Craving More Certified Lover Boy? New Drake x Nike NOCTA Is on the Way

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Whether you’ve got Certified Lover Boy fatigue or have been left with cravings, more Drake is on the way, thanks to the new Nike NOCTA golf collection.

It’s been a while since the Drake x Nike NOCTA subdivision has been on our radars. After a very on-brand, in-your-face global billboard campaign at the tail-end of 2020, NOCTA has given hungry fans a slow drip feed or product drops. While the debut collection was massively well-received thanks to the oversized Swoosh logo puffer jacket, subsequent drops of hoodies and tees haven’t quite lived up to the hype.

The upcoming drop has the potential to bring NOCTA back into the spotlight, as the focus is shifted from Nike’s more traditional streetwear staples and onto Drake’s supposed love of golf.

With this newfound focus on the green, the division’s distinctly London-to-Toronto aesthetic takes a slight backseat. Gone are blacked-out technical jackets, puffer jackets, and piped tracksuits, and in their place, a selection of elevated golfing silhouettes from the Nike archive.

Once again, the latest drop is a concise arrangement, defined by ten core functional pieces. You’ll find adaptive styles like anoraks, turtlenecks, crew neck sweats, tees, polos, and eyewear in an ultra-wearable palette of black, grey, white, and green.

You can expect the Drake x Nike NOCTA golf collection to touch down online at Nike SNKRS and NOCTA on September 23.

Tom of Finland Isn’t Even the Most NSFW Part of Carne Bollente’s New Collection

Carne Bollente is filling a niche we knew existed but didn’t know we needed — sex-positive streetwear. The brand, founded in 2014 by friends Hijiri Endo, Théodore Famery and Agoston Palinko, makes a range of apparel, with each piece outfitted with the brand’s signature: embroidered sexual acts. Talk about breaking necks on the streets.

“Through our creations, we want to positively change cultural attitudes and sexual norms,” co-founder Hiji Endo explains to me. “There are loads of definitions of sex positivity, but the main idea is that we want everybody to feel confident, safe and free in their sexual identity. Including their sexual expression, orientation, relationship to their bodies, and reproductive rights.”



The brand doesn’t just translate our carnal desires onto clothing, it also works with foundations and charities dedicated to improving our sexual lives, including AIDS associations and those promoting transgender rights.

For its latest collection, Carne Bollente teamed up with an icon of homoerotic art, Tom of Finland. Even if you don’t know the name, it’s likely you know Tom of Finland’s images. Last year, Highsnobiety published a 100 years retrospective of the artist, exploring how his “distinct style of man-on-man action has penetrated pop culture.” After posting the article on Instagram, a deluge of homophobic comments followed and 32,308 users abruptly unfollowed our account. The event exposed how deeply embedded homophobia is in streetwear — and how powerful Tom of Finland’s work is.



With 10 percent of proceeds going towards the Tom of Finland Foundation’s mission of “protecting, preserving, and promoting the erotic arts”, you can wear your fresh pieces knowing you’re continuing his legacy — and pissing off homophobes in the process.

Below, we spoke to Carne Bollente about its latest collection. From an imaginary porn studio to ancient Greek sex toys, get an insider look at each piece below.

“For this illustration, we took inspiration from a book named Bound by Lust, romantic stories of submission and sensuality. It’s important to note that we believe in freedom of different kinks and plays, but with consent only, that’s why we included this important message too!”

“Usually we really love playing with the ’60s and ’70s because that’s when people started talking about feminism, freedom of sex etc. But this season, we decided to focus on ’70s and ’80s. We had been watching a lot of movies from that era, and we decided to create this idea of the Carne Bollente Porn Studio, which is the title of our AW21 collection. The Sindrella T-shirt is a scene from one of our imaginary porn movies.”

“Tom of Finland was a great activist during the ’80s and ’90s when HIV really began to hit the community. He was opening working on gay art and he was one of the first people to work on that subject as an artist. We’ve always had such respect for his work and we are very lucky to be able to work with the foundation. For these pieces, we mixed our signature embroidery with his illustrations.”

“We’ve been using this slogan for a while and it’s really fun to make something so explicit. There’s not much meaning behind it, just that orgasms are fantastic and everyone loves them.”

“This is one of my favorite pieces. The idea comes from a traditional Hungarian hand embroidery work, our co-founder Agoston is from Hungary, and we thought it would be cool to focus and take inspiration from our roots. He found these beautiful references of handmade embroideries from Hungary, and we applied the technique into the design.”

“We went to a museum to do research into the past because sexual objects have always existed in the world and many of them actually originate from the Roman or Ancient Greek period. We decided to curate beautiful objects from different places and eras.”

“We call this one Dick face — it’s a sun with a face, but there’s also a guy with a dick.”

“For the last few years, we’ve tried to incorporate more inclusivity into our designs. This one is simple, it’s a lesbian couple — two beautiful women having fun and making love under the moon.”

“This one is really fun, we thought it would be really nice to try to think of different benefits of having sex. There is no scientific reference or proof to our points, just our opinions!”

“With this image, we are trying to represent the power of women. For example, we never draw illustrations that show women in a vulnerable position, we always show them stronger than men.”

“This is another piece from the Carne Bollente Porn Studio, the idea was that it was a really successful studio in the ’70s and ’80s and then suddenly it stopped making films and people started gathering archives of the studio. This one is a sexy Sci-Fi film.”

Every season we like to draw different illustrations of people hanging out, maybe having sex or hugging and kissing. It’s a representation of being united and being together with everyone.

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Take a First Look at the Nike Air Jordan 6 “UNC”

Brand: Nike

Model: Air Jordan 6 “UNC”

Release Date: March 5 2022

Price: $200

Buy: TBC

Editor’s Notes:  It’s safe to say Nike certainly has an affinity for “Carolina Blue,” the official Pantone donned by the University of North Carolina. The “UNC” color scheme of blue and white has found itself donning some of the Swoosh’s most popular silhouettes, from the Air Jordan 1 High to the Dunk Low.

Given its classic blocking scheme and easy wearability, any sneaker donning a “UNC” makeup is an easy winner, and releases under the name have typically found fetching a pretty penny on the secondary market.

Next in the line for a college-inspired makeup is the classic Air Jordan 6. Unlike the silhouettes of choice before it, the AJ6 switches out a full leather construction for a mix of “University Blue” nubuck with white leather overlays. The pairing bears a striking resemblance to the popular AJ6 “Carmine” which featured red paneling in place of blue.

Secondary hits of navy blue adorn the midsole, lace toggle, heel tab, and Air Jordan branding at the midfoot. Icy blue outsole portions then provide the finishing touches you’d expect from any Air Jordan 6.

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Out-And-About Pet Tote

Suitable for dogs up to 30 pounds, Roverlund’s Out-and-About Pet Tote is the ideal carrier for city pets. The roomy interior bedding allows a pooch to move around, sit, stand or lie down as they please, while the removable padded base blends comfort and easy cleaning. Stylish and portable, this carrier sports slip-resistant shoulder straps, comes in a variety of camouflage and black color options, …

Casio G-SHOCK’S Indestructible DW-5600 Just Got the Daily Paper Treatment

Originally released in 1983, the G-SHOCK DW-5600 crushed all opponents in its wake and became one of the watches to own during the ’90s. It takes the digital and minimal basis of the classic CASIO F-91w and gives it the shock-resistant, hammer-resistant, and cement-roller resistant treatment G-SHOCK designer Kikuo Ibe is famous for. The epitome of tough, the DW-5600 is finally meeting its match by collaborating with Daily Paper who has stamped its own presence on the watch and accompanying campaign.

No Frills, No Gimmicks should be the tagline for this product. It just goes hard. The Daily Paper logo looks suitably at home alongside G-SHOCK’s own and the all-black face, strap, and chunky look is retro, classic, futuristic, sleek, and impactful all at the same time.

The DW-5600 is full of all the shock, water, scratch-resistant features you need, and the watch strap and face features a Daily Paper monogram print shield logo watermark etched into the back of the case. On the release, G-Shock says, “We from G-SHOCK are excited to announce our very first partnership with Daily Paper.
The collaboration celebrates our shared love for music, art, fashion, and street culture, with strong roots going back to the ’90s. Our united passion for creativity has led us to design an outstanding collective piece that shares inspiration from the heritage and brand DNA of both G-SHOCK and Daily Paper.”

To accompany the release Daily Paper has given the associated marketing visuals a full ’90s makeover, with the campaign reinterpreting classic Casio ads in true Daily Paper fashion. You can buy the G-SHOCK x Daily Paper DW-5600 here.

Goodbye Puddle Boots, Hello Stride Boots

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Bottega Veneta‘s footwear has been a huge success since Daniel Lee‘s appointment at the label, with multiple silhouettes becoming favorites among fashion’s elite. Now, Bottega’s Salon 02 collection is hitting shelves, and the collection includes a new head-turning silhouette dubbed the Stride boot.

Much like its predecessor, the Puddle Boot, the Stride is crafted from 100% rubber. The menswear silhouette arrives in four colors, including “Blaster,” “Bottle Green,” “Travertine,” “Sea Salt,” and “Black,” and features a glossy finish.

The silhouette also arrives in a womenswear version, featuring a tall 9 cm heel, and is dubbed the Shine. The women’s shoe arrives in three colors, “Blaster,” “Sea Salt,” and “Black,” and is finished off with a lugged outsole for good grip.

Perhaps, the new silhouettes will become even more popular than the Puddle boot, which has been called the ultimate “Fashion Victim” shoe by many, and also has a big fan base which led to the shoe arriving in new colorways for the Fall/Winter 2021 season.

Both the Stride and the Shine boots are currently available to order online at Bottega Veneta’s website, alongside the rest of the highly anticipated Salon 02 collection which also includes new iterations of the popular Lug Boot, and great apparel for the Fall/Winter season.

Lauren Elkin’s New Book Will Change the Way You Think About Your Commute

Rohmer Buses – A Good Marriage

There’s something about emerging from lockdown that has made diaristic writing feel fresh. It’s probably to do with all that time we spent alone: suddenly, the ordinary rush and press of moving through the city, of a commute, has become interesting again. One way to observe all of it might be through the window of a bus, and one way to write it down might be via iPhone notes. Recently, I’ve been in a new city (Berlin) and have tapped into my screen such fascinating observations as, “Manhellip;

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Lace up With the James Bond X Danner 007 Tanicus Boot

Brand: James Bond x Danner

Model: 007 Tanicus

Release Date: September 16

Price: $180

Buy: Online at Danner

Editor’s Notes: It feels like a lifetime ago that the 25th James Bond film, No Time to Die, was announced. Following the departure of Danny Boyle and John Hodge from the movie’s production due to creative differences, and the snowball effect of the COVID-19 pandemic, the film faced an abundance of delays.

Now, a full two years after the title’s official release, Bond is finally headed back to the big screen. As has become customary with the international spy’s cinematic adventures, the release is not without a slew of stylistic collaborations close behind.

Most recently we’ve had eyes on the upcoming James Bond x adidas Running Collection, which, frankly, didn’t quite meet expectations. There’s plenty to choose from, with further collabs from Omega, Swatch, and Crockett & Jones, to name a few. Given the character’s penance for sharp tailoring and high-octane action, it can be hard to hit the mark – but Danner understood the assignment.

Given the brand’s history of providing high-performance tactical boots for the armed forces, it made perfect sense to dress Bond for his latest mission. Created using Danner’s mainstay Tanicus boot, the 007 Tanicus features durable suede and ballistic nylon paired with a breathable mesh lining in an all-black finish.

Although Q won’t hand-deliver these, the special-edition collectors packaging just might provide the experience of gearing up as 007.

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