7 Jan
Vancouver bag maker refreshes H710 hiking boot & 420 sneaker

Vancouver, Canada-based bag maker Herschel Supply Co. has given a refreshed look to a series of shoes from New Balance. Taking the Massachusetts footwear company’s H710 hiking boot and 420 running shoe, HSC adds a series of custom touches to make the collaboration unique. The beauty of the Spring/Summer 2013 collection is its simplicity — Herschel […]


10 Aug
Thick knit cardigans inspired by Vancouver's Cowichan natives

Dr. Romanelli has released images from his Fall/Winter 2011 “Another Summit” Collection and and the pieces are eye-catching to say the least. Produced exclusively for Barney’s Japan, the set consists of thick knit cardigans with an array of Cosby-like patterns featuring leather shawl collars and front pockets. The pieces are made from reconstructed Cowichan sweaters […]


12 May
Too early to start thinking about Fall/Winter 2011?

Vancouver-based label Wings + Horns shows off their upcoming Fall/Winter 2011 footwear for the first time. If I could fill up my closet with Wings + Horns gear I certainly would, so the idea of them bringing out some sneakers is certainly newsworthy. The up and coming Canadian menswear label is constructing their high-tops with […]


23 Nov
Vancouver Film School's Patrick Biason's "A Gentlemen's Duel"

Created by Vancouver Film School student Patrick Biason, A Gentlemen’s Duel is basically Japanese mech battle anime filtered through a steampunk lens. Great animation, and who doesn’t enjoy one giant robot trading fisticuffs with another giant robot? No one, that’s who.


2 Sep
Distressed leather boots from Vancouver

Up and coming Canadian label Wings + Horns are pretty much unstoppable right now, putting out some of the best menswear around. Here they team up with Dayton to create this distressed leather service boot. Available soon in Black and Brown versions, you can pre-order at Roden Gray for $670. Check out the Black Wings […]


31 Aug
Singing in the (very expensive) rain

I actually love rainy days. Something about the gloom sets my brainwaves in a warm and thoughtful vibration, and other than wet socks I see no downside to rain whatsoever. Of course I live in Los Angeles, where we get about  7 days of rain per year. If I lived in the Pacific Northwest, I […]


19 Feb
Vancouver's dance punk phenoms get their stateside release

UPDATE: You Say Party! We Say Die!’s album XXXX dropped this week, available from iTunes or Amazon, so we’re re-posting their To Whom  It May Concern Q&A. There’s also a video for “Dark Days” and a new remix for “Laura Palmer’s Prom” below, as well as expanded tour dates coming up in March, so why […]


9 Nov
As part of the Off The Hook Exhibition in Vancouver

I’m not a big chess fan. I did see Bobby Fischer, though. It was ok. Kid had mad strategic skills. I like Becki Chan’s skills too. She turned an old discarded phone booth into a public chessboard as part of IDSwest’s “Off The Hook Exhibition” in Vancouver. Becki is part of a small Vancouver-based design […]