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Chrome Industries Reflective Camo “2nd Issue” Bag Collection

For this edition, Chrome Industries took a Swedish M90 geometric camouflage pattern and overlaid it with a rain camouflage print that incorporates a special glass bead finish which reflects light from up to 100 feet. During the day, these bags appear to be covered in the geometric M90 camo and at night — under a light — they showoff the overlaid reflective rain camo. Developed in limited quantities, the Victor, Citizen and Barrage bags are now available at Chrome with prices from $95 USD.

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POW! WOW! Hawaii 2014 Street Art Festival

Centered around a week-long event in Hawaii, POW! WOW! is a gathering of contemporary artists that engages with the broader community in the process and creation of art. The show includes galleries, lectures, murals, concerts and live art installations across the globe, with a central event in the Kaka-ako district of Honolulu from February 8 to 15. POW! WOW! brings together hundreds of international and local artists for a series of free public events, so if you find yourself in Hawaii, be sure to check it out. We’ll be on-site reporting live, so stay tuned for more.

The calendar of free public events follows:

• POW! WOW!: Exploring The New Contemporary Art Movement Exhibition.
Curated by Andrew Hosner from Thinkspace Gallery and presented by POW! WOW! The opening exhibition of 2014′s festival will explore the new contemporary art movement through one of the industry’s leading curators and gallerist. Located at the Honolulu Museum of Art School, 111 Victoria Street, Honolulu. Opening will be on Saturday, February 8th between 6pm to 10pm. Exhibition will run between February 8th and the 15th. Open to all ages.

• Mural painting in Kaka’ako by all of the POW! WOW! artists. See mural map.
• POW! WOW! Pop-up Shop @ Fresh Café and Lana Lane Studios open from 11am-6pm daily. Located at 831 Queen Street, Honolulu. Open to all ages.

• “The Legend of Cool Disco Dan” Film Screening.
Presented by the Honolulu Art Museum and POW! WOW! Film will be introduced by Executive Producer Roger Gastman with a Q&A to follow. Located at Doris Duke Theatre in the Honolulu Musuem of Art School, 900 South Beretania Street, Honolulu. Theatre entrance is at 901 Kinau Street (back of museum). Doors open at 7pm, film starts at 7:30pm.

• POW! WOW! Art and Media Lectures and Panel Discussions.
Featuring Martha Cooper, Lady Aiko, Anna Waclawek and Wayne White. Located at Fresh Café and Loft in Space, 831 Queen Street, Honolulu. Open to all ages.

• POW! WOW! Music Lectures and Panel Discussions.
Speakers to be determined. Located at Fresh Café and Loft in Space, 831 Queen Street, Honolulu. Open to all ages.

• 1XRun and Pangea Seed Print and Custom Toy Exhibition.
Located at Fresh Café and Loft in Space, 831 Queen Street, Honolulu. Open to all ages.

• POW! WOW! Finale Block Party.
POW! WOW! Finale featuring live art by the POW! WOW! artists, food and drinks. Music provided by POW! WOW! music artists. Live music with Alt/Air, Paula Fuga and The Green. Located on Auahi Street in Kakaako. Open to all ages.

• POW! WOW! Afterparty.
Located at the M Nightclub, 500 Ala Moana Boulevard, Honolulu. 21 and over only.

For more information visit the POW! WOW! website.

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sacai Spring/Summer 2014 Stripe Cardigan

While showcasing its Spring/Summer 2014 collection at Paris Fashion Week, sacai presented a layering option that we felt obligated to highlight. One of the standout pieces from the range, this amazing navy cotton-blend cardigan features an elegant red and ivory striped print, v-neck design, front button fastening and two front patch pockets. A perfect choice for the current season, the brand’s striped cardigan is now available online for approximately $1,200 USD.

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The New York Times Examines Sneaker Rivalries Amongst NBA Players

When it comes to on court apparel, one of the only ways NBA players can differentiate themselves from teammates is through their shoe choice – as the NBA has a strict dress code. The New York Times recently explored several sneaker enthusiasts in the Association who despite being payed to endorse certain brands, still shell out several thousands of dollars a month to build their collection. While a choice excerpt appears below, head here to read the piece in its entirety.

P. J. Tucker, a forward with the Phoenix Suns, really likes sneakers. He likes them so much, in fact, that he needs four locations to store his collection.

He keeps some at his home in Phoenix, where about 200 pairs are piled in boxes next to his bed. He stacks others in the locker room at US Airways Center, where he occupies two stalls.

His mother has been gracious enough to stow several dozen at her home. She was, after all, the person who enabled his shoe-buying habit as a child, driving him to a Footaction store whenever the latest pair of Jordans was available.

And then there is the climate-controlled warehouse in North Carolina, not far from where he grew up, where Tucker stashes the bulk of his 2,000-pair collection. He does his best to label the boxes; otherwise, he might forget what he owns.

“My mom asks me all the time, When is it going to be enough?” Tucker said. “I don’t know. It’s an obsession. It’s something that I love. My vice is shoes.”

Tucker has a lot of company. The love affair between N.B.A. players and their basketball shoes has never been more passionate. The players’ unquenchable thirst for footwear is evident on the court, where they cycle through styles hourly, it seems, and at home, where shoe boxes teeter in players’ closets like pieces in a Jenga game.

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Take a Look Inside Frank Thiel’s ‘Nowhere is a Place’ Exhibition at Sean Kelly

For the past two decades, Frank Thiel has recorded the changing architectural landscape of post-reunification Berlin with densely textured, large-scale color photographs. Nowhere is a Place marks the international debut of Thiel’s latest work, in which he turned his camera on the massive glacial ice formations in Argentine Patagonia. Thiel visited Patagonia for the first time fifteen years ago and its overwhelming power stayed with him. He returned in 2011 and 2012 for several site visits and to create these images.

Highlighting the exhibition is Thiel’s largest works to date, an almost thirty-foot long, five-panel photograph of the leading edge of the Perito Moreno glacier in Los Glaciares National Park. The exhibition also includes an image of the terminus of the Piedras Blancas glacier, revealing the almost lunar-like landscape of the rocky, barren ground as the glacier recedes.

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Staple Spring 2014 “Opposites Attract” Lookbook

Staple uses mesh nylons, patterned polyesters, yarn-dyed jerseys and chambrays to make the transition from heavy outerwear to light, breathable casual wear for the warmer months ahead. This collection introduces a new collaboration with British artist Dave White who incorporated his stylized brush strokes into the brand’s signature pigeon. The collection is also home to a collaboration with Jack Stocker — recognized for his minimal, iconic sneaker illustrations – who takes the Jordan 1, Air Max 90 and Staple x Nike Dunks and puts them onto graphic T-shirts. Additionally, the second delivery of the collection will include a polarized, laser-etched Knockaround Sunglasses collaboration that features the signature Staple colorway of grey and pink. The Spring 2014 collection will be available at select retailers beginning February 5.

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Nike Air Tech Challenge II

A revamp of the iconic 1990s court shoe worn by Andre Agassi, the Nike Air Tech Challenge II now boasts bold color blocking and embroidered numerals near the heel. Originally designed with the sport’s unique demands in mind, the shoe’s upper is constructed of premium white leather, whereas the toe panel is formed by TecTuff leather. The panel’s solar orange hue and arched design recall the rock formations of the vast Australian Outback while the vivid blue midsole and rear references the iconic hue of the tennis hard court surfaces. The Nike Air Tech Challenge II is now available at 21 Mercer and Dover Street Market New York.

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Penfield Spring/Summer 2014 Lookbook

Keeping the momentum going from their Fall/Winter 2014 lookbook, Penfield presents a well-executed series of looks for the Spring/Summer 2014 season. Playful patterns and prints factor heavily into the Massachusetts brand’s latest offerings with solid-colored staples thrown in for balance. Both the men’s and women’s styles mix the brand’s penchant for the outdoors with a keen eye for the streets. Look for part of the collection over at the Penfield’s website and check back often for the full seasonal offerings.

If you haven’t already, check out our interview with the brand’s CEO and Creative Director, James Barshall.

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(capsule) New York Fall/Winter 2014 Shoot

The (capsule) trade show really is a rolling fashion circus – but without the clowns. Each season, the crew goes on a menswear tour, taking in Berlin, Paris, New York and Las Vegas. Countless brands showcase their upcoming seasons and, besides placing orders, it’s a great place to meet new friends, discover interesting brands and examine amazing product. Last week, when the road show hit New York’s Basketball City on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, photographer Jerry Buttles and ex-Saint Laurent model Beau Buckley braved the cold winds and heavy snow to shoot a few of the (capsule) highlights.

Shooting Beau in the nearby projects and down by the East River overlooking the Brooklyn Bridge, we managed to incorporate some of the finer threads we found on display. The Fall/Winter 2014 season, judging by the (capsule) brands, is defined by great texture and a subtle color palette. At least those were the pieces we went for, mixing everything from NEIGHBORHOOD, Soulland and Woolrich Woolen Mills to Baartmans and Siegel, Tourne de Transmission and CASH CA. Other highlights included Norse Projects, Shades of Grey by Micah Cohen, Universal Works and Mark McNairy, to name a few.

Outfit 1

NEIGHBORHOOD bucket hat and shirt
CASH CA trousers
A.FOUR Labs jacket

Outfit 2

Shades of Grey by Micah Cohen jacket and trousers
Tourne de Transmission shirt
Timberland boots

Outfit 3

Han Kjøbenhavn Hat
Creep by Hiroshi Awai jacket
New Amsterdam by Mark McNairy shirt
Universal Works waistcoat
Baartmans and Siegel trousers

Outfit 4

Oliver Spencer coat
Wood Wood knitwear
Norse Projects bucket hat
CASH CA trousers
Timberland boots

Outfit 5

Snow Peak jump suit
Wood Wood beanie
Rascals roll neck
Porter bag
New Amsterdam by Mark McNairy boots

Outfit 6

Rascals roll neck
Norse Projects shirt
CASH CA jacket
Soulland trousers

Outfit 7

Woolrich Wollen Mills coat
Orslow shirt

Outfit 8

Soulland shirt
New Amsterdam by Mark McNairy trousers

Outfit 9

Jean Machine jacket
Avec hat and T-shirt
Los Vladimirovich trousers
New Amsterdam by Mark McNairy shoes


Styling and text by David Hellqvist

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