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COMPASS Show 2011 – Dr. Martens Black & White Check Woven Pack – Fall/Winter 2011

Similar to its striking appearance, the black & white checker graphic been long the emblem of counter culture in England. Dr. Martens is bring back the familiar monogram of youthful revolt towards the end of this year, but in an exceptional applique – interweave black and white … READ MORE

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COMPASS Show 2011 – KEDS x Mark McNairy – Fall/Winter 2011

Even before he took the helm of Woolrich Woolen Mills as its new Creative Director, designer Mark McNairy was already highly in demand. Carried a bit of mischievous playful attitude, his very own label, Mark McNairy New Amsterdam, is liken by some as a bridge between classic … READ MORE

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COMPASS Show 2011 – Gourmet Uno Leather Woodland Camo – Fall/Winter 2011

That wayward bound to more technical construction, as seen in COMPASS show in NYC, isn’t just isolated to new design, footwear label Gourmet found new application on some of its classic models. On appearance, its easy to dismiss the Gourmet Uno Leather as another canvas sneaker with … READ MORE

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COMPASS Show 2011 – Gourmet Dignam – Fall/Winter 2011

Careful observers will note that while most footwear labels are embarking on casual, contemporary design route, the trio at Gourmet are doing just the opposite with introduction of more technically function footwear, like the new Dignam. Filling as an in-between for running shoes and causal footwear, the … READ MORE

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COMPASS Show 2011 – native Fall/ Winter 2011

With a dreary winter storm covered much of North America this week, what better way to introduce some winter gear for the next season, in particular native shoes. Expanding on the value driven yet uber-fashionable design ideal, native will be introducing a few models this coming fall, … READ MORE

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Freshness Week In Review: 08/02/2010 – 08/06/2010

This is an interesting week. First, to the joy for all who champion for equality, Proposition 8 has been overturned. Now all happy couples will enjoy the same rights and legal protection. Meanwhile, on a sadder note for Google, the search engine kingpin who has pretty much … READ MORE

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COMPASS Show 2010 Clae Fall/Winter 2010

In ways, designer Sung Choi’s demeanor is an exact reflection of his designs for Clae, his footwear label since 2001. Composed and cordial, the designer’s affable personality is similar to Clae’s simple, familiar silhouettes. If you speak to Choi at length, however, you find someone with a … READ MORE

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COMPASS Show 2010 CAMINANDO Spring/Summer 2011

The simple act of walking just got a little fancier with CAMINANDO, which quite literally means the act of walking in Spanish. Branded proudly as “Made In Mexico”, CAMINANDO’s incomparable creations are ones of fusion concepts, hybrids like Mountain Ox Shoes with its D-Ring lacing and contrast … READ MORE

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COMPASS Show 2010 – Gourmet Fall/Winter 2010

So how do you exemplify a style for modern men? Is it “modular”, with a combination of high-end and low price point items? Is it pushing the boundary with cutting edge design and progressive concept? Or is it something of an in-between, an amalgamation of all style, … READ MORE