Articles by: John

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LRG San Francisco Pop-up Shop – Capsule Collection

San Francisco maintains a special place in the history of LRG: not only did the city’s distinctive street culture inspire the brand’s larger vision, its first catalog was shot in 1999 inside an apartment near the intersection of Shrader and Haight. LRG returns to San Francisco this month … READ MORE

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Vans California Collection – Henna Boot Leather Pack

In contravention of the sneakerboot craze currently gripping the sneaker firmament, Vans has given a seasonal makeover to its classic silhouettes on a strict material basis. The resulting Henna Boot Leather Pack features high grade full grain boot leather applied to the Sk8-Hi Zip and Era Decon, both complemented … READ MORE

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Apadana – Fall/Winter 2014 Collection Lookbook

Apadana has unveiled the lookbook for its Fall/Winter 2014 collection, dubbed “Darius” as a nod to the Persian king known for elaborate construction projects spanning various palace complexs and monuments. As in previous collections, the emerging Parisian brand makes heavy use of camouflage, paisley and Persian carpet prints, applied … READ MORE

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Nike LeBron 12 Lifestyle

Nike Sportswear presents the Lifestyle version of the LeBron 12, featuring a synthetic leather upper highlighted by a series of pyramid-shaped molds and tonal black patent leather on the toe box. Gold aglets give the nod to LeBron James’ championship legacy, while Challenge Red accents on the translucent … READ MORE

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Apple Updates the Mac mini

After a lengthy interlude, Apple has updated the Mac mini, packing “the entire Mac experience into a 7.7-inch-square frame.” Upgrades include fourth-generation Intel Core processors, two Thunderbolt 2 ports, and Intel Iris and HD Graphics 5000 options. The upshot, according to Apple, is “the world’s most energy efficient desktop … READ MORE

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MHI Fall/Winter 2014 Collection Lookbook

For Fall/Winter 2014, MHI takes its graphic lead from the Skeuomimicry R.I.P. collection of sister brand maharishi, featuring contour prints, big cat imagery and panel work fabrication. The cut and sew collection reinterprets classic military and workwear styles — including cargo pants, parkas, tapered custom pants, woven shirts and bucket hats … READ MORE

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PUMA Court Star “Clean Pack”

PUMA‘s new duo of Court Star styles comprise the “Clean Pack,” with the moniker acting as an apt description of each pair’s prevailing aesthetic. Both feature a soft leather upper in a tonal black or tan hue, with contrasting hits of color at the tongue and heel making for something … READ MORE

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FILA Lemon & Lime Pack

FILA‘s new Lemon & Lime pack has its roots in a 1995 TV commercial for Sprite, in which Grant Hill donned a special colorway of the FILA 95 made exclusively for the ad. This new 95 style, representing one half of the pack, takes inspiration from that promotional pair, … READ MORE

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Apple Introduces the iPad mini 3

Along with the iPad 2, Apple today announced the new iPad mini 3, which at first blush is almost identical to the iPad mini with Retina display that was released last year. The differences on this latest 7.9-inch tablet take the form of a Touch ID home button, and like its iPad … READ MORE

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Crooks & Castles – Holiday 2014 “Devil’s Peak” Men’s Collection Lookbook

Crooks & Castles has partnered with filmmaker and photographer Patrick Hoelck to produce the lookbook for the brand’s “Devil’s Peak” Holiday 2014 Collection. The setting for the photo shoot was Noguchi Garden in Costa Mesa, California, dubbed Devil’s Park by the locals due to its masonic art sculptures, and aligned with Crooks’ … READ MORE

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Apple Introduces 27-inch iMac with Retina 5k Display

Apple has unveiled its new iMac with Retina 5k Display, boasting 14.7 million pixels — seven times as many pixels as an HD TV — on a 27-inch display in 5210 x 2880. Aside from the staggering high-resolution display, the new iMac maintains a design similar to the last-generation iMac, … READ MORE