The Red Wing Video Series moves into its final piece with a look at Duluth-based Hallett Dock Company. The employee-owned company was started back in 1959 and since then has been responsible for supplying bulk commodities for the maritime industry. Red Wing’s been supplying them with wearable, durably work boots for decades as they’re mandatory for workers. The story’s definitely one worth checking out.
The Y-3 line is hitting its 10th anniversary and with that comes, “This is my Dream”, a documentary about the Yohji Yamamoto, the gifted designer behind the collection. Rarely do we get a chance to get a look in to Mr. Yamamoto’s work and personal life so it’ll definitely be worth watching. The film’s screening this week at Tribeca Grand and will debut later this year.
As Entourage enters its final season, the folks at HBO have dropped this promo video leading up to the July 24th season premiere. We’re sure that’s much to expect this time and considering a movie is already being worked on, this HBO show will go out the way it deserves.
GILT takes on a day trip with Lady Gaga fashion director and design Nicola Formichetti. He covers a few interesting points and even delivers some background into how he become the well-known designer he is today.
The second film from Red Wing Shoes‘ Video Series sheds light on the Minnesota-based company’s tannery — S.B. Foot Tanning Company. The tannery opened in 1872, but was purchased by Red Wing Shoe Company in 1986 in order to maintain control over the quality of the leather used in the company’s footwear. S.B. Foot Tanning is actually one of the few leather manufacturers in the US still using wooden drums, which helps control the temperature changes that occur during the tanning process.
As the weather gets nicer, it really opens doors for exploration and picking up a new pastime should be high on your priority list. As I began to dig deep as to what I activity I wanted to take up, I came across this how-to video on playing croquet. Tretorn must’ve published it sometime ago but we came across this gem via YouTube.
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Taking street style to an unparalleled level, famed filmmaker Jake Davis has released a series of test shots. “I have two passions in this life, style and film. This is my attempt at giving you guys a little bit of both.” Guys who usually sit behind the lens have been asked to embrace the frames, giving us a look at what the writers and curators behind some of our favorite publications dress like on a regular basis. So far, the notables include Joshua and Travis from Street Etiquette as well as Owen, Ryan and Simon from Inventory.
Head to the vimeo page for Jake’s Test Shots to see them in HD.
Directed by Antoine Fuqua (Training Day), and written by Michael C. Martin, a one-time subway flagger from East New York, Brooklyn’s Finest is looking to be a great American crime film with a memorable cast. Starring Wesley Snipes, Don Cheadle, Ethan Hawke and Richard Gere, the film premiered at Sundance in January of 2009. It was the first to be sold and many of the headlining actors took pay cuts to be a part of the film. The short synopsis is that three unconnected Brooklyn cops wind up at the same deadly location after enduring vastly different career paths.
The movie hits theaters March 5th.
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The first trailer from the highly anticipated Iron Man 2 movie has hit the web, with Stark doing what he does best – saving the world and doing it in such a smooth fashion. The plot – “Iron Man 2 takes place only six months after Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) revealed his identity as Iron Man at the end of the first movie. Mickey Rourke stars as a powerful new Russian villain named Whiplash.” Movie hits theaters May 2010.
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Directed by Crystal Moselle, T Magazine sits down with famed artist Shepard Fairey at Art Basel 2009 in Miami. Fairey had several pieces on display at the fair (including two on canvas) and shows what started his passion 20 years ago. In the eight-foot mural that he installed in a vacant lot on 27th Street and North Miami Avenue (under the auspices of the Country Club, the Miami Art Museum and the Fountainhead program), Fairey displays all the art that’s gotten him noticed.
Check out the video here.