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”

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”

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”

Snow Peak’s Spring Forward: Archive Sale

Right off the bat, the Snow Peak Spring Forward: Archive Sale is the best sale of the virus season to date. These Japanese-designed (some Japanese-made), crunchy G.O.R.P-wear is everything I want to wear right now. From my experience, everything Snow Peak makes fits easy and wears cozy. If I had the bread, I would buyContinue reading “Snow Peak’s Spring Forward: Archive Sale”

Review: Suicoke KAW-VS Slides in Grey Suede

A common refrain among Internet shoe nerds is that expensive footwear is an investment. In that case, I would say that I manage a well-diversified footwear portfolio. I now have a shoe for every situation I can imagine, and probably shoes that I don’t actually need. Last summer, after seeing the cool Japanese streetwear kidsContinue reading “Review: Suicoke KAW-VS Slides in Grey Suede”

Review: Dickies Double-Knee Painter Pants in Natural

I’ve wanted to pen this review a for a while now but mainstream media has consistently managed to snipe my beat before I full send the article out into the universe. Condé Nast, Gear Patrol, and New York Mag have all given these pants some play in the last few months, but I’ve decided thatContinue reading “Review: Dickies Double-Knee Painter Pants in Natural”