Most of us aren’t of the means to buy boutique, $3200 sweaters and jackets. But it’s fun to see high fashion in artsy, glossy spreads like Vogue. This month, they did a big fashion spread featuring strange retro-futuristic models on a Mars-like landscape wearing Google Glass. It’s both a bit tongue-in-cheek and forward-looking. Via FastCo Design:
Some very cool glasses made out of recycled vinyl. I like the idea of wearing some old music on your face. Check out Vinylize for the full collection of frames and sunglasses.
3D printed bow tie by monocircus
Japanese design studio monocircus creates the geek fashion accessory of the year, the 3D printed bowtie. With the onslaught of 3D-printed stuff in the last few months, the trend of wearable printed items seems to be speeding up. Via DesignBoom:
Have you ever had that perfect outfit picked out, but thought that maybe it’d look better on your pooch? Not to worry, Menswear Dog is out to help! Hilarious and adorable, with real (human) outfits that look pretty sharp.
The Most Versatile Jacket You’ll Own
Denim Jacket: Levi’s | Crew Neck Sweater: J.Crew | Oxford Shirt: Gant Rugger
not shown: Jeans: J.Crew 484 (white) | Belt: Trafalgar | Loafers: Bass Weejuns
Staying Warm with Layering
White Henley: J.Crew | Gray Henley: Club Monaco | Puffer Vest: Zara
not shown: Jeans: J.Crew 484 | Belt: J.Crew | Shoes: Clark’s Desert Boots (Beeswax)
As a beard-wearer myself, I’m perhaps partial to men’s facial hair, and the wide diversity of styles and moods a beard can convey.
Could you tell us where the inspiration for 100 beards came from?
I’ve been photographing street style for a range of fashion clients and my men’s style for about 5 years now. Since winning Photographer of the Year at the Scottish Fashion Awards in June and moving to London a few months before, I wanted to do a new personal project which would re-ignite my passion for street photography. There’s a number of reasons for selecting beards, but it mainly boils down to my interest in the emergence of trends. The beard has reached a new peak in popularity and I wanted to be part of the documentation of that. Also, I’m useless at growing one myself so thought I’d live vicariously through others.
How do you decide on who to shoot? do you carefully choose the people to capture, arrange a date, or meeting, or hope someone walks in front of your lens?
As I spend a lot of time doing street photography I’m in the privileged position of pacing myself when finding subjects. After a month of the blog starting, I received a few requests from subjects who wanted to be photographed – some of which were just too good to turn down. I love the organic nature of the 100 Beard project though. Parallels emerge – for example two consecutive days with men both with the same name, beard style or nationality. There have been a lot of funny coincidences since I started on July 1st.
Caillard photographed the statues in the buff and then used his friends as models for the flannels, cuff jeans, and Ray Bans that the statues would wear. Persani then combined them to create a startlingly natural-looking series. Suddenly the way they lounge, look off into the distance and sport those flamboyant moustaches looks all too calculated. Then again, since the now-monochrome statues were originally brightly painted, maybe the images aren’t that far off base after all.
[Alexis Persani @ behance]
Photographer Carl Kleiner and his partner Evelina are known for some of their highly-designed photography for IKEA. Carl works as photographer and Evelina as the stylist. Together, their projects are beautiful and fun, showing a great sense of pattern and color. Here is a collection of some of their more well-known work, plus some you may not have seen before.
The infomercials. Those dreaded, I’m-embarrassed-for-humanity infomercials that tout the Snuggie, dear lord! Can we all agree that a blanket with arms that helps you out with couch-potato-ing is kind of sad? Isn’t this why the terrorists ‘hate our freedom’?
Well, somehow, if you take that general concept, change the snuggie to a technical-type material, and add some hipster photography and other thoughtful touches, it’s reborn in a much less offensive way. It’s undeniably cooler. Hipster snuggie, anyone?
The Napsack, by Poler, is a sleeping bag that gives your arms and legs freedom. Available in orange or black, the company is definitely going after the young active crowd, who also seek a slightly humorous, entirely lazy way to stay warm. I can’t say you’ll look any less ridiculous wearing this garb, but you’ll have to spend $130 on it, which maybe will force you to feel cool wearing it.