Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Alain Delon

Roden Gray Launches INVENTORY

The Canadian dandies at Roden Gray have officially launched their first issue of INVENTORY, and I must say I'm quite impressed with the content. Along with the magazine, INVENTORY also features a great online shop with unique pieces from such names as Alexander Olch, Common Projects and Nom de Guerre. According to Creative Director Ryan Willms, the concept of INVENTORY explores "various niches in menswear to create our own unique aesthetic. We focus on the brands and people, big or small, that have stories we want to tell and might otherwise go unnoticed." And in keeping with this mindset, I highly recommend you watch their video below on Victoria, B.C.-based Viberg Boots...and maybe get a pair for yourself.

Viberg Boot: Down to the Brass Tacks from Inventory Magazine on Vimeo.

Band of Outsiders "No Bunk, No Junk"

Band of Outsiders designer Scott Sternberg has a knack for creating timeless, understated pieces that few can afford, and even fewer can fit into. In keeping with this tradition, Mr. Sternberg has launched his latest collection titled "No Bunk, No Junk," set to hit six Barneys locations just in time for the holidays. Inspired by a vintage Barneys matchbook (see below), Sternberg has created a line of paired-down, black-and-white basics that function in any environment...providing the wearer doesn't mind being a little playful. "You can get a little campy, it's the holidays, you know," says Sternberg. With pieces ranging from a corduroy black suit to a near-perfect plaid shirt to a black leather Harrington Jacket, you'll surely run into a few of these select pieces at your upcoming holiday soirees. While prices are still unavailable, it's safe to say that this collection will keep many men away from that extra slice of pumpkin pie.

[via GQ]

Monday, November 23, 2009

Warhol Athlete Polaroids

Leave it to the man who knew the power of "15 minutes" to remind us about the power of an instant. Many know about Warhol's soup cans and bananas, but few have seen his Polaroid series of famous athletes in the late 70's and early 80's. The collection includes such icons as Muhammad Ali, Dorothy Hamill, Chris Evert, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Tom Seaver, Pele, Wayne Gretzky and Jack Nicklaus. Like so much of his other work, these small portraits find an almost magical way of bringing these larger-than-life figures back down to the viewers realm...if only for an instant.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Grizzly Bear "Ready, Able" Video

In case you didn't get the memo, I'm a huge Grizzly Bear fan. Hence my excitement over their recently released video for the track "Ready, Able." The video - directed by Allison Schulnik - is a sensory feast of gorgeous conceptual claymation (of which I am a huge fan) and potential alien abductions (of which I'm not a fan).

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