It hurts to see the Black Friday nonsense firmly entrenched in the Canadian consumer psyche now, but at least there’s a concerted backlash from both individuals and brands who can’t get down. Patagonia’s Worn Wear Stories returns with these three testimonials, more goodness from the company who told you not to buy their products. Also, any excuse for some Keith Malloy shredding is a good one.
Snow Peak is making some beautiful apparel these days, and of course they’re shooting it splendidly as well. Everyone loves their ti mugs and sporks but I would definitely be in to one of the made-in-Japan wool pieces, not a hard thing to add to your wardrobe. Their ongoing Dictionary series is a clinic on how a modern lifestyle brand should market itself, peep if you haven’t already.
Both Kevin and I have been waiting on this one to drop in its entirety, The Evolution of an Artist: Thom Jones. Seattle based furniture
designer builder, metalworker and motorcycle builder Thom is a bit of a jack of trades. I first became aware of him through the Harley/chopper world and soon after saw his amazing furniture he builds under the name Semigood. This is a great little behind the scenes look at the evolution of an artist; from writing graffiti to building furniture to building choppers it is all a natural progression for an artist like Thom Jones.
Narifuri is a line I should have tracked down while I was in Tokyo, as I’ve followed the brand for a long time and season after season they remain a favourite. Hitting all the right notes when it comes to cycling/lifestyle, f/w is when they shine.
Been patiently waitin’ on the latest from the Fuct camp and here it is, the Fall/winter 2014 lookbook for Fuct’s SSDD line. The collection titled, Put your Money Where your Mouth is, is shot by Rick Rodney, same photographer as the last few SSDD lookbooks and he nailed it again on this one. The collection itself is pretty on point, but not really as cohesive as the previous, this one doesn’t look to have a real specific theme but I really don’t need that shit I just want to see some raw street styles and this fully encompasses that; house shoes and sweatpants with the snorkel, and flip flops and sock on the elevator in the telly (the Stuart at that).
There has been some serious heat coming out this season so far and here is another one that really nails it, Radiall and their autumn/winter 2014 collection. This might be my overall favourite thus far, both presentation and collection wise. One of everything for me please, thanks, including the doo-doo brown Ironhead Sporty.
Here is a look at the latest from Japanese outdoors inspired brand Predawn and their autumn/winter 2014 collection. Some great looks seen through out and the styling and locations are super on point, giving the collection a much more street oriented feel then previous seasons.
Here is a look at the latest for the fall/winter 2014 season from classic surfboard and apparel brand Lightning Bolt. What to do when your a warm weather/water surf brand and you need to release a FW collection? Well you add some knit sweaters and flannels to the regular array of great graphic tees, hoodies, shirts and shorts, grab some bros and babes and hit the beach!