Review: Noah NY Tote Bag

I’ve been finding it difficult to think clearly these days. Isolation anxiety has been conspiring with post-grad uncertainties to ruin my productivity — the only thing that has ever given me validation in life. One thing that is clear, whether pre or post-quarantine, is my choice of bag. Just as I’m stuffing this entire reviewContinue reading “Review: Noah NY Tote Bag”

How Kiro Hirata’s Pants Caught on Fire

A few days ago, Eric Kvatek, legendary lookbook photographer for cult brands like Kapital and 45RPM, went on an Instagram Live with The Ponytail Journal, during which he talked about his past lookbook shooting experiences. Not only did it provide cool insight into the inner workings of the brands Kvatek has worked with (most ofContinue reading “How Kiro Hirata’s Pants Caught on Fire”

A.S. Hamrah Interview by 032c

Went in thinking I’d be getting an interview with a prominent film critic, came out obsessing over the best take cold criticism on hot takes: I hope what I write isn’t “takes.” “Takes” to me means short-form bursts shared on the Internet, initial reactions that people for some reason think they have to get outContinue reading “A.S. Hamrah Interview by 032c”

5 Actually Good Summer Loafers

I’m not really a takedown, cancel culture kinda guy. Sure, I see injustices in the world that make me mad. Men ain’t shit, #metoo, #blacklivesmatter all ring true to me on some level, but it’s not like I’m using my platform to dunk on bad actors. However, a loafer from a small Danish footwear brandContinue reading “5 Actually Good Summer Loafers”

SSENSE’s Margiela Web Installation

One of my favorite retailers, SSENSE, just put up a page dedicated to the undisputed champ of deconstructivist fashion, Maison Margiela, and it is straight fire. I’m personally not a fan of the recent ‘tabi-fication’ of Margiela’s leather footwear line (it was cute before it got big a couple years ago), and quote Margiela-era MargielaContinue reading “SSENSE’s Margiela Web Installation”

Not A Review: 18 East x Molloy and Sons Bal Coat

As of late, I’ve created a form, structure and voice that I’m proud of, but I still find it really difficult to put pen to paper, or rather, keycaps to switches. The structure — an irrelevant-to-the-product, wordy preamble, followed by a few brief sentences on the pros and cons of the product, ending with theContinue reading “Not A Review: 18 East x Molloy and Sons Bal Coat”

Collected Content #6

Okay this is a long and varied one. For the last 2 weeks, I’ve been mainlining online written content like the drug that it is, and there’s just so much good stuff out there. While the production quality of content has decreased as the producer-videographer-talent and editor-writer teams have dispersed, it still remains immensely enjoyableContinue reading “Collected Content #6”

Podcasters Call Out Streetwear, Hypebeasts Fuming

This morning, an Highsnobiety Instagram post, to the chagrin of many a sneakerhead, quoted Throwing Fits podcasts hosts James Harris and Lawrence Schlossman saying that hype culture has gotten out of control. Soon after, the comment section of the post blew up, bombs lobbed from both sides of the argument. To be fair, the secondContinue reading “Podcasters Call Out Streetwear, Hypebeasts Fuming”