HUF recently teamed up with LA-based furniture manufacturer Modernica to produce its own unique rendition of the classic Fiberglass Shell Chair. Coinciding with Modernica’s “52 Colors in 52 Weeks” project, the HUF Green Fiberglas Shell Chair features a bright green color and is now available for purchase from Modernica for 0 USD, with a limited edition run of chairs that feature the official HUF logo and serial numbers exclusive to HUF. Enjoy the behind-the-scenes footage of the chair in production above.
The same dignified canon that includes titles like GRIND Magazine and POPEYE is set for a new debutant, with THEM Magazine entering the Japanese fashion magazine circuit. THEM is led by Toru Ukon, former director of HUGE Magazine, who sought to infuse his expertise and opinion on fashion culture into a new project. Starting off strong, the inaugural issue features Hedi Slimane, who has also shot covers for HERO, DAZED, and T Magazine within the last year. Look for THEM Magazine to launch at select stockists on March 10.
Director Robert Rodriguez and comic book icon Frank Miller come together once again to release the long-awaited sequel to 2005′s film adaptation of Sin City. Partially based on the book of the same name, Sin City: A Dame to Kill For sees Jessica Alba, Rosario Dawson, Jaime King, Powers Boothe, Mickey Rourke, and Bruce Willis all reprising their previous roles while newcomers to the ensemble cast include Eva Green, Josh Brolin, Jamie Chung, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Dennis Haysbert, Marton Csokas, Julia Garner, Juno Temple, Ray Liotta, Stacy Keach, Christopher Meloni, Lady Gaga, Jeremy Piven, and Crystal McCahill. The new flick also retains the first film’s predominately black and white aesthetic – a nod to Miller’s original artwork – and multi-story structure, focusing on A Dame to Kill For, Just Another Saturday Night, and two brand new short stories that were penned by Miller specifically for the movie. Sin City: A Dame to Kill For is set to hit theaters August 22.
Back in the 1960s, men dressed well for all occasions. According to I Love Ugly, they “wore blazer jackets, used typewriters, would smoke cigars and drink whiskey,” much like ad executives in New York, or writers in England. More than half a century later, the way we dress has changed, but the timelessness of a blazer hasn’t. Case in point is the Auckland-based brand’s new Check Blazer for Spring/Summer 2014. Constructed from a cotton check fabric, the ’60s-inspired jacket features a trim, tailored fit and details like wooden buttons, a coin pocket and a contrasting corduroy under the collar, resulting in a piece that’s perfect for dressing up or dressing down a variety of warm weather looks. I Love Ugly’s Spring/Summer 2014 Check Blazer is available in navy or black now at the HYPEBEAST Store.
United by their love for California – and their Los Angeles and San Francisco homes, respectively – Publish and Benny Gold present a collaborative drop for Spring/Summer 2014. Highlighted throughout the release is Gold’s signature Fog Camo pattern – a nod to San Francisco’s perpetually foggy conditions – which has been placed strategically by Publish on the likes of the water-resistant Van Ness 3/4 length hooded mountain jacket, Shotwell brushed twill shorts, jogger-style Guerrero pants, and Valencia bucket hat. Depicted here through the lens of trashhand, the Benny Gold for Publish 2014 spring/summer collection drops this Friday, March 7 at select retailers, Publish, and Benny Gold.
Longstanding Danish outwear company Elka has released a new lookbook for Spring/Summer 2014. Staying true to its simple, detail-driven aesthetic, the brand has produced a full line of trench coats, anoraks and lightweight windbreakers for the season, also including vibrant pieces to layer underneath. Bold red, orange, and yellow colors distinguish each streamlined jacket, set off by tonal-hued pockets and neon collar detailing. The slightly oversized fit of the jackets encourages layering while also ensuring protection from the forthcoming spring rain. Enjoy the lookbook here, and shop the collection at select retailers now.
To pair with its Spring/Summer collection, street fashion darling Public School has released an admittedly exquisite leather mid-top sneaker. The shoe does bear a bit of resemblance to Public School’s recent release with Generic Man, although certainly offers a unique aesthetic buyers will appreciate. The upper is executed with 100% premium leather, slick on the panel around the forefoot and arch. The second panel was executed with a waffle texture, wrapping around the dorsum area. Other features include a grey waxed leather heel pull and waxed laces, all of which rests on a white rubber outsole. Look for this handsome pair exclusively at SSENSE, priced, accordingly, at 0 USD.
Following a trio of stylish video teasers, Wood Wood and Clarks Sportswear present their collaborative Tawyer for Spring/Summer 2014. Executed in soft matte nubuck with a padded collar and sporty inner sock-like sleeve, the two-toned Clarks Wallabee-inspired silhouette sees unorthodox cut lines and hidden stitching across its two-toned navy and burgundy upper. Inside, custom insoles reference Wood Wood’s Spring/Summer 2014 “Utopia” collection – a motif that also makes its way to the leather heel pull tab. Finally, a stark white sole unit completes the package. Retailing for €160 EUR (approximately 2 USD), the collaborative Tawyer is now available via Wood Wood’s online store.
While Taiwan might not be the first stop for those with skateboarding in mind, the metropolitan city of Taipei is an unexpected paradise for skateboarders. Here, the LRG skate team — consisting of TX, Chico, Tom Asta, Jack Curtain and Miles Silva — venture to the Far East and make full use of the city’s urban landscape, maneuvering on landmarks while also getting acquainted with the locals. Check out some of the trip’s behind-the-scenes stills by Kenji Haruta and stay tuned for the release of the video recap.
adidas and Nike have long been the two heavyweights atop the sporting world. After a frantic few days, today has proven to be a pivotal point in highlighting the future of football boots among the two. Following-up on the announcing of its Samba Primeknit, adidas pull out yet another marquee model, the high-top adidas Primeknit FS. The full-length sock is knit into the boot’s upper with Primeknit in hopes of offering a sock-like feel. The conceptual model is currently in development with hopes of reaching the world’s biggest stages later this year. The boot’s upper will not only provide support and flexibility where needed but also have a water-resistant coating to ensure optimum performance in the rain. As we near the final few months of World Cup 2014, fans and viewers alike should ready themselves for some exciting developments in the pipeline.