27 Mar
Coming to theaters in 3D on July 26, 2013

While the first Wolverine movie disappointed, anyone who read the Marvel comic as a kid knows the Mariko storyline from the seminal Chris Claremont and Frank Miller limited series Wolverine was one of the best from the 1980s. Even Hugh Jackman admitted the first film went south, so as the lead actor and co-producer of the […]


28 Feb
Model Eleni shot by photographer James Lightbown

A little gift from the fine Brits over at Lascivious lingerie, who offer up this tastefully assembled video of model Eleni shot by photographer James Lightbown. The video, titled LOLA, keeps it very straightforward: a gorgeous woman in black garter belt and nylons films herself for a secret tape of unknown purpose. The possible reason? […]


23 Jan
Trinidad James, Baauer, Kendrick Lamar, Katy B & more

Diplo uploaded a new mix for his weekly BBCR1xtra radio show. We’ve posted others before (the Halloween Special mixtapecomes to mind), and they rarely disappoint. The set for January 12, 2013 features a seam-busting cornucopia of beatmakers of every stripe, including Trinidad James, Star Slinger, Birdman, Baauer, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Kendrick Lamar, French Montana, Katy B and of […]


2 Jan
Rick Ross, Scarface, Nipsey Hussle, 2 Chainz, Hit-Boy & more

Some of us had Santa this past week, the rest of us had Wale’s much promised and talked about Christmas Eve mixtape Folarin. The EP is hosted by DJ Clark Kent with appearances by Rick Ross, Scarface, Nipsey Hussle, 2 Chainz, Chrisette Michele, French Montana, Jhene Aiko, Travis Porter, Hit-Boy, Trinidad James and a seemingly […]


20 Dec
Japanese outerwear from latest 007 film

Get wet weather and winter perfected with James Bond’s Barbour x Tokihito Yoshida Sports Jacket. The jacket worn in Skyfall by Daniel Craig showcases Japanese designer Tokihito Yoshida’s functional design. Stitched from 6oz sylkoil Thornproof waxed cotton, the jacket features a single welted chest pocket, two bellowed pockets, a removable hood and a zipped poachers […]


18 Dec
“Friction,” “Angels” & “Tides" live, + a secret holiday cheer

Shot and directed by photographer and film-maker Jamie-James Medina (who also happens to be the founder of XL’s sub-label Hot Charity), this 3-part documentary follows The xx on the three major cycles of their creative process. Time in the recording studio, in rehearsals and then finally performing live is documented, ending in the last episode […]


30 Nov
A spy briefcase with military approved resistance

Literally tested against firing sessions of caliber .22 long and .38 special bullets, TUMI crafts its Tegra-Lite Bulletproof Attache. The limited edition case is constructed of 65 layers of Tegris, a polypropylene thermoplastic composite engineered by Milliken for impact resistance gears found on NASCAR racers and military personnel. But TUMI doesn’t end with simply military approved resistance; a false bottom […]


21 Nov
From the DB5 to the DBS, why 007 loves his Astons

Nicolas Stecher jumped in the Aston Martin DBS Volante Carbon Edition to find out why Mr. Bond loves his Astons so. With 510 horsepower and a 190 mph top speed growling forth from its 5.9-liter V-12, that should seem obvious. But despite — or perhaps, even because of — its many quirks, the car belongs […]