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”

Review: R.M. Williams Craftsman Chelsea Boot

I got these boots three years ago while visiting some friends in London. I didn’t think much of leathers, outsoles or any sort of specifications then. It was a good deal and I was looking for a pair in a tan color. In writing this review, I thought back to that moment, remembering vividly howContinue reading “Review: R.M. Williams Craftsman Chelsea Boot”

What’s On My Mind (March 2020)

No, this is not about worldly issues like the Coronavirus’ impact on Weblen goods, Michael Bloomberg’s appropriation of Instagram meme culture (and by association, democracy!!!), the global rise of right wing populism or the shift in global weather patterns due to environmental damage. Though it may not be obvious, equally important is my next styleContinue reading “What’s On My Mind (March 2020)”