How to Drink Absinthe Like a Gentleman

Will Elliott of NYC’s Maison Premiere shows us the steps to making three types of absinthe drinks: a drip, a frappe and a Sazerac, with a twist. … Read More »

A Front-Row Seat to Dave Chappelle’s Return

Before he took the stage at Radio City Music Hall last June, nine times to nine sold out audiences. Before his decade in seclusion. Before he walked away from a $50 million contract and onto a plane bound for South Africa.

“Heavy Tin” Waxed Bags by Filson – Available for a Limited Time Only

Filson ‘s latest Heavy Tin bags are a prime example of why the brand has remained one of the leading carryall manufacturers for over a decade. Utilized in an array of styles — briefcases, duffle bags and totes in various sizes — the material is not only extremely durable, but also waterproof and stain-resistant with double-coated wax

How Long Could You Abstain From Booze And Masturbation?

Today on The Daily Dispatch, Tim Ferriss wants you to give up masturbation and booze for a month, ABC tries to bring the world of Game of Thrones to reality television, and the ebola virus makes landfall in the United States. Leave your reactions in the comments and we’ll see you next time on The Daily Dispatch! AskMen: Follow us on Facebook: Follow us on Twitter:!/AskMen Follow us on Foursquare: Let us know know your opinions by commenting below!

Stay: Aqua Expeditions

This riverboat expedition along the Amazon River pairs supreme luxury with raw rainforest adventure. … Read More »

Liu Wen and Mariacarla Boscono for La Perla Fall/Winter 2014

La Perla release their Fall/Winter 2014 campaign, reemploying Chinese supermodel Liu Wen and bringing on Mariacarla Boscono. Lace corsets, mesh bodysuits, see-through bras — Goodies made for both your loved one and you

This Week in Culture: August 1, 2014

This Week in Culture: The latest trailer for Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar , why Arnold Palmer was the king of the polo shirt, the future of ready-to-drink iced coffee and more. …

Photo Essay: Traveling the Amazon by Riverboat

In much of the Amazon, traveling by riverboat is the best form of transportation. So we set off from Iquitos, Peru, fondly dubbed the Capital of the Peruvian Amazon, aboard the Aqua Aria , a luxurious river boat that would take us roughly 100 miles up and down the Amazon River. …

More Stylish Rainwear from Elka Regntoej Fall/Winter 2014

You probably know the Danish rainwear maker from collaborations with brands like Norse Projects (see  here ). Well,  Elka  present their third collection under the name Elka Regntoej, their independent venture into the wet weather fashion world. Look for stylish amendments to classic hooded raincoats along with traditional mac-style coats for those of you who rock a suit

Where To Go This Weekend | August 2014, Week 1

This summer is blowing past us — we can’t believe its already August. Well, at least it’s the weekend, and we have another packed travel guide for it

Required Viewing | The Battered Bastards of Baseball

Hey, remember when sports were fun? You know, back before we started obsessing over trade deadlines, bloated contract deals, and whiny star players? It’s easy to forget that athletics were once valued above business, but fortunately this past month Netflix debuted The Battered Bastards of Baseball , a documentary that both makes you love Bing Russell and also reminds us a time when having fun was more important than making the big bucks

Check Out The Most Badass Vehicle On Three Wheels You’ve Ever Seen

On this week’s Aspire we’re looking at some legitimately awesome products, starting with a 3-wheeled two-passenger roadster that sails across the pavement just 5 inches above the ground. Then we’ll take a look at a hi-tech helmet to complement your ride featuring a heads up display, rear camera, and voice navigation.


James Andrew A little something on rants and rules: The truth is, I don’t consider myself the end all and be all when it comes to ideas on style and taste — of course I do have my occasional sartorial tantrums here on WIJW! The fact is we all have a way of doing things, but my idea of paradise might not be for you! My darling friend Penelope Bianchi left me a rather fabulous comment recently, with the notion of focusing on just the positive aspects of life — to not worry about the lack of beauty and manners that seems to pervade the modern world, but to focus on where these things still exist. I found her words rather beautiful and empowering and thought it rather share-worthy: I am happy that you are “fairly appalled” at the dress wherever you are! Being a “visual person” my entire life (if it were not for my mother; I would think this was not unusual!!) I have been kind of horrified at the dress….of the masses.

Illustrated and Embroidered Swimwear by Tommy Penton for Orlebar Brown

Artist and illustrator Tommy Penton brings original drawings of New York, London and Paris to Orlebar Brown for an exclusive swimwear capsule.

17 Best Travel Apps

Whether you’re going abroad or visiting a neighboring state, you should take time to make sure your smartphone is ready to make your trip easier. These 17 travel apps are a good start.

In The Mail | Harmony Korine, Tsovet and More

This week In The Mail  we surprisingly find a special gift by Harmony Korine to lug around this weekend.

Dane DeHaan in Saint Laurent – New York Street Style

Dane DeHaan pictured in New York on 29th July 2014 with the leather jacket from Saint Laurent by Hedi Slimane.

The Outsiders – New Outdoor Creativity

I n my quest to stock my library with inspiring and creative books, The Outsiders – New Outdoor Creativity , comes to mind.

Maison Martin Margiela Add New Items to their Line 13 Objects Collection

We’re used to seeing strange, quirky and almost charmingly disturbing objects from Margiela like  an empty snow globe  or a vase covered in rabbit fur . MMM recently released some new additions to their Line 13: Objects Collections, and they don’t disappoint. Some of the less eyebrow-raising items are ostrich and goose feather pens, an embroidered clock and cotton stationery, but they sit alongside notebooks that don’t open, a mini ashtray that clips onto your chest pocket, and a carton of eggs filled with fortune messages.

Common Projects Fall/Winter 2014 Preview

Common Projects release a preview of their Fall/Winter 2014 collection with, giving us a peek at eight styles to be available soon. The range is made up of CP’s classic signature silhouettes like the Achilles sneaker and Chelsea boot, made in premium suede and wool. Deep, rich earth tones like navy, moss, and brown make up the collection with an insertion of a subtle black and gray camo pattern

5 Best Canned White Wines

We got our hands on five canned white wines to find out if they’re a clever packaging solution or just an excuse to drink more white wine. …

High-Speed Choreography with the BMW M235i “Epic Driftmob”

BMW take the M235i to the roads of Cape Town for this high-speed “Epic Driftmob.” “Is it possible to make a drift-choreography in a rotary traffic?” The answer seems to be ‘yes’ as this incredibly precise routine, featuring a lot of smoking tyres and some talented stunt drivers, displays some incredible moves.

Italy’s Gervasoni Create the Nap-Friendly Nuvola Sofa Collection

If you’re looking for a piece of furniture designed to give you a giant hug, and let’s be truthful, who isn’t, then step up and take a look at the Nuvola sofa collection. Italian design company Gervasoni produce these pillow-like sofas, loveseats and chairs, overstuffed, almost fit to burst. A solid wood frame supports the goose down and polyester fibre quilting cushions, and best of all it comes in a futuristic metallic silver

The New Everything | Jack Purcell Cross Stitch.

If you plotted out footwear styles from the past few years on a Venn Diagram, you would find the relationship between sneakers and dress shoes has become more and more involved. Not long ago, brogues, saddle shoes, bucks, longwings and cap-toes were everywhere. Then dress shoes and sneakers started to merge together into what many saw as the best of both worlds.

Common Projects Track Shoe

E ven Common Projects is bowing to the trainer trend, with this latest iteration coming in the form of a track-inspired shoe.

A Beautiful Natural Leather Chukka from Alden & Leffot

Alden and Leffot continue to be the perfect pairing, their ongoing partnership churning out some amazing footwear. Another to add to the list, this incredible natural chromexcel leather chukka is for fans of ageing, designed to progressively darken with wear. Formed on the Barrie last, this casual number is finished off with a beige goodyear wedge soles for comfort

HUM & RAWER Fall/Winter 2014 – PULL MY DAiSY

Japanese brand HUM & RAWER are back with another well crafted collection, citing, once again, ’60s subcultures and this time focusing on the works of photographer Robert Frank and specifically his beat movement images. This collection entitled ‘PULL MY DAiSY’ hits the nail on the head: smock style tops, cozy collarless overshirts and a military inspired anorak. Throughout, attention is paid to detail in design, a label we’d love to get our hands on

Bon Weekend: 1 August 2014

Sorry for the light posts this past week.

Save Khaki Offer Baby Cord Shirts in 5 Colors

Made in the good old USA, NYC-based  Save Khaki produce this brilliant range of fine ‘baby’ cord shirts in a selection of garment dyed colours. This more refined take on wale fabric has a softer feel while still providing those cool geography teacher vibes

Today in Gear: August 1, 2014

Today in Gear: New ECCO shoes, a ridiculous disco hammock, top-tier headphones, a new Super 8 camera and more. … Read More »


This LEFTOVER TIP is the simplest of them all: eggs and spaghetti.

See the Color-Blocked Fishing Nets Holiday House in the Netherlands

Situated in the Netherlands on Texel Island, this color-blocked vacation home features an exterior laced with fishing nets. Benthem Crouwel Architects employed this unique woven covering to blend the house with the surrounding wildlife.

Mike Tyson’s New Cartoon Show Is The Most Hilarious Thing You’ll See All Week

Today on The Daily Dispatch, Mike Tyson gets his own detective series on Adult Swim, Martha Stewart just won’t shut up about how much she loves drones, and a Chinese fruit farmer attempts to patent « sexy peaches. » Leave your reactions in the comments and we’ll see you next time on The Daily Dispatch! AskMen: Follow us on Facebook: Follow us on Twitter:!/AskMen Follow us on Foursquare: Let us know know your opinions by commenting below!

Mike Tyson’s Mysteries Coming To Adult Swim, Sexy Peaches For Sale In China

Today on The Daily Dispatch, Mike Tyson gets his own detective series on Adult Swim, Martha Stewart just won’t shut up about how much she loves drones, and a Chinese fruit farmer attempts to patent « sexy peaches. » Leave your reactions in the comments and we’ll see you next time on The Daily Dispatch! AskMen: Follow us on Facebook: Follow us on Twitter:!/AskMen Follow us on Foursquare: Let us know know your opinions by commenting below!

Exclusive Look at Harry Stedman Fall/Winter 2014

Harry Stedman continue to grow with their new collection release for Fall/Winter 2014. Taking the coastal town of Brighton, England as the backdrop, the lookbook follows  the life of Harry Stedman — father of the brand’s owner — through a series of photos representing a biographical narrative of his youth.

7 Musical Acts You Missed at Newport Folk Festival 2014

For years now, the  Newport Folk Festival has been a sell-out event well before its July date, without ever listing a single performer.

Tested: Casio ProTrek PRW-6000Y-1A

While Casio’s G-Shock series has the extreme sports category on lock down, their ProTrek line is blazing a trail in the world of outdoor adventure. In many ways, it’s about the most trustworthy, comely companion a beginning mountaineer could need

Zoo Jeans – Denim “Designed” by Japanese Zoo Animals

Japanese denim has always had a premium image and price point, being associated more with master craftsmen, historical mills and handmade quality. But the folks at Zoo Jeans had something different in mind: Instead of denim designed by people, they left theirs to the hands of animals

15 Best Day Hikes of the West

The beauty of the West isn’t up for debate: it’s ubiquitous, grandiose and unchallenged.

Woman Sues Facebook For $123 Million Over Fake Profile & More!

Today Chris and Mike discuss the winner of the Xtreme Eating Award, why one woman is suing Facebook for over $100 million, whether or not the next Darth Vader will be an Irish wrestler, why high heels are sexier and a game-changing artificial leaf that produces oxygen. AskMen: Follow us on Facebook: Follow us on Twitter:!/AskMen Follow us on Foursquare: Let us know know your opinions by commenting below!

Baldwin’s “Kansas City” Baseball Cap Now in Strapback and Snapback Styles

Originally produced in a fitted style, Baldwin introduce their classic Kansas City “KC” baseball hat in both strap and snapback styles. The Kansas-based operation pays homage to their city, 1950s style: These caps are cut to make you look like an old school baseball star. Look for finishing details like chambray lined under bills and Baldwin’s signature white stitched eyelet.

Farther, Faster: A Primer on Ultralight Backpacking

A guide to ultralight hiking: rethinking pack weight, preparedness, safety and more. …

The Best Editorials of July 2014

Frighteningly enough, another month has passed us by.

Preview Norse Projects’ Fall/Winter 2014 Collection

Earlier this week,  Norse Projects  released the first part of their Fall/Winter 2014 collection. Though primarily composed of dark hues like charcoal, black, and navy, the collection offers a pop of vibrance with a few bright yellow pieces. From lightweight goose down outerwear and raincoats to Italian lambswool knits and corduroy caps, this release contains numerous essentials to keep you warm and comfortable for fall — which, by the way, feels like now already with all the strange climate changes

Kit: Ultralight Backpacking

Obsessive weight-trimmers with less than 10 pounds strapped to their backs are considered « ultralight » hikers, a term as ubiquitous and unregulated in the hiking retail market as « organic » and « grass fed » are in the food industry. But trust us: the following gear truly is ultralight, perfect for those faithful to the church of long trails and little gear. ..

Red Wing Postman Oxford 3103

R ed Wing’s interpretation of a dress shoe, the Postman Oxford 3103 is a sturdy, hard-wearing style that originates with actual postal workers in the United States during the mid-century.

Collection Phineas Cole 2014 par Paul Stuart

Paul Stuart est une maison américaine de prêt-à-porter et de sur-mesure masculin (et féminin) fondée en 1938 à New York et installée à New York et à Chicago. Très appréciée des capitaines d’industrie et des banquiers de Wall Street pour ses

Keiichi Tanaami Hand-Paints a Vintage Honda NX650 Motorbike

RETROSUPERFUTURE unveil a custom Honda NX650 motorcycle hand-painted by Keiichi Tanaami .  After their exceptional accessories collaboration , SUPER commissioned the Japanese artist to re-design a vintage model in the same explosive style he illustrated their eyewear and phone cases.

The Magic of Steam Stations

Most menswear reviews go something like this: a ridiculously trivial problem is blown out of proportion, and some expensive item is proposed as the solution. The slightly uncomfortable experience of being caught in a drizzle, for example, can be solved with a handmade raincoat with bonded seams; the slightly-off fit of ready-to-wear shoes can be solved with something bespoke; and any difficulty in understanding  Four Pins  can be solved with someone young and hip, serving as a personal translator.  In reality, most things have a steep diminishing returns curve, and much of what you need can be satisfied for not too much money

Cycling Against the Wind on Route 101

GP contributor Will Eginton battles intense headwinds cycling up U.S. Route 101 toward Astoria, OR. …

This Week in Sports and Outdoors: July 31, 2014

This Week in Sports and Outdoors: photos from a bike race in Dubai, a tiny hydration hose, a look inside Alex Honnold’s van, the story behind the Tour de France and more. ..

Boerum House & Home | The Shoppable Showroom

Boerum ‘s address reads 314 Atlantic Avenue in Brooklyn, but this is not the Brooklyn we’ve all come to expect. In fact the space doesn’t really feel like anywhere else in this city, but what it does feel like is a quintessential Partners & Spade production.

Matthew Miller + ALL_BLUES Jewellery Collection for Fall 2014

Fredrik Nathorst and Jacob Skragge of ALL_BLUES jewellery based in Sweden create a small range of accessories for Matthew Miller Fall/Winter 2014. “The Politics of Me” collection gains bangles and rings modelled in 3D and formed from recycled sterling silver, contrasting polished and matt sit side by side. The design inspired by cow eartag barcodes, Miller references “the structures under which the fashion industry is a servant.” Made in Stockholm, find them in Liberty, Oki-Ni, Start and Other soon.

Richard Colman designs 2 Macabre Blankets for Indigofera

San Francisco-based artist Richard Colman is the latest to team up with Sweden’s Indigofera for their popular blanket line. A dry sense of humour and a love of the macabre, Colman’s work is described as “Relatable yet ethereal…environments and characters in his works exist in a space between here and some other world lurking just outside of human sight.” Two designs on offer, a bear sitting on the grim reaper and two coffins bearing the artists name, these limited edition blankets are made in Norway from 100% wool

Todd Snyder Launches Carry-On Collection with Globe-Trotter

A fine addition to Todd Snyder’s existing resume, this series consisting of a vulcanized fiberboard briefcase and smart trolley bring in the skills of top-tier luggage kings Globe-Trotter . Complimenting the sleek shell, the briefcase features chrome and leather detailing while fabric lining graces the interior. Leather straps are featured on the trolley which holds the same shape and features as the briefcase.

Orlando Bloom Takes A Swing At Justin Bieber

Today Marc and Chris discuss Stephen A. Smith’s suspension from ESPN, the epic flood at UCLA’s campus, the Orlando Bloom – Justin Bieber feud, how 7 minutes of running can help you live longer, and the sad reality of the American debt situation

Fil Melange Gets Cosy for Fall/Winter 2014

Eco Japanese brand Fil Melange present an absolute winner of a Fall/Winter 2014 collection. The organic cotton purists take cosy to new levels with their super soft selection of sweats presented in their familiar form as well as more tailored cuts.

Chris Pratt with the Montblanc Meisterstuck Heritage Perpetual Calendar watch – "Guardians Of The Galaxy" New York City screening

Chris Pratt attended The Cinema Society with Men’s Fitness & FIJI Water screening of « Guardians Of The Galaxy » on 29th July 2014 in New York City. Chris Pratt wore a navy checked suit over a light blue shirt, and accessorised with a

George Cox Produce Desert Creeper for wings + horns 10th Anniversary

Celebrating ten years,  wings + horns release this sturdy suede Desert Creeper. Produced by English maker  George Cox , each pair is hand-made in Northamptonshire, Goodyear welting, natural crepe sole and wings + horns’ signature 4-needle stitching combine to offer a new spin on a UK classic.

Ralph Lauren RRL & Blitz Motorcycles Ride Paris

Catching up with this short film from Ralph Lauren, something for all you beard, bike and luxury-rugged fans as RRL take to the road. Bringing in everyone’s favourite Parisian bike crew, Blitz, the old-world brand organise “The RRL Riders Tour” with 200 of the most beautiful motorcycles covering 99km in and around the French capital.

Tailoring a Suit to Conceal a Firearm

There’s a slight bulge in Sean Connery’s Anthony Sinclair suit concealing a PPK In every Bond film except Moonraker , James Bond carries a small pistol, and it’s usually in a shoulder holster concealed under his suit jacket. The pistol is either a Walther PPK, a Walther P99 or, in Octopussy , a Walther P5. Due to the magic of filmmaking, the prop department can hold onto Bond’s gun and place it and/or the holster inside the jacket only when needed.

Today in Gear: July 31, 2014

Today in Gear: The ultimate data storage solution for creative professionals, furniture for confined spaces, a handsome strap for your vintage timepiece and more. ..


Odd as it may sound to the more enthusiastic drinkers among us, there are occasions when one has LEFTOVER WINE. An alternative to drinking it is to make jelly.

TRAILER "Interstellar" HD Sci-Fi Epic Looks Unbelievable

Interstellar is shaping up to be a beast of an epic sci-fi thriller thanks to Christopher Nolan’s magic touch. Today we took a look at the latest trailer for the film which gives us a much deeper look at what we’re in for

Christopher Nolan’s New Sci-Fi Epic "Interstellar" Looks Unbelievable

Interstellar is shaping up to be a beast of an epic sci-fi thriller thanks to Christopher Nolan’s magic touch. Today we took a look at the latest trailer for the film which gives us a much deeper look at what we’re in for.

Hot Strippers For Votes And Bieber Almost Gets Knocked Out

Today on The Daily Dispatch, Orlando Bloom takes a swing at Justin Bieber over Miranda Kerr, we discover a North Korean summer camp that’s open to the world, and a reverend turned political candidate finds unlikely support from…strippers! Leave your reactions in the comments and we’ll see you next time on The Daily Dispatch! AskMen: Follow us on Facebook: Follow us on Twitter:!/AskMen Follow us on Foursquare: Let us know know your opinions by commenting below!

Huang Xiaoming in John Galliano – "The White Haired Witch Of Lunar Kingdom" Chengdu press conference / 黄晓明亮相成都…

John Galliano Fall Winter 2014 / Huang Xiaoming and Fan Bingbing / Sina Huang Xiaoming and Fan Bingbing attended the press conference for their new movie

Paris-Based Drapeau Noir Debut for Fall/Winter 2014

New Parisian label Drapeau Noir present their inaugural Fall/Winter 2014 lookbook. Though the brand is based in France, the garments endure a global production process, sourcing quality fabrics from Japanese mills and constructing the final product in Portuguese workshops

When Email Isn’t Enough, 5 Great Stationers for Communicating with Style

Amid a sea of email and impersonal texts, a finely engraved card or handwritten note packs a punch now more than ever.

Haydenshapes for Alexander Wang Surfboards – Handmade in Australia

Alexander Wang  joins in on the high-end surfboard game this season (other examples: here and here ), with Australia’s Haydenshapes. Founder Hayden Cox personally handmade each board after his award-winning Hypto Krypto, applying unique marble patterns onto the silhouette.

See Inside Knickerbocker MFG’s Factory in “Made By Us, In New York”

Brooklyn’s burgeoning Knickerbocker MFG Co.  presents “Made By Us, In New York,” a visual essay on style and glimpse into their in-house operation. While making goods in America may now seem commonplace, the fellas at Knickerbocker take the ideal to new heights by truly running and owning their own factory from topside down (See:  here )

27 Accessories to Make Your Smart Phone Smarter

You don’t need us to tell you that smartphones are becoming exceedingly central to our lives; just look at the massive market for phone accessories.

Second Look | Yuki Matsuda on Yuketen’s Past, Present and Future

  What separates brands which made through the storm from those who didn’t? Running a brand costs a lot of money, so it’s no surprise to see them come and go. The interesting part is seeing who can adequately ride the trend without being swallowed by it.

Shopping Portland | Winn Perry

Every trip to the Pacific Northwest for at least the past five years has included the same thought: “I really want to check out Winn Perry .” This classic men’s store opened its doors originally in 2008 (it moved locations and went on a brief hiatus at one point), but it has reemerged better than ever and still carries Alden and a variety of other finely made things. Looking back I can’t figure out if it was either right on time, or slightly ahead of its time.

Decrypted: With Smartphone Ecosystems, Divorce Is an Ugly Proposition

Your next phone decision is likely to play a role in everything from your next vehicle to your next home…so choose wisely.

worn&wound Model 2 Horween Leather Watch Straps

If you’re looking for something to compliment your prized vintage timepiece, look no further than  worn&wound . The watch review site-turned-accessories label introduce the Model 2 straps: raw edge Horween Leather bands made in New York.

Tested: Sound Blaster Roar SR20

Creative’s new Sound Blaster Roar SR20 boasts improved Bluetooth pairing, a sound-boosting « Roar » mode, and half the price of its Bose competitor.

Hedi Slimane Photographs Elvis Presley’s Home

When he’s not heading one of the world’s most prestigious fashion houses ( Saint Laurent ),  Hedi Slimane  has been known to pick up the camera.

Sasquatchfabrix for Nepenthes “Chilling” Hand-Printed Cowboy Shirts

Continuing their ongoing Chilling collaboration,  Sasquatchfabrix and  Nepenthes create a line of cowboy button-downs. Unlike the customized collegiate snap cardigans , this unique DIY capsule takes to bare fabrics, silkscreens and dyes. Featuring a unique nature print, the shirts have vegetables, dandelions, grass and beetles emblazoned all over, in intentionally uneven and imperfect finishes.

Oliver Cheshire’s Dolce & Gabbana jacket and Grenson shoes – Chiltern Firehouse

Oliver Cheshire and Pixie Lott / Daily Mail Oliver Cheshire and Pixie Lott were pictured at Chiltern Firehouse on 29th July 2014 in London. Oliver Cheshire wore a Dolce & Gabbana lightweight reversible jacket, over a black t-shirt, beige rolled up trousers and a pair of Grenson ‘Archie’ brown leather brogues

Jude Law Stars in Johnnie Walker Short Film “A Gentleman’s Wager”

Johnnie Walker bring in actor Jude Law for this fancy short film promoting their Blue Label blend. Shot in the British Virgin Islands and London, Law plays a man with everything, except the classic Italian boat he’s sipping whisky on with its silver-haired owner played by Giancarlo Giannini. So, he offers an unusual wager, one which he immediately regrets but of course ends in glorious victory, “an original performance in order to win a money-can’t-buy experience.” Find out what a man would do for a boat below

Is This Hi-Tech Cat Feeder Crazy Awesome Or Just Crazy?

« The world’s smartest feeder that can track appetite and weight change for each one of your kitties with innovative cat facial recognition technology. » AskMen: Follow us on Facebook: Follow us on Twitter:!/AskMen Follow us on Foursquare: Let us know know your opinions by commenting below!

Kit: Freshman Year

Our college years have faded into the past, but that hasn’t stopped us from rethinking what we’d pack if we could do it all over again. Whether you’re matriculating this fall and looking for a leg up on your classmates, or a (clearly hip) parent prepping for one last spending hoorah before crossing your offspring off the books for good, consider your packing list officially started. ..

Liberum Arbitrium Spring/Summer 2015 – Sharp Monochrome

As a strong follow-up to their Spring/Summer 2014 collection, Liberum Arbitrium bring us a sharp, monochrome selection for Spring/Summer 2015. Designer Shinsuke Mitsuoka takes interest in terry knit pieces, structured zip jackets and multi-layer short ensembles, making for an impressive, eye-pleasing collection.

Annie Leibovitz Shoots Actor James McAvoy for Prada Fall 2014

Scottish actor James McAvoy ( The Last King of Scotland , Atonement , X-Men… ) stars in the latest campaign for Prada menswear – Fall/Winter 2014. Photography, once again, by Annie Leibovitz, here we get a look behind the scenes at the black and white shoot, concrete stairwells, rugged coastline, a moody backdrop paying “homage to the German avant-garde…an experimental narrative of bold and exceptional individuality.” Annie Leibovitz Shoots Actor James McAvoy for Prada Fall 2014 is a post by Lena Dystant on Selectism .

Blue Blue Japan, The Indigo Obsessives via A Continuous Lean

J apanese cult label Blue Blue Japan does something that no other clothing brand does.

Viberg #145 Oxford – Tumbled Cowhide

B rooklyn based Gentry has joined the list of global stockists for Viberg Boot Company, with a handful of handsome make-ups made expressly for their shop.

A Horween Leather & Cordura Klettersack by Topo for Howler – 2 Colors

Howler Bros outdoor clothing link up with Topo for this handsome backpack. Taking Topo’s standard 15L Klettersack in tough 1000d Cordura fabric, Horween leather detailing is applied with the lash tabs, base and side pockets, giving it that old-school touch.

Watch the Marc by Marc Jacobs Spring 2015 Film

Marc by Marc Jacobs introduce next Summer’s finest with this short film. Exploring a “period of juvenile prosperity,” festivals, raves, travel and hippy vibes influence the psychedelic collection full of florals, patchwork, stripes, tribal prints, flares, embroidery and plenty of DIY style detail. Like an expensive trip around Camden market.

The Hundred Foot Journey

Summer is the time of blockbuster movies but there are also a few small films that are making their way to a theatre near you.

Miansai Introduce the Swiss Movement M12 Watch

Miansai expand their watch line with the M12, a fresh model featuring Rhonda movements made in Switzerland. Designed in their Miami studio, the clean design combines a PVD Coated Stainless steel case (an impressive brass version also on offer) with a domed acrylic crystal face finished with either vintage leather or nylon straps in a selections of colors.

Garderoben: Club Monaco, Acne

Skjorta: Club Monaco Shorts: Acne


Adriano Meneghetti Belts A Milan born designer, Adriano Meneghetti was able to realize his dream of starting his own brand in 2011, and the line now delivers everything one expects from a top tier Italian brand. Superb craftsmanship, style, elegance, and a respect for the past typify the Meneghetti line, and the time honored tradition of long wear and durability have been a core design ethic from the start

Today in Gear: July 30, 2014

Indian announces its 2015 Roadmaster, a Mac Pro Go Case, HasselBlad’s CFV-50c for V System photographers, Mission’s Lumen bike and more. … Read More »


A perennial staple in kitchens worldwide is the POTATO, vegetable of many talents. One thing we didn’t have time to mention in February’s spud-celebrating POTATO WEEK  is just how tasty the potato SKIN is when fried