“Our goal wasn’t to create a label but rather to develop Bromance as a brand that would work as a guarantee for successful parties. Our brand is all about Music.” Words from Manu Barron, co-founder of the esteemed Bromance label. And indeed, I was originally drawn to Bromance by its sounds of SPK as stereo-totaled by Gesaffelstein on his album Aleph. Which […]


11 Apr
Made of vegetable-tanned leather with solid-brass buckles

Every man should have a leather briefcase in his possession, it separates the men from the frat boys. This one, crafted in their Connecticut workshop by the esteemed leather artisans over at Lotuff, is strikingly handsome. Made of vegetable-tanned leather with solid-brass buckles, Lotuff’s English Leather Briefcase features a removable shoulder strap that allows for on-shoulder, […]


LIAS partner-in-crime (literally) and photographer/director extraordinaire Robert Kerian has just dropped this new video for Camoflaug3, “Fake DJ”. With vocals supplied by Robert English lambasting the terminal mass of pretend laptop DJs flooding the hipster scene, we gotta say we’re really feeling this track. It seems to put into words the inchoate hatred I feel […]


30 Jan
Commes Des Garcons meets established English cobbler

Japanese super mind Junya Watanabe has teamed his MAN line from Commes Des Garcons with English shoe maker Trickers to present a piece from their ongoing collabo: the Super Boot. The superpowers involved have created a Super Boot designed with a classic brogue upper, its bright green treatment a nice compliment to the black laces […]


A beautiful collection of scarves and pocket squares by designer Paul Smith shows off photographs he personally shot of London and the surrounding English countryside. Among the “Smithstamatic” images are his Kean street office, Covent Garden and his personal swimming bath. Each of the pieces feature a “Day Dreaming with My Camera” script handwritten by Paul […]


24 Oct
Unbridled id & unbounded brawn limited to only 500 pieces

If you have an infant, or even seen one in close proximity, then you can imagine where the inspiration struck for Ron English’s famous Tantrum Tot character. Having graced many a painting of the tenured street artist — and knowing his penchant to incorporate his family and personal life into his art —  it’s clear […]


20 Aug
Protective gear for your favorite Apple technology

English designer and menswear icon Paul Smith has debuted two new iPhone 4/4S cases. The protective cases are designed with his signature striped motif, as well as one with a swirl design, and printed onto leather for a more luxurious look — better quality and durability than a dinky plastic one. Head over to Zozo […]


2 Aug
A really quick & boozy way to make your date dry heave

The mariposa gusano, or worm, added by American bottlers of such fine Mexican swill as cheap mezcal has become a modern legend, regardless of the fact that it began as nothing more than a sales gimmick in the 1940s. Now, thanks to some gringos over in England, the grandest member of the Oligochaeta family — […]

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