Wednesday, October 21, 2009

The NBA Comes To The Atx

Last night the greatest game on earth (in my opinion that is) came to the Frank Erwin Center for one night only. The San Antonio Spurs took on the Oklahoma City Thunder in one of the last pre-season games before the regular season kicks off on Tuesday, October 27th. Former UT hoops star Kevin Durant took the court to a thunderous applause and a standing ovation. So, as expected Durant killed it straight out the gate! Dude ran off about 10 straight points as the Thunder took an early lead. Now, if you know anything about basketball you know the Thunder suck so that lead slowly dwindled throughout the first half. It was an entertaining game but in the end the slow and steady Spurs whooped that azz 119-102. Wouldn't it be great if Austin had a pro basketball team? No diss to the developmental league Toro's but with Austin growing at an incredible pace are we next in line for an expansion team? Who knows? If my dream comes true, trust me when I tell you I will be first in line for season tickets.

Darren G.

A Few (minor) Site Updates

We've updated a few small things on the site. Added a "Looks" page where you can see us (yes us, we didnt have our models readily available) rocking some of the tees they way we would when we go out. We still have to put the LookBook shots out which we'll do as soon as the shoot is finished. Those will be much of much better quality, and have much more beautiful people (if such people exist lol) along with that creativity Kirin is known for. Some of the tees on the looks page are actually out of print,and some are of the "super limited" variety but you may still be able to get them in your size by signing up for the mailing list or following us on Twitter. So stay tuned, we've got soo much dope stuff coming out you'll need to hit rehab from the addiction son!!!!
(cue the drums ba-dum-dum-tsssh!) lol

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Kanye's Pastelle Canceled Indefinately

The past two days have brought both alot of hope and alot of sorrow to fans of Kanye West (or at least fans of his much hyped upcoming clothing line Pastelle). The interwebs (/nerdspeak) have been buzzing over the recent news out Monday that photos from his lookbook (pictured above) have leaked online, and the subsequent news on Tues that the line has been canceled. One of our Favorite streetwear blogs, HighSnobiety had the scoop on Tues and reported that they recieved official word that the line "will not be coming out.Ever..".

This is a little shocking to hear especially the day after photos where leaked, and after a long year of Kanye seemingly becoming all consumed in his new craft, even postpoing his entire schedule for 5 months! Including his now defunct tour with Lady Gaga. Word is he only produced 4 pieces the entire time, so my guess is that being the perfectionist we all know Kanye to be, he likely got so pised about the leak that he decided to scrap the entire line and just refocus his energy on something new. He is apparently going to come up with a new, self titled line though. So what do you guys think, Pastelle was more collegaite inspired, and perhaps the "K.West Collection" will be a little more urban chic, ala' Ecko/Cut'n'Sew ?

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Yohji Going Broke?

* image is trademarked (TM) & copyrighted (c) by its respective owner(s)

Now that titles a little misleading-I'm sure personally he'll never go broke,lol. But his self titled company, the powerful & respected Fashion House-Yohji Yamamoto Inc.; has filed for Bankruptcy in Japanese courts. The worldwide economic downturn has drastically affected the Fashion industry, and Japan is no exception. The Japanese are well known for their affinity of luxury brands-Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Versace, but it seems even these global giants are no match for simply being broker than you have been in years past.

The designer whose Adidas collaborative Y-3 brand is well known to Streetwear aficionados has sad that his company's debts outweigh their assets ($67 million USD); but through Japan's Corporate rehab law he will continue to work and operate the company both in Japan and overseas. It's crazy when you see these corporate giants that you would never imagine going broke filing Chapter 11 (or the French/German/Can-American equivalent). Kinda brings you into the real world, eh? It's like even the "Good Life" has to face real life sooner or later. Sad, i know :(

-S.DeBose via cnbc

Thursday, October 8, 2009

American Fashion Menswear

The CFDA (Council of Fashion Designers of America) has come out with a new book titled "American Fashion Menswear" which chronicles the history of American (men's) Fashion since it was first settled. Its supposed to be the most complete and authoritative book on the subject to date.

The book covers the various cultural identities and styles that encompass and represent the varied generations of American men. Filled with renderings, sketches, magazine ads, and photographs, it has many recognisable faces including Ralph Lauren, Aaron Eckhart, JFK, and Brando. It goes for around $31.50 on Amazon.

-S.DeBose via

Monday, October 5, 2009


So I found this really great hand lotion that is thick enough to last through a couple hand washes, but also thin enough to not really feel greasy. It's Dr.Teal's Therapeutic Bath & Body Line-Chapped Hands Creme in Eucalyptus & Spearmint flavor ( i know, longest name in the world).
Every modern man needs to make sure he stays
classy not ashy, & this is an affordable solution that will work great as a daily moisturizer.
The best part is, EVERY SINGLE TIME i put this on around the office, practically every female i encounter asks what cologne I'm wearing. NO joke. I've even had a couple tell me they could smell me after I've passed down the hall. Not in the "
7th grader just discovering cologne so i spray on half the bottle" sort of way, but in the "just enough to leave a great impression" sort of way. And with the price below $6 when i picked it up at HEB Grocery, this is Steven's must have product for the month.
(the sites grossly under-updated, so just check your local grocer, Walgreen's, or Beauty Supply Store)