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.