Tuesday, December 31, 2013

HUF - Classic H Pocket T

Everyone needs a pocket T from time to time, and HUF has 'ya covered. Purchase here.

Monday, December 30, 2013

Juniper Ridge - Big Sur Cologne

Tired of walking in the office (or classroom) and having on the same cologne as everyone else? You have two options - where Bath&Body Works for Men like my boy Drew has done for the last 10+ years, or  go for a more small batch cologne (that you CAN'T get at your standard Department store). Juniper Ridge has a nice Big Sur inspired scent that is 100% distilled from various ingredients (plants, barks, and moss) found backpacking in Big Sur area. More info after the jump. 

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Denim Animals by Maison Indigo

Handmade in the Netherlands of recycled denim by individuals with various disabilities - these aren't your Grandparents stuffed animals! As they are made of recylced products, each is technically a one-off. Purchase here.

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Reebok - New Marketing Strategy

According to WWD, Reebok will be launching a new marketing strategy this Spring focusing on its Athletes fitness. Um, that makes sense. With NIKE continuing its market share dominance and Adidas making moves, interested to see how this one pans out for the R.

Friday, December 27, 2013

Nike Air Max 1 - Lunar

Nike is dropping some epic Nike Air Max 1 - Lunar's in 2014, and NikeBlog has some preview images of the first two color-ways that you can check out here.

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Rob Pruitt's "Us" Installation

Made up of one hundred and twenty seven 31.5 x 25.5 in pieces, Rob Priutt's latest installation is amazingly awesome. Background on the artist here.

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Stronghold Selvage Denim Apron

If anyone was looking to pick-up a selvage denim apron, whether for BBQ's this summer, throwing down in the kitchen, or just dusting around the pad - Stronghold has a great option that is available now over at Kaulfman Mercantile.

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Nice Laundry

Yes sir - I do need some more socks, and I'm liking what Nice Laundry has for offer. Purchase here.

Monday, December 23, 2013

Saturdays Surf NYC - Ken Sweats

What better way to celebrate the Winter solstice than with a new pair of sweats? Exactly.

Sunday, December 22, 2013

The Hundreds - Where's Adam Bomb?

If nothing else - I love The Hundreds for there great 90's references. Not a shirt I'd wear, but a shirt I would definitely appreciate on someone else. Matter of fact - I might just have to break out an old/bold graphic t today just to represent for the good ol' days. After the jump, check another shirt from THLA that is more likely to get worked in to a weekly wardrobe rotation.

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Colsen Keane - Leather Duffle Bag

Hand-made in the US, this 100% leather duffle back from North Carolina based Colsen Keane is slick. Built to hold enough for a short trip (2 pairs of shoes and 2 stacks of clothes), this bag (handmade in the US of course) features "some of the industries strongest leather", copper rivets, 3 buckles, and shoulder strap. Elegant in simplicity, it is a bit boxy, but it will get the job done. Purchase here.

Friday, December 20, 2013

Kendrick Lamar - Sing About Me pt 1

K. Dot's video for one of my favorite songs off his debut cd, Good Kid Maad City, Sing About Me, just got released. Check it out after the jump.

Thursday, December 19, 2013

KOMONO - Paisley Wizard Print Watch

Nice color way from Komono's Wizard Print series. Purchase here.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

LFC - Navy Engineered Polo

Classy LFC Polo - ready for the office during the day and a quick trip to the pub to watch an afternoon game on your lunch. Liverpool has a crazy schedule coming up with away matches at Chelsea and Man City in less than a week - so let's see if the title run is real! Purchase here.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Christina Aguilera

*Lost Post* - I was going through some old posts that were still in the draft phase on the blog, and stumbled on this one from November of 2012. If you watch (or are watching) NBC's The Voice this season, you'll see Christina is back to normal - but I figured I'd go ahead and post anyway.

There was quite an unflattering group of pictures of Xtina on WWTDD the other day, which also reminded of an article Complex did a couple months back titled "5 reasons we still love the Fat Christina". Man - you guys out here on the internet are doing my girl Xtina dirty!

Monday, December 16, 2013

Outlier - Doublebag

Look - I get it. You probably aren't going to read this post because it looks like someone is just sticking folded up clothes in a pillow-case. Trust me - there is more to the picture than meets the eye. My wife always gives me a hard time and says that I need bags for my bags - but Outlier's Doublebag makes the comment a bit more of a reality. The thought is relatively simple - but I've never seen it executed so well. Two bags in one - clothes start out on the clean side, and as your trip progresses, they get moved to the dirty side. Doesn't sound that thought provoking or intriguing, but check out the demonstration here. 

Yup. I'll be needing one of these (to put inside of my duffle bag, ha).

Sunday, December 15, 2013


It was alluded to way back in July when I first posted the XPAYNE interview - and here it is, the XPAYNE x OSTT Collab! If you are familiar with XPAYNE's work - you'll notice a heavy dose of 90's inspired subjects (Do the Right Thing, Martin, House Party, The Fresh Prince of Bel Air, Outkast, etc). I wanted to leverage the 90's connection as well as the strong inspiration from music, but step a bit outside of the current range. When I think culture icons of the 90's, It's Pac and Kurt Cobain. Since he had already did the Rose That Grew From Concrete  piece - paying tribute to the classic Nirvana Unplugged performance was a no brainer. Unfortunately- this can't go up for sale due to copyright issues - but please do continue to support XPAYNE's grind and visit his webstore here

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XPAYNE - Webstore

After the jump - XPAYNE's "Leaders of the New School" Series feat Kid Cudi, K. Dot, Danny Brown, ASAP Rocky, Chance the Rapper, J. Cole. 

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Undefeated x Mister Cartoon

If you are going to wear a graphic t - there are a few pre-requsities. It should be bold, have dope art, and stand out. Some may argue it should be borderline offensive. If you are one of those folks, Mister Cartoon and UNDFTD have something in store for you this holiday season! Purchase here

Friday, December 13, 2013

Stussy x Nike 2013 Collection

The Stussy x Nike collaboration for 2013 features the famed Trainerendor (colorway as shown above, in addition to a Black/White/Volt get-up) as well as two matching World Tour shirts. Both can be purchased at Stussy now.

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Topo Designs

Reminder - TOPO Designs has a great selection of vibrant bags to fit your everyday needs.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Supreme x Champion

Look - I get it, the all-over print is coming back in vogue from the runway down to Fairfax- but c'mon. This isn't a good look, 'Preme. Regardless, I'll take the under on this collection selling out in less than a day.

"Not a Hypebeast, while you BEAST for the Hype/Yeah I'm an underdog, story of my life" - Kid Cudi

Yup - sold out.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Cold Picnic - Leather Watch

Cold Picnic's handmade leather watches are back online, and available for purchase. The question isn't whether or not you should buy - its silver or gold plated hardware.

Monday, December 09, 2013

Nike - Pegasus '89

The LunarGrand's posted yesterday aren't kicks made for everyday, but these Pegasus '89's certainly are! More pics and info over at Kicks on Fire.

Sunday, December 08, 2013

Cole Haan LunarGrand

Everyone needs some black on black on dress shoes - so why not make them the most comfortable dress shoes on the market? You know I'm a fan of the Nike x Cole Haan LunarGrand series, so this isn't even a question. Purchase here.

Saturday, December 07, 2013

Jamal Crawford x Brand Black

Been a Clippers fan for years - and before JCross came aboard, I wasn't THAT familiar with him or his game. I'd see the occasional highlight from his previous stops in ATL, NY, and Portland, but there is so much more to his game. Put it this way - I thought ClipperNation losing Nick Young and picking up Jamal Crawford in the summer of 2012 was a wash - whooooooops). For being as humble, polite, and soft-spoken as he is off the court, Jamal Crawford easily has the most disrespectful game in the NBA (I mean that in a good way).  I can't get enough of watching him on the court.

That being said, I'm super stoked that Crawford is getting the opportunity to be the flagship athlete signed to El Segundo based footwear/apparel/lifestyle company BrandBlack, headed by David Raysse (formerly of both FILA (designed the classic Grant Hills) and Adidas. BRANDBLACK is [a company] dedicated to those individuals who compete at the highest level, and whose fashion reflects their distinctive style on and off court. 

Given some of the performances JCrossover has already put in so far this year and the sneak peak of BrandBlack's upcoming collection -  I'm looking forward to seeing what both parties bring to the table in 2014. 

Friday, December 06, 2013

Lucetta Magnetic Bike Lights

Check the video after the jump.

Thursday, December 05, 2013

RIP - Nelson Mandela

“Difficulties break some men but make others.” (From a letter to wife, Winnie Mandela, from Robben Island, February 1975)

*Art by REE of Sn'eads fame.

Wednesday, December 04, 2013

Rouge Territory - Selvedge Denim Work Shirt

This work shirt from Rouge Territory, featuring 10 oz sanforized selvedge japanese denim is sharp. Navy stitching with navy buttons give it a clean look, and obviously the quality is there (handmade in Los Angeles with triple needle chain-stitched seams and double needle placket cut on the selvedge). Purchase here.

Tuesday, December 03, 2013

Public Label - Fall/Winter 2013

Never would of thought a pair of slim fit sweats would even hit the outer region of my radar, but hey - sometimes you leave the house on lazy days, might as well be more stylish with it? That being said, people that have moved on from The Hundreds need to keep Public Label in the conversation, because they have consistently been putting together quality projects and gear, and hey, it was created just for you.

"Love changes. A thug changes. And best friends become strangers..."

Monday, December 02, 2013

Stussy - Shredded Tunic

Stussy goes the high fashion route for the ladies with this shredded tunic. Purchase here.

Sunday, December 01, 2013

RIP Paul Walker

Saturday, November 30, 2013

Nike Air Max 1 - Vanilla Bean

I haven't actually seen a name for these - so if the name "Vanilla Bean" sticks, you know where you saw it first! These are some shoes that you know you shouldn't get just because you will never be able to keep them as clean as they need to be, but at the same time, it's going to hurt (a lot) to pass on them. Lookout for more information on a drop date soon.

Friday, November 29, 2013

Altru Apparel

Established in 2002, Los Angeles based Altru Apparel is all about representing the Cali vibes, whether at the office, the beach, or the brew-pub. Check out their current collection here.

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Endless Ammo - Digi Camo Twill Pant

Believe it or not, it's really hard to remember the name "Endless Ammo" when all you can remember is that they make a nice pair of digi camo twill pants and there is "Ammo" somewhere in the brand name (try googling 'Ammo' and 'Camo pants' - yikes). My boy Drew came through with 3 separate reminders, and finally one stuck. Details: Dope print - made in San Fran - nice fit. Purchase here

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

3Sixteen - Work Shirt

3Sixteen gets the GQ sign-off on their latest round of Japanese-woven work shirts featuring Corozo nut fisheye buttons, double-needle chainstitch runoffs on the side, and asymmetrical chest pockets. Who remembers when 3Sixteen was still focusing on graphic t's? I love progression. Purchase here.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

APC - Bulter Program

The Butler program is back and in effect at APC. Bring in your pair of (APC-approved) broken in denim, and they'll give you 50% off a new pair. The old pair will be washed, repaired, and re-sold (How green is that? Reduce, Re-use, Recycle!) Check the video after the jump for some insight to the process!

Monday, November 25, 2013

Ambsn - Holiday 2013

San Clemente's own Ambsn's Holiday 2013 collection is available for purchase now. You know you want some 'jammies! As always, good are made in sunny CA.

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Poler Stuff x Nike

I had the opportunity to check out the Poler Stuff x Nike SB collection yesterday in person in Santa Monica, and it's top notch. If you were thinking about it, time to act.

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Kurupt - Top 8 Verses

 XXL linked up with Kurupt to get some insight from the Kingpin himself on 8 of XXL's favorite verses from the ferocious MC. Maybe its just because Kurupt is in my top 10, but this is definitely worth a read/listen/viewing

He touches on New York, New York (my personal favorite Kurupt song, and one of the best hip-hop verses of all time), Stranded on Death Row ("I just wanted to serve every rapper on the planet. That’s all. Yeah. It was that easy. It was that simple. I just wanted to slaughter everybody who thought they could rap. [Laughs] I think I definitely got close to it. Definitely.), and It Ain't No Fun ("Snoopy was in it and was like, “You can’t kill everybody, Kurupt. You gotta make records that people can relate to.” You know what I mean? “Ain’t No Fun” was more about fun than anything. It was more about us enjoying ourselves and having a good time...Before then, I was just into records where I was annihilating rappers." Check it out here. 

Side-note - does anybody remember the show MTV's Celebrity Rap Superstar? It was basically an American Idol/The Voice type show where MTV took celebrities (Kendra from Playboy, Sebastian Bach from metal band Skid Row, Shar Jackson, etc) and had them mentored by legit MC's (Kurupt, MC Lyte, Redman, Warren G, etc) to perform. Shar Jackson ended up winning, but I think Sebastian Bach was robbed. Check out the clip of him performing Doggy Dogg World with Kurupt after the jump. 

Friday, November 22, 2013

Candice Swanepoel x KAWS for iD Magazine

Candice Swanepoel of Victoria's Secret fame gets the KAWS treatment for ID Magazine. Check out the entire shoot here.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

WORD - The Standard Memorandum Notebook

There is a big difference between a diary and a journal, and an even more distinguished between a journal and daily record book. Rather than jumping in to it, I'll let Jon Contino of WORD explain his inspiration behind the latest project, and touch on the purpose. The leather carrying case and the fact that both the notebook and sleeve are made in the USA is just icing on the cake. Purchase here, and watch the video after the jump.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Drifter - Key Coin Pouch

I kind of have an affinity/addiction for small little bags/carrying cases for organizing items on the go. This key coin pouch has two zippered pouches, a clear vinyl pocket on the front for an id/card, and a key ring that can get firmly tucked in the front pocket to keep the flat facade. At a price of 13.23 and made of quality Cordura, this is hard to pass on.

Drifter's Drifter USA also has a great line-up of backpacks and duffles.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Art by Matt Furie

Matt Furie has some interesting pics. Very. Interesting. Pics. You can still purchase some works from his latest show here.

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Swiss Army - Camo Collection

Every man needs a swiss army knife (or three) around the house, and Victornox' latest offering includes  a collection of camo goods. Watch out for the black ice collection, too!

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Friday, November 15, 2013

Matt Barnes - Athletes Vs Cancer

Everyone in Lob City's favorite teammate, Matt Barnes, teamed up with Art Mobb for a shirt in the Athletes vs Cancer that you can purchase here.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Nike - Air Python

While these shoes are high on old school flavor - doesn't the class exhibited in yesterday's post leave you yearning from something more? That being said - I do like the retro look (and feel) of these, and glad to see them coming back. Check out more info/pics here.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Miansai - Cognac Long Wallet

Note to self - I need to get this beautifully tanned Italian leather wallet (made in the US) pronto. Purchase here.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Undisputed Truth

Rolling Stone magazine has released an excerpt from Mike Tyson's soon to be released memoir, Undisputed Truth, and it looks to be a knockout (Sorry, couldn't contain to hit you with a pun. Whoops.) Check the link out and read up on Tyson co-signing Charlie Murphy's Rick James stories, drinking with Carlton from the Fresh Prince of Bel-Aire, and lack of game when it came to women.