I've finally recovered from a terrible illness. Over the course of my illness I watched a lot of akka magazine's videos on youtube. In those videos I realized that we need to have a little compilation giving back to urban shoes. These are some of the hottest urban sneakers out today. All available at http://www.teampatta.nl/index.php
Sunday, April 29, 2007
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Saturday, April 21, 2007
Saturday, April 14, 2007
A new rivalry has seemed to appear this spring season between Marc Jacobs & Hedli Slimane over their "weird" shirts. The top three are all by Dior Homme, when Hedi Slimane was still designing, and the bottom white shirt is Marc Jacobs's bondage polo. Some classify these as "over fashionably pieces" I label them as the two designers way to entertain everyone in public for those who would like to people watch and see crazy people especially wearing clothing like these.
Friday, April 13, 2007
1. Extremist recipe
Let your jeans get dirty for as long as possible.
First wash: dry clean
Following washes: soak your jeans for about an hour in water with a little bit of woolite black, a detergent which helps keep clothing's original color, rinse, rollin a terrycloth towel and hang up to dry.
Soak your jeans for about an hour in water with woolite black added, don't scrub, rinse, wring and hang up to let the water drain.
3. Machine recipe
Machine wash at 30 degress celcius(90 F), delicate cycle, no spin cycle with woolite black.
4. Seawater recipe
Let your jeans get dirty for as long as possible, go swimming in the ocean wearing your jeans, rub your jeans with dry sand, and repeat several times. Rinse in fresh water and let them dry in the sun.
These can be used for any pair of jeans but notably dry denim, which is a pair of jeans that has not undergone any washing effects and the original dye is still in the jeans, this allows them to have a more unique look and the user to color their own jeans through their own aging of the jeans. Dry denim is also refered to as raw denim or unwashed denim.
For more information go to:
Mynudies & superfuture are two forums highly associated with "denim heads" and their are the occasional "denim snobs"; however, this does not mean they are unfriendly sites.
A dose of comic relief through denim always cheers people up.
Please note that the reason for the overabundance of stuff from Nudie Jeans co is that they are one of the biggest companies to begin the raw denim revolution.
I appologize that this takes forever to load. I'd put it up in a video; however, I can't find it anywhere and have no clue on how to embed this type of file. The first one is an interview from an editor at Vogue Hommes on Pete Doherty, the new issue, and also how he feels Pete Doherty could make it into the magazine and why they chose him. It's actually quite fascinating.
Just a slideshow with some music from Pete. It's pretty cool just to watch.
These three things essential to a summer wardrobe. Although, a pair of shoes and seersucker shorts at times can get expensive. Jcrew has their own solution because of their exceptional prices on these products. Everything is available at Jcrew.
Posted by Patrick at 12:26 PM
Here is a brief collection of Tim Hamilton's Spring collection so basically you should be wearing these now; however, the cold spell across the states is preventing this. It's pretty interesting that about five minutes ago I posted his Fall line and you can tell that Tim can do everything. In those first three pictures he has ties, sweaters, jacket, a suit, and now in these images it shows that Tim Hamilton has the ability to make clothes for every moment. Some designers aren't into making t-shirts; however, this designer has a full range of clothing. He has the liberty to design as he pleases and expand his line in any direction. Keep up the good work.
Thursday, April 12, 2007
I'm pleased to announce that Tim Hamilton, former Jcrew designer & notably on his way to success as a solo designer, has sent me a gallery of his collections. These are not the only pictures I have these are just a little preview of what is to come for next fall. I chose these three pictures because they show not only three great pieces but also it shows the work of Tim. You can see he has an expertise in making winter coat, the second focuses on his ability to construct office apparel, and the last shows that he has a fine eye for producing menswear essentials, sweaters and ties. I'd like to thank Tim for all his work and cooperation with me. He is extraordinarily helpful and I appreciate everything.
I truly apologize for the lack of updates for the last week. I traveled to Amelia Island, Florida for some leisure time and discover new sources to publicize for my blog. However, some freak accident occurred in which the camera mysteriously did not make it into my carry on bag; rather, the camera stayed put on my kitchen counter. Updates are on the way.
Posted by Patrick at 4:35 PM