The Best of 2014: Buying Guides

These are the best buying guides published on Gear Patrol in 2014. …

END Clothing Take us to Hadrian’s Wall for Winter 2014

Online retailer END present their Winter 2014 editorial featuring the best cold weather wears of the season. Shot at the historic Hadrian’s Wall near Northumberland, there’s a quality range of outerwear from Stone Island and Nigel Cabourn along with key pieces from favorites like Norse Projects , Beams Plus , and Diemme

nonnative’s Takayuki Fujii Chats with HAVEN Shop

Canada’s HAVEN traveled to Japan and sat down with Takayuki Fujii of nonnative for a quick chat on the brand’s origins and design ethos. Unlike most fashion designers, Fujii prides himself on a utilitarian approach. He states, “I aim to make clothes that aren’t overly stylish… I want to make real clothes.” Fujii cites his ongoing travel to the United States and Europe as a major influence on nonnative and his overall vision as a creator. The yearning for foreign or alien influence is a recurring force behind many of our favorite labels — a certain level of appropriation makes for interesting product, which is why we feel nonnative is so successful

Miley Cyrus Gets Into the Christmas Spirit by Dressing Up Like an Elf With Festive Nipple Pasties

Miley Cyrus gets into the holiday spirit by dressing in an outlandish elf costume.

Retrospect: 8 Streetwear Brands Running the Game Right Now

Meet the streetwear brands that are keeping the rebellious spirit of style alive.

Lamborghini Unveil the Pirelli Edition 2015 Aventador

The holidays are a time to celebrate relationships.

Wings + Horns Celebrates 10 Years With a Custom Service Boot Made in Collaboration With Viberg

Wings + Horns teams up with footwear company Viberg for a custom Service Boot.

Artist Ryder Ripps Creates "White People Suck" Stickers

Conceptual artist Ryder Ripps creates stickers that we need today.

About Face: Washington, D.C.’s Philip Soriano

We caught up with the Hugh & Crye co-founder to discuss his grooming habits, the role they plays in his success, and what’s distinctive about style in D.C.

See Levi’s Vintage Clothing Styled by SOTO Berlin

South of Torstrasse, Berlin lies the menswear concept store SOTO . In April 2010, the boutique was founded on the principle of providing thoughtful clothing choices that seamlessly integrate into the always-evolving life of the modern man.

A Conversation with John: Wilson & Willy’s

I first had the chance to meet John Mooty in early 2012, not long after he helped to revive Faribault Woolen Mills the prior year.

A.P.C. Founder Jean Touitou Thinks Stylish Dudes Are "Not Sexy"

A.P.C.’s creative director is known for his brash honesty, which is on full display in a new interview with Brownbook.

24 Mind-Blowing Stats About 2014

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What The Cast Of ‘Dumb And Dumber To’ Have Learnt In 20 Years

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Micky Flanagan’s TV Review Of The Year

The comedian reveals his favourite TV shows of the year and throws in a few LOLs for good measure. AskMen: Follow us on Facebook: Follow us on Twitter: Follow us on Foursquare: Let us know know your opinions by commenting below!

Micky Flanagan Tells You Why Every Man Needs A Bromance

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41 Men Who Failed At 2014 Harder Than You Did | Best Fails 2014

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Lee Evans On Talking To An Audience

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Lee Evans On His Favourite Comedians

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Get 25 Percent Off Top Brands Including Engineered Garments, Our Legacy, and More at Gentry Until 2015

Gentry is offering 25 percent off brands like Engineered Garments, Our Legacy, visvim, and everything else it stocks through the end of the year.

250+ Last Minute Gift Ideas for Everyone On Your List

You’ve waited till the bitter end — but don’t let your procrastination ruin the holiday spirit. Here’s 250+ gift ideas all under $50. Think of the egregious expense of express shipping as your penance.

Inside Cereal Magazine Issue 8 – From the Yukon to St Ives

Another beautifully put together issue of Cereal Magazine as we reach issue 8. Following their pop-up winter shop at the Ace Hotel, London, a series of travel guides as well as numerous collaborations including a watch with VOID and a cashmere scarf by  ESK , the guys get round to presenting 148 travel-centric pages that will immediately send you rushing for your passport.

Kanye West and Kim Kardashian’s First Fashion Campaign Is a Sexy Ad for Balmain

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West pose for Balmain in their first fashion campaign.

The Year in Celebrity Hair F*ckery

From the bizarre to the absolute fails.

The Fifti Fifti Lightweight “Backpack” Shelving System

Germany’s Fifti Fifti develop an alternative to the average display system with a modular set of shelving dubbed the Backpack.

See the Full Eye Respect Spring/Summer 2015 Sunglass Collection

British eyewear maker Eye Respect have come on leaps and bounds in 2014. All manufactured by hand, it takes 60 stages to produce their well-built frames, providing options both for sunny days and for those who need the optician’s assistance. Here we take a look at their full sunglass range, once again full of bold cuts including the rectangular Alex , ’50s-inspired EJ and owl-like Shaun for Harry Potter moments

KATSU’s Drone Graffiti Paintings Will Be Shown in an Exhibition at the Hole Gallery in New York

Prolific graffiti artist KATSU will open a solo show of paintings and other works at the Lower East Side gallery early next month.

10 Expert Tips to Immediately Improve Your Photography

Step your photography game up with these useful tips everyone with a camera should know.

If the Hat Fits

Dressed up, my lazy brim fedoras looked really smart when we dropped by the Hell’s Kitchen Flea earlier this month. They’re warm and we like that

HC Eco-Friendly Foodie Gift Guide by Jenni Kayne

I love receiving fashion designer Jenni Kayne ‘s blog Rip + Tan , named after her children.  It’s full of healthy recipes, interesting profiles, and eco-friendly advice.  Maybe it’s because she and her family live in California.

Tanner Goods Introduce Horween Dublin Leather Collection

Tanner Goods expand their fit to burst range with a new selection of goods. On their yearly trip to Chicago to visit their friends at the Horween plant, the crew stumbled upon a new hide they just couldn’t resist

Acne Studios Celebrate LA Anniversary with Art Deco-Inspired Sweatshirts

Acne Studios celebrate a year at their first West Coast location this month. The Downtown Los Angeles store covers 5,000 sq ft at the art deco skyscraper known as the Eastern Columbia Building, a California landmark and the handiwork of Claud Beelman, the celebrated architect responsible for a host of other Streamline Moderne structures in the neighbourhood. A grand home indeed, the Swedish label celebrate with the release of two bold print sweatshirts

Behind the Scenes with Frank Muytjens, Jens Risom & More in Book “Faculty Department”

A fashion photographer plying his trade in NYC, Justin Chung finds himself surrounded by interesting and creative individuals on a daily basis. Curious about, not only their work, but everything that surrounds it, he was inspired to launch a project highlighting “how the smallest intricacies in their daily lives contributed to making them the most effective, most happy, and most real.” That project is called Faculty Department .

‘Faculty Department’ by Fashion Photographer Justin Chung

A fashion photographer plying his trade in NYC, Justin Chung finds himself surrounded by interesting and creative individuals on a daily basis. Curious about, not only their work, but everything that surrounds it, he was inspired to launch a project highlighting “how the smallest intricacies in their daily lives contributed to making them the most effective, most happy, and most real.” That project is called Faculty Department

Today in Gear: December 22, 2014

Justin Chung’s new photography book, Blackberry returns to the keyboard, medical marijuana storage cases and more. … Read More »


James Andrew and Scott McBee Xmas 2008 Wile this time of year can be pretty beautiful, Christmas and the new year is approaching quickly, and all of the holiday mayhem might find a few of us feeling a bit frazzled! Looking back into the WIJW archives, it seems that not much has changed, and neither has my message: take time to savor the moment! Today’s WIJW retro image is from way back in 2008 in a post we called Savoring the Moment that was in turn inspired by a 1948 House & Garden photo, re-interpreted with the help of my beloved Scott McBee and the rest of the WIJW creative staff. House & Garden December 1948 Taking a moment to relax and enjoy the moment is one of those rare luxuries, and this time of year is perfect for reflecting and being grateful for all of the good things.

Draco’s Suits: Navy Nailhead and Grey Chalkstripe

Marc Ange Draco (Gabriele Ferzetti) in On Her Majesty’s Secret Service is one of Bond’s best-dressed allies of the series. He is introduced wearing a perfectly-fitted navy nailhead three-piece suit. Nailhead is not to be confused with birdseye , but both are tiny repeating patterns


And so, for a second week running, the generously-stocked drinks trolley manned by Swedish chef Mr.

Nicki Minaj Becomes the New Face of Roberto Cavalli

Peep some of the images from Roberto Cavalli’s Spring/Summer 2015 campaign.

BUKHT Spring 2015 – Understated Cool

Japanese label BUKHT teach a lesson in clean and understated design for Spring/Summer 2015. Working with a timeless color palette of tan, crisp white, greys and cool blue tones, each piece holds some sophisticated detail, elevating these standard styles

Shepard Fairey and Cleon Peterson Collaborate on Two Bold Black and White Murals in Miami

The two street art stars join forces for two new projects.

Jay Z and Beyonce Lose $70 Million Beverly Hills Mansion to the Creator of Minecraft

The mansion comes with a room full of candy. It would’ve been paradise for Blue Ivy.

Upgrade Your Shoe Game With These Tricker’s Shoes from Lost & Found

Retailer Lost & Found is now selling two new pairs of shoes by Tricker’s. Check them out.

This Is the World’s Deepest Swimming Pool

Get a closer look at the world’s deepest pool located at an Italian spa complex.

Holiday Staff Wish List | Jacob Breinholt

Since I end up spending most of my cash money on mundane items like laundry detergent and metro cards, getting surprise gifts during the holidays is always a treat. Even though most of the stuff on my list is not the most practical, it would be nice if some of it ended up under the tree with my name on it (especially because I’m ALWAYS nice).

16 Hilarious Rapper Face Swaps

When rappers’ faces become switched with other rappers and celebrities, hilarity ensues.

Alpa and Phase One are announcing their new flagship cameras…

Alpa and Phase One are announcing their new flagship cameras today, the A-Series, a three model lineup of cameras with gigantic medium-format sensors for you pixel hungry shooters. Sensors range from 50 to 80 megapixels and each camera comes with a 35mm Rodenstock Alpar lens

Oiler’s Car Club & The Race of Gentlemen

Oiler’s Car Club & The Race of Gentlemen

You Can Rent a Gingerbread Home This Holiday Season

You’d actually be booking a virtual stay inside these gingerbread homes, but the idea behind this project is awesome.

This Week in Culture: December 20, 2014

North Korea squares up against Sony, medical marijuana is officially legalized and the NYTimes interviews masters over 80 years old. ..

This Week in Gear: December 15 – 19

A look back at an entire week’s worth of gear.

8-Year-Old Artist Yung Lenox Builds a Massive Lego Cam’ron

Yes, this model of Cam’ron was made entirely out of Legos.

This Airport in Singapore Is About to Be Transformed Into Paradise

Here’s an airport you’ll actually want to stay in for hours.

The Paper-Thin & Bulbless “Organic LED” Desk Lamp by OTI Lumionics

Desk lamps come in all forms, but the folks at OTI Lumionics are onto something new. Their current project, the thin  aerelight OLED desk lamp, features innovative “organic light-emitting diodes” that are environmentally-friendly, using less energy than ordinary light sources. OLED, short for organic LED, “passes electricity through a thin layer of carbon-based dyes,” replacing the need of a bulb and allowing for the lamp’s highly modern paper-thin shape

MKI Drops Yet Another Dope Set of Jackets With Its Chrome Nappa Collection

The five-piece collection features leather that has undergone a chrome tanning process.

Photographer Henrik Haven Shares Images From the Urban Nation Street Art Project in Malaysia

Take a trip to Malaysia to see all the beautiful street art that went up last month.

The 20 Worst Mixtape Covers of 2014

‘Tis the season to reflect on the worst mixtape covers shared on the Internet this year.

10 Holiday Gifts from Nordstrom – Gant Rugger, Filson & More

After a few of our own buyer’s guides to holiday gifts, we’ve partnered with global retailer  Nordstrom to present another curated list of gift-worthy items. If you still couldn’t find the right thing from any of our guides (see below), don’t fret. It’s okay

Moscot and Black Thought of The Roots Deliver Limited-Edition Sunglass Frames that Benefit Two Great Causes

Moscot teams up with Tariq « Black Thought » Trotter for a new eyewear collaboration that benefits two charitable organizations.

Decrypted: Sony Gets Hacked, The Interview Gets Cancelled, and the Wrong Message Gets Sent

What began as something eerily reminiscent of 2011 PlayStation Network outage — a debacle that kept tens of millions of gamers offline for an unprecedented 23 days — has morphed into something far more serious.

On Isle Royale, A Fragile Balance Between Wolf and Moose

Begun in the winter of 1959, the Isle Royale Wolf & Moose Project is the longest-running large animal study in the world. And it’s endangered. ..

Expedition Royale

This summer, GP’s Jason Heaton set out to dive five of Lake Superior’s most notable wrecks. … Read More »

My Grandfather’s War

GP writer Bryan Campbell’s grandfather became a prisoner of war during WWII’s Battle of the Bulge.

Introducing: The North Journal

Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan are too often lumped in with the Midwest. We’re putting the North back on the map; call it flyover country at your peril.

New York’s Finger Lakes Wine Finds Its Way

At long last, New York’s Finger Lakes wine region is gaining recognition, both nationally and abroad. Can the community preserve its identity in the face of looming challenges?

The Italian-Made Diemme for PEdALED Mido Riding Boot

Italy’s Diemme  produce these handsome renditions of the hiking boot for Japan’s PEdALED.

HC Tech Gift Guide by Dina Fierro

Even though Dina Fierro is a beauty blogger in addition to recently being the Vice President of Social/Digital at HL Group , she is the only person I trust when it comes to technology advice.  She was the person who who turned me on to Frends headphones and anytime she links to an article on Twitter , I definitely make sure I read it because I know I will learn something.

These Kama Sutra Lollipops Are Definitely Not Meant for Children

Massimo Gammacurta’s KamaSugar lollipops are an interesting way to satisfy your sweet tooth.

Where To Go This Weekend | December 2014, Week 3

It’s Friday once again — That means it’s time for us to update you on the best places to spend your weekend in around the world. But given that it’s the holiday season and many of us will be traveling to spend it with our families, we made sure to lighten up the event load.

END Clothing Presents Its Season’s Best in a New Editorial for Winter 2014

END Clothing highlights its season’s best in a new winter 2014 editorial.

Watch Hodinkee Talk Watches with Pras of the Fugees

Hodinkee continue the “Talking Watches” video series with a guest that will send ‘90s kids on a nostalgic stroll down memory lane. For its latest guest, the brand tapped musician, philanthropist, documentary filmmaker and former member of iconic group The Fugees, Pras Michel.

Stephen Colbert Will Continue to Watch Over New York Thanks to a New Rooftop Mural by JR

« The Colbert Report » is ending, but New York will still have the host’s « watchful gaze. »

Members Only: Community 54, a Place Where Art Meets Culture

For legendary NYC streetwear shop Community 54, the name of the game is nostalgia.

Viewfinder: Gentrification

A film by Alberto Mielgo that newly explores the familiar issue of urban displacement through mixed media and captivating panoramas. … Read More »

Style and the Man

Portrait photography is necessarily the place where we learn about how to dress, but it can be the place where we get inspired by style. One of the best portrait photographers of the 20th century was Arnold Newman — a man who got his start in the field during The Great Depression

20 Last Minute Holiday Gifts Under $300

The holidays have creeped up on us before we could get ready. It’s a bit frightening that it will be the year 2015 in a mere two weeks — But what’s even more frightening is that before the end of 2014, we’ve still got to face meeting relatives (whether they’re our own or our significant other’s). If you’re anything like us and haven’t got around to equipping yourself yet with gifts to pacify them, we highly suggest doing so now

These New Mannequins Can Send Information About What They’re Wearing Directly to Your Phone

A company has created mannequins with transmitters in them that can send passerbys messages about what it’s wearing and how much it costs.

MATCHESFASHION.COM Is Launching an In-House Label Called RAEY

The collection is designed by an in-house team led by creative director Rachael Proud, who used to work at Christopher Kane.

Viberg Derby: Dust Black Calf

P art of the continual development at Viberg Boot here in Victoria, is the inclusion of a refined sampling of footwear, a slight yet not surprising departure for the brand.

Bloomingdale’s | Gifting the Holidays

The number one question that arrives in the ACL inbox concerns gift giving.

JR’s "Women Are Heroes" Cargo Ship Saved 213 Immigrants at Sea

JR’s art has been a part of some pretty incredible events this year.

A Savile Row Tailor Illustrates Influential Black Players in Menswear

There’s something sartorial afoot in the 10th issue of Man of the World magazine. For its newest installment — on stands now — the publication invited Savile Row tailor Adam Rogers to share a small segment of his still-in-progress portrait series, which features some of the most talented black artisans in menswear

Here’s a Preview of Carhartt WIP’s Spring/Summer 2015 Collection

Carhartt WIP presents its Spring/Summer 2015 lookbook, feature a slew of new styles, fabrics, and patterns.

oki-ni Spring/Summer 2015 Lookbook – “Luxurious & Eclectic”

Online retailer, oki-ni , set out their stall for Spring/Summer 2015 with their latest lookbook. This time taking a seasonal approach, moving away from item specific and guest stylist shoots, the store rounds up the best of the bunch with the usual skill. Top picks from the likes of Lanvin , Christopher Raeburn , Thierry Lasry , Matthew Miller and ACNE are showcased in a series of portraits designed to “display oki-ni’s luxurious and eclectic fashion offering against of backdrop of raw and honest materials.” Plenty of shopping suggestions to be found within, as well as well as some choice advice on how to wear.


L’équipe de WAFT a encore frappé ! Nos amis Bart Lenaerts (à la plume) et Lies de Mol (à la photo) signent un nouveau livre qui ravira tous les amateurs de design automobile, et tout ceux qui s’intéressent de près à l’histoire des voitures de sport.

Moynat et les hommes

La célèbre maison de malles et de bagages de luxe Moynat ouvrira le 8 Janvier 2015 pour la première fois un espace de vente hors d’Europe, dans le célèbre immeuble The Landmark, sur Pedder Street à Hong Kong, à proximité immédiate de l’une de nos boutiques préférées, The Armoury (elle aussi installée depuis de nombreuses années dans The Landmark.) L’ouverture de cette

Dieter Rams – Less but Better

L itchfield Shop on Water Street in Vancouver is one of my favourite new shops in the city, carrying a great mix of items for home and life from across the globe.

The Top 10 Hypebeast Christmas Wishes

Maybe this year, the new Yeezi’s will be under the tree…

Inside Oi Polloi Journal Pica~Post Volume 8

Oi Polloi send over this preview of the latest in the  Pica~Post saga. Their in-house magazine now at number 8, the “BIRDS, THE BYRDS AND B’BURN’S B-BOYS” issue should have enough to keep you amused and entertained over the festive period. Expect a lengthy, real-talk interview with adidas aficionado and Spezial creator Gary Aspden , chit-chat from Christian Regester of Patagonia , birds of prey hanging out in carparks courtesy of Harriet Turney, tales of obsessive hoarders as well as Mark Smith’s “ode to cord.” What more could you want

Get to Know Australia’s Most Stylish Tailor.

One of the most telling facts about Patrick Johnson , the Australian tailor behind P. Johnson, comes well after our interview has officially concluded. Johnson is in New York for his brand’s first official U.S

PROMO: Sony Alpha NFC — Thank You for Sharing

Photo sharing makes the leap with Sony’s new Alpha models.

Spiewak Golden Fleece Collaborates With Club Monaco to Update a Peacoat Originally Made for WWI Soldiers

Club Monaco and Spiewak Golden Fleece collaborate to update a peacoat originally made for WWI soldiers.

Preview UK-Based Vidur for Fall/Winter 2015

Always quick on the draw, UK-based Vidur release a taster of Fall/Winter 2015 with this smart lookbook. As always, the brand excel in outerwear, their contemporary, style-driven take on technical jackets, specifically the anorak, a mainstay of collections past

These Awesome Vintage Photos Make Us Wish We Lived in Southern California in the 1970s

Punk photographer Spot chats about shooting the beach, skate, and punk scenes of the 1970s.


Iron & Glory stainless steel flask custom diamond-engraved for The Selvedge Yard, $40. Order HERE  Richard Brandt is one fired-up, driven dude. Talking to him about his new venture, I could hardly get a word in edgewise