Monday, February 28, 2011

The perfect way to ease into Spring/Summer. Part work boot, part chukka. Quoddy Trail chukka boots with a vibram sole. Always hand made to order so you can design your own boot. I'm going with navy leather and brick camp sole. Done.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Urban Outfitters teamed with director/artist Harmony Korine for their Spring/Summer lookbook. Being a big fan of Korine's work and especially the movie "Gummo", I love the look and feel of the lookbook. With his cryptic drawings and the suburban angst of the photographs, Korine perfectly captures the feelings of growing up in Ohio suburbs in the '90s.

Friday, February 25, 2011

My dude Raj digs deep for this sick Reggae mixtape. It's got some classics tracks like Wah Do Them to more obscure deejays like General Echo. Download it here and get nice.

1. U-Roy - Rule The Nation
2. Toyan & Errol Scorcher - Natty Roots
3. Brigadier Jerry - Every man a Mi Brethren
4. Dennis Alcapone - Forever Version
5. Tappa Zukie - Satta
6. Nicodemus - Father Jungle Rock
7. Ranking Trevor - Lovers Rock
8. Papa Kojak - Edge of The Rub
9. Eek-A-Mouse - Wah Do Them
10. General Echo - People Are You Ready
11. Super Cat - How Mr. Cat Go To America
12. Michigan & Smiley - Nice Up The Dance
13. Ranking Joe - What A Night
14. Early B - Bicycle
15. Prince Mohammed - Johnny Thrasher
16. U Brown - Tu Shung Peng

Thursday, February 24, 2011

TV Time Thursdays! This week I decided to concentrate on a new music/video artist named NIKE7UP. I've been meaning to post about him for a minute. He basically chops up pop songs from Britney Spears to Aerosmith to Nirvana and weaves them together to make really weird, kinda sad electronic music. Plus his videos are trippy and kind of disturbing.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Epicly Later'd on VBS is back again with a new episode on Josh Kalis.  Pretty psyched on this one.  It takes me back to the good ol' days of big pants and waxed curbs. Can't wait for Episode 4.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Here are some of my picks from Supreme's Spring/Summer 2011 line. Their button downs are always on point. And I'm loving the Schott x Supreme leather jacket and Aloha shirts. The line drops in stores on February 24th in NY/LA.
Strut Records released this great Arthur Russell mix by Pocketknife called Moving Me Up (Russell Mania). (via The Fader)

Pocketknife presents Moving Me Up (Russell Mania) by elninodiablo

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

It's never too late to post a rad mix. Here's Cool Calm Pete's Valentine's Day mix "The Ups & Downs".  It's got plenty of old soul and classics to keep that love going.

The Ups & Downs by Cool Calm Pete

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Show your new romantic, sensitive Morrisey side with some floral prints for spring.  Whether in a pocket square or bow tie,  this simple, subtle pattern can inject some new life into your spring wardrobe.

Engineered Garments pocket squares, Inventory Stockroom
Wood Wood Floral Marvin Shirt
Steven Alan Liberty Floral Ties
Ralph Lauren Floral Pattern Shirt, Oi Polloi
Engineered Garments bow tie, Inventory Stockroom
YMC Floral Shirt, Oi Polloi

Monday, February 14, 2011

I know luxury pjs are kind of ridiculous. But these Band Of Outsiders pajama set look pretty comfy and fit well. Who says you shouldn't look good even when you're asleep? (via Fantastic Man)
Listen and download the album version of Panda Bear's "A Night At The Jetty" mixed and reworked by Sonic Boom here. (via Pitchfork)

Friday, February 11, 2011

Still looking for the perfect Valentine's Day gift? In God We Trust has been the one stop shop for gifts for guys and girls. It's got great handmade jewelry for men and women, engraved flasks, zippos, and business card holders. Most of the gifts I chose are under $100! Check out any of the three shops in Williamsburg, LES, Soho, or online.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

NYC shop, C.H.C.M., has carved a niche with classic American and European brands as well as hard-to-find Japanese ones. Check out C.H.C.M. online or in store for their final winter sale online.  Here is a selection of my favorite pieces on sale.

Valstar "Valstarino" Down Jacket
Folk "Zipped Sweat"
Folk "Raglan" Shirt
Sunny Sports "Denim" Shirt
C.H.C.M. Merino Wool Sweater
Levi's Vintage Long Sleeve Striped Shirt
Fil Melange "Vonnegut" Trousers
Gloverall "Packable Parka"
Diemme "151" Boots
Seil Marschall "Original Naturemocs"

Kevin Lyons's work has always referenced hip-hop, reggae, and dancehall music.  His latest exhibit at Colette in France "Red, Gold, and Green" further explores the colors and language of reggae and dancehall culture. Here are some pictures of his exhibit along with some of my favorite pieces from his website.

I stumbled across these videos of Philly's Kurt Vile on Q TV.  This is the way I like Kurt Vile, with an acoustic guitar and a dude on bongos. Super minimal and super mellow.

Monday, February 7, 2011

If you've ever been to San Francisco, hopefully you have had the pleasure of eating at Tartine Bakery.  Run by Chad Robertson and Elisabeth Prueitt, Tartine Bakery offers the best chocolate croissants, eclairs, and banana cream tarts I've ever had. Recently, The Selby stopped by the famed bakery to shoot photos of the making of their famous breads and pastries for T Magazine.  Enjoy.