Count on Primitive Apparel to showcase their new holiday pieces with gorgeous eye candy. Forget all the pretentious shoots in caves, alleyways and the snowy wilderness. Check out the video above and be sure to hit the jump to get a closer look at the ladies…oh and the apparel. Also, the Primitive Jolly Bear Pack is now available as well.
Girls in guys clothing… An innocent way to display our latest offerings on beautiful living canvases? Or a calculated move to lure consumers to our product via the oldest & most reliable advertising method in the book? The answer: Who really cares? Lighten up & enjoy the season already! For our Holiday lookbook shoot we enlisted the assistance of our long time friend, Luis Ruano. We provided the gear, Smores, and gals. Luis brought his signature lush & inviting photography style. We couldn’t be happier with the final results.
Apart of Mr Porter’s first new series of how-to films, here’s one for those who are challenged in the basic, self-help shaving realm. Especially with the end of Movember, you may find this useful. In each episode, Mr Porter will have an expert demonstrate the perfect execution of a vital masculine skill. They kick off with Mr Charlie King from London barbers Pankhurst, who shows us how to get the perfect shave at home. Watch the video here online.
This winter Jiberish teamed up with Woolrich, Inc. to produce a small capsule collection highlighting the classic quality and design of their wool that the brand has been known for since it’s inception in 1830. They dug through the archives of Woolrich’s fabric library to pull unique patterned fabrics to create some 5 Panel pinch leather strapbacks and throw blankets for the home. The blankets come with a custom Woolrich leather carry holster and shoulder strap. The collection also includes a double-breasted trench peacoat using their military grade wool, for extra warmth. All items are now available online and the three Jiberish boutiques this Friday, December 13th.
UK brand, HYPE, just launched their new footwear line featuring Jimmy Q and Pippa in the video above. Two silhouettes and styles have been produced – the runner and plimsole. Each shoe showcases different patterns, our favorite is the Camo Polka Plimsoles, constructed with a tough canvas upper on top of a flexible vulcanized outsole – guaranteed to attract some attention. Hit their online store for the full collection.
Bodega is excited to welcome Brandulu to their brand selection this fall/winter season. The brand operates under the direction of artist Pat Peltier, focusing on “rejuvenating” pieces through intricate hand embroidery and exquisite detailing. Their fall/winter collection is now available online at Bodega. Hit the jump for more looks.
Bandulu means fake, bootleg, ghetto. Like that white tee from Marshall’s with the name of some couturier, screenprinted in gold. That little bit of luxury gives clothing a story, with or without vanity. Bandulu believes in adding this quality to the clothes of our world, through upcycling and craftsmanship. Bandulu takes quality, vintage clothing and rejuvenate life into them through hand embellishments. Quality therefore becomes less about reputation, and more about integrity. You know its real if its fake. – BANDULU
Baltimore emcee Malik Ferraud has just released his 2nd official single “Feel Me” off of his upcoming project. Here, he once again collaborates with DJ Black Diamond with an inspired and soulful reflective piece. His lyrics resonate over a recurring guitar riff that has an air of introspection. Excited to see more work from him in the coming weeks and months.
We all listen to music differently. What we hear is shaded by our history, our knowledge, our equipment, our mood, our taste. But every year there are moments when everybody who lives and breathes hip-hop is talking about the same thing.In June, when Jay’s Samsung/Magna Carta Holy Grail ad aired during game 5 of the NBA Finals. A Thursday in April when Pusha T’s “Numbers on the Boards” dropped. A Friday night in May, when Kanye’s face appeared on buildings all over the country. The middle of September, when Drake’s Nothing Was the Same leaked. The evening in August when Funkmaster Flex dropped — complete with bomb sound — Kendrick Lamar’s verse on Big Sean’s “Control.”
This episode of Microphone Check co-hosts Ali Shaheed Muhammad and Frannie Kelley are joined by their social media manager, Cedric Shine. All three of them experienced those disruptions differently — and their opinions of both their meaning and the quality of the music at their root are not unanimous. The conversation ranges from Ali’s inside track on Magna Carta to Troy Ave, ASAP Ferg, music journalism’s involvement in Kanye’s year and how the quality of life in New York City is affecting the music being made there.