McQ by Alexander McQueen Fall 2010

Featuring favorite models Dan Felton and Jethro Cave, this presentation of McQ for fall 2010 is a perfect combination of 90′s grunge, touches of Brit punk, thrift store chic, and an overall homage to the late designer’s massive legacy. I couldn’t be more in to the styling here; for me, this is high fashion at it’s best, approachable yet avant, with a cohesive theme, yet scattered and sweeping. Standout pieces include the patchwork knit and shirt, the florals, and the use of Chucks and Docs throughout. Click through for more of this amazing collection from Alexander McQueen for fall 2010.

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Home and Away: Freeman Transport

Home and Away is a small documentary style book shot by Chris Milliman for Freeman Transport. “Through two distinct shoots, and over a period of three months, photographer Chris Milliman worked with Freeman Transport to document daily life of co-founder Benjamin Ferencz. At HOME in Missoula, MT, Milliman follows Ferencz through his routine. Picking up mail. Answering business calls. And, of course, riding his bike. AWAY, the story moves to New York, as Milliman accompanies Ferencz on a buisness trip. HOME AND AWAY gives visual record to the Freeman idea. A lifestyle led by the bicycle and an open sense of adventure – whether that be in culture, food, or purely in the possibilities presented through travel.” The book is available now @ Freeman and keep reading for a preview of the shoots…

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GAP Fall 2010

It’s always interesting to see how the major corporate lines co-op style trends as the seasons progress, and GAP seems to be doing a good job interpreting basic American prep and workwear for their fall 2010 collection. The fits don’t look quite right and you know the quality won’t stand the test of time, but if you need a cheap piece to fill a niche in your wardrobe come autumn, the GAP just might be worth a look. I’m feeling the toggle pieces and the knits have good designs, you can definitely tell GAP has been following men’s trending closely, but of course their take is always going to come a season or two late… hit the jump for more.

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Deluxe Spring/Summer 2010

Deluxe is a another Japanese line that has been catching my attention over the last little while. I have only seen glimpses here and there from the new line, and was always happy with what I saw. They recently added their spring/summer lookbook to their site giving an in depth look at the collection. Titled “1956,” the collection takes its influence from 50′s styles with bowling shirts, high rise trousers and short cut pants. The saddle shoes and argyle socks really set the looks off and give them that authentic look. I love it when a line takes an aesthetic and works it so well, and that is exactly what Deluxe has done with their “1956″ collection. Keep reading for more looks…

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Weekend Soundtrack: Eddie C

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My first exposure to Eddie C came about 4 months ago, at a dank Chinatown loft party where the drinks and dancing were both going full blast. Eddie came on and proceeded to destroy me with a incredible mix of disco, house, and melodic techno, playing vinyl and the mixer in a way you just don’t see that often these days, seamless and quick, never dropping the mix and letting the set progress naturally. After I put my brain back together I found out Eddie is an accomplished producer as well, who’s 7 Inches Of Love series sells out immediately worldwide, and who’s disco heaters have taken him to some of the most credible clubs in Paris, London, and Berlin… not bad for a guy who’s been based out of Victoria/Banff for the majority of his career. If you ever get the opportunity to see this guy play, do not miss out of the chance to have a DJ save your life… hit the jump for more smoothness for your weekend, check Eddie’s blog, and purchase a few tracks on Beatport.

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45rpm Summer 2010 Lookbook

45rpm is quickly becoming a favorite of mine, they just nail that casual/formal disheveled Japanese look. They have just released their Summer 2010 lookbook and the styles are great, with nice attention to detail and relaxed looking cuts. These are the type of pieces that you don’t just wear, you live in, they just look that comfortable. Now I just have to try and get my hands on some of this stuff. Keep reading for more and check the full lookbook here.

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Pudel Fall 2010

Swedish line Pudel offers up a clean, slim profile for fall 2010, refining the classic Brit style and tailoring that is a staple of contemporary menswear. With basic pieces that could be worked in to most wardrobes, Pudel keeps it simple while taking a few risks, such as the subtle acid wash on the jean and jacket, and the short crop cable knit cardigan. I am really feeling the collection, as rock/mod styling with a clean, high-fashion finish is a look I’ve always been a big fan of… keep reading for more, and thanks to The Fash for the info/images.

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Guru R.I.P.

The hip-hop community has taken a huge loss with the passing of Keith Elma, a.k.a Guru, one half of the legendary group Gang Starr. The MC has lost his battle with cancer that has been ongoing for the last year or so. Guru was such a powerful voice within hip-hop and the music industry in general, from his work with Gang Starr to his personal projects with his Jazzmatazz series of records which fused hip-hop and jazz together. I am personally a huge fan of his work with Gang Starr, as anyone who was into hip-hop through the 90′s and early 2000′s would have been. Keep reading for a few of my all time favorite Gang Starr songs and experience the genius  that is the Guru.

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