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Inside Friedrich Kunath’s Amazing World of Sublime Art, Classic Cars and Obscure Scents

Friedrich Kunath’s odyssey from East Berlin boyhood to international-art-world success could easily span several volumes. But for now, here it is in quick-cut montage, set to the rambling strains of Bob Dylan’s “Subterranean Homesick Blues”: Kid grows up on the wrong side of the Berlin Wall in an ad hoc hippie-commune-type situation thanks to aContinue Reading “Inside Friedrich Kunath’s Amazing World of Sublime Art, Classic Cars and Obscure Scents”

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All This Season’s Best Coats, Shoes, and Bags Have One Thing In Common

Alyx designer Matthew Williams was at Six Flags Magic Mountain a few years ago with his family when something caught his eye: the industrial buckle on a rollercoaster harness. He contacted the supplier whose name was on the buckle, persuaded them to make custom Alyx versions, and came up with the roller coaster belt, oneContinue Reading “All This Season’s Best Coats, Shoes, and Bags Have One Thing In Common”

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Simon Spurr Discusses His Return to Men’s Fashion As the Creative Director of Eidos

Last week, Eidos announced the appointment of a new creative director—a familiar name who has been away from the spotlight in recent years. That would be the designer Simon Spurr, who in 2012 was considered an emerging force in American fashion. That was when he received a CFDA nomination for best menswear designer for hisContinue Reading “Simon Spurr Discusses His Return to Men’s Fashion As the Creative Director of Eidos”

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New York’s Last Great Independent Boutique Is a Hidden Gem of the Garment District

New York’s Garment District is a dense commercial neighborhood in the heart of Manhattan where the American fashion industry did much of its business for decades. At one time, all aspects of apparel production went through here, from design to manufacturing, sales, and distribution. In the 1950s, you couldn’t walk down a block between SeventhContinue Reading “New York’s Last Great Independent Boutique Is a Hidden Gem of the Garment District”

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André 3000’s Tretorn Sneakers Are Here, and We’ve Got the First Look

Growing up in Atlanta, André Benjamin—AKA André 3000—occasionally got in trouble for doodling in class. He and his friends liked to wear old-school Tretorn Nylites, so he would sometimes draw funky versions of the preppy white canvas sneakers, re-imagining them with rugby stripes and crazy colors. Now, over two decades later, the legendary Outkast rapperContinue Reading “André 3000’s Tretorn Sneakers Are Here, and We’ve Got the First Look”

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Online Ceramics Makes Wonderfully Tripped Out T-Shirts for Deadheads and Fashion Freaks

This summer, the Grateful Dead had a full-blown cultural moment. A critically acclaimed Grateful Dead documentary, Long Strange Trip, dropped on Amazon Prime. Dead & Company, the band led by John Mayer and Bob Weir, went on a countrywide summer tour. And one of their most mythologized sets, Cornell 5/8/77, was finally unearthed and released—theContinue Reading “Online Ceramics Makes Wonderfully Tripped Out T-Shirts for Deadheads and Fashion Freaks”

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Levi’s Authorized Vintage Is Selling One of the World’s Largest Collections of Vintage Jeans

In the 1980s, a tech worker named Jeff Fuller flew to Europe for a wedding. At one point during the trip, a European woman noticed Fuller’s Levi’s blue jeans and asked if she could buy them right there. Levi’s had been available in Europe for years, but in 1985 the Levi’s 501 became a full-blownContinue Reading “Levi’s Authorized Vintage Is Selling One of the World’s Largest Collections of Vintage Jeans”

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How Facebook’s Creative Director Found His Perfect Watch

What does it mean to wear a watch in this day and age? Meetings all have reminders, TV shows stream on demand, and your scheduled Uber will pick you up right when you need to head out to the airport. In our digital world, time is omnipresent. And with our streamlined, endlessly multi-tasking technology, there’sContinue Reading “How Facebook’s Creative Director Found His Perfect Watch”