Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Vacancy Project

Vacancy Projects has 3 new shirts up for sale featuring the artwork of Kristofferson - 5 Stacks, Diplomat, and Bartquiat. Purchase here, and peruse more of his art that these shirts were based on here.

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Indigo: Pocket T

Question - When is a perfect fitting pocket T not in style?
Answer - Never. 

For those rolling their eyes - there is a big difference between a plain Hanes undershirt and a high quality t (yes, shirts are worth more than the graphics printed on them). Inspired by military designs with an added utility pocket, this USA made shirt (slub cotton) is built to last. Purchase here.

Monday, July 29, 2013

Surf Pendleton


Here is something to look forward to - Pendleton's upcoming "Surf Pendleton" capsule collection. Featuring bags, flannels, and Hawaiian shirt collaboration with Spooner Kloth, this is certain to be classic. Check the press release after the jump, via True Collaborative Fashion.

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Stussy - Livin' General Opening Reception

I was able to hit-up the opening reception of the Stussy Livin' General pop-up on La Brea yesterday - great event. Lots of product, Minimal crowds, PBR (and Stumptown cold-brewed coffee for the misses since it was a morning event, after all) - no complaints on this end.

Saturday, July 27, 2013

The Hundreds - 10th Anniversary Re-release

The Hundreds turn 10? Wow, where has the time gone? It actually doesn't even seem like their 5th Anniversary pop-up was 5 years ago. To commemorate their 10th year in business, Bobby and Ben went back in to the archives for the first time ever and are re-releasing 10 of their personal favorite shirts. Read up on each of the re-releases here, and purchase here (but be warned, these will go fast).

Read Bobby's anniversary post here, and congrats. Remaining relevant in the streetwear scene for 10 years is nothing to scoff at, let alone their impact in helping to usher in the new generation of said scene and push the genre forward.

Friday, July 26, 2013

Nike Flyknit Free

I can't believe I missed the (pre) release date of the Free Flyknit's! Evidently Finish Line was given a go  on releasing 2 colorways prior to the main-release on August 1st. This is definitely the next generation of Nike running shoes. Heavily leveraging the supple "free" sole and flyknit upper, this is as close as your going to get to barefoot running (without looking like this). I got a heads up on the of the general releases - and in some of the basic colorways actually look the best. Specs after the jump. 

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Stussy - My Crew T

Yep - that about covers it. I love Shawn Stussy's pensmenship, and this shirt is great. On the other side of the fence, not even the font can get me to wear this other shirt around LA.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Gingko-Eco: Cube Click Clock


I'm really liking this clock from TOMO. Made in the UK, this clock is the essence of simplicity - just tap your fingers and the time/temperature appears.You can purchase here if interested. 

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Y-3 x Adidas

Whoa. Speaking of the Nike Air Roshe's, Adidas and Yohji Yamamoto due their best Nike impression.

Monday, July 22, 2013

Forestin' Gear

I've been hearing that Japan based brand, Forestin' Gear, has been all over the trade shoes (Agenda, Capsule, etc) looking to secure US distribution. With a denim-centric line-up made up of various outdoor ready goods - I don't foresee any problems with that at all. Stay tuned for more.

Sunday, July 21, 2013


It had been over a year - but I finally hit the basketball courts again, and its great to be back! Since my boy CP3 resigned with the Clips, I figured I would show him so love back and purchase the 'artisan edition' of his 6th signature release. Long story short- love them. Low cut, light-weight, great traction. I'm not in the business of doing performance reviews for basketball shoes - so check out Nice Kicks for more.

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Stussy x Hershell

The Stussy x Hershell collaborations continue to be strong. Purchase the latest "polka dot" collection here.

Friday, July 19, 2013

Divinities - 98.exe T

I heard a random fact that stuck with me earlier in the week: the tragic events of 9-11 are now closer to the fall of the Berlin Wall than 9-11is to today. Crazy right? This new shirt from Divinties, featuring a pixel'd version of a tropical beach scene aptly titled "98.exe" reminded me of that story and just had to share. The internet and computer graphics sure have come a long way haven't they? Purchase this shirt here, and check out the Divinties entire lookbook here.

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Charles Barkley

First things first - Vintage caricature Charles Barkley shirt is available for purchase here!

Now, unless you've been living under a rock, the Zimmerman verdict was announced, and while the trail is over, the lingering impact is still felt. While it seems like everyone (and their mom) has an opinion on the case, most are pretty predictable - depending of course on the news outlet (radio, TV, website, etc) you are tuned in to. Recently, Sir Charles was asked about the Zimmerman trial in an interview - and while you may or may not agree with his stance on the verdict, his opinion on media's role his hard to argue with. Check the transcript after the jump, and the link to the video of the interview here.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Roshe Run - Tiger Camo

Nike continues to drop different colorways of its unexpected 2012 cult favorite. While the simplicity was part of the appeal, no denying the Nike is rolling out the red carpet treatment for the Roshe now.  Tell me these wouldn't work with some fitted khaki's? Available for purchase here.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013


All natural leather belts with neon buckles? Nice. Via The Feed.

Monday, July 15, 2013

NIKEid - Elephant Print


Here is something I didn't see happening - Nike has given the ever-elusive elephant print as an option on NIKEid. Make your own here.

Sunday, July 14, 2013

APC x Kanye

The highly anticipated APC x Kanye collaboration is out today, and available for purchase online. The collection in inline with the typical APC aesthetic - minimalist look with no external branding, featuring high quality products (egyptian cotton on the shirt, japanese selvage denim for the jeans). Strong collection - but I'll leave this one to the Hypebeasts. More power to the both of them, but not much sense in paying a 25% mark-up for a tag that says KANYE APC instead of the standard APC. 

Here is APC Founder Jean Touitou speaking on the collaboration:

"Over two years ago, a visitor to the A.P.C. studio was announced to me as "Kenny." He wanted my advice on the fashion industry; although I found such a request quite vague, as a mutual friend introduced us, I met with the guy. The guy talks, talks and talks and I was having a good time listening. He had nice manners and spoke about losing his mother in a surgery accident, about losing his girlfriend too, and about how difficult doing the right thing in fashion was. After a while, I was curious to know what this gentleman was currently doing in his life. I simply asked him: "May I know what your trade is, sir?" He took his shades down, so that finally I could see his eyes, and answered me: "I am a hip hop artist."
At some point my crew informed me that his name was West, Kanye West. I introduced him to the A.P.C. design studio, and he kept asking how he could start something in that fashion industry. This is when we all advised him to start that something in France, and keep quiet about fashion noise while learning about it. Then later, as we became friends, he invited me to his recording studio at Hôtel Meurice. At the time he was working with Jay-Z on an album, which wasn't already named, Watch the Throne. Over the months, we kept hanging out and finally came up with the idea of doing a small capsule collection of clothes together. "Small" meaning that this capsule collection consists of a jean, a hoodie and a T-shirt. Those are precious to me and to Kanye too, because it took time and thoughts to get there." --Jean Touitou

Re-visit Jean Touitou GQ interview as well while you're at it. 

Saturday, July 13, 2013

XPAYNE Interview

First things first - has it really been almost two years since the last OSTT interview? Apparently it has - and my apologies for that. We've got some excited features coming up for you - and the first in line is an interview with illustrator XPAYNE. I stumbled on XPAYNE's work while aimlessly scrolling through my Tumblr feed, and landing on a re-blog of the image shown above, inspired by Tupac's autobiographical poem "The Rose that Grew from Concrete". I always loved that particular analogy, and it was one of my favorite poems of his. I felt like the artistic rendition above captured not only the beauty of the rose - damaged petals and leaning stature be damned, but also was able to showcase the dichotomy of Tupac himself, the sensitive thug; all of which was heightened by the vibrant colors offset with the black background.

After checking out the rest of XPAYNE's art online as well as some of his other works available online for sale (House Party, Summertime, Southernplayalisticadilacmusik) - I knew that I not only had to support the hustle and purchase a print - but I also had to share his work with the world. Check out the interview after the jump - and be on the lookout for some more exciting prints that will be available soon*.

Friday, July 12, 2013

Brothers Rich: The Charleston - A Gents Road Racer

Simply said - this bike is beautiful. I've been thinking about buying an old vintage bike and fixing it up as a weekend project (my neighbor is always restoring old cards, so it's been inspiring me a bit), and if I don't go that route - this is going to be the answer. Check out the specs on the bike here.

In a world that’s become overly complicated, bikes are simple. That’s not to say they aren’t complex, there is a difference. I have built a simple bike. It shares equally its designated space on the living room wall to be admired as it does under foot blasting through city streets or country roads.”

With only a couple bikes available for sale - be sure to be on the lookout for more production shortly


Thursday, July 11, 2013

HUF - Reign Woven Shirt

I love it when (skater) brands like Huf make great crossover products like this 100% Ikat cotton woven shirt, made right here in the US. When you are able to play up to your core market by still releasing some of the more absurd/vulgar socks, shirts, and hats - but also create products for a maturing audience that grew up supporting you - my hat goes off to you.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Daily Movement Logo T

New set of logo t's from Daily Movement - also available in heather navy and white. Purchase here!

Tuesday, July 09, 2013

Apparel manufacturing jobs coming back to the US!

Made in USA basics for men at the Montgomery mall store.

I'm still in the "4th of July" mind state - so stumbling on this article in USA Today that was focusing on clothing manufacturers bringing work back to the US was a great find. Everyone knows that it's cheaper to produce products overseas, but a many brands are learning that people are not only willing to pay a premium for products made in the US, but they are also finding other fringe benefits (quicker turn-around times, more accurate orders, etc). Say what you want about American Apparel (or their dirtbag CEO) - but I think a lot of the recent turn around on US production is due to AA's popularity, both domestically and internationally. Check the article for yourself here, and lookout for the 'USA' label on this and other OSTT posts for features on products that are made in the US!

Monday, July 08, 2013

Ox & Tree - Belt Keeper Lanyard

Check out this new design from leather goods maker Ox & Tree - innovative, right? I like the idea of a leather lanyard attaching to the belt directly, rather than the belt loop. Read up on the product specs and purchase here.

Sunday, July 07, 2013

KAVA - Strap Bucket Hat

KAVU is a brand out of the Pacific Northwest (Seattle to be exact) that focuses on quality products made to fit an active, outdoor lifestyle, all manufactured right here in the USA! I like their range of hats - but don't sleep on their watch straps, bagsclothes, and other do-dads. Purchase the hat pictured above here.

Saturday, July 06, 2013

Booger Kids - Flackhead Tank

Flackhead Tank - White
It's been well-documented how big of a fan I am of the "Black Bart" shirt phenomenon - but Black Butthead? The design is there - but the nostalgia is missing. Purchase here. 

Friday, July 05, 2013

Nike Solarsoft Moccasin - Floral

Nice kicks for the summertime bbq's. Be on the lookout for 3 other floral colorways of the Solarsoft Moccasin's coming soon.

Thursday, July 04, 2013

Wednesday, July 03, 2013

Hansky - Patriotic Puns

Fresh off his first west coast show, the man of a thousand puns is at it again, just in time for the holiday. Check out his series 'Bald Eagle' prints over at Complex.

Tuesday, July 02, 2013

Air Force 1 Mid - Blazer Pack

Uptown baby, uptown. Air Force 1's always remind me of late 90's rap. Regardless - scoop these nice '4th of July' ready kicks up now!

Monday, July 01, 2013

Stussy Livin' General Store - West Coast Pop-Up


I'm glad to hear that the Stussy Livin' General Store is headed out west, even if it is just for a short duration. If you missed the reception this past Saturday, never fear - they'll be back July 21st. You can try and purchase some of the home goods online - but they've been going pretty quickly.

1208 Abbot Kinney Blvd Venice, CA 90291