28 Feb
Belle Epoch accessories inspired by Norman Lindsay sirens

We’ve been fans of Sydney-based bow tie specialist Le Noeud Papillon for years, even interviewing its founder Nicholas Atgemis about his Jacquard Woven Silk Bow Ties for the Discriminating Gentleman. Now Atgemis is back with his latest creation, a painstakingly created silk pocket square dubbed La Belle Dame after one of Atgemis’ favorite poems by John Keats. Featuring sirens entangled with [...]


4 Feb
Brooks saddle, LCD screen, 750w electric motor & 34 mph

Straight from Barcelona come Oto Cycles, a small outfit that manufacturers beautifully designed retro-inspired electric bicycles. Presently Oto makes three models: the OtoR (above), OtoK and Retrov. All the bikes are handmade in Spain, with a 50s twist, and feature such upscale options as LCD screens and Brooks leather saddle seats. If you get tired of [...]


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, [...]


1 Oct
A quick glimpse at one of Japan's most unique bike customizers

These short art films are often beautifully made, and here director Danielle Levitt does a nice job of emoting the inchoate ambiance of being in Japanese motorcycle modifier Shinya Kimura’s workspace. But sometimes it feels like a tease, and you desperately want to get a longer format version where you can actually sink your teeth [...]


17 Apr
Benz latest small car entry leaks before Shanghai Motor Show

Just like almost every other auto manufacturer in the world, Mercedes-Benz understands the crucial transition to going small. While the luxury aspect of the brand continues to grow larger and larger, new segments are opening up below the expanding waistlines that offer Benz a chance at a new market. It was such a world that [...]


13 Feb
Photographer Jason Shaltz shoots Shaun Ross for NYC label

Once again our man/LIAS contributor Jason Shaltz aims his Canon and blows it up for New York streetwear label MISHKA. This time its for their Spring 2013 Lookbook featuring model Shaun Ross who just may be Yellowman’s long lost cousin. Respect to MISHKA for hiring a model who doesn’t “look like a model” and shows that [...]


11 Feb
A special edition CLA with Neon Art interior & AMG parts

We’ve been following the development of Mercedes Benz’s gorgeous CLA ever since it was introduced as the “CSC” Concept Style Coupe last year. Then we saw it firsthand at the Transmission LA: AV Club Opening Party and were even more blown away. Well now the car is moving into production, and its worldwide introduction during the [...]


19 Nov
Textured chocolate brown leather with beige shearling trim

With Pierre Balmain’s beautifully fashioned Shearling High Top Sneakers, warmth and comfort are simply another part of the design equation. Hitting stores just in time for the winter months, the sneakers feature a textured chocolate brown leather with beige shearling trim and paneling. The shoes showcase stud details and an embossed signature at the heel [...]

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