Creep makes this nylon quilted sweater (in green, beige, and red) and it's buttery as all get out. I think Present London is out to bankrupt me, because this joint checks all the boxes. Half-placket closure? Check. Little chest pocket? Check. Half-zip on the side? Check. It's important to have a rigorous system of clothing valuation in order to properly assess the pros and cons of dropping over 240 USD on a sweater. As always, please employ fiscal responsibility when reading Things That Are Good.
Man, this quilted bomber from Dickies Construct takes me back to the salad days, when Lugz and Avirex jackets were poppin' and everyone in my hood dressed kind of like Jadakiss. I remember the first time I saw a grown-ass man pull a little motorcycle out of the trunk of his Sentra and proceed to ride down the street with his knees next to his ears. For a couple of years, my neighborhood perpetually looked like a lower-budget version of the "Ruff Ryders' Anthem" video, featuring slightly fewer shirtless men. Anyway, this bomber will run you 210 USD over at Need Supply, which is actually comparable to a brand new mini motorcycle. So, I guess what I'm saying is choose wisely, fam.
I try on a fair amount of hats. I put them on expecting to look like Future in the "Where Ya At?" video, but usuaIly end up looking like a hipster version of the Creeper from Jeepers Creepers. That said, I dig this uneven hat from Luker by Neighborhood and assume that I would totally look like Future if I were to wear it. It's entirely possible that the only thing separating me from releasing a series of successful mixtapes is my lack of expensive wool headwear. Although, if that's the case, then that very same lack of hats is the only thing protecting me from a crippling lean addiction.
You guys see It Follows? You should, because it's a solid horror film with a novel premise and a striking visual style. It also has some truly important lessons to teach America's young people: sex is dangerous, Detroit is awful, and, even in the face of unnameable evil, denim always prevails. In between bouts of abject terror at naked mutes urinating in public, I coveted the Cool Guy's sherpa-lined jacket and the practiced nonchalance with which he wore it. It is thus that I became enamored with this Levi's Vintage sherpa-lined 1967 Type III. I hesitate to use the phrase "classic cool", because I'm not describing a black and white photograph of Steve McQueen, but this jacket is pure classic cool, like muscle cars or dying at twenty-seven. Buy a jacket like this and you're legally obligated to stand within fifty feet of a jukebox at all times in order to troubleshoot it with your fists.
This Mecan suede jacket from Simon Miller can also be worn as a shirt, so it's pretty damn practical, if you ask me. That's the inherent value of shackets: they are what you need them to be. Although it does help if, like me, you live in a region choked unyielding drought, otherwise wearing suede outerwear merely invites precipitation-based disappointment like that one episode of Seinfeld, in which something ironic happens to Jerry. And while that episode is fucking great, ruining a 1065 USD jacket is far less amusing IRL. Sitcoms really aren't that realistic.
Let's be realistic, fam: it's highly unlikely that anyone reading this will drop 1300 USD on this bulky jacket from Han Kjobenhavn, which is a shame, because it is approaching the Platonic ideal of a modern jacket. This is not the puffy Lands' End joint you rocked as a pre-pubescent fuccboi. This is the jersey-lined leather result of Danish genius. You ever read "Allegory of the Cave"? It's like we've spent our lives staring at shadows on the wall, believing them to be reality, only to escape the cave and see reality's true form in all its glory. Plus, it has a half-zip under one sleeve that, when left open, will get you props from every *reads Four Pins once* hypebeast in all the land. In b4 Jon Moy posts an epically tangential story about awkward interactions with girls in middle school that is decidedly more interesting than anything I've written here.
I really like Instagram (FOLLOW ME OR DIE IN IGNOMINY). It's much like other social media platforms, insofar as you share stuff in order to gain the explicit approval of your peers, while fostering an implicit sense of superiority in yourself. It's also not much like other social media platforms, insofar as less than 50% of the posts you see are blatantly racist and/or angry about racism. One of the best things about the 'Gram is stumbling upon small fashion brands that you might have otherwise missed. Enter Evan Kinori, whose name you should learn now, so in future you can be all "Yes, I'm very familiar with Evan's work" to your friends, after he takes over the world. He's actually the dude model in the pictures above, nonchalantly rocking his lounge shirt and four pocket pant. Both are made from selvedge 2x1 twills from Japan (8oz and 10oz respectively), which one might still reasonably call denim without earning a corrective slap. Denim-nerdage aside, these are downright beautiful clothes. Like look-around-your-apartment-for-stuff-to-pawn beautiful. Like cut-out-your-own-kidney-and-sell-it-on-the-black-market beautiful. So follow Evan on Instagram, buy his clothes, and generally win at life. I have to go fill up my bathtub with ice now.
AYO FAM, I'm back from a week in New York and feeling revitalized AF. No, I was not attending runway shows at NYFW, but thank you for believing in me as a #influencer. I was actually helping my parents move out of the house I grew up in and settle into their new lives as homeowners in Small Town, America. So while you were dropping fire tweets about Yeezy Season 2 and your first impressions of What a Time To Be Alive, I was assembling Hemnes dressers like a boss. Nonetheless, I tried to stay abreast of major developments in the fashion game, because this life never stops, homie. As such, I want to bring your attention to the new Everlane Track Bomber. Careful readers will remember that I've written about the brand before and I am completely comfortable admitting that I am an Everlane stan to the fullest. TBH I shouldn't have to explain why this bomber is so dope, but I will anyway: It's clean, simple, and the fit is perfect. Comparable jackets will literally have your bank account for breakfast, so the 70 USD price tag should make this a guaranteed instacop. Also, you can get free shipping right now if you order through the excellent Everlane iOS app. This post is turning into a commercial, so just do what I say and buy the damn bomber already. Don't make this any harder than it has to be.
I used to have a monogrammed dopp kit, so I think I know from dope dopps. And these Waxed Canvas Dopp Kits from Winter Session are definitely dope. Like denim and leather, waxed canvas is one of those materials that develops character as it ages, so I can only assume that these dopps will get increasingly dope over time. Plus, they were handcrafted in Colorado, which makes them perfect for storing and transporting your straight razor and alum block. In my humble and correct opinion, 75 USD is a reasonable price for a dopp kit like this and, as I mentioned above, I know from dope dopps.
These shirts from Kurt's Amsterdam are so damn painterly, they'd probably look just as good hanging on the wall of your studio apartment as they would adorning your precious torso. Kurt's does their silkscreening by hand, so the shirts have a level of uniqueness and individuality that you won't get in your average t-shirt. Unless you break into your local Urban Outfitters and draw on the BDG shirts, but I really can't recommend that. Plus, Kurt's shirts only cost about 67 USD; much less expensive than all the legal fees you'll have to shell out to the high-powered defense attorney you hire to represent you, after you get arrested coming out of Urban with an armful of graffitied t-shirts.
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