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BBC Astronaut Sunglasses

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After seeing them on N*E*R*D and crew through their tour, the BBC astronaut inspired sunglasses have finally released in two colors, black and powder blue (which they call gray for some reason).





From BBC:
These Billionaire Boys Club Sunglasses feature a black frame with reflective gold lenses inspired by NASA® astronaut helmet shields. Our signature “Helmet” logo is on the right arm and our NEW BBC “Script” logo on the inside of the left arm. Also included is a BBC “Deep Space” case

Available at the BBC online shop now.

-john-

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May 21, 2009 at 2:38 pm

Posted in Accessories, BBC

Y-3 Hayworth Mid II – a/w 2009

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For the Fall 2009, Y-3 is adding some color to the usual grayscale Hayworth Mid II by releasing a red and blue pair along with the staple black variation.





The Y-3 Hayworth is one of the most comfortable shoes I own, and I’m really liking these new solid colors. However I still think I like the all black best as it’s interesting to see it with the black midsole and no color touches at all.

These will be available in Y-3 stores and accounts next season.

-john-

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May 20, 2009 at 3:14 pm

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Y-3 Hayworth Mid II – a/w 2009

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For the Fall 2009, Y-3 is adding some color to the usual grayscale Hayworth Mid II by releasing a red and blue pair along with the staple black variation.





The Y-3 Hayworth is one of the most comfortable shoes I own, and I’m really liking these new solid colors. However I still think I like the all black best as it’s interesting to see it with the black midsole and no color touches at all.

These will be available in Y-3 stores and accounts next season.

-john-

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May 20, 2009 at 3:14 pm

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Wardrobe Essentials: The Military Jacket

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Every once and a while when I’m getting dressed and just can’t decide what to wear, in the back of my mind I know that there is that staple item that I can always fall back on. While some people consider white tees and clean boxers to be the staple essentials, I’m talking more about fashion essentials than survival essentials. So for the sake of this blog I’m going to call these items the “Wardrobe Essentials”. In this segment I’ll try and highlight a piece that should be somewhere in everyone’s closet, starting this week with the military jacket.

Over the past few years many brands have been taking vintage military jackets and reinventing them or adding their own flair. The most popular model seems to be the M65, which came out in 1965 fittingly, for the Vietnam War. However my model, shown in the pictures, is actually a M42 Jump Jacket which was used in World War II by paratroopers.
These jackets are all a single layer of heavy weight cotton that was able to keep the soldiers warm but also mobile. As you can see below, even though the jacket is made to fit well so as to not get caught on anything, there are vents and pleats on the shoulders and back that still allow for range of motion.

While some companies go OG and use straight vintage jackets, there are many more that choose to reproduce these jackets and add their own flairs (stars, patches, name tags, buttons), as you can see with the custom patches below on my BBC M42.

Finally, probably my favorite part about these military jackets, is the pockets! Since soldiers had so much to lug around everywhere, these jackets are almost all equipped with tons of pocket space. While mine are all on the front, there are many models that features pockets on the arms as well.
Great for days when you don’t want to carry a bag but still need all of the essentials. Headphones, check. Charger, check. Sunglasses, check. DS, check.

And how you wear the jacket is all up to you, it can be dressed up or down depending on the style. And the real beauty is that it can really be worn basically year round. While it’s perfect for the Fall and Spring months, it also works on cool Summer nights and with some insulation can be pulled off in the Winter as well. (Except in Syracuse, you need something far more fierce for the Winter there)

So that is my spiel on the trusty military jacket. If you are interested in grabbing one, 3sixteen has been doing wonders reinventing military jackets and is worth checking out. Also CLOT does a ton of military inspired work, as does Neighborhood and W)Taps

*Salute*

-john-

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May 19, 2009 at 3:51 pm

Kidrobot June 2009 Toy Releases (Part 1)

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Another month, another set of toy releases from Kidrobot. Since they are coming our with so much lately the release schedule is now going to be bi-monthly, so this is the releases for the 1st half of June.

Labbit Pride 5-Pack – June 4th
5 mini Labbits in Frank Kozik’s Pride Pack sport sick ‘staches and are 1.5-inches long. Sold in a windowed box designed by the artist and retails for $16.95.

Pure Trance Mini Series – June 4th
Manga maven Junko Mizuno brings 14 demented characters from her hit graphic novel, Pure Trance, to vinyl. Blind-boxed and 3-inches tall, each figure in this series suffers from disturbing & sweet side effects due to the life-sustaining pills they’re addicted to— especially the 2 chases…Retails for $9.95 each and includes an insert with a character bio & headshot.

Kidrobot 17: Sgt. Robot – June 4th
War-torn and worthy, painter Dave White’s Kidrobot 17: Sgt. Robot emerges from the trenches. Available in 2 rare colorways, army green or black, this 8-inch figure includes a removable bazooka, helmet and dove accessory. Only 600 of each colorway; $50 each.
Artist Dave White will be in store for signings also. NY store June 3rd, Miami store June 4th.

As always you can visit Kidrobot stores or shop online.

-john-

via Kidrobot

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May 19, 2009 at 3:38 pm

Posted in kidrobot, Toys

Kidrobot June 2009 Toy Releases (Part 1)

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Another month, another set of toy releases from Kidrobot. Since they are coming our with so much lately the release schedule is now going to be bi-monthly, so this is the releases for the 1st half of June.

Labbit Pride 5-Pack – June 4th
5 mini Labbits in Frank Kozik’s Pride Pack sport sick ‘staches and are 1.5-inches long. Sold in a windowed box designed by the artist and retails for $16.95.

Pure Trance Mini Series – June 4th
Manga maven Junko Mizuno brings 14 demented characters from her hit graphic novel, Pure Trance, to vinyl. Blind-boxed and 3-inches tall, each figure in this series suffers from disturbing & sweet side effects due to the life-sustaining pills they’re addicted to— especially the 2 chases…Retails for $9.95 each and includes an insert with a character bio & headshot.

Kidrobot 17: Sgt. Robot – June 4th
War-torn and worthy, painter Dave White’s Kidrobot 17: Sgt. Robot emerges from the trenches. Available in 2 rare colorways, army green or black, this 8-inch figure includes a removable bazooka, helmet and dove accessory. Only 600 of each colorway; $50 each.
Artist Dave White will be in store for signings also. NY store June 3rd, Miami store June 4th.

As always you can visit Kidrobot stores or shop online.

-john-

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May 19, 2009 at 3:38 pm

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Mos Def Photoshoot for Neighborhood "Hollidays in the Sun"

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As I was checking the Honeyee blogs and seeing what the influences were up to, I came across a really cool photo shoot from Neighborhood‘s Shinsuke Takizawa. It features Mos Def in a few different settings modeling some of the goods from the Hollidays in the Sun collection…




Jacket and glasses in the 1st pic, sneakers in the 2nd, and jeans in the last pic are all amazing. The “Hollidays in the Sun” collection is set to continue Neighborhood’s streak of great seasons.

-john-

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May 18, 2009 at 11:14 pm