Friday, June 27, 2014

putthison:

Alternatives to Common Projects

The price of minimalist sneakers has really gone through the roof in the last few years. Common Project’s low top Achilles, for example, used to cost somewhere between $250 and $300, but you’d be lucky nowadays to find them at that price on sale. On the upside, with their growing popularity, more and more companies are coming out with their own designs, which means there’s a lot of options at a wide range of price points.

If you’re considering some minimalist kicks, here are some of the non-CP options, from most to least expensive:

Over $300

APC ($355): APC’s sneakers are nearly just as expensive at full retail, but given their distribution, you can easily find them on sale. Totokaelo Man, for example, has them on discount right now for $249. Similarly designed and priced are Wings + Horns and Svensson.

Buttero ($325): A much more original, but still tasteful, take on minimalism. Depending on what you plan to wear with your sneakers, these could be a better option than your standard sleek or sporty designs.  

Our Legacy ($310): This Swedish brand has a really nice, youthful take on contemporary men’s clothing. This season, they have sporty white low top, which is sold at their online store, French Garment Cleaners, and Totokaelo Man.

Hydrogen-1 ($305): A new San Franciscan label with sneakers that are just as well made as any of their competitors. These white low tops with gum soles look great, and they come in suede

Comme des Garcons ($300): Wait, are these minimalist sneakers or just Adbuster rip offs?

Over $200

National Standard ($270+): A relatively new label that I unfortunately don’t know much about, but they’re sold at reputable and fancy boutiques. Check them out at L’ExceptionIkkon, and The Corner.

Erik Schedin ($238): I’ve unfortunately never handled these, but have always admired their design. The listed price drops down to $238 once you deduct for European taxes.

Twins for Peace ($200): A minimalist sneaker with a cheeky pair of shoelaces. If you don’t like the laces, I imagine you can easily swap them out for something simpler. 

Under $200

Garment Project ($192): A Danish company doing basics such as shirts and sweatshirts. Their sneakers have an inverted “V” at the eyelet tabs and a more exaggerated toe cap. Available at MKI and Wardrobe19.

Nikes ($105+): Granted, Nikes will always have that big swoosh, which goes against the spirit of minimalism, but they have some great designs at relatively affordable prices. Check out the Air Force OnesDunksAir Jordan 1 Mids, and Blazers. You can get these in all white if you go through Nike’s ID program.

Saturdays NYC ($95): A nubuck version of Vans Authentics that’s on sale at Totokaelo Man and Roden Gray. Also available? Authentic suede Authentics.

Kent Wang ($95): One of the most affordably priced options of all.

Adidas ($75+): Many of Adidas’ designs can look reasonably minimal. Consider the Sambas or Stan Smiths. After all - the Stan Smith is what almost everyone above is knocking off.

putthison:

It’s On Sale: Hydrogen-1 Sneakers
Hydrogen-1 just started their summer sale. The build quality on these is excellent, and easily just as nice as any of the more expensive brands on the market. If you sort through their designs, you can also find some that are minimalistic and simple enough to go with nearly any kind of casualwear. I particularly like those white low-tops you see above, which are also available in brown suede. Both are on sale right now for $200. Kind of a crazy price for sneakers, to be sure, but a step up in quality from the $95 sneakers by Kent Wang, and not nearly as expensive as the $400 Achilles from Common Projects. 
Note these are final sale, but from my experience, Hydrogen-1’s shoes run true-to-size (meaning your Brannock size). 
For similarly designed sneakers, check out our post on minimalistic looking kicks. 

putthison:

It’s On Sale: Hydrogen-1 Sneakers

Hydrogen-1 just started their summer sale. The build quality on these is excellent, and easily just as nice as any of the more expensive brands on the market. If you sort through their designs, you can also find some that are minimalistic and simple enough to go with nearly any kind of casualwear. I particularly like those white low-tops you see above, which are also available in brown suede. Both are on sale right now for $200. Kind of a crazy price for sneakers, to be sure, but a step up in quality from the $95 sneakers by Kent Wang, and not nearly as expensive as the $400 Achilles from Common Projects

Note these are final sale, but from my experience, Hydrogen-1’s shoes run true-to-size (meaning your Brannock size). 

For similarly designed sneakers, check out our post on minimalistic looking kicks

Sunday, August 18, 2013

patrickjohnsontailors:

Tom Riley and Chris Schaerf.

From the Details shoot.

Saturday, July 13, 2013
Ikea LED Strips
werd.com, werd.com
From the darkest recesses of your toolbox to your lady’s lingerie drawer, these AAA-battery powered LED strips will ensure that you never reach in & pull out the wrong whatever. A small infrared sensor turns the lights on when a drawer is opened &…

Awesome

Ikea LED Strips
werd.com, werd.com

From the darkest recesses of your toolbox to your lady’s lingerie drawer, these AAA-battery powered LED strips will ensure that you never reach in & pull out the wrong whatever. A small infrared sensor turns the lights on when a drawer is opened &…

Awesome

Friday, May 31, 2013
patrickjohnsontailors:

MJN in:
Shirt Thomas Mason Oxford fresh blue stripe
Suit Classic Ariston s130 doppio ritorto mid grey
Tie P JOHNSON Dark Navy 7 fold reppe silk.
Pochette P JOHNSON Memphis

colour inspiration

patrickjohnsontailors:

MJN in:

Shirt Thomas Mason Oxford fresh blue stripe

Suit Classic Ariston s130 doppio ritorto mid grey

Tie P JOHNSON Dark Navy 7 fold reppe silk.

Pochette P JOHNSON Memphis

colour inspiration

patrickjohnsontailors:

PJ feeling blue in
Suit : s160’s from Arsiton by CB
Tie : Drakes for PJOHNSON
Pochette : PJohnson Ettore print in blue


color inspiration

patrickjohnsontailors:

PJ feeling blue in

Suit : s160’s from Arsiton by CB

Tie : Drakes for PJOHNSON

Pochette : PJohnson Ettore print in blue

color inspiration

Thursday, May 30, 2013
what an umbrella handle should look like

what an umbrella handle should look like

0-100 in 6 secs

0-100 in 6 secs

thearmoury:

Gold Submariner the right way

thearmoury:

Gold Submariner the right way

wikipibi:

The Beetle Sphere: An Actual 1953 VW Beetle Formed into a Perfect Sphere by Ichwan Noor

Ze beast… #pinarello #rapha #sramred (at Bobbin Head Bakery)

Ze beast… #pinarello #rapha #sramred (at Bobbin Head Bakery)

omgerald:

Summer Suede I

need some chukkas

omgerald:

Summer Suede I

need some chukkas

avenuemendaily:

MJ Bale

good value OTR

avenuemendaily:

MJ Bale

good value OTR

ridiculouslygudlooking:

Fast and Furious 6 - Alfa Romeo Giulietta

if I was to get an alfa, this would be the one.

ridiculouslygudlooking:

Fast and Furious 6 - Alfa Romeo Giulietta

if I was to get an alfa, this would be the one.