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Shopping — Menswear

Opening Ceremony Bandana Jacket

I pulled this on off of Opening Ceremony’s Instagram feed. Love this jacket, but do you think I’d get flack wearing it around the city?

My hardest city affiliations are with an East Village gay bar, a gymnastics gym I haven’t been to in two years, and Popeye’s on 14th Street. I think I’d be in the clear?I think?


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Yoko Ono‘s getting so much attention for her line at Opening Ceremony — my hope is that in the madness of all the fashion publicity, people take time to listen to this beautiful cover by Yoko …


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ASOS Chevron Sweater

It’s normal right? When Christmas shopping for others you inevitably find stuff for yourself?

Well, I’m putting it out in the ether that I want this ASOS sweater. I do need something to wear for Christmas and for when I go out in my hometown and see all people from high school I didn’t like looking fatter and more divorced. Tis’ the spirit!

I think it’d look great under a blazer.


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NAVYBOOT Oxford Bootie

While looking for tux appropriate shoes for my friend’s wedding, I came across these Oxford Booties by NAVYBOOT. I don’t think I’d normally wear these, but there’s just something about them.

For some reason, they make me think of Little House on the Prairie, which makes me think of Shannen Doherty, which makes me think of her Grade-A bitch face and diastema, which ultimately makes me want them even more.

Unfortunately, they’re priced at $475 USD and they seem to be impossible to buy unless you go to one of their physical stores in Europe or China. Hasn’t anyone told them about the click and mortar business model?

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Griffin Hartland 1

Griffin Hartland 4

Griffin Hartland 2

I’m digging these looks from Griffin Hartland‘s Spring Summer 2013 line.

(via Selectism)

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Every year I resolve to improve my posture, so at first I thought this RISR device that works with your smart phone was pretty cool. RISR is “a wearable sensor network that teaches you how to improve your body language through vibration feedback.”

Interesting right? Something that can help you actively engage the right muscles to improve your posture? Neat!!! Except — the video gets really creepy.

– Apparently the nodule right below your neck acts as a sensor. Creepy.
– The sensor is intended to read your selected target. Creepier!
– You pick a mode in the app, such as “Attraction Mode” and the app will guide your body language in that selected manner. CREEPIER!
– Then “the  target will be permanently tracked, and the vibrations give feedback on how to position yourself.” F***ING CREEPY!!!

I think they basic concept of the device and app are really neat, but this thing really went from zero to creepy super quick. I just can’t get around the fact that it has a camera that tracks targets … and it’s kind of weird how they imply at the end that he’s going to have sex with his “target”. What’s he going to do when he takes his shirt off? Well, I’d actually like to see that part. How hard do you think she’d slap him when he explained what it is?

This actually seems like what could be the beginnings of “Sight” by Eran May-raz and Daniel Lazo:

(RISR via Gizmodo; Sight via Towleroad)

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Si Chan Jacket

I love fall fashion, specifically coats and jackets. You can get a lot of milage out of them and I’ve just always loved jacket that makes a statement.

Check this one out by Si Chan, a student from the London College of Fashion.

I like it. I also like that it’s avant-garde, but also utilitarian at the same time — not only will it keep you warm; this thing can also conveniently hold five wieners with the top set actually feeding you as you walk (or sit on your couch). Oh, the possibilities!

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One of the great things about being back in Brooklyn? Shopping at Alter.

These sneakers made me do a double take. I don’t know if I could pull them off, but I like things that are made with a wink and a nudge (and maybe a poon-jab). I don’t know what that means.

Check out the shoes in Alter’s shop here.

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Gnerd alert! Apparently a company called Air Aroma has created a scent that smells just like an Apple MacBook.

It’s interesting? Must smell better than a Windows scent or an Android + random handset maker scent. I’d actually like to smell this if it does go into production. I’d also like to try it on some Apple employee friends and see how they react to it (sheer anger or pure bliss?).

Read the full story here on Co.Design.

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Mmmmm shoe porn … I’d love to own this pair of shoes from Alba Prat; it’s too bad this year’s tax return is going to be a giggle, a fart, and a finger point from the man. My shoe-game brings on a major case of the sads. There’s always next year?

More men’s Spring 2012 footwear over on KNSTRCT.

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Rag & Bone

I’m OBSESSED with Rag & Bone’s Northside Duffle Coat.

I got a chance to try it on a week ago when I stumbled into Lane Crawford in Hong Kong (not Lane Bryant!). I haven’t been able to stop thinking about it since. The picture kind of makes it seem a little Paddington Bear and doesn’t quite do it justice. The fit is AMAZING.

I’ve always liked what Rag & Bone does (they produce a majority of their stuff in the US: here’s a video), but now that I’ve actually tried one of their pieces on, I’m really looking forward to stopping into their Christopher Street store in NYC to try a few more things on. With the quality of the material and the great off-the-rack fit, it just seems like a great investment.

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