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!

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.

Monday, November 11, 2013

CHUP for J.Crew

According to Complex, J. Crew is going to start featuring CHUP socks as part of their In Good Company selection. I know we previously featured CHUP socks back in 2011, but a lot of people outside metro capitals like LA, San Fran, and NY had trouble getting their hands on these exclusive Japanese made socks. Fear no more, J. Crew is spreading the wealth (although the price is still going to run you $36-38 a pair, so don't get too excited).

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Nike Safari Tights

Nike Safari tights and jog bra collection - available for purchase this Friday at select locations. Ladies - be on the lookout!

Saturday, November 09, 2013

NIKE ID x Pendleton

Oregon represents heavy on this one. Nike x Pendleton, available now on NikeID. Have at it.

Friday, November 08, 2013

Retro College Cuts

It's college basketball kick-off weekend! To celebrate the occasion, Retro College Cuts is offering a discount on all retro basketball shorts. I featured them awhile back - and they are still doing their thing. With a focus on retro college gear, all made in the USA, how could you expect anything less? Support the only company of its kind and purchase some goods here.

Thursday, November 07, 2013

Stussy - Stars Pocket Crew

Also available in Black, Navy, and White - this shirt is a winner. Purchase here.

Wednesday, November 06, 2013

Nike Air Max 1 - Premium

Interesting. I like the colorway on the toebox and cement midsole. I like the rear upper and midsole colorway. Not sure how I feel about them together, but you can check them out in more detail and purchase here if they tickle your fancy.

Tuesday, November 05, 2013

30 Seconds to Mars - City of Angels

City of Angels, directed by Jared Leto, features interview segments from everyone from Selena Gomez, Kanye West, Lindsay Lohen, to street performers, porn stars, comedians, and the homeless, sharing the highs and lows of an LA life complete with dreams of fame. Highly recommended viewing if you have 11 minutes to spare. Props to Mike for the heads up. Video streams after the jump.

Monday, November 04, 2013


Artist innovation aside, the music industry is not planning on going away and will continue to attempt to stay relevant one way or another. In the latest iteration, former Warner Music Group chief Lyor Cohen, along with Kevin Liles and Todd Moscowitz, have started 300, a new record company (or content company with a fresh outlook. Read up on the venture here.

Sunday, November 03, 2013

GOOD Clothes

There is a reason that people still wear vintage rock t's to this day - back in the 70's and 80's, the concert merchandise was STRONG. This is something that tied off in the 90's and in to the new millennium, but Kanye is mixing it up with some strong designs for his YEEZUS tour, which can check out here. Going on with the trend, GOOD Music put up an online store selling its small capsule collection. Simple in design and only utilizing black and white for colorways, it is a pretty solid effort. Check the GOOD collection here. 

Saturday, November 02, 2013

Brothers Marshall - Babe T

Today was a 80 degree day in Southern California in November. This is why we pay the weather tax to live here, and yes, its worth it. Shirts like this from Brothers Marshall sum up these sort of days - not a car in the world, just appreciating the simpler parts of life. Purchase here.

Friday, November 01, 2013

Movember x TOMS

It's that time of the year where hundreds of thousands of guys across the country attempt to 'change the face of mens health' by participating in Movember. For the 2nd year straight, TOMS designed some special edition kicks with a portion of the proceeds getting donated to Movember. You can purchase the shoes here, and sign up to participate in Movember here (or at least donate).