Of course for my first post I pick a lengthy documentary, but if you have time to sit back and watch this, you won’t be disappointed. William Klein is probably one of the most influential street photographers as well as one of the great early fashion photographers of the 20th century. He’s one bad ass old man to boot….he does whatever he wants. The stories this man must have!!!
…with Vans Cold Weather Classics for Holiday 2012.
When the temperature drops, it’s important to have footwear that protects you against the elements. That’s why Vans offers Classics options updated with materials that will brave cold weather. A six-pack offering including the 106 Vulcanized, Era and Mid Skool ‘77 are available in water resistant pig suede promoting both style and function. Additionally, the Mid Skool ’77 and Era are lined with a soft fleece for an extra layer of warmth. Another style designed to keep feet dry this holiday season is the Outdoor Switchback. The rugged and comfortable silhouette is made from the same water-resistant pig suede and includes waxed laces that repel water. A vulcanized mudguard and gusseted tongue provide additional protection against any climate.
The Cold Weather Classics are now available at Vans retail locations and wholesale accounts.
Click below to check them out.
My desktop is a mess, so it’s time for another “on my desktop” post. Keep reading to check out a bunch of random images that I’ve saved over the past few weeks.
Wild in the Wind is a new project I worked on with Chad Moore for Dazed and Confused. Chad shot the photos that are featured as an editorial in the October issue of Dazed and I shot a film to go along with the article.
Super happy with how the whole project turned out and it was great to work with Chad! We’ve been friends for ages (I actually met him at Woodward when he was a camper and I was working there almost 10 years ago). Keep reading to see the film and the rest of the photos and check out the whole thing on the Dazed site.
Vans & Cult are set to drop the shoes they have been working on.
How do I know? Because I was lucky enough to get some of these in the mail recently. There are 2 styles, a mid (Atwood ) and a low top (Brasco), which came out nice. It’s easy to think that these are just black sneakers, but the materials feel quality and more than likely, you can wear these everyday. They also come with an extra set of orange laces if you want more pop.
Both shoes are wrapped in high-end black leather and use a waxed textile on accent panels for a rich look and feel. The vulcanized outsole and gum-colored WaffleGrip tread is a direct tie back to Vans heritage, while the sockliner artwork is a CULT original that ties back to the CULT attitude. Both shoes are lined with a 6oz. canvas in hunter orange from the CULT color palette and feature our Megathane midsole to keep both styles comfortable all day long, as well as prevent heel bruising while riding.
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Shadow posted up their 2011 Back to School softgoods. Check them out HERE.
My old friend Mike Dytri is one of those “never not working” types that gets you pumped to go accomplish things, and on top of that I love the irony of him being such a “design guy” that you’d never know that, just for fun, he’s also a MMA killing machine.
I met Mike back in early 2000 when he was doing all of the creative for MOSH, which was a cool time because he was exposing all of us BMX kids to some fun stuff… introducing us to the staff at Big Brother, having our ads shot by fashion and skate photographers, and hooking us up with free custom-made, shrink-wrapped graphic tee shirts from his line Subfreakie.
Most recently, with his brand Ludwig Van, he’s collaborated with Vans to make an interesting run of shoes that have gone over quite well.
Read a quick interview with Mike at Breaks of 10.
Lahsaan Kobza doing it for Shadow pro. Feelin it!
Travis Collier has been modifying and making custom clothes for as long as I’ve known him. The past few years, he’s gotten really into customizing military jackets, so we thought it would be really cool if he put together a few limited jackets for Defgrip! We have some available for sale on our online store now, so pick one up and keep reading to check out a bunch of photos shot by David Lang!!
I feel strongly about custom fit and detailing in clothing. So much so that I spend alot of time customizing my own wardrobe and accessories. These Defgrip jackets were a prime example of this. After creating one or two of my own, I received such a great response to the look and fit of them. So Defgrip and I decided to do a collaboration and make more. Each piece started as a vintage military fatigue, I then dyed, fitted and detailed each piece into an entirely different jacket.
– Travis Collier
Even though the interviewer looks like Dimitri Martin playing a joke, this interview with Karl Lagerfeld is awesome. And even though he ironically admits to personally avoiding technology during an interview about how great the present (and the future, and technology) is, I think his point about the subjectivity of opinions on time periods in general is on point. Big picture. I like this guy.
Found on the Red Wing blog (bookmark it). Click below for the video.
Bonus: Me dressed as Karl for Halloween 2009.
I never got into fingerboards or fingerbikes, but I certainly did see every single object around me as an imaginary mini riding obstacle. We probably all did as kids, and still do.
Click below for the video.
W Magazine was recently re-vamped by the lead of the new editor Stefano Tonchi. To give you a glimpse into the new style and direction of the magazine, W has produced a short documentary about the changes and what’s to come. The film gives you a great look into how a magazine is produced and the people that are behind each issue. You can check out the documentary on the W website.
It’s interesting to see how the concept of a “test shot” can go from sliiiiiightly awkward to super cool with just the addition of a few smart words spoken by the subject. It adds meaning. I’m a fan of the new format.
Go here to read Jake’s introduction to Brendon or click below to view the video.
Remember Now is a short film directed by Karl Lagerfeld to promote the new Chanel Cruise line. The story line – an old rich guy hanging out with a bunch of young models dancing around a partying all nigh… The substance of the film may be very light, but it’s beautifully shot and after watching this who wont want to be in Saint Tropez, living the ultimate luxury lifestyle with beautiful women wearing fabulous clothes… Well… I guess that scenario sounds appealing before you even watch the film. None the less, you should definitely check this out. Beautiful girls, great cinematography, and a cameo with Karl Lagerfeld dressed in an all white suit!
The crew at Say Mayday have their first batch of t-shirts out! To celebrate the release, they are actually giving them away. All you have to do is send one of your friends to the Say Mayday Facebook page, then drop them an email to let them know you did! How can you beat a deal like that??
Best thing I’ve seen all day. A very humorous breakdown of George Costanza’s clothing related to todays trends from Start to Finish. It’s funny because every time I watch Seinfeld I always marvel at how bad their clothes are… But this post made me realize I’m completely wrong. George Costanza is on point… HAHA.
Ryan Moore sent us this dope photo of him in a Quilted T shirt in a meeting room at his work (Victoria’s Secret!) The photo is too dope not to post and we want to see more for you guys. If you picked up a one of our t-shirts send us a photo rocking it! You can either send an email or just hit us on our Facebook page!
A few years back we made the Purple Rain t-shirt. I think we made about 100 shirts and the other day, I came across some leftover sizes. We have 9 smalls, 1 medium, and 2 larges left and I just threw them into our online store! We printed the shirts on a standard All Style Apparel t-shirt, so they’ll be a bit thicker than the Quilted T and I’m also shipping them out of Canada, so the shipping price is a bit more for the US… But they are only $15 and if they sell anything like the past two shirts we posted, they’ll be gone in a few hours!!
So, the first batch of the Defgrip Quilted T sold out so fast that a lot of people didn’t get to pick one up. We were super stoked that so many people were into the shirt, so we made a second batch. This time we did a black shirt with a white print. Just like last time, they are printed on an American Apparel Summer T and are available in small, medium, large, X-large and XX-large. We have 58 shirts in total, just about the same as last time and those sold out in under 24 hours, so if you want to pick one up act fast!
Our new t-shirt is available NOW! We only have about 50 in stock so if you want to pick one up, make sure you act fast! The shirts are printed on American Apparel Summer T’s and come in small, med, large, x-lare, and xx-large. We shot a bunch of photos with our friend Chris Martindale. Chris is an amazing rider, who rides for MacNeil BMX, and has been one of my best friends for the past ten years! Check out some more photos of Chris rocking our Quilted T after the jump!
I just had the pleasure to meet the guys over at lifetime collective yesterday as part of a project I am working on, and I have to say I was super stoked to hang and get to know these guys a little bit, super inspiring group of individuals, who are all very talented! I got a sneak peak at next years line, and I have to say I’m pretty damn impressed!
The process is as important as the product. Our clothing is inspired by the communities we live in, the places we travel to, and the people that surround us. While based in Vancouver, Canada, Lifetime exists as part of a much larger international movement to promote the passion and creativity long-driven by artists, musicians, skateboarders, snowboarders and free-thinkers of all sorts.
Also check out the beautifully done film for the 2010 line coming out by motion picture collective Salazar after the jump, you’ll be impressed!
This is how it breaks down; New York times has a magazine called T Magazine, T Magazine has a blog called The Moment, and The Moment has a column called “Photos of the Moment” and that is what the post is about. Photos of the Moment document all of the behind-the-scenes details at the major fashion shows around the world. The most recent show’s have been shot by photography duo Sofia Sanchez and Mauro Mongiello and I grabbed a collection of my favorite shots that you can check out after the jump. Although the photos are not that big in size, they are very captivating and they really give you an inside look into what’s going on and who’s in attendance at these big fashion shows.