The latest take on the classic Converse All Star comes from punk-inspired menswear designer John Varvatos. The otherwise classic Chuck Taylor high-top features painted graphite-colored canvas and leather shoelaces, accented with back-zipper detailing. Exclusively available at the Varvatos store for $150. More looks at the John Varvatos Chuck Taylors after the Jump…


New York accessories maker Jack+Mulligan have aimed their domestic constructive powers at the oldest fertive drinking weapon known to man: the flask. Fashioning theirs out of traditional pewter, Jack+Mulligan add a tough 18oz water-repellent canvas “cozy” to their flask, which itself is flourished with an embossed chocolate brown leather logo patch. Made in America, the Redford flask can be [...]


22 May
Pool party x BBQ low-tops for Spring/Summer 2013

Do these look more than a little like Converse’s take on the low-top lace-up canvas sneaker? Of course they do. But WTAPS brings in some subtle branding for their own take on the summer classic. Fresh for the Spring/Summer 2013 season, the low-tops are constructed of a sturdy but breezy canvas upper with color-matching toe [...]


While some can mistake the “Fuck It” philosophy of life as ambivalence, a Generation Me statement of raging apathy, it is anything but. To say “Fuck It”, and accept life’s various vicissitudes is actually a very ancient, Zen-like approach to existence and its many gifts. Clearly, HUF understands this. That’s why besides their Trucker and [...]


3 Mar
Colorful cotton footwear for Spring/Summer 2013

Comme des Garçons gets colorful for or spring/summer 2013 with a pair of studded sneakers for Spring/Summer 2013. The 100% canvas cotton sneakers feature reinforced panels along the back heel and at each outer side, camp panels and seven silver metal eyelets. The sole is made of white rubber composite with grip detailing finishes the look. [...]


If I were a traveling DJ, I would indeed find it precarious figuring out how to transport my DJ items (namely the tracks on my laptop and vinyl) from the haven of my own home and/or lucrative record shop to whatever infernal, purgatorial or paradisiacal night spot I had been chosen to cast my sonic [...]


Best Made Co. teams with Seil Marschall to create an Alpine Rucksack bag replete with European mountaineer design and function. Since 1896 Seil Marschall, a fourth generation family-owned business, has worked from Southern Germany near the Swiss Alps to create quality Alpine products. When traveling Germany Best Made Co. stumbled upon a Seil Marschall bag [...]


31 Aug
Don't ever be stranded on your daily commute

E.H. Works is a brand new Seattle-based design studio. They’ve unveiled the Mopha tool roll as their debut product, an essential for every biker. The tool roll is made of thick waxed canvas and leather trim, with pockets for ten essential bike tools and a leather toe strap closure which allows you to cinch the [...]

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