No doubt, one of the nicest light jacket i've seen through out this year. It's the City Jacket from Noma t.d. Available in Olive, Navy, and Gray. Pictures are from Digital Mountain.
Sunday, December 30, 2012
The guys at Footurama has recently picked out 5 best brands in the year 2012, and selected 35 other interesting brands we should keep our eyes on for next year. The 5 brands are Ebbets Field Flannels (U.S.A.), Sassafras (Japan), Reigning Champ (Canada), Welcome / WLCM (Sweden), and Nike (U.S.A.). To check them out, click here.
Friday, December 28, 2012
If you ask me what my favorite brand is, i'll say that nonnative is definitely in my top 3. Their products are always spot on, from the details, the materials, colors, patterns, the fit, everything. Recently offered is the images of their upcoming Spring / Summer 2013 Collection lookbook. Check 'em out below. To remind you of their 2012 collection, click here.
Thursday, December 27, 2012
It's been a while since i saw nice item from the Rising Sun. Today, i found this beautiful indigo denim jacket from 'em at Stag Austin. This Ranch Hand Jacket is made from 100% cotton raw denim, and features some beautiful details such as traditional 1940's double pleat front, buckle adjustment in rear, selvedge detail inside collar, contrast canvas inside waistline, cuffs, and under pocket flaps. On top of it, the indigo color looks really good. Check 'em up at STAG.
Mark McNairy - Cap Toe Pebble Grain Derby Boot
A pair of Black Shoes never goes wrong, don't you agree? It can be classic, it can be preppy, it can be rugged, it can be easy.
Tricker's for Tres Bien Super Boot
Our Legacy Longwing Brogue Blackstone
Our Legacy Slip-On
Our Legacy Derby Boot
Welcome Derby Black by Tricker's
Church's Grained Brogue
Alden Indy Boot Calfskin Black
Yuketen Chukka Gator Black
Tricker's Stow Espresso Burnished Dainite Boot
Tricker's Ilkley Black Scotch Grain
Red Wing Postman Oxford
Tricker's for Tres Bien Derby Shoe Black Repello Suede
Visvim Veritus Folk
Walk-Over Derby Black Pebble
Nepenthes x Tricker's Multi Tone Brogue
British Remains Black Tie Derby
Some of you might remember Footurama's picks of 12 memorable sneakers last year, and for the end of this year, they did it again. The article was posted to reminds us how great 2012 is for sneakers. Hell yea, we have Nike Flyknit and everything lunar & free this year (from Huarache, Vortex, Epic, Blazer, Force Ones, etc.), and also some nice releases from Converse, including the Missoni(s), First String, and Addict by NIGO. 2012 also marks the anniversary of Cortez (40th), Air Force 1 (30th), and Nike SB (10th). Head to Footurama.com to check out memorable sneakers of 2012!
One of Singapore's finest menswear store, Surrender, is soon will open a Pop-Up shop here in Jakarta, at Plaza Senayan's ground floor area. The temporary hoarding is up, and lots of menswear enthusiasts in Jakarta got excited for this. It is said that the pop-up shop will be opened for a couple of months, and brings brands like WTAPS, Mark McNairy, Neighborhood, and so much more. I'm really looking forward for the opening, scheduled in late January 2013.
p.s. : Plaza Senayan will also have Brooks Brothers open next year.
Monday, December 3, 2012
You know that feel when someone ask you "yo man, what kind of music do you listen to?" and you don't know what to say since you heard like almost everything? I posted everything here from Boyz II Men to Mew, from Alekesam to The Whitest Boy Alive, from A Tribe Called Quest to Bon Iver, from Chet Baker to Mos Def, from The Strokes to Michael Jackson. Today, let's talk about Maxwell.
Everybody knows who Maxwell is. He's one of the musician back in the early 90s that helped "Neo Soul" to grow as a sub-genre of soul movement alongside names like Raphael Saadiq, Erykah Badu & D'Angelo. Without them, there will be no Musiq Soulchild, no Bilal, no Maliq & D'Essentials, no nothing. Memorable quote from him from an interview with Rolling Stone magazine, he said, "It bothers me how women are treated in pop songs. I'm doing my best to pay some long-overdue respect to African-American women.", and yet he's still keeping his words to now.
Born a New Yorker, no surprise that he'd wear a Supreme
I still remember back in around '97 when i was still in school around 5th or 6th grade, my sister's friend came to my house bringing his mixtape that contains one of Maxwell's, Whenever Wherever Whatever, and i instantly hooked up to that track. But it's up to the album, "Now" (2001), that i really gotten to get into Maxwell and his music. I started to buy his other albums like Urban Hang Suite and the MTV Unplugged and really enjoying it at the moment. I remember listening to Sumthin' Sumthin', 'Til the Cops Come Knockin', Fortunate, and Lifetime over and over again.
In 2002, he finished his tours and decided to take a break from music. He surprisingly made a comeback in 2009 (with no 'fro) after a 7-year hiatus with his new album, BLACKsummers'night, and literally brought neo-soul to another level. His music has nominated and won him lots of awards including BET, Soul Train, and Billboard Music, but his 2009 comeback grant him 6 nominations in 2010's grammy awards, and won Best R&B album and Best Male R&B Vocal Performance.
He's always surrounded by great musicians, but last year in VH1 Storytellers, Maxwell and the band (notice that Robert Glasper on the piano) once again bringin' his songs to the higher level. Just like he did back in the 90's at MTV Unplugged, he got intimate with the crowds for this 2011 VH1 Storytellers. Check the video below and learn how some of his music was created.
Check out his other music below