Tantum x Deadline wants to profit off your nostalgia with this woodland camouflage bucket hat:
Let me make one thing clear to you military guys that aren’t so much fashion guys yet… you know your camo boonie hat? IT’S NOT A BUCKET HAT. I’m sick of people (fine one guy I overheard in a surplus store) calling boonie hats bucket hats. A boonie hat is about as much bucket hat as a New Era fitted is a cowboy hat. I’m not even going into the details why, because explaining things to menswear newbs is way below my paygrade… just google images both and educate yourself.
Go ahead, look at pics from your childhood and revel in how you rocked those OshKosh B’gosh buckets like it was nobody’s business. Pure toddler steeze, g’d up from the feet up; back when all you did was eat, sleep, and destroy shit. Who doesn’t want those days back? I think it’s at least worth a try to re-live that part of your life by picking up one of these bucket hats for your fatter head.
$100 over at Hypebeast.
In related news ENDO is in the wrong niche market:
Looking at the t-shirt by itself it’s really hard to even focus because so much is going on. A closer look reveals layers of WWII style fighter planes, superimposed overtop of a closeup of the propeller area of one of those planes. There is some mean looking weather going on in the background, some obligatory stars and crests, and what looks like the Gang Starr logo in the center as well, … and that’s just the front! On the back we see the stars continue along the neck, some clouds and some jersey style numbers.
How much you ask? A measly $800 over at Bergdorf Goodman.
W T F? Oh I get it… this is one of those things that is so retarded and expensive, that if you actually own it then you’re automatically better than everyone else *eye roll*. I actually saw this t-shirt and the similar looking hoodie ($1170 for that) at a local menswear boutique and said to the salesman “I bet strictly high school hypebeasts buy these.” to which he replied “Ya, mainly with they come in with their parents and that’s what they want… we sell out of the popular sizes quickly”. No surprise there. I’d hope as a grown man, even a grown rich man, one would have enough taste and appreciation for the value of a dollar to not waste 800 of them on such an awful looking t-shirt. Oh and please, if you’re ever planning on pairing a graphic print shirt that looks anything like this, with a plaid long-sleeve DON’T. Do yourself and the world a favor and turn that shirt into a makeshift noose in your nearest closet.
Additionally, if you clicked on one of the above links and were like “Whoa there’s a bomber jacket in that print. WANT!” even after you saw the close-up of it and realized it was $2185, I really have nothing insulting enough on the tip of my tongue that I feel would accurately express how I feel about you.
On the non-military related clothing tip, Givenchy did have quite a few great looking t-shirts in the past such as the Great White Shark, and the Rottweiler. No matter what the price is, the really unfortunate part of being such a high profile brand is everything that looks even remotely good gets played out really quick because Kanye wears it immediately and then every stylist on earth throws it on their celebrity clients.
Carhartt WIP x Salewa Tent will stylishly keep the rain out (and likely “camping stink” in):
I haven’t done huge amounts of camping, but I’ve done enough to know the different types of people who camp. First off you have the people who camp because then genuinely love the outdoors and being close to nature. Secondly you have the people that like camping because it’s another excuse to get drunk… you need excuses when you get older or else you just look like an alcoholic. Third, you have the people that say they “camp” but you find out they spend most of their time outdoors on their iPhones, and enjoy watching football on satellite from their huge weatherproof climate controlled RVs. Last of all you have the people that are just flat out too poor to stay in hotels. Some of these people do actually fall into category #1, but the ones that don’t you can really tell when you hear them talk about their outdoor experiences. The most depressing shit on earth is hearing about bugs, mosquitos, heat, humidity, monsoon rain, non working bathroom facilities, and all the other terrible things that happened to them…. kill me now. These people are often in denial about their motives (poverty) for camping when you ask them why they didn’t just stay in hotels on their trip. I’m not saying I wouldn’t camp again… If my girlfriend wanted to go camping, I’d take her but I’m not going to suggest it as an awesome thing to do. Being the manly man I am I can make a mean fire, cook over that fire, dress like a boss, all while making sure the champagne and beer cools down to an optimal drinking temperature. Frankly I’d rather stay in nice hotels, or at home and continue to deal with first world problems like the fact I don’t have a garburator in my new place, and rather than get up and shut the blinds on my massive floor to ceiling windows I complain about the sun… ugh yea the blinds aren’t remote controlled, can you believe that? I’m not in denial, being poor really sucks. Don’t even get me started on how the maids are never on time.
I don’t need an excuse to drink champagne whenever I want to, but I would need an excuse to buy a $465 tent from the Carhartt WIP store rather than spend the money on a few solid pairs of their pants.
Jessica if you ever want to go camping make sure to give me some warning so I can grow my beard out longer. Also, I need to make sure my wood splitting skills are so baller that I swing only once for every split, and never even break a sweat.
Trust Cole Haan to deliver the heat for your feet:
Olive drab suede upper, and a contrast color Nike sole. I’m picturing wearing these barefoot with a pair of rolled up camel colored chinos; game over. I have a pair of 4 year old Cole Haan leather shoes and they still look brand new, so if their quality is still on point I wouldn’t hesitate.
Reasonably priced at $248 over at Cole Haan.
A sneak peak at Pharrell’s new capsule collection with Crye Precision:
Source – BBC Blog
I like Crye Precision, have a healthy respect for Pharrell, and enjoy the direction camo king Mark McNairy takes things most of the time. Is that frontless 1/2 sleeve hooded multicam ghillie suit in the post, already a Crye product? I couldn’t find it on the website. I know capsule collections sometimes push the limits… I hope that’s not an item from it because it’s hardly wearable.
It will be interesting to see the direction they take this. I’ll be looking for that GQ photoshoot and interview.
I’m wondering what McNairy is planning on doing with his life in the pending post-camo era. More importantly, what am I going to do with MILcentric?! haha I’m sure we’ll both get by.
MSTRPLN has you covered if you have dreamt of wood grain camouflage:
British DPM, Woodland, and Duck camouflage. They did a nice job; the camo / woodgrain combo is a good look. I’m always a fan of branding being unobtrusive. The iPhone case and the pillows are subtle enough, but the strip at the bottom of each one of those posters totally ruin them in my opinion.
All reasonably priced on Society6 at the MSTRPLN store. I don’t really have a use for any of the items, but I’m sure they will sell really well.