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Sacai Autumn Winter ’15 Is Excellent

August 19, 2014 – 17:00 in Fashion | Calum

Sacai Autumn Winter ’15 Is Excellent

To the western consumer, even in the digital age, the world of Japanese fashion still holds a greater degree of mystique than anywhere else in the world. The reasons for this are so vast it would require a full article in itself. Naturally, many would point towards the perceived quality of Japanese clothing – to the point that it has almost become a synonym for excellence in the Western retail environment – whilst others would point to its storied past and the work of Yamamoto, Kawakubo et al. And while both reasons are perfectly valid, they only begin to scratch the surface of a question that has plagued me for some time; why exactly do we hold Japanese brands in such high regard?

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Mister Cartoon tee at No.4

August 13, 2014 – 14:36 in Fashion | Robert

Mister Cartoon tee at No.4

From the city of Los Angeles, Mister Cartoon has mastered the craft of multiple artistic platforms including graffiti, automotive design, apparel, and much more. He’s worked on projects with Nike, Vans, Stüssy, Diesel, The Los Angeles Kings, and much more. His airbrush work is currently on display as part of  the Tattoo Art Today exhibition at Somerset House in London. Also has anyone noticed how he is looking younger than ever these days?  But this isn’t about Toons.

This is about the attained aesthetic success of a plain t-shirt with an eminent graphic. No.4 shop based in Hermosa Beach is home to brands such as HUF, Stussy and Undefeated selling clothing, footwear, accessories and skate decks. No.4 say of the release “We are honored to have him as our featured artist, and present this limited “Tattoo Shop Shirt.” The t-shirt features the words ‘Mister Cartoon’ on the front, and ‘Skidrow Tattoo Los Angeles’ on the back. Definitely something of a locals only spot, but they do offer shipping and this t-shirt is a one off for fans of Mister Cartoon and his signature tattoo script. Before the sun sets on this typically British summer we are having, grab something far from ordinary to rock in the pub garden.

This shirt is available in both white and black, featuring a dark charcoal grey screen print, and you can get yours here.

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Saucony Grid 9000 Snow Beach

August 13, 2014 – 11:46 in Fashion | Sam Arojo

Saucony Grid 9000 Snow Beach

Its got to take something pretty special to bring me out of my hiatus from dropping knowledge on fine internet establishments such as this one and this pair of Saucony’s are just that damn special.

The creative effort of Packer Shoes, Saucony, Just Blaze and Raekwon, although the efforts of the latter two are questionable, well it was a Raekwon outfit that provided the inspiration and Just Blaze hasn’t stopped talking about them since their birth but I guess arguing who did what isn’t so important when the shoes look this bloody good.

 

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Be Street magazine #25

August 11, 2014 – 11:50 in Design | Robert

Be Street magazine #25

“Be Street is a multi-platform media brand about Art – Style – Music – Action Sports and more” This quarterly magazine is easily the best magazine I have never read.

Launched in 2008, Be Street has become a major quarterly publication distributed in 15 countries worldwide. Be-street.com reinforces the contact with the magazine’s readers, attracts new fans and provides a continuous flow of news. Sharing exclusive contents and the latest news, the website operates as an indispensable additional stream of info to the print magazine.

Be Street offers both physical and online content, in it’s native French and also English, and is the closest yet to offering everything that interests me. In addition to the magazine, they also have an online shop offering clothing, accessories (such as patches and phone cases) and collectible toys. Be Street basically is offering a one stop shop for all things impressionnant, and are doing it well. A one year subscription runs in at €20 with the majority of back issues available also.

Besides it’s content, the cover artists are a real strength for the magazine and include the likes of MISHKA, D.FACE, Shepard Fairey, Ron English, SSUR, NYCHOS and more. Be Street doesn’t slack on it’s features and boasts interviews with the likes of Schoolboy Q, Jim Greco, Pose, DP Customs, Nigel Sylvester, Jeff Staple, Zach Shuta, Flying Lotus, Jun Cha, Mix Master Mike, Die Antwoord and a shit ton more. This issue’s cover is by our favourites CYRCLE. The Dougs have been throwing up murals around the globe since their exhibition earlier this year at Stolen Space gallery in London, and it’s good to see them get exposure from such a relevant magazine. Along with the cover, you can read an interview with the guys as well as features on Kevin Gates, Little Dragon and Aaron De La Cruz.

Get your hands on everything you can here.

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