Thursday, October 31, 2013

Nike Air Max 1 - Black Leopard

These are glorious. Leopard upper, and patent leather 'jags' print on the lower. No release date yet, but click picture to expand and check out the details.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Miansai Belts by Michael Saiger

Given how expensive their bracelets are, I'm surprised that the belts come in at such a good price point ($185 for the belts, which feature about 982 times as much fabric as the bracelets that retail for $68). Note the woven belt features a unique Miansai designed buckle, and is made in the USA.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Topo Designs - Travel Bag Set

Search for a bag continues. I like this bag travel system a lot! This is actually two bags from Topo Designs, their Travel Bag and connecting Trip Pack. Read the details after the jump, and purchase here.

Monday, October 28, 2013

Corter Leather - Travel Wallet

 Corter has a nice collection of leather passport holders/travel wallets. Wish I would have stumbled on these before I made my decision (since I like to keep it positive on the site, I won't discuss what I went with).  Purchase the Corter version here.

Sunday, October 27, 2013

LA Kings x Mister Cartoon

File this one under "another match made in collaboration heaven" - Mister Cartoon and the LA Kings hook up for a project in which a portion of the proceeds benefit "Para Los Nino's". Peruse the collection here, and Go Kings Go!

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Hershel Supply Co - Holiday 2013

So I ran in to an unfortunate situation a couple weeks back and my hotel luggage was stolen. Not the best feeling in the world, and the hotel ended up cutting a check to right the wrong, but there are certain things that can't be replaced (Swiss Army knife and leather case my pops gave me 20 years ago, Supreme Duffle Bag from 2007 collection, etc). That being said, I'm in the market for a new duffle bag/backpack set, and came across the polka dot collection from Hershel Supply Co.

I ran the bag above by wifey, and she was not a fan. Well, she was a fan, if the bag was her, but has a pre-conceived notion that polka-dots are for women.

Mrs. OSTT: I mean, it's cool, but kind of feminine, no?
Me: No, not at all. It has a sneaker compartment at the bottom.
Mrs.: But it has polka dots!
Me: And? Those aren't isolated to women.
Mrs: How many polka-dot shirts do you own?
Me: None.
Mrs: I own 4, and 2 polka-dot sweaters.
Me: (silent)

Hmmm. Aside from the fact that she obviously hasn't heard of Kwame, she might have a point. Perhaps  Notorious BIG killed the fad for guys with his line from "Unbelievable", and its been a girl thing ever since.

Friday, October 25, 2013

40's & Shorties Socks

Living up to their name, 40's & Shorties latest collection of socks include pairs featuring a timeless all-over 8ball print, 40's, and yes, even a women twerking. You read that correctly - "even a women twerking". Available for purchase here. Lookbook is shot by Kris San Pablo and can be viewed here.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

ONLY - Fall Sweatshirt

ONLY released some new gear for Fall, and I like the colorway on this sweatshirt quite a bit. Available for purchase here.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Greg Mike - Web Shop

Despite what they say about guys with two first names, I can vouch for two. Chris Paul and Greg Mike. The latter has recently opened up a web-shop where you can buy some apparel featuring his artwork, so go ahead and show some support! Purchase here.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

A Lack of Crackers

Do you ever find yourself laughing way too hard at a dumb joke? Oh. Me neither.

Monday, October 21, 2013

Supreme x Bruce Lee

The Supreme x Bruce Lee collaboration project is a little out there for my tastes, but this lined Coach's jacket is the BUSINESS. Check out the complete project here, and read more after the jump.

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Nike Air Max IVO

Low on hype (and price) but high on style - check out the Air Max IVO running shoes at The Finish Line for a bargain price of 79.99.

Friday, October 18, 2013

The Hundreds x Brooklyn Projects West

If you were Bobby Hundreds, how would you commemorate a Brooklyn Projects pop-up store on the west side? With an exclusive collaboration only available at the new location? Makes sense. Check out the opening tomorrow.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Roy Denim - 11oz "Big Bro" Jeans

One man denim shop, Roy Slaper (you remember him, right?) is back with a new lightweight 11 oz denim. These jeans (which of course are hand-made in Oakland, CA), go with vintage features such as "tin-plated brass buttons, two-prong copper plated brass rivets, vintage letter pressed patch, and a mini steel buckle-back" will be available at all 4 Self Edge stores  Saturday Oct 19th at 12pm. 

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Best Made - Limited Lambswool Crewneck

Made by one of Scotland's oldest mills and spun from Australian lambswool, I feel like even referring to this as a crewneck doesn't quite do it justice. This is sure to go fast, so purchase here if interested.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Banksy in Brooklyn

By now I'm sure you've seen, read, or heard about Banksy's latest stunt - having his original pieces sold by a street vendor on a busy New York sidewalk. While it is no doubt interesting, it does say a lot about art and art culture (ie purchasing for the 'name' versus the 'work'). Something I've found interesting is the reception that some of his more recent pieces displayed throughout New York is getting. My favorite, no doubt, is copied below:

A stencil in East New York of a beaver seemingly perched on a fallen “No Parking” sign elicited the most entrepreneurial responses. Two men from the Brooklyn neighborhood covered it up with cardboard and charged $20 to anyone who wanted to take a photograph. In a video posted to YouTube on Thursday, one of the men explained, “Y’all wouldn’t come here, if this wasn’t here,” adding, “If you wanna take a picture, it’s gonna cost something.” 
Inspired, perhaps, by shutdown-happy Republicans in Congress, he threatened to destroy the artwork if he didn’t get his way: “I could break this and go and keep doing what I’ve been doing all day,” he said, “but before we ruin it, we’d rather leave it so y’all can come and take a picture.”
Read more about Banksy's NY stop over at the NY Times.

Monday, October 14, 2013

The Simpsons x Hello Kitty

So this is happening.  To help commemorate The Simpsons 25th and Hello Kitty 40th Anniversary, Fox and Sanrio are going to collaborate on a line of products to be released in 2014. Mark your calendars now, because this product will certainly move quickly when released. More information via USA Today.

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Undrcrwn - Soho Champions Shorts

These shorts were made for "durability and style. Not for running faster or jumping higher. We've tinkered with the fit, fabric and construction of this short for months until it was perfect.  There are countless unseen details that you can only appreciate in person." Made of heavyweight mesh and lined with moisture managing poly, these are designed and produced in the USA. Pick up a pair here

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Lightning Bolt - Fall/Winter 2014

I was first introduced to Lightning Bolt when a buddy went digging in his dad's closet and stumbled on some vintage board shorts that he claimed as his own. Since then, I've checked out their flagship store in Venice, and I think we'll be seeing a lot more of them as they are expanding their horizon with their current stocklist and marketing approach. Check out their Fall collection here.

Friday, October 11, 2013

Tiffany Bozic x FFDG

Tiffany Bozic (who?) will be having a show at FFDG up in San Fran opening this Friday, October 18th. Don't miss it!

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Danner x Tanner Goods - Mt. Light Mckenzie

While autumn is kicking off here in sunny Southern California, it never really gets to be 'boot season'. Tanner Goods and Danner got together to collaborate on a pair of boots made right here in the US of Rich Moc Motigo leather, that you can purchase here. Picture above shows a brand new pair (right side), and another after 6 months of wear and tear (left). Nothing like broken in leather!

Wednesday, October 09, 2013

Cleon Peterson x OBEY

For OBEY's latest artist series collaboration, they have teamed up with Cleon Peterson, an "LA based artist whose chaotic and violent paintings show clashing figures symbolizing a struggle between power and submission in the fluctuating architecture of contemporary society." Yep, that about covers it. Check out OBEY's interview with Cleon here.

Tuesday, October 08, 2013

Undefeated - Fall 2013 Collection

The military inspired looks are still coming strong in Fall 2013, and Undefeated is no different. I'm liking this signature leopard print a lot, and if the jacket above isn't up your alley, the print makes its way on to shorts, shirts, hats, and yes, even pants (shout out to Lil Wayne). Check out this rest of the Undefeated Fall set here.

Monday, October 07, 2013

Poler - Prospector Parka

For Poler Adventure #66, the team takes the newly released outerwear collection to the top of Mt. Kilimanjaro. Check out the trip, and purchase the gear, here. 

Sunday, October 06, 2013

10 Deep - Full Cycle

10 Deep's Fall gear is available now, and no, baseball 3/4 length shirts do not appear to going away any time soon. Purchase here.

Saturday, October 05, 2013

Best Made Company - Custom Axe

Best Made Company has some of the most beautiful axes I've ever seen. I'm not sure that the word "beautiful" is typically used to describe an axe, but seriously, these things are amazing. I keep trying to get approval from the wifey to buy one (and its probably not going to come until we move out of Southern California), but a guy can dream, can't he? Speaking of dreams, Best Made Co has a new program where you can work with their design team to build out your own custom axe, how cool is that?! More info here.

Friday, October 04, 2013

Stefan Janoski Max Light

A skate shoe featuring 'Free' and 'Air Max' technology? Nothing is stopping Stefan Janoski from surpassing P.Rod as sneaker-heads favorite skater. Available early 2014.

Thursday, October 03, 2013

Oran "Juice" Jones - The Rain

I can’t remember how I initially stumbled on this song – but it happened it a couple years ago when I was at corporate grind job #1, and my life wasn’t the same for the next few weeks. Friends and I would joke and quote it constantly, I’d use the lines on my wife, it was great. The 80’s beat, falsetto voice, and the “and him” lines made it a go-to song, and the spoken word that starts around the 2:20 mark make it a classic. That being said, once I saw the video, it was OFFICIALLY GAME OVER. The video perfectly captures the song, and they go hand-in-hand like music video’s rarely do. Anyway, I was doing some yard work the other day and listening to the local 80’s radio station, and when this song came on, words can’t express how stoked I got. If you have never seen this video (or heard the song) – please, do yourself a favor and check out the video (posted after the jump). Shout out to Oran “Juice” Jones, a forgotten legend.

“You’re going to find someone like me one of these days. Until then, you know what you gotta do? You gotta get out of here with that alley-cat coat wearing, hush puppy shoe wearing crumb cake I saw you with, cause you’re dismissed”

Wednesday, October 02, 2013

Play Cloths - Panni De Gioca

You can't tell from the shirt I chose to post from the Play Cloths Fall 2013 collection, but they are really going for the high fashion meets streetwear look this season. While I'm personally not a fan of those looks, they are definitely in, and I can see the collection doing quite well for them. This basic logo t above (Panni De Gioca = Play Cloths in Italian) is more up my alley.

Shout to King Push, whose album you can stream before its Oct 8th release date here. Check out his Decoded feature after the jump.

Tuesday, October 01, 2013

Ambsn - Shark Attack Flannel

Who said all flannel's have to include a plaid print? It certainly wasn't California based AMBSN, whose "Shark Attack" flannel is available with the rest of their fall collection online and in store now.