DON C sits with GQ to discuss the JUST Don brand and inspiration

24 Aug

Designer Don C sits down with GQ’s style editor Will Welch to explain the inspiration and creation of his famous JustDon snakeskin baseball caps. Chicago native Don explains how the idea of the “buck fifty” cap originated in his home town. Originally worn by drug dealers in the late 70’s & 80’s, Don C tried to sell the idea to companies but no one would produce the idea. So in 2011 he decided to take it upon himself to recreate the classic hat that originally costed $150 ((hence the name “buck fifty”)). The hats are available at Kith NYC, Barneys, RSVP Gallery & JustDON.com 

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HEMINCUFF NY leather collection FW15

23 Aug


 

      Young up and coming fashion designers Noel Veloz & Vadim Chinderjinschi are the Hemincuff NYC, designers who are coming out of the gate with an amazing first collection of leather goods and accessories.    

     The design process at Hemincuff was born out of the need to reinvigorate classic products and bring them to life. Our design process draws ideas from our environment, by asking questions and observing what we can do to display a true reflection of our surrounding and interests. Our methods are simple. We get an idea and we pick up the sketch book and draw it. We pride ourselves in creating products that serve as both functional and fashionable. We aim to display progression with every new design and bring new concepts to life in order to separate ourselves from the standard. We strongly value freedom of expression through products that can be used as a display of personality and individualism.

      The leather pieces range from $220 – $550USD and will be available at the Hemincuff website.  

  

the POOL aoyama X Virgil Abloh present the “OFF-BLACK” Capsule collection

23 Aug

Virgil Abloh of OFF-WHITE c/o and Hiroshi Fujiwara of Fragment Design have teamed up to present a killer collaboration which they are cleverly calling “OFF-BLACK”. The collaboration consists of pieces such as tote bags, shoes, t-shirts and flannels that the OFF-WHITE brand has become famous for. These pieces will be extremely limited and available at Hiroshi’s the POOL aoyama concept shop starting August 26th. 

  

  
  
  
  

Kicks: Saint Laurent Paris (YSL) F/W15 SL10H Metallics

17 Jul

  Saint Laurent is bringing the heat this fall season with two new shades of Metallics being added to their SL10H design. You might remember a few years ago SLP introduced the silver and gold metallic colorways. This year they’re introducing the red and blue shiny shades. Each pair will be priced at $645USD and should be arriving in stores in the next few weeks.   

 

Music News: Jidenna – Classic Man (Remix) feat. Kendrick Lamar

16 Jul

In the most interesting of collaborations comes this brilliant song and visual. 

Fashion: Allen Onyia & The Wonder of Wanderluste Co.

16 Jul

  In street fashion and culture there are barely any designers who have come to the table and presented things that actually made sense (I’m glad this article isn’t about that). But designer and founder of Upscalehype.com Allen Onyia has offered up some classic pieces that are sure to make every mans closet pop. These pieces were not only designed with great thought and understanding, but also decently priced in a market that charges its customers hundreds of dollars without any reasoning on basic essentials like a t-shirt. In all honesty we feel as though Woanderluste has not yet gotten the credit that it deserves. They have stuck to fashion tradition in the color selections, while still keeping the garments fresh and eye catching with clean silhouettes. Wanderluste has done what very few brands have done in the past, and that is create pieces that can go with any other pieces ((shorts/slacks/denim)). We have high hopes to see what the Wanderluste brand is cooking up for its next collection we’re looking forward to seeing what’s next for Allen and Wanderluste. You can purchase Wanderluste items at Allenonyia.com

         

Kicks: Nike Lab Vandal High

15 Jul



Nike Lab has reintroduced it’s classic canvas Vandal high in a simple black and silver color-way with white sole. For the silhouette alone this purchase should have been a no brainier for any sneaker head collection. The Vandal has carried this cool sleek essence since the 80s and it does t seem to be having any issues in 2015. At a whopping $100 price tag these kicks scream smart shopping genius with every wear. Check them out NikeLab.com