Sunday, June 22, 2008

one hot minute

The Man From UNKLE

And with that title and image, it awoke the nerd/geek in all of us
How else explains the ties that bind? Vinyl records? DJ mixes? Grafitti art? Hip Hop/Rock music? underground culture? vinyl art? secret cliques? collaboration? doublename?
While still a film in the making, a teaser trailer was put up [for a fleeting second]...apparently for prospecting investors/funding
Couple of screen shots (esp of JL in hype regalia, lol)

essential ape T

Major Force jacket!!!

From the project outline [also up for a fleeting second] there was also much info on the details and direction of the documentary. I won't put it up here, but diehards should know where to get it

Images/stills/film sequence to be used in the film:

Look for it in 2009. i can't wait

Finally, new photo prints! How long before i get my hands on them? hopefully not too long...
Misspelling on purpose or deeper meaning?...hmm

HF channels some Visvim aesthetics into this RSNT T-print
Simply put, it just means "same print on a smaller tee"
Visvim Nez Perce Keifer
speaking of Hiroki, i'm really feeling this pair

so clean, so smooth, so simple
should i pull the trigger? decisions decisions...
Number (N)ine x Vans

Oh my oh my.... this is just too lovely
I can't imagine them sitting on shelves for too long
Somebody get at me with a hook up on these dopeness
Stussy x NBHD "Boneyards"

So the collection has been out for a hot minute
I don't know about you, but the tee prints are not much to shout about
While drawing inspiration from the era of oldies, punk rock, low art, surf art, it just doesn't appeal that much to me. I still can't see the effect of having that multitude of artists and designers in the mix, on the cotton canvas.
However, as seen from an earlier pic i showed, the cut and sew will be worth the trouble instead. And from what i see on the khaki pants and shorts, its a pretty affordable look
Perhaps the subsequent release from the Jap end of the double-name will be more interesting
Stussy Medicom Exhibition
The Jap Chapters and exclusives never fail to impress, especially when they remix the classics. Vintage NYC print given a rehash of bright colors

its Miller time!

Marissa Miller for Maxim

Giselle in GQ

showing why Tom Brady is one lucky sonofagun

"Toe Jam" by BPA
Can you imagine how fun just being on the set of this vid could've been? LOL

Norman Cook's (Fatboy Slim) new project Brighton Port Authority
You just wish there was an uncensored version to this

These 2 vids are perfect for tonite's match between Spain and Italy
Nike Next Level: Torres creating converts
Nike Next Level: Andrea Pirlo


Sunday, June 15, 2008

the numbers game

Ventured out in the blistering heat to catch a movie

Nexus7/DaftPunk | NBHD | NB587 | Gshock/Haze
Kungfu Panda is a hoot. And i think it'll be a hit among Asian folks, coz it bears so much similarity to Jackie Chan's vintage early films of an outcast going against the odds, even the scenarios are frame-for-frame replicates. I guess the ultimate homage is when they invite Jackie to be the voice-over for the role of "Monkey".

Better than this one:
Best. Movie Review. Ever. RARRR
"Hulk. Smash!" Yes. Hulk. Smash. Yes. Smash. Big Hulk smash. Smash cars. Buildings. Army tanks. Hulk not just smash. Hulk also go rarrr! Then smash again. Smash important, obviously. Smash Hulk's USP. What Hulk smash most? Hulk smash all hope of interesting time in cinema. Hulk take all effort of cinema, effort getting babysitter, effort finding parking, and Hulk put great green fist right through it. Hulk crush all hopes of entertainment. Hulk in boring film. Film co-written by star. Edward Norton. Norton in it. Norton write it. Norton not need gamma-radiation poisoning to get big head. Thing is: Hulk head weirdly small. Compared with rest of big green body.

Read the rest of it here. LOL
Pick up
GDEH denim '03

Managed to pick up a pair of Goodenough denim from '03 for the HF collection
In his earlier work on Electric Cottage(EC) denim, HF started with the selvedge trim on the right back pocket; and now adds on the by-now familiar cellphone zip pocket on the right thigh. Its pretty much a precursor of the Levis Fenom denim that came about from a collaboration with Fragmentdesign which HF heads.

New Balance MT580BK "TN2"

Dug this up quite by accident and had a pleasant surprise too
Released back in '04 as a collaboration with NewBalanceJapan/MadHectic/Mita on the urahara model of choice the MT580, this was also a signature shoe for celebrated drummer musician Takashi Numazawa, as part of the "New Balance for Music" theme.
Don't ask me if it helps in playing the drums as it does for running, haha
This is the 2nd edition of Takashi's signature shoe, hence the common nickname "TN2"

A nice gift alongside the set is the hemp canvas tote bag. And heres where it got interesting. Besides the logo imprint of "TN" and "NB", the red tab looked mighty familiar

Yep, turns out to be a quadruple collab that includes cult Japanese denim Skull Jeans by Alchemist! I've not much other info on the inclusion of Skull Jeans, other than its origins and basis has always been musical.

Stussy / NBHD Boneyards

Hype's building up real quick, and i can't wait!
Hudson Jeans

Kate and Gisele look great in Hudsons...which led me to their site and this lovely-shot ad for F/W08


Paying sartorial respect to the passing of the great YSL: Westwood, Galliano, Schiffer, Lacroix

Check out the A/W 08/09 show for YSL Rive Gauche

Stussy SF 7th anniversary : Vanish Project
Stussy SF has always been supportive of Jap urahara labels, and for the 7th anniv, the big guns were sought out

Nexus7 x HeadPorter x Stussy: pouches, bags, accesories

OriginalFake x HeadPorter x Stussy: daypack

Only limited numbers will be released at the collaborative stores: at Vlack, r*izm and OF boutiques; while the full range will be released at Stussy SF
Stussy Honolulu Hawaii crew: sk8thing

Legendary streetwear designer/mastermind sk8thing lends his touch to the Honolulu prints
Get 'e here and here
GDEH handstitch polo

I like the look of this, so simple yet the intricate detailing makes it stand out!
Someone get me one in L!
ain't too late, just in time for summer!

Emil Kozak for Kelly Slater
I can't surf for the life of me, nor think i ever will, but this print is too awesome to only appear on surfboards!

While the tree design has lots of nice little details, the whale print is just too dope! Designed b Emil Kozak, shaped by Al Merrick for Kelly Slater. Imagine turning up for competition with those boards! ha!
Sideshow Collectables: Snake Eyes

Theres not much to be said when you look at the above pic, except: BUY ME!
Still kicking myself for not being fast enough to pre-order the Sideshow toy exclusive edition. But hey, if its any measure of popularity, this is a pre-order for Q1 NEXT YEAR!

too-too dope!
pics courtsey of toysrevil and sideshow collectables

Charlize Theron for GQ UK