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KICKSTARTER
LA
BASICS
ESSENTIALS
SUSTAINABLE FASHION
LOCALLY SOURCED
LOCAL MANUFACTURING
ETHICALLY SOURCED
CROWD FUNDING
New Basics Premium Sweats
When it comes to basics, it's too easy to simply visit a local chain and buy them on the cheap; after all, basics are made for convenience, and daily wear means frequent replacement. However, these inexpensive items often have a high price socially...
DESIGN
ACCESSORIES
DESIGNERS
STYLE
MELBOURNE
AUSTRALIAN
PINS
Georgia Perry Pins
As any keen eye has noticed, '90s fashion has continued to return to prominence in the past couple seasons. Though replacing band and brand patches are pins, and often cheeky ones at that. In a seemingly never-ending list of pins to covet, Georgia...
OUTDOORS
HATS
WINTER
MICHIGAN
MADE IN USA
HERITAGE BRANDS
CARHARTT
STORMY KROMER
Stormy Kromer + Carhartt Cap
From the factory lines in Detroit to the rugged forests of the Upper Peninsula, winters in Michigan can be long and cold. It's no surprise then that this industrious yet chilly state has given rise to some of the most respected names in workwear...
BEAUTY
SKINCARE
WINTER
ORGANIC SKINCARE
NATURAL SKINCARE
MOISTURIZERS
DRY SKIN
ANTI-AGING
Winter Skincare: Foreign Imports
While our skin has put up a good fight thus far, after a few consecutive months of being pummeled by the cold, dry air outside, and even drier heat inside, it begs for a little more love. Featuring brands from outside the US that have taken extra care...
OUTDOORS
SUNGLASSES
MOUNTAINS
ALPINE
MADE IN FRANCE
MOUNTAINEERING
WESTERLIND
VUARNET
1315 Vuarnet Glacier Sunglasses
In the early days of mountaineering, the gear was rudimentary and the risk was high but the reward was immortal glory. Be the first to summit a peak or venture up a new route and your name goes into the history books and into climbing lore for good...
CALIFORNIA
SAN FRANCISCO
WINTER
WOOL
APPAREL
MADE IN USA
PENDLETON
MOUNTAIN BIKING
KITSBOW
Old Meets New in Kitsbow's Icon Shirt
There's no shortage of cycling brands designing clothes to transition seamlessly from the on the bike to on the street. From moisture management to visibility to ease of movement, cycling apparel has made a quantum leap in wearability for the neon...
CAPSULE COLLECTIONS
COLLABORATIONS
LOUNGEWEAR
MERINO WOOL
NICK WOOSTER
STYLE
Woolmark Presents The White Briefs Nick Wooster
To demonstrate the versatility of Merino wool at its softest, famed fashion influencer Nick Wooster partnered with Sweden's fabric-focused design house and apparel brand The White Briefs for a new collection of underwear, loungewear and more. Altogether...
BOOKS
DENIM
DOCUMENTARY
FASHION
JEANS
MENSWEAR
PHOTOGRAPHY
STYLE
REFERENCE MATERIAL
Denim Dudes: A Book About Men and Their Jeans
At any given time, approximately 50% of the global population is wearing a pair of jeans—at least, so says Amy Leverton, a leading denim expert and author of "Denim Dudes," a new photography-based book documenting over 80 men and their denim. While...
BAGS
BRITISH DESIGNERS
ETHICAL
HEALTH GOTH
PACKAWAY
RECYCLED MATERIAL
WEEKENDER
Christopher Raeburn Packaway Backpack
With his ultra-slick style and ethical use of surplus military fabrics, British designer Christopher Raeburn has earned quite the cult following, ourselves included. Thanks to his penchant for experimenting with materials, the colder seasons are...
ANNE ET VALENTIN
EYEWEAR
BROOKLYN
CARROLL GARDENS
SHOPPING
STORE OPENINGS
SUNGLASSES
Anne et Valentin Arrives in Brooklyn
For the daring eyeglasses wearer in search of a new signature pair of frames, a potential soulmate could be found within Anne et Valentin's collection. The French independent eyewear brand was started by a couple in the 1980s, and has been producing...
AVANT GARDE
CERAMIC JEWELRY
JEWELRY
MELBOURNE
MINIMAL
NEW DESIGNER
STYLE
YOUNG TALENT
Elise Sheehan Jewelry
While there could be something cute and quirky about walking out the door wearing a mismatched pair of socks, it's generally a sign that you either woke up late or its laundry day. Melbourne-based jewelry designer Elise Sheehan, however, takes the...
ACCESSORIES
BROOKLYN
HANDMADE
JEWELRY
MOTORBIKES
GEOMETRY
MORATORIUM
UNISEX
Moratorium Jewelry
Whether she’s riding her Ducati or looking after her one-year-old daughter (and South African mastiff), self-taught jewelry designer Jeanette Lai Thomas exudes dedication. Her brand Moratorium favors sleek, structural lines and geometric shapes with...
STYLE
WATCHES
AFFORDABLE
DESIGN
SWEDEN
SWEDISH
WATCH DESIGN
Cheapo Watches
With 2015 in full swing, many around the globe are already finding their New Year's resolutions easier said than done. For those looking to be more punctual, and more sensible with their spending this time around, Sweden's Cheapo watches offers countless...
JACKETS
OUTERWEAR
REFLECTIVE
BREATHABLE
SAFETY GEAR
SKATEBOARDING
WATER RESISTANT
Imperial Motion Vector Reflective Windbreaker
In January, it's difficult to not let the season's shorter days keep you from getting outside for a few hours of fun. Whether skateboarding, running or cycling, the darkness of the winter months makes visibility a concern when choosing the right...
ANTWERP
BOOTS
INDEPENDENT DESIGNERS
SHOES
HANDMADE SHOES
S/S15
BROGUES
MADE IN ITALY
INTERVIEWS
WEBERHODELFEDER
WeberHodelFeder Shoes
While duos are aplenty in the creative fields, a strong design trio is definitely cause to pull the car over and further investigate. WeberHodelFeder (WHF) might sound like it should be followed by loud "Gesundheit!" but a glance at the label's high...
ACCESSORIES
BROOKLYN
FAIR TRADE
ILLUSTRATION
INDEPENDENT DESIGNERS
LOCAL MANUFACTURING
ORGANIC
SUSTAINABLE FASHION
TEXTILES
WINTER ACCESSORIES
Foxy & Winston Cotton Voile Scarves
During the winter doldrums, sometimes all that's needed is a pop of charm to get through the darker days—and if that charm helps keep you toasty, then all the better. Brooklyn-based textile designer Jane Buck of Foxy & Winston has it all covered...
3D PRINTING
INNOVATION
LIMITED EDITION
MARC NEWSON
MODULAR
NIKE
SHOES
SNEAKERS
Nike Reintroduces Marc Newson's Zvezdochka Shoe
Initially launching in 2004, the innovative and pleasantly bizarre Zvezdochka shoe from Nike was ahead of its time. Upon introduction, many questions were asked—including how in the world you pronounce the name. Designed by Australian industrial...
ACCESSORIES
ADVERTORIAL
JEWELRY
NIXON
SPONSORED
STYLE
WATCHES
INDEPENDENT DESIGNERS
WOMENSWEAR
Timeless Style with Nixon and Jules Kim
On a recent cold day in New York, we were lucky enough to spend the morning with jewelry designer Jules Kim who's been a major player in the jewelry scene for quite a while. We warmed up with a coffee with Kim and visited her intimate, appointment...
INTERVIEWS
COTTON
FILMS
RY RUSSO-YOUNG
INDEPENDENT FILMS
ADVERTORIAL
COMMON THREADS
SPONSORED
Interview: Filmmaker Ry Russo-Young
NYC-based independent filmmaker Ry Russo-Young has three feature films under her screenwriter/directorial belt, which have earned nods like a 2009 Gotham Independent Film Award and 2012 Special Jury Prize at Sundance. Her 2012 film "Nobody Walks...
BOOBS
INDEPENDENT DESIGNERS
T-SHIRTS
WOMENSWEAR
FREE THE NIPPLE
Tit Tee by Sarah Shikama
Chicago-based visual artist and metalsmith Sarah Shikama is best known for her handmade jewelry (which draws inspiration from as varied subjects as Brancusi to the sea), but it was her "Tit Tee" that made us stop in our tracks. The hand-beaded, illustrated...
DESIGN
FACTORY
FOOTWEAR
HIDES
LEATHER GOODS
MINNESOTA
RED WING
TANNING
Cool Hunting Video: S. B. Foot Tanning Company
Last year, our friends at Red Wing Shoes invited us out to explore their factory in Minnesota. And, right next door to Red Wing is S.B. Foot Tanning Company. Established in 1872 by the Foot family, the business was eventually purchased by Red Wing...
LARRY DAVID
MELBOURNE
MENSWEAR
T-SHIRT
WOMENSWEAR
AUSTRALIA
Diane Inc's Larry David T-Shirt
'Tis the season for holiday parties and spending time with work colleagues, immediate family, in-laws, second cousin's children, etc. The tidal wave of small talk can become too much for introverts and quiet types, so if you want to send a message...
BODY ART
BRISTOL
DESIGN
ILLUSTRATION
TATTOOS
TYPOGRAPHY
URBAN GRAPHIC
We Are Ink’d Temporary Tattoos
We’ve come a long, long way since the times when getting a tattoo was the exclusive prerogative of those on society's fringes. Getting inked is still a pretty big decision however, so trying it out beforehand can oftentimes seem like a good idea...
ACCESSORIES
BROOKLYN
FASHION DESIGN
MEXICO CITY
PAOLA HERNANDEZ
SHOES
Fashion Designer Paola Hernandez's Brooklyn Showroom
Over a year after launching a flagship store in Mexico City, fashion designer Paola Hernandez has unveiled a showroom at the crux of Brooklyn's north and south Williamsburg neighborhoods. Aesthetically minimal and arranged for the maximum impact...
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