Articles by: John

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Stampd – The Strapped Bomber

Stampd presents its own take on classic MA-1 flight jacket, featuring a woven nylon shell and warm down fill. And as its name suggests, there are black straps connected to the right sleeve and rear waist as a nod to the ’90s industrial scene. Details include a … READ MORE

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Mark McNairy New Amsterdam – Spring/Summer 2015 Runway Show | Behind The Scenes

Mark McNairy’s runway presentations at NYFW have become events to look forward to, not only because the designer has such a deft hand when it comes to reinterpreting preppy essentials for the 21st century. It’s also because his shows have a celebratory air, and for Mark McNairy New Amsterdam Spring/Summer 2015… READ MORE

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Hood by Air – Fall 2014 VFILES Exclusive Collection

Hood by Air’s Spring/Summer 2015 runway show at NYFW was emblematic of designer Shayne Oliver’s penchant for theatrics, as well as the blurring of lines between, well, just about everything, including gender, race and fashion classifications. The looks were more about the potential that lay in the … READ MORE

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Logitech Bluetooth Multi-Device Keyboad

Logitech‘s Bluetooth Multi-Device Keyboard K480 not only works with any Bluetooth-enabled device, it allows the user to connect the keyboard to three devices at a time, with the ability to switch between them as easy as twisting a dial. That “Easy-Switch” dial is located on the left … READ MORE

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Herschel Supply Co. – Premium Wallets

Herschel Supply Co. has developed a following through its line of expertly made duffle bags and backpacks, and now the Vancouver brand has unveiled a premium wallet collection to complement those larger pieces. The wallets come in either natural or black color options, both built with vegetable-tanned leather … READ MORE

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Movpak – Electric Skateboard That Folds Into a Backpack

Movpak is built for the commuter in mind, as the train or bus (in most cases) can only get you partway to your destination. So instead of traveling on foot, you can unfold the electric skateboard from a backpack that has room enough to hold a laptop … READ MORE

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Zagato Unveils Custom Aston Martin Virage Shooting Brake

Milanese coach builder Zagato has unveiled a custom Aston Martin Virage Shooting Brake at the 2014 Chantilly Concours d’Elegance in France, a showcase for Italian style and British engineering. Created to celebrate its 95 years in the industry, Zagato took the shooting brake body — essentially a coupe with a rear hatch … READ MORE

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Alexander Wang’s Sneaker-Inspired Spring 2015 Collection

Back in 2010, rumors began circulating online about an impending collaboration between designer Alexander Wang and Nike. It turns out the gossip wasn’t entirely unfounded, as talks between the two parties had been on-going before the project ultimately fell through. Wang’s preoccupation with Nike hasn’t entirely dissipated, evidently, as … READ MORE

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Mark McNairy New Amsterdam – Spring/Summer 2015 Collection | Runway Show

Possibly Mark McNairy‘s most important contribution to New York Fashion Week was a sense of a humor, something the world of fashion is always sorely lacking. No one will ever accuse the prolific designer of taking himself too seriously, but that’s not to say his menswear essentials … READ MORE

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Public School – Spring/Summer 2015 Menswear Collection | Runway Show

Public School’s Dao-Yi Chow and Maxwell Osborn have enjoyed a meteoric rise owing to the designers’ ability to blend streetwear influences with classic menswear. A different kind of dualism was present in the brand’s ready-to-wear menswear collection for Spring/Summer 2015, with the first series of looks from … READ MORE

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Tim Coppens – Spring/Summer 2015 Collection | Runway Show

An alumnus of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp, Belgian-born designer Tim Coppens designed for Bogner, adidas Originals and Ralph Lauren before striking out on his own in 2011. Now based in New York, Coppens’ menswear collections are clearly influenced by his sportswear past, blending utility and … READ MORE