept 5th (details of the show here). In association with the show, they are releasing a SUPER limited amount of t-shirts featuring the shots of Zach Cordner, available starting tomorrow. These are going to go quick - so if interested (I'm talking to you, J-hop), you need to fight the crowds at the show on day 1.
Thursday, August 25, 2011
Yes - I am fully aware that my last two posts were on Supreme (Fall collection) and another brand of bags (Utile) - but when it comes to Supreme's accessories - I'm a sucker. I'm not sure how they manage to top themselves season after season when it comes to their bags (Backpack, Duffle Bag [boy], Small multipurpose bag, and a Camera/phone Case) - but they do. This season's collection of items is also available in Navy and Black.
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
London label Utile collaborated with Shakelton Bags on a collection of Canvas bags. Love the simplicity here. Also "available" in Red/Navy, and a Mint/Navy colorway. Note the quotes around available - these things are selling out everywhere with the quickness.
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Supreme's Fall Collection Lookbook is available now over at Supreme's website. Expect what you've grown to love from Supreme - equal parts skate, street, fashion, and attention to details, mix, rinse, repeat. I'm liking the hooded cardigan shown above. The entire collection should be available soon online and in stores.
Monday, August 22, 2011
Sunday, August 21, 2011
Saturday, August 20, 2011
Friday, August 19, 2011
Thursday, August 18, 2011
The second installment of the 3 part series is called Thursday the follow up to House of Ballons one of the best albums of 2011. All I'm going to say is this cover is super fresh. Hope the music is just as good! Enjoy! Also don't ask how I got the link when the internet crashed just say, "Oh snaps that's tight!" =)
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
These new wallets/iPhone cases are the epitome of clean. Stylish and practical, high quality leather, can't go wrong! I remember Hex from last year with the iPod Nano watch - but these are much more up my alley. Thanks to Bobby for the heads up on these, and if interested, you can purchase your own online here. Check after the jump for an additional picture of the wallet flap opened.
Wale drops his new mixtape on Life+Times part of his Ambition movement. This guy has been going hard in the studio. Not going to lie I wasn't a fan for a few reasons but when it comes down to it he says some pretty real stuff you have to listen close.
DL: EOE Theory
I've said it at least 10 times now - the Stefan Janoski "Nike SB Zoom" has been an instant classic - super adaptable, stylish, and simple, coming in a full array of colorways. The Brickhouse, pictured above, is Nike's latest effort. Catch these at a your local store with a Nike account soon.
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
Form meets function! I can't front - there aren't a lot of new sunglasses designs or templates that really catch my eyes - for the most part - I'm all about the Oakley's (Frogskins), or some classic Ray-ban Wayfarer's. These Sunpocket glasses definitely got my attention though. Check the specs:
Sunpocket Sport Turquoise is an original unisex model coming straight from the heights of the French Alps. It was made for an active life style and the frame tucks neatly behind the ear and sits tight. The lightweight foldable shade is made at Mauritius, the Indian Ocean. This model is equipped with our granite coloured “all weather” lens with a darker upper and lower part to protect from sunrays and from the suns reflection. The polycarbonate lens is unbreakable and gives 100% UV-protection.
Check out a video showcasing the different colorways (and the features of the glasses) via Vimeo, and if interested, purchase here.
PAC DIV: The Series, Episode 1 from CRÜZ on Vimeo.
PAC DIV: The Series, Episode 2 from CRÜZ on Vimeo.
So for anyone that knows me knows that I love BTS content and documentaries. This series has been nothing short of amazing. The music has been great and the content has been great. Cruz did a terrific job capturing not only the music side of PACDIV but the lifestyle side of the boys. Definitely better than most short series now a days. Look forward to episode 3 and if possible seeing this all the way through as 1 short film. Enjoy!
Monday, August 15, 2011
Banksy is back at it with a documentary titled "The Antics Roadshow". HB summed it up pretty well:
"a slightly satirical yet seriously entertaining documentary regarding anarchists, pranksters and dilettantes the world over. From a man who acts out video games in real life (imagine Super Mario buzzing by you in his kart while hurling a banana into moving traffic) to the guy who essentially invented throwing pies at celebrities and even an interview with a person who broke into the Queen’s bathroom, the content on The Antics Roadshow is not only cleverly named but also quite well conceived. "
Note - Picture above taken from Banksy's CA tour (Corner of Compton/Washington Blvd).
Sunday, August 14, 2011
I didn't realize that these aren't the original Adidas Gazelle, but are actually an updated version of the 1968 classic Adidas classic. In my humble opinion, I think these would look better with some white 'round' laces - but that's me. More pics over at NK.
Saturday, August 13, 2011
Pretty Fresh. These bad boys are dropping in stores/online on August 20th - which is right around the corner. I normally don't like the 'new' colorways and would prefer to stick with the OG's, but the Silver/Metallic pops in just the right way. You know these will sell out fast - so be quick on your toes (and with your mouse).
Friday, August 12, 2011
This new clip will be featured in the upcoming remake of the movie Fright Night. The concept of this is pretty deep and dark I love it. I love this sound from Cudi starts to make me think is this what he means by rock? It has that rock beat but he sings like old Cudi. If he does that I can deal. Can't wait for the mp3 version of this. I'm sure the power of the internet will find a way to rip this into a mp3. Enjoy!
Thursday, August 11, 2011
I said it in my interview with LaLaWag back in Spring, and it holds true - Curtains is a bonafide taste-maker when it comes to fashion, music, and culture in general. Real recognize real, and Complex magazine reached out and invited him to list out his Top 10 Shoes of all-time. Check it out here.
Wednesday, August 10, 2011
Tuesday, August 09, 2011
Speaking of KAWS, Original Fake just releashed these watch bands (White on Black and Black on Black) featuring KAWS signature 'Chompers' print. Limited in numbers, so hurry to the Original Fake online store if interested, here.
Monday, August 08, 2011
I think this got slept on with the big release of #WTT. With that being said check it out you won't be disappointed these 3 songs go HARD!
For the record, these are not mixtapes, not EP’s either. I wake up on Sunday’s and I decide what songs I want to let out or rerelease for yall. You’ve been so patient for 2 YEARS! I think you deserve some insight and unreleased music.
1. Bring Em’ In- Made this in ATL during the “single hunt” phase. Even though it wasn’t a single and won’t make the album, I love this shit!
2. Roll Call- Just some real shit. Venting
3. Be Freestyle- “Put on for my city like my favorite jacket… “man, you gon’ where that every got damn night??”.. “know what I paid for this shit?? bitch, you got damn right!!”
I CAN’T WAIT!
Sunday, August 07, 2011
A friend at work pointed this out to me the other day - and I figured this would be a perfect Sunday post (What beats riding your bike down to the beach, bottle of wine in tow, and eating your packed lunch with a bottle of wine as the sun sets? Yeah, not much). Product details:
The handmade leather bicycle wine rack is perfect for taking wine with you on the go. It easily attaches to any 1″ bike frame with antique brass fasteners, while the hidden clamping mechanism holds the bottle securely. The olive oil-treated vegetable-tanned leather will only look better as it ages.
*Adjustable to fit different types of 3″ bottles
*Hidden clamping system keeps clamp firmly in place
*Handmade in Montreal from oil-treated vegetable-tanned leather that will age beautifully
*First 400 units made with recycled antique brass hardware
*Perfect addition to a fun car-free lifestyle!
Check out a video of the craftsmanship of the rack after the jump, and if interested, purchase here.
Saturday, August 06, 2011
I remember when I first saw Native shoes, I thought they were nothing more than glorified Crocs (and who wants to be associated with those?!) I ended up purchasing a pair - if nothing else, I was intrigued. After wearing them for a year, I have to admit, they are one of the most comfortable pairs of shoes that I have ever worn. In fall - the brand has continued to grow - and offers new models in bolder/brighter colors than ever before. Trust me - these aren't your grandma's crocs.
Friday, August 05, 2011
Hershel is a brand that seemingly came from nowhere (1 year ago today - had you heard of them?) to climb the ranks and are now essentially what Tanner Goods is to Leather products, but for backpacks and duffles. This upcoming season, they are expanding their collection to include Laptop covers, Messenger bags, Wallets, and many more goodies! Check here for more pictures from their upcoming collection.
Thursday, August 04, 2011
Wednesday, August 03, 2011
I woke up yesterday morning to news from GQ Magazine that Jay-Z purchased BBC from Pharrell. Obviously, I was shocked. Pharrell is the epitome of cool, and Jay-Z, well, raps really really well. I wasn't sure it was a logical fit, and alas - GQ didn't quite have the full story.
Miss Info has a good run-down of the deal and today's events.
Tuesday, August 02, 2011
Monday, August 01, 2011
Some of you may have heard the "Just Be Cool" references in numerous Dom Kennedy tracks, may be a fan of the COOL logo featured on the shirt above, or may be a fan of what the brand is after with their mission statement ("a campaign designed to redefine the word COOL - To keep a POSITIVE attitude about LIFE and a WORLD of PEACE, UNITY, and PROGRESS").
Whatever the case is, show support by purchasing here (you know I am).
Simplicity has always been a prominent design component of Head Porter's collections in the past - and why should that change now. Say what you will about trends that come and go - but simple designs made of high quality products always have a spot in my closet. Check out some more pieces from their collection here.