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20160725

Monday 7/25 Edition: Lace Your Dress Shoes With Style

A lacing style that stands out for its subtle knot details, the Analyst is both studied and focused and is the perfect complement to shoes with perfing and pinking.

Pull the lace straight across and feed up through the first eyelets.
Pull the ends across diagonally, cross the laces and loop each end back to the side it came from.
Feed ends under sides, up through next eyelets, and then repeat until complete.
Knotted

Ladder: The Executive

Bold, brash, self-confident and a little arrogant, no lacing pattern is more overstated or calls attention to itself and your shoes more than the Executive.

Pull the lace straight across and up through the bottom eyelet.
Run each end vertically up to the next eyelet, then, after going down through the eyelet, criss cross the laces.
Pull the ends over the sides, feed them under the vertical lace sections and then down through the above set of eyelets. Continue pattern until complete.
Ladder: The Executive

Double Back: The Architect

Form really does meet function with this lacing technique that adds structure to any shoe and is reminiscent of the lattice work on a modern skyscraper.

Pull the lace straight across and feed up through the first eyelets.
Skip down a set of eyelets, cross the laces diagonally and over the side, and then feed them down through the next eyelet. Repeat down to the bottom eyelet.
Run each end vertically up to the next eyelet. Then, following the same over and down pattern, criss cross the laces through the vacant eyelets.
Double Back

Diagonal: The Individualist

Sometimes something as subtle as a lacing pattern can speak volumes about the wearer. This one says that you go your own way and make your own rules.

Keeping the ends even, pull one end up through one bottom eyelet, over then under the sides, and up through the other bottom eyelet.
Pull the other end across diagonally, up through the second eyelet, and across and down through the next eyelet on the opposite side.
Repeat the pattern until complete.

Hash: The Innovator

A design that breaks the mold, the intricate pattern has a dizzying effect on the observer and adds levity to any shoe style.

Pull the lace straight across and feed up through first eyelets.
Skip up a set of eyelets, cross the laces diagonally and over the sides, and then feed them down through the next eyelets.
Run each end vertically down to the skipped eyelet. Then, following the same over and down pattern, continue until finished.
Bow Tie

Bow Tie: The Sartorialist

Like a fine bespoke suit, each loop of the shoe is perfectly stitched together to form a classic yet fashion forward look.

Pull the lace straight across and feed up through the first eyelets.
Pull the ends across diagonally and down through the next eyelets.
Underneath the sides, lace across diagonally and up through the next eyelets. Repeat the pattern until complete.
Bow Tie

Straight Lace: The Thinker

This introspective look is a simple and elegant way to arrive at a lacing solution and looks best with plain toe, dress balmorals.

Pull the lace straight across and down through the first eyelets.
Feed one end underneath diagonally to the next eyelet, then over straight across.
Feed the other end diagonally to the next open eyelet, then over straight across; continue alternately feeding up and across until lacing is completed.
Straight Lace

Crisscross: The Traditionalist

Tradition with a twist best describes this lacing pattern which at first glance looks like a basic crisscross pattern but in reality is much more.

Pull the lace straight across and feed up through the first eyelets.
Cross the ends to create an "X," then feed them under the sides and up through the next eyelets.
Repeat crossing and feeding under and up until lacing is completed.

20160722

Friday Design - 7/22 Edition: 10 Minimalist Tattoos That Will Make You Want To Get Inked

Ilya Brezinski specializes in dotwork and blackwork body art, based in his St Petersburg, Russia. His tattoos are mainly monochrome, the simple use of color making his artwork that much more attractive. Check it:
 




13 Surreal Tattoos by Belarussian Tattoo Artist Ilya Brezinski











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You can follow Ilya Brezinski on Instagram and Facebook.

20160721

Wear It Like: Maxwell - Thursday 7/21 Edition


1. Loro Piana Linen Blazer @ Mr Porter
2. Hartford Slim Trousers @ Mr Porter
3. Lennox White Shirt @ Sir Jack's
4. All In Eyewear Black York Sunglasses @ SSENSE
5. Lanvin Pocket Square @ Mr Porter
6. Ermenegildo Zegna Slip On Loafers @ Matches


20160720

Outdoor Design: Scout Overland Kitchen

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The Scout Overland Kitchen is a new add-on for your truck for when you´re on outdoor adventures but still want to prepare a real meal with all the utensils and props, like a true chef. It´s kind of a large cabinet that has multiple drawers that have all the stuff you need for preparing a feast. It features a gas stove with two burners, you also get a knife set, all the common utensils you can find on a regular kitchen, LED light, USB ports, a magnetic paper towel holder, you can even get a sink! It has its own electrical system, separated from the car, featuring a battery and charging system. You also get the working surfaces you always need to cut and prepare your food along with the pans to cook it. An outdoors chef´s delight is what you can say about this pull-out kitchen.
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20160719

Wear It Like: Maxwell - Tuesday 7/19 Edition


1. Brunello Cucinelli Cardigan @ Mr Porter
2. AG Nomad Jeans @ Matches
3. Dita Decade Two Sunglasses @ farfetch
4. Vans Taka Hayashi Nomad Sneakers @ SSENSE
5. Breda Mesh Gold Linx Watch @ ASOS
6. Dries Van Noten Striped Scarf @ Mr Porter


20160718

Wear It Like: Maxwell - Monday 7/18 Edition


1. Rag & Bone Jeans @ Matches
2. Belstaff Leather Zip Jacket @ farfetch
3. Recliamed Vintage Feather Pendant @ ASOS
4. Lanvin Grandad Polo @ Mr Porter
5. Miansai Grained Leather And Gold Hook Wrap Bracelet @ Mr Porter
6. Alexander McQueen D-Frame Acetate Sunglasses@ Matches
7. Zenith El Primero Rose Gold and Alligator Watch @ Mr Porter
Sounds: Music In You by Sebastian @ Amazon

20160714

Wear It Like: Russell Wilson - Thursday 7/14 Edition


1. Chadbourn Navy Chino @ Lumina
2. Saint Laurent Square Frame Acetate @ Mr Porter
3. James Perse V-Neck Tee @ Matches
4. Loro Piana Cashmere Zip Up Hoodie @ Mr Porter
5. 11 by Boris Bidjan Saberi White Logo Cap @ SSENSE
6. Mr Hare Stang Hi- Tops @ farfetch


20160713

Wear It Like: Russell Wilson - Wednesday 7/13 Edition


1. Oliver Spencer Selvedge Jeans @ Matches
2. Begg & Co. Vigo Striped Scarf @ Matches
3. Saint Laurent Shell Bomber Jacket @ Mr Porter
4. Berluti Cotton and Cashmere Blend Cardigan @ Mr Porter
5. Oliver Peoples Cannon Aviators @ Mr Porter
6. Pete Sorensen Macgill Boots @ farfetch
Sounds: Melt by Duke Dumont @ Amazon

20160712

Wear It Like: Russell Wilson - Tuesday 7/12 Edition


1. LongJourney Flight Waxed Cotton Jeans @ Matches
2. Saks Waffle Knit Hoodie Sweater @ Saks
3. Alexander McQueen Skull Aviators @ SSENSE
4. Moncler Dany Padded Jacket @ farfetch
5. Hydrogen H1 Wingtip Boots @ InforMANt
6. Filson Leather Trimmed Twill Duffle @ Mr Porter
Sounds: All The Way Up by Fat Joe @ Amazon

20160616

Wear It Like: Chadwick Boseman - Thursday 6/16 Edition


1. Harry's Airforce Blue Modern Fit Blazer @ Reiss 
    2. Harry's Airforce Blue Modern Fit Trousers @ Reiss 
3. Lennox White Cuff Shirt @ Sir Jack's
4. Salvatore Ferragamo Lace-Up Shoes @ farfetch
5. Kingsman Silk Blend Pocket Square @ Mr Porter
6. Canali Polka Dot Silk Tie @ Mr Porter
Sounds: Only (Kaskade x Lipless Remix) @ Amazon

20160613

Wear It Like: Chadwick Boseman - Monday 6/13 Edition


1. Boglioli Cotton Trousers @ Mr Porter
2. Zanone V-Neck Cardigan @ farfetch
3. Mathieu Jerome Grandad Striped Shirt @ Matches
4. Dunhill Ivory Linen Blazer @ Mr Porter
5. Borsalino Panama Hat @ Mr Porter
6. J.M. Weston 180 Moccasin Leather Loafers @ Mr Porter
Sounds: Panda by Desiigner @ Amazon

20160607

Wheels - Tuesday 6/7 Edition: 1967 Mustang Supercharged Fastback Obsidian


Handcrafted by Matt Couper of Autoworks International, “Obsidian” blurs the line between vintage and modern. 




At first glance, it appears to be a modified late model Mustang, but in reality it is a one-off custom 1967 Mustang. 




Aptly named after a glassy volcanic rock, Obsidian features not one but two Rotrex superchargers that sucks cold air through custom intercoolers and an induction/extraction hood. 




Balancing the 800+ horsepower are Tremec 5-speed, coilover suspension and 4 point roll-cage. Even the engine and transmission were relocated to achieve a 50/50 weight distribution. 




Brembo cooled and slotted disc brakes brings everything to a halt in a hurry. Hitting the Barret Jackson Northeast auction later in June. Check it...
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20160527

Friday 5/27 Edition

“I like beautiful melodies telling me terrible things.”
Tom Waits.




“I like beautiful melodies telling me terrible things.” 
Tom Waits.