After 30 years of influencing the masses, the Nike Air Force 1 looks forward to what will become of the iconic sneaker when further infused with Nike’s innovation and technology. The Family of Force consists of a hand-full of members, each recognizing the heritage that has made the Nike Air Force 1 a coveted classic, but also celebrates its own unique, innovation-driven look and character. Bound by three core design principles—lightweight, breathability and comfort, achieved through the integration of Nike’s Hyperfuse construction and Lunarlon cushioning in some cases—these new relations represent the future of the Nike Air Force 1, joining the thousands of iterations that have elevated the sneaker to collector status. Meet the family’s newest members, all of whom will have a hand in continuing the Force’s continued dominance and influence.
Introducing MB&F’s latest Horological Machine, the HM5 On the Road Again. Though it seem relatively simple, the details are immense as expected and more complicated than one might initially think. This Seventies-inspired beauty features a hour and minute display that looks straightforward but with bi-directional jumping hours with indications reversed, reflected 90 degrees to the vertical and magnified 20%. The case design is futuristic but it’s more old school than any we’ve seen.
This past weekend, New York’s 5th annual Pop up Flea played host to the second leg of LVC’s “The Biker with Oil and Leather & The Bikeriders” exhibition. LVC’s Fall 2012 collection pays homage to the rebellious spirit and renegade style of the American biker – white t-shirt, black leather jacket and the classic 501®. To take things next level, the brand teamed up with 13 artists and illustrators from around the globe to customize black leather motorcycle jackets with the use of oil paints, with 21 jackets designed in total. The results are tremendous with designs that cover even the most minute detail.
Louis Vuitton has launched its Foulards d’Artistes scarf collection in Tokyo with help from Olivier Zahm, editor-in-chief of French fashion magazine Purple. The scarves, designed by a group of international artists, made their retail debut at Dover Street Market Ginza this past Saturday with other LV stores getting the goods next month. Zahm also shot a series of photos of the scarves and brings more light to another photography exhibition he is doing at Tokyo’s Last Gallery, originally owned by the late Dune magazine founder and publisher Fumihiro Hayashi.
The Foulards d’Artistes collection is produced each season in collaboration with a specific artist, and for this edition New York-based Japanese creative Aiko was asked to create the new, graffiti-inspired prints. (via super)
On their way to watch-world domination, seems the folks at HODINKEE have scheduled a few stops. They’ve already gone through an amazing site redesign and even launched an in-house line of hand-made Italian straps, pouches, and travel rolls. Now, they’ve teamed up with London’s Drake’s to create a limited edition tie collection inspired by two of HODINKEE founder Ben Clymer’s favorite watches. Drake’s of London is the pinnacle of men’s neckwear and accessories for as long as even my father can remember. Today is truly a momentous day, friends. These knit ties are woven with the highest quality silk yarn in the world, and the dots are hand-sewn with silk thread. No two ties are the same.
The Pop Up Flea back for their 5th year, this time bringing together a group of menswear brands that’s as good as ever. From our experience, the Pop Up Flea has allowed folks to meet the people behind their favorite brands at a more personal level while getting access to exclusive product and a ton of stuff you just won’t see anywhere else. A Continuous Lean’s Michael Williams and Randy Goldberg of Urban Daddy fame are the duo behind the juncture so the planning and organization happening behind the curtain is nothing short of flawless.
Brands on deck include Hodinkee, Oak Street Bootmakers, Gitman Brothers, C.H.C.M., Terrapin Stationers, Unionmade, Schott NYC, Danner and many many more. Pop Up Flea 5 takes place this weekend on November 30th, December 1st & 2nd, 2012. Location: 443 West 18th Street (btw 9th & 10th Ave.), New York, NY.
GANT Rugger has a tremendous lineup for the current F/W season, ranging from well-fitting blazers and shirting to impeccably-crafted outerwear and accessories. One of our favorite pieces from the current offerings is the Blogger Delight sweatshirt. Beyond the name, the sweatshirt’s actually be dope as well but that’s expected when you have Christopher Bastin at the helm. Well, we’re giving one away just in time for the holidays. A short quote from the man behind the sweatshirt after the jump as well as instructions on how to enter.
From Montreal-based Raised by Wolves comes their Lunar Cycle Varsity Jacket for F/W ’12. Every year, it seems there’s always one standout varsity that catches everyone’s attention and we think this is 2012′s equivalent to GANT Rugger’s Homerun Jacket of 2010. The subtle and well-thought-out details on this one make it a must-have piece because we’re just not sure we’ll see one like it for quite sometime. It’s made in the good ol’ US of A by Ebbets Field Flannels and features felt appliqué patches and letterings. The melton wool body sits well with the leather sleeves while the interior of the body is Ripstop NyCo MultiCam lined.
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A.P.C. celebrated their 25 year anniversary the other night with a party at their Soho boutique in New York. Afrika Bambaataa was spinning and this video was playing in the background. Founded in 1987 by Tunisian born Designer Jean Touitou A.P.C. quickly gained a cult following among Parisians and New Yorker’s for its minimalist designs and high-quality Japanese selvage denim. The design hasn’t lost his touch over the years as the brand continues to innovate and deliver on everything that’s made A.P.C. what it is today.