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Malmö FF x PUMA Match

Posted in Accessory, Adidas, Fashion, PUMA, Sneakers with tags , , , , , , , on April 28, 2010 by mattyfresh697400


Even with the frequency with which I purchase sneakers (which is constantly) I actually can not recall the last pair of PUMA kicks that I have copped. So it was a pleasant surprise on another FREEZING April NYC morning to find a new puma , with a colorway even my mom would love. There is something about sky-blue or is that Carolina blue that I just can’t get enough of.

Now I don’t know a damn thing about Swedish Soccer teams , but I am also not color blind either and these will certainly pop this spring. They are on the list for sure.

Swedish football team Malmö FF celebrate their 100th anniversary in 2010 as PUMA create a special colorway of their terrace-suitable classic, the Match. The low-top features a simple white leather construction with subtle nods of Malmö FF blue. Branding on the tongue and underneath the PUMA stamp are also added for a customized touch. Available on Friday, April 30th at Sneakersnstuff

Description and Flicks courtesy of HYPEBEAST

Also shout out to my man Oliver Brodlieb who recently designed his own Adidas kick at the ORIGINALS shop in Soho which has some striking colorway similarities to this new PUMA model.

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Louis Vuitton IPAD Cases….

Posted in Accessory, Apple, Fashion, Louis Vuitton with tags , , , , on April 28, 2010 by mattyfresh697400

I need one asap.

Yesterday was the day of the man purse debate and Gizmodo had a great piece on how the IPAD would now make the Man Purse or Satchel or Louis Vuitton Messenger Bag in my case, perfectly acceptable for a man to rock, case closed right???

My Bag

Well today it seems that the powers that be at LOUIS VUITTON were so taken with my piece on the LV Messenger bag and the Man Purse debate in general that they decided to quickly design an LV IPAD sleeve that could fit just perfectly inside your man Satchel.

Adding further case options for the iPad, Louis Vuitton unveil a couple of upcoming sleeve designs, specifically created for Apple’s latest hot shot gadget. Two colorways are seen, both implementing Louis Vuitton’s signature Monogram and monochrome Damier Graphite schemes.

I have to say as usual with everything LV, it looks right. Source are saying a release is not likely till next year but well keep you posted on the release date.

Matthews World always a little bit ahead of the curve….

ALIFE Public Naval Plaid

Posted in Accessory, Fashion, Sneakers with tags , , , on April 23, 2010 by mattyfresh697400

So fresh and so clean , clean!!

Might have to rock these if I manage to get on my boat this summer. Of course I dont have a boat, so I might just have to rock them when I am hitting up the west side highway, looking at boats!

Creating something a bit different than what we’ve become accustomed to, ALIFE expands its range of Public Naval models with this new Minute Plaid colorway. Featuring a cork-board insole and white leather laces, the shoe is made complete with simple red highlights. Available now via Wish

Courtesy of HYPEBEAST

Shawn Stussy – S.Double

Posted in Accessory, Clothing, Design, Fashion, Hip-Hop, History, New York City, Skateboarding with tags , , , , , , , , on April 22, 2010 by mattyfresh697400

Shawn Stussy had a profound effect on my adolescence.  Stussy did not have th greatest distribution in the late 1980’s and early 90’s. And  living on the east coast in NYC did not making finding Stussy any easier. For me this was the golden age of skateboarding and  really the birth of the street/surf/skate wear industry.

On the Upper West Side there was jean store called Pandemonium that would occasionally have some cool Stussy Tees. Eventually Union opened in SOHO and all my Stussy dreams came true. I would hop on the Lance Mountain Powell mini and shoot down to the shop in hopes of finding that Stussy Chanel Logo Tee or the infamous “Hood” tee (Compton, The Bronx, etc) The beauty of the Stussy brand was that because it was hard to find, if you had the gear it seemed like you were up on something that all skater kids jocked but not all could find.

Eventually in I believe 1991 the first Stussy store opened in SOHO and I had to have it all, I can recall fondly walking into that shop (which was located across the street from where the Apple Store SoHo location is currently housed, at the time the Apple Store was a post office if memory serves me.) Anyway I remember walking into the Stussy store on the day it opened and they were playing DAS EFX on the sound system. The Shit was just perfect.

And who can forget the incredible Stussy print ads from Thrasher Magazine and Transworld. Classic Material. (But that is for a whole other post)

S. Double New York Tee

Fast forward to present day and the Stussy company is no longer owned by founder and lead designer Shawn Stussy, but the flyness still remains. And Shawn Stussy has not stopped delivering the goods either. His line called S. Double (S.hawn S.tussy) is pretty fresh. I don’t have any pieces myself, but I will be on the look out. You should too!

Adidas Originals by Originals James Bond & David Beckham Tennis Vintage Hi

Posted in Accessory, Adidas, Fashion, Sneakers with tags , , , , on April 21, 2010 by mattyfresh697400

The first batch of Adidas Originals by James Bond & David Beckham was not terribly impressive, I took a trip to the SOHO location with the intention of buying a pair , but I was simply not moved. I ended up with what must be my 50th pair of Rod Lavers and called it a day.

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Among the high-profile collaborations from adidas Originals this past season included the David Beckham Originals by Originals capsule designed by UNDFTD’s James Bond. A recent release features the SS 80 Tennis Vintage Hi with a minimalistic and simple black and white colorway.

But I am happy to say that this latest style seems to be a step in the right direction for the Beckham brand within the Adidas Originals universe.

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Let the Accessory Games Begin! – Temple Bags IPAD CASE

Posted in Accessory, Apple with tags , , , , , on April 1, 2010 by mattyfresh697400

With the incredibly anticipated IPAD (wi-fi version) dropping this Saturday, the million and one accessories that I imagine will be developed have begun to roll out. This case by Temple Bags does not do too much for me aesthetically , but its interesting nonetheless.

Taking full advantage of the release of Apple’s iPad, luggage specialists Temple Bags have just launched this case, which has been custom designed to house your new iPad. Available in either leather or canvas, the bag features a padded shoulder strap, internal pocket and two stand options which allow one to view the iPad vertically or horizontally. The bags are available today from Temple Bags’ online store.

I am just mad I have to wait another 3 weeks till the Ipad 3G drops….The Apple Stores will be wild this weekend!!

info courtesy of HYPEBEAST

Jean-Charles de Castelbajac aka JC/DC

Posted in Accessory, Design, Fashion with tags , , , on March 17, 2010 by mattyfresh697400

Paris is like a bit of a home away from home for my family, every Dec 22nd we fly out to the city of lights and take in a week of intense luxury, ridiculous eating and irresponsible shopping..but hey that is the MARCUS way…

Now me personally I like to hit as many sneaker spots as I can, you never know what colorway you might find in a euro only limited release etc, so during one of my kick excursions 4 years ago I stumbled across a boutique which was pretty much like nothing I had ever seen before. On a somewhat quiet side street, I was suddenly blinded by a window with the sharpest yellow colors you can imagine.  And below what I can only describe as a fashionable womans fireman outfit was a couch….A COUCH MADE OF TEDDY BEARS!!!

And so for the first time I walked into the world of Jean-Charles de Castelbajac also knows as JC/DC!

The Store is like one huge colorful work of art and the clothes match the feeling of the boutique.

Now the truth is I have never actually purchased anything for myself at Castelbajac, the few mens pieces I have seen at the Paris location just did not fit me, but as a designer and as really an artist, the guy is pretty fascinating. And though I am certainly no fashionista, I would have figured that he would get some mainstream play here in the states. Perhaps he has and I missed it.

But thankfully the peeps at Hypebeast (who are so on top of their game) featured some new pieces from his mens line , which in turn led me to write this post. Now after doing a little research it seems like JC/DC has carved out a pretty amazing career. Dressing Madonna in an infamous teddy bear coat and doing some pretty crazy looking work inspired by LEGO.

The new mens pieces (particularly the varsity jacket) featured below are pretty fresh and perhaps not as loud as some of his other creations. Jean Charles de Castelbajac is truly an artist. I am glad I came across his work!!