Category Archives: Clothes

Feeling the Crew

How can you not love a women with a “high-low look that reflects her own boy-girl style–androgyny with some sequins and a dash of nerdy glasses” in this town? That’s how FastCo described J.Crew head chic in charge Jenna Lyons. Just the thot of the look instinctively makes me reach for my sunglasses to hide my lurk. Over the weekend a friend and I were talking about upcoming summer looks and dumb shit only vain Four Pinners would tither over, but J.Crew and menswear entered the convo.

Honestly, I have a soft spot for the Crew. At my current job, as in most advertising jobs, they asked me to name my favorite ad. (The worst right?) I couldn’t name a thing because I don’t own a TV and most pre-roll spots are shit. Instead, I named J.Crew as a platform. At the time, they had me by the balls. Gaming me up on Chippewa, Stutterheim, etc without having to depend on the internet and the frothy comments sections. Just real life dopeness. Especially the Liquor Store and the few menswear specialty shops. There’s shelves full of vintage Swinglines and stacks of Japanese magazine Lightning. Now, don’t mix this up with the outlets or suburban mall shit. That’s like saying all Nikes are dope. Realistically, the triple-zero tiered, ZOMG Nick Wooster is rocking ’em, #veryrare stuff isn’t the same as the Sports Authority team sports, BOGO stuff. J.Crew knew that “playing curator was also a branding strategy” and so did I. Respect.

But, back to the weekend’s conversation, this is New Jack City, New Money City, slay for days city. As much as I love the mission of what Lyons and co are doing, just because Pepsi ads are sweet, doesn’t mean I’m popping tabs on sugar water. For that look we were discussing, watch this space.

Me and the dude Big Gee SD pulling hard on that J.Crew look circa 2011.
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Top Heavy

I’m a sucker for hats…the suckering usually pertains to the fact that I feel I look stupid in them. I have a size 8 dome (yes ladies, the rumored correlations are true) and hardly find headgear that fits me well. Anywho, peep these highlights for Supreme’s up-coming season.

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For Fucks Sake

Only an idiot wearing winged Jeremy Scott teddy bear see-through metallic unicorn high tops would have the top & bottom ensemble on at the same time. But, paired off separately with other patterns and colors, you’re a class act.

Supreme Spring/Summer 13.

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For the People

Too price conscious for Opening Ceremony, Supreme, or Top Shop? No fret, Staple’s Spring 13 affordably runs similar graphic appliqué and style.

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Tasty

I think it’s okay to slut out a proven design. For example, these classic clones have welded seams and precision molded soles. Vans, Converse, etc don’t offer these lovely details. Of course the price point is higher, but if you have the taste, why not? My choice is the high top in antioxidant blue and the wino in cabernet.

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Salty

I’m too lazy to remember if I did my wrap on Saturdays Surf already. But, in gist, I love it. I love it because I grew up surfing. I’ve duck-dived 10 foot beasts praying to reach the sand bottomed depths of safety. I’ve tasted Hawaiian reef (and no, it doesn’t contain pineapples nor ham). I know that waking up at 6am to skim on top of glass and the preamble of the oceans boom is one helluva way to start a dawn. I was about that life. Honestly though, the real reason I love Saturdays is because I know that it’s all a well guised marketing ploy.

My favorites from Saturdays Surf Spring 2013.

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The Block is Hot

Supreme Spring/Summer 13. Reminds me of PegLegNYC from a few years back. There’s a compliment in there somewhere.

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Fuel Injected

Supreme Spring/Summer 2013. Reminds me of the FISM crew. Sucks for you world, we were too good for you anyways.

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Snow Sense

I’ve always been a fan of winterized footwear. Growing up doing an average of 30 days of snowboarding a season, it sucks walking around wearing sneakers with your gear on, feeling cold, and a potential victim to black ice in the Carl’s Jr parking lot. Wearing outdoorsy boots didn’t really jive well with the action sports get-up either. There’s just a mismatch in the sizing. So glad that Adidas is taking their action sports wing into the snow and not necessarily up the lifts.

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Remembering the Orient

Contrary to the archetype of a Filipino kid raised in Southern California, my parents were not in the military and/or nurses. Nonetheless, I knew many who were. My dad never had to go be an estranged military husband on a boat in the Western Pacific rim for a number of months, so I never got to get Korean blankets, authentic Anime, or hand-me-down WestPac jackets…instead, I got a father.

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