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Proper Cloth Sample Sale

Wednesday through Sunday, 9/17-9/21, Proper Cloth — named GQ’s “favorite online custom shirtmaker” — is hosting a big sample sale featuring deep discounts on wide-spreads, spreads, points, button downs… All shirts are $40 — down from $100-$250. “Hundreds of shirts in all sizes including very small and very large sizes,” we’re told. “Plaids, oxfords, soft button downs, soft cutaways, business shirts, weekend shirts…”

As always: Mention “The Beggar” at checkout, and get your first 2 shirts for $20 each!

Proper Cloth Sample Sale – 450 Broadway, 2nd fl – Wed 2pm-7:30pm, Thurs-Sat 10am-7:30pm, Sun 12pm-5pm 

#propercloth #samplesale #retail #menswear #shirts #fashion #style #nyc #newyork #thechoosybeggar




ALLAN MCCOLLUM uses intricate systems and mass production to liberate art from conventional rules. At Friedrich Petzel, McCollum presents The Shapes Project: Perfect Couplesas an investigation of the complimentary individual identities that exist within the totality of the object. On view thorough October 4th 2014 at Friedrich Petzel, 456 West 18th Street, New York. Photo and text Juliana Balestin

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Michael Carini | Acrylic Alchemy

The Beauty of Japanese Fabrics



Like many style enthusiasts, I like clothes with unusual details. I just often prefer mine to be hidden. So, sport coats with poacher’s pockets, boots with unseen straps, and pants with an unnecessary number of buttons. The newest project is a leather jacket with a special Japanese lining. I got the idea from Greg at No Man Walks Alone, who was working on a similar project last year until it fell through. Since I won’t be able to get one from him, I’ve been thinking about buying a jacket elsewhere, and then taking it to an alterations tailor to have the lining replaced. Ideally, the jacket would be a café racer, black and austere, constructed from a heavy cowhide, and accented with silver zips. It’d look tough and mean, but also have a special lining inside that no one would see. The only question is what fabric to use.

At the top of the list is boro, a Japanese folk fabric originally used by thrifty farmers and fishermen. Here, a large piece of cloth is repaired with scraps and rags over the course of a few family generations. The result is something that looks like a Japanese version of an American patchwork quilt, where hundreds of indigo patches are pieced together with roughhewn stitches. I imagine those various shades of blue would look fantastic next to black leather.

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mita sneakers x Reebok Pump 25th Anniversary

Having linked up earlier in the year to celebrate the Instapump Fury’s 20th birthday (seen here), the duo of mita sneakers and Reebok have officially unveiled their take on the iconic Pump silhouette for its own 25th anniversary. Nicknamed the “Electric City,” this particular drop nods to the bright, neon lights of Tokyo as seen in its colorful array of hues and subtle glow-in-the-dark accents. What’s more is that the Japanese retailer chose to incorporate its brick and mortar’s signature chain link fencing and neon tube motifs on each sockliner. The mita sneakers x Reebok Pump 25th Anniversary will be available at select Reebok Certified Network stockists around the globe, including mita, starting Saturday, September 13.

#reebok #reebokpump #pumps #25thanniversary #hypebeast #sneakers  #classics #deebrown
Concepts x Brooks 2014 Fall Chariot “Merlot”

Boston-based retailer Concepts continues its strong run of collaborations – and contention for ‘best colorways from the East’ this year – teaming up with revered running brand Brooks for a new project. The two brands considered the Chariot, a shoe fresh out of Brooks’ entrant collection of retro silhouettes, executing it in a gradient colorway dubbed “Merlot.” The shoe idea stems from Brooks’ home state of Washington, home to one of the largest assortment of Merlot wine grapes in the U.S. As with the wine itself, this rendition of Chariot transitions from a rich burgundy color to a deep purple across the supple suede body. The shoe is detailed with speckled blue laces, a co-branded insole, and finished off with a clean white outsole. The Concepts x Brooks Chariot “Merlot” will be ripe for picking in-store and online via Concepts beginning September 13.

#concepts #brooks #merlot #trainers #runner #sneakers #hypebeast
2016 Mercedes AMG GT

To help push us all over the hump of the week, we’d thought we’d share the just-released information and photos of the 2016 Mercedes AMG GT. Dubbed by the German automaker as an “everyday sports car,” the AMG GT combines the styling of the SLS AMG – including its unique front end and prominent grille, air intakes, and LED headlamps – with new innovations in power production. The most distinctive element is the sloping roofline, which drops back to a power-deployable spoiler and compact taillights. Under the hood, buyers have the option of a twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8 that produces 462 PS down to the 19-inch alloy wheels for the GT or a twin-turbo V8 that pumps out 519 PS in the GT S to the 19- and 20-inch alloy wheels. Inside, the cabin is just as worth noting, with a wide center console, a larger infotainment display, and leather sport seats with chrome and carbon fiber accents. Plenty more is expected over the coming months on the new MB AMG GT line, but until then continue after the jump for a high-speed video and additional angles. 

#cars #amg #mercedesamggt #gt #freshnessmag #amggt #thefreshnessmag #luxury
Pulled out a classic today…

Editors Note: For the young folk that “Yo!” Is for ” Yo MTV Raps”

#mtv #music #hiphop #rap #80s #90s #sneakers #puma #classic #chillin #pumastepper
Got damn Dru Hill killed that song… 

#music #beauty #randb #druhill #baltimore

#puma #chillin #trinomic #sneakshoppingyo #thehomiegetsit

Afro #3 at @afropunk #afropunk