Thursday, May 28, 2009

Toys R Us | A First Life Appearance Of The Kanye West x Louis Vuitton Sneakers

The launch of the Kanye West x Louis Vuitton Sneaker Collection is not too far away anymore, actually only a matter of weeks. After giving you several previews of the line, check out the video above for a real life look at some of the styles from the collection!

The Hundreds: A Tribute To Hardcore | Benny Gold, Johnny Cupcakes, Flying Coffin & More

The Hundreds presents their new collaborative “Hardcore” T-Shirt Series. They worked with Benny Gold, Johnny Cupcakes, Flying Coffin, Chain of Strength and CIV on collaborative t-shirts. The t-shirts will be released today May 28th at The Hundreds LA and SF in store.

X-Girl x G-Shock DW-5600 Watch

The upcoming XLarge x G-Shock collaboration watch, which is part of their new Summer 2009 collection. X-Girl also worked on the same watch, and since the gents version is black, the girls will of course get the white version. Subtle branding appears in pink on the dial as well as on the strap. Overall a pretty simple piece and we definitely prefer the white Atmos G-Shock, that we presented the other day.

Married To The MOB Summer 2009 Collection

The girls from Married To The MOB present their new Summer 2009 Collection. The line continues to expand and get bigger, and is close to becoming a full collection. Their t-shirts still stick out the most, and their slogans are still among the best in the womens market. The lookbook was shot this season by David “Shadi” Perez and came out really nice, just like we are used to see from the brand.

Maestro Knows - Episode 10

Maestro Knows - Episode 10 (Las Vegas) from Maestro Knows on Vimeo.

In this episode follow Maestro and his friend Kellen as they make their way to Las Vegas visiting UNDFTD and The Hard Rock, find out about Jermaine Dupri’s new venture “The Ocean’s 7″ and hear Nelly preview a new verse in the elevator.

Bape Launches US Website

Bape has today officially launched a dedicated website for the US. At you find a news section, Spring/Summer 2009 Collection presentation and the online store will also be launching soon. This is just another step in the worldwide expansion of the brand.
It will be interesting to watch how the brand balances exclusivity and expansion. Its a difficult subject and there is no easy solution. So far, if you are a fan of the brand or not, they managed this balance pretty well, still selling out most of their stock. In the US people still had to make the trip to the stores in NYC and LA, that is over once the online store launches.
While on that subject, check out a recent article in the LA Times on this exact subject. They spoke to The Hundreds about growing, while maintaining the connection to their customer. Check it out here.

Pharrell Williams Talks “Street Dreams”

Pharrell Williams Talks "Street Dreams" from nation on Vimeo.

Pharrell speaks to Nino Scalia, co-writer of Street Dreams, about making the song “Hoppin’ Over Fences” for the movie’s soundtrack after Rob Dyrdek (of Rob & Big) approached him for it. He also goes into the similarities of Hip Hop and skateboarding and how both have inspired and influenced him over the years.

Street Dreams hits theaters on the West Coast on June 12th and on the East Coast on June 19th. You’ll find the movies synopsis and everything else you need to know about the movie here.

Via Hypebeast.

The Culture Of Bling In The Recession

The Wall Street Journal has analyed the “Bling” market during times of the recession in a recent article, entitled “Culture of Bling Clangs to Earth as the Recession Melts Rappers’ Ice”. As expected things are not looking good.
Check out the article here.

3sixteen: Fall 2009 Photoshoot

A Classy Men's Line.
Grown Man status.
What woman doesnt like a well put together man.
Thanks Stylistic

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Kanye West: Paranoid

It's not much of a video but i digress....
Rihanna does look pretty though

Monday, May 25, 2009

686 Snaggletooth II Jacket Preview

We get a first look at the upcoming 686 Snaggletooth II jacket, which will be released later this year, which is a follow up to last year’s Snaggletooth jacket. Take a more detailed look at it here.

Atmos x G-Shock | White/Pink Polka Dot

Atmos once again got together with G-Shock on their DW-5600 model. The watch comes in white with a pink face, featuring white polka dots. The strap comes with a tonal star design and further details are featured on the backlight and the back of the case. The watch will be released in June. More detailed images of the new white/pink polka dot Atmos x G-Shock Watch follow after the jump.

Deluxe Cordura Backpack

A nice and simple backpack is coming from the Deluxe Spring/Summer 2009 Collection. The backpack comes with a Cordura durable upper and white leather bottom. Matching the zippers also have white leather details. Branding is very subtle and the pack comes in three colorways. The backpacks are now available at Dedue.