New York artist and photographer Jayne Lies has just released a visual for a remix of Tricky’s Black Steel. Produced by MNTN the track delivers a feeling of paranoia accompanied by visuals that pull from both everyday life and historical found footage. A captivating and politically charged watch you can find more information on LIES TV site.

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GRIND Magazine may be my favorite streetwear magazine. The Japanese imprint offers some of the best styling and product features out there on a monthly basis. They have been big supporters of WTAPS since the magazine’s launch and the latest issue features a 90’s colleague vibe right down to the baggy pants.

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With warmer temps right around the corner Stone Island drops this SS17 video showcasing their newest offerings. With an emphasis on color, material and functionality the visual shows off the best pieces in motion.

Visit the Stone Island site for more info.

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Nike and Undercover continue their ongoing collaboration with a fresh season of Gyakusou. The spring edition brings bright pops of colors and a return of some classic prints from years past. As usual the technical aspect of the clothing utilizes Nike technologies like Dri-FIT and AeroReact. The sneaker this time around is the LunarEpic Low Flyknit 2. The best pieces from the collection are the striped track jackets that utilize the leaf camo.

The collection should be available on the Nike Lab website later this month but you can preview all the items on the site now.

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CAVEMPT Spring/Summer 2017 pieces have started to release online but if you’re looking for a retailer in North America, Revive has you covered. They picked up a couple key pieces including the corduroy Utility Vest and a couple color ways of the Overdye Hoodie. Make your way over to Revive to check out the selection and check out the official video for the season HERE.

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Alien is one of my all-time favorite sci-fi franchises and I’m getting excited about the release of Alien Covenant. This new trailer is perhaps the best look at the Ridley Scott directed film. The trailer shows a deeper more of Covenant’s crew and the nature of their mission as well as a better look at the Alien planet and the Xenomorph there. Have a feeling this will be worth the wait for the May 19th release.

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Visvim has brought back one of it’s best footwear models – the 7-Hole ’73-Folk. The boot references the US Military Vietnam jungle boot and is one of my personal favorites. The latest iteration of the sneaker comes in vegetable tanned leather and canvas on a Vibram sole. It’s especially nice to see the return of the murdered out version of these with a black sole. Three color ways of the boot are now available at IDOL Brooklyn.

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Following up last summer’s ultra popular Kaws UT capsule collection, Uniqlo has hit up Futura for a series of collaborative graphic tees.  Fans of the street artist will recognize familiar prints including the point man, atoms and his signature hand-style on the tees. The release is set for March and should retail around the $15 mark if past UT collabs have been any indication. My personal favorite is the paint drip tees with his familiar script on the back.

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In the jewelry world, the marketplace is divided into two segments: fashion jewelry and fine jewelry. Let’s compare and contrast the two.

The main distinguishing factor is the materials used in creating the jewelry. Fine jewelry is unsurprisingly made from precious metals and is set with precious gemstones such as diamonds, rubies, emeralds, and sapphires. On the other hand, fashion jewelry is made from base metals and is set with commonplace stones such as synthetic gems. What constitutes a precious metal? Generally only a few precious metals are used for jewelry: gold and platinum.  Of these two, gold is far and away the most popular, and for good reason.

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The Kinfolk shop in Brooklyn is one of the best men’s shops in the city. With a mix of great labels from the US and Japan, the shop is immaculately designed and decorated. The Kinfolk team’s latest endeavor is two pop-up shops inside legendary  department store Lane Crawford in both Hong Kong and Shanghai. To commemorate the opening, the shops will stock exclusive Kinfolk tees as well as debuting the Eric Elm’s designed line POWERS. Check the above video to get a feeling what the original shop and pop-up are like.

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