Review: UNIQLO AIRism Mesh Boxer Briefs

People have a natural affinity for things that come in threes. Back when I used photography for, *clears throat*, self-expression, I used the Rule of Thirds grid propensely to properly proportion photos. Writers, too, are acutely aware of this phenomenon, using it often in children’s book titles, lists, and one more example I can’t thinkContinue reading “Review: UNIQLO AIRism Mesh Boxer Briefs”

Double Review: visvim LHAMO SHIRT

I initially wanted to write a straightforward, informative intro to this article, much like I would before I tried to be all cool and post-modern. However, it just felt wrong to go back. We’re all about growth at brianlee.blog and regression is just not an option. Just to give you a look behind the curtains,Continue reading “Double Review: visvim LHAMO SHIRT”

Inis Meáin Large Basket Stitch Crewneck Sweater in Grey Linen-Silk

This is my first summer in the United States, and it’s nothing like I expected. In the beach town I currently reside in, I imagine a summertime typified by energy and activity, with very attractive people covering very little skin doing very athletic activities while very drunk off White Claw. However, we’re a few weeksContinue reading “Inis Meáin Large Basket Stitch Crewneck Sweater in Grey Linen-Silk”

Review: 18 East Osman Jacket in Tobacco Gauze-Backed Herringbone

Pre-pandemic, it seemed as though the use of irony in Internet discourse had hit an all-time high. Many of the Internet personalities I follow seemed to gravitate towards hot takes tinged in irony and parody. Troll behavior, while not always strictly ironic, had become more and more prevalent, to the point where it was impossibleContinue reading “Review: 18 East Osman Jacket in Tobacco Gauze-Backed Herringbone”

Review: Moonstar Alweather Sneaker

Virgil Abloh, multihyphenate creative and menswear designer of Louis Vuitton, once proclaimed that one need only change 3% of an original design to create something new. In applying this rule, he has created hit after hit, from the mega-popular streetwear label Off-White™ (never forget the TM!!!) to collaborations with legendary furniture maker IKEA Vitra. SayContinue reading “Review: Moonstar Alweather Sneaker”

Review: 3sixteen Heavyweight Plain T-Shirt

As I’ve gotten older, I’ve started to appreciate brevity above all else. You can see this shift in my writing over the years; gone are the massive, encyclopedic texts with references to material science and acoustics, in are the short, quick-hitting essays on totes. This appreciation of all things short has extended to t-shirts, too.Continue reading “Review: 3sixteen Heavyweight Plain T-Shirt”

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”

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”