18 Dec
LIAS compiles the best for your feet of the past year

Well it’s that time of year again when we recap what we think were the best footwear offerings of 2013 — be they boots, slippers, high-tops, low-tops, sandals, whatever (OK, clearly no sandals). Like many of y’all out there, we have a soft spot in our decrepit hearts for sneakers, and shoes of all sorts, […]


22 Aug
The classic bomber jacket with signature leather inserts

As we reported three years ago, Japanese luxury streetwear label mastermind JAPAN will shut its doors this year. Given the label’s success it’s clear they’re going to push their output till the clock strikes twelve on New Year’s Eve. Their latest collaboration is with fellow clothiers from the Land of the Rising Sun, Uniform Experiment. […]


14 Aug
Sydney artist riffs on a familiar streetwear motif

This past June we highlighted the work of Filfury’s Nike Air Max Handguns — a cheeky yet subversive riff on hot button issues such as gun control and sweatshop conditions. Now the Sydney artist is back with another collection of sneaker-based art — this time eschewing weapons for another streetwear staple: skulls. Who doesn’t love […]


2 Jul
Reconstructed of premium leather in black & white colorway

A couple weeks ago we did a preview of the mastermind JAPAN x adidas Originals final sneaker collection, and today we get to highlight our favorite pair. Adidas’ Rivalry Hi silhouette get the typical mastermind JAPAN treatment, which means they’re constructed of high quality premium materials in a black and white colorway. Of course expect […]


10 Jun
Originals Gazelle, CTRY & Pro Model revised in black

We’ve seen mastermind Japan team up with Adidas Originals on a pair of high-tops before, and the results were pretty amazing. Today we see their latest collaboration — and probably last, seeing as mastermind Japan announced this will be their last season. In this last footwear collection Mastermind Japan will take adidas’ Originals Gazelle (below), […]


28 May
In inverted space suit, flowing scarf & removable helmet

Everyone’s favorite First World War ace pilot canine, Snoopy, gets the limited edition figurine treatment thanks to mastermind Japan and Medicom. The high-end Japanese streetwear brand does its best to deck Snoopy in its signature colors by inverting his normal colorway, making him all black in an all black astronaut’s suit. Of course his black […]


13 Dec
Limited edition Gundam MS-06J ZAKUII figure gets his skulls

It is a thing of rare beauty when the giant robot playing nerd of my youth is able to sit down and break bread with the Japan-thread obsessed nerd of of my current life, but such is the case today. Perhaps the most famous giant robot collection of all, Gundam, has released a collaborative robot […]


10 Oct
An $8,500 item from soon-retiring Japanese streetwear label

Although mastermind JAPAN announced plans to shut its doors In 2013, that has not stopped the premium streetwear label from producing a prolific output of menswear and continuing collaborations. The latest being this indigo-dye denim jacket for the upcoming Fall/Winter 2012 season, a gorgeous but extremely limited edition piece of gear. The raw denim jacket is […]