You might be wondering if these sneakers are some variant design of Yohji Yamamoto or maybe closer to a pair of Skechers Shape-ups. And while that is indeed a just conundrum, remember that the thin line between glorious and hideous often has to be blurred when securing sui generis shoes. And just think of how fun it will be to correct anyone who mistakes them for kicks Joe Montana peddles by telling them you paid $325 for them. Well, $325 plus shipping.
More info at Carson Street.
Just so you know, Sid’s got pretty much every color of knit tie you can possibly imagine and they’re the perfect width of “2.125 and they’re made in Italy and they’ll only set you back $75 and I know $75 is not necessarily a small amount of money and I shouldn’t just throw that around like it’s some amazing deal and the overuse of “and” is just my laziness and I’ve also not shaved in a week due to said laziness and spring really isn’t the traditional time to be growing back out a beard and I don’t really care because shaving is a pain in the ass and I just wanted you to know about these knit ties because I care that damn much about you and your neckwear being on point.
More colors and info at Sid Mashburn.
Rogue Territory just released their second batch of spring attire and leading the way is the 11oz sanforized ecru Japanese red-line selvedge denim from Nihon Menpu Mills. Personally, I think you should buy both the jacket and the trousers and wear them together like a denim loving Tom Wolfe.
From RT, “Ecru refers to the natural looking color you get from the unbleached unadulterated raw cotton fibers that are spun together to make the yarn. These fibers still maintain bits of the cotton husks that are usually sifted out before spinning. This denim is a 2×1 weave construction instead of the traditional 3×1 weave construction that you’ll find with most denim. There’s 2 great characteristics that you’ll find with this 2×1 denim. The first is the light weight which is perfect for warmer weather. A 2×1 weave uses 1 less yarn in the warp yarn, which lends to the lighter weight feel and shorter break-in. The second is the unique look of a less defined directional twill pattern due to the 2×1 construction. Additionally, this denim has a great vertical slub texture which will only become more apparent with wear. It’s these characteristics that make this denim so special.”
More images and info at Rogue Territory.
East Dane’s Friends and Family Sale is up and running with 25% off storewide between April 7th through the 12th with code, “SPRING25″ at checkout. While you may not be a friend or family member to a damn soul from the ED crew, you can still take advantage of the site wide price drop. Now’s the time to stock up on spring staples that never go on sale individually or splurge on that big-ticket item you’ve talked yourself out of too many times. Take a look at a few of my favorite pieces in the Assemblage below and click out on the titles for further details and purchase info.
First off, I’m not going to go all into “these minimalist sneakers have the appearance of Common Projects” prattle that we’ve all heard and said and said and heard ad nauseum. There’s only so many fucking ways you can make a minimal sneaker guys. At some point they’re all gonna have resemblances.
That being said, I don’t know about you, but when my sneakers are made in France, I like that shit to be as visible as possible, just like these #4’s from Zespà. Not a Francophile? I don’t know, buy something else or strike it out with a Sharpie. And my apologies for the moody ass post. When you write about French shit, you’ve gotta ratchet up the condescending tone to match the featured product.
More images and info at Need Supply.
Guys, red brick soles with chalky blue suede uppers on the 997’s are the stuff dreams are made of. Well, dreams and shoes. Actually just shoes, as dreams are made up of your subconscious thoughts and memories.
Anyway, these 997’s are from the Distinct Weekend Bag Collection, which are suppose to “evoke memories of iconic, waxed canvas bags overflowing with weekend essentials.” That might indeed be the most obscure and nonspecific “collection” I’ve ever fucking heard of but I’ll be damned if I’m not all in on it. Maybe NB will do their next collection based on Little Debbie Snack Cakes, featuring the 998’s in Oatmeal Creme Pies, Swiss Rolls, Zebra Cakes and Fudge Rounds. Tell me that wouldn’t be dope. And yes, I was chubby as a kid.
Price and purchase info at Context.
If you’re feeling ready to give your winter boots, well, the boot, the Bros. Corsillo just dropped some serious spring sneakers for your consideration. Not that you can’t wear sneakers in cold weather but you don’t want to lose a toe or two to frostbite. Winter fucking blows, right? I mean, I guess you could lose a toe or two cutting the grass in the spring though. Man, toes are super vulnerable. Having only 8 or 9 toes would totally fuck up your footwear fit. Not to mention, socks would also bunch up all uncomfortably around your missing phalanges. On the bright side, you’d never be tempted to wear sandals again. A man’s got to dig pretty deep to find a bright side to losing toes, but there you go.
More info on the Hill-side sneakers at Hickorees.