Jacques Greene ‘The Look’ Video

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So much fam on this one. Here’s the video for the amazing title track from my friend Jacques Greene‘s new EP, out now on LuckyMe. Directed by ANGO, this also features production work from the big homie Robert Squire. Mr. Greene has set the tone for sleek house in 2011, with all sorts of subtle garage, r&b, and future music influences complimenting a sound firmly rooted in hardware and 1990’s Detroit and Chicago. Congrats to the team, next year is looking huge!


(oh, and check for another hit song/vid by Jacques Greene after the jump)

The North Face Purple Fall/Winter 2010

The North Face Purple Label is a collection that both Kevin and I drool over equally. The line is basically only available to the Japanese market so we get a view of the fall/winter 2010 collection from Japanese retailer Digital Mountain. The pieces feature that perfect 70’s mountaineering styling that we have come to love so much. The jackets are the focal point in the collection for me, but the vests and bag range look amazing as well. Keep reading for the full looks…


Cadence Fall/Winter 2010

Handmade goods since 2003, Cadence returns for f/w 10 with the Lorem Ipsum collection, continuing their low-profile take on cycling clothing and products. I’ve always felt Dustin Klein’s design aesthetic; strong branding combined with a minimalist influence, which has gone to define a large portion of west coast cycling culture, fixed wheel in particular. Smaller than some of their last few seasonal collections, Cadence keeps it tight and succinct, with real standouts in the 5 panel, jersey tee, fleece pieces, and the raw denim (reinforced crotch!)… click through for the rest.


Kolor Spring/Summer 2011

Kolor returns with this spring/summer 2011 lookbook, employing the same relaxed/anti/slim combination of fits that have defined the line in the past. A mixed colour palate gives the lightness of a s/s collection, but there’s definitely good shoulder-season pieces in there as well, including the cardigan featured above, the red drop-crotch capris (manpris?), the green sweats, and the denim/contrast blazer. I really feel the styling of this collection, just wearable enough for me… click through for more.


Nike Blazer Hi Suede Vintage QS

The Nike Blazer has been a constant favourite of mine over the years. I purchased my first pair in olive suede from F.W.U.H. (rip) in Vancouver back in about 2000. So to bring back that nostalgic feeling I want to grab a pair of these newly released Blazer Hi suede Vintage joints from the Quickstrike range. I really like the ‘deep garnet’ color seen above but the other three colors are also nice. I love the oxidized sole and the foam tongue, which I had on my Olive Blazers. These are a great classic sneaker to be paired with denim or chinos and rocked hard…


Nostalgic Death Delirium by Matt Savage

Our good friend (and basically resident photographer) Matt Savage has recently completed his newest project entitled ‘Nostalgic Death Delirium,’ a short film shot entirely on Super 8. We were privileged to be part of this project, as some of the film you’ll see was taken on our GOC motorbike trip this past summer. We’re super stoked on the result, and combined with the amazing soundtrack provided by Stephen Graf and Scott Mcleod, this is a product Matt should proud of.

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Club Monaco F/W 2010 Looks

Switching it up from all the Japanese content, here is a look at Canadian retailer Club Monaco and their looks for fall/winter 2010. The ‘Club’ has always been very hit and miss for me through the years, but over the last few seasons they have been streamlining into a well put-together collection. You cant help but think that they have been taking notes from their American contemporaries in J. Crew,but that certainly isn’t a bad thing. The looks presented here are very on-trend, with the classic Club Monaco styling mixed in. I really like the reversible overcoat, the grey flannel suiting, and the accessories that they’re always good for. Club Monaco show they are not ones to be forgotten in the North American market…


Glamb Spring/Summer 2011

Japanese label Glamb have just released this lookbook for their spring/summer 2011 collection. The line was featured here a few months ago with their f/w 10 offerings, which were a favorite of mine. This collection is another impressive showing from the line, with strong looks and great pieces. The vests and jackets are amazing, especially the brown leather hooded joint. Glamb continue to carve out their niche in the market with another thorough collection. Keep reading for the rest of the lookbook.