Happy Valentine’s Day, everybody! Ashika and I were shot for Refinery 29’s Stylish Couples Valentine’s special… check it out. And most importantly, Happy Birthday Jenny Hindin-Miller aka Dr HM aka Mum! You are a big kid now!Click to Continue!
In case it’s not abundantly clear, it is FECKING freezing here in New York right now. We had a huge dump of snow the day I flew back in, and from the looks of things, it won’t melt until February. It’s so cold, in fact, that after we shot these photos, I had to wear my jacket, scarf and hat inside for two hours just to try and regain some measure of warmth. That’s what negative 12 degrees will do to a man.Click to Continue!
Photos: Matt Rubin Remember a couple of months ago I mentioned that I’d gotten the opportunity to custom design a pair of Nike Le Bron 11s? They arrived. Like I said at the time, these bad boys are so high-tech they resemble Transformers for your feet; and so obviously I attempted to replicate Optimus Prime in my creation. Some of the other colourways you’ll see online are craaaaazy futuristic, but I wanted to go back to basics and make a pair that resembled the Vandals I used to rock on the regular when I was a gangsta (in clothing alone)Click to Continue!
Ashika Pratt and me in our La Paz jackets. Photos: Melodie Jeng La Paz is hands down my favourite Portuguese menswear label. It’s also one of my favourite brands full stop. I first stumbled across the gents behind it at the MAN tradeshow about a year ago, and I was immediately attracted to their four-pocket safari shirts, their cool accents, and their creative imagery, which featured real life fishermen from the village they grew up in. (I once Tumblred one of their photos of an elderly bearded man that has since been reblogged over 50,000 times, that’s how good itClick to Continue!
This time last year, Ashika and I were getting on a plane to fly to India for a summer wedding in Goa; this year we decided to embrace the cold and take a five hour bus ride to Chesterfield in Western Massachusetts for a proper American Thanksgiving. We’re currently hauled up in Patrick Riley’s farmhouse cooking butternut squash, banana bread, pork loin roast (from a little piggy that lived just down the road… until yesterday), venison ragu, sausage stuffing, pumpkin pie, and all the other trappings of the holiday — there’s a fire going, the guitars are out, and it’sClick to Continue!