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”

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”

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”