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Recession Special: The Retrospective x JackThreads

November 13th, 2009 No Comments

There’s no denying that times are tough, kids.  Lucky for you,  The Retrospective is here to help you look like your wallet’s not all skinny and cringing in some lightless corner! Our good friends over at JackThreads have given us some invite codes you can use toward scoring some amazing fashions on their site. If […]

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From Japan with Love – An Interview with Mimi Tamaoki

June 8th, 2009 3 Comments

Photo Credit: JAY ELEGANCE The internet has changed everything. When you look at contemporary culture—youth culture especially—people are tapping blogs, social networks, and other online resources to scout trends and entertainment from places that fascinate them but may be just out of reach. This type of innocuous transmission isn’t new and we’ve seen it before. […]

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Of Sneakerheads, Subcultures and Neon Orange Unicorns – The Retrospective’s Night With Nike iD

May 5th, 2009 6 Comments

Until recently I had never heard the term sneakerhead, nor to my knowledge had I met one. Over three hours with Harley Carrara, owner of Mass Appeal Skateboard Shop in Plainville, Connecticut, and three Nike Design Customization Experts at Westfarms Mall’s Nike iD Studio, I learned that though I hadn’t realized it, the mythic sneakerhead […]

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The Brooklyn Circus SF x Pro-Keds

March 3rd, 2009 1 Comment

The Brooklyn Circus‘ attention to detail and their fierce love of their brand, is what keeps me coming back. It had been a while since my last visit to their shop on Fillmore, and when I saw they had landed the coveted Pro-Keds account (only two other shops in the Bay Area carry them) I […]

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Fresh Lids for the White House, Fresh Lids for the World.

February 18th, 2009 No Comments

On a vision quest to bring classic hat styles back into the mainstream with ‘vigor and purpose,’ Goorin Brothers Hatmakers have sent our newly appointed leader one of their signature fedoras, The Blake. Chosen for That One  (presumably to be renamed, Lid One) Goorin kicked off their Great American Hat Campaign during the inauguration, asking folks to vote on […]

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July 16th, 2008 1 Comment

Season 4 Season 3 Mega (BLACK SCALE/HUF) just unveiled the new gear available for season 4 of his black scale line. If you’ve seen the previous seasons, the line has changed themes from a state of urgency, revolt for the status quo of the government, religion and even a hint of secret societies to its current […]

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