Wednesday, September 30, 2009

a love supreme

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

desert boots

It seems that I'm seeing more and more of them lately, maybe they're the in thing. I don't know what it is about them, but if you can pull them off, they can really make an outfit. Me myself, I picked up a pair of clarks desert boots a few weeks ago and haven't been able to start putting them down since. There are however, alot of different styles, prices and designers, but I've picked out a few of my favorites, from different designers. Check em out.

First up are my favorites. Made last year by Common Projects, their take on the desert boot was a lot more toned down and generic looking, like most of their footwear.

Branded only by the marking on the heel, most people wouldn't expect that these go for around $300. Nevertheless, pictures don't do justice to the feel and quality of the shoe. Although I have a pair of Clarks already, I'll probably be looking to pick up a pair of these soon enough.

Coming in second are the Stussy Deluxe x Dr. Martens desert boots. These are a take on the classic Doc Marten desert boot, but mixing in some Air Wair soles, a premium suede finish, two sets of contrasting laces, contrast stitching and the Stussy 'S' logo on the heel.

As you would expect however, these don't come all too cheap either, coming in with a retail price of about $250. I don't think its worth it for some off-lookin' shoes.

Next up are the Jil Sander desert Boots by Raf Simons. I don't have too much info on these, but if I could get my hands on a pair i would in a heartbeat. I honestly don't know the year, season or country which these were made in. All I know is that they're made of swede leather and incredibly hard to find. Check em out..

They go for $400 retail. Good luck.

And on to what I'm wearing...A classic, the Desert Boot was inspired by the crepe-soled boots worn by British officers in World War II. Soft, supple suede full grain leather uppers and a genuine plantation crepe outsole makes them comfortable as hell. This style has been synonymous with the brand Clarks and the design has gone unchanged for more than fifty years.

These are alot more reasonably priced, coming in at about $100. They also come in pretty much every color you could think of and are some of the most sturdy and versatile shoes I've ever owned.

Anyways, thats my two cents on Desert Boots. I'm in class right now...and probably should do some work or something.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

wu tang publishing ain't nothin to fuck wit!

The RZA, the Abbot of the Wu-Tang Clan and hip-hop culture’s most dynamic genius, imparts the lessons he’s learned on the journey that’s taken him from the Staten Island projects to international superstar, all along the way a devout student of knowledge in every form he’s found it—on the streets, in religion, in martial arts, in chess, in popular culture. Part chronicle of an extraordinary life and part spiritual and philosophical discourse, The Tao of Wu is a nonfiction Siddhartha for the hip-hop generation —an engaging, seeking book that will enlighten, entertain, and inspire.

The legions of Wu-Tang fans are accustomed to this heady mix—their obsession with the band’s puzzlelike lyrics and elaborate mythology has propelled the group through fifteen years of dazzling, multiplatform success. In his 2005 bestseller The Wu-Tang Manual, the RZA provided the barest glimpse of how that mythology worked. In The Tao of Wu, he takes us deep inside the complex sense of wisdom and spirituality that has been at the core of his commercial and creative success.

The book is built around major moments in the RZA’s life when he was faced with a dramatic turning point, either bad (a potential prison sentence) or good (a record deal that could pull his family out of poverty), and the lessons he took from each experience. His points of view are always surprising and provocative, and reveal a profound, genuine, and abiding wisdom—consistently tempered with humor and peppered with unique, colloquial phraseology. It is a spiritual memoir as the world has never seen before, and will never see again.

The book can be pre-ordered through the Penguin Books website for $25 USD, with an official release scheduled for October 15th, 2009.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Two New Favorites

My two current favorite songs...

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

The Beatles x COMME des GARCONS?

Linking up with Apple Corps Ltd. – the London-based company that manages the legacy and musical catalog of the The Beatles – Rei Kawakubo and her famed label COMME des GARCONS makes an official announcement of an upcoming bag project paying tribute to the legendary British band. So far, it seems like the collection will feature a selection of bags under The Beatles/COMME des GARCONS label with the first releases set to make a debut at Dover Street Market in London as well as Gyre in Tokyo, then followed by a wider release. According to the press, it seems like the deal between both parties will be a long-term arrangement, leaving the opportunity for future product open to interpretation. Stay tuned as further news makes itself available.

Monday, September 28, 2009

holy fuck this is cool

If you don't know Jay-Z, then you have to realize that this is every one of his covers. If you do, then enjoy.

Shapes made out of water based paints and sound from a speaker. Motion captured with mic triggered SB800 Nikon flash controlled by StopShot.

it seems that all i ever post are videos. well heres another

Sunday, September 27, 2009

my bandwidth is fucked up again i know

I'm working on it.

Its because im too cheap for hosting. I'll fix it again tomorrow.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

dude, sweet.

Right now, this is my favorite song. I'm completely obsessed with it.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

OriginalFake Dissected Companion Keychain

Throughout various OriginalFake Companion releases, the Dissected versions have often become the most sought after releases and usually serving as a follow-up to the initial release of the regular version. Much like the case of the 4 foot tall Companions, OriginalFake releases a series of follow-up Dissected Companion Keychains in three different colors. They have hit Japanese retailers but expect them to land in accounts worldwide in the very near future. As soon as they do, I'm buying one.

Saturday, September 26, 2009


This is so fuckin cool!! the latest from Dface is of the hook. I'm officially a huge fan. He's from london. Please visit his site, where you check out all of his work… Go to

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Might Heathy Skateboard deck


Friday, September 25, 2009

Ahhh! A.P.C. x Supreme

I'm buying this.

For fall 2009 A.P.C. and Supreme will present a two piece capsule of a denim jean and graphic t-shirt. The jean, a specially designed version of A.P.C.’s classic New Standard style, will feature a back pocket embroidery and a removable pin. The tee will come in two colors; red (available exclusively at Supreme stores) and black (available exclusively at A.P.C. Stores).

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Where the wild things ought to be

Taken from Spike Jonze's blog

Will post moar later.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

kanye x gaga fame kills tour video promo

I'm so fucking stoked for this tour. There is no way in hell that I'm not going to this.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

original fake- fall 2009 - bad men tee

Anybody (HB Fam) in NY if you're reading this and want to do a pickup at union or whatevs for me, holla.

Drake feat Kanye West, Lil Wayne & Eminem

Wednesday, September 23, 2009


No homo I love Thom Yorke and everything he has ever done. Check out some new shit....


Paul Smith x Evian

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Good Morning

Be Good Tanyas- The Littlest Birds

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Photography By Jonathan Waiter

Netherlands based photographer and film director Jonathan Waiter has an unique portfolio of fashion photography. As he says himself, his main interests lie in the subjective experience of reality. His raw and untouched style makes it exciting to look through his work, and you never know what he does next. I love it!

Monday, September 21, 2009

this is my shit right now

Monday, September 21, 2009

head shavin'

Me and my boy Seattle needed to get our heads shaved...somehow it turned into having a bunch of people in my room watching the "spectacle" haha.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

oh my god im so excited.

I love everything about this movie. I also love the song they used for the trailer so pretty much everything about this movie so far is win.

Pharrell plays model to an upcoming The Blueprint 3 t-shirt which should be the first of three designs paying tribute to the #1 album in America. A release can be expected next week although few other details are known at this time.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Red Wing Shoes 2009 Fall/Winter Releases

Red Wing welcomes the fall/winter season with a selection of new colorways in some of the brands staple footwear styles. Seen are classic boot interpretations from the iconic American brand, in contemporary colorways and premium leather cuts. I've wanted to get a pair of these for a while now. Last year, instead, I wore a pair of beat to shit nikes. I think these year I might as well get a pair of proper boots.