• The Attack of the Short Brim Hats

    Pic via Hypebeast.

    Cas let me in on a little secret a few days ago: whenever he writes about a peculiar proliferance of a certain look, style, or accessory he’ll label his post “Attack of the _(insert_thingy_here)_”. See what I’m talking about?

    Well I think we’re going to be Attacked, sooner than you think, by the short brimmed or “umpire” styled hats. You can go to Hypebeast and check out the new FTC x New Era hat…

    Or you can say hi to our friends at the Brooklyn Circus, who do it much better. Example: our dude Gabe the Great, rocking one of the new BKC headtopper / cranium warmers collection (my words, not theirs) -

    Gabe’s version has the rich dachsund-brown leather up front and burly buffalo-check wool at the rear. Check out the attention to detail on one of the other offerings:  

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    Steel Closet Exclusive: The Black Friday Survival Guide

    Welcome, Closeteers, to The Steel Closet’s definitive guide to surviving the apocalyptic consumption stampede that’s affectionately come to be known as “Black Friday.”

    Anyone stupid enough or brave enough (or both) to shake off the lingering effects of the trytophan to go out shopping the day after Thanksgiving knows that it is not for the faint of heart. For the uninitiated, warding off hordes of bargain junkies and early-bird holiday shoppers is a task that is draining, treacherous, and sometimes deadly.

    Some of you are seasoned veterans, who’ve made many a foray against the raging forces of consumerism. Some of you are newbs, who can’t tell the difference between a doorbuster and a doorknob if it were camping out in front of you at Best Buy. This guide is designed for both. For the rookies, we’ll ground you in solid basics for finding and securing the gifts you want. For our more experienced operators, you’ll get new tips to outsmart and outmaneuver those other wily terro- I mean, shoppers.

    Stay tuned for today’s post, the first in a four-part series, and we’ll be throwing up the new installments every day up to The Big Day.

    Part I – Plan for Black Friday (Monday, Nov.24)
    Part II – Prepare for Black Friday (Tuesday, Nov.25)
    Part III – Survive Black Friday (Wednesday, Nov.26)
    Part IV – White Saturday (Thursday, Nov.27)

    As always, feel free to add your tips in our comment boxes. Hope you all enjoy!

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    Set lasers to “Fabulous.”

    As the hype builds for the release of JJ Abrams’ reboot of the Star Trek franchise, BBC/Ice Cream has decided to release the “Globe” gloves, which pull doubly duty by protecting your digits from freezer burn (when you pull out the Banquet microwave dinners during The Next Generation marathons) and also allowing you to recognize other Vulcans when you’re out in the cold doing some holiday shopping. Okay, so there’s no official connection between BBC and the new Trek movie, but I find the timing of the release to be a little too coincidental.

    I have to admit, these gloves are retarded – but they’re retarded in the best way possible. The implications of an item of clothing that is so massively esoteric is beyond comprehension. It lets everyone around you know that you listen to N.E.R.D., that you are a nerd that watches Star Trek, and you’re a geek that buys grossly impractical gloves from streetwear brands. Suffice it to say, I really, really want a pair of these.

    Bonus: It also helps strengthen your hands to keep your lady friends happy.

    Pic via hypebeast.com

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    Just my luck.

    A monster sale, and I’ll be all the way back in L.A. to not enjoy this. You hypebeasts better get in line early (yes, that means bust out the Colemans and Thermoses and other name-brand camping gear) if Rosewood’s past warehouse sales are any indication.

    It’s okay though – Cal’s gonna SMOKE USC. Rose Bowl, here we come.

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    No prints? Damn.

    The speculation’s over. The mysterious posters seen at THSF were revealed to be a drop for the ongoing 5th Artist series. Available now at Post and Rosewood. I’ll send a scout (my brother LULZ) to see if they have the prints that were on the windows too – I’m a huge fan of frameable art.

    More pics after the jump.

     

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    Yelp for free? No thanks, I’ll buy some Louis Vuitton books instead.

    The cool thing about Yelp is that it helps you track down some neat recommendations on exactly what you’re looking for – from complete(ly pretentious) strangers, nonetheless. Yummy Thai fusion cafe? No problem. Seedy Irish dive bar? Recommendations o’plenty. Tragically hip live music joint? Yelp got more broke-ass artist spots than Golden Gate Park.

    But there are so many nights where you have no idea WHAT THE HELL you want to do. And for those nights in the middle of jetsetting between fabulous, decadent, romantic cultural meccas when you need to find some trouble for you and the hunny to get into, Louis Vuitton has released a set of traveler’s guides.

    More pictures, and more on why these are both awesome and useless, after the jump.

     

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    Men Look Good in Pink

    Thomas Pink that is. The London shirtmaker is having their summer sale right now! Check it out.

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