THE EDGE @ 3
THE EDGE is getting you summer/rainy-season (and everything else in between) ready this month and surely, it's a fantastic line-up of things to purchase, love and treasure for a long, long, long time.
And since this is the EDGE's third year, this will be a well-packed starter for sure.
>>> ICON of the MONTH: BJORN BORG
|Barely recognizable? I don't think so. Happy Birthday Mr. Bjorn Borg|
I've only encountered the name "Bjorn Borg" the moment GQ celebrated the world's greatest athletes for their February 2011 issue. And for the same month, I got assigned to write about the tennis star's style for ROGUE magazine's first sports issue for April 2011. The man definitely's got some style: Fila shirts, the blonde wavy mane, the awesome tennis shorts and most of all, the champion-of-a-spirit on court that you could emulate off it. June 6, he celebrates his birthday and this is my tribute to the tennis superstar who changed the face of style through tennis. His best quote: My greatest point is my persistence. I never give up in a match. However down I am, I fight until the last ball.
>>> WEAR NOW: TRICOLOR SEBAGO DOCKSIDES
|The secret weapon, as Kempt puts it|
>>> LISTEN/WATCH THIS: MONSTER
Kanye West's latest hit, Monster, is an awesome sound trip all in itself. Imagine the amount of talent and star power he gathers (aside from his own) for this track with Bon Iver doing vocals, Nicki Minaj rapping, Rick Ross and Young Hova/Jay-Z chanting about his "Achilles heel". I've only learned of the track hours ago and saw the video on Kanye's website. Both song and video achieve this stylish and addictive effect that'll surely keep your ears plugged for at least about ten times a day. Check out the sexy, dark and subtly demented early, early Halloween treat courtesy of Kanye West.
>>> GEAR UP: HUMANSCALE's ZON AIR PURIFIER
|What this little thing could do for you. @ Core77|
Technology saves us again. Presenting Humanscale's Zon Air Purifier, a sleek, clean-looking device that does the (really) dirty work for you and your air. Cleans 99% of the air and allows you a cool and breathable environment near your desk, inside your room or just about anywhere that you'd be sitting still for quite some time. Check out what else this awesome thing does for you at Core77.
>>> WEAR SOON: ALOHA RAG MEN's COLLECTION
|Fall selections by Aloha Rag Men @ Selectism|
Men now are pretty smart when it comes to clothes and Aloha Rag's got the smart solutions for them. Sold at stores such as Joan Shepp, Boon The Shop in Korea, A'Maree's and of course Aloha Rag, the collection for Fall this year boasts amazing craftsmanship thanks to the label's choice of producing everything in Japan, from the handsome cardigans down to the jeans. Designed in New York, the clothes wear a much coveted style and at the same time, a signature of the better looks of our times: timeless, sensible, cool and clean.
>>> GO ARTSY: I DRAW CARS
As I kid I did try my hand at drawing cars, but I was better off drawing people. Well, if you want to try your hand at illustrating those wheels of your dreams, here's a great start to work with: I Draw Cars by Adam Hubuers and Matt Marrocco. Aside from the really serious and chic cover, and the promise of knowing how to draw a handsome Mercedez, there are more things inside that'll put a smile on your face, like auto show dates and locations, reference materials and 100 something pages of templates to practice your talent with. Get drawing now.
>>> GEAR UP: BOWERS & WILKINS P5
I'm not much of a techie, so the specs of this one will escape me and I'll probably never give these goodies enough justice. But I'm sure that while it's easy on the eyes and heavy for the wallet, Bowers & Wilkins' P5 is not just another pretty thing. It functions just as good as it looks and while the rest of the world settle for double digit cans, if you could afford a P5, go get yourself one, I'm sure it'll be an incredible purchase.
|I Draw Cars by Adam Hubers and Matt Marrocco @ Core77|
>>> GEAR UP: BOWERS & WILKINS P5
|The elegant (expensive) and perfect P5 headphones|
>>> THE GUIDE: THE FATHER's DAY SPECIAL
|A season-less Columbiaknit sweater & more @Valet|
If shopping for dad is a burden, Valet lets you in on a guide. From awesome sweaters to retro cool sunglasses, Urbanears headphones, an oldschool comb and just about everything else that would do a grown man good, Valet makes father's day shopping tons easier for you. And while you're at it, you might pick one for yourself if you're a father as well.
>>> THE READ: VAULT MAGAZINE
|What's inside luxury anyway? Well VAULT knows exactly that. Premiere issue.|
>>> THE GUIDE: SUMMER STYLE
|Mugler's Eau De Toilette and more @ GQ|
From the right kind of haircut, to the finest facial stuff you'd apply for this summer, GQ makes sure you're well equipped and ready for the heat. Click on the link above and start doing your list of things to buy. Mugler's Eau De Toilette is part of that list, a scent you'll gladly wear through the sunny days and just as GQ instructs, don't ever cloud with this one.
>>> STYLE NOW: BACKYARD BILL
|Andrew Wren for Backyard Bill|
Street style blogs sorta trained us to just look at people instead of know them. If you haven't seen Backyard Bill, then you'd totally agree. Backyard Bill's blog is an interesting read featuring photos of familiar faces and fashion industry mainstays with their name, their zodiac sign, their style icons and their addresses. It doesn't just satiate your visuals, but it also feeds your mind thanks to the short profiles, which allows the subjects a little more personality than just simple style . Keep yourself posted on Backyard Bill, maybe your favorite personality'd be featured next.
>>> WEAR NOW: LEDBURY SHIRTS
|The two Pauls' Ledbury shirt @ Selectism|
Designed and owned by Paul Trible and Paul Watson, these two Southerners have churned out the most elegant, simple and classic of button down shirts inspired by English shirting. Made out of excellent quality and designed to fit as handsomely as a crisp shirt should, I highly recommend you start getting one now and wear them 'till you couldn't wear them anymore.