If Rosa Klebb can stand up against old-school James Bond with a dagger shoe, and Old Greg can drink Bailey’s from a shoe, there’s no reason you can’t put a little Johnnie Walker in your walk. The fine Oliver Sweeney brogue made from Italian calfskin with a leather heel and leather blake-stitch construction has more […]


BBC Music has wet a huge splash with a cover of the Beach Boys “God Only Knows”, one of the greatest songs in the American cannon. They transform a surf classic into an all-star extravaganza (and accompanying high-production video) with help from an 80-piece orchestra and vocal cameos from 27 big-name musical artists. You can almost play Where’s Waldo, […]


6 Oct
Fall/Winter 2014 rainbow rendition of the classic footwear

This time around for the newest pair of Chucks means swapping out the traditional canvas upper for something as textured as it is colorful. The one-piece upper of Converse’s All Star “Color Weave” sneaker collection is ceated by an innovative woven mesh of multicolored strips contrasted with an all-white rubber midsole and leather logo. Created with the […]


Let’s not allow for any skepticism that a recent film blunder, also about a retro-spouse-heist based on a novel, may have provided Needless to say, the Jennifer Anniston-led Life of Crime — based on the James Ellroy novel — won’t hold a candle to Paul Thomas Anderson’s latest oeuvre. Inherent Vice looks infinitely more promising. Written, directed and produced by the […]


23 Sep
Layers of classic materials, looks & colors this season

Japanese high-fashion designer Junya Watanabe, who is well known for his intellectual approach at reinventing classics, has released a second volley to his MAN Fall/Winter lineup. Coming through with an expected focus on the understated, sophisticated and functional, some of the outerwear pieces are especially worth noting — like the taffeta quilted long parka, for […]


Keith Haring, street artist and beloved social activist, was the mind behind the legendary “Crack is Wack” street mural that has been lighting up the park in East Harlem since 1986. And now its iconic images go to Reebok footwear, who also has its roots to popularity tied deeply to the 80’s. In fact, Reebok […]


11 Aug
Classic tennis shoe in white-on-white leather & gold branding

Adidas Originals has been doing copious collabs lately involving he classic Stan Smith silhouette, the three most recent reinterpretations being done by the way of the French Boutique Dover Street Market and, as shown here, Barney’s New York. Each variation is the standard Stan Smith (white-on-white leather upper with rubber soles and perforated side) with gold […]


9 Jul
The 2nd release in a series devoted to classic drum machines

Illustrator and toymaker Patrick Wong has released a limited-edition 3″ resin toy representative of his Beats Series — a collection designed in homage to old-school 12-bit drum machines. This time, Wong anthropomorphizes the legendary E-mu SP-1200 sampler, first released in 1987. With a limited-edition run of  only 50 toys, each is hand-crafted of polyurethane resin and thus to […]

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