All black everything. BBC Black is due to hit stores later this fall.
Dynamic duo Pharrell and Mark McNairy are at it again, bringing their collaborative super powers to a new lineup of goods simply called BBC Black. We’d tell you how the collection fuses Crye Precision military performance fabrics into some killer streetwear but we don’t have to since Williams and McNasty gave GQ an exclusive download on the gear right here. – GQ
Go print crazy with this new offering from Stussy. Featuring an untamed print of the big cat, the Wildlife Shirt is a unique update to the classic leopard print with claw mark details and multicolored spot imagery. Includes a single front chest pocket and two woven labels. Lightweight 100% cotton poplin construction, perfect for spring/summer wear. Be sure to check out the Wildlife Camp cap as well, with matching print – but DO NOT wear together. Now available online.
Rich with intricate details featuring antique metals and custom acetate colors, we love these Venezia sunglasses from Garrett Leight (GLCO). Jazz up your style this summer with these frames, handcrafted frame made with cured cellulose acetate from Japan and Italy for sturdiness and longevity. It’s a classic design with thin lines. Now available online and at Need Supply.
A semi-collaboration in many ways, since F.C.R.B. is related to Nike, the release of their Solarsoft Waffle Cruiser in two special colorways is still nonetheless an interesting offering. This take on Nike’s Waffle Racer silhouette has been rendered in two spring-appropriate colorways; Black/Volt and Navy/Sax. Specifically, the Black/Volt color scheme references F.C.R.B.’s Spring/Summer 2013 collection, but both shoes feature special F.C.R.B. branding. These two exclusive colorways will be available at all F.C.R.B. retailers starting on May 25th.
Quadon, the duo Rhye’s Robin Hannibal and Coco O, team up with Kendrick Lamar for “Better Off,”which is the perfect after hours song. The duo, which at one time was a part of the Boom Clap Bachelors, had their song “Tiden Flyver” sampled on Kendrick’s “Bitch Dont Kill My Vibe.” Definitely good to see this collaborative effort, in a recent interview with Pitchfork Magazine Hannibal spoke highly of Kendrick:
We only have one feature on our new album, and we are elated that it’s Kendrick Lamar. He invited us to collaborate on his own album, and we had such a great time working with him that we asked him if he wanted to be part of our project as well. We are so happy for all his success and we are very proud of this song. We wanted to have more of a fluid song that wasn’t too over structured and had a bit of a bedroom/after hours vibe to it.
From touring with Nas to a variety of memorable acoustic performances, Jhené is keeping her buzz going. She teams up with No I.D. for this soulful ballad straight from the heartbreak hotel. Her debut album Souled Out should drop later this year.
The Wavefront Music Festival DJ Invitational is well underway and my good friend Noah Saltz has made his way to the final round and needs everyone’s support this Friday. The final round of the invitational is going down in the penthouse of Chicago’s Castle nightclub from 10pm-1am. Sets will run 30 minutes per DJ and two winners will be chosen based on style, technique, music selection, crowd interaction, and crowd reaction. The chosen winners get to perform live at the Wavefront Music Festival in July. Gabriel & Dresden will be holding it down at Palladium after the DJ battle so go support Noah and enjoy some great tunes afterwards.