Hey gidday mates. Since starting this blog I’ve done countless clothing customisation programmes and online shopping experiments and made to measure suiting appointments where you have no idea what the end result is going to be, only for the thing to come out horribly at the tail end; but I don’t think I’ve ever had an experience where the results vastly exceeded my expectations. But this time I won.Click to Continue!
MYHABIT’s blog theFIX and Jack Spade asked me to chronicle my favourite way to while away a lazy Sunday in New York City, and the piece is up on the site now.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!
I spent eight hours outside at Coney Island on Saturday which left me quite literally numb with cold, and made me feel like a giant tool for wearing sneakers sans socks on the chilliest Fall day of all time. (It was four degrees… FOUR!) To compensate, yesterday I bought the above pair of Red Wing for J Crew boots, which I will wear with appropriate socks any time outside looks like it’s anything less than hot. So without further ado, here’s a list of the five pairs of shoes you need this Winter, starting with: 1. These Red Wing forClick to Continue!
That Saint Laurent jacket, tho. Photo: YSL 1. On Monday night, thanks to the good folk at Nike, I got to go to my first ever American Football game. Giants VS Vikings. It was one of those insane all-access experiences — prior to kick-off we hung out on the field as the players did their stretches, then we headed upstairs to a corporate box with a prime view of the field and unlimited chicken wings — and now I fear that I have spoiled my NFL-viewing future because it’d be the same as if I flew first class the firstClick to Continue!
Like I mentioned previously, Nike invited me to sit down with one of their designers on Friday and create a one-off custom colourway of the LeBron 11 that’ll be released next month. Holla! I’m not gonna lie, I was entirely unsure of what to do with the shoe — a quick Google search revealed a whole slew of versions that were so high-tech-looking, they resembled Transformers for your feet — and I wanted to design something that I was going to actually wanna wear on the street as well as on the court (I’m a baller for real). My historyClick to Continue!
Photo: Tommy Ton 1. I finished up my 10 week contract at Gilt last Friday, and I gotta say that it was one of the best experiences of my entire career to date. There’s a lot to be said about the joys of freelancing, but sitting in an office with people working day in day out is when you actually get better at whatever it is that you do, plus there’s the added benefit of MAKING FRIENDS. Shout out to my homies on the men’s team, it was an absolute pleasure to work with you all, and I won’t forgetClick to Continue!
To make myself sound just a little bit more hypocritical after that last post, here’s a list of things I need right now. Note that I said need and not want. These are necessities. Bare necessities. They include – spectacles, candles, shoes, tee shirts, pants, blazers and sweaters. First up, grey flannel pants (above), oh, and look – beige socks. I do believe this is the photo that launched a thousand ships. Fred Astaire would have approved. See below.I am long sighted with stigmatisms but I very rarely wear my glasses. I should. If I had these Moscot Originals YukelClick to Continue!
100 metre queue outside Qubic tonight as sneaker fans flock to get their chance to buy one of the thirty pairs of Nike Air Yeezys on sale in New Zealand. Three of the six guys who stayed up all night to get a pair actually got them, including the number one man – who’d been waiting for 30 hours. UPDATE!! As I predicted, the first pair of Air Yeezys in a size nine have gone up on TradeMe for a whopping $1000. Guess who gave me the tip off… Yeap, Simon. I LIKE YOU!Click to Continue!
Six sneaker freakers brave the cold outside Qubic in hope of purchasing a pair of Kanye West’s much coveted Nike Air Yeezys that go on sale tomorrow night in Newmarket, Auckland. As I reported yesterday, only 30 pairs are coming in, and each of the first 100 in line get a lottery ticket that gives them a chance to buy a pair. That means that despite being there 24 hours in advance, there’s no guarantee that any of those guys will get the shoes! As one of the hopefuls said to me, “well, if I don’t get them, at leastClick to Continue!