The best part about working in an industry that you love is getting to watch brands that you love “grow up”. Please believe I don’t mean that in a condescending way, I mean like literally, get bigger. FairEnds, manufacturers of fine American-made hats and hot sauce, have recently expanded their product offerings to include a collaboration with Taylor Stitch and Drifter Bags, as well as some standard commodities like soap, coffee and chocolate bars. To solidify the growth of the line, they have hunkered down at F.S.C. Barber & Supply in Williamsburg for an exclusive pop-up shop that will run until the end of June. … Read More
I had the pleasure of meeting Kohl Crecelius and Stewart Ramsey — founders of Krochet Kids International — at Aspen Fashion Week in 2012. I was naturally drawn to them for some reason. They had sincere smiles and the kind of positive energy that you would expect from a pair of lifelong friends. As I got to know them throughout the week, I came to realize that these two young men from the Pacific Northwest where not like the other people attending the outerwear-specific runway shows in Aspen. They were special. They were a gift from the gods of good, put on this earth to educate and empower communities in underdeveloped nations to “rise above poverty”.
Fridays call for something special. Fridays call for a feel-good post about sunshine, summer, sliding and gliding, so when the new short-film directed by Thomas Campbell for his Element “Bow Tie Collection” arrived in my inbox, I said to out loud to myself “TGIF”. Shot on classic 16mm film with a soundtrack provided by the surf-jazz duet The Mattson 2, the film follows Roger Mihalko as he shreds like a boss on land and sea.
As a die-hard greenie (I learned from the best, BB I am looking at you) I take pride in my beliefs. I compost, I use natural products, I eat organically and I skip single-use plastics whenever possible. I firmly believe that each day is as important as Earth Day when it comes to educating the masses on eco-friendly brands and ethical manufacturing, so I am pleased to shine an LED light on an exciting collaboration between ECOALF and Barneys, which features a recycled fishing net fabric briefcase.
I am trying my best to get back on track. I have been living in a dreamstate for the last week (going through some serious ish) and my goal is push through and start working/working out again. I find that when I am having a “moment” a little run, a short hike or a good yoga class will get me focused. Since I am on the road right now I have a limited amount of appropriate clothing with me, so if I could convince the active gods to take pity on me and somehow make duffel bag of Oysho’s Gymwear collection materialize in my hotel room, I would be very grateful. … Read More
Another festival season banger has been released this week and I couldn’t be more supportive of this collab. SF-based outdoor brand ALITE Designs has teamed up with Free People to create a two-person dome tent, complete with an upbeat floral pattern in trend-driven colors inspired by Free People’s new collection.
Teva, the OG sport sandal gods, will debut a new limited-edition offering of its iconic sport sandals throughout the spring and summer of 2013. This is excellent news if you are interested in looking sharp, and maintaining optimum comfort while walking, hiking or cruising around town. Teh-Vuh, not Tee-Vuh –say it with me– which translates to “nature” in Hebrew, created the original sport sandal in 1984 when a Grand Canyon river guide blended the “best parts of a shoe and sandal”. The outdoor community has never skipped a beat when it comes to their affinity for the sport sandal, and in recent years the fashion industry has also started to pay attention to this functional silhouette.
Insight always makes me smile. They approach each season with a very distinct goal…to design pieces that they want to wear with influences that are as far flung as outer space and as familiar as a day at the beach. For their men’s Spring 12 collection, they took inspiration from a pretty eclectic mash-up of locations and paid homage to the both the vibrancy of Mexican coastlines and the raw streets of New York City for a tightly curated collection called New Yawn City.
Good t-shirts, like good songs, are meant to be worn/played on repeat. When I hear a song that resonates with me, I listen to it over and over again until I have completely absorbed it on a cellular level. When I find a t-shirt I love, the same rules apply. I wear the shirt for a few days in a row, so it feels lived in. So it feels like me. When I read that Panda Bear had designed some shirts for Altamont, the first thought that crossed my mind was how technically, I could wear something designed by a band I like while simultaneously listening to their music on repeat. Forever.
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