Monthly Archives: March 2014

Saturdays NYC 2014 Fall/Winter Collection

As the seasons swell into warmer weather, New York-based Saturdays NYC looks ahead to unveil its Fall/Winter 2014 offerings. Toted as its most expansive offering to date, the contemporary lifestyle brand presents new layering silhouettes like peacoats and down jackets alongside its traditional range of T-shirts, printed button-ups, and accessories. Alongside a focus on outerwear, Colin Tunstall and company also sought to elaborate on their print offerings, here offering small-scale photos of New York alongside abstract camouflage and geometric Iranian-style motifs. Intently focused yet still diverse enough for any taste, look for Fall/Winter 2014 collection from Saturdays at select retailers and online in the coming months.

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Offspring x Saucony Shadow 6000 “Running Since ..’96”

Both favorites in their own right in the sneaker world, here we behold a new collaboration between footwear superstore Offspring and running legend Saucony. The "Running Since ..'96" project pays homage to both Saucony's running heritage and Offspring's 18 years as a premier retailer, executing Saucony's hallmark Shadow 6000 in two vibrant colorways. The upper of the shoe features premium pig suede throughout a paneled upper, resting atop a clean speckled midsole and rubber tread bottom. The grey version pays special homage to the cobbled streets of Offspring's Covent Garden location, while an accompanying navy version has also been produced. Other details include a 3M reflective tongue, as well as a contrasting bright pink color at Saucony's iconic swiveling side logo. Look for these to drop exclusively at Offspring retail locations on April 5, then online on April 7.

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Fresh Off The Boat with Eddie Huang: Chengdu – Part 1

The season that has taken us from the London gangster scene to Shanghai's after-hours food cart community is rolling to a end as Eddie Huang and Vice unveil the first part of Fresh Off The Boat's season finale. This episode finds Huang traveling back to China to explore Chengdu, the capital of the Szechwan province and the host's hometown. Hanging out with hip-hop ambassador Rabbi (a.k.a. DJ SuperBestFriend), the show explores Chengdu's Panda Base before snacking on some unorthodox tofu concoctions. Enjoy the latest episode of Fresh Off The Boat with Eddie Huang above, then be sure to check back soon for another installment.

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Facebook & Internet.org Unveil Plans to Extend Worldwide Internet Access

Facebook has recently announced “The Connectivity Lab” initiative in conjunction with Internet.org. Including various mobile phone companies as well as experts from Ascenta and NASA’s jet propulsion laboratory, the ‘Lab’ is exploring a variety of new aerospace and communication technologies – from high-attitude long-endurance planes to advanced laser systems – with hopes of bringing affordably efficient internet access to 100% of the world’s population. Its strategies will include different types of platforms specific to all ranges of population densities. For instance, in limited geographical areas, unmanned solar-powered aircrafts will provide internet by acting as a rely between satellites and users on the ground. What’s more is that this initiative will employ free space optical communication beams that use light to transmit data, thus boosting internet speeds dramatically at much less the power of other systems. To learn more about Internet.org and its programs, please visit here.

 

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Name. 2014 Fall/Winter Lookbook

Japanese contemporary brand Name. here presents its Fall/Winter 2014 collection to the public. A range established on the crossover between everyday casual and more formal-leaning pieces, the collection includes an array of cropped chinos, hoodies and button-ups, balancing these with luxe cable knit turtlenecks and dapper wool suit separates. Working under the theme of a "novel" – specifically the timeless story of a boy's transition into manhood – designer Noriyuki Shimizu experiments with form with textured fleece hoodies and luxe leather-sleeved bombers. Enjoy this look at Name.'s impressive new collection, and expect it to arrive at retailers in the coming months.

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Yuketen for Inventory 2014 Spring/Summer Marcel Oxford

The folks at Inventory have once again teamed up with Yuketen for a special pair of exclusive footwear. Coming in the form of Yuketen's own Marcel Oxford, the collaborative Spring/Summer 2014 release boasts leather-lined khaki rough-out construction atop a Vibram 2060 sole unit. Made in America, the new Marcel Oxford is now available online for $550 USD.

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Inside Paul Smith’s New Hamburg Store

Newly opened in Hamburg is British icon Paul Smith's very first retail location in Germany. Situated in an elegant mid-19th century Biedermeier-era townhouse in the city's historic Altstadt district, the shop carries both men's and women's clothing alongside accessories, furniture, and more. Within the stone facade, each room has been uniquely designed to pay homage to the building's Biedermeier origins as apropos pastel shades of green and lilac appear throughout. Enjoy a look inside Smith's newest storefront above.

Paul Smith Hamburg
Hohe Bleichen 15
20354 Hamburg
Germany

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Y-3 2014 Spring/Summer Laver High

Adding yet another silhouette to its spring/summer range in which the lines of high-fashion and sportswear are muddled, Y-3 unveils the Laver High sneaker. From a low-top to a slip-on, the all-new high-top Laver was originally premiered back in December along with the Qasa Racer model.  Light and breathable, this sneaker features a mesh quarter and collar overlay made from flexible textile fibers. Additional details include a EVA midsole, special TPR zones at its heel and forefoot, leather accents and more. The Y-3 Laver High can be purchased here for €310 EUR (approximately $427 USD).

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Del Toro 2014 Spring Biker Alto Chukka

For the 2014 spring season, Del Toro drops two new colorways for its popular Biker Alto Chukka sneaker. In your choice of navy suede camo or white nappa leather, both models are handmade in Italy with textured side panels, functional gold Lampo zippers at each heel, signature red heel tabs and a Margom sole with laser-engraved logos. Both iterations are currently available in the Miami brand’s webstore for $350 USD a pair.

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Filson Previews First-Ever Watch Collection by Shinola

Unmistakably American in its aesthetic, Filson has evolved into a definitive example of domestic workmanship around the world. The brand took to the grand stage at Baselworld 2014 in Switzerland, debuting its first-ever watch collection to the public. Comprised of four sub-collections – dubbed the "Mackinaw," "Rivermaster," "Journeyman," and "Pilot" respectively – the entire offering was built by Detroit-based sister company Shinola with a commitment to American quality and craft. Accordingly, the watches infuse high-quality materials fitting with Filson's style, including luxe bridle leather and premium anti-reflective sapphire crystal. Other features rival those of foreign competitors while staying true to the brand ethos, including chronographs, compass functions, and 20 ATM water resistance. Head over here for more information on the collection, and be sure to look for Filson's inaugural watch collection to launch at Filson and Shinola stores by October.

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PUMA 2014 Spring/Summer Brasil Football Vintage

As the sports world gears up for the World Cup games in Brazil this summer, PUMA has unveiled an easygoing throwback release for Spring/Summer 2014. The German sportswear behemoth has unveiled this casual colorway of the Brazil Football Vintage silhouette, paying homage to the host country with a green and yellow color scheme. The upper is executed with cushy suede and canvas, with PUMA's iconic sidestripe adding a leather accent to the shoe. Finished off by a blue interior and off-white outsole, look for these at retailers such as Rakuten for about $94 USD.

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Less x Ebbets Field Flannels Baseball Cap

Headwear curators Less and Ebbets Field Flannels have once again put aside any competitive differences to release a tasteful collection of retro-styled baseball caps. The four-part range offers two styles of flannel hats: a short brim that reads “LS” across its front and a classic silhouette with “L” featured on its upper. Be on the lookout for all four caps to retail at select stockists this spring.

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