Posts tagged ‘Shopping’

July 27, 2011

RAD: Paul Smith for Leica Camera Cases

by Accidental Bear

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Paul Smith has teamed with the camera company to produce these camera cases for their Leica D-Lux 5 (and the Panasonic equivalent). In what is expected from Paul Smith, classic and well designed. It’s limited to two colours, with only 150 of each colour available worldwide. Available only at the Leica store in Mayfair and Paul Smith stores in the UK. It’s like searching for the Willy Wonka golden ticket.

July 23, 2011

BE@RBRICK x Happy Socks: Totally Stoked to Make this Discovery

by Accidental Bear

BE@RBRICK x Happy Socks

BEARBRICK SetIn this collaboration, Happy Socks have designed an exclusive, creative and a colourful sock. The BE@RBRICK toy is designed as wearing this exclusive Happy Socks, and this exclusive collaboration is sold as a set ( BE@RBRICK sock and the collective toy). Happy Socks were approached by Japanese legend, Medicom Toy Corp to design its very own version of the famous BE@RBRICK. They could not help but create the matching pair of socks. The BE@RBRICK toy is sold in limited numbers. They are highly collectible, and predominantly collected by adults. As a result of their limited production, and the participation of artists, BE@RBRICKs are generally considered designer toys.

www.happysocks.com

July 23, 2011

There is Hipster & Then There is Awkward Clothing: Spring/Summer 2012 in-house collection from the Opening Ceremony

by Accidental Bear

I will do Opening Ceremony  the favor of holding off judgment until I see the whole collection, as they say they are holding back from showing the full collection yet. The missing pieces will have to fight an uphill battle in my mind to help out what I see so far. Awkward, very awkward.

Men’s Clothing 2011-2012: Spring-Summer Fashion 2012 Collection –Clothing Spring-Summer Fashion Trends 2012 For Men: Now in: some first looks at the Spring/Summer 2012 in-house collection from the Opening Ceremony line.

The collection is vast and we’ll do our best to show as much as we can, but we’re holding back on some looks for later. For now, we preview a good chunk of the collection. Highlight colors work throughout the collection. The knit-top above is a great casual garment for the season. Much more to be seen in our gallery.

“Composed of eclectic, easy-to-wear pieces in clean silhouettes, the men’s collection features an extensive palette of vivid primary colors –  electric greens, yellows, blues, and reds…”

July 21, 2011

Manzine Issue 5: A Publication About the Male Phenomena

by Accidental Bear

A magazine built for a man you say. If it’s made for the men I know the walls must be built out of glitter, women’s shoes in size 13, nail polish and hairballs. That’s what you would get if you scraped and radical fairy or a Bear at a street fair. Check out manzines website www.themanzine.com

July 21, 2011

Speechless: Diet Butcher Slim Skin Leopard High Top Sneakers

by Accidental Bear

 Speechless is our section where we present something to you without a side, a kind of show and tell. We were brought right with the, “i you have nothing nice to say don’t say anything at all.” Get my drift. Enjoy, hate or laugh! Here at Accidental Bear we are trying to stay away from hate, but geez, it’s hard sometimes. Somehow it make perfect sense that these pieces of “art” are made in Tokyo.

Diet Butcher Slim Skin Leopard High Top Sneakers

Well out there sneakers from Diet Butcher Slim Skin. These leopard prints will truly fascinate some while being rejected by the mass. That is the f’ing point right? “This season Tokyo’s Diet Butcher Slim Skin have added a zip to the back of their high top, allowing them to give it a more traditional boot shape and a taller silhouette. The sneaker still retains the chunky streetwear styling, although the first thing you notice here is the leopard print sections on the upper.” Oki-ni has them. (via Selectism)

July 20, 2011

Furni Lowtop Moccasins: Tradition with a Twist

by Accidental Bear

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Furni continues to play with traditional Canadian footwear this summer. You might remember their fine attempts to “Rock the Moc,” in the form of two “Rockassins.” The Canadian design firm is keeping things a touch simpler this go round, offering two lowtop mocs – one in caramel and one in black – both traditionally constructed.

Furni is taking orders for these beauties through August 4, 2011.

(Via Selectism)

July 17, 2011

Moncler V Men’s Collection Autumn/Winter 2011

by Accidental Bear

 

Moncler V Men's Collection Autumn/Winter 2011

An excellent look at the Moncler V collection for Autumn/Winter 2011. “Entitled ‘Himalaya 1977′, the collection sports wonderful wool patterns and showcases again the knowledge and expertise by Nakamura to tell a story with fabrics. Of course you will also find a good amount of outerwear, accessories, great boots and a premium luggage range as part of the collaboration for the coming season.”

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July 15, 2011

Timber! T-shirts: Only 161 Days until Christmas

by Accidental Bear

the t-shirts…
TIMBER! t-shirts are hand-drawn and hand-screened in a garage in California. All shirts are made in the USA.

www.timberpreservationsociety.com

the beginning…
In early 2006, artist and six year screenprinter, Chad Eaton, drew a lumberjack line drawing and printed it on a few t-shirts for his own amusement. Friends began asking for them. Friends of friends began asking for them, and before he knew it, he was listing them online for sale. This became the perfect outlet for Chad’s drawings, and to Chad’s surprise, has continued to grow year after year.

the story…
All of the TIMBER! designs fit into a story that sets a conflict between lumberjacks and their bosses with forest dwellers, including bigfoot, stuck in the middle. Each design adds more to the story, and as a body of work, have created a complex mythology involving issues with environment and labor among other things.

www.timberpreservationsociety.com

July 12, 2011

Tenue de Nîmes Indigo-dyed Chuck Taylor All Star

by Accidental Bear

Tenue de Nîmes Indigo-dyed Chuck Taylor All Star

Tenue de Nîmes is launching a collection of special, hand-dyed, natural indigo, customized Converse Chuck Taylor All Star shoes. They’re bangers indeed. Released during Amsterdam Fashion Week, the custom indigo colored Chuck Taylor All Star shoes will be issue in a run of 50 pairs.

“Tenue de Nîmes asked the legendary denim experts, the Manabe family from Okoyama in Japan, owners of the Momotaro brand and Rampuya dyeing factory” to produce the run. The results are outstanding. They deliver and drop on July 15. (selectism)

 

July 11, 2011

Four Year Strong Project Greenroom Interview

by Accidental Bear

It is no secret Accidental Bear’s “bromance” With Four Year Strong. Want to know more about Four Year Strong’s upcoming third full length?

“The records not a punk record, it’s not a pop-punk record, it’s not a hardcore record, it’s a rock record. Listen up to Project Greenroom’s sit down with these hunk-of-burning-loves and listen to them chit-chat about this and that. They fulfill my straight-boy-crush to the max.

July 11, 2011

Feeding the Gays: Male Model Kiel Mannix for Dinner

by Accidental Bear
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July 9, 2011

Accidental Bear New Contributor from GQ Italy: Stefano Guerrini Part 2

by Accidental Bear

‘A Man For Next Season (Part 2)’

Scritto da Stefano Guerrini alle 09.05 — Strike a pose

Photography: Simone Monopoli
Art direction and styling: Stefano Guerrini
Grooming: Marco Minunno@mks-Milano
Styling assistant: Angelica Pianarosa
Model: Sasha Marini@Beatrice

Location: Annapurna Showroom
Special Thanks to: Terry Trincia, Marco Zisa and Massimo Curella

Cappotto e sciarpa / coat and scarf Annapurna (female collection), pantaloni militari / trousers A.N.G.E.L.O. , anelli / rings Archivio

Guerrini

Maglione / sweater Annapurna (female collection)

Maglione / sweater Annapurna (female collection), pantaloni / trousers Annapurna

 

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July 7, 2011

BBB | Viberg Service and Chukka Boot for Spring/Summer 2012

by Accidental Bear

I want to dress you like a doll.

BBB | Viberg Service and Chukka Boot for Spring/Summer 2012

Rather than preview the clean unworn takes, we take Mr. Cabourn’s advice and showcase the service and chukka boots coming from Viberg this Spring/Summer 2012. Might as well show you how they wear. You’ll be giving them the same work over.

Photography: Selectism.com

July 6, 2011

Master-Piece Tote Bag

by Accidental Bear

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We’ve all gotten over whatever stigma’s we had about tote bags right? We’re sure people forgot all about those stigma’s when they realised how useful they were. And, more importantly, due to them being slightly less popular than backpacks, you won’t look like every heritage lover you see on the streets. Instead, you’ll look like every other heritage lover. (C-Store)

 

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July 1, 2011

I Heart Men that Can Read: Has Amazon Killed Book Stores?

by Accidental Bear

There are a variety of gay books stores but what we are talking about here are the ones with out sticky movie booths in the back with convenient holes cute out the walls at waist height. What do we lose if all store front book stores close? Is it a decline in our  community, a social place to meet, browse and cruise that doesn’t involved brain thumping terrible dance remixes of remixes of really bad songs and booze. I believe these staples in out community should be saved and kept alive. AB

Reading is Fundamental Say’s Advocate Magazine

While gay literature thrives in some quarters, another venerable gay bookstore closes; is it as simple as blaming Amazon?

Reacting to news in April that San Francisco’s 32-year-old A Different Light bookstore would be shuttering in the spring, writer Thomas Roche contemplated the reasons for the closure in the S.F. Appeal. Was it the switch to e-books and Amazon.com? The mainstreaming of LGBT literature? An overall exhaustion with gay themes? It’s all of the above, Roche surmised in the Appeal, which, ironically, is an online-only publication. Read More