Saturday, October 4, 2008

Alexander The Great

I'm always salty when my luggage comes down the conveyor wet or ripped. Alexander McQueen has solved that problem.
Alexander McQueen for Samsonite Black Label dropped these major special editions.

Kinda scary but still dope.

From: Selectism


I'm always checking for new drops by RoyalFam. Feast your eyeballs on the Fall/Winter 2008 good stuff.

From: HighSnobiety

D-Light: Jean Michel Basquiat

I know referencing Jean Michel Basquiat as your favorite artist is mad old school but who cares. Basquiat is one of the most notable and prolific artists of the era so don't sleep.

Click the pic the see some of his work.

Friday, October 3, 2008

Nike Dunk High "Vandal Supreme"

So you won't miss me so much, here are the long awaited Vandal Supreme dunks. If you like Dunks and Vandals you can go wrong with these joints.
Go buy me some sneakers. Have a good weekend!

From: NiceKicks

Nike Blazer High NBA Pack

Nike is retarded for this. The Blazer High NBA pack. Tone on tone, all suede, crazy color ways.
From: Highsnobiety

D-Light: Kid Sister

Check out Chi Town's own Kid Sister. Click the pic for her insane video "Pro Nails" feat. Kanye West

NIke Send Help SB Dunk

Check out this kicks by Todd Bratrud. They should be at better Nike SB locations soon.

From: Sneaker News


Check out some the crazy wears by the Japanese brand WHEREABOUTS.

From: Selectism

Disturbia (Keep Your Anti-bacterial Gel Handy)

Plain Ol' Funny - Sarah Silverman on Barack

The Great Schlep from The Great Schlep on Vimeo.

One Wedding and One Funeral

I went to a screening of Jonathan Demme's new flic "Rachel Getting Married". Anne Hathaway was actually kinda dope in her portrayal of an addict dealing with a bunch of family issues.

I don't often check out anything without robots, warlocks or mutants but "Rachel Getting Married" was the truth.

I left feeling sort of guilty like I had eavesdropped on a fight at a good friends family's house.

Check out "Rachel Getting Married".

Pic from:

London Calling, Pick it Up...

Label AG is ready for Fall/Winter 2008 with their drop. The collection feels is totally on the some Winston Churchill stuff (think British military).

All in all, there's a lot to work with.

Check out more by clicking the pics.

From: Hypebeast


Dita Legends has just released these specs in conjunction with the Japanese retailer Isetan. It feels like we have been doing the white aviator thing for a minute but these get a pass.

From: Hypebeast

Thursday, October 2, 2008

D-Light: Miles and More...

Just reflect a minute...

Miles Davis was one the most revolutionary musicians, thinkers and all around dope dudes ever.

Click the pic to check out his official site

Pic from: The New York Times

Purple Haze

The Ralph Lauren Purple Label Canvas Leather Bag. This bag is straight crazyville.

Billy Reid

Shops like this make you wanna shop. This is Billy Reid's new door in the NYC.
Billy Reid, 54 Bond Street, New York, New York 10012
From: Selectism

Don't Forget Tonight's Debate

Pic from: Terry Richardson

Jean Prouve

Jean Prouve is kinda like Jay-Z except instead of rap he made ill furniture designs.

Bite the Bullet

I'm a self proclaimed sci-fi nerd. I've been reading L.A. Banks' work for about 4 years now and I'm hooked.

L.A. usually writes about vampires and things that go bump in the night and with this second installment of her Crimson Moon series "Bite the Bullet" she is digging into the world of werewolves.

This is a must read (If you can, sorry no pictures).
R.E.F - Reading is Effin' Fundamental

D - Light: Santogold

Check out Santogold's "L.E.S Artistes" video.

Santogold - L.E.S Artistes


Timberland finally got it right. Timberland in a smash up with Alife has released Abington. In recent years Timberland has lost it's appeal but with this collection I think they are on the right track.

Check out more by clicking the pic.

From: Hypebeast

Nike SB Releases

Here we present you the latest releases by Nike SB. For the month of October they will be coming out with a Dunk Low Pro SB, P-Rod 2, Dunk High Premium SB and a Blazer Low SB. Overall the October range is subtle and solid, something we cannot say too often about Nike SB, that usually features some more colorful styles in their collection.
From: Highsnobiety

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Wild Wild West

I've been collecting cowboy shirts for a minute so this is right up my alley. Paying homage to the late Jules Dassin, Self Edge takes inspiration from the Greek 1958 film, Pote Tin Kyriaki (Never on Sunday) for their latest signature button-down long sleeve. Replicated after the same western style shirt worn by Dassin, the silhouette features black denim from Cone Denim’s White Oak collection alongside vintage deadstock buttons, hand sewn button holes, and blue/white/blue cuff button hole colors to represent Greece. The shirt is on sale now at the Self Edge online store and their flagship store in San Francisco.
From: HypeBeast

Baby It's Cold Outside...

Officially, the above Air Force 1 Low Premium is scheduled to release here in the US on November 1st, 2008, in other parts of the world, they are already available in stores. This new colorway continues Nike’s simplicity approach for the Air Force 1.

I likee.

From: Sneaker News

This is Why I LUV the FALL

For those of you who have been around the sneaker game for a little while, this Dunk High should bring back some memories for its closely resemblence to the Curry Dunk High Premium from a few years back. This new version is part of the Spark Pack which includes two other colorways using the same color and material blocking. The upper features premium brown leather on the toe guard, heel, eye stay and the swoosh. The rest of the upper include brown suede on the toebox and brown wool on the side panels and upper heel. On the entire sole is 0.44 Sticky Rubber which is generally used in Nike’s ACG line but are used here to winterize this Dunk High. The 0.44 is a grade of rubber, others include 0.41 toughest rubber and 0.47 stickiest rubber which is found in ACG products. And the last piece is the 3XDRY lining to keep the foot super dry making this a great winter Dunk High.
From: SneakerNews

Cheap and Dope - Comme des Garcons for H&M

It's take something fresh beyond belief to make dudes stand on line for hours in November and I'm not sure the launch of the Comme des Garcons for H&M collection is it, but here comes nothing.

The stuff looks good and it's bound to go quick. The official release date is November 13, 2008. I think it might be worth the trip.
From: FreshnessMag

D-Light: DJ Clark Kent

On top of being credited with discovering Jay-Z, D.J. Clark Kent is like Gandhi and Mother Theresa all rolled in one when it comes to the sneaker game.

Check out his interview with NHTVSN

NHTVSN Episode 2 Part 2.1 from NHTVSN on Vimeo.

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

D-Light: Raphael Saadiq

I think we all were asleep when the buzz about Raphael Saadiq's new album "The Way I See It" was mounting.

This project is one gem after the other with high points like "Oh Girl" featuring Jay-Z and "Never Give You Up" featuring Stevie Wonder and CJ you can go wrong.

Check it out.


A fantastic new pack is coming from Futura Laboratories in collaboration with Medicom and G-Shock. They worked on a collaborative 100% Bearbrick and with G-Shock they worked on the 6900 large model. The entire pack comes in a multicolor colorway and both the Bearbrick and the G-Shock watch are branded with the Futura signature and with the Futura Laboratories logo.
The Futura Laboratories x G-Shock x Bearbrick pack will be released at the FL Shop in Tokyo in December.

From: Highsnobiety

D-Light: Wale

Wale is the underground rap artist/sneaker aficionado from the Washington, D.C. area who is about to EXLPODE.
Wale is known for his hot joint "Nike Boots" and his acclaimed "Mix Tape About Nothing"
Click the pic to download the tape

Are u Gelin?

Once again, Japanese based retailer Mita Sneakers and Asics team up to present their latest duo of Gel Lyte III’s. Similar to the first version, the pack consists of two different styles, Purple Haze and Blueberry. Each consists of metallic uppers, polka dots around the ankle area and a splattered mid-sole. Both look phenomenal and feature a great amount of details, a major achievement for the Gel Lyte III.

From: Sneaker Files


YO! This is totally tangentially random, but do yourself a solid and go to the local bodega and check the Frito Honey BBQ Flavor Twists.

YES these will lead to high blood pressure, elevated cholesterol, diabetes and maybe even the gout, but it's a whole party in your mouf...

Q-Tip at Knitting Factory N.Y.C.

I was there. It was HOT. Check it out.

From: MissInfo

Just For G.P.

Tom Ford probably has the best take on all things "good". From his days at Gucci to his new line with the craziest stores ever he still keeps is funky.

A trip to the flagship Tom Ford store on Madison avenue should be on your "Bucket List". GO, SEE, EXPERIENCE.

Not just the merchandise, but the the store itself is the BiZneSS.

Tom Ford
845 Madison Ave New York, NY 10021


Just because the Summer is gone, don't let your spec game slow down.
Check out this pair from Dior Homme. Click em' for more info.

Hey Now Brown Cow...

I get weak around brown kicks. I posted last week about the DQM Dunk Hi Premiums.
The newly releases brown joints are insane.

From: SneakerFreaker

Monday, September 29, 2008

H E L L N O ! ! !

I'm all about giving new designers and new lines their shot. Every pair of kicks can't be a winner and these joints by Diet Butcher. The "Slim Skin" sneaker are toooo forward to me.

Call me old fashioned. These kicks say all the wrong things. I'll pass on these.

From: Hypebeast

Nike Blazer Premium "WoodGrain"

It feels like the whole "woodgrain" thing just won't go away. This is the 3rd or 4th time Nike has used wood in a color way.

I am a big fan of the Blazer and it seems like Nike has finally gotten "wood" right". Keep your eyeballs peeled for a "woodgrain" AF1 soon.

From: Hypebeast


A Bathing Ape is still a force to be reckoned with. Personally, I think most of the BAPE collection is way overrated but who is I???

Check out the newest situation for BAPE for Fall/Winter 2008.
From: HypeBeast

The Dandy-LIST

  • Lenovo Idea Pad
  • Blackberry Storm
  • Manhattan Magazine
  • The Obama's
  • Recon - The Store
  • Atmos
  • Baja Fresh
  • Uptown Magazine
  • Billie Piper
  • Doctor Who
  • Kerry Washington
  • Kehinde Wiley - Artist ExtraOrdinaire
  • Primeval - Sick BBC TV Series
  • L.A. Banks - She make's reading fun again.
  • Duffy - Amy without the drugs
  • Flight Club NYC - It's like a Crack Spot, but with sneakers and no crack
  • The Hideout - Old Fahioned Brooklyn Speak Easy
  • Robin Thicke's New Album - Something Else