Active lifestyle and sportswear purveyor Sweat The Style presents some new Kanye West-inspired styling shots. Offering up a downtown-esque lookbook, the above images see standout Yeezus tour garbs alongside streetwear staples, which complete an edgy street outfit. Founded by international model and fitness fanatic Adrianne Ho, Sweat The Style focuses on bringing fashion, fitness, natural beauty, positive health, and good food to the everyday consumer. Peep the above images and be sure to head over to Sweat The Style during the forthcoming week as exclusive merchandise is set to hit the site.
Spock just isn’t Spock without the ears. In fact, he’s just Leonard Nimoy. So regular Spock socks just won’t do. These Star Trek Spock Crew Sock with Ears however, are perfect. They have Vulcan ears attached. They are highly logical and highly fashionable, made with 80% Acrylic/17% Nylon and 3% Spandex. These officially licensed socks […]
Math geeks, this one is for you. Besides, I don’t have the brains to figure this cube out. The Magic Cube: Mathematic 3D Logic Puzzle is a puzzle cube surrounded by special numbers and each face has a different series of numbers. Fibonacci, digits of Pi, and more. Like I said, real braniac stuff. Just […]
Ugly Christmas Sweaters get an eye-catching (and somewhat creepy) makeover when you add motion to them. Now your chest will have the power to capture a person’s attention, even though they try with all their might to look away. If you were never freaked out by the stalker-like feel of lyrics that go ‘he knows […]
Harness the power of a Jedi master when opening your next cold beer. No, you don’t have to go to Dagobah and train. Just use this Star Wars Yoda Bottle Opener with Sound. This Yoda Star Wars Bottle Opener will actually play the Star Wars theme song, but that’s not all. Just as he would […]
Drink your favorite beverage with stealth thanks to this Ceramic Ninja Mug. Get in, sip your drink and get out without ever being seen. That is the Ninja way. This awesome Ninja mug is microwave and dishwasher safe and it will be the coolest mug that you own. Ceramic Ninja Mug Ninja Mug Perfect mug […]
In celebration of transsexuality, transvestism and androgyny, Candy Magazine has released two different covers for its seventh issue, featuring images of Marilyn Manson and Lady Gaga across the front of itslatest release. Noted within the subheading as "the first transversal style magazine," the publication features Marilyn Manson in womenswear while Lady Gaga poses partially nude with costuming inspired by Salvador Dali. Captured at the hand of photographer Steven Klein, Candy Magazine will only release 1,500 issues of the magazine, head here for more information.
Previewed earlier in the day, Cambridge-based Concepts has officially unveiled its "Ugly Sweater" collaboration with Nike SB. Consisting of two colorways of the Dunk High Pro and several apparel pieces, the pack goes heavy on the Christmas-themed graphics. First up is the black colorway of the Dunk High Pro SB, which is exclusive to Concepts, and features a black fleece upper with ugly christmas sweater decorations, gold patent leather Swoosh, black nylon tongue, Concepts branded tongue label and insoles, special lace locks, and a transparent outsole with gold specks. The black colorway comes in a special tin package with a Concepts ornament and coozie.
The grey colorway features a fleece upper with the same all-over graphics as its black counterpart, along with a nylon Swoosh and tongue, and Concepts branded insole. The grey colorway will see a wider distribution than the black colorway and comes with Concepts signature burgundy box. In addition to the two shoes, Concepts and Nike SB have created two T-shirts and a crew neck sweatshirt with graphics from the shoes.
Both colorways will be launching on December 7 at Concepts in-store at 7 a.m. EST, followed by an online release at 12 p.m. EST.
Inspired by extreme pastimes such as motorcycling, surfing and skateboarding, Australian imprint Deus ex Machina has unveiled the Blue Bird Container Collection for surfers looking to carve things up with distinct style. Offering up 12 hand-crafted limited-edition surfboards from legendary shaper Bob McTavish, known for his Blue Bird surfboards back in the '70s, this board measures in at 6'6" x 20" with a thickness of 3". Priced at $1,650 AUD (approximately $1,500 USD), these surfboards are available now from Deus Ex Machina.
Traditional British footwear specialist Clarks has released a seasonally apt suede shoe for the fall/winter season. Inline with its classic reinterpretations of traditional silhouettes, this smart-casual shoe features an additional inner layer for a secure fit. The premium suede upper rests atop a cream rubber outsole with an embedded shank for added support. Available in three colors - black, brown and dark green - the Clarks Tawyer Lo collection is available at select Clarks accounts including Kinetics Tokyo for ¥13,650 JPY (approximately $130 USD).
Swiss watchmaker Breitling has debuted the brand new Super Avenger Military Limited Edition watch. Designed for professional use, this brawny timepiece has a 48 mm black-coated steel case that is water-resistant down to 1,000 ft and features textured pushers and crown for use in wet or cold conditions. The chronograph watch boasts a black face with luminous markers and numerals, three sub-dials, and a date function. Limited to just 500 pieces, the watch is available at select Breitling boutiques.
adidas Originals has unveiled a stylish satin iteration of its adistar Racer silhouette. Featuring a sleek and low to the ground profile, the predominantly black upper sees hits of metallic rose gold over the iconic three stripes, heel and inner lining. The OG double-layer mesh build, which can be seen here, is replaced with luxurious satin fabric and is rounded out with classic suede overlays. This handsome package sits atop a contrasting white cushioned midsole and black rubber outsole. The adidas Originals Satin adistar Racer retails for €91 EUR (approximately $120 USD) online over at Titolo.
Set to drop early 2014 is this mid-cut take on the classic Air Jordan 1 "Banned" colorway. This luxurious take on the Air Jordan 1 Mid features a black leather and red suede upper complete with red waxed laces. Sitting atop a white midsole and a red outsole, this AJ1 Mid just might have what it takes to sway people away from the Air Jordan 1 High Retro OG. No word on an official release date but Swiss retailer Urban People has these available for pre-order now.
Reworking the iconic Air Force 1 mid silhouette with a sleek monochrome color palette, Nike has released a black/white edition of the classic sneaker. Featuring textured details throughout the upper, the shoe is contrasted with bold black details at the toe box and middle, while white accents at the Swoosh, heel and midsole brighten up the look. Priced at ¥11,025 JPY (approximately $110 USD) the Nike Air Force 1 Mid '07 black/white is now available via Kinetics.
As the release for Gran Turismo 6 approaches, new photos have surfaced revealing the Red Bull X2014, a concept Formula One racer developed together with Red Bull's chief engineer Adrian Newey. The car was designed as a vision of what such a car would look like if today's F1 regulations didn't exist. Certainly appearing like something straight out of the future, the sleek X2014 will actually be available in-game in three different guises: the junior model (X2014/J), the standard model (X2014/S) and the X2014/F fan model (pictured). Let us know how it handles when Gran Turismo 6 releases worldwide December 6.
The Tobacco, one of adidas Originals' most famous silhouettes, will soon make a comeback in January when it reemerges from the archives in a pack of four. Updated with premium vintage suede uppers, the shoes feature leather-lined collars, a retro gum soles and zigzag-cut suede stripes on the sides. Available in your choice of nomad red/collegiate red, carbon aluminum/black, bark/wheat/cargo Brown and Argentina blue/blue bird, the adidas Tobacco is priced at £65 GBP (approximately $110 USD) and is currently available for pre-order through End.
Born out of his interest in vintage watches coupled with the allure of the almost mythological Rolex Oyster Date Mickey Mouse Dial, John Mayer offers a glimpse of his modern take on the classic collaboration between the two brands. Playing off the story and in keeping the same aesthetic, Mayer set out on a personal design project to make a modern version of said rare watch. Featured on the Rolex ref. 116520, the black PVD coated Daytona maintains all functions, but features a unique painting of the iconic mouse that the dial of the chronograph watch. Although this concept never made it past the prototyping stage, the images stand to capture the imagination of collectors and fans alike.
For Sole Collector's latest collaboration with Nike, it has given Gary Payton's signature Air Zoom Flight "The Glove" a fresh new look. Inspired by the original Seattle Supersonics colors, this colorway features a green "Sonic Wave" graphic covering the zippered shroud. Unzipping the shroud reveals the tour yellow upper and the shoe's signature Monkey Paw tech. Rounding out the design are several details typically only seen on PEs such as the "20" and "GP" branding, and the Sole Collector badge on the tongue. This latest collaboration from Sole Collector and Nike will be launching on December 7 at select Nike locations and online in limited numbers. Head over to Sole Collector for more information on this slick collaboration.
One of adidas Originals' lesser known models, the ZX 100, is set to return next spring in a seasonally-appropriate "Blue Bird & Sunshine" colorway. The shoe features a suede and mesh upper in a combination navy, white, royal blue, and yellow. Underneath is a lightweight EVA sole in a combination of white and yellow. End. has these available for pre-order now for £57 GBP (approximately $95 USD).
Known for his aggressive creative style that combines American symbolism with his Venezuelan heritage, Abdul Vas is equally renown for his zealot-like love for AC/DC. With the epic-scale energy and masculinity embodied by the American cowboy culture so prevalent in his paintings, it should come as no surprise that he would likewise choose to spread the gospel of the iconic rock band through his art. His first book For Those About to Power was a compilation of his work inspired by them that quickly sold out in Australia and earned him recognition with AC/DC's devoted fan-base. We recently got the chance to sit down with him and hear about his art and his obsession.
How did your interest in AC/DC begin?
I must say that my interest in AC/DC was born in a very beautiful way. It’ll always help me remember my childhood and my uncle. It’s thanks to him that I started to collect rock magazines of AC/DC and later objects. I sometimes relive those cool moments in my head, especially the times when we used to look at pictures of the band together. I even remember feeling back then, the same type of euphoria that I feel now when I go to an AC/DC concert. In fact, when I first went to my first AC/DC concert, I was totally mind blown! I immediately knew that I would dedicate my life to worshiping their masterpiece. It’s true that apart from being pure, their music serves to remind us that we simply have to be honest to ourselves. I therefore hope that people see that my only interest in life is to dedicate my work to AC/DC. With regards to other fans, I know that many find my work cool and take it for what it is - meaning just another humble offering to the band because it’s truly the only reason that drives me. I just want to make sure that the world never forgets that AC/DC is the greatest band of all time!
How do the aesthetics of contemporary fashion overlap with vintage rock styles?
I do not believe that contemporary fashion will ever be able to cast shade on vintage rock styles. Simply because vintage bands or should I say brands -- call them what you will -- have a true story to tell! I am referring to bands like AC/DC, the Ramones, ZZ Top, Black Sabbath, Metallica, and The Rolling Stones to name a few. In fact, many low-end fashion brands have merged these bands’ designs into their ongoing collections because they need recognizable icons to be able to sell all year round. For this reason, I think that most of the contemporary fashion out there is more like throwaway fashion than anything else.
Are there any other bands that you think embody the spirit of AC/DC today?
I love to see when bands with an AC/DC essence make it to the top. In a way it’s normal as AC/DC is now of public patrimony. That said, I also think that all bands should create and/or define their own style. In the end, we all want to have the real thing. I am sure that you’ll agree with me when I say that nobody wants to waste their time with cheap copies of something. That is why nowadays, it is so difficult to find authentic bands! You know, I listen to music almost 24 hours a day. Especially when painting; so thankfully for me, there are some exceptions to the rule. ’77 is one of these. These guys have understood the essence of rock ‘n’ roll. At the end of the day, only bands with a strong personality will continue to rock on like AC/DC.
What's the story behind the collaboration with the band '77?
It all started when Spanking Projects (my Australian PR office) came to me with the idea of presenting my first book For Those About To Power in Barcelona as well. They told me that the press conference was going to take place at a BBQ and that '77 would do a private concert for us all afterwards. Actually, the band and I met for the first time at this BBQ. My first impression was that I felt as if I had known them for a long time! So anyway, there I was, promoting my first book and broadening my horizons. I thought to myself, what a cool way to do business.
I recall them asking me if I could do something for them with a '70s feel to it. We came to the conclusion that we needed to be audacious and by that point, and without even realizing it, we’d agreed to collaborate together on their next album’s cover.
What drives you to be the best or try to achieve greatness?
My fetish character “Patticcas the mouse” resumes quite well what I feel at all times. Like her, I consider myself to be this small happy-go-lucky creature; surrounded by greatness. Although impressed by it, my outright curiosity procures me the vital inner peace that I need; in order to bounce back and/or to be able to move onto bigger and better things. Like “Patticcas” I am conscious of the fact that my moments of greatness only come when I am listening to AC/DC.
What was the defining point of karma and becoming a patient person?
In learning to be patient, I have also learned how to channel my energy flow. Keeping it positive has always helped me overcome those tough moments that we all consider insurmountable. And yet, after they pass? We somehow end up embracing them for what they are. Which is probably how I’d define experience if I had to describe it? I’ve always known that preserving my inner peace was far more important to me, than my typical human wants and needs. Actually, when I was younger, these “me issues” kept on screwing up my judgment. Now that I am older, I have learned to start believing in myself - which has really helped me deal with these types of issues on day-to-day basis. Here’s the thing, it’s of no secret to none that many art curators don’t consider my AC/DC allegories as “art.” Some have even gone as far as “telling me” that the only way that they could work with me would be if I decided to present paintings that were of no reference to the band. At first, it used to upset me. Whereas now, when I have to turn down an exhibition, it doesn't even bother me the next day! You see, I simply cannot modify my work and existence just for a couple of projects here and there. Patience is a virtue in life and despite its ups and downs, life has taught me to be true to others. I know for a fact that it’s the key to staying true to myself. That is why, when “shit” happens, I just remind myself that my purpose in life is to narrate through art: the life of AC/DC.
Any last words?
Don’t forget that next year is the 40th anniversary of AC/DC. Our generation has been given the unique chance (if not the duty) to salute them in 2014 like they deserve. For this reason, please allow me to suggest that if you can’t make it to one of their concerts, that you at least buy one of their albums! I think we all need to be a part of this because their music is our legacy! It’s therefore our responsibility to make sure that their rock ‘n’ roll prevails. Mark my words, they’re the greatest band that humanity will ever know!