WEAR.CAMPAIGN.GEAR.LISTEN & ARCHITECTURE
Jumpstart one of every year's longer months with the coolest things you could find now. Here's THE EDGE's Starter + Weekend fix to keep you styled, entertained, learned and many more, all for this August.
>>> WEAR: Junya Watanabe's Patched Knit Blazer
|Paolo Roldan in Junya Watanabe's patchwork knit blazer|
What makes a knitted blazer desirable? Two things: Junya Watanabe and Patchwork. Junya Watanabe's knitted blazer comes in a cool patchwork, finished with suede leather patches for pockets and the quintessential elbow patch. This one passes well for all those lazy days, when fussing over a finely pressed shirt just doesn't cut it. Slip this on over a plain, solid-colored sweater or a plain tee with your favorite chinos or jeans and your footwear of choice (I highly recommend the next item on our Starter+Weekend) and you're off to impress.
>>> WEAR: A.P.C's Fall 2011 Shoes
|A.P.C.'s coolest Fall 2011 shoes @ Selectism|
If you're baffled as to what your Junya Watanabe blazer deserves for a stylish foundation, A.P.C.'s dependably cool Fall 2011 collection of shoes is your answer to everything. You could find here almost all of the essential footwear a man's wardrobe needs: dressy patent leather shoes, formal slippers, desert boots, bucks and awesome lace-ups. Its simple, chic and no-fail looks and quality will guarantee you stylish points and much bang for your buck.
>>> LISTEN: MIRACLE WORKER of Superheavy
|Really Superheavy. The heavy collaboration courtesy of Mick Jagger @ RollingStone|
>>> ARCHITECTURE: NOBIS HOUSE
|Designed by Susanne Nobis. Minimalist Boathouse in Munich, Germany @ The Cool Hunter|
Susanne Nobis designed this for her own family and I'd never move out had I been a Nobis kid. The minimalism here isn't the one we're used to which usually turns cold and almost unlivable in the long run. What I love about the Nobis house is that it's actually a pretty minimalist house that manages a warm, homey feel about it and at the same time is as clean anything minimal could get. Read more and start aspiring for a house like this at The Cool Hunter
>>> GEAR: VANDEYK NIGHTSTREAM BIKE
|The Nighstream by Vandeyk @ HighSnobiety|
Vandeyk is really all about great bikes. Period. But it's easy to say that about every other bike brand...That is until you see a Vandeyk bike. Feast your eyes on the Nighstream. A collection of bikes beautifully crafted with a body in black, painted with stripes of awesome hues, reminiscent of neon lights lining a night sky, right? If that's gotten me poetic it only means that it's that good. Check out what Vandeyk has to offer (other than a beautiful look and design) at their website. And while you're at it, get yours asap cause only 25 have been made.
>>> CAMPAIGN: BOTTEGA VENETA FALL 2011
|Nicolas Ripoll for Bottega Veneta @DesignScene|
|With the beautiful and sexy Isabeli Fontana|
The Fall 2011 campaign for Bottega Veneta is one of the season's most interesting I've seen. Highlighting what Bottega does best, the set and how things are shot---courtesy of photographer Robert Polidori and art director Doug Lloyd, even the stunning chemistry between the edgy Nicolas Ripoll and the Victoria's Secret model Isabeli Fontana make up a delicious and memorable effort. While the set is obviously a wealthy place, you could see the cool rips on the wallpapers and the quirks etching the surroundings, it encapsulates Bottega's undone regal cool that Maier and the brand have successfully been banking on. Wonderful, great and splendid are unfitting superlatives.