Savile Row Part 1 of 3
Great series by the BBC covering a transition on the historical Savile Row. In this episode they cover the impending opening of an A&F flagship store and what it may do to the rent. They also cover the business side of being a Savile Row tailor, which really peaked my interest. The series also covers some of the new blood on The Row by visiting the homie Patrick Grant of Norton & Sons. Very detailed series. I can’t find parts two and three. Will post when I find.
The Abbot (Rza) speaks on the work ethic of Kanye West. Breakfast with team, work out, charity work, studio for 12 hours. Rinse and Repeat. The team is going to have to get on a schedule similar to this.
“We don’t really do things easy. It’s all hard work”
Ruben gives a brief synopsis on the e-commerce set to launch this spring. All the items online will be exclusively made for Two Inch Cuffs. Taking the collaboration process to the next level.
WWW.THEMOTLEY.COM SUPERIOR GROOMING FOR MEN.
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Shout out to the homie:rubenhughes
“Following up on past collaborations with artists like George Condo, American designer Adam Kimmel has just embarked on a new project with painter Dan Attoe. In a short film co-directed by Kimmel and his wife, actress Leelee Sobieski, entitled DAN ATTOE MAKES A PAINTING, we get to follow Attoe into the mystical mountains of the Pacific Northwest as he paints. Toward the end of the film, we also see Attoe go head to head with a bigfoot creature he encounters in the woods — watch the video above to see how it all turns out. (via: De Jeunes Gens Modernes)”
Behind the Scenes of Gentlemen by Gieves & Hawkes
In regards to behind the scene lookbooks, I guess it is just a matter of taste regarding the contents. I am always happy to see the photographer featured, however sometimes the models and the brand itself have a story that often goes untold. This is your standard well done behind the scenes video from one of my favorite brands out of the UK. Scroll down to see some of the shots from this editorial.
Shout out to SchonMagazine
The homie Michael from the Washington Lobbyist shot this at The Streets of Georgetown launch party. Joseph Abboud the owner of the streets was also there in full effect rocking all grey everything. When asked which one was Joseph I was told “The dude who looks like his is worth $40,000,000 ” Overall I had a great time and look forward to checking in each season with their latest collection. If you are in DC and can swing by Georgetown, you should definitely hit this place up. It’s a cool experience.
‘The retail space showcases HMX Group men’s wear brands under one roof including; Hickey Freeman, Hart Schaffner Marx, Bobby Jones, Coppley, Reid & Taylor, and Palm Beach. The stores will allow HMX Group to highlight the seasonal collections of each brand, while also providing made-to-measure services and regionally-targeted product specific to Washington, D.C.”
Great little video and write up taken from my friends over at Rake Online regarding the craftsmanship of Persol sunglasses.
“THE RAKE team’s eyes are generally shaded from the harsh Singaporean sun by lunettes from either Ray-Ban or Persol, brands that satisfy our yen for the legitimate, heritage-rich, elegantly classic, and beautifully built. Testament to its fulfillment of that final criteria, the latter Italian eyewear manufacturer recently released a jazzy short film exposing – in the manner so beloved of this magazine – the handcraftsmanship behind Persol’s wares. Check it out”
EAMES: The Architect and The Painter - Trailer
I am going to be honest, watching the Eams’s video The Powers Of 10 commissioned by IBM back in high school completely changed my life. It opened my mind to how detailed and complex human make-up is. Within that same 10 minute film it also opened my mind to how amazingly insignificant we are in the entire spectrum of the Universe. I must have watched that film over 10 times since then. This documentary is a must see. Before Apple, or Google, there were the Eames. Brilliant minds who push the envelope of design, art, and technology, before anyone else dared to think outside of the box.
“James Franco narrates the new movie on Charles and Ray Eames. “Perhaps best remembered for their mid-century plywood and fiberglass furniture, the Eames Office also created a mind-bending variety of other products, from splints for wounded military during World War II, to photography, interiors, multi-media exhibits, graphics, games, films and toys. But their personal lives and influence on significant events in American life — from the development of modernism, to the rise of the computer age — has been less widely understood.”
Opens November 18 at the IFC Center in New York City. More info at First Run Features.
Shout out to:Selectism
The 1st revenue Boeing 787 flight. (3 years delayed but finally here)
All Nippon Airlines
p.s. Air Canada is slated to start receiving these babies in 2013.
Watched a monocle video on the recent commercial airline trade show. All of these great ideas on how to better fit a plane for commercial use. All while trying to accommodate the airlines and offer the least wait and the best comfort. The airlines should demand more from the aircraft manufacturers.
Shout out to:therealbohemian
Shout out to:therealbohemian:
Silly but fun: Cad & The Dandy propaganda
Behind the scenes of a photo shoot that I agreed to be pert of to help out one of the tailors I have used.
You may just be able to spot me a couple of times!
Shout out to:giantbeard