favorite looks for girls

a new series that has been long over due, ‘favorite looks for girls’ will document how we want our future ex-girlfriends to dress. up first is the classic ‘boyfriend tee,’ with this model coming to you from James Perse. note the dropped shoulder seams – this shirt should also be bought a size or two too big, completing the Sunday-morning-panties-and-knee socks look. it also helps if its well-worn / seen a few dryer cycles. this would also kill with jeans and Chucks. other honorable mentions in this category: androgynous tee’s by Cheap Monday and American Apparel.

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J.Crew F/W 2009 Preview

Thanks to Mister Mort we bring you a preview of J.Crew’s Fall/Winter 2009 collection. J.Crew has been so on point as of late, it seems they are really paying attention to what is going on in the market and how to cater to it. Their footwear collaborations have been the stand-out points in the collections to date in my opinion, and with more Red Wing collabos as well as ones with Russell Mocasins and Alden, this time around it is no different. I am also loving the Inverallan sweater collaboration, a piece that I think is needed in my wardrobe. More pics of the preview after the jump…

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David Choe: new works from China

David Choe, street artist turned fine artist has been getting busy on his travels in China. He is having a solo show in Beijing titled Death Blossom, opening April 4th, and the show will be opening at three different spaces on the same night. I love his works whether they be in the streets or in the studio, as Choe just has that raw and energy-filled style that is characteristic of his work.  Here are some of my favorite works from his Chinese trip so far after the jump…

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ADD Fall 2009 collection

Here is a look at Berlin’s ADD courtesy of the Fashionisto. I was unfamiliar with this line and was really surprised with the overall look. The color pallet is somewhat tame with pops of color like some fresh looking hot pink jeans. There are nice looking pants, jackets, and great looking knits with some interesting patterns. This is a line that I am looking forward to seeing more from. More pics after the jump…

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WTAPS 2009-1st collection – ‘LAMF’

WTAPS returns with their 2009-1st collection, entitled LAMF (like a motherf*cker), and the looks are pretty fresh, seemingly inspired by punk, military, bowling, and brit prep. like a lot of high-end Japanese designers, WTAPS has an awesome philosophy, a ton of high-profile collaborations under their belt, and a product that is damn near impossible to come by unless you live in Japan, London, NY, or LA. more pics from the lookbook after the jump.

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New Favorite Blog:

This is the second addition to our ‘New Favorite Blog’ section here at 84/85 and this time around we introduce, ‘1001 rules for my unborn son.’ This blog is amazing, I love everything from the concept to the content. The quotes are priceless, the pictures are on point and the audio ties in greatly. Have a read through and you can probably pick out some rules to live by even if you have already been born…

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and he held his breath, gripped your wrists, and forgot her name

this comes to you from YVR, waiting for my redeye to MTL.. thank goodness I’ve had phenomenal soundtrack to the last few crazy days and nights of goodbyes, packing, and cleaning, and I’m sure these anthems will carry through to my new scenery, friends and blurry encounters in dark places. after months (years even) of anticipation,  Vitaminsforyou‘s new record, ‘He Closed His Eyes So He Could Dance With You,’ finally arrived at my favorite record store, Ditch, thanks to my good friend Chris. the 9 songs are far more dance-oriented than any prior V4U material, and Bryce Kushnier (who is the totality of V4U) sings on every track, another first. the melodies and composition remain as complex, beautiful, and emotional as ever, and after many listens on repeat, I would definitely say this LP was worth the wait. its available digitally on iTunes, but I would recommend heading to your local record shop and buying the CD to get DRM-free material. V4U is also currently on a full western Canadian tour, and I can only imagine how well these songs would translate live.. here’s the title track and also my current favorite:

Vitaminsforyou – He Closed His Eyes So He Could Dance With You

on another note, I hope to actually start regularly blogging again within the next few days.. stay tuned.

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