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Noble Breed

Check out Noble Breed, up and coming Men’s Brand from the the homie Eric Feliciano.

Noble Breed is a men’s accessories lifestyle brand created by a couple of guys from Brooklyn.

We aim to create high quality, affordable products that help men look stylish, sophisticated and cool.

Whether it’s one of our charmeuse Italian silk pocket squares or cotton camo print handkerchiefs, the details make all the difference. The right handkerchief, pocket square or lapel accessory is enough to take your outfit to the next level and separate you from the crowd.

Our products are assembled in the USA, including our Brooklyn based factory.

Eric “The Redd” Feliciano & Joaquin Rodriguez.

—Team Noble Breed

What the Eff is Michael Jordan Wearing?...

SHADES OF BLUE: SCRAPS OF DENIM BECOME ART

We all have a favorite, go-to pair of jeans that fit just perfectly and make us feel like we can take on the world. But what can you do when those beloved jeans get too many holes or weight loss or gain prevents them from fitting? British-born artist Ian Berry, who goes by the name Denimu (which is the Japanese phonetic spelling of demim), transforms those baby blues into gorgeous pieces of art. He loves denim so much that it is the only medium he works with to create incredibly detailed portraits and landscapes.

According to his fascinating artist statement, Denimu first knew he was destined for denim during his adolescence when his favorite jeans were in the laundry and his mother made him wear corduroys to a party; he felt so self-conscious. A few years later, he was reminded of this moment when those jeans were in a pile to give to charity and he was “transfixed by the ripped, faded beauty of the fabric” in the stack of varying shades of blue denim. He couldn’t let them go, so he decided to recycle them by cutting them up and using the scraps to make images of the world around him. This was his a-ha moment:

Finally I was able to express my thoughts and memories. Finally I had found my voice. Through a material that while personal to me, is also so ubiquitous – transcending borders, race, age, social class and time. A link to my past, but also to one another. My own fluent language.

Initially drawn to the artistic possibilities offered by the deep and varied texture of the fabric, later I became fascinated by the rich heritage of Denim. A story that has run alongside that of modern history. A material that abounds in dualities and meanings. A symbol of both egalitarianism and of materialism. A reflection of the world in which we live.

This everyday garment is how I express myself in life, and my art.

It’s absolutely amazing to see how Denimu has created such detailed images using the stitching, seams, and various shades to create the perfect depth for each picture. To fully experience the denim fabric texture, you must see the larger images on Denimu’s website. To find out what the artist, currently living in Sweden, is up to follow him on Twitter and Facebook.

YSL set for a name change: New creative head Hedi Slimane drops Yves name for ready-to-wear collection

I may be late on this but I can’t believe they are going forward with this… Terrible decision.

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Project X Black-Out Rolex Milgauss GV

Project X Black-Out Rolex Milgauss GV. An Original Rolex Milgauss GV customized with: MATT case finish, black (DLC) coating, enamelled lightning hand (GREEN).

Iconic American Photographer: Richard Avedon

According to an obituary published in The New York Times, Richard Avedon’s fashion and portrait photographs “helped define America’s image of style, beauty and culture for the last half-century.”

Avedon was always interested in how portraiture captures the personality and soul of its subject. As his reputation as a photographer grew, he brought in many celebrities and politicians to his studio and photographed them with a large-format 8x10 view camera. His subjects include (in order) Elizabeth Taylor, Buster Keaton, Marilyn Monroe, John F. Kennedy, Dwight D. Eisenhower, and Andy Warhol.

His portraits are easily distinguished by their minimalist style, where the person is looking squarely in the camera, posed in front of a sheer white background. At times, to evoke a reaction from his portrait subject, Avedon would bring up uncomfortable areas of discussion or asking them psychologically probing questions. Through this technique he would produce images that revealed aspects of his subject’s character and personality that were not typically captured by others.












Richard Avedon’s website