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.

THE JAM: Go Outside by Cults

I was turned onto this song by my wife's friend, Alice. It was the first song on her Birthday Mix CD.  With no tracklisting on the CD, I immediately needed to know who this band was.  I couldn't tell what era this song was from...was it an old girl group from the 50's or a Swedish pop groups from the 70's?

With Shazam providing no help, I had to wait to find out the song was called Go Outside by Cults.  They are a 2 piece, guy/girl group from NYC.  It's got a great sing-along feel with heavy reverbed vocals and a motown-like bass line.

The song is perfect for a sunny day, or as I told Alice via Christine, it's perfect private villa music.

MP3: Go Outside by Cults

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

THE COLLAB: Stussy Deluxe x Greensleeves

Stussy - Stussy Deluxe x Greensleeves by Tyrone Lebon from Stussy on Vimeo.

Stussy Deluxe collaborates with legendary Reggae label, Greensleeves Records and London DJ/designer Al Fingers to release a book, mix CD, set of t-shirts, and hat to celebrate the first 100 record covers of Greensleeves records. The video above, directed by Tyrone Lebon, was created as a video lookbook for the collection. It features the offspring of famous punk rockers, Joe Strummer, Paul Simonon, Mick Jones, and Don Letts.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

THE JAM: Shabazz Places

Here's a new track from Seattle weirdo rap group Shabazz Places with Ishmael "Butterfly" Butler  from Digable Planets.  He gets weird and dark on this track. I mean check out the name of the song...32 Leaves Dipped in Blackness Making Clouds Forming Altered Carbon?!?!?!

Mp3: Shabazz Palaces: "32 leaves dipped in blackness making clouds forming altered carbon"

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

THE TRIP: Acapulco Gold

I'll be poolside the rest of the week trying to relive the Rat Pack glory days in Acapulco!  Catch me at the pool bar. Banyan Tree Cabo Marques, here I come!!

Monday, May 3, 2010

THE SALE: Opening Ceremony Sample Sale May 13-16

Sample sales are always a crap shoot.  But last season's Opening Ceremony sample sale was pretty huge with tons of clothes from Band of Outsiders, Acne, Opening Ceremony, Pendleton,  Loden Dager, and Nike Sportswear.  It's always worth checking out and on the last day, everything gets marked down even more.

May 13-16, Thurs-Sat 11-8, Sun 12-7, 33 Howard Street (Between Lafayette and Broadway)

THE FIND: Vintage Fans

It's getting hot out there.  With summer creeping around the corner, it's time to break out the electric fans.  Stay cool in style with one of these refurbished fans on Etsy. (via ApartamentTherapy)