ALL THAT HYPEBEAST

Posted by Alfie Avant



Things can be great when gone at solo, but it's when you team up two already outrageously unstoppable sides that you get a Trovolta/Samuel L Jackson style explosion. These are forces that could turn back global warming, rebirth the Dodo or maybe even bring back your childhood goldfish, General Patterson.

One such force is that of Oki-Ni and Hypebeast. Oki-Ni, the London based online retailer has such suave threads you'd have Prince William ditching Miss Kate on some deserted Caribbean island. While Hypebeast has been keeping the feet of the street out of rehab since 2005. So inevitably, things went like clockwork when Oki-Ni gave Hypebeast free reign to pick their best of the best.

If you don't feel like dressing yourself, you can grab any of these goodies here OKI-NI

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SIMPLE SIMON

Posted by Alfie Avant



There comes a time in every self respecting persons life when you need to throw your Kindle into the fire, roll your hybrid car into the ocean and join an anti Ed Hardy movement. Excess ain't always the best.

Personally, I'm happy to stick with blowing cash and leave the nudists to run amuck and the Buddhists to miss out on the joys a material, superficial life can bring. I did however stumble across a piece, a time piece in fact, than can turn back the wobbly hands of time and unify those with snowballing credit card bills and the "worldly" types that think their all that for not needing anything.

The masterminds behind the London based operation are Uniform Wares. Their product line up comprises of three serieses, all with beautifully crafted minimalistic designs. You really can't go wrong and with pricing at a friendly £100 your wrist will need therapy if you hold back.

You can get strapped up at OKI-NI

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TORTOISE DELIGHT

Posted by Alfie Avant



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The Italian stallions from Retro Super Future, or Super Eyewear, never cease to stop filling this world with stunning, relatively low priced shades. Each and every one of their pieces has more character and charm than any deadbeat used car salesman could dream to convince you of. They take classic looks and styles then put them through a modern, warm wash cycle to arrive at these ultra fresh goods.

I'm a sucker for Tortoise shell as there's this suave edge that seems to be a tad cooler and more seasonally versatile than it's darker, funeral prone relative. I also have a soft spot for metallics, so when I stumbled across this gang I couldn't pass.

To get the full range you are best of heading to the super eyewear site at www.retrosuperfuture.com

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JOCK OFF

Posted by Alfie Avant



Yeah, this post is dedicated to every kid who ever got picked last in gym class (yeah, 1999)
This is for you. To every kid who never had a date to no school dance. This. is. for. you.

It really isn't, I just wanted to remind everyone that the guys from Good Charlotte are kicking it through the posts of douchehood just as well as the jacked up jocks polluting the senior school halls. We did however get one good thing from these guys (that now most likely call a aluminium trailer home sweet home) and that is the letterman jacket.

There is an odd sense of authority coming from the jackets that no one can really explain, like with glasses, they make you feel far more skilled at something you could have no talent of.
Now, if your rockin it with deck shoes as your jumping out of your raised pickup truck, this post is not for you. You'd be better off heading to "HELP ME DR. PHIL!"

Back to it, when matched with some slim jim jeans, printed tee's and any array of sneakers, you've put together a nice little kit. If you really pull it off girls might even approach you thinking your a DJ, and we all want that.

The one below is from Franklin Marshall and will get you were you need to be. Pick them up from www.coggles.com

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OLD SCHOOL NEW CLASS - AN 80s REVIVAL

Posted by Alfie Avant



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The 80s was home to no shortage of events, Lennon was biting the bullet while the first lass made it to space, then as crack-cocaine filled the lungs and hoods of L.A, PACMAN chomped on the hearts and future education of the kids. But something else happened, something rather promiscuous. Digital got it on with Mr. and Mrs. Gold and Silver, birthing the iconic, future classic LCD Casio.

The times were good, real good, but as we know from Scarface, Casino or Mccally Culcan all good things come to an end. This can be fortunate when you’re talking about jumpers round the waste or pet rock collections but some concepts luckily slip through the cracks of time.

Meet Casio’s grandkid, the Nixon RERUN which is as close to a time machine as you'll ever get! On top of this number it is definitely worth checking more from the label as Nixon has managed to slap on names that would have any gold toothed hood rat eating out of your palm: The Regent, The Magnacon, The Captial, The High Ball, The Sultan, and it goes on and on.

With a tag ranging from only $79.95 - $99.95 this is a must have. Pick yours up from www.tactics.com. Also, thanks to LifeLounge for the photos!

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AVIATION ARTIFICIAL?

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Each and every time I’ve jumped onboard a flight there’s that particular chap with dark shades locked to his face (regardless of time) and that vacant celebrity look of disbelief from being among the “riff raff”. So why the tude with an economy ticket pal? Maybe his business partner ran off with his goods and girl or maybe his Platinum Amex slipped out of his scuba suit while spelunking in the Caribbean. But how do we know if this guy is legit? It’s not the way he grunts at the age of his supposed single malt whisky but something much simpler. His carry on bag.

I’ve seen gents fitting the criteria to a tee, until they whip out their carry on – a tattered sports bag that looks as if it came free with their sixth packet of Cheerios. The only thing missing, a velcro Rusty wallet. Instant FAIL. So the moral of the story, don’t be a douche, and do yourself a favor and pick up a nice carry on bag.

The Irish craftsmen of De Bruir create some on the classiest examples I’ve come across. The bags look like they’ve materialized from some Medieval village that thinks the only thing that is “made in China” are Chinese children. A De Bruir is not going to be the cheapest thing in your closet at€360-€395 but certainly the longest lasting. The first two shots are from the AVIATOR SERIES and lucky last is the PARACHUTER 2. Check it all out at www.debruir.com

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NEW ON THE BLOCK: LN-CC

Posted by Alfie Avant



The double rainbow of fashion, design, music and culture is on the horizon to finally put some colour in London's dreary skies. You get a sound gist of LN-CC, Late Night Chameleon Cafe, from the clean cut, classy online storefront, but the real gem is the 6,000 square foot building encompassing 7 concept rooms, all promising an entirely unique experience. Expect showcases from the most adventurous, talented upcoming fashion designers, a Club area home to a state of the art vintage sound system ready for teleportation, a gold mine of ultra rare, bizarre and fascinating titles fished from the depths of the globe and then much, much more. Something this epic doesn't open up shop every day and really needs to be experienced to be understood. Keep your eyes peeled for an opening not to miss! Check it out here www.ln-cc.com

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