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Clockwise from top: DC Shoes logo hat $24 | dcshoes.com Penfield short-sleeved gingham shirt $42 | penfieldusa.com Johnny Cupcakes mini check tie $32 | johnnycupcakes.com Leviâ€™s black and white lether belt $25 | levis.com Etnies backpack $54 | etnies.com Knowledge The Hensley chain wallet $19 | karmaloop.com
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UPCOMING STYLES FROM THE HOTTEST BRANDS
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Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Scribble Plaid sneaker $60 | converse.com
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SUPER SHADY Left to Right: Classic Resin Poison $195 Classic Red $138 Chicano $163 Chicano $163
Super, by Retrosuperfuture®, ignited the phenomenon of acetate sunglasses. They are made in multiple color graduations, which has generated a big trend starting in 2007. Super is the 1st brand to produce a complete range of colorful fashion sunglasses combining these characteristics together with a very high quality manufacturing process. Super sunglasses are made to the highest possible standards, hand made in Italy by the best manufacturers and with the best materials. For this reason, Super also decided to adopt ZEISS lenses, which guarantee an extremely high level of protection to the eyes in all conditions. Since their introduction, artists, celebrities, sports athletes and trendsetters have been wearing Super sunglasses. Kanye West, Daft Punk, Who Made Who, Justice, Pedro Winter (and his “Ed Crew”), Simian Mobile Disco, CSS, St. Vincent, The Kills, Elio Fiorucci, Sienna MIller, Jessica Alba and Valentino Rossi are just a few who have been seen sporting a Super. It has been making headlines through their collaborations with ALIFE and Barneys. Here we’re showing you their own sunglasses and glasses that is consistent with the signature style by putting a modern twist on classic frames. For this reason, Super also decided to adopt ZEISS lenses, which guarantee an extremely high level of protection to the eyes in all conditions. In other words quality is amazing and style is on point!
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Offcially launched in spring 2007, SUPER is today currently distributed in over 350 shops worldwide. You can find them in some of the most infuential trend leaders stores such as Colette in Paris, Barneys New York, 10 Corso Como in Milan, Bodega in Boston, Fred Segal in Los Angeles, Steven Alan, Paris Texas in Denmark, Caliroots in Sweden and many others. The sunglasses come in black straight frame with a metal stripe on the front and small gold logo at the ends. The glasses come in red, black, and jaquard, a mixture of brown and gold. The frames are all very thick and bold providing the ultimate nerdy look. The people from Italian Pig Magazine took it into their hands to create this sunglass brand in 2007. Super sunglasses are made to the highest possible standards, hand made in Italy by the best manufacturers (same as Ray-Ban) and with the best materials. Super introduced its optical range in Spring/Summer as a response to an eyeglasses market lacking in fresh design and appeal. The optical range offers unique and stylish eyeglasses, with the guaranteed super seal of handmade excellence. This Autumn/ Winter sees an extension of the OPTICAL line, with more of our signature silhouettes transformed into stylish eyeglass frames and the addition of two brand new colorways. The OPTICAL range is available in both opticians and select retailers.
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8 MUST-SEE U.S. GRAFITTI SITES
Allan Dalla San Francisco, CA Unlimited in terms of time and space, Allan Dalla the fictional character of the planetary art hereby represents the black and white, good and bad, beautiful and ugly, peace and war, love and hate, the link between the terrestrial and the extraterrestrial.
Michael.jh Miami, FL Michalel.jh was already a fixture in the Los Angeles graffiti scene by 1997 when he completed the largest graffiti piece ever created. His piece on the sloping cement bank of the Los Angeles River was nearly the size of a professional football field, and took 97 gallons of paint and 35 nights to complete.
Marco St.Louis, MO Marco was raised by creative parents and discovered his passion for art at an early age. At age 13, he was introduced to graffiti when they took him to see the spray paint-covered Belmont Tunnel. From that moment on, he was hooked. After honing his skills on local walls, Marco joined MSK.
Mrzer Minneapolis, MN In 2011, Mrzer’s solo show, The American Graffiti Artist opened in New York to great acclaim. Additionally, his art was featured in two museum exhibitions, Street Cred at the Pasadena Museum of California Art and MoCA Los Angeles’s blockbuster Art in the Streets.
Sorta Baltimore, MD Sorta Streetart pastes up his giant art work on abandon buildings around Baltimore city. He’s made a recent run through Philadelphia putting up wheat pastings, and has also been showing his work in several galleries in the area. He also goes by the nickname Sorta Rican; a nickname given to him by his Puerto Rican mother.
Xenz New York, NY Michalel.jh was already a fixture in the Los Angeles graffiti scene by 1997 when he completed the largest graffiti piece ever created. His piece on the sloping cement bank of the Los Angeles River was nearly the size of a professional football field, and took 97 gallons of paint and 35 nights to complete.
Laughing Squid Houston, TX Laughing Squid features interesting art, culture & technology from around the web. It is also an independently owned and operated cloudbased web hosting company. Laughing Squid was founded in 1995 by primary tentacle Scott Beale, who is the Editor-In-Chief of the blog.
Newfie Bullet Lincoln, NE Rarely do we see a street artist with the skills of Newfie Bullet. Rapidly establishing himself as one of the greats of the genre, Newfie Bullet is compellingly repulsive. His complex, seductive, appealing and ambitious yet equally mischievous, brutal and insular demonstrate what an angry, intelligent talent can achieve.
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Street culture and graffiti are well-known for being provocative, appealing, and uncompromising. Originally used by gangs to mark their territory in some urban area, graffitis have now become a rich medium for unrestricted expression of ideas. In fact, creative designers and artists across the globe use this form of art to deliver their message and showcase their work.