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Gray Intarsia Socks

Blue Blue Japan pays homage to their home country with these socks featuring the rising sun. Woven into the ankle of these reinforced, cotton-blend items, a red circle references the nation’s flag: the Hinomaru. As they’re finished off with tapered cuffs, these socks won’t lose their shape or slide down when worn.

Menswear Label Willem’s Contrasting Artistic Influences

Ahead of the brand’s first-ever NYC pop-up, we speak with founder Sean McDonagh Menswear brand Willem—under the direction of founder and creative lead Sean McDonagh—reimagines staples with contrasting artistic influences. The newest collection, FW19’s Pavement Preacher, includes nods to Dash Snow, Glenn O’Brien, Richard Prince, and silhouettes from Clint Eastwood’s Pale Rider. When investigating “cowboy” style (which comes and goes), McDonagh saw an opportunity to …

Inside adidas’ MakerLab With Three Emerging Designers

Helen Kirkum, Alex Nash and Shun Hirose discuss their collaborative sneakers, and what it’s like to be a part of every step of the process The adidas‘ MakerLab is essentially a hub for all of the brand’s ideations—those released and those archived. Within the walls of the previously inaccessible studio space, there are endless swatches of fabrics, space for sketching and crafting, a wealth of …

Gift Guide: Eco-Friendly Grooming Products

While we wait for big corporations and governmental change, we can all do a little better For many of us, waiting for big corporations and government sectors to take responsibility for the damage being done to our planet isn’t quite enough. We can all make small but significant changes through our routines—even if it’s just taking the time to read a label to see if …

Mark Webber Talks Cars, Watches + Motorsports

Insight from the Australian motorsport legend during his very first Monterey Car Week When we sat down for breakfast with Australian motorsport legend Mark Webber, we were surprised to learn that it was his first visit to the Northern Pacific coast during the annual celebration of all things automotive: Monterey Car Week. His overall impressions of the event are enthusiastic, “California is synonymous with extraordinary …

London’s Playful New Standard Hotel

The brand’s first foray outside the USA puts the focus on public spaces The Standard‘s first foray outside of the USA, The Standard London offers quite the visual feast—saturated in countless colors, patterns and textures. With familiar retro-futurism, it feels similar to those in NYC and Miami, and maintains the brand’s focus on bringing locals and guests together in vibrant, dynamic public spaces. The hotel’s …

Tuxedo: The Tuxedo Way

Accompanied by a video directed by choreographer Ian Eastwood, Tuxedo’s “The Tuxedo Way” (from the new album Tuxedo III) is an anthem and a sonic mantra. The duo—comprised of Mayer Hawthorne and Jake One—is dead-set on resurrecting funk, complete with plenty of R&B, boom-bap and disco influences. While the tune is nostalgic (with just the right amount of self-aware kitsch), it’s also contemporary—and undeniably infectious.

McLaren Introduces an Original GT Model

Expanding upon the lessons learned with the 570GT, the brand introduces an entirely new design By definition, a Grand Tourer (GT) is the amalgamation of speed, luxury and comfort—a sports car with enough storage space to support multi-day road trips. Fans of McLaren will recall 2016’s 570GT release, the third installment of the model’s iterations—with the 570S and 570S Spider predating it. The new McLaren …

Stòffa’s Stylish SoHo Outpost

The newly opened space acts as the headquarters for the brand’s efforts Oftentimes custom-fitted clothing can be costly and exclusive. But for Stòffa, an independent made-to-measure brand that launched in 2014, the process of buying clothes that are crafted just for you shouldn’t be limited to three-piece-suits or hats and priced outrageously. As designer Nick Ragosta explains, “We believe that made-to-measure is an important vehicle …