I’m bad at watching movies, especially in the theatre.. something about sitting still for two hours. Anyway, with inevitable rainy days in the future there are a couple films playing/ about to play that I would like to go see. First is The Limits Of Control, directed by Jim Jarmush, who’s 1995 feature Dead Man is one of my all-time favorites. The rich Spanish visuals combined with a great ensemble cast featuring Bill Murray and Gael Garcia Bernal definitely make this film hard to pass up. Next, set to premier in MTL in about a week is Tokyo, directed by Michel Gondry, Leos Carax and Bong Joon-ho. The trailer is crazy (with dead-on soundtracking by Tokyo Police Club), and the separate visions of these three non-Japanese directors is going to be a visual tour-de-force. The urge to go see Terminator and Star Trek while they’re still playing is strong, but ultimately I think it will be the two smaller budget movies that get me to shell out $8.
Bonus: I will, without a doubt, be going to see 9 when it opens Spetember 9th
Here is a look a wonderful new line based out of Brooklyn called Hill-Side that makes ties and pocket squares/handkerchiefs made from Japanese fabrics that are hand made in New York. They are a great looking alternative to your ‘average’ neck wear and accessories, with ties and pocket squares being made out of selvedge chambrays, twills and waxed canvas. I feel like these would wear so well, as they would only get better with time. I love the idea of small companies like this making beautiful, thoughtful accessories for men. More looks after the jump…
Info: Secret Forts
It just so happens that my two favorite jams for the summer right now come from the same producers, LA duo Classixx. First off is the only worth Phoenix remix I’ve heard so far, a melodic disco-y take on ‘Liztomania.’ Next is their upcoming single to be released on Parisian label Kitsune, an original track featuring former Junior Senior singer Jeppe. Classixx have been killing it for me every since they were the Young Americans: always with the catchy vocal hooks, and always dancefloor ready. These two new songs are summer anthem necessities.
Phoenix – Liztomania (Classixx version)
Classixx ft. Jeppe – I’ll Get You
We have previewed the Rachel Comey a/w collection here before but now we bring you a look at the collection it in its entirety. The look of the full collection is amazing, with a good mix and variety of styles as well as great use of materials and colors. Comey always manages to take a classic and give it a new twist, like the use of buck style soles in different colors and hiking boot style lace up system on a Dessert boot. The collection is what you would expect at this point from Rachel Comey, nothing less that beautiful, full preview after the jump…
Steven Alan has recently previewed his Fall 2009 collection. The looks are what you would expect from Alan, dress/casual looks with a bit of prep and classic American styling. I like the versatility of the pieces and as expected the shirts and plaids are looking great. The nice thing about the collection as a whole is that it is very wearable, you could do full looks or incorporate specific peices into your existing wardrobe, all in all the collection is very functional. I love the outerwear pieces, especially the red one, as well as the knits and and the shawl collared sweatshirt. keep reading for the full collection…
Yesterday my main man Sylvester, the founder of Brakeless here in MTL, got a sweet feature on Cool Hunting. showcasing his one-off custom build in collaboration with Marinoni, this bike is out of control. titled ‘Tentar La Suerte’ (which roughly translates to ‘tempting fate), Sylvester’s ride is typical of his attitude towards fixed gears in general: that there aren’t cut-and-dried rules, and that your preference, taste, and style should be the guiding force in your builds. featuring the crazy Marinoni frame, two Hed wheels, and Nitto and Sugino components, this bike is truly one of a kind. I’ve got mad love for the Romanian prince, and the culture he builds at Brakeless is just as it should be: inclusive, easy-going, and all about getting out and riding. more detail shots of his creation after the jump.
Artist Dash Snow is featured in the spring/summer issue of Muse magazine in a photo editorial tiled ‘Dash,’ shot by Mario Sorrenti. Snow is a ex-graffiti artist turned fine artist from the downtown New York scene coming up in the early 2000’s. He was an infamous member of the Irak graffiti crew and muse of the very well know photographer Ryan McGinley. Snow now concentrates his efforts on doing collage, installation and photography work, and he has shown in galleries such as The Dietch, The Royal Acadamy in London and the Whitney. Keep reading for more pics from the shoot and and check here for some of Snow’s Polaroid work, which I love…
Mishka is back with another look their spring/summer 2009 line, shot by Marley Kate and featuring Dan Felton, and it showcases the brand continuing on their path to dominance in the streetwear game. the comments on Hypebeast show a massive division in the interpretation of Mishka: a lot of hate about accused Supreme imitation, but also massive love for the clean looks and cohesive collections. regardless, the brand has tones of style and their overall aesthetic is wired down. the bloglin is one of the best reads on the net, and the graphics are usually fire, which is a rarity for me with most streetwear labels.. I definitely need one of those snap-backs. more looks for summer after the jump.