From Japanese designer Hiroshi Tsubouchi comes these aptly named ‘Shark Sole’ derby shoes. Not only do the gleaming white soles look like the precarious teeth (or fins) of a shark, the deep blue leather uppers are reminiscent of the briny depths. Hiroshi Tsubouchi has been working with shoes since 1977 and is today known as one of Japans finest shoemakers. His signature is the combination of classic designs and shapes with more innovative details, colors and materials. These are no exception, with premium leather uppers, white laces and Tri-colored ripple sole. Made in Japan, they’re available at Tres Bien Shop.
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Hong Kong’s luxury retail mainstay Joyce was the first to introduce international brands to the burgeoning city back in 1971. Nowadays, Joyce remains on the cutting-edge of fashion and retail, offering a diverse portfolio of the world’s top designers, thus solidifying its reputation as the purveyor of style and taste in Hong Kong. For Spring/Summer 2015, the retailer is once again offering fashion forward looks with pieces from both established and up-and-coming labels. This season, Joyce’s tasteful and stylish aesthetic is channeled through clothing from 3.1 Philip Lim, J.W. Anderson, Juun.J., Na Di Studio, Mihara Yasuhiro and Nicomede Talavera. Geometric stripes and color-blocking give the looks a contemporary feel, with everyday basics the perfect complement for your wardrobe. Check out Joyce’s website here for more information.
What To Wear Today: Don’t be a fool, just wear your best fitting suit.
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Back to the future or back to bed? Whether you’re sleeping on your past or dreaming of a new day, these new Air Mag-Inspired slippers have you comfy and covered. Sporting the same styling as Marty McFly’s famed footwear, this robe-ready rendition mimic the Mags, cutting the heavy hardware for a softer silo.
Set to launch in May, you can pre-order a pair now at Craze Shop & NY-Ish.
NY-Ish Air Mag-Inspired Slippers
Release Date: May 2015
Price: $ 90
We’re used to seeing older styles from Nike getting the Vintage treatment, which was why it was a bit of a surprise to see the Toki recently receive it. Originally released in 2008, the vulcanized chukka is seen here in an off-white canvas upper with a matching Swoosh. The midsole gets dirty here with a little black wash to complete the look.
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‘We’re Gonna Be Lords’ Documentary featuring Action Bronson, Flatbush ZOMBiES, The Underachievers & Le1f
We’re Gonna Be Lords is a short documentary that explores the minds of four New York artists and hip-hop crews: Action Bronson, Flatbush ZOMBiES, The Underachievers and Le1f, who tell their own tales of how they became involved in the music scene. Directed by Robert Lopuski, who also directed Jay Z and Kanye West’s Watch the Throne documentary in 2012, We’re Gonna Be Lords pieces together these artists’ narratives and also sheds some light on the newer hip-hop generation of New York that thrives today. While hailing from different neighborhoods, these featured artists have New York running through their veins. While people may be products of their environment, each of these talents come from a variety of backgrounds, whether it be Action Bronson’s foundations in gourmet cooking or Meech’s aspirations of becoming a philosopher.
Alongside intimate interviews with the artists, scripted scenes in the forms of vignettes are interlaced throughout and help illustrate the ethereal and almost spiritual tone of the documentary’s narrative. Reaching for musical success in hip-hop is often viewed as being driven by street dreams of money and influential power; ”there’s this almost transcendent quality of being nobody in pursuit of something great — the idea of becoming a Lord… It felt fragile but charged, raw, dream-like, ritualistic,” says Lopuski. And yet, these artists are true examples of the simple pursuit of creative expression. Watch We’re Gonna Be Lords above.
Led by the London-based, father-son design duo of Joe and Charlie, Casely-Hayford continues to modernize English menswear with the release of its Spring/Summer 2015 collection. As expected, the British brand’s latest is characterized by a familiar mix of time-tested Saville Row techniques and tailored silhouettes, but with the addition of progressive sportswear elements, wild patterns and unusual fabric combinations fitting of the warmer season. Of note are pieces like lightweight bomber jackets, long tees with contrasting hems and slim-cut trousers, as well as a selection of T-shirts, shirts and sweaters infused with punk-influenced zip details and contrasting graphic panels. An exciting, contemporary take on traditional English sartorialism, Casely-Hayford’s Spring/Summer 2015 collection can be viewed above, with a selection now available at the HYPEBEAST Store.