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Chausser

I just noticed that Blackbird in Seattle has just received product from this Japanese company and I must say that the quality looks very on point. A range of footwear and a couple of bags from Chausser have arrived at this Pacific Northwest shop and everything looks pretty good in my opinion. The leathers looks great and the construction looks top-notch. The product of course carries a high price tag, but the footwear looks like it will only get better with time making it a good investment in the long run. A few of the silhouettes look good, so I selected a few to post as well as an especially nice looking leather bag.

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MusicNews

Winter Sadness 2 Mix by DJ Eleven

Krudmart always seems to know what’s up as far as the mixtape goes, and they further demonstrate that by enlisting of one of my favorite DJs, DJ Eleven of The Rub, to put together this latest mix that features a very eclectic variety of tracks. This latest mixtape features many great jams spanning numerous genres with artists such as The Clash, Bobby Womack, Bill Withers, Kanye West, Lost Boyz, Tom Jones, The Smiths, and many, many more. Definitely one to check out. More information where to get it after the jump.

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ArtCultureNews

Working in Los Angeles by Brian Cross

When I was younger, I worked at a now defunct hip-hop magazine and one of my fondest memories of that job was Brian Cross’ photos that he shot for us. Cross, also known as B+, has put together a book of photographs that feature those that are part of the Los Angeles workforce and even though their jobs vary, they share a uniform brand of workwear: Dickies apparel. I have not seen the book at all with my own eyes, but I am sure it will be excellent and more than worth its price tag.

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CultureNews

Span of Sunset x Disney "Metal" Cheshire Cat

As a huge fan of Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland (particularly the Cheshire Cat), I was thoroughly thrilled to see this latest collaborative venture between Span of Sunset and Disney. This 8″ vinyl Cheshire Cat has seen a metal music inspired makeover with its distinct red and black coloring, and silver accenting has been added to its mischievous grin as well as tip of the tail. Also, as an extension of the metal music theme, a case is also provided that draws inspiration from “roadie” cases with its black body and metal colored edges. This very special vinyl figure has been produced in extremely limited quantities, so be sure to check out Span of Sunset’s site, or just stop by the physical location if you are in Los Angeles.

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FootwearNews

Nike Sportswear Cortez Fly Motion Spring/Summer 2009

The classic and iconic Nike Cortez will be seeing a radical new makeover this coming Spring/Summer courtesy of Nike Sportswear. The Cortez will see some significant weight loss, an increase in comfort, and some maximum flexibility, as well as an updated monicker to reflect these changes: the Nike Sportswear Cortez Fly Motion. You will also notice the addition of Flywire, which adds another dimension to this piece of footwear, as it makes the shoe much lighter, while enhancing its durability. The Cortez Fly Motion and other pieces from Nike Sportswear’s Spring/Summer 2009 collection will be released this weekend at The Montalbán in Los Angeles.

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ArtClothing

Unholy Matrimony Second Delivery

The second delivery from Brett Westfall’s Unholy Matrimony line has hit the Comme des Garcons Guerrilla Store +1 213 recently and I just happened to be there to check out the goods first hand. I was immediately drawn to the white button up shirt with the hand-dyed sleeves as purple is just about my favorite color. The fit was perfect and the materials used are top-notch, as was the case with all the other new arrivals. Another item that impressed me was the flannel. Its hearty feel and rugged appeal really won me over, and coupled with the lenght and fit, it made for an all around sure shot. Also, some tees from Unholy Matrimony’s “Prints” line made their way through. The colorful tees come on soft cotton and they feature Westfall’s graphics and would make a nice pickup for any fans of his work.

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FootwearNews

Ann Demeulemeester High Tops and Sneakers

I came across these a minute ago on the web, and had to post them. Ann Demeulemeester has just released these very nice pieces of Italian made footwear. I cannot stop staring at the high top sneakers because I think they are absolutely fantastic. The very clean, high-quality looking suede looks uber-soft and the black woven lining around the sole and upper is a nice touch. In addition to these great high tops, a pair of perforated white leather sneakers that seem to enjoy the same high-quality construction as the aforementioned high tops. Both are great, but carry a high price tag, so these are out of the running as far as immediate pickups go. Oh well…

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