If you’ve ever wondered about the history of Stan Smith, and how his shoes became a staple in skateboarding, adidas has come to inform. Did you know the famed tennis player actually cut his teeth performing 360-kick flips in Pasadena? Or that he practiced No Complies on the graffit-strewn asphalt of the Brooklyn Banks? Well, [...]


It’s no secret we love our Stan Smiths — we rated them pretty high in our Top 13 Sneakers, Shoes, Boots, High-Tops & Luxury Footwear Of 2013 best-of list. So it’s exciting to see the high-end maestros at adidas Consortium re-imagine the sneaker in a quartet of premium materials. Although one of the greatest attributes of the shoe [...]


If Disclosure gets any shit, it’s usually from old school purists who don’t think the young’uns have the necessary age to reference their progenitors as well as they do. That’s a bullshit critique — who cares how old you are, as long as the work you do is genuine, honest and more importantly good? Their [...]


30 Aug
Clean white upper, perforated stripes & green accents

Every man should own at least one pair of Stan Smiths. No, scratch that — every man, woman and child alive should own a pair of Stan Smiths. In fact, they should have charities where they gift Stan Smiths to Congolese children who don’t have shoes (they really should do that). Along with the Chuck [...]


Pretty Lights — aka Derek Vincent Smith — has been one of the most consistent instrumental producers of the last half decade. With a complex layered approach that’s more DJ Shadow than cornball EDM mainstage, the Denver producer is one of the few talents that has flavorfully blended the world of hip-hop beats with electronic textures. [...]


27 Jun
Behind the canvas of one of America's most important punk bands

In the second episode of The Art of Punk series, MOCAtv takes an inquisitive look at the art of the Dead Kennedys, and specifically the seminal work of their signature artist Winston Smith. Following their deconstruction of Black Flag and their iconic 4-Bars logo, the crew over at MOCAtv turn their attention to another of America’s [...]


I’ve personally been a fan of VICE for over a decade, and have marveled at its transformation. From a hilarious but juvenile free rag that you picked up at the skate shop which concentrated on such pressing social issues as “Which race could stand more heat”, and “Who gave better blowjobs — men or women”, [...]


19 Dec
Crafted in England of silver pewter with a soft leather cover

There are few times that a flask filled with some uplifting spirits is not handy. Sports games, museums, divorce proceedings, hell even funerals always benefit from a quick pull of single malt scotch, or perhaps bourbon if that’s your thing (we’re personally not adverse to rum on special occasions). But if you want to look [...]

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