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.
Shop Bags for Men and Women.
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!
Camp hats! They're a lot like five-panel caps, but usually have a nylon strap in the back and overall less structure — because structure is for the school year and it's summertime, bitches. Really though camp hats, the lighter little brother to baseball caps, are perfect for summer when you need to keep the sun out of your grill but aren't trying to have your head be all sweaty. Plus, we've got them in a bunch of wild patterns, which is great for blending in with the foliage, which is important when trying to stealthily steal beer from unassuming camp dads. —Angelo
Skateboarder Magazine's spring look book "Boys World" features a hot babe (Amanda Mondale) in dude clothes from brands like Vans and Brixton. The editorial is an obvious play at the basest interests of the magazine's hyper-sexualized mostly-young male audience! But like, oof, amiright? No complaints here. —Angelo
I was super bummed when I was ten and my camo bucket hat flew off my head while boating, but I'm even sadder now because that hat was way ahead of the game. Fashion dudez know bucket hats have been coming on strong for the past few seasons on the runway, in lookbooks from steezy Japanese brands, and soon, rested comfortably atop your domepiece. It's finally hot most places (sorry if it's snowy where you are) and we've got your easily-sunburnt ears covered with a selection of bucket hats from legendary brands like Stussy, Penfield and L.A. streetwear mainstay Undefeated. Just be careful on boats. —Angelo
Undefeated Bucket Hat
Perfect for expert level jungle creepin'.
Stussy Camouflage Bucket Hat
Very chill safari life.
Penfield Baker Bucket Hat
#floralife, like grandma's couch but cool and not smelling like Lucky Strikes.
Undefeated U-Man Bucket Hat
It's like the cool bucket hat version of those preppy shorts with embroidered penguins and boats.
Prints are no longer just for your body, pals. This summer, you can wear prints by way of your shoes too. All of the best styles of shoes, flatforms, oxfords, and sneakers come in geo-prints, polka dots, tropical prints, etc etc. Literally so many options for your feet. No excuse for your outfit to be boring ever again! Vans, Converse, and Miista have some of the many brands that have the right idea. Its time to let your feet do the talking. - Maddie
Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Mixed Print High-Top Sneaker
Vans Van Doren Leopard Authentic Sneaker
Study Footwear Polka Dot Drop Sneaker
Dr. Martens Castel 8-Eye Tie-Dye Boot
Deena & Ozzy Triple-Buckle Printed Stud Flatform
Fred Perry Foxx Paisley Sneaker
Shop shoes for girls and guys.
Buster Bluth may not have known much about fashion, but that doesn't mean he wasn't stylish. From his button-down shirts to his wire-rimmed glasses, the man exuded style. Don't believe me? Check it out. —Katie
Get the look:
OBEY Beans Polo Shirt
"In fact, Buster was in Santa Ana, a town six minutes inland from his own, but the combination of losing his glasses and breathing carbon monoxide had impaired Buster's judgment."
Dockers Camo Alpha Khaki
"They're taking me in the army. They didn't think there was enough wrong with me."
Penfield Baker Bucket Hat
"They even touched my Charlie Browns."
Hanging Bike Rack
"Mom told me to stay away from microwaves. And besides, this is gonna be the most bitching fast bike in all of Orange County!"
Dry Erase World Map
"Obviously this blue part here is the land."
F'n Birthday Party Pack
"We have unlimited juice? This party is going to be off the hook!"
Domo Dino Plush Doll
"These are my awards, Mother. From Army."
(Photo credit: Svenja Trierscheid)
Buki Akib is a Lagosian menswear designer, and we recently caught up with her to talk about style in Lagos, her favorite materials to knit, and what she's most excited to see at our Bazaaaar pop-up.
Hi Buki! Can you give our readers a little background on yourself?
I was born in Lagos, Nigeria. I grew up and studied in London. I studied fashion at Central Saint Martins in London, and I am currently living between Lagos and London.
Did you grow up knowing that you wanted to go into fashion design?
No, I always knew I was going to be an artist, which I feel I am. Fashion is just another medium I use to express my art.
How did you get your start as a designer?
I first enrolled in an illustration class at Central Saint Martins and a tutor advised me to try the fashion course, which I did, and it was there that I discovered knitting. It was a love and hate relationship, but I felt very connected to creating a fabric from just a ball of yarn. I was also assistant stylist during my studies at CSM. I really loved working on editorial shoots - they're a great space to be super creative.
What is the fashion like in your hometown of Lagos?
I have always said growing up in the city was an introduction to fashion. Lagosians take pride in what they wear. Our traditional clothes have such history and beauty.
Can you tell us a little bit about the clothing?
The Lagosian attire for Yoruba men (the southern tribe), where I'm from, usually consists of the Buba which is a box shaped shirt made out of cotton that will either hit shy of his hips or hang long to his knees; Sokoto, which are trousers that are usually quiet loose; and Agabada (this is the master piece): It's an oversized, flowing robe with wide arms and beautiful embroidery around the neck and chest area. This goes on top of the Buba shirt. All my collections are always inspired by the these simple silhouettes, textures and colors.
What are some of the techniques you use in your designs?
I work on the knitting machine and hand knit. I love mixing different colors of yarns to create luxurious fabrics. I have a technique where I use a contrasting type of yarn to apply on to the fabric I am knitting on the machine. (You need to really see it!) It's laborious but it looks so beautiful.
Are the patterns you work into your clothing traditional Nigerian prints? What about the materials you use?
Yes, it's called aso-oke. It's a hand-woven fabric that is woven on a small loom. The fabric is made out of cotton, silk and sometimes lurex.
Do you work closely with people in Nigeria to create your fabrics and clothing?
I work very closely with really talented weavers in Lagos. We try to develop and recreate this ancient technique.
What are some of your favorite materials to work with?
I love working with all materials, from tassels to waxed cords to lurex yarns. Give me anything and I will knit it.
What's been the most unique material you've knitted something out of?
For my AFEFE collection I knitted a wire shirt and mixed it with different color cotton yarns. It looks magnetic in the light.
BUKI AKIB AFEFE Teaser 2013 from BUKI AKIB on Vimeo.
Your clothing has been featured in numerous fashion shoots. Have you gotten to travel anywhere out of the ordinary because of that?
Last year I was part of an exhibition in Frankfurt and had a chance to drive down to Baden-Baden (south of Germany). The scenery there was just breathtaking.
What was it like there?
Baden-Baden scenery is beautiful because it's located in the northern foothills of the Black Forest so all you see is hills upon hills. We had driven onto this residential area upon a hill (we were lost) and that's where I saw the view. Very peaceful to look at, especially when you have a busy mind.
What's one thing you want people to think when they see your line?
What are you excited to see with the pop-up?
Unfortunately I can't be physically there, but just seeing all the artists' work is exciting. Of course the big treats are Theophilus London and Jagari Chanda.
Maybe it's the music—the jazz AND the Freebird—or maybe it's just my fascination with legendary pro skaters, but Patrick Pearse's new video for Desillusion Magazine just makes Steve Olson look SO COOL. He's one of those old school, badass dudes, who lives in Cali, drives a motorcycle and spends his days sitting by the pool (empty ones, duh) not giving a single fuck.
This past weekend, Urban Outfitters took over The Saguaro (1800 East Canyon Drive, Palm Springs) with Hello Stranger and OM Records to present the Love Me Pop-up shop featuring our exclusive collaboration with Curtis Kulig! We started Coachella's 2nd #festbest weekend off right with a pool party. From noon until 6pm, our DJ sets and live performances echoed across Palm Springs with music by Warpaint, Wynn from Twin Shadow, Turbotito, Data Romance and Oh Boy Les Mecs. In attendance was Mr. Kulig himself, pictured above with his new friend who probably got the most love out of everyone at the event. Just be careful Curtis—sometimes love bites! Special thanks to Friends & Family and Juke Magazine.