Take a look at this sneak peek of native’s new 2011 Jimmy boots. Coming in late 2011, they are made from waterproof nylon and rubber with a very fresh white sole. They will be available in many different colorways ranging from red to black. With minimal accents, they offer a bold but clean look and something different than your typical Bean Boot. Click on to see more photos.
Freshjive‘s 2011 lookbook takes it to the next level, moving the brand away from the street and more towards the coffee shop for a bit more of a clean “hipster” look for this spring. The whole line has a very relaxed Cali feel which we are really digging. Check out more looks after the jump.
Here’s the long awaited world premiere of Lupe’s second single off of his upcoming album, Lasers. Enjoy!
Our apologies for the not-so-frequent posting as of late, but to be honest it’s just that we haven’t seen that much post-worthy stuff out there lately. We expect that to change with the Spring/Summer 2011 collections dropping soon, like these Connor boots from Pointer. We’re big fans of the moccasin-esque look of the boot.
Take a look at these two Novel Duffles from Herschel. The Scottish brand has been producing bags since 1900 and has been know for their quality ever since. The duffle comes in two colors, the blue and grey with a separate compartment to keep your smelly ass sneakers away form all your other clothes. The bag is available now for $75 at herschelsupply.com .
Check out this snowboard boot collaboration from Burton and one of our favorites, Red Wing Shoes. The boots are based off the the classic Red Wing work boot silhouette and utilize the classic red leather colorway with a moc toe and traditional hiking laces. Looks like everyone, not only Nike, is getting into the stylized snowboard boot game.
The Dickens, from British staple Barbour is perfect for this coming spring. Made of Barbour’s traditional waxed cotton, it should keep you dry in the approaching rainy weather. The jacket is a departure from their traditional patterns and colors and represents a more modern style from the brand. Coming in at £169, it’s expensive, but won’t leave you penniless. Available now at endclothing.com.
Lupe posted this short video on his Facebook page about a half hour ago. It’s a trailer for his upcoming single, “Words I Never Said,” which drops February 1st. The album, “Lasers,” comes out on March 8th. Enjoy!
Design blog idsgn.org has an interesting piece up examining the relationship between the worlds of music and design. They do so through referencing the likes of Justice, Kanye West, and the Gorillaz, who have all crossed between the two fields in one way or another. Regarding Kanye West, they write:
West was a former student at the American Academy of Art in Chicago. There, he studied art and design before hitting it big and inking a deal with Jay-Z’s Roc-A-Fella Records.
Design and art clearly made an enormous impact on West. When Rolling Stone asked in 2006 how he would describe himself, he replied: “a designer.”
The article has some good information that might surprise you about the artists (Kanye also interned for Fendi this summer), and gives a solid look at how the two industries mesh and relate to each other. Give the full thing a read over at idsgn blog.
Last month, Freshborn favorite The Cold War Kids stopped by Jack White’s Nashville record store/production house/performance venue Third Man Records for a live performance. Not content with just a sold out show, they took the time to cut a live record with a direct-to-analog recording to be later released on Third Man Records’ Vinyl. While we wait for that, they’ve uploaded a performance of “Skip The Charades,” a track from their upcoming album Mine Is Yours. Check out the performance above, then head over to Amazon to pre-order Mine Is Yours.
Also: Be sure to give a listen to the first single from their new album: “Louder Than Ever” (iTunes link)