15 Sep
Aged brandy that will blow an arrow through your appleseed

Black Dirt Distillery is Warwick’s finest in fancy specialty hooch sauce. Apple sauce, that is, in the case of the Apple Jack for which the upstate New York distillery is known for. Carrying on the tradition of an American spirit with history predating Prohibition, each batch is a little bit different. However each bottle stays true to […]


21 May
Margiela paint-dips their favorite footwear again

From where the high-fashion Paris universe of Maison Martin Margiela meets the tried and true Americana of Converse comes the second coming of a collection that matches a classic sneaker with a (paint) splash of couture. After a very successful run last year, Chuck Taylor and Jack Purcell models have once again been given the Margiela white “overpaint” treatment […]


13 Feb
The latest release from the overlord of subtle footwear

The latest adidas Originals sneaker comes off as a bit more reserved for Jeremy Scott, who’s made his famed footwear into everything from psychedelic teddy bears to Totem poles. This latest takes adidas’ Instinct High silhouette and brandishes the exaggerated padded tongue with a bold representation of the British flag, aka the Union Jack, leading to the apt […]


5 Feb
An 18oz water-repellent canvas cozy for your flask

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 […]


25 Oct
An exploration of founder Martin Goodman's early universe

Did you know that Marvel comic’s founder Martin Goodman wasn’t only into comics, and the adventures of buff dudes in spandex? Hard to believe, but Goodman’s publishing empire also included various arms that also dealt in — gasp! — pulp fiction. As in those hard boiled noir detective books where the gumshoe always got the dame, […]


12 Sep
Japanese recycled cloth footwear for First String

The ancient Japanese technique of recycling cloth called “Boro” is the inspiration for Converse’s latest inception of their classic Jack Purcell silhouette. The high-top shoe is part of Converse’s high-end First String collection and features the namesake patchwork upper matched with a classic rubber Purcell sole. You can get a pair at SOTO for about […]


5 Sep
Chuck Taylor All Stars & Jack Purcells get doused in white

Maison Martin Margiela and Converse keep their much anticipated collaboration true to their particular styles with very simple takes on two of the latter’s most iconic silhouettes. Both the Chuck Taylor All Star Hi and Jack Purcell models get outfitted in Maison Martin Margiela’s signature crispy white. But it’s not just white canvas or leather, but […]


15 Aug
Zach Snyder returns with Frank Miller-less sequel

Since it’s Zach Snyder behind this it’s sure to look mighty pretty, just like the first 300. Problem with Snyder is when he uses source materials — as in 300 and Watchmen — the guy is pretty much unstoppable. But when he writes the screenplay himself — as in Sucker Punch (which we reviewed HERE) […]