Friday, July 9, 2010

THE DESIGN: Best Coast's Crazy For You

Here's the super rad cover for Best Coast's Crazy for You. I think it perfectly captures the lo-fi, pop cuteness of Best Coast.  Pitchfork did a nice interview with the designer, David Rager here.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

THE COLLAB: Outlier Tailored Performance x Wurst Editions

Wurst Editions, a small NYC clothing company, teamed up with Outlier Tailored Performance to create the perfect pair of summer shorts called The Wurst Outlier Shorts.  It's similar to Outlier's summer shorts except in a sweet blue color and with a folded cuff.  The best part of the shorts is that they come with both a sweet and a spicy sopressata from Emily's Pork Store as part of their Sausage pack.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Collabo Jam: Bat for Lashes x Beck x Twilight

Let's Get Lost by Bat for Lashes
Can't believe I'm doing it, but I'm posting something Twilight related.  I've officially drank the OK! Magazine kool-aid.  But it's actually a good a teen vamp 80's prom movie kinda way.  Bat for Lashes' Natasha Khan duets with Beck in the Twilight banger, Let's Get Lost.

Friday, June 25, 2010

THE SHOE: Vans Syndicate Zero Lo by Luke Meier

Luke Meier (Supreme) designed a pair of luxury Vans, complete with leather lining and dust bag.  With a nice mix of materials, this shoe is definitely a skate shoe standout.  (via Highsnobiety and Jake Davis)

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

THE ICON: James Chance

On Sunday, June 27th, from 8-11pm No Wave icon, James Chance will be playing "original piano compositions...for the first time ever solo on a grand piano" at Manhattan Inn in Greenpoint.

Monday, June 21, 2010

THE SHOP: Run Of The Mill

The guys from Sartorially Inclinded, Start with Typewriters, and Getting Beat Like You Stole Something banded together to start a new online clothing shop, Run Of The Mill Shop.  As of now, they're carrying Mark McNairy's shoes, button downs, and cargo pants.  Check it out.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

THE PAINT: John Woo's Fashionable Star Wars Paintings

Hong Kong artist John Woo created a series of paintings featuring Star Wars characters wearing some of our favorite brands such as Band of Outsiders, Supreme, Thom Browne, and Comme des Garcons.  Check out more of his work here.

THE GRAPHICS: Keith Haring x Blik

Just came across this Keith Haring wall sticker for Blik.  This is one of my favorite Keith Haring pieces. Check the Blik site for other Keith Haring pieces along with many other artists.

Friday, June 11, 2010

THE EVENT: Billy Reid x Big Apple BBQ

This Saturday, Alabama's Jim 'n Nick's BBQ will be roasting a whole pig outside of the Billy Reid shop in honor of the Big Apple BBQ.  They will be serving pork tacos, drinks and more from 7-9. It's the perfect mix of fashion and food.

Billy Reid, 54 Bond Street (near Bowery)

Thursday, June 10, 2010

THE MIX: Romy from XX x Pop Manifesto

New mix up on Pop Manifesto by Romy from The XX.  Check out the new issue as well...Gerlan Jeans, Neon Indian, Yura Yura Teikoku, Rachel Comey and Terrible Records! Download mix here.


Gonz! is back with a special collection for Urban Outfitters.  Straight from the makers of Fresh Jive and Warriors of Radness!  Solid beach wear at a good price.  I just saw the collection at Urban and was impressed. Excuse the lame ass models though...I wish they just shot the product.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

THE JAM: Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti "Bright Lit Blue Sky"

Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti - "Bright Lit Blue Skies" from on Vimeo.
Go buy Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti's album "Before Today".  It's a little less lo-fi and art damaged as his earlier works, but just as good.  Here's a video for the song "Bright Lit Blue Sky", a cover of The Rockin' Ramrods 1966 song.  It's just a taste of Ariel Pink and crew's weird 70's AM radio art-pop songs!

Monday, June 7, 2010

THE TIE: Band of Outsiders sale

Buy one tie and get one half-off for Father's Day on the Band of Outsiders site! Don't know if my Dad would rock a skinny tie, but you can always get two for yourself. Just enter the code "My Two Dads" at checkout. (via GQ)

THE BBQ: Big Apple BBQ Block Party

On June 12th-13th, the Big Apple BBQ Block Party comes to Madison Square Park bringing the country's top Pitmasters to NYC.  This event is a BBQ lovers' dream. Tons of different styles of BBQ to sample from all over the country. Hopefully, there will be some whole hog again!

Friday, June 4, 2010

THE KIT: Umbro x England x World Cup

Getting ready for the big game...England vs USA.  Unfortunately, the US already lost the fashion game. Hopefully, they can bring it on the pitch.

THE GRAPHICS: Cholo Writing

Dokument Press put out a great book called "Cholo Writing: Latino Gang Graffiti in Los Angeles in 2009.  The book documents the history of LA Gang writing from the '60s to present day.  I just took a look through it at my local bookstore, By and By.  Definitely worth picking up.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

THE JAMS: Best Coast Mixtape

Best Coast just put together a mixtape for the website, Artist Advocacy, on songs she's been listening to on the road.  Check it here.

THE CHAIN: Giles and Brother Embedded Dagger Necklace

Some dudes might not be into jewelry besides a nice watch and a wedding band (for the old folks).  However, in the last couple years, I've been known to rock a gold chain now and then.  I love the simplicity of the Giles and Brother Dagger necklace.  This could get some serious play this summer.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

THE JAM: El Guincho New EP

New El Guincho jams equal more tropical awesomeness. On his new EP, Piratas de Sudamerica, El Guincho rearranges and records various South American standards and lost classics. Stream EP here.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

THE FLASHBACK: Burning Fight by Inside Out

I got a little nostalgic this weekend hanging out with Devon and Matt in Philly.  Once I got back to Brooklyn, I started looking at videos of hardcore bands from the 90's. Here's a video of Inside Out performing Burning Fight.

Monday, May 31, 2010

Friday, May 28, 2010

Thursday, May 27, 2010

THE MIX: Major Lazer & La Roux Mixtape

Major Lazer x La Roux Mixtape. Download here.

THE DESIGNER: Mark McNairy Takes Over WWM

Mark McNairy, creative director of J. Press and shoe designer of Mark McNairy New Amsterdam, will be taking over for Daiki Suzuki at Woolrich Woolen Mills.  This is amazing news for menswear as a Mark designs classic men's pieces but adds interesting, creative twists to them.  If you're not familiar with his work, check below for more photos of his shoe line.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

THE JAMS: Kurt Vile "Square Shells" EP

 Matador and Kurt Vile are giving away his new EP Square Shells for the next 24 hours.  Kurt kicks out the lo-fi jams and it's awesome. Download it now! (via Prefix)

THE BOOTS: Clarks Originals Desert Mali

Clarks produced the Desert Mali boot in 1967. I love the army boots meets Clarks Desert boot look.  It comes out in Fall/Winter 2010 in black and mahogany leather, brown, cola and Wolf suede. (Via Highsnobiety)

Monday, May 24, 2010

THE COLLECTION: Baron Von Fancy's Versace Jeans

Baron Von Fancy's collection of Versace Jeans is just ridiculous.  Those patterns are amazing.  After seeing his collection, the Baron Von Fancy x Mister Mort suspenders make a lot more sense. (via Mister Mort)

Friday, May 21, 2010

THE T: Unknown Soldier

Everyone knows how much I love a good tank top.  These t-shirts and tank tops from LA-based Unknown Soldier are looking perfect for summer.  I really like the stark one color graphics, referencing no-wave, reggae, and african bands. Available at Nom de Guerre, Opening Ceremony LA, and A. Kinney Court. (via GQ)

Thursday, May 20, 2010

THE WORD: Frank Sinatra to George Michael!

Yeah, it's really a letter Frank Sinatra wrote to the LA Times's Calendar magazine about a young and troubled George Michael! I guess George was feeling the effects of being a superstar after his debut album. Frank decides to give him some words of wisdom!

Come on George. Loosen Up. Swing, man.  (via GetKempt and Letters of Note)

THE ICON: Tony Alva

 Love the look of these old Alva ads designed by Eric Monson! (via Mary & Matt)

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

THE CAR: Steve McQueen's 1953 Siata 208/S Spider

Up for auction on Ebay is Steve McQueen's 1953 Siata 208/S Spider! Don't know shit about cars, but thought this was pretty cool. More info and pics of the car here.

THE SHIRT: Supreme FIshbone B/D

I have been looking for a new "patterned"party shirt for summer.  This Supreme "Fishbone" shirt fits the bill perfectly.  I like the fresh take on the Aloha shirt, especially in sea foam green.

Monday, May 17, 2010

THE JAM: Attic Lights by Atlas Sound

Dramatic video of Atlas Sound performing Attic Lights in a church for Pitchfork's series Cemetery Gates.  The video and live performance are epic.

THE GRAPHICS: Derrick Holt

If you live in Williamsburg or have eaten in the 'burg, chances are you have seen his work. Derrick Holt has designed menus and logos for restaurants such as Marlow & Sons, Lodge, Bonita, and my personal fave, Pies 'n Thighs.  Check out more of his work below.

THE SHADES: Supreme Sunglasses

On May 20, Supreme releases two sunglass styles The Loc and The Dekker.  Both frames are hand-crafted in Japan and come in a couple colorways. I'm glad to see Supreme re-issued the Locs from last Spring.  They sold out pretty fast, and now you have another chance to cop 'em. 

Thursday, May 13, 2010

THE PANTS: Outlier Tailored Performance 60/30 Khakis

I'm fairly new to the whole hiking/outdoorsy thing.  I play soccer and go on long bike rides, but I don't really have any gear for true trekking.  I once did the 5 borough bike ride in jeans for chrissakes!  I know that Outlier Tailored Performance is traditionally made for bike riding, but I feel that the 60/30 Khakis would be perfect for a hike up Bear Mountain as well as a long ride to the Palisades. The pants come in khaki and olive.