Esteemed Japanese luggage makers HEAD PORTER have teamed up with Los Angeles designer Dr. Romanelli for a series of one-off bags. As usual for Dr. Romanelli the bags are handcrafted utilizing unique fabric, which means that each of the 24 bags are strictly one of a kind — the fabric originating from a custom patchwork […]


3 Oct
The first official video from Toronto crooner Abel Tesfaye

While walking the streets of Seoul and Tokyo these past 2 weeks, a certain melancholia can overtake you while traveling alone. Sure there’s always a thrill and effervescence of spirit when exploring new lands, but there’s also a pervasive, penetrating loneliness that really affects every sense, an isolation from being so far from home and […]


There are so many endless “limited edition” iterations of Medicom‘s iconic Bearbrick toy that frankly we’ve lost interest. Yes we realize it’s a cash cow for the vinyl toy maker but really, it may be time to move onto a new design. That being said, every once in awhile a clever re-imagination comes along that […]


Italian motorcycle company Alpinestars makes among the best riding gear available, and recently they’ve been making the jump into traditional clothing — a natural move in these post-streetwear times (remember their Shibuya release?). Now they’re about to launch their Apexinitiative, and for the first edition they’ve partnered with Fatlace  — but don’t think they’ve forsaken […]


19 May
Turning Cotton Into Canvas

Not sure how you’re living life these days, but my checking account balance tells me that shopping in Shibuya isn’t really an option. I’ve got like $100 extra dollars to spend, which wouldn’t even cover the cab ride from the airport into town. Doesn’t look like I’ll be diving into Tokyo’s fashion capitol anytime soon. […]


Your feet have huge egos and sometimes those egos can get the better of your feet’s sensibilities. Both are very sensitive. The foot Yin always wants to look good, no matter the potential consequences while the Yang constantly begs for safety, no matter, err…  well, potential consequences. Consider the Alpinestars Shibuya the podiatric marriage counselor, […]