Monday, March 31, 2014

Bulbul // Pebble 01 Watch

*J. Cole voice*:  Nice Watch. 

"The BulBul Pebble 01 is a contemporary watch in black steel on black Italian leather. Rounded and slightly assymmetrical, the Pebble has the simplicity of Scandanavian design and the beauty of an organic stone found on a foreign beach. "

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Nike Air Huarache - White/White

 I'm not sure if Andre 3k and Big Boi can actuallysee in to the future - but if they could, I'm certain these White on White Huarache's were on their mind when they coined the phrase "so fresh and so clean, clean". These deserve to be placed behind glass and presented for viewing in an art exhibition. You're not worthy.

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Clarks x Hanon

Kind of looks like a dressed up Adidas Campus with a gum sole, doesn't it? Regardless, you know you want them! Purchase here.

Friday, March 28, 2014

BEAMS x S/Double

While you consistently check out the same streatwear brands that don't evolve and chase trends - S/Double is out here putting out quality pieces time and time again. Pictured above is the new BEAMS x S/Double indigo mini-camo print jacket worn over a S/Double x Gitman Bros navy oxford (made in the US of course). Pay attention!

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Han Kjobenhavn

Quick question - how many Danish Kronos to a US Dollar? $5.43. That simple calculation will help you immensely when trying to calculate the price of Han Kjobenhavn's gear. Check the webshop here, and don't slip on the eyewear or denim either. 

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Brothers Marshall - Summer 2014

If there is one thing I'm glad that the Brothers Marshall carried over from the Warriors of Radness days, it is by far the epic shorts collection. If there is one thing I wish Brothers Marshall carried over from their Warriors of Radness days, it would be the ridiculous sales a couple months after product drops. Alas. BM's latest lookbook shot by Ward Robinson is titled "Some of our LA Bros", featuring friends and family doing their thing around town. View the shoot here, and be on the lookout for the gear at a surf shop near you soon.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Detroit: Then and Now

Detroiturbex is doing a fantastic job of documenting "the past, present, and future" of the city of Detroit in their photograph series, which you can check out here. The juxtaposition of taking pictures from Detroit's hayday and using current day visuals to border the original images is crazy. Do yourself a favor and dive in to some of these haunting images.

Monday, March 24, 2014

The Hundreds - GEO Collection

The Hundreds released a gamut of gear (shirts, shorts, tanks, pants, etc) featuring this new 80's inspired "GEO" design. Only time will tell if this will continue to be implimented in future seasons, a la the now infamous JAGS print. Purchase here.

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Calvin Klein Ads

Rather than paying huge fees for ads in traditional print media or TV commercials - Calvin Klein mixed it up by leveraging social media for a new round of advertisements featuring Kylie Jenner, Miranda Kerr, Iggy Azalia amongst others. Check out the entire spread here. 

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Jordan Flight Runner

Jordan Brand borrows some of its Oregon cohorts technology at Nike to develop their first running shoe. Look a little heavy / bulky at first glance - but those elephant print tights though? NICE.

Friday, March 21, 2014

Cork Globe by SuckUK

A cork atlas, ready to be 'pinned' by your recent travels. Simple concept - dope execution. Purchase here. 

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Marshall Artist Store - Workshop Shirt

Am I still looking for the perfect denim shirt? Yes. Yes I am. Is this going to be it? No, no it's not.
BUT - you can't deny the specs on this.

*Selvage denim
*Wood buttons
*Leather branding/embroidery detail
*Large map pocket (see - this is where they lost me)

Purchase here.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Mark McNairy x Adidas - Adidas CNTR Weld 84

American designer Marc McNairy is once again hooking up with Adidas on a capsule collection, this time featuring the CNTR Weld 84 in the above colorway, in addition to a Grey/White jump-off.  END Clothing has them both in stock and available for purchase here.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Russ Bengston Wins

If you know, you know - Russ Bengston's roots run deep in sneaker culture. He's written (or been involved) in a few articles this past month that are simply gems, and while I've wanted to link them all on one occasion or another , the time has come that I at least step up and do a mass link.  Whether a fan of shoes, NBA, denim, or hip-hop - I highly recommend the articles below. 

Monday, March 17, 2014

Zubaz Shorts

After abandoning the shorts trend of the last couple of posts yesterday- how about a pair of some Zubaz? Yes, Zubaz are back still around. If you aren't familiar on their history - read up here, and cop yourself a pair of shorts here.

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Liverpool Soars Past ManU

This picture requires no words. Neither does Liverpool's ascension from Champions League long-shots to genuine title contenders.

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Chubbies - Rad-o-Rama shorts

Don't look now, but Chubbies have really been expanding their shorts collection over the last year.
They've definitely grown beyond their flagship 'Merica shorts and other east coast frat friendly attire to appeal to a broader range and cover a larger demographic. On 2nd thought, go ahead and check out the website. Respect.

Friday, March 14, 2014

Patagonia - Baggies Shorts

When all of my clothes and gear were stolen from my hotel room a few months back - one of items dearest to my heart that showed up missing were my favorite shorts - some vintage Maui and Sons baggies/house shorts (pic after the jump). I haven't come anywhere close to replacing them - so might need to start fresh with a new pair in a similar style from Patagonia, and start breaking them in now. Available in 5' and 7' inseam, purchase here.

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Adidas Originals Stan Smith by SHIGEKI FUJISHIRO

 Designer Shigeki Fujishiro of Japan had the opportunity to collaborate with Adidas on a pair of Stan Smith's as part of the Play project. I love his simple approach of referencing one of his works rather than to over-design. Check out Fujishiro's explanation of the process after the jump.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Supreme x Comme des Garçons SHIRT

The Supreme x Comme des Garçons collaboration goes live tomorrow morning at 8am Pacific - are you ready? My favorite piece of the collection is the leather zip-around wallet, Made in Spain, and sure to sell quickly. Purchase here

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Henry Hargreaves - No Seconds

Art is supposed to invoke emotion, right? Welp, Henry Hargreaves latest installation, titled "No Seconds" - certainly does that by focusing on Death Row Prisoners last meals. The juxtaposition of the requested last meals, something we can all identify with, with the heinous nature of their crimes, is certainly something to take in. Pictured above is Timothy McVeigh's (OKC bombing) last meal - 2 pints of Mint and Chocolate ice cream. Check out the exhibition here.

Monday, March 10, 2014

Saturdays NYC Summer/Spring 2014

For an east coast brand, Saturday's NYC consistently nails the laid back Cali vibe. Sharp. Peruse the rest of the collection here.

Saturday, March 08, 2014

Nike Air Max 1 Essential Red/Gum

Is there any shoe silhouette cleaner than the Air Max 1? I'm not so sure. These Red/White/Gum beauties are set to drop soon as part of the Nike Spring/Summer line-up.

Friday, March 07, 2014

Penfield - Spring/Summer 2014

Since 1975, Penfield has been offering up utility goods built with strength and durability. What's that? I just took that from their taglines? My bad. I like the Spring/Summer collection from Penfield quite a bit. More color and designs than past outings, but in a very 'wear-able' way. More from the actual lookbook after the jump. 

Thursday, March 06, 2014

Naturel - Ready to Fry

Well played, Naturel. Art inspired by the Notorious BIG, without being a portrait that makes your living room look like a college dorm room. This is a limited edition of 5, so if you are interested, purchase here. Shame on you if you don't get the reference.

"Straight up honey really I'm askin
Most of these *****z think they be mackin but they be actin
Who they attractin with that line, "What's your name what's your sign?"
Soon as he buy that wine I just creep up from behind
And ask what your interests are, who you be with
Things to make you smile, what numbers to dial
You gon' be here for a while, I'm gon' go call my crew
You go call your crew
We can rendezvous at the bar around two
Plans to leave, throw the keys to Lil Cease
Pull the truck up, front, and roll up the next blunt
So we can steam on the way to the telly go fill my belly
A t-bone steak, cheese eggs and Welch's grape
Conversate for a few, cause in a few, we gon' do
What we came to do, ain't that right boo [truuuueee]
Forget the telly we just go to the crib
and watch a movie in the jacuzzi smoke l's while you do me"

Wednesday, March 05, 2014

Schmidt Design - Norwahl Clock

Designed by Brian Schmidt in 2011, this Norwahl Clock is the business. Hand-made in Northern California of laser-cut Walnut - you can pick this 11.75 x 10.25 clock here for $92. More info after the jump.

Tuesday, March 04, 2014

Gallery 1988 x Bruce White - Velvetmania

This - my friends, is awesome. Gallery 1988 is releasing a collection of Jensen aka HOT KARL's favorite wrestlers painted on a 'Velvet' medium (aka Bruce White's specialty). The 35 piece collection has its opening on Friday, March 7th, and the G1988 West location. As part of my 'grown man' status, I've preferred to avoid the crowds and hype surrounding opening nights and just go the day after to enjoy the same art without the hoopla - but this one is testing my dedication. More on the subject here.

Monday, March 03, 2014

The Hundreds - Spring 2014 Lookbook

I would be doing a disservice to you all by providing a write-up on The Hundreds without providing Bobby's insight (copied below). Say what you will about their branding and evolution over the years - but you cannot deny the thought that goes in to each collection. Check out the lookbook here

Spring 2014 is a nod to the ‘90s, although not in the predictable sense. Glancing over – if not ignoring – the more mediated memories of this era, we dig deeper into the true style landscape. This isn’t the ‘90s painted across TRL and teen movies, but the ‘90s of American suburbs and average, cornerstore youth. So instead of grunge and gangster rap references, we looked to Magic Eye™ posters, scrambled porn channels, and lenticular art as media to tell the story of American suburbia at the turn of the millennium.

“The ’90s were such a substantial part of my youth, but in reality my memories of that time period keep fading out. We wanted to come up with this photo idea where the models keep fading out, and then I realized that it probably stems from my obsession with the Back to the Future trilogy.” – Bobby Hundreds

Sunday, March 02, 2014

Stussy Women - Spring/Summer 2014

It's that time of the year when the Spring/Summer lookbooks start to trickle in, and the women's collection from Stussy got us off to a strong start. Check out more pics from the collection here.

Saturday, March 01, 2014

Martenero - Model I Ace

Martenero watches ooze quality - whether dressed up or down with the included Leather or NATO straps. Check out the specs here.