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Monday
Jan122015

RoToTo Coarse Rib Pile Line Socks

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01. Blue.
02. Burgundy.

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Finding a good pair of striped athletic socks can be a challenging task, but they really are one of the better options for wearing with light coloured sneakers. These Japanese-made thick pile versions have to be one of the premier choices, produced in great colour combinations with a grey heel and toe. 

Available from Strato

Sunday
Jan112015

Margaret Howell Autumn-Winter '15

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01-02. Photographs by Yannis Vlamos.

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The Margaret Howell Autumn-Winter '15 men's show took place at the brand's Wigmore Street store in London this morning. Mainline and MHL pieces, in trademark tones and textiles, combined with strong styling and some unexpected pops of colour for a distinctly modern feel. To view the presentation in full click on the link below.

Images via Style.com
Margaret Howell

Sunday
Jan112015

Weekend Viewing: Eldridge Cleaver, Black Panther

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—01. Filmed and edited by William Klein.

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This isn't the first time I've brought up William Klein in the updates section, and it might not be the last. His career is a long and varied one, marked by one astounding success after another. While he is certainly best known as a photographer, he made a series of incredible films in the '60s and '70s, most notably Mr. Freedom and The Model Couple. One is a full-length satirical pseudo-superhero thriller, that will no doubt turn you totally off CGI for at least the next 24 hours, and the other is a reality TV predicting offbeat drama, that no doubt had a large effect on many of the 'quirkier' directors operating today. While both are must-watch films in my opinion, today I'd like to bring your attention to the 1970 film he shot and edited about Eldridge Cleaver, an infamous member of the Black Panther Party. Cleaver was a highly intelligent and deeply angry individual, one who never provides a dull moment when he is on camera. This is an important film and an even more important piece of America's history.  

Saturday
Jan102015

SASQUATCHfabrix. Renunciation of War T-Shirt

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01. Made in Japan.
02. Available in Black, White and Grey.

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If there are any two things I find myself universally drawn to, it's Japanese lettering and Japanese-made Champion product. If there is anything that I find universally repellant, it's war. So if you feel the same as me on these fronts, this T-shirt will probably interest you as well. 

Available from Love

Saturday
Jan102015

Foxford Throw

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—01. 75% mohair, 25% wool.

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This blanket from the Irish woollen mill, Foxford, established in County Mayo in 1892, is one of several attractive options that the London-based shop Couverture & The Garbstore stocks in their homewares section. The colour combination is pretty unique, offering something a little more interesting than a commonplace tartan pattern. The yarn is also sure to be warm and substantial, comprised of an appealing mohair/wool blend.

Available from Couverture & The Garbstore

Friday
Jan092015

Enzo Mari Office Accessories

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—01. Timor.
—02. In Attesa.
—03. Ameland.
—04. Ventotene.

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Italian designer, Enzo Mari, has a knack for creating brutal, modernist designs that are also specialized and highly functional. These items produced by Danese Milano are all very striking, but aren’t frivolous or garish, making them a welcome and practical addition to the office of anyone with a liking for simple, modern accessories. 

Available from Danese Milano

Friday
Jan092015

Nike Sportswear Air Max '95

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—01. Navy/Black.

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A handful of new Air Max '95 colourways have already been released this year, and I imagine we might see a few more as the classic style has something of a resurgence. If you're looking for a dark sneaker, this navy and black edition offers an easy way to keep things tonal till spring.

Available from Norse

Thursday
Jan082015

RetaW Fragrance Gel Candles

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01. J.J..
02. Allen.

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Haven have just received a large shipment from the Tokyo-based brand RetaW. Among the beautifully designed products, which also happen to be quite useful, are a pair of candles named J.J. and Allen. With an estimated burning time of 46 hours, they are made from a gel which is meant to mimic the appearance of water, creating a unique look compared to wax.

Available from Haven

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