Friday, November 28, 2008


Always nice to be back after a hard nite. pic from 2 sundays ago (yeah, i'm such a lazy bum lately, sorry)...

wtaps jungle|coolmax polo|levis lvc|stussy luminox|visvim namjun

Ode to the OG 'Nam SEAL rogues, who rocked denims with their BDU's in jungle ops
from NATO to luftwaffe

And after weeks of weak excuses, i finally managed to change out the NATO strap for the wiredH watch, opting for the luftwaffe croc watch strap. Looks tough, yup!
Michael Lau for Nike AF1 1World "Crazy Force"

Yet another unattainable pair by MLau
Sometimes you just wish you don't see what you can't get, then you don't yearn for it so much, hahah
Help, anyone?

Rihanna for Gucci UNICEF
Saw the posters out in town for Gucci's Tattoo Heart collection. Nothing too fantastic, but i do like sailor tattoos... ha


Sunday, November 16, 2008

are you dancer


Skies opened up the past couple days enough for me to pull out the ACR S-J4TS. I must say, its the most perfect jacket i've ever worn...and the colorway even matches my Vis Nam-Jum's(!)


Yet more tees: Finally got my hands on the Sillything x Stussy (thats not over-priced) and a very retro GDEH tee (i only remembered vaguely seeing it from a Jap mag)

Never one to pass up a good deal (unfortunately for my wallet, there were many), snapped up this Stussy x NBDH Boneyards "Bandit" shades for a pretty penny. Now i can look like a motorcycle meanie or a bugged out Bono...LOL


stussy|LVC|NB587: does my ass look big? its just the sag, LOL
Went strolling thru' town with the GF, the x'mas lights and decor is up and running. Everyone's in a hurry to snag the festive dollar before the recession close up their wallets
Spotted these on the supermart shelf and promptly picked up :)

It really tastes like the McFlurry ice-cream! So cool

Also picked up a copy of Newsweek

...doesn't Obama look endearingly like Alfred?
I almost expect the cover to read "what, me worry?", but of course loved the fact that Newsweek simply left it at "44": short and sweet
Y'all seen the 700+ mag covers of his historic win, so how about this?

Awesome mosaic by an enthusiastic fan, with viewable version and super hi-res printable version for your download!

stuff i'm lovin'

These wingtips work boots from GROK leather for SPIT are fantastic. Imagine a well-worn oiled and scuffed pair...perfect

The Killers "Human" at MTV:EMA

This vid is simply incredible. I mean, catchy song and all, but the combination of video display and stage setup is amazing: from "how'd they do that?" to "oh wow"
But before you get ahead of yourself, check out what the same production company did for Etienne De Crecy: serious mind-f**k!

I've no idea whether you guys noticed this, but i certainly did while watching Wall*E
This cute little robot that was doing welding work and got locked out of the space station in the midst of Wall*E's adventures! And now Pixar has built a little film short that happens in the concurrent time-space as the movie!

So based on an automobile upskirt, more than a 100 wealthy b******s, ahem folks signed up for only 77-made Aston's
Then again, you know they're gonna throw everything at this baby for a truly memorable work of art:

Normally you get CarbonFibre body, Aluminum chasis, but the one-77 is CF chasis and AL body...whoa
so Steven Meisel's Dogging photos were deemed too racy for Vogue Italia, but V mag picked it up

I don't know whats the fuss, perhaps it was a publicity move by Steven or VMag? cos they were simply a tribute to Kohei Yoshiyuki's The Park (1971)

voiceover feature by NY Times and the write-up
photos via Yossi Milo Gallery
OK, last vid of the post
"Get your 90's on"

cos i'm so so retro....hahhaha
"tamagotchi...beanie baby"

Sunday, November 09, 2008

change has come


Taik your pick

Going by the name, its inspired in equal parts by
a) the vietNAM JUNgle boots, USMC-issued gear (notice the eagle-perched globe on tongue tab), lightweight performance hiker and
b) the late Nam Jun Paik, video-artist who could also have inspired the Paik model of footwear by Visvim. Interestingly, Nam Jun Paik also participated in the Neo-Dada art movement Fluxus (which incidentally is the name of Visvim's denim line)
Then again, all this is nothing new, since we've been talking about Visvim's FBT's and its subsequent double tone colorway. I guess i just enjoy the fact that Hiroki puts as much effort and thought into a product as i get unravelling them.
Fit-wise, its a pretty good urban boot. I can't rate it higher than good ol' leather jungle boots or even the current gore-tex versions for use in the jungles. Not that its meant/intended to. The outsoles are comfy and more suited to urban-wear, and the mid-cut ensures no terrain too steep or tricky else you get risk ankle-twisting. All said, you can call it over-designed military-inspired footwear, i like it all the same.

Nike Blazer (Stussy)

From olive green to poison green, yet another grail bites the dust and ends up on my feet. No way am i passing this up for a fair price. Back when the interwebs was still fresh and the connections not as strong, getting this was insanely difficult. Hook ups were few and far between (for retail? ya gotta be real fam) and paying more than 2bills for a pair of kicks was unheard of (pre-SB my friends...yep, pre-historic), i just couldn't get a pair. Fast-forward to today, i still ain't paying 2bills, thanks to hype kicks and SB's, i'm finally able to get one of my grails...

Nexus7 "stoned"|LVC|StussyBlazer
...which i duly wore out to town :) ahh, the world is fine once more...


Major Force box set

Just a random pick up, cos its looks so dope. And notice for the sleeves that besides yellow; red, green, blue, and grey are also colors for HF's Nike Tennis Classics? (sure its just coincidence, but i like to think otherwise, ha)

How big?

Huge parcel dropped in early on in the week.
And with it, couple of choice items from ACRonym's F/W08. Broke out the messenger right away, what a awesome bag! Pics of the bag and my new jacket laters, i just can;t stop discovering more aspects of the bag! It can be configured to be as compact for a laptop and huge enough for up to 3 shoe boxes(!)

"play ball!"
Also copped a couple of Michael Lau's soccer-nuts he did for the world cup, signed and bagged - all for the price of postage! ha!


Speaking of Michael Lau, quite a little stir came up via a flickr posting recently. Apparently Mr McGurr (who's flickr album is amazing i might add) is more than a little cheezed off at Lau for the "rip off" of his pointmen creation.
Personally, i do understand interlectual property and all... but can't the (old) man just take a chill pill and bask in the (shared)limelight?
I don't see Matt Groening, Nickelodeon blasting Kaws for Kimpsons or Spongebob sKWarePants?

Bounty Hunter 13th anniversary

Hikaru rocks the anniversary jackets the only way he knows how! H-A-R-D!
Left is an N-3B collab with Hysteric Glamour, Right is with Undercoverism!

Closer pics via Huge mag. Sure, you and i may just do the "tame" black one, but do you expect anyone else to pull off the blue one like Hikaru?! haha

And then theres the badass modified jungle shirt/jacket collab with w)taps. awesome

GDEH anglo-french shirts, don;t you love the buttons and plaid?
quirky item of the day:

Uniform Experiment's "babystar experiment" snacks... ?!? ;)


Oh snap: Jessica Gomes for GQ Italy

Yes We Can, Yes We Did
headlines from around the world

yes, the Kobe/Hawk/Phelps/ARod ad was cool in a way, but Ms Klum wildly jiggling in her Victoria Secrets undies is off the charts!
Apparently, there a SFW version...booo! hahaha

"Slo-mo pecs and cool split screen"
Under The Bridge: Literal version
no habla ingles?
laters y'all