nike presto ultra mens 2017 summer r lookbook | Nike’s ‘every stitch considered’ Collection Aims Squarely at the Encroachment of Fashion into Sport

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The second Every Stitch Considered Collection is out now. Source: nike every stitch considered apparel collection The latest iteration of this exploratory design proposition is Every Stitch Considered, a timeless lifestyle collection combining exceptional craftsmanship with data-informed fit and function. “Innovation arrives when you become so familiar with a process that you allow yourself the … Read more

TOMBOGO FALL 2020 “FREELANCE” COLLECTION | a Creative Collection for Creatives

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  Source: I got a heads up on this collection and this designer from Chapter 2 Agency. I initially was about to delete the e-mail as I’ve shifted hard into pushing for paid placement on the site, but I realized dope concepts overcome the requirement of getting a few dollars to highlight product. Besides, … Read more

Insider Ties: Ep. 193 | From Sneakerhead to Boss – The Devonshire Collection by David Filar @davidfilar


@david.filar on IG and Tik Tok @AnUntoldNarrative on IG @Devonshire_Road on IG @DavidFilar on Twitter It’s been a minute since I did a Sneakerhead to Boss interview. I’m glad I was able to get a few minutes of designer David Filar’s time. His day job is Design and Development Manager at Vibram USA. … Read more

The Military Inspired Casbia Uniform FD Boot Features a Cold Molded Sole Made From Recycled Material 


Casbia is a brand that is slowly leaning towards luxury and could find itself challenging the likes of Off-White as opposed to vying for a space in the casual and performance footwear market. The latest entry is a troop inspired boot that looks ready to wear on a catwalk and bold enough for those seeking … Read more

Reese Cooper: SS20: “How a letter travels”


Fresh off the announcement of being named a finalist of the 2019 CFDA Vogue Fashion Fund (photo credit Charlie Giannetti) Collection Bio: A few months ago, Reese Cooper started inviting friends to his Los Angeles factory for impromptu “Arts and Crafts Days”where they could gather and experiment with screen printing and garment dyeing on old clothes and samples. It … Read more

adidas Originals Deerupt: Disrupt & Erupt Through Simplicity | First Thoughts


Source: ADIDAS ORIGINALS DEERUPT First, adidas has a delivery date of March 22nd. This shoe has been on the wall in Foot Locker stores for almost a month. The shoe didn’t have a launch date so the stores streak them on the shelves once they arrived. I state this to say that I’ve seen the … Read more

ASICS Onitsuka Tiger Recognizes Last Year’s Mistake and Leans Heavy Into Fashion


Source: Onitsuka Tiger Spring Summer 2018 Brand Campaign. ASICS is a performance brand. At the core of Nike is Onitsuka Tiger from which Nike and ASICS was born. I know it seems odd to make this statement, but I’m establishing that the performance brands of ASICS and Nike had at their creation Onitsuka Tiger … Read more

Onitsuka Tiger Lookbook 2017

blank ASICS consist of several divisions. The Onitsuka Tiger brand is the oldest, but it is the most fashion forward of the line. I was researching ASICS and discovered their Japanese magazine. As always I look at how content creation enhances the brand perception and this magazine is perfect representation of how the Japanese market … Read more

nike presto ultra mens 2017 summer r lookbook | Crocs closing 160 stores 


Add another retailer’s name to list of those closing locations.Crocs Inc. said it will close 160 stores – about 28 percent of its locations – in the wake of falling revenues. Source: Crocs closing 160 stores | null Complete disclosure: I’ve never owned a pair of Crocs. It didn’t matter how comfortable anyone ever explained … Read more

Insider Ties: Athleisure, Beyonce and Outlier – 5 charts – Digiday


  As mall footfall wanes and Amazon looms, athleisure has been an unlikely boon for retailers in need of some good news. Source: Stretching out: The global athleisure boom in 5 charts – Digiday The Digiday article has a lot of charts and information to say one thing, jeans and khakis are in troubled waters. … Read more

Recap: Avenue A | adidas – Has Adidas Disrupted the Women’s Athletic Apparel Market?


  Explore your world with Avenue A by adidas, an exclusive, curated athletic apparel subscription program where style and performance collide. Source: Avenue A | adidas Earlier this year I dropped an article about adidas’ new foray into women’s athletic casual sales. The subscription based service Avenue A was established to allow women the opportunity … Read more

Business Talk: Taylor Stitch | The Dopest Concept in Fashion and Design


Men’s and Women’s shirting, outerwear, denim, and basics constructed responsibly from the finest materials. New collections released every week for pre-sale. Source: Taylor Stitch | Classic Men’s and Women’s Apparel Inspired and Designed in California Taylor Stitch is a private company so there isn’t any way to know if the product is doing well, but … Read more

Insider Ties: AUTUMN 2016 HAS ARRIVED – CLAE


Designed for the modern man’s wardrobe, this collection shows an elevated yet contemporary aesthetic, with unexpected textiles that adds character, while the re Source: AUTUMN 2016 HAS ARRIVED – CLAE CLAE continues to redefine the athleisure market, or the market for dudes who like to get fresh, but know better than to put on a pair of gaudy, loud ass … Read more

Dope S–t I Like – Fashion: Ikiré Jones – African aesthetics with Neapolitan tailoring


Although I am the father of two and a husband, and a small biz person who rarely has the chance to pull out apparel that is art, doesn’t mean that I don’t appreciate well designed, tailored clothing. I expect that most men don’t want to look like Al Bundy (rocking the wool trousers pulled up … Read more

The Staple Manifesto for the Designer, Entrepreneur, & Fashion Aficionado | Maker’s Row Blog


Source: The Staple Manifesto for the Designer, Entrepreneur, & Fashion Aficionado | Maker’s Row Blog Ran across this on Maker’s Row and knew I had to share this post. If you are looking at launching a brand, this is one of the better interviews I’ve seen. While the information here will be hard to attain … Read more

Dope S–t I Like: Greats Brand


Brooklyn born men’s footwear brand offering classically designed shoes and sneakers with luxury materials starting at $49. Free returns and exchanges. Talk about paying close attention to a brand… I watch Greats Brand like someone trying to catch their spouse cheating. Greats is a NYC born company that I admire above any of the new … Read more

Dope S–t I Like: Common Projects


Source: Common Projects Okay, either I’m a wimp or I just don’t understand pricing. Common Projects is a brand that I’ve wanted to try but something in me won’t let me drop the dollars on the kicks. Generic Surplus and Common Projects have a lot in common… I couldn’t help that. They both play on … Read more

Feature: The Secret To Success – Chris Burns


Source: Feature: The Secret To Success – Chris Burns I’m never one to pull my own chain and look for accolades. As a matter of fact, I’ve tried to hire people to do PR for me on a number of fronts, but the outcome was never that great. As man years that I’ve been at … Read more