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The only thing that fascinates me more than this Battenwear gym jacket is the fact that I'm fascinated by this Battenwear gym jacket. Don't get me wrong: this jacket is awesome. It's just that I would look awful in it. They call that color "mustard", which is appropriate, because I want to spread this thing all over myself like a delicious cubano sandwich. If you cringed while reading that, take comfort in the fact that I cringed just as hard while writing it. I realize that I've made this doubly awkward by bringing up how awkward it is, but it's too late to stop now. The only thing that could rescue me from this awkwardness would be the spontaneous manifestation of a cubano sandwich in my hands, but as many times as I've hoped for that to happen, I'm coming to accept that such an event is extremely unlikely to occur. Well, although I can't make matter with my mind, you can definitely buy this awesome gym jacket. Not sure those two things are related, but I'm looking for silver linings to my lack of psychic abilities -RB
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The eponymous HAN of this grill crewneck is of course Danish menswear brand Han Kjøbenhavn, but if you tape the words "SHOT FIRST" underneath, then it becomes part of our ongoing discourse on art and ownership in popular culture. I would apologize for snatching the low-hanging fruit of Star Wars references, but anyone planning to purchase this shirt had better gird his loins for a veritable onslaught of Han Solo related quips from any and all nerds within a twelve parsec radius. Jokes aside, this is a tasty sweater. I'm particularly digging the waffled texture, which is all the rage right now [Note: saying "all the rage" is not all the rage right now]. This crewneck is perfect for going on second dates, bullseying womp rats in your T-16, or running to Tosche Station to pick up some power converters. There's really no situation this thing can't handle, with the possible exception of being cast into the Great Pit of Carkoon. You know what the only sad thing is? At some point, George Lucas will turn up and composite a bunch of purposeless, poorly-rendered aliens and shit onto this sweater and subsequently ruin everything -RB
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Cav Empt calls this the "Influence Pullover Jacket" and I can only assume that's because #influencers will flock to it like flies to shit or fuccbois to Supreme. Anonymous weirdo designer Sk8thing always comes correct with his singular vision of modern streetwear and this joint is no exception, featuring a corduroy body, cotton jersey sleeves, and a pair of pockets as dope as the dope you will inevitably stash in them. Straw poll: who fucks with appliqués? I normally don't, but I'm not mad at this one. In fact, I think this pullover actually needs an appliqué to break up that sea of brown. I'm not mad at the ambiguous graphic nor the meaningless phrase "The Influence of Future on the Past". I'm not even mad that they spelled the word "Influence" wrong, which they totally did, because it clearly says "Infulence". You know what we should do? We should all cop one of these pullovers now, before they fix that glaring typo and the originals become like worth three times as much, error card style. Because if you don't invest in your future, you'll have nothing to infulence your past -RB
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I wish I was the kind of person who wears dope technical gear like this J28-K object dyed 3L jacket from ACRONYM (available in red / dark red and white / orange), but I'm neither the founder of a hip, new, tech company, nor the protagonist of a young adult novel set in a futuristic dystopia, where the main form of travel is parkour for some reason. Designer Errolson Hugh (the dude with the shaved head above) is one cool motherfucker and has a great eye for detail. There's so much science crammed into this jacket, a quick jaunt to Trader Joe's will feel like a NASA mission, just with an exponentially higher chance that you return home without being immolated in a fiery explosion caused by the catastrophic failure of an O-ring seal. Why do people want to be astronauts? It's nice on Earth. We have beer and technical jackets here. And this never happens -RB
TTAG Blog Double Header Week forges on with some genius jawnery, courtesy of outerwear gawds Stone Island and their Shadow Project. Read Days 1, 2, and 3, here, here, and here.
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This is the Stone Island garment-dyed pixel reflective long bomber jacket and it has a long name. And it costs 791 USD, so your money better be long, if you finna cop. Are you finna cop? We can be honest with each other, cant we? I feel like we're at that stage. Stone Island just opened a shop out here on La Brea, by all the cool guy denim shops. I need to find time to head over there and stare at a bunch of stylish, modern jackets that I'll never be able to afford. Maybe if I turn up in some finery of my own they won't notice I'm too poor to buy any of the stuff I'm trying on.
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This Stone Island Shadow Project djellaba is so up my alley it might require removal by a proctologist. It's constructed from a hollow fiber nylon, meaning that it traps body heat like Migos traps out the bando, and features a veritable triptych of perfect pockets. I'm always on the hunt for dope long shirts, due to the fact that normal length shirts often fail to cover the entirety of my bizarrely extended torso. Stop, I don't need your pity. All I need is your understanding when I bend down to retie my shoelaces and you catch an unwanted glance at the tuft of hair on my lower back -RB
TTAG Blog Double Header Week keeps on trucking with a trip to Yards for some waterproof goodies from Danish brand Rains. Read Days 1 and 2 here and here.
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Many thanks to El Niño for giving me license to write about this Rains jacket (available in sky blue, black, yellow, and sand). With precipitation finally coming to the desiccated landscape that is southern California, there is finally reason to break out the waterproof gear and hit the streets. Streets filled with a legion of terrified drivers, who react to rain with the kind of frenzied panic that must have been felt by the citizens of Pompeii upon the eruption of Mount Vesuvius. Or the people in the movie Volcano. But this is the +Things That Are Good Blog and I'm not allowed to talk about the movie Volcano. Apologies to Tommy Lee Jones and Don Cheadle.
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You know what goes well with a waterproof jacket? A waterproof bag like this Rains MSN bag (available in blue and black). You'd think I would have come up with a joke to put there, but sometimes you have to zig where others zag. I used to have a waterproof bag, but it was destroyed in a fire, due to irony. Important note: it was just a regular made-of-flames fire, not a pyroclastic flow from an urban volcano, although that would definitely make for a better story, if not a great movie. Well, now it's settled: tonight I have to make a massive batch of popcorn and watch Dante's Peak -RB
TTAG Blog Double Header Week continues with some silky smooth new garms from London's own Maharishi. Read Day 1 by hovering over and subsequently clicking upon this link.
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It's no secret that I fuck with any and all noragi/kimono type shit, so it should come as no surprise that I'm crushing hard on this 8046 MA monk coat. As Redman might say, "That is all me, G". By the way, if you have never seen the classic feature film How High, I recommend you watch it immediately or, at the very least, read the detailed plot synopsis on its Wikipedia page. Then you too can wait with bated breath for the long-promised sequel. On a more serious note, there is reason to believe that the release of How High 2 will coincide with the release of Blackout 3, so make sure to keep your fingers limber in preparation for all the blunt-rolling you'll be doing in 2017. If you pull a ligament while twisting up a fat Backwood, that shit is on you.
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This is the 8061 No Rel Panther stadium jacket. It has a panther and a tiger on it. How many dangerous big cats does your jacket have on it? "None", I bet is the answer you're currently cogitating, "None at all", and that is a damn shame. You need to get you some frightening felines on your fucking fits, fam. Make up for the fact that you didn't play sports in high school by wearing a jacket that makes it look like you were the captain of the varsity swag team. Just don't mention any of the hazing scandals while the scouts are around and maybe you'll make it to the big league -RB
Welcome to Double Header Week on the TTAG Blog, wherein we'll be taking a look at two related garments every day, because we can. Today we tackle cool pants and the legs that wear them.
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First up are these beige BLURHMS wrap pants (also available in navy), which feature a belt closure and baby terry lined pockets. I'm seeing a great deal of beige and khaki this season, presumably carrying over the trend from last spring/summer. That sounds like something an actual fashion journalist would say, right? Maybe throw in an aside about military-inspired color palettes and a pair of nods to Gentry for their excellent styling and effortless diversity. But then it might seem like I have pretensions to seriousness and that's something I cannot possibly abide.
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Don't say Hammer Time. Don't say Hammer Time. Don't say Hammer Time. I figure if I keep telling myself not to say Hammer Time, then I won't say Hammer Time whenever I look at these Engineered Garments balloon pants...Hammer Time. Damn, I just can't do it. Side note: although he was one of the pioneering celebrities on Twitter, MC Hammer has not updated his MC Hammer Blog (mchammer.blogspot.com, natch) since 2015, so it's mostly dead links to random videos, which in no way parallels the life and times of Mr. Stanley Kirk Burrell himself. I guess when it comes to blogging, he was not too legit to quit *rimshot*. And also Hammer Time -RB
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I would start this post off with a culturally relevant "Damn, Daniel" joke, but I don't even know what that is. Oh, great; I just looked it up and now I feel empty inside. Luckily for me, this China button coverall from Needles fills that yawning void with the kind of warm, positive feelings typically expressed through a burst of mirthful laughter or a series of Person Raising Both Hands in Celebration emojis. And to think that we're all a mere 590 USD from feeling those feelings whenever we want. Such is the glory of our modern lives. All you need is a credit card, an internet connection, and an unshakable willingness to descend into high-interest debt. I beg you, dear reader: don't let reason and rational thought prevent you from living life to the fullest. Your student loans can wait. You've got super fly coveralls to buy -RB
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As far as I know, I haven't mentioned Public School on this blog and that negligence borders on criminal. This is their Aratus Windbreaker and it has two zippers on the front, which makes it twice as good as most other windbreakers on the market and infinitely better than the garbage bag you wore as a poncho the last time you got caught in the rain on your way home from work. It also has a zippered pocket on the back, in which you will most assuredly lose something important like your iPhone or your insulin pump. I like windbreakers. I even like the word "windbreaker". It sounds like the name of a legendary warship or an enchanted broadsword or a Preakness-winning racehorse. Windbreaker could also be the euphemistic moniker for someone who demonstrates above average flatulence. As college TAs and Ikea delivery men are wont to say, "There's a lot to unpack here". Wait, why do I want to buy a broadsword all of a sudden? -RB
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