Herschel Supply worked with Japanese retailer Beams on two backpack styles for Spring/Summer 2012 – the Heritage Model and the Settlement Two Tone Model.
The Heritage is constructed of heavy weight cotton canvas and features full grain leather trim details. The Settlement has a custom orange and white striped liner (Beams Corporate Colors), 8pt brass zippers and full grain leather details. As usual, the Japanese manage to keep things classic, while updating the small details, resulting in overall solid product.
Damn, Pepe and ‘em boys from my Flushing Meadow soccer pick up games gonna have a field day with this one. I can see the Umbro Speciali Collection being the uniform for the Jackson Heights elites. This ish is butters esse, I would cop this collection ASAP, since their only 1,992 pairs. And for the Last time Pepe tell that bastard Fernando this is a pick up game not the effing English Premier League or Copa America. Dude goes hard, trying to eff up my ankles…Geez.Chill out with the tackles TORRO
Anyways peep the deets and take a break from chewing that panty meat:
Here are five reasons to make your college years feel worthless. While you were busy trying to get some heady whop from Becky down the hall, these students were changing the world.
Eventhough it still may be tough for recent college graduates to find jobs, some students still in school are trying to make the best of their time by creating incredible technologies and gadgets. Continue reading to see five of the coolest.
Now you can break into that safe your granddad has in his room of WW2 memorabilia and buy them Jordans that you have been dreaming of young lad.
1. Lock-Cracking Machine
Whether if you know one number, two, or even none for a Masterlock, the LockCracker robot can solve it. Built by students at the Olin College of Engineering, this clever robot “consists of a clamp, which hold the lock in place using a thumb-screw, and a puller, a solenoid-controlled grabber which yanks the loop of the lock to try to open it, and a stepper-motor which actually turns the knob and dials in the combinations.” Continue reading to see it in-action.
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2. Kinect-Controlled JediBot
Called the JediBot, this innovative Kinect-controlled robot, developed by Stanford University students, “can wield a foam sword (light saber, if you will) and duel a human combatant for command of the empire.” The robot strikes using a set of predefined attack motions. When it detects a hit (when its foam light saber comes in contact with its opponent’s foam light saber and puts torque on the robotic arm’s joints), it recoils and moves on to the next motion.
Get to ScarJo’s mansion in Beverly Hills in .5 seconds and save her from dating another douchebag. Yo Scar, deh yardman a check fi yuh longtime girl. We should rent the villa in Porty for New Year.
3. World’s Fastest Solar Car
That’s right, as of January 8, 2011 in Australia, the Sunswift IVy soared past the world record for the fastest solar car in the world, traveling at more than 88km/h.” It was designed and built by students at the University of New South Wales; the car is entirely powered by silicon solar cells and produces about 1200 watts – the same amount of power required to run a toaster.
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4. Laser Backpack
Students at UC Berkley have built a laser backpack capable of generating instant 3D maps. The system uses “a suite of laser scanners and positional sensors that enable it to capture images of building interiors as a fleshy assistant roams their halls.” Those images can then be automatically pieced back together to create a 3D representation.
Listen to that old annoying Polka music and play supersize Tetris.
5. DDR-Controlled Tetris
Here’s a first: a DDR-pad controlled Tetris game. This setup was created by three MIT students “who had an urge to play an LED matrix game of Tetris in a new way — LEDs inside tubes light up and create the game in front of your eyes.” For those who’d like to recreate this experience, check out this page for more information.
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When Lil Wayne appeared courtside at Game 3 of the WNBA finals last week, he looked appropriately badass in a pair of cutoff denim shorts, an oversized Jersey, and a million-dollar sneer. But then, as he cheered on his team, we saw it: there, hanging from his belt, was a small Louis Vuitton pouch, no larger than his palm. Maybe it held his business cards, Kleenex or his house keys, but one thing was for sure—it was a murse.
Portuguese soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo has a favorite Gucci clutch that he carries under one arm with about as much authority as a sideline coach with a clipboard; Snoop Dogg pairs his Louis Vuitton with a shower cap—and Jude Law has been photographed with a yellow leopard-print mini-audiere. Man purses are nothing new. But an accessory that just a few years ago may have called a man’s masculinity into question is now all over runways—from Burberry to Versace—in different shapes and sizes. And with iPads and Kindles to carry, a good man-bag is quickly becoming a fashion necessity.
Everyday dapper men have become overnight style stars thanks to street-style blogs, which have brought man bags into the spotlight.
“Man-bags have definitely become more popular, and men carrying luxury bags has become more socially acceptable,” says Meaghan Mahoney Dusil, of The Purse Blog.
“As so many things in men’s fashion, it starts off with the gays, and then 10 years later, straight men are doing the same thing,” says Tom Fitzgerald of the fashion blog Tom & Lorenzo.
In calling around about the murse, I saw some themes start to emerge. By and large, men want bags large enough to look masculine and carry everything—but small enough not look foolish if they wind up having to bring the bag straight from the office out to dinner. I’ll never forget arriving at a restaurant for dinner to the sight of my date wrestling a massive mini squash bag under the table. Of course, it obstructed the narrow aisle between tables and was quickly confiscated by the front desk. (There was, needless to say, no second date). Designer Alejandro Ingelmo, who will introduce his first bags for men next season, says functional man-bags are ones that easily transition from day to night.
“I wanted something that could go to work, go to the gym, go to dinner and it’s not a ‘gym bag,’” he says. “It’s like the girl who wears flats and puts on her heels at night.”
And while a guy might like Lil Wayne’s music, he doesn’t necessarily share a penchant for Louis Vuitton. In short, not every guy likes a logo. I remember my poor father slumped over a “North Face” messenger bag in the late ‘90s trying, in vain, to remove its logo with a kitchen knife. (He eventually found that blacking out the words with permanent marker proved more effective—but you can imagine how that looked.)
“You want something that is modern but not too overly ‘fashion,’” says Ingelmo. “When you look at bags that are functional, they’ve very basic.”
Perhaps nomenclature is part of the problem. No one calls his murse a murse. There are satchels, weekenders, totes, duffels, backpacks—even European carryalls.
“Terms are confusing and it’s best to throw them out the window,” says Will Welch, a senior editor at GQ.
But Bryan Boy, the Filipino fashion blogger famous for his collection of women’s purses, described the fundamental difference in an email:
“A man-bag is something very utilitarian where function is prioritized over form. A murse is the opposite; a bag where form is prioritized over function. Most men who carry murses tend to have a sense of fashion awareness.”
“Man-bags have definitely become more popular, and men carrying luxury bags has become more socially acceptable.”
“Murse” might describe what Terrence Howard was photographed carrying at the Academy Awards in 2006—a black crocodile envelope clutch. It was a surprise at the time, but according to Bryan Boy, the choice was hardly fashion-forward.
“Mature, middle-aged Asian men (I’m talking about our Chinese, Japanese and Korean brothers) have always carried clutch bags for years,” he says.
The most famous murse, however, might be the boat-sized purple crocodile Hermes Birkin bag toted around by rapper Pharrell Williams.
“Pharrell being Pharrell, he makes it work,” says Welch. “I wouldn’t recommend that anyone else go out and buy one, however.”
While man totes came back into fashion a few years ago, they’ve been replaced by backpacks—such as the one Jay-Z recently carried at his side like a purse—and duffel bags. But as Welch puts it, there’s one thing that will never go out of style:
“A real gentleman’s briefcase. With a cool leather briefcase that’s beat up,” he explains, “no one will accuse you of wearing a murse.”
With its 90th birthday on the horizon, Gucci‘s Spring/Summer 2012 RTW collection was inspired by architectural shapes and Art Deco motifs – especially the skyscrapers of New York City. Designer Frida Giannini worked with Studio 54 inspired colors – merging androgynous lines with hues of stark black, decadent gold, and electrifying mint green.
From behind the curtain and in front, here is a select few images from the Women’s Gucci collection.
Louis Vuitton’s Damier Infini line releases a new set of accessories for the Fall season. Although, it comes in a bright red theme, it’s still a hot set. The pieces are composed of embossed calf leather and sports the label’s iconic checkered pattern. Exclusively for those who can pull it off as it now available through Louis Vuitton stockists worldwide.
Much to fans’ delight, A Bathing Ape announced the opening of its BAPE Pirate Store New York over the weekend.
Starting this Friday, August 26th, till Sunday, August 28th, the store will serve up items for men, women, and children at 50% off original prices.
In addition, the store will offer archived BAPE products originally available only in Japan. Doors open this Friday at Noon daily and close at 7 pm.
BAPE New York Pirate Store
BAPE New York
91 Greene Street | Map
New York, NY 10012
TEL #: 212-925-0222
Event Dates: August 26th, 2011 (Friday) – August 28th, 2011 (Sunday) | Noon – 7 pm