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Fashion On Film: A Look at the Swinging 1960s

We’ve done the Roaring Twenties. Explored the ups and downs of the 1930s and 40s, and dove into the cultural shift of the 1950s. Now it’s time to dive into the wonderful wonderland of 1960s fashion on film.

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The era where both fashion and film began to experiment with experimentation. The era where technology began to be played with, and futuristic themes were explored. The era where fashion began breaking boundaries and limitations while refusing to conform to previous expectations.

The era where that refusal to play by the rules ultimately led to the birth of hippie culture and fashion. The era still heavily referenced in today’s culture. Let’s explore the Swinging Sixties, and everything they brought forth in the world of fashion and film.

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1960s Fashion
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Like we said earlier, the 1960s were the decade where all the built-up tension of having to suppress and restrict individual style to conform to societal beliefs and expectations began to explode. We saw glimpses of it in earlier decades, such as women wearing two-piece bathing suits, pants (yes pants), and gradually shortening their skirt lengths

We also saw it with the men, as they began to realize that you didn’t have to wear suits everywhere to do everything (especially in the warmer seasons where it could be just downright uncomfortable). The 1950s were also the decade where teenage rebellion in fashion began to happen, and that carried over into the 1960s.

Here were the themes.

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Amongst the women, we still very much had couture and elegant wear that was popular in earlier decades thanks to the likes of Jackie Kennedy-Onassis and Elizabeth Taylor. So that meant two-piece skirts, A-line dresses that slightly accentuated the figure of women, and the blazer/skirt combo that began becoming popular in the 1950s.

On the opposite side, we saw women dressing more casually and dare I say… flirty (gasp). Women started wearing shorts that weren’t knee length (gasp), shirts that revealed a little bit of their stomach (gasp), and don’t even get us started on the hippie attire (deep sigh). 

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The 1960s also saw the emergence of rock bands that you may recognize. Do The Beatles and Rolling Stones ring a bell? It was also the beginning of the Motown era which was an incredibly fruitful and inspirational time amongst the Black community. Many of the fashions in the African-American community were influenced by Motown artists, which is something that we’ll get into in a different article.

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Psychedelic clothing and many of the themes that we saw develop extensively in the 1970s also began becoming popular towards the end of the 1960s, and you also the trend of voluminous hair and makeup. Twiggy, Priscilla Presley, Jane Fonda, and many others were some of the biggest fashion inspirations in women’s Hollywood at that time as well.

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As for the men, Ivy League fashion (which was essentially preppy fashion) was huge during that time with cardigan sweaters, polo shirts, etc., and suits were definitely not abandoned either. In fact, they actually began making a more popular comeback with the rise of James Bond (who was portrayed by Sean Connery during that time).

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There was even something called surf fashion, which was inspired by the boy bands like The Beach Boys (which was mostly surf jackets, beachwear, tropical-patterned shirts, etc). Western cowboy wear also became popular towards the end of the 1960s along with, of course, hippie fashion.

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So that about covers the major fashion themes of the 60s, now let’s move on to what the decade represented in film.

1960s Hollywood
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Ah! The 1960s. Aka “The Hollywood Renaissance.” The decade where black and white films were discarded for the most part (hello technicolor), and 3-D was beginning to be incorporated more and more. You still had the veterans like Katharine Hepburn making films, but there was a new crop of stars coming in. Stars like Jane Fonda, Sean Connery, Warren Beatty, Robert Deniro, Goldie Hawn (Kate Hudson’s mother by the way), and lots more.

If you’ve followed this series since the beginning, you know that we give you a list of seven movies from each decade to get you started, and the 60s are no different. Check out our favorites below.

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1. Barbarella (1968)
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One of our all-time favorites. Starring Jane Fonda, Barbarella was sexy futuristic sci-fi all combined into one big trifecta of crazy chaos (but in a good way). So what’s Barbarella about exactly? Well, Barbarella, an astronaut from the 41st century, sets out to find and stop the evil scientist Durand Durand, who’s threatening world domination.

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2. Bonnie And Clyde (1967)

No Bonnie and Clyde didn’t start with Beyoncé and Jay-Z in 2002. It didn’t start with Tupac either, and technically it didn’t start with this movie either since the crime adventures of the couple were indeed based on a true story from the early 1900s. Anywhoo, the 1967 version of events is one worth checking out for sure.

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3. My Fair Lady (1964)

Starring Audrey Hepburn and Rex Harrison, My Fair Lady is about an equally snobbish professor who agrees to make an equally snobbish flower girl into a “presentable” high societal lady. 

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4. Viva Las Vegas (1964)

Elvis had a pretty impressive film career as well. One of his standout movies is 1964’s Viva Las Vegas musical, which also stars Ann-Margaret.

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5. Batman (1966)

Any Batman fan has to see the 1966 version of the series, which stars Adam West as Batman and Burt Ward as Robin. It’s just pretty cool to see the evolution in our opinion.

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6. In the Heat of the Night (1967)

The Blaxploitation era is also something we’re going to dive a little deeper into in the near future, but in the meantime it would definitely be great to check out Sydney Poitier’s In the Heat of the Night, which is about a Black detective from Philadelphia that find himself smack dab in the middle of a murder investigation in a small town of Mississippi. This was an Academy Award winning film by the way.

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7. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)

A must see. That’s all we’ll say.

Well, that concludes the 1960s! Stay tuned for the 1970s which will be a two-part series.

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Matt McCormick’s Clothing Brand is an Investigation of American Nostalgia

With Americana making a major comeback, Matt McMormick is a name you should know. A multimedia artist, McMormick is the founder of One of These Days, which features major themes of Western culture that regularly includes cowboy hats, boots, denim, and anything else you could possibly think of associated with the West. Rather than a strict celebration of this history, his new brand—like his previous art—simultaneously sentimentalizes and challenges our nostalgia for the American west.

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Who is Matt McCormick?

Matt has gained recognition and a major following over the past decade and a half for his vast array of multi-disciplinary art. In addition to being a prolific painter, McCormick is a filmmaker who has directed music videos for The Shins, Broken Bells, Sleater-Kinney, and more. A lot of his work investigates the degradation of contemporary culture, especially in relation to the American dream.

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Based in Los Angeles, One of These Days has already begun to capture major attention as an upcoming destination for not just clothing, but footwear, accessories, and miscellaneous apparel as well. McCormick himself has also started to receive national recognition and major features due to his innovative approach to design, creative thinking, and brand individuality through the various collections he’s released thus far.

Speaking of his collections, there’s a brand new one that just came out a few days ago that’s inspired by the culture of Upstate New York. Entitled Northern Sky, the new range is inspired by the landscape, culture, and art of New York’s Hudson Valley.

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This 52-piece collection, all of which were produced in limited numbers in Los Angeles, includes standout styles such as the Northern Sky Jacket, a classic British hunting jacket which is done-up in rugged American workwear materials, vintage inspired Trucker Jackets, and an assortment of new logo tees and sweats that feature imagery pulled from, and inspired by, McCormick’s visual art.

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Here’s what McCormick had to say about this new drop:

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“I’ve been fascinated by the creative cauldron that is Upstate New York ever since first visiting friends at Bard College in Tivoli, NY well over a decade ago. Having grown up in Northern California, there’s a lot of similarities between the areas. The lush green of the environment. The slower pace. The incredible music; we had The Grateful Dead, they had Bob Dylan and The Band recording at the Big Pink in Saugerties (which was my soundtrack through the entire design process).

But there’s also something unique about the Hudson Valley – a calmness that reverberates creative energy that doesn’t exist anywhere else. And that’s what I set out to capture with this collection. The imagery, the colors, the materials, the silhouettes – they all work together to transport the wearer, to immerse them in a very specific world.”

If you want to keep up with Matt, you can check out his Instagram. You can also check out the Northern Sky collection here.

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The Life and Times of Virgil Abloh

Today would have been the 42nd birthday of the late, great, Virgil Abloh, and we’re celebrating his life with a reflection of his incredible legacy and achievements. A fashion designer and entrepreneur that was a true visionary, Abloh has left behind more than a lifetime’s worth of historic and influential accomplishments that will forever be a part of fashion history.

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And in the end that’s what it’s all about right? Leaving something behind that is bigger than yourself. Something that can forever impact the future generations to come. Virgil left us with magic, and while his career was one for the ages, his success wasn’t an overnight one.

This is the life and times of Virgil Abloh.

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Early Beginnings
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Virgil Abloh made his first fashionable debut on September 30th, 1980. Raised in a traditional Ghanaian family, Abloh came from a family of creatives with a father that managed a paint company, and a mother who was a seamstress.

Upon graduating from the Illinois Institute of Technology with a masters degree in architecture (which also included a thesis design for a Chi-Town skyscraper), fate would eventually lead Abloh to a very famous rapper by the name of Kanye West, who also just so happens to be from Chicago.

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His meeting with Kanye (who now goes by Ye), led to him having an internship with Fendi in 2009, who at the time had a partnership with the rapper. And as they say, from there the rest was history.

Rise To Success
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From there, Abloh became the creative director of Ye’s agency Donda, and began making waves in the fashion industry. It was also during this time that Abloh became the creative director for Ye and Jay Z’s 2011 collaborative album Watch The Throne. By this point, Abloh was beginning to develop his own signature designs and imprint, while also putting the plan in motion to launch his own company. He famously developed the brand PYREX VISION in this era, which was more of a commentary on fashion than a traditional brand. Virgil essentially was screen printing logos on store-bought flannels and shorts, marking up the price more than 700%. No brand is more emblematic of the early 2010s proliferation of hypebeast culture and the logo-centric aspect of streetwear than PYREX.

Thus the birth of Off-White.

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Abloh launched the initiative (which was also his first fashion house) in Milan, Italy, drawing inspiration from many of his role models in the fashion industry. Described by Abloh himself as being “the gray area between black and white,” Off-White was just that with its unique non-traditional designs.

It didn’t take long for word to spread about Off-White, as the brand quickly developed a global fanbase. The following year marked the introduction of the women’s Off-White line at Paris Fashion Week, which then took the brand to another level. 

For many brands and fashion houses, it takes time (maybe even decades) to be recognized as the best in the world. For Virgil Abloh, it took just five years.

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Of course when you are recognized as being the best in the world, there’s no shortage of opportunities waiting at your door, which Abloh regularly capitalized on. If that wasn’t enough, Abloh was named creative director of Louis Vuitton in March 2018, adding to his young but loaded resume. Virgil’s work captured the attention of many celebrities including Rihanna, Serena Williams, and Kid Cudi. Collaborations included: Nike, Nigo, Air Jordan, Moncler, Jimmy Choo, and plenty (and we mean plenty) more. 

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It should also come as no surprise that the former engineer and architect loved art, which he frequently dabbled in, working with different museums such as the Brooklyn Museum, and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago. Abloh also worked with Japanese artist Takashi Murakami.

Oh, and he was also a DJ too. And a pretty darn good one.

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We can’t end this article without some of our favorite Virgil Abloh fashion pieces and moments.

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Long live Virgil Abloh. Rest in Power King. 

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Meet Taylen Biggs: The 8 Year Old Fashionista Dubbed “Mini Wintour”

You may have seen this stylish little princess on the red carpet a few days ago interviewing actress and model Karrueche. You also may have seen her at the launch of Boohoo and Kourtney Kardashian’s new collaboration in celebration of fashion month. Or perhaps you have come across some of her other viral videos and Instagram posts showcasing her already amazing sense of fashion and wondered the same thing we did. Who is this kid, and why does she dress better than what we ever have in our entire adult lives? Her name is Taylen Biggs, and she is a style star, fashion critic, and runway model all at the tender age of nine.

Meet Taylen Biggs
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Hailing from South Florida, Ms. Taylen is already being called the “Mini Wintour,” and for very good reason. Her creative fashion and lifestyle posts and travel check-in have already earned this young fashionista 354,000 followers on Instagram.

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Taylen is also the very first model to be scouted and picked up through social media for the Kardashian’s kid clothing line, another first in her already impressive resume. 

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So what else is there to know about Taylen Biggs? Well, she is one of the most in-demand talents in the fashion and entertainment industry, kind, karing, and konsiderate (all k’s for the Kardashian’s), socially conscious, and possesses the ability to charm every room she walks into.

She has also created her own lane where fashion has no age, exemplified through her journey of building a fashion empire. And as for that incredible resume we mentioned earlier, that includes: brands like Boohoo, Betsy Johnson, Jeremy Scott, Sheri Hill, Disney, MTV, and more.

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There’s plenty more to come from this rising sensation; stay tuned. 

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Reigning Champ and Western Hydrodynamic Research Team Up On “A Repair Project”

Not sure if you heard, but athletic beach style is on the rise as one the current FW22/23 trends, and we have a fun one that’s not only about Western fashion, but surf fashion as well. Check this out. Reigning Champ just dropped a limited edition collab with the cult surf label, Western Hydrodynamic Research. Dubbed “A Repair Project” the collection is made up of slightly damaged Reigning Champ sweats that have been hand-repaired and embellished by the WHR team, to give them a second life.

Since 2007, Reigning Champ has been one of the go-to brands in Vancouver. The brand is based on signature fabrics, emphasizing rugged construction, and unrivaled comfort, making them the perfect partner for Western Hydrodynamic, who has become the standard for premium surf wear and beach products.

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For those curious about the early beginning of this project, which is dubbed “A Repair Project,” this initiative was born out of a shared philosophy that eschews the culture of throwaway-ism. 

Loosely inspired by kintsugi, the Japanese art of mending broken objects, Western Hydrodynamic Research has restored and transformed a small batch of once-flawed sweatshirts into one-of-a-kind pieces — each repaired, embellished and chain-stitched entirely by hand.

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To kick off the program, a limited run of 100 pieces will be made available for purchase. Priced from $250 to $275 USD.

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With Western’s continuous commitment to providing immersive experiences, educational programs, and beach utility products that are functional and durable, and Reigning Champ’s principals of “respecting the details,” this makes the collaboration a fun one, and a must have for anybody that heavily interested in both athletic and swimwear. 

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‘A Repair Project’ by WHR and Reigning Champ launches today — exclusively through reigningchamp.com and whr.institute.

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‘Blonde’: A Look at the Style Behind the Marilyn Monroe Biopic

If you were like us, then one of the first things you did yesterday was log into your Netflix account to watch the movie that has been generating loads of buzz and conversation these past few weeks—Blonde. Starring Ana de Armas and produced by Plan B Entertainment, the film is a look into the life and career of Marilyn Monroe, one of the most impactful figures in entertainment history. 

If you’ve been following our Fashion on Film series (the 1960s edition comes out this Friday), or our previous reviews of the Elvis biopic or The Woman King, then you already know what’s coming next. A look into the style behind Blonde.

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Now if we’re being totally transparent here, this was not an easy movie to watch at all. It was a painful reminder of just how traumatic Marilyn Monroe’s 36 years on this planet was, and how she never seemed to know a moment’s peace. 

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With that being said, if there was any slimmer of positivity in Marilyn’s life, it was that she left a cultural impact that continues to thrive till this day. One of those elements, of course, was her incredible sense of style, which has to be showcased in any story told about her. Here’s a look into the style of Blonde.

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The Beginning
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The first 20 or so minutes of the film are spent on Marilyn’s very difficult childhood in the 1930s, before fast-forwarding to the start of her career in the mid-1940s as a young model. This was before the official start of her “Marilyn Monroe” transformation, so what we see are snapshots of her various photo shoots where she’s a brunette posing in the late 1940s pin-up styles that was still considered “daring” at that time.

However, it doesn’t take very long to get to the start of that “Marilyn” persona. The short blonde hairstyle is introduced, along with her signature red lipstick.

There are some references to different iconic photos that were taken of Marilyn during that time, such as the black turtleneck and plaid pants home photoshoot. Black turtlenecks were a favorite casual go-to for Monroe in real life, which were displayed a couple of times throughout the film.

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We also saw Monroe wear a couple of blazer and skirt combos as well.

Hollywood Rise and Stardom
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As we approached the part of the movie where Marilyn ascended into the realm of Hollywood, there were plenty of references to her dynamic film catalog such as Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (which included her performance of “Diamonds are a Girl’s Best Friend” in that sleeveless pink dress), plenty of gowns, and halter dresses.

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There was also a reference to the white dress Monroe wore for the filming of her 1955 film Seven Year Itch.

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As well as a scene that referenced Marilyn’s performance of the song “I Wanna Be Loved By You.”

Act Three
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The final hour of this film began with the film premiere for Some Like it Hot (1955), which paid homage to the mink coat and shimmery gown Monroe wore that garnered worldwide attention.

Other standout looks included a black sheath dress paired with a pearl necklace and heels, and a white mini-dress that also had a mink covering.

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And if you are looking for some new merchandise to celebrate the film, we have you covered.

Culture Kings, the international streetwear brand that is rapidly firing up here in the US with the opening of its first Las Vegas store in November, is partnering with brand Carré to debut a Marilyn Monroe-focused collection that embraces all of the grace and glamour of the widely beloved star. 

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Going live today, just in time to celebrate the worldwide debut of ‘Blonde’, the collection includes t-shirts, dress shirts, and hoodies that bring accents of old-Hollywood to modern street style. Every piece features captivating shots of the icon during her prime and is perfect for both Marilyn fans and those looking for a piece of classic Hollywood culture to add to their closets. 

The collection is now live here.

All-in-all, while Blonde was a sad look into the life of Marilyn Monroe, it also highlighted her many talents, which included fashion. Make sure you keep up with us for more style content.

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Here are 8 Streetwear Brands In Melbourne To Check Out Now

In case you haven’t heard, the Melbourne Streetwear scene is sizzling. From emerging designers to those that are more established in the streetwear game, Melbourne’s street style is a unique one full of individuality, beauty, and culture. If you’ve been keeping up with our streetwear series, you’ll see that we’ve previously done streetwear pieces for Toronto, London, New York, and Milan.

So now it’s time to tackle one of the liveliest cities on planet Earth. Today we’ll be diving into some of the best Melbourne streetwear brands that should most definitely be on your radar in 2022/2023. Here are some of our favorites.

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1. Kodama

We’ll start with one of the most internationally known and locally respected Melbourne streetwear brands, Kodama. A unisex streetwear brand founded by Japanese-Australian designer Natsuko Kondo, Kodama is made in Melbourne, economic-friendly, and, of course, stylish af. With Japanese themes and classic organic staples, each garment is carefully crafted in Melbourne, and built to last you decades.

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2. First Ever

Sports and streetwear constantly intermix, interweave, entangle, or whatever you want to call it, so why not check out one of Australia’s up and coming sports brands, First Ever? Since launching in 2018, First Ever has risen through the ranks to lead the pack when it comes sports brands down under.

The brand also includes divisions of First Ever Custom and First Ever Teamwear. First Ever is also the mastermind behind all of the NBL (National Basketball League) and Softball Australia’s official costumes.

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3. Pass~Port
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If you are heavily into skate culture, then Pass~Port is right up your alley. Not only do they have skateboards and vintage collectibles, but they also have a wide variety of skate apparel that any skate lover would enjoy. Oh, and did we mention that the designs are sick? Cause the designs are definitely sick.

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4. Undrground Clothing

Premium streetwear with premium quality be it shorts, crewnecks, hoodies, and more. While you can get the ultimate experience of Aussie culture with their physical location, you can also shop their collection online where you are sure to find great pieces and deals. Definitely a brand to continue to keep your eye on as we round out Q4 and approach the start of 2023.

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5. HoMie

A dope brand that is 100 percent committed towards helping the youth and community. HoMie stands for Homelessness of Melbourne, and dedicates themselves to being non-profit that supports young people that are affected by hardship and homelessness. Tops, bottoms, and collaborations are just some of the many things that make up the HoMie brand, and in addition to their stuff being very nice, as we said, it’s for an excellent cause. 

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6. Carhartt WIP

Carhartt WIP is a brand that we have covered quite a bit on our site over the past couple of months, and guess what? They have a Melbourne location that you can check out if you live nearby or are visiting. Pretty neat huh? Apparently the shopping experience is a ten out of ten as well according to those who have been. Unfortunately,

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7. Sure! Store

Who doesn’t love a store that has just about everything, and is located in a beautiful area? Sure! Store gives you the best of both worlds with epic scenery, and whether you are looking for Nike or an emerging brand, Sure! Store is almost certainly sure to have it.

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https://thesurestore.com/
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8. Afends

Apparently Afends is thee streetwear shop to go to in Melbourne. You can’t go to Melbourne without hitting it up for a shopping experience. A recycled brand that specializes in Hemp fashion, Afends is made and produced in Byron Bay Australia, and focuses on sustainable clothing that is cool fashion wise, and cool for the environment.

SHOP NOW AT AFENDS
https://us.afends.com/

Well, we’re thinking that it’s probably time to start planning a trip to Melbourne for a little streetwear shopping adventure. What about you? Make sure you keep up with us for more fashion and apparel content. 

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Midnight Studios x David Bowie Estate Debuts New Capsule This Friday

For decades, David Bowie captivated us with his legendary music and eclectic style, and he continues to do so posthumously. The latest tribute to the icon is one courtesy of the Midnight Art Department and the David Bowie estate. Launching this Friday, September 30th, this new collection is a tribute to the past and a celebration of the future.

Aligning, to a T, with Midnight’s mission to create an intersection of music, art, and fashion, the brand personally worked with the David Bowie estate to develop a collection inclusive of nostalgic iconography and punchy graphics from the rich and celebrated history of Bowie’s career, making this partnership a natural one.

Midnight Studios

This capsule was created as a visual timeline of Bowie’s career hero pieces. Some of the featured staples include the Bowie Printed V-Neck Mohair Sweater ($200), and the Ziggy Knit Balaclava ($80) amongst plenty of other items that range price-wise from $65-$300.

Midnight Studios

There’s also an assortment of t-shirts and hoodies with printed images of David Bowie, a matching Denim set, a pinstriped bomber jacket similar to the ones Bowie donned throughout the course of his career, a couple of tees promoting 1980s rock culture, and plenty more.

Midnight Studios

Here’s a few more of our favorites:

The Stardust Balaclava
Midnight Studios

Which pays tribute to Bowie’s Ziggy Stardust persona.

The Ziggy Sleeveless Tee
Midnight Studio

A really cool tee with Bowie’s face displayed on the front.

Starman Printed Mohair Sweater
Midnight Studio

This is self-explanatory. Look at it!

As we mentioned earlier, the entire Midnight Art Department x David Bowie Estate collection will drop on 9/30 exclusively here with pricing ranging from $65-$300. It’s a must-have for any David Bowie fan, so be sure to visit the link above on Friday to get the latest piece to your Bowie collection. Let’s Dance!

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The 20 Best Cargo Pants For Men Who Need Some Extra Pockets

Cargo pants, cargo pants, cargo pants. Everybody needs them and you can’t live without them. Not to mention, they just make you look…cool. The coolness meter definitely rises a few bars whenever you have them on, and they make for a sharp yet casual look that could even substitute for party attire depending on the occasion. Why exactly do we love our precious cargos so much? We don’t know, but since us cargo lovers tend to make annual fall updates to our collection, it’s about that time of the year again. Below are 20 of the best cargo pants for men to add to their closets for the season ahead.

1. Arc’teryx Eislen Cargo Pants
Arc’teryx

Arc’teryx is a brand with both incredible quality, and an awesome logo to match. Their men’s cargo pants promote a comfortable relaxed fit, while still being uber stylish. Additional features include the pants being water repellant, adjustable cuffs, zipper cargo pockets for light storage, and articulated patterning. A great investment that can last you years.

SHOP NOW AT SSENSE, $300
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2. Arc’teryx Eislen System A Pants
Arc’teryx

There’s also an all-white option as well, which is pretty cool. The similars are pretty similar to the other men’s version we listed with the focus still being a relaxed fit, but more tapered. 

SHOP NOW AT ARC’TERY X, $250
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3. Patagonia Men’s Hemp Cargo Pants
Patagonia

Patagonia has a few cargo pants options to choose from as well. Our favorite is the Men’s Hemp Cargo Pants which are eco-friendly, comfy, and great for the outdoors, which is something Patagonia is known for.

SHOP NOW AT PATAGONIA, $300
https://go.skimresources.com?id=27667X1584577&xs=1&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.patagonia.com%2Fproduct%2Fmens-iron-forge-hemp-canvas-cargo-work-pants-regular%2F190696656107.html
4. Adidas Cargo Pants
adidas

You can always count on adidas to have some good athletic/athleisure selections. Plenty of styles are available, but we went with the classic cargo pants due to their sizing availability. These pants are super versatile as well, so you can definitely wear them to different types of events depending on how they are styled and what you choose to pair them with.

SHOP NOW AT ADIDAS, $65
https://go.skimresources.com?id=27667X1584577&xs=1&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.adidas.com%2Fus%2Fadicolor-essentials-trefoil-cargo-pants%2FHK0185.html
5. Adidas Adicolor Contempo Cargo Pants
adidas

And of course since adidas has plenty of menswear options when it comes to cargo pants as always. We had to also include the Adicolor Contempo Pants due to the fact that they are absolutely sick. A perfect casual tech look.

SHOP NOW AT ADIDAS, $110
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6. Nike ACG Smith Summit Cargo Pants
Nike

Lightweight and durable, the Smith Summit Cargo Pants are another loose comfortable option that can actually be converted into shorts during the summertime, which is quite cool if you ask us.

SHOP NOW AT NIKE, $95
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7. ACRONYM Cargo Pocket Pant
ACRONYM

ACRONYM has been a dominant force in the streetwear scene since 1994 with its commitment to street luxury. The Cargo Pocket Pant is an innovative approach that blends together utility with streetwear appeal, and the result is fire.

SHOP NOW AT ACRONYM, $1,025
https://go.skimresources.com?id=27667X1584577&xs=1&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.endclothing.com%2Fus%2Facronym-cargo-pocket-pant-p10a-e-blk.html
8. ACRONYM Articulated Cargo Trousers
ACRONYM

And if you are looking for something that is a little bit more on the couture side, you could try out the Articulated Cargo Trousers, which have slightly outstretched pockets. A neat look if you ask us.

SHOP NOW AT ACRONYM, $1,093
https://go.skimresources.com?id=27667X1584577&xs=1&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.farfetch.com%2Fshopping%2Fmen%2Facronym-articulated-cargo-pocket-trousers-item-18316631.aspx%3Ffsb%3D1%26size%3D21%26storeid%3D14575%26utm_source%3Dgoogle%26utm_medium%3Dcpc%26utm_keywordid%3D119357837%26utm_shoppingproductid%3D18316631-21%26pid%3Dgoogle_search%26af_channel%3DSearch%26c%3D2069780352%26af_c_id%3D2069780352%26af_siteid%3D%26af_keywords%3Dpla-297186054669%26af_adset_id%3D79320073114%26af_ad_id%3D204345266851%26af_sub1%3D119357837%26af_sub5%3D18316631-21%26is_retargeting%3Dtrue%26shopping%3Dyes%26gclid%3DCj0KCQjwj7CZBhDHARIsAPPWv3d_P6CKoOPAbOgMixujmAfbDVe62AmhXoBx5jktsW5YP9Zt_SxsNrIaAgBPEALw_wcB
9. The North Face Purple Label Cargo Pants
The North Face Purple

Founded in 2003 by Nanamica designer Eiichiro Homma, The North Face Purple Label has been available globally since 2019. You have to do a little bit of searching to find some of their cargo pants options (which could also include secondary purchasing websites), but we were able to find a pair for you guys via our good friends at atmos. The Stretch T-Will Cargo are North Face Purple at its best.

SHOP NOW AT ATMOS, $VARIES
https://go.skimresources.com?id=27667X1584577&xs=1&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.atmos-tokyo.com%2Fitem%2Fthenorthfacepurplelabel%2Fnt5202n-k
10. Salomon Untracked Cargo Pant
Salomon

You better try to get a hold of these quickly because they are selling out super fast. Salomon is a technical brand that has become primarily known for their sneaker selection, but as you can see, they also offer other street and sportswear items.

SHOP NOW AT SALOMON, $200
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11. A-COLD-WALL Cotton Ripstop Cargo Pants
A-COLD-WALL

Founded by Samuel Ross who has one of the most loaded resumes currently in fashion, A-COLD-WALL has plenty of eye-catching products, including the Cotton Ripstop Cargo Pants. A nice unique design, versatile, and comfortable. What more could you ask for?

SHOP NOW AT A-COLD-WALL, $227.99
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12. OUTLIER 320 Cargo Pants
OUTLIER

Outlier is a great adventure brand that strikes a perfect balance between technical and stylish, with durable garments and minimal designs.Handmade in Switzerland, the OUTLIER 320 Cargo Pants are incredibly detailed, breathable, and fashionable. Multiple sizes are available, along with a hard stretch waistband, and gusseted cargo pockets. 

SHOP NOW AT OUTLIER, $198
https://go.skimresources.com?id=27667X1584577&xs=1&url=https%3A%2F%2Foutlier.nyc%2F
13. White Mountaineering Pocket Trousers
White Mountaineering

Talk about a design! White Mountaineering is a brand with a commitment to sustainability, quality, and simplicity. Their Pocket Trousers are a reflection of that with its sleek tapered look and quality. Additional features include button fly fastening, belt loops, high-shine finish, and multiple patch pockets.

SHOP NOW AT WHITE MOUNTAINEERING, $168
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14. Nanamica Cargo Pants
SHOP NOW AT NANAMICA

Nanamica just might have the most cargo pants options out of all the brands on this list. It’s kind of their thing. Blending together techwear and style, Nanamica is highly regarded as one of the best tech brands in the world. Four colorway options are available (beige, navy, khaki, and black), along with a variety of sizes.

SHOP NOW AT NANAMICA, $370
https://go.skimresources.com?id=27667X1584577&xs=1&url=https%3A%2F%2Fus.nanamica.com%2Fproducts%2Fcargo-pants-2
15. Goldwin Cordura Stretch Cargo Pants
Goldwin

Simplistic. Minimalist. Eye-Catching. Those are the qualities that define the Goldwin Cordura, who are one of the best brands out there for techwear. The Stretch Cargo Pants are made with

SHOP NOW AT GOLDWIN, $210
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16. Snowpeak Black Takibi Over Cargo Pants
SSense

For 60 plus years and counting, Snowpeak has been one of the go-to techwear brands for outdoor apparel. Their Black Takibi Over Cargo Pants are a straight-leg design, with a drawstring elasticized waistband, and cuffs to complete the look. A solid luxury option.

SHOP NOW AT SSENSE, $325
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17. Uniqlo Cargo Pants
Uniqlo

Uniqlo offers quality at a super affordable price. We’re just putting the original Cargo Pants on here, but there’s certainly more to check out for sure. They have a decent selection.

SHOP NOW AT UNIQLO
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18. Dickie’s Cargo Pants
Dickies

Dickie’s is another brand that offers cargo pants for both men and women. From loose fit pants, to ones that are more tapered, you can find it all.

SHOP NOW AT DICKIES, $29.99
https://go.skimresources.com?id=27667X1584577&xs=1&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.dickies.com%2Fcargo-pants%2Floose-fit-straight-leg-cargo-pants%2F23214.html
19. Ralph Lauren Slim-Fit Cargo Pants
Ralph Lauren

Ralph Lauren is tried and trusted. Decades worth of trust as a matter of fact. The Slim-Fit Cargo Pants are our personal favorite, but you can also find looser fits, camo options, and more.

SHOP NOW AT RALPH LAUREN, $138
https://go.skimresources.com?id=27667X1584577&xs=1&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ralphlauren.com%2Fmen-clothing-pants%2Fslim-fit-canvas-cargo-pant%2F588756.html
20. Banana Republic Tapered Cargo Pants
Banana Republic

And when all else fails, you can go with Banana Republic who always delivers. 

Are you feeling our cargo pants selections? Make sure you keep up with us for more style content.

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Vans Vault and Palm Angels Team Up on Some Classic Silhouettes

The OG versions of the Vans Old Skool and Sk8-Hi are iconic in their own right, but they also provide an incredible canvas for creative collaboration. Today, Vault by Vans and Palm Angels are joining forces for the first time on a Sk8-Hi VLT LX, a Sk8- Mid VLT LX, and the Old Skool LX. Here’s what you need to know about the Vans Vault x Palm Angels collab.

Vans

With individuality and uniqueness being a key theme of Palm Angels since their inception, along with their personal approach to life, the skateboarding scene has always been a primary reference for the brand. Palm Angels’ roots date back to 2014 with images shot and published by Francesco Ragazzi in 2014, in Venice beach in Los Angeles. 

Ragazzi, who is also the Founder and Creative Director of Palm Angels, had this to say about the brand’s early beginnings and partnership with Vans:

Vans

“Palm Angels started with a photography book and Vans was already there. I took a picture of a guy skating in Venice beach, wearing the most vintage Vans Sk8-Hi I had ever seen and since then, the idea of Palm Angels collaborating with Vans has always been in my mind. It’s now finally reality. With this collection I wanted to recreate exactly that same image: few models with a vintage feeling and a contemporary take.”

Vans

The three-piece collection is curated from meticulously chosen materials that are featured on the Sk8-Hi VLT LX, Sk8- Mid VLT LX, and the Old Skool LX. Each style has been reinterpreted with the Palm Angels codes: red, grey, white and black, with the Palm Angels logo appearing on the side of the shoes, recreating the iconic Vans Sidestripe.

So that you know about this upcoming collaboration, where and when can you expect it?

The Palm Angels x Vans Vault collaboration will launch today, September 27th, exclusively on palmangels.com and in selected Palm Angels store worldwide.

And beginning October 1st, the capsule will be available at select Vault by Vans retailers worldwide.