I know this blog is supposed to be about style or what I think style is…well this is one of the coolest thing Ive put on here..You know all the shit lighters you have loads of but cant find when you need one? well drop everything and find one keep it safe and buy this. This does more than just light up a few Marlboros. With the Soto Pocket Torch, any one of those disposable lighters can be turned into a powerful little torch that can crank out a 2,300-degree blue flame. And despite what you might think, using the Soto Pocket Torch actually increases the lifespan of your throw-away by about 60%. No longer regulated to just lighting smokes, the Soto Pocket Torch gives a whole new life to that Bic of yours..now go and burn shit! Available here
British sneaker brand Reebok has hooked up with retail spot size? on an exclusive pastel pack for summer. The “Purple Oasis” pack features two of Reebok’s most iconic styles, the Classic and the Workout Plus. Both styles have been given an allover pastel purple and display their bold and distinctive features without any distractions. The upper on each style is crafted from a brushed micro-perforated nubuck on the base, while the outer paneling exhibits a soft, buttery suede, both complemented by a white midsole and an iced gum sole unit. The pack launches worldwide on August 8 via direct links on their Facebook and Twitter pages, as well as in store. Be warned the styles are limited to 500 pairs worldwide so move fast
Blood Brother’s AW14 collection is its most luxurious so far – the signature butter soft leather pieces are combined to suede details, offering striking contrasts of matt and shiny. The seamless long lined bomber stands out as the ultimate sports luxe must-have with its beautiful finish. Soft alpaca jumpers are available in the collection’s dominant tons of black and red, while the selvedge denim is made from 13oz Japanese Kuroki. The injection of Kevlar gives the designs an innovative techy feel, which contrasts with other organic materials – the pony hair jacket is one of this season’s hero pieces.
These grown up designs and materials are then combined with details inspired by collectibles and sports – panini football stickers, trophies, scars – giving the collection a fun, playful twist. Building on the brand’s reputation for graphics, the key repeated eyes and roses prints are available on shirts and tops. Subtle sport themed embossments can be found on tops, offering an alternative to the brighter printed pieces. Available soon at Concept by Cruise & Van Mildert.
French fashion house Louis Vuitton teams up with FIFA for the second time to design a trophy case for this year’s tournament. The case opens from the front and at the top to allow the trophy to be easily removed. Following the final game on July 13, both the trophy and case will be delivered to the captain of the winning game.
Combining style and performance, adidas has unveiled its brand new Pure Boost silhouette. Pure is the first shoe with an entire Boost cushioning midsole, providing maximum energy return and comfort in a simple design. Top designers from adidas Sport Performance, Y-3 and Originals combined their expertise to create a stylish, lightweight, comfortable shoe that can be worn with anything in the closet. Pure Boost features a breathable four-way stretch seamless upper and no sock liner to enhance the feeling of standing directly on Boost cushioning. The TIRRENINA suede heel, a sustainable luxury fiber that is made without any solvents during the manufacturing process, adds a fashion element and keeps your foot in place without restricting movement. Launch colorways include black, solar blue, tech grey, and infrared, with additional colorways and prints becoming available this summer. The adidas Pure Boost will be available at adidas beginning May 14
G-Star hasnt really been a brand that I’ve ever worn myself, but I have respect for what they have done over the years as a brand. but this collection I really like. They celebrate 10 years with famed architect and industrial designer Marc Newson with the release of their Autumn Winter 2014 collection. Considering how long we see most collaborations stick around, this is pretty significant. The season’s centerpiece is a Reversible Tour Jacket featuring patches that represent a decade’s worth of graphics. Other standouts include the Seven Day Suite, a wool piece that can be treated just like your denim — no washing or ironing. I will 100% be purchasing some of the collection.Look for the collection at global G-Star outlets this October 15.
This post is for no other reason than I can!! Though V-Day is pretty far behind us now, that didn’t stop Maison Kitsuné and Paris-based lingerie designer Yasmine Eslami from getting together to shoot a special lookbook for their Valentine’s capsule collection. Featuring South African model Shané van der Westhuizen, the lookbook was shot by Henrik Purienne.
A.O.CMS is a must have brand for many menswear retailers in Sweden, providing premium basics that aren’t accompanied with a price tag that will make you cringe, whilst carrying a level of quality that will make you want to wear the stuff for days on end. Founder Rodrigo Gutierrez and the Stockholm-based team pride themselves on being one of the ‘slowest brands in the business’, ensuring focus on quality, production and communication. Now that the boys have aced the basics, we’re starting to see hints of fuller collections, including the appearance of a varsity bomber in their Spring/Summer 14 collection entitled ‘Life Uncooked’, made from fine goat suede and that favorite YKK zipper. Take a closer look at A.O.CM
I’m a sucker for well crafted accessories and Tom Hide is a London based creative company, developed from a desire to produce heritage inspired items, made with quality materials and superior craftsmanship. Careful attention is given to the selection of materials that are durable, timeless and shall develop individual character as they age. The current line of belts, bags and leather goods uses waxed canvas from Scotland, leather from premium suppliers in Europe and USA and high strength thread from Japan. Constructed by hand in England using a blend of modern and traditional techniques, each item is unique and enduring. Check em out here