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We can't help but be charmed by Ali Michael and Marcel Castenmiller, modeling veterans and real-life couple who are way more than just blank slates for someone else's vision. Between Marcel's analog photography, Ali's catalogue of amazingly bizarre images and videos, and the hilarious, candid, and weird snippets of their lives they share on each of their huge social media followings, Ali and Marcel have created a new digital dialogue about themselves that makes us all want to hang out with them. And after spending the day with the pair on set of UO's new "Moving In" video, it's easy to see why.
Behind the scenes, we talked with Ali and Marcel about digital self-awareness, how they met, and some things they will never take seriously.
Photography by Bobby Whigham
Let's talk about the Internet: These are a bunch of obvious statements, but you both share a lot on Instagram and Twitter, and have big followings, but also share a very openly candid, transparent, and un-glamorized version of yourselves. Has this been a choice?
Ali: My relationship with the Internet and especially Instagram has been really interesting. I think typically as a model you are not seen as an individual. You are seen as a blank slate for someone else's vision. So even though you are visible in ads or magazines or whatever you are not portraying yourself so people don't get a sense of who you are.
And it's been cool because Instagram and social media has been a way for both of us to present a more accessible portrayal of ourselves as opposed to going through some third party. I don't like feeling like I can't be myself.
Do you ever think about people not responding to it?
Ali: I'm sure that some people aren't into it. That's fine though, because some people are into it and that's enough.
Marcel: I agree. I haven't changed the way I do it when I started and when no one was looking. At first I thought,'Do I want all these people to see my real life?' But then I realized, yeah of course I do. It's like when you think about actors and how you can relate them to certain roles because they are able to talk about them. Like when Bill Murray says, 'I'm playing this role and here's how it was like me and here's how it wasn't.' Whereas with modeling you want to be like, 'Hey actually I'm not that guy — I'm this guy' but that typically never happens.
Ali: It's just nice to have control of your image. The Internet has provided a voice that we wouldn't otherwise have had.
And it comes down to you both having a self-awareness of the fact that people are forming opinions about the people they follow and especially ones they don't know.
Ali: Completely. And it's also cool because everything is so accessible. I know I've found people or things I wouldn't ever have found otherwise but you see them everyday. They are right in front of you.
Do any specific stories come to mind?
Marcel: Well, we met on Instagram.
Ali: Ok, only kind of! I had an Instagram crush on him.
Whoa. This is modern romance.
Ali: Yes, well so I had a fake account, the name of which I cannot reveal. My friend and I had started this fake account so we could secretly follow people, or people where it would be creepy if they knew we were following them.
Marcel: I don’t understand that.
Ali: You should!
Marcel: I feel like everyone should know when you follow them.
Ali: What! I definitely don't. Anyway, I was just being a creepy stalker and following him and had a crush on him.
Marcel: And I asked my friend, who posted a picture of Ali, ‘Who's this girl, what's she all about?'
Ali: This is such a dumb story.
Marcel: No it's not! It was great because we didn't have any expectations.
Ali: So then there was this event at the Bowery and my friend invited me and I went because I heard his friend — and probably he — was going to be there. So of course I went.
Marcel: And I bought tickets because I thought she would be there.
YOU GUYS! This is real blog fodder right here. It’s great you’ve been able to work together so much.
Marcel: We didn't see that happening.
Ali: No, not at all! But it's been so cool. We've done some awesome stuff together and, with working together, it’s like: we want to hang out anyway.
Ali, you are from Texas and Marcel you are from Toronto. Now you are in New York. Do you think you will stay there?
Marcel: We talk about LA and we talk about Tokyo all the time. But maybe they are pipe dreams.
Ali: I lived in LA for a year and afterward was antsy to get back to New York. I have a love - hate relationship with New York, because I grew up in Texas riding horses every day in a field…I love that kind of environment so it feels exhausting to not have nature around. At the same time, the moment I leave I want to go back immediately. I don't know, sometimes I feel like I want to get out.
Here are some more quick-fire questions for you:
What do you take seriously?
Ali: Being responsible
Marcel: Airport Security
What will you never take seriously?
Marcel: Gummy bears
Please share some items in a recent Notes App draft
Ali: One note of dreams I have starts out with:
cross your arms
"Are you a human being?"
nails outside glitter
Marcel: In my notes app: "I'm on a trip and Matt is singing a song for some of us on his road trip. He starts joking about the dead body downstairs. Somehow it appears in the room from where it was. He has to carry it back downstairs."
Offer three pieces of advice to your younger self.
1. Not everyone is going to like you and that's fine.
2. Feeling uncomfortable is often a good thing that you'll appreciate later.
3. Mom is probably right.
1. Manage your sweet tooth.
2. Swim once a day.
3. Get a cat.
Walk us through a typical day for you — what's your routine like at home?
Ali: I typically don't stay out late because I like to work out in the morning- it makes me feel like it's out of the way early. After that my schedule is kind of up in the air. As a model you're always kind of on-call for castings so sometimes those come up. Other than that I don't have too many rituals and just go wherever I find something I want or need to do.
Marcel: I usually will spend the night before at Ali's then bike home in the morning. I'll feed the cats and do some work on the computer. Otherwise, I will go out for a walk and take some photographs.
What is something you are good at?
Ali: Watching and listening
Marcel: I'd like to think I'm good at directions.
What is something you are bad at?
Ali: Being organized
Marcel: I get stage fright very easily so anything with a crowd makes me nervous.
Please recommend something...
To wear —
Marcel: a long black coat
To read —
Ali: Anything you can hold in your hands
Marcel: Ender's Game
To watch —
Ali: VICE on HBO, Bruce Jenner's ponytail on "Keeping Up with the Kardashians"
Marcel: "Possession" by Andrzej Żuławski
To hear —
Ali: The Spotify radio station for "Everything You Want" by Vertical Horizon
Marcel: Philip Glass
To drink —
Ali: Matcha or black coffee
Marcel: Sake masu
To eat —
Ali: Yosenabe at Inaka in Los Angeles or a peanut butter and jelly sandwich
Marcel: A tuna sandwich.
Ali, please tell us some things we don't know about Marcel.
Ali: He is incredibly considerate and has a perspective unlike anyone else I've ever met and also has a pair of toe socks that he likes to wear sometimes and looks way better in my clothes than I do.
Marcel, please tell us something we do not know about Ali.
Marcel: Ali admires her own bruises.
We're excited to debut a cool new shoe collaboration from Reebok and Garbstore this week that (literally) turns old-school Reeboks inside-out. The shoes in the collab take the idea of using the materials that are traditionally on the inside of classic sneakers and instead putting them front and center. We're well-versed in Reebok but wanted to dig up a bit more on Garbstore, the awesome British line they partnered with on this.
For nearly 100 years, Champion has been leading the pack when it comes to comfortable, sportswear basics. The brand's influences run deep, and they even invented certain styles that are now ubiquitous in American sportswear; for example, hoodies and mesh uniforms were both born at Champion, which is a pretty incredible feat when considering what staples they've become in the American wardrobe.
Recently, the brand has been finding a following with the younger, more fashionable crowd by blending its classic basics with the more innovative designs of current streetwear labels. In the past year alone, Champion has seen collaborations with Stussy, Supreme and Herschel, just to name a few. Continuing to build its portfolio and reach, Champion's most recent collaboration with Urban Outfitters draws inspiration from archival Champion silhouettes and filters them through a modern lens (think "updated '80s"). The collection highlights classics from the late '70s and early '80s, as seen in the pictured vintage ads, and consists of fleece joggers, a Champion logo hoodie, and a transitional weight letterman jacket in a fabric mix of fleece and wool blend. The Champion x UO collection will be available in stores and online.
Determined to make every design count, ourCaste is setting out to change the way everyone sees menswear. Creating a brand identity that perfectly blends the laid-back California lifestyle with the more rugged design aspects of a sportswear brand, ourCaste creates clothing that makes the wearer's "life easier," no matter how that may be. We spoke to Michael Quinones, one of the co-founders of the company, to learn a little bit more about their California lifestyle.
Tell us a little bit about yourselves and how ourCaste was formed.
ourCaste is a constantly developing idea to create a brand identity and menswear collection around the lifestyle we grew up with. The core group have all been close friends for just about a decade now. At its purest form, ourCaste is a brand built of the sub-cultures and lifestyles that we grew up with. Whether it be pushing down the sidewalks and asphalt, strapping the car with more boards than it can hold to go surf some crap waves, or hopping on the bike and smashing up PCH just to get our knees in the breeze, all these things are pinnacle in developing what we’d represent at ourCaste. As we’ve gotten older, there have been new passions introduced to our lives. An obsession for design and typography, the drive to push ourselves athletically any way we can, and the desire to go farther down the trail than those before us have become extensions of those pillars we grew up with. The lifestyle portrayed is our daily interaction with the world around us, and the product developed is the uniform used to be prepared for whatever it is that we are doing.
How would you describe the brand’s aesthetic?
We’ve always had a desire for clean and timeless silhouettes with wearable patterns and functional details in product. We follow “function over form” wherever we can, and we like meshing functional fabrications and details with more contemporary styling. The dichotomy of something that looks great and performs in harsh conditions is epic. Typography, notably the French and Swiss in the '60s, is the cornerstone for everything we do graphically. The spacial relations between letters and numbers are always interesting and helps to perfect the ability to see clean lines in everything else. We spend a lot of time prepping and developing our print assets to really represent the brand aesthetic correctly every day. Photographically, we lean on a slew of friends to provide great imagery. Guys like Brooks Sterling, Drew Martin, and Mark Underwood are constantly pushing themselves in whatever conditions present themselves to provide epic content.
What makes you guys different from other surf/skate brands out there?
I think we are at a time, both age and experience-wise, where we have a life lived in the late '80s and early '90s with the strong presence of surf and skate, but we were young enough through the 2000s to really have a refined take on product and aesthetics that the era brought. It’s the harmonious balance of these two that separates us mentally. Product and ability-wise, we’ve made the decision to design with a purpose. It’s easy to develop a bunch of wovens just for the sake of needing to sell them, but we try to develop those pieces to make whoever decides to buy them’s life easier. Whether it’s by using moisture-wicking Storm Cotton or adding armpit vents and eyelets, we try to keep a purpose to the product. I think that makes a big difference.
What are some fashion/culture trends happening in the surf world that you love?
I love that surf is going small again. What I mean is that there is a massive influx of young brands that are shaking the trees. For the past decade, it’s been the big guys that control the world. We will always have a massive respect for the giants that paved the way and created an industry for us, but it’s nice to see fresh blood, fresh product, and fresh ideas on the floor. I also really like that product is getting smarter. Like we’ve been developing for over a year, and we're starting to see a lot of new brands (and old brands) adapting to this idea that we’ve been doing of hybridizing the “tech / athletic” categories with surf / skate / contemporary.
We see that your office HQ is right across from the ocean. Is everyone always running out to surf?
If there is swell or warm weather you can guarantee it! A large reason we choose the space is for its location (obviously). We weren’t going to be able to afford a really big or new space up the hill with the rest of the industry, so we said why not be the first one to open shop down the hill in Newport? It’s been great. We get a lot of friends stopping in and it’s just a ripping environment to be in day after day…plus, the surf is consistent!
What are you guys currently really into (movies/music/clothes/etc.)?
Our office seems quite confused musically. We’ve been full bore on Johnny Cash, Marty Robbins, El Michels Affair, and the older Horrors albums this week. Every now and then you’ll hear Maya Jane Cole or Odessa find its way in. Wu Tang is always in weekly rotation. ASAP, Trap Lord, Flatbush…lastly, our friends at Youth Machine have been pushing Cashmere Cat hard and it’s growing on us. Clothes-wise…a little looser everything. I think that just comes with wanting a little function out of life. A tech shell with some chinos or black denim is always a good look. Some of us in the office run all that with some Nike Frees, while others still prefer to wear our friend's boot brand, Broken Homme. Just all depends! We mix and match a lot. It’s a genre blurring environment, which we dig.
What are some of your favorite spots to hit up in Newport?
Ooooooo, I’m gonna get crucified for bringing the underground above on this first one, but I couldn’t care less. The morning banger is AL CAP! Almost every morning someone in the office is at Al Cap for an Almond Power, bagel special, or Acai bowl and some coffee. Lunch is spread amongst a ton of spots. Trader Joe’s is a good call, so is Mother’s. There was a pretty bangin’ BBQ spot on 17th but it went out of business. Malarky’s has a good burger, too. Bear Flag is pricey, but always worth it. For nighttime stuff, I guess the Goose is back on the deck of fun stuff, and so is Mesa. Pitfire has a “speak-easy” if you can imagine that, but they actually make super good drinks there.
What’s next for ourCaste?
Head down and keep plowing. We got a ton of work to do…ain’t no time for slowing down anywhere in the near future.
Looking for the next great streetwear brand to flesh out your Fall wardrobe? Look no further than California-based brand Publish. Started in 2010, Publish focuses on creating refined, wearble streetwear for men. Michael Hyunh, the brand's founder, wanted to make a line that was "casual, with an air of sophistication," but soon discovered that people didn't fully understand the concept of his brand. Customers were thrown off by the joggers he was producing in sleek, utilitarian fabric, far different from the cotton joggers everyone was familiar with at the time.
By pairing his elasticized dress pants with classic sneakers that his customers were able to put into context, Hyunh painted a picture of the aesthetic he had in his mind, and helped people realize that the dressier pants were, in fact, just as accessible as the standard cotton joggers they were used to. Hyunh feels that his clothing is still extremely accessible for any man out there, and we can't say that we disagree. See below for our favorite shots from our Publish lookbook shoot.
Focused Space, a San Diego-based accessories brand, focuses on providing good-lookin' yet functional backpacks and other goodies to help organize your chaotic, electronics-filled life. We spoke to founder Bryan Grismer to find out a little bit more about how the brand got started and what his favorite and most-used Focused Space products are.
What makes your brand different from other accessory companies?
Focused Space is an exploration into the fine products of efficiency. We create a fashionable look with functional compartments to store your laptop, iPad, iPhone and electronic accessories.
What are your goals with each bag you design/make?
The goal with each design is to elevate the travel experience and how we transport and organize our technology.
Which bag of yours is the most popular?
Each style serves a different purpose depending on the length of commute. The Curriculum and The FS Commander are very popular. The brand's heritage was developed around the Silo collection, which was made of a reinterpreted woven upholstery elk fabric and fashioned to resemble a livestock feed bag. The Silo reveals unexpected constructions that stand as a salutation to America’s pastoral traditions. The Silo backpack is also the favorite backpack style of Brandon Flowers, frontman of The Killers!
Which bag is your personal favorite? What kinds of things do you find yourself putting in there daily?
The Framework convertible backpack is a personal favorite of mine. I wanted to incorporate the timeless aesthetics and convenience of a fan-opening frame combined with a multipurpose shape that solved fast pace street travel. The straps can be tucked away to carry like a tote or attached to carry like a backpack. The bag has several organizational compartments to house everything needed in a daily commute.
Can you tell us a little bit more about the sound stage you guys have set up in your home office? How did that come about?
Although our brand emphasis is focused on travel efficiency, our family grew up playing music and rehearsing in our surf/skate shop in Southern California. We wanted to create a sound stage for bands to come in and express themselves.
What kind of bands have performed there? Do you record the performances?
Up and coming indie rock, underground hip-hop and EDM type performers.
The latest collection from Manchester's Native Youth is here, and just in time for summer. Founded in 2012 with a focus on modern menswear, the brand continues to expand on that brand ethos to this day. Striped tanks paired with breezy button-downs and washed denim shorts ensure that the collection will be easy to wear in the warmer months (and keep everyone out of the tragic fashion rut that's so easy to fall into when the weather is boiling hot), but will also transition well into fall. Check out some of our favorite lookbook shots below.
What's it like running a fashion label with your BFF for ten years? We spoke with Leith Testoni and Jonathon Yeo, founders of menswear brand Zanerobe, to find out.
Interview by Katie Gregory
Tell us a little bit about yourselves.
Jonathon: Born in New Zealand, reside in Sydney, turning 40 this year, love the challenges of running an international brand, and hugely proud of our ZANEROBE team and design direction. I’m in my dream job and addicted to staying fit. My guilty pleasure is drinking Jamesons after a big ski day.
Leith: ZANEROBE has been around for almost 12 years now. It started from a general lack of interest in the menswear market and quest to do something different. Lots of people, particularly in the US, believe that we have only been around for a few years but this is more due to the recent popularity of the jogger silhouette. Our mantra still holds true and we are trying to do things new and interesting in the menswear market. We are very much entrenched in the Australia/New Zealand street surf scene, which drives many global trends.
How did you form ZANEROBE?
J: Very casually – I was having a beer with my old mate Leith Testoni (aka The Big Bear) and we decided to start a small project on the side of our "real" corporate jobs. Leith always had a very savvy eye for fashion so I exploited his mad skills and put him to work.
How has your personal and/or brand aesthetic changed over time?
J: We’re a trend-based brand so what we designed 10 years ago is completely different to what we’re producing now. ZANEROBE started as an Australian-based premium sport offering and we’re now a significant contributor to contemporary men’s fashion globally. We're immensely proud of the brand’s development progression.
L: Like any brand, it matures with age. We are more focused with subtle detailing and fabrications than overt and obvious garments to gain attention. This comes with time and confidence. We have reduced the reliance on bold prints and look more to exciting fabrication developments, trims and denim washes.
You guys have been working together for ten years. Is it hard balancing a friendship and a business?
J: Not if you don’t sweat the small stuff and have incredible mind-control abilities. We’re extremely fortunate to have a friendship and common interests outside of business hours.
L: We are very different people and the balance works well. We both don’t come from fashion backgrounds and we approach everything logically and without ego.
Is there a particular piece from your line that you’re super excited about?
J: I love it all but I’m gravitating to all the clean, monochromatic styles currently: classic white button-down, solid black elongated tee, Dynamo jogger-chino with knit cuff.
L: I'm excited about every piece in our collection, that’s why we do it. I still get a thrill when new samples arrive and I get to talk it through with our sales guys. It's great when you finish a showing and people are speechless – it’s a nice feeling.
Who are some of your fashion icons?
J: Leith Testoni, Tom Ford. In that order.
L: I don’t really have any to be honest, so I'm not going to make any up. I get inspired by regular people putting together great looks no matter who they are. I'll often say "great look" to people I don’t know on the street.
What have you been wearing a lot of lately?
J: Dog hair. I have a five-month-old puppy, a White Swiss Shepherd, so all my clothes are covered in white puppy hair. My wardrobe will dramatically change to a colour palette of white, off-white, bone, cream, beige and taupe.
L: Grey Marle and denim. I like the simplicity and feel of grey marles and how they look against denims, particularly washed and blown-out denims, whether they be cuffed or uncuffed.
Although it's not summer down under, what are some of your favorite things to do/places to go in the summer?
J: Manly Beach for a cheeky run/swim combo. Chill on the beach for the rest of the day and hit Papi Chulo’s for dinner.
L: You can't really beat Australia in Summer. We have Christmas during summer and we usually head down the south coast of New South Wales during this time to a small beach house one of my friends own. We get back to basic living: surfing, paddleboarding, fishing, spear fishing, prawning, cooking on open fires. I find it’s the best way to unwind.
Favorite songs to blast in the summer?
J: This mix is on repeat.
What trend do you love for summer? Hate?
J: Can’t go past a fresh light-weight-cotton "white" longer-length tee. I’m done with any look that includes Havaianas.
L: I'm really enjoying the elongated and boxier silhouettes, particularly in shorting. It's such a convergence of form, function and fashion and makes sense in summer. I like it when they collide.
How do you feel about socks and sandals?
J: If it was the name of a rad pop-up store selling ETQ black mid-tops, I’d rather enjoy it.
What’s one thing you’re looking forward to?
J: Always "next season's collection" dropping into stores.
L: I'm looking forward to brands giving up on claiming ownership of the jogger silhouette. I find it really quite humorous. Although the European and then later the Australian and New Zealand fashion community played an instrumental role in its development and evolution, I would never be so ignorant or arrogant to claim to have invented it. The “Jogger’ has been around in various forms for over three decades. Long before all the brands that are claiming to have invented them. Fashion is an evolution and a re-evolution and reinterpretation. I'm looking forward to what's next and playing a role in that evolution.
Share one cool thing you’ve seen on the internet recently.
J: I was recently overseas and Skype’d with my puppy back in Sydney. It was a quick conversation but she assured me everything was fine – "You two kids should go and enjoy yourselves." I also like this. And this is an all-time favourite.
L: I'm still pretty astounded by google image search. It's great that you can find the origin of an image when it could have been blogged so many times.
Breaking Bad is back and it's better than ever! (If you want to talk about that ending last night, email me. I'm mostly not kidding.) Except now we can't stream the entire season on Netflix in one afternoon. How are we supposed to wait a week between shows?! What is this, the Stone Age? While we're all waiting for the new episodes to air, and since we have nothing else to do, like jobs, let's channel Walter White's iconic fashion sense. Maybe it'll help us feel closer to the characters. Plus, he's such a fashionista. —Katie
Live, love, laugh.
Get the look:
Hawkings McGill Pinpoint Oxford Button-Down Shirt
Remember, you're an ex-high school teacher, so you want to retain some of that casual cool style. You should probably only ever wear button-downs. It'll make people really confused when you turn out to be a badass drug lord.
Levi's 508 Two-Tone Cougar Pant
Always gotta keep a casual chino khaki. Nothin' too fancy for this meth maker.
Hidden Marble Square Sunglasses
When Jesse is like "MAGNETS? HOW ABOUT MAGNETS? IS ANYBODY LISTENING TO ME?" just pop on these sunglasses while walking away and sighing so everyone knows how over it you are.
Brixton Bison Wide Brim Fedora
When people are like, "Hi, Walter!" you pull out this hat and slap it on your head real quick so they know that they're dealing with Heisenberg, the lean, mean killin' machine and not Walt "I Sold My Company Shares For $5,000 And Now They're Worth 4 Billion, Let's All Cry For Me" White.
Deena & Ozzy Medium Army Duffle Bag
You need a sturdy bag to carry around stacks of cash and stacks of meth. Jesse Pinkman will also need one. Order two.
The Men's Soap Shop Double-Edge Razor
Hair is so passé. Shave it off. Shave it all off.
Our newest men's trend draws inspiration from hippies the world over and combines surplus fabrics with fun neons and geometric shapes. It's totally going to be all you want to wear for fall. Here are some of our favorite outfit shots below, and some pieces to get you started with this trend.
Get the look:
Koto Jacquard Pocket Tee
All-Son Canvas Rucksack
Koto Embroidered Jogger Pant
Charles & 1/2 Camo Jacket
Canvas Duffle Backpack
Koto Cross-Stitch Denim Button-Down
Rosin Foulard 5-Panel Hat
Deter Printed Pullover Sweatshirt
Character Hero Joe Sweater
This week we took a trip over to the Cherry Hill, NJ store to find our Look Of The Week!
Introduce yourself! What's your title here at the store?
My name's Brian Seidman and I'm a sales associate here at the Cherry Hill store.
What are you wearing today?
A button-down short sleeve shirt and cut-offs. I think I might have gotten them at Pac-Sun? They were pants and I cut them into shorts. Because I needed shorts.
Cool. Do you live around here?
I live in Marlton. It's pretty close to here, like 10-15 minutes.
What's your favorite thing to do there?
In Marlton? There's nothing to really do in Marlton. I usually just hang out with friends there and play guitar. There is really not much to do there. [Laughs.]
Do you like to go into Philly a lot?
For concerts, yeah. Some of my favorite bands are Say Anything, The Front Bottoms, Wavves... those are probably the top ones.
Where can we find you online?
I have an Instagram! I'm not very active on it, but I have one. It's just my name, @brianseidman.
Awesome. Thanks Brian!
This past Wednesday, Comedy Central was back at the Summer Stage in Central Park, with their 'Stars Under the Stars' show hosted by Gabriel Iglesias. The night included live stand-up acts by comedians Dan Soder, Adam DeVine, John Mulaney, Jeff Ross and Amy Schumer, as well as my personal favorite part of the night: a surprise five minute long torrential downpour right before the gates opened.
Travel bags are obviously a necessity for every trip, and maybe it's time for a new one! Like me, you probably have a boring, black rolling suitcase or duffle bag that you've had in your family for far too long! This is a sign that you are on the hunt for a brand new fancy travel bag to pack your things in when you go on adventures this summer. UO has duffles, backpacks, and tote bags galore. —Maddie
Deena & Ozzy Medium Army Duffle Bag
This bag is perfect because it looks like it'll fit just about everything. Also, you can clearly carry it easily.
Herschel Supply Co. Novel Weekender Bag
Digging this classy leather trimmed take on the duffle.
Carrot Map Backpack
If you're not in the market for a duffle or tote, go for this world traveling inclined backpack. That map print is too cute.
All-Son Canvas Rucksack
So many compartments for all of the things. ALL of them!
LIEBESKIND Berlin Stella Tote Bag
This tote will be prime for airplane travel; slide all of your things right in and under your seat.
Filson Red Label Tote Bag
Tote bags aren't just for the ladies, guys. You can throw everything you couldn't fit in your duffle bag into this sleek and minimal black tote.
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This past week (June 13-20) was Brooklyn, NY's Northside Festival, featuring over 50 films and 350 bands performing at venues, warehouses, rooftops and parks all over the borough. With so many places to go and new bands to check out, we teamed up with the @uonewyork crew to cover as much music as our feet could drag us to. Together, we saw so many amazing bands, artists, and outfits that we felt the need to share our experience with you. So, here we go!