Monocle is that sort of magazine you graduate into as you mature like a fine wine. Gone are the scantily clad women and talks of how to get girls in bed and in come the globally encompassing discussions of business, politics and life. Within a short period, Monocle has developed a strong following. They teamed up with Japanese bag makers Porter to produce some travel-worthy bags. Each bag shares the same simple aesthetic and quality to get you through your daily and worldly commutes.
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30 years ago or so, the “King of Rock n’ Roll” Elvis Presley passed away. To commemorate the King, Medicom Toy created a Bearbrick design which fits the profile of one of Presley’s most famous associated stage looks with the famous glasses. The Bearbrick belly just so happens to fit the unfortunate state of Presley in the last few years of his life. Available in Spring of 2008.
Some 30 years ago, adidas released the Carlo Gruber collection. The overly enthusiastic use of colors and shapes were released in the 70s and inspired by 70s skiwear. The Carlo Gruber Tour takes off where the original collection took off (a re-release also occurred in 1995) with a series of different colored Tours. Available now at Japan’s adidas carrying styles.
The likes of Paul Molitor, Joe Carter, John Olerud, Roberto Alomar, Jack Morris and the rest of the early 90s World Series winning Toronto Bluejays come to mind with this latest Goodfoot x Starter jacket, gifted to the Toronto rooted sneaker boutique. Unfortunately, this one is strictly promotional but who knows what will happen down the line as Starter hits full steam.
If you need casual onlookers to give you the “hey cool shoes” compliment, Vans recently released a pack of Metallic Big Tongue Old Skools and SK8-HIs to make you feel better about yourself. Each pair features a thick tongue and shiny metallic upper in either gold or silver. Available now through ABC Mart.
With many streetwear brands doing an M65, CLOT has given their spin on the military turned street uniform with their Royale M65 Jacket. The all black jacket continues with CLOT’s tribute to the old school Chinese ways with a silk body. Available now at Hong Kong’s Juice.