Over the past few seasons, Herschel Supply Co. has evolved from providing a limited range of affordable travel essentials into a wide assortment of stylish bags of varying purposes and forms. Its Co-Founder, Jamie Cormack, who started the label with his brother Lyndon, is an Alberta, Canada native. While he has expressed excitement and gratitude regarding the company's recent success, he notes that the journey has not been an easy one. Much of his time has been spent overseas working tirelessly on the label in both design and production respects, reflected in his choice of a passport as one of his essentials. For the future, Cormack's intentions are relatively clear -- both he and his brother intend to continue delivering timeless, quality and on-trend products while striving to expand their repertoire into a more diverse range of computer sleeves, wallets and more. So while Jamie's essentials are of course filled with Herschel Supply Co. merchandise (including a style to be released in Spring 2013), also occupying his favorite things are a COMME des GARCONS leather pouch, where he keeps his cell phone charger and other electronic necessities. Also included are a pair of classic Clarks Wallabees, which Cormack describes as his "go-to pair of shoes." Like so many men and women on the go today, Jamie's day is fueled by coffee, his variety of choice being a vanilla latte via JJ Bean. For writing down day-to-day activities and recording new design or business ideas, he turns to a simple, well-made Monocle notebook. As for capturing these moments through images, a Leica D-Lux 5 does the trick. For more information about Herschel Supply Co. or to shop the range, visit the brand's website here.
Kicking off the new year, adidas Originals has prepped two new editions of the ZX TR Mid. Featuring Turquoise/Black/Vivid Yellow and Tech Grey/Black/Blaze Pink colorways, the rugged boot-inspired mid-top sneaker pairs a traction outsole with plush cushioning and a combination of suede, leather, mesh and nylon throughout the upper. Adorned with adidas's retro Trefoil branding, both colorways of the adidas Originals ZX TR Mid are due out in January of 2013 for $90 USD at DTLR.
The latest installment of LeBron James's 10th signature sneaker makes its way to select retailers across the country. Dubbed the "Prism," this new release sits atop a white and grey base, with a slick black upper and prism graphics on the midsole and inner lining. Priced at $180 USD, the "Prism" edition of the Nike LeBron X is now available online through Nikestore.com.
Paul Rodriguez continues his web series Paul Rodriguez Life with the second part of the fourth episode dubbed "It Takes A Village." A sobering episode compared to his previous offerings, part 2 sees Paul Rodriguez travelling to some of the worst affected part of the Lower 9th Ward to witness the destruction that occurred, and to some extent still remains, seven years after the tragic flooding. From the levees that burst to the houses that were damaged or destroyed, the setting provides a stark contrast to the optimism and ambition that characterizes the residents that were most affected. Concluding part two is footage from the actual opening of Lil Wayne's Trukstop skatepark, a perfectly light note to end on. Enjoy the episode and stay tuned for further episodes.
UK-based CASH CA have been going from strength to strength this year with designer Kazuki Kuraishi infusing the brand's British craftsmanship and know-how with a bit of Japanese whimsy. Part of the brand's 2013 spring/summer line, the DOT TECH JACKET epitomizes what the brand is all about; the jacket blends traditional style and craftsmanship with up-to-date materials for a bold outerwear choice. Crafted from intelligent DiAPLEX fabric, the jacket material features micro-pores that open up when it's hot and close when it's cold. Style-wise the jacket features a vibrant polka dot design that pops against the technical fabric. A smart blend of function and form, the CASH CA DOT TECH JACKET is available now at our online store.
The buzz surrounding the announcement that Kanye West and Kim Kardashian are expecting a child together has seemed to overshadow that West put on a dazzling show in Atlantic City yesterday evening as well. In particular, he delivered a 10-minute spoken word-esque freestyle combining his signature wit with fearless bravado - all crafted over an acoustic backing track of "Clique." The result is something of a rallying cry that serves as a foundation for what drives West both as an artist and as an entertainer.
Legendary designer Dieter Rams serves as a major point of inspiration for the Vitsoe installation at Dover Street Market in London. Having recently cemented itself as the exclusive retailer for such notable Rams designs as the 606 Universal Shelving System, 620 Chair and 621 Side Table, the modular origami display plays with a thematic creation that "brings order out of chaos." The installation was first unveiled on December 27 and will continue to run throughout the new year.
HAVEN presents a selection of sunglasses and eyeglasses from Garrett Leight - a brand launched in 2010 by the son of the founders of Oliver Peoples (Larry Leight and Cindy Leight). Mixing classic construction with modern interpretations, items like the Harding Optical, Kinney Sunglass, Harrison and Hampton Optical serve as the perfect introduction to the Holiday 2012 line. The entire range from Garrett Leight can be purchased at HAVEN in a variety of styles.
While contemporary men's fashion can often times be hit or miss due in large part to either too many risks or not enough invention, Parisian label A.P.C. continues to nurture that perfect balance. Their Pre-Spring/Summer 2013 lookbook suggests an accessible color palette - including yellows, blues, maroons and pinks - while also providing a range of textures and prints like camo, all-over, stripes and polka dots. As one would expect, the lookbook does a valiant job at showcasing various looks and ensembles without inundating the peruser with irrelevant details.
As part of a university assignment, Valentin Ozich once summed up his personal style in three words — I love ugly. The phrase stuck and eventually served as the inspiration for his New Zealand-based clothing line and retailer, which Ozich currently runs with co-founder Barnaby Marshall. Thankfully, the label’s collections are a little more aesthetically pleasing than its moniker suggests — the garments are well-conceived, wearable basics with a twist. For Holiday 2012-2013, I Love Ugly offers up a selection of statement pieces alongside more subtle offerings. Included are an array of speckled T-shirts, a floral button-down shirt, shorts, and a very handsome and minimal bomber jacket. For those looking to stay more organized this year, I Love Ugly's latest timepieces offer a stylish way to keep track of time. The I Love Ugly 2012-2013 Holiday offerings are available now at our online store.
Love him or hate him, RiFF RAFF continues to churn out some of the more experimental productions in an already crowded video realm where boundaries are always being pushed. On the heels of his recently-released mixtape with Dame Grease entitled Hologram Panda, "Now They Mad" finds the Houston native combining song with rap - with visuals that the human lexicon don't and won't do justice. Confronted by negative attention, RiFF RAFF looks to take on his detractors with his latest musical effort.
While hindsight reveals that in fact the Mayan prophecy predicting doomsday was incorrect, Chaz Bojorquez presented a fitting gallery show before individuals were able to breathe a sigh of relief. Titled "End of the World," the Plaza De La Raza/Boathouse Gallery in Los Angeles served as the stage for Bojorquez's signature works/lettering that draws strength and inspiration from East LA. As the recap indicates, a number of new depictions of Chicano-style imagery were presented on canvas as well as on skateboard decks - thus creating a seamless transition from street level to gallery setting. In speaking about the exhibition Bojorquez commented, "This body of new artwork is a representation of the passing of the old world, expressing the emergence of change, a new world united through technology, arts and culture.” "End of the World" is free and open to the public and runs through January 31, 2013.
Source: Arrested Motion