Sunday, November 22, 2015

Yamabahari | "Cardinalis" Blanket

Bulgarian journalist and entrepreneur Konstantin Vulkov and his wife, Silviya, started Yamabahari (yama means "mountain" in Japanese and bahari translates to "sea" in Swahili) to create cozy products for summer and winter. The brand's latest offering is the Cardinalis Blanket (130 x 190 cm), which is made from 100% New Zealand wool. It features an original design by the Bulgarian artist Veliko Marinchevski.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

The City of New York x ONLY NY | F/W 2015 "NYC Collection"

ONLY NY linked up with The City of New York on a range of apparel and accessories (tees, totes, caps, skateboard decks, etc.) for fall. Available online November 19. 

Friday, November 13, 2015

Vibram Sole Factor

Vibram, the maker of rugged, rubber shoe soles since 1937, is now offering a customization and resoling option in the USA, called Vibram Sole Factor. You need only select from an array of colors and styles and mail them any pair of shoes that you wish to refurbish, upgrade, or otherwise enliven. The cost for resoling starts at $75.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Run the Jewels | "Rubble Kings Theme (Dynamite)"

Killer Mike and El-P of Run the Jewels just released a new track, "Rubble Kings Theme," which will appear on the soundtrack of Shan Nicholson's documentary Rubble Kings. The film chronicles New York City's gangs of the 1960s and 70s and the rise of hip-hop culture.  The track is available through Adult Swim's singles program and can be downloaded for free here.

Monday, October 5, 2015


Finisterre is a British company that responsibly manufactures apparel for cold water surfers. It is based in Cornwall, in the town of St. Agnes, and it was started by Mr. Tom Kay. The brand produces a full range of clothing and accessories for men and women, featuring nautically inspired pieces from classic woollen sweaters to technical outerwear. A selection of Finisterre items are on sale for the next five days at Huckberry

They also enlisted filmmaker Chris McClean to create Fv25, an absolutely stunning visual mission statement. Shot in the Outer Hebrides and Norway over a period of eight months, it is a rapidly moving series of land and seascape impressions set to the music of CJ Mirra. Watch it below.

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Kendrick Lamar on "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert"

Kendrick Lamar's performance on the premiere of "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert" has a sustained, intense focus and an electric energy. 

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Old Joe F/W 2015-2016

You've been over this before about Old Joe, but it bears repeating: take note of the brand and its designer, Yusuke Takagi. Old Joe's seventh collection, on display below, is stellar, just as the previous six have been. Takagi has the rare ability to create heritage-inspired garments with a modern feel. His fervent love of craftsmanship and attention to detail make for pieces that could outlast you. You can only tip your cap to the few who do it this well and eagerly look forward to more.

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

A Kind of Guise F/W 2015

Munich's A Kind of Guise took inspiration from Mongolian football culture for its fall-winter offering, entitled "FB Baganuur." Although not the likeliest of sources for a menswear collection, the brand's focus on Mongolia, with its history of Chinese and Russian influences, provided an interesting point of departure from which to design clothes. Minimalist silhouettes rendered in sumptuous wools and leathers coupled with classic tailoring (and, for good measure, a straightforward stadium jacket) make for one heck of a collection. 

Saturday, September 5, 2015

Designer Shigeyuki Mitsui on the Asics Gel-Lyte III

I Dig Your Sole Man caught up with Shigeyuki Mitsui about his Gel-Lyte III design for Asics. This year marks the 25th anniversary of the iconic sneaker. 

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Markaware F/W 2015

You are very excited about designer Shunsuke Ishikawa's forthcoming fall-winter Markaware collection. Outerwear features prominently with an array military-inspired pieces taking center stage. The complete lookbook begins below and continues after the jump.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Magic Stick Entertainment F/W 2015

“Total Wreck” is the title of the latest collection from Japanese streetwear label Magic Stick Entertainment. Terrible names aside, the lookbook is distractingly good. As in, you might lose a few minutes perusing the tonal layers, bold graphics, outerwear, and also there are cowls. That’s right; screw knit caps. You will look like an assassin this winter while you scrape your icy windshield. People at your office will look with wonder on the extensive neck draping and face coverage that your detached hood provides as you breeze past on the way to your cubicle. Obviously, your mom won’t understand, so you’ll just yank that shit to the nape of your neck like an unmasked superhero and tell her it’s a snood.