From the monthly archives: June 2012

derek in soho 2 Streetstyle : Derek in Soho

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Jacket : Boris Bidjan Saberi Leather
Top : Rick Owens T-shirt
Jeans : Julius
Boots : Augusta A1923 Boot

Photos by Rocky Li

Take a look at the visual for SGP’s ‘Osiris of the East’ which is off his debut studio album Mysterious Phonk : The Chronicles of SpaceGhostPurrp . You can buy the album digitally on iTunes.

Whatever you do just make sure you don’t sleep on SpaceGhostPurrp and Raider Klan, they’ve steadily been putting out heat and building momentum with each live show and mixtape.

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The Gamme Bleu collaboration between Thom Browne and Moncler has been one of the most consistent capsule collections in menswear. Although I am more partial to the Fall/Winter collections, Thom Browne can never be faulted on his immaculate runway presentations. The SS13 iteration of Gamme Bleu is inspired by naval uniforms and traditions.

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maison martin margiela gat Maison Martin Margiela GATs in Flatiron

balenciagas Balenciagas in East Village

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kyle in soho 1 Streetstyle : Kyle in Soho

Hat : Sandro
Sunglasses : MP-2 Shades
Jacket : Junya Watanabe SS03
Top : James Perse T-shirt
Pants : Engineered Garments Cinch-Back Geometric Dobby Trousers
Backpack : Fjallraven Kanken
Shoes : Florsheim by Duckie Brown shoe

Kaya is a close friend of mine and the creative director of The Metaproject and Six Scents Parfums. He recently began creating his own short films and he shared this one with me today entitled ‘Theater on Canvas : The Pain in Pleasure.’ The short visceral film explores the impact of pleasure , repetition and sound on our memories.

You can follow Kaya on tumblr here.

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white columns Photos : Do Your Thing Opening at White Columns (Curated by Rub n Tug)

white columns1 Photos : Do Your Thing Opening at White Columns (Curated by Rub n Tug)

white columns2 Photos : Do Your Thing Opening at White Columns (Curated by Rub n Tug)

white columns3 Photos : Do Your Thing Opening at White Columns (Curated by Rub n Tug)

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Some snaps from the opening reception of ‘Do your thing’ at White Columns curated by Rub n Tug (Thomas Bullock and Eric Duncan) this past Saturday. The exhibition runs until July 14 and features work from the artists including Ryan McGinley , Gavin Brown, Aaron Bondaroff , Leo Fitzpatrick, Dash Snow , SK8THING and more.

The G.O.O.D music crew just dropped this visual for ‘Mercy’. It appears that ‘Ye set the dress code for the video to be Gothninja everything. Time will tell if this will be the tone and visual style of the upcoming ‘Cruel Summer’ album.

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Thrifting and vintage shopping are not easy endeavors. Finding great used items for cheap requires time, dedication and most importantly, a discerning eye. The vintage look has approached cliche in New York; one has to travel no further than Williamsburg to see an army uniformed in washed denim, faded band t-shirts, and ill-fitting outerwear.

However when it’s done right mixing designer brands with vintage pieces is a thing of beauty. One of my close friends who does this better than pretty much anyone I know is Jimmy Jimeno who is the men’s store manager at Opening Ceremony. I’ve known Jimmy since his Toronto days and have seen him steadily build up a wardrobe filled with odds and ends from accross the style spectrum. To me Jimmy embodies a style perspective we should all embrace : ‘Wear what reflects your interests and personality.’ I’m excited to share Jimmy’s style with you all and in the spirit of the shoot I let Jimmy give a name to each of the below looks.

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“Brown Ken in the Trap House Chillin”

New Era Fitted
Vintage MacGregor NFL Jersey
Drkshdw Cut-Offs
Happy Socks
Dior Homme 2007 German Army Hi-Tops

I asked Jimmy how he shopped and was able to find meaningful additions to his wardrobe.

“For a while now, I’ve been finding most of my clothing at thrift stores or consignment boutiques. If I see something I like then I cop it, but trust that I got it for cheap. As a bit of an impulse shopper, I really don’t look for anything in particular aside from emotional satisfaction. Although, every new piece I buy can definitely be styled with other pieces in my closet.”

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Jimmy on his personal style inspiration :

“Having grown up traveling all over the world and moving to a new place every two to three years, I’m what you call a third culture kid. A defining characteristic of a “TCK” is possessing a unique world view, which allows the individual to be highly accepting of other cultures and empathetic towards people who are different. This way of thinking has influenced my fashion sensibilities. Everything/everyone inspires me, and I find beauty everywhere, but to sift through all the bullshit, especially when it comes to fashion, requires a very critical eye and opinion.

Thus, besides adhering to menswear basics of good fit and practicality, my style is finding a comfortable balance between various contrasting elements – masculinity vs. femininity, conservative vs. avant garde, high class vs. hood, monochrome vs. colorful, looking like an anime character vs. looking to get laid, trying hard vs. not giving a fuck…”

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Yes I’m wearing Thom Browne and Vivienne Westwood, but I will break your ankles and bust a tre in your face while your girlfriend watches.
Vintage Varsity I copped at Value Village in Toronto
Thom Browne Tank (was a t-shirt)
Vivienne Westwood Shorts
Jordan Socks
Jordan 1s

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Inspiration: Ed Hardy for J.Crew Realness
Olympia Le-Tan for Gap x Collete Denim Jacket
Ted Baker Floral Shirt
Acne Chinos
Pink Converse Chucks

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Faded at the park call me the Pigeon Whisperer
Vintage New Era Fitted
Reversible Jil Sander Jacket
Stussy Hoodie
Drkshdw Cut-Offs
Happy Socks
Polo Ralph Lauren Hiking Boots

A topic that Jimmy and I have discussed at length is what we’d like to see change in the fashion industry.

“In general, I wish menswear wasn’t so cut and dry. I wish it wasn’t so hard for high fashion to embrace other non-Western, atypical ideas of beauty. I wish industry heads would get off their own dicks and be less contrived. I wish true trendsetters got more recognition.”

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Photos and writing by Rocky Li