Friday, September 16, 2016




Nike SB Is Dropping Red Velvet High-Top Dunks
Nike SB Is Dropping Red Velvet High-Top Dunks
Nike SB Resurrects the "Sea Crystal" Dunk
Nike SB Resurrects the "Sea Crystal" Dunk
The Air Jordan 1 "Shattered Backboard 2.0" Is Expected to Drop Soon
The Air Jordan 1 "Shattered Backboard 2.0" Is Expected to Drop Soon
"Anti-Gravity Machines" Branding Comes to the Air Jordan 1
"Anti-Gravity Machines" Branding Comes to the Air Jordan 1
Nike Gives the Air Force 1 Low a "Chicago" Colorway
Nike Gives the Air Force 1 Low a "Chicago" Colorway

PHOTOS BY VAN STYLES :: Endless Summer :: Swimming with Savannah K. VISUALAPPAREL.COM

With the final days of Summer upon us I think it is important to carry on an endless summer mentality. If that means good vibes and fun days to carry on in your head then do so. Even if it is the middle of say November.
That was the feeling I had when photographing Savannah K. last week. With the weather in Los Angeles still feeling like the middle of July rather than the middle of September we decided to utilize the pool of the location I had rented for our shoot.It was just fun photographing her swimming around and trying to figure out what to shoot. So soak in the images below and remember just because Summer is over in the seasonal sense doesn't mean you can't keep it in mind.

Joey Bada$$ Reigns in the Kith x A Bathing Ape Collaboration Collection KITH Shall Never Kill KITH.

Ronnie Fieg Bape Lookbook                                  

  • Christopher Raeburn Joins Forces With Disney to Release Limited Edition Bags Reimagining Mickey and Minnie Mouse. / Hodinkee Puts Chanel's Sleek Men's Watch in Focus The Monsieur de Chanel is put through its paces.

    Christopher Raeburn  Disney Mickey Minnie Mouse Bags
    Christopher Raeburn  Disney Mickey Minnie Mouse Bags
    Christopher Raeburn  Disney Mickey Minnie Mouse Bags
    Christopher Raeburn worked closely with the Walt Disney Company to produce an exclusive, unisex series of Mickey and Minnie Mouse bags. Sticking with the brand’s philosophy in creating sustainable goods, each bag is made up of organic nappa leather while its packaging is completely devoid of unnecessary materials. The multi-functional bags also feature a zipped compartment on the back portion and an adjustable strap.
    “To work with the Walt Disney Company is not only a huge honour, it’s thrilling to create something that really represents exactly what we’re about as a brand.” said Christopher Raeburn to Fucking Young. “Collaboration, playfulness and innovative design are in our DNA, and this project has all these elements.”
    The bags are expected to release this September 16 in Selfridges and The Conran Shop in London, England.
    Hodinkee Puts Chanel's Sleek Men's Watch in Focus
    Chanel Monsieur De Chanel Baselworld Timepiece Watch
    Chanel Monsieur De Chanel Baselworld Timepiece Watch
    Back at Baselworld in March, Chanel created a stir by launching its Monsieur de Chanel timepiece – a sophisticated watch that targeted a male consumer. With a wealth of experience in women’s watches, it was an unusual step but six months on, Hodinkee has put the Monsieur through its paces and found its appeal to be lasting.
    In a detailed analysis, Hodinkee praises its sleek 40mm x 10mm dimensions and an aesthetic that features what it describes as “a compelling balance and sense of geometric rigor that’s classical and contemporary.” Featuring a jumping hour display and a three-day power reserve, the Monsieur’s Caliber 1 movement – constructed in house – is also worth shouting about. The article then makes the point that gender means little when it comes to watchmaking – quality is far more important.
    Monsieur de Chanel is a limited edition of 300 pieces, 150 in both white gold and beige gold, at $36,000 and $34,500 respectively. More information can be found at

    adidas Originals to Release Five New Pairs of Pharrell's "Human Race" NMD While possessing five different “Human Race” insignias. / Eric Emanuel Drops a Collection of New Era Fitteds With Waxed Canvas A subtle and welcomed upgrade to our favorite hat.

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    adidas Originals "Human Race" NMD Green
    adidas Originals "Human Race" NMD Red
    adidas Originals is back again with not one, but five new takes on the highly-favored “Human Race” NMD silhouette conjured by Pharrell Williams. The Three Stripes is offering the pair in kelly green, deep maize, crimson red, light blue and matte black. Each shoe boasts a black supportive cage, a white BOOST midsole unit and a mesh upper alongside varying insignias of Williams’ “Human Race.” The acclaimed musician recently previewed his sky blue iteration during Kanye West’s Yeezy Season 4 runway show in New York City.
    There is no word yet on an official release date, but expect all five pairs to hit store shelves soon.
    Eric Emanuel New Era Hats Waxed Canvas caps baseball Yankees Astros Athletics Red Sox White Sox Dodgers Indians Pirates Braves
    To complement his popular line of lux basketball shorts, Eric Emanuel pairs up with New Era to release a collection of caps. Using the official MLB silhouette, the 59FIFTY fitted hat, the New York-based designer opts for a waxed canvas construction rather than the traditional wool. His reasoning: “To me, the perfect hat is the one you’ve already broken in. Waxed canvas allows the hat to age better, as well as hold a better shape.” On top of its durable makeover, each cap features a retro green underbrim and the double “E” insignia on the side. Releasing at New Era’s SoHo this Friday, September 16 at 11 a.m. EST and online the same day at 12 a.m. EST, your team choices include Yankees, Astros, Athletics, Red Sox, White Sox, Dodgers, Indians, Pirates and Braves, all in their signature colorways.

    Thursday, September 15, 2016


    adidas Is Dropping the Yeezy 350 Cleat

    adidas Yeezy Boost 350 Cleat September 15 Release Date
    Yesterday adidas said the Yeezy Boost cleats were coming soon and the Three Stripes is making good on its word: after debuting on the feet of Houston Texans receiver DeAndre Hopkins this past weekend, the cleated version of the Yeezy Boost 350 is officially releasing to the public this Thursday, September 15, according to adi’s official Twitter account.
    While there’s no word yet on the corresponding 750 (which Von Miller revealed ahead of last week’s Thursday night victory over the Panthers), the fact that adidas officially took the wraps off of the shoe means it’s likely coming sooner rather than later.
    As for the 350, release details outside of the date itself remain unknown, but the cleats are expected to retail for $250 USD and drop exclusively in the United States at

    The NFL Bans Kanye West's Yeezy Cleats

    DeAndre Hopkins was fined $6,000 USD for wearing them on the field.

    Kanye West and adidas recently released a “Turtle Dove” Yeezy 350 and 750 in cleat form. The shoes were first debuted by DeAndre Hopkins, but it looks as if the NFL has banned wearing the shoe on the field. The league has also fined Hopkins $6,000 USD for rocking them because they don’t abide by the NFL’s uniform policy that cleats have to have a solid base color. Hopkins told ESPN that he will refrain from wearing the Yeezy cleats in the future, unless “Kanye wants to pay the fine.”

    6 of the Most Unique Strip Clubs in America, BY HIGHSNOBIETY

    On his 1999 album, Bigger & Blacker, comedian Chris Rock immortalized strip club rules and regulations with “No Sex (In the Champagne Room)” which was a comedic – albeit true – confessional about how one should act inside a place where sexuality, booze and money all converge and the lines often become blurred between want and need.
    While other sexually-charged brick and mortar locations like the peep show and pornograpic movie theater have gone the day of the dodo due in large part to the ease in which people can let their freak flag fly from the comforts of their own home, the strip club continues to flourish in today’s culture.
    In the last year alone, three high-profile figures in the world of sport and music have stated or initiated their intentions to open up their own clubs. T.I. opened V Live in Atlanta in June of this year after a reported 1,600 would-be dancers showed up to work in the club – of which only 100 were hired. An extension of other V Live properties in Houston, New Orleans and Dallas, Drake immortalized the sin bin in “No Tellin,” rapping, “V-Live, I order that Alfredo pasta then eat in the kitchen like I’m in the mafia.”
    Floyd Mayweather announced “Girl Collection” in July of this year which will be in Las Vegas. Many speculate that Mayweather is cutting out the middle man after reports of him spending hundreds of thousands of dollars at clubs throughout the United States in the last several years.
    With the recent announcement that Drake is entering into the fray with a “new dance experience” in Houston tentatively called “The Ballet” which is scheduled to open sometime in 2017, we couldn’t help but wonder who currently sits atop the strip club hierarchy – in terms of ambiance, dancers, food and quirk-factor?
    Penthouse Executive Club
    Where: New York City
    Why it’s notable: The food
    Most people give little thought to the kitchen and menu when choosing a strip club. Not only are you possibly cheating yourself out of a killer buffet, but you might even be missing out on a dining experience that is Michelin-quality. Enter, The Penthouse Executive Club, whose restaurant, Robert’s Steakhouse, is serving up prime cuts of Gold label Kobe beef, New York strip steaks and sesame crusted Yellowfin Tuna with buckwheat soba and peanut dressing which ends up costing the average patron $516 USD for a meal, according to – ranking it as #12 on a “most expensive meal” list behind notable institutions like The French Laundry in Yountville, California and Alinea in Chicago.
    Frank Bruni at The New York Times called his medium-rare porterhouse steak and onion rings a “possibly perfect meal.” While some may be off-put by the idea of combining a strip show with pricy cuts of meat, the ambiance is more indicative of a restaurant than anything else – boasting 10,000-square-feet with with high ceilings, two-story atrium and a South Beach vibe.
    Wale and Jerry Seinfeld have even argued about this very topic. “I understand chicken and naked women, but I’d rather just have the chicken,” Seinfeld told the rapper during a hilarious exchange. “I can’t eat chicken and look at the strippers at the same time. How ’bout oatmeal and strippers?”
    Magic City
    Where: Atlanta
    Why it’s notable: The music
    GQ has called Magic City in Atlanta, “America’s most important club” because of its ability to make or break a star in the hip-hop world. Dancers and patrons alike ultimately serve as the perfect barometer for whether a particular song can cut through the chaotic environment and truly make people want to get up and move. “You get the finest females in the state of Georgia,” a patron told GQ. “You get the Who’s Who of the streets in here. You can have Young Thug, Future, 2 Chainz in here on the same night. And you get DJ Esco. If Esco play your record…? Everything Esco touch out here is off the charts.”
    Lil Magic, the manager of the club paints a vivid picture of what it’s like to party at Magic City, saying, “gorgeous strippers, money everywhere [and] hot wings. It’s not a strip club if you don’t have money on the floor with hot wings in it. You’ve got to have an eaten bone from a hot wing on top of the money with a stripper heel that is off and right there. And bottles. Plenty of bottles. And empty cups. That’s the American dream.”
    Recently, Jeezy, 2 Chainz and Future immortalized the club with the song, “Magic City Monday.” While other clubs may be considered luxurious for the decor and food, Magic City relies on simplicity which includes a small stage and bar and a kitchen at the front that turns out hot wings and chicken and rice in Styrofoam boxes. The real draw is who is attendance. “It’s gumbo in there,” Esco told GQ. “You can see actresses, musicians, a weed man, a killer, probably a police officer. You can find anybody in Magic City, anybody.”
    King of Diamonds
    Where: Miami
    Why it’s notable: The excess
    In February 2011, Rick Ross celebrated his birthday at King of Diamonds in Miami where he reportedly dropped a cool million dollars on dances, alcohol and food. The club’s talent manager, “Disco” Rick Taylor, confirmed that the club’s corporate offices had to bring a Brinks truck in to supply more cash. “King of Diamonds is the biggest strip club in Florida,” Ross explained to Hot 97’s Angie Martinez. “It’s nothing to go in there and have 50 ballplayers and some street dudes. It ain’t nothing to spend some real change in King of Diamonds. Well that night, we broke the club. They did not have a dollar to give us as we requested more money…not one dollar.”
    In terms of amenities, those that show up will encounter 200 dancers, 18 bartenders, 24 waitresses, and 25 security guards inside a 50,000-square-foot warehouse which also boasts a tattoo parlor, a barbershop, a sex toy store, and a basketball half-court. “It’s not your typical strip club,” says Lee “Q” O’Denat, founder of “It’s like going to a party at LIV [at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach resort], but only bigger and with a lot of beautiful naked girls.”
    The club itself is the brainchild of Jack Galardi who Miami writers have called a, “low-budget Hugh Hefner,” and, “the Buddha of the strip club industry.” Galardi owns more than two dozen cabarets around the country, including Pink Pony South, Crazy Horse Saloon, and Jaguar.
    School House
    Where: Negoa, Illinois
    Why it’s notable: The “Weird” Factor
    Admittedly, a town that only boasts a population of 1,600 people doesn’t exactly scream “strip club bucket list” like other burgs in Las Vegas, Atlanta and Miami. However, the School House actually exists inside a former elementary school – making it one of the stranger strip clubs in the United States.
    Once home to the Pioneer School – which for more than 50 years served as both a place of learning and a community center where people gathered to sing hymns, attend 4-H meetings and sell homemade pies – the school was sold in 2002 for $36,800 USD. The former cafeteria now features a small stage with a mirrored backdrop set that includes two stripper poles under black lights and the teachers lounge has been converted into a VIP room. In keeping with the school theme, the “Golden Rules” include, “Keep hands off dancers” and “No Hard Liquor.”
    Sapphire Gentlemen’s Club
    Where: New York
    Why it’s notable: The female to male ratio
    Established in 2009, Sapphire Gentlemen’s Club resides in a 10,000-square-foot, multimillion-dollar space that once belonged to another Big Apple staple, Scores. What makes Sapphire particularly unique is that 40 percent of their Sunday night clientele is female – a stark contrast to a usual male-dominated demographic. This is due in large part to the growing reputation for the party on Sunday night, called “SINS,” that boasts regulars like Lil Jon, Questlove, Sting, Clive Owen, Mark Sanchez and Dennis Rodman who intermingle amidst scantily clad waitressed bearing flaming bottles of champagne.
    “The naked girls create a free atmosphere, like it’s the 1970s. Everybody’s chill,” one patron told The New York Post. “You get a crowd that goes to the ‘in’ spots, girls start throwing $100 bills at the strippers and, suddenly, somehow, it doesn’t feel like a strip club.” Choice amenities include free limo service to the club from destinations in Manhattan, a weekday happy hour with no cover and $5 well drinks. In February 2014, Justin Bieber couldn’t even get into the club as a guest because “he wasn’t worth the trouble.”
    Saint Venus Theater
    Where: New York City
    Why it’s notable: The women
    Launched in 2009 by a man known to his employees as “Rob S.,” a mysterious character who in the past is known to sport a top hat and his distaste for fake boobs and professional stripping experience, the Saint Venus Theater holds the distinction of being a “roving” club that moves locations several times a week and makes members and guests alike provide passwords for entry. But for those looking for a classic strip club experience, Saint Venus is not the place. There are no stripper poles and nudity follows a “less is more” doctrine.
    If there was one major complaint about most strip clubs, it’s that many of the dancers aesthetics fall more in line with tastes of yesteryear when Playboy was dictating what standard of beauty were like. The Saint Venus Theater is looking to change that with a mission statement saying there are trying to, “create something special, something positive and progressive in a world that is dominated by female exploitation and dissatisfaction. We seek to do the opposite. We celebrate the feminine in erotic themes.”
    Thrillist solidified their intentions, remarking, “[their] roster of ‘normal’ girls look more like the hot chick you walked past in the laundromat and less like someone who has 13 pairs of clear heels.” Saint Venus also bucks the cardinal rule of strip club attendance; don’t touch the strippers. According to The New York Post, “While it’s forbidden for customers to publicly touch a stripper at a professional club, here clients can fondle or kiss a woman on her mouth, face, even her breasts in full view of other patrons.”
    “It’s definitely not as black-and-white as it is at a strip club…girls won’t dance with guys that they’re not attracted to, which is kind of cool,” a dancer says. “You can kind of feel it out and find a guy that you’re interested in, and then approach them or wait for them to talk to you,”

    These Are Streetwear’s Most Iconic Mascots The true faces behind the brand.

    These Are Streetwear’s Most Iconic Mascots