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Sunday
Mar292015

Adidas ZX500 OG Made in Germany

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—01. Deer leather upper.

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Adidas has had an incredible amount of success so far this year with limited releases. You can surely add their Made in Germany footwear offerings to that list, utilizing clean, white and cream treatments in premium leather. Of the two styles the brand has chosen to produce in its home country, my choice is the ZX500 for its no-nonsense heritage running aesthetic and attractive silhouette, making for the perfect spring shoe. 

Available from Très Bien

Saturday
Mar282015

Bourbonese Qualk: 1983–1987

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01. Available on vinyl or CD.
02. Includes remix by Ancient Methods.

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Bourbonese Qualk are the latest seminal Industrial group to get a reissue, and I couldn't be less upset about it. Beyond the fact that they made teeth shattering, pioneering music, they were also incredibly important to the underground fight against a quietly fascist period of British history. In a time when it's seemingly considered uncool for musicians to be political, this group are an unfriendly reminder that if you don't have a message, you're nothing at all.

Available from Other Music

Saturday
Mar282015

Rebuild by Needles Coach Jacket

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—01. 50% cotton, 50% polyester.

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The last few seasons have seen a real upswing in the popularity of the coach jacket style, but none have stood out as distinctly as this Rebuild by Needles version. Constructed from repurposed army surplus garments, and adorned with chest pockets, button plackets and name badges, it would be pretty tough to confuse this with any of the more overtly bland options available, by obvious comparison of course. 

Available from The Bureau

Friday
Mar272015

Victor Moscoso: Psychedelic Drawings 1967-1982

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—01. Illustration for Zap Comix, No. 2.

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For those unable to catch the current exhibition at the Andrew Edlin Gallery in New York, featuring the psychedelic poster and comic book art of underground figure Victor Moscoso, you might want to pick up this 96-page retrospective catalogue. Known predominantly for helping to define the vocabulary of rock concert poster designs in the late '60s, some of his most mind-altering work comes from his contributions to Robert Crumb’s Zap Comix.

Available from Artbook
Andrew Edlin Gallery

Friday
Mar272015

Gitman Vintage Spring-Summer '15

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01. Navy/White Polkadot.
02. Archive Awning Yellow Stripe.

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Included in the offering at Working Title this spring, you'll find a handful of shirting options from Gitman Vintage. The Pennsylvania-made shirts have become a seasonal staple, but each new collection still feels fresh and interesting thanks to the brand's consistent use of unique fabrics and patterns.

Available from Working Title

Thursday
Mar262015

Alisa Baremboym at 47 Canal 

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47 Canal
291 Grand Street, 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10002
March 1 – April 5, 2015

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Two things that have appeared to fascinate humans more than anything else throughout the ages are war and sexual reproduction. That is just one of the reasons why Alisa Baremboym's beautiful contraceptive incorporating sculptures of shrapnel devices really strike a chord, but it is far from the only theme explored in her new show Conflict (process), which is currently on display at 47 Canal.  

47 Canal

Thursday
Mar262015

Lad Musician Permanent Rocker T-Shirt

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01. Lad Musician x Sonic Boom.
02. Available in 2 colours.

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Lad Musician's new collection seems to be almost entirely inspired by the late '80s psychedelic 'drug band' Spacemen 3. I was excited when I saw the range in Tokyo, because although their music is certainly better than most other acts associated with that genre, I was always equally impressed with the band's visual aesthetic.

Available from Lad Musician

Wednesday
Mar252015

Très Bien Spring-Summer '15

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01-02. Photography by Linus Morales.

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Très Bien launched their Spring-Summer '15 collection online this week, after issuing the lookbook imagery on Style.com. There are a number of standout outerwear pieces, while the pinstripe shorts also look quite appealing alongside a muted cut and sew range.

Très Bien
Images via Style.com

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