Friday, September 30, 2011

Tellason Denim

I've posted on Tellason before - and why wouldn't I - they are easily one of my favorite pairs of jeans. First word that comes to mind when thinking of my Tellason's - QUALITY. Anyway - recently stumbled on this great video on Tellason's denim process - featuring Tellason's owners/designers Tony Patella and Pete Searson - make sure and watch it (embedded after the jump).

Speaking of Tellason, I've never really seen a pair fully broken in (since mine are still relatively new). The good folks over at Rarw Denim did a feature on them back in April as part of their Faded Friday series, and it's worth a look. Check it out here.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Tanner Goods: Pendleton Lined Card Holder

I've been a fan of Tanner Goods for a while now - from their leather patches sewn on a good percentage of the US-made niche denim market, to their quality hand-crafted wallets and other designs. It looks like they recently stepped up the design factor on their cardholder (originally featured Summer 2010) by lining it with Pendleton Wool, leading to a 200% increase in cool factor. Apparently, these are only available at the Portland flagship store now as they are being market tested - but hopefully look for these to be a regular part of the Tanner Goods repertoire shortly. Pics of the all black version, and an all pendleton version, after the jump. Check out Morrow Mag for more info on the Tanner Goods flagship store.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

First Point Malibu

Consider this an early warning - First Point Malibu - brought to you by some familiar faces. More to come soon.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Jasper Dolphin x Miley Cyrus

You saw the shirt when Jasper was introduced to Miley at the VMA's. You wanted one. Now you can get one. Purchase here.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Stussy (Honolulu Chapter) - Aloha Oxford

Now here is an Oxford shirt by Stussy that still has some flavor to it (floral print on the sleeves and inner collar), but is lowkey enough to wear regularly, anywhere from being a part of a business casual ensemble during the week to grabbing some Bloody Mary's on a Sunday morning. See the full collection here.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Vivism - Signet Oxford Fall/Winter 2011

I love shirts like this - but the fact of the matter is - they are so memorable and vivid to the people that see you in it, you can really only wear it ever once in a blue moon. Just my opinion, but it makes it hard to justify the cost in that scenario. Regardless - the shirt is fresh.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

BAPE - Winter Collection 2011

I've been thinking of BAPE a lot lately - actually, everytime I hear Wale's current hit, Bait, ha. I was going to link the video there instead of the song, but it's more than a bit on the NSFW side of the fence. Anyway, Nigo grabbed Odd Future and co to highlight his Winter collection for BAPE - check out the lookbook here.

Friday, September 23, 2011

THNY - 1 Yr Anniversary

Time flies. Hard to believe it was a year ago that The Hundreds New York opened. For their exclusive 1yr anniversary shirt - catch (B)adam Bomb rockin' the Yankee fitted on top of the doo-rag. So NY. Available today at the NY Flagship only. 

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Amar'e Stoudemire x Rachel Roy

At first, this Amar'e Soudemire collaboration with American Designer Rachel Roy caught me off guard, but if you take a step back - its pretty easy to identify Amar'e as one of the best dressed players in the League (some of his fashion highlights have been copied after the jump). For those of you that don't follow High Fashion (Women's at that) - Rachel Roy started her own line in 2005 after interning at Roc-A-Fella and eventually heading the Women's and Children's division of the brand. Hollywood elite such as Michelle Obama, Diane Sawyer, Kate Hudson, Jennifer Garner, Iman, Lucy Liu, Sharon Stone and Penélope Cruz have worn Rachel Roy collection pieces to various formal gatherings and award shows - and with her lines being sold at Bloomingdales and Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, Sak's, and a side-venture/more affordable collection at Macy's - she is a force in women's fashion that is here to stay. 

When the worlds of Amar'e and Rachel collide - you get a sporty, yet chic, collection of Women's gear that can be worn anywhere from the supermarket to the club. Check it out in its entirety here, and don't forget to head after the jump to see Amar'es best fashion looks, and the joint interview between Amar'e and Rachel Roy discussing the design process, after the jump. 

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

A$AP Rocky & Gang | Trilla

So I'm sure most of you have heard of A$AP Rocky or have atleast heard of the song Peso. This is a new artist on the scene from NY, who if you ask me has that OVOXO sound. I wouldn't be surprised if they joined forces soon. At first I was hesitant but then I started reading a little more about him and listening to music by him and I can get down with him, he has his own style and stays in his own lane. This new track Trilla features his crew A$AP Twelvy & A$AP Nast. I really love this beat, it fits the way he rhymes well. Look out for his new project LiveLoveA$AP dropping soon!

DL: Trilla

Stussy Deluxe Lookbook featuring Jules Gayton

I just posted some flicks of the Stussy Lookbook the other day - but that was more of a photography post. Stussy gave a closer look in this new collection of photo's, featuring none-other than Jules Gayton (bio copied below). I think Jules looks captures the essence of the line a better than than Mark and Tyron's photography did - but I think the juxtopisition of how the gear is shown is evidence of how dynamic the line is. Check out the entire lookbook here.

"Original Stussy New York tribe member Jules Gayton jumps in front of the lens for the Stussy Deluxe Autumn/Winter look book. Born in London, the avid DJ, skateboarder and art fanatic moved to the states in the 1980’s and landed in both California and New York for school at Pepperdine University and Parsons School of Design. While in New York, Jules became a prominent downtown DJ landing resident positions at many New York hot spots such as Area, Cheetah, Tunnel and the infamous Limelight to name a few. It was in New York that Gayton met Shawn Stussy and the longstanding relationship with Stussy began. Gayton was a fixture in Stussy ads and DJ’ed for Stussy World Tribe parties in both Tokyo (with Tribe members Hiroshi Fujiwara, Alex Baby and Michael Koppelman) and New York. In 2001, Jules moved from New York to Hawaii where he opened his shop Leilow in 2003. He is also a partner in the fourth US Stussy boutique, Stussy Honolulu which was opened in 2004."

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

"The Original Bike Shelf" by Knife & Saw

Granted I am not the biggest fan of displaying my bike in the house - It beats the garage, and there is no way in the world I'm keeping my road bike outside, so that being said, functional design pieces like this always excite me. My wife always gives me grief about displaying the bike in the living room like its art or something anyway, so why not just adobt that mentality 100% and display it on the wall! Knife & Saw has a nice piece for a living room wall mount (more pics here) and I have no complaints (aside from the price tag of $300 - which is a bit hefty when you take a step back and acknowledge it for it is). Anyway, kudo's for the design!

Monday, September 19, 2011

Nike Air Max 1 Aztec

Granted I like 95% of Air Max 1's, it's no surprise that I'm a fan of these as well. Check out more pics over at KicksOnFire.

Mark Gonzales (GONZ) for Supreme London

By now, you've probably heard that SUPREME is opening up its first Flagship store outside of the US and Japan in none other than London this Thursday. Gonz created a custom sculpture, in addition to some paint work, for the retail store. Make sure and check out the video of the process after the jump, and check out HS for an inside look of the store.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

aNYthing - Cut n Sew

Being from the westcoast - I don't subscribe to the believe that streetwear is 'A New York thing', so I kind of held the name 'aNYthing' against them over the years. That being said, they are doing some real interesting things with thier cut and sew collection this season. Check it out over at their online store. 

Chi Duly | The Morning (Remix) Ft. Kenton Dunson (Chi Duly Remix)

I know your going to look at this cover and think hmm another Weeknd remix whatever whatever... Well I'm going to say this, no one would ever think to speed up the Weeknd's music vibe but everyone thinks slow or chopped n screwed Weeknd all the time it just makes sense. Well this guy Chi Duly made this work and made it work well, this sound is so dynamic and easy on the ears. It immediately made me dance through the whole song (video footage to prove it). Thank me later and do your self a favor and download this. Pre game to this. Listen to this in the car on the way to the club. Ask the DJ to play this in the club. Play it on the way home from the club. Enjoy!

DL: The Morning Chi Duly Remix

Like | Funky Drummer Reprise

First off I know I big up and hype up a lot of artist but it's only because of my love and passion for music. When I hear good music which comes few and far between with all of this other trash, I celebrate it and big it up an hype it up. With that being said every knows I think PAC DIV is one of the hardest rap groups since Outkast in my opinion. I will explain rather let Like my man up top explain or should I say back up my point. This is a old school James Brown track that Like 1/3 of PAC DIV jumps on a freestyles from beginning to end without stopping and ON ONE TAKE. These dudes just left Universal and are Independent which mean they're HUNGRY. Look out for The Div 11.1.11. Listen to this and tell me this isn't hip hop at its finest. #RESPECT.

DL: Funky Drummer Reprise (Freestyle)

Friday, September 16, 2011

Stussy Deluxe - Fall 2011 (Shot by Mark and Tyron Lebon)

Stussy Deluxe for this upcoming fall season released at today. Check out the 'interesting' lookbook here, shot by father and son duo Mark and Tyron Lebon, and head to their online store or one of their flagships to purchase today. Also, check after the jump for an interview with the photogs below. 

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Sperry Top-Sider x Band of Outsiders

Sometimes - no words are needed, and that is the case with this collaboration effort between Sperry Top-Sider and Band of Outsiders on these Tassel Loafers, so let me just point you in the right direction. Purchase now at Sperry's online store.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Complex Presents: The Complete Guide to the Fresh Prince's Kicks

Complex is at it again with another one of their lists (has some one compiled a "Top 50 Complex Lists" yet? Ha) - this time, showing love to the Fresh Prince's sneaker game (which was unparalleled, as is this outfit pictured above). Check it out here.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Parker - Weekend at Biggie's

I stumbled on Parker a couple weeks back, and dug a couple of their designs (namely, this Weekend at Bernie's inspired shirt featuring P.Diddy and Tupac proppin' up the Notorious BIG, and their Peewee Herman #SWAG shirt (check it out here)).

I realize that this post isn't much in terms of a Tupac tribute on the 15th anniversary of his passing - but I'm afraid I don't have the time to a due proper tribute in blog-form, so rather, I'm going to cop The Outlawz new (and last) cd, Perfect Timing, out today - and pay homage that way.

“I'm not saying I'm gonna change the world, but I guarantee that I will spark the brain that will change the world.”Tupac Shakur

Bei Maejor | Maejormaejor (Mixtape)

I had to take the time and share this bad boy with you. I have been hearing a lot about this guy and never really took the time to listen to his music. So I'm going to get this out there and say that this mixtape is EXCELLENT. I don't want to big it up too much but please take the time to DL and listen. This guys is a writer, producer, rapper & singer. It's funny the other day I said to myself man there isn't a lot of new music dropping well at least in the last week and so I decided to give this a shot because I had nothing else to listen to. Lets just say I'm glad that was the case from now on I'll definitely be paying attention. Enjoy!

DL: Maejormaejor

Monday, September 12, 2011

Supreme x Levi's

I really like the collaborations that have been coming out of the SUPREME camp as of late - and this one is no different. Supreme and Levi's link up for a capsule collection that will drop September 15th. Additional details below (via Supreme) - and check out more pictures from the collection here.
Levi's is an American institution and is known worldwide as the benchmark of quality Denim products. For the Fall season Supreme has joined forces with Levi's for the first time to produce a small capsule collection.
This collection includes a Supreme Edition of the classic Levi's 505 Zip-Fly Jean, a Chambray Work Shirt, a Trucker Jacket in Leather and Suede, a Denim Down Vest, and a Denim Bell Hat. All products are Made In The U.S.A. Available in-store and online on September 15th. Available in Japan on September 17th and London on September 22nd.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

10 Years Later

Never forget.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Jordan Brand - B2B

I've looked at these for quite a bit, and I honestly don't know if I fan or not - but I'm definitely intrigued by this new Jordan silhouette. Obviously it doesn't have the appeal of the classics (they never do) - but for some reason, I'm drawn to these (still can't figure out if its for good or bad reasons). More pics over at NiceKicks.

Friday, September 09, 2011

Levi's - Commuter Series

 You already know - when it comes to fashion meeting function - I'm all about it. Levi's did it SUPER big with this Commuter series. Long story short - they are cashing in on the "Green theme" and the ever-increasing community of bike commuters with a line developed specifically for them! Rather than waste your time, I'll just give you the specs direct from Levi's website, because they did a great job of detailing the specs:

Designed for the commuting cyclist and detailed with multiple high-performance features, our new 511™ Commuter Jean combines form and function. Using our most popular skinny fit in stretch fabric, we have added a utility waistband, 3M™ reflectivity, a hidden cell phone pocket, water-repellent NanoSphere® nanotechnology, antimicrobial Sanitized® technology, and additional reinforcement throughout.
  • Stretch fabric provides mobility and comfort; water-repellent NanoSphere® nanotechnology and antimicrobial Sanitized® technology
  • Utility waistband specifically designed for U-lock storage; higher back rise offers more coverage
  • 3M™ Scotchlite™ reflective tape on interior cuffs provides the visibility of 500 candles
  • Reinforced belt loops, double-layer back pockets, and seat
  • 98% Cotton, 2% Elastane, 11.5 oz. - Imported
Fit & Sizing
  • Skinny Fit
  • Sits below waist, 10 1/8” front rise
  • Skinny, 14 3/4" leg opening
  • Measurements are based on a size 32W x 32L

Check out the whole line here!

Thursday, September 08, 2011

Nike Air Mag

So here it is - the post you knew was coming. I wanted to avoid posting the exact same thing that everyone and their moms is posting - but let's be honest, it would just be the huge elephant in the room (like 2DopeBoyz still refusing to acknowledge the existence of Tyler the Creator) - and I don't want to lose any credibility here.

So by now - you know that Nike released the Nike Air Mag (the shoes featured in the Back II The Future movie) - here is why it matters:

1) The movie series is a classic - and not a single shoe, real or fictional, has had sneaker-heads petition Nike to release them over the years like this.

2) They are designed by Tinker Hatfield, who I think is the most acclaimed shoe-designer of all time (yes, I'm biased). Tinker ran track for Bill Bowerman (founder of Nike) while at Oregon studying Architecture, and after his stint in the architecture world, went on to design the Air Max 1, The Air Jordan Series (3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,20, and 23), The first Zoom Lebron, the Nike Air Presto, and of course the Huarache, among many more.

3) Nike is releasing the shoe in 2011, rather than 2015 (the year they were set to release in the #BTTF movie). Why? Oh, because each of the 1,500 pairs manufactured are being sold with proceeds benefiting the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinsons disease (did I mention that  Sergey Brin [Founder of Google] offered to match all donations to the Michael J. Fox Foundation up to $50 million through the end of next year?).
4) This is going to be the most competitive (and news-covered) shoe release of all time. Nike is releasing 150 pairs a day for 10 days and putting them up for auction on Ebay. For this gig, you aren't just competing against Hypebeasts and Sneakerheads - you also need to fend of the Back II The Future obsessed, in addition to Michael J. Fox/Family Tie fans, and let's face it, art collectors. After day 1, no pair went for less than $4k - and I expect that to be the trend.

Check out the auctions here, and more pictures of the 2011 Nike Air Mag after the jump. 

Wednesday, September 07, 2011

Reveal Watch

I like this watch a lot - and haven't seen much about it posted online. Purchase via Yanko Design.
Oh - and yes, the face shifts to magically 'reveal' the hours our seconds that are relevant at the correct time.

Tuesday, September 06, 2011

Dustin Canalin x Upper Playground

Dustin Canalin (of Undrcrwn fame) and Upper Playground came together on a line of 10 limited edition shirts that you can purchase here. In honor of all you youngin's heading back to school this week, this shirt is for you.

Monday, September 05, 2011

Supreme x Vans

Supreme and Vans are at it again for their annual co-branded effort. This fall, the Era and SK8-Hi models get the treatment in these colorful shoes. Can't front - I'm a fan of the suede toe-box. Additional information/pictures coming soon.

Sunday, September 04, 2011

Nike Air Max 1 (Grey/Obsidian)

I don't think I will ever grow tired of the Nike Air Max silhouette. Here is a new colorway, fresh as ever. More pics over at Nice Kicks.

Saturday, September 03, 2011

Ralph Lauren x Oprah | Interview

Oprah sits down with the one and only Ralph Lauren on his immaculate ranch in Colorado. I find so much inspiration in this interview - I'm truly at a loss for words.

"The ability to stay young. The ability to enjoy what you enjoyed when you were kid - not to give up the hope and the excitement - is very important" - Ralph Lauren

Check out the interview after the jump.

Friday, September 02, 2011

Swatch x Kid Robot

 Kid Robot and Swatch collobarate on these watch/dunny combo's. Purchase at Kid Robot's website now!

The Black Keys | Blakroc 2 (Trailer)

So I had the opportunity to meet some guys from NY who came in the office that help manage The Black Keys and this was not too long ago and with me being the music buff it was kind of embarrassing. I was so busy I never got the chance to look them up until this was posted then I immediately went to DL the album. All I'm going to say is these guys are blues at its finest. Be on the lookout for them and this project seems super fresh minus DAME DASH.... Anyways, go check out there album Brothers.

Also I thought it was interesting to learn that these guys were from Akron hometown of Lebron James... and my parents. Crazy how many connections your life has when you think about it. Not like I know them but interesting to see how things lineup.

SiLK Update: Version 1 of the Blackroc LP did get the OSTT seal of approval back in 09, and the cosign definitely lives on - classic stuff.

Thursday, September 01, 2011

Oakley Frogskins - Blacklight Collection

Yes - I realize these are all a bit over the top. The black on black pair in the upper right corner is the business though, and I guess the Orange/Royal pair in the lower left would be a hit with you Denver Bronco fans out there...