Travel Tips: Amsterdam

Amsterdam Travel Advice

Amsterdam Canals
Amsterdam Canals 2016

Amsterdam,  is not just a place where you can enjoy time in  potshop cafe’s or at the Heineken museum .  Amsterdam is a world-class city with something for every kind of traveller.   Whether you’re looking to party hard or  take in Dutch culture and history there is plenty to do.

HOW TO GET THERE

Most people don’t fly directly into Amsterdam. If you’re flying into London or Paris, Berlin or Brussels… (you get it )  it is pretty easy to take a train (4hrs from London) or to take the bus from cities like Brussels  (3 hrs) to Amsterdam.

I recently took the bus from Brussels and spent a whopping  $9.00 per ticket for the 3 hour journey.  Comparatively, 7 days in advance the train is $20.00. If I had to do all over again we  definitely would have taken the train. Continue reading Travel Tips: Amsterdam

Are Consumer Drones The New Go Pro?

Someone in LA has been flying a drone over the LAPD station in Hollywood and filming.  All the snooping has the boys and girls in black a little pissed.   According to some legalese on TMZ there’s not much they can do about it either.

“As long as the drones are flying lower than 400 feet they are out of FAA flying space and perfectly legal.”  All this talk about drones in the mainstream is sparking  big consumer interest.   Still confused about what a drone is ? I’ll explain.

Drones are mini aircraft that you can fly via remote control. To the average person they may look like high tech flying toys.  Don’t let their toy like appearance fool you.  Continue reading Are Consumer Drones The New Go Pro?

Combat the Cold With Maiden Noir and Crescent Down Works’ Vests

To highlight its Winter 2015 collection, menswear label Maiden Noir has teamed up with Crescent Down Works on a seasonally appropriate selection of vests. Not dissimilar to the look of a bullet-proof vest, the down-filled gilets are constructed with two front pockets, hand warmers and side button closures to combat the cold months ahead.

The pieces are available in shades of navy, khaki, black and grey, with 700-fill white goose down for superior insulation in low temperatures.

In a bid to forget about the cold, check out Daniela Lopez Osorio in this steamy shoot for JNC Magazine’s Summer 2015 issue.

The 10 Most Valuable Sneakers of 2015 Q3

Sneaker fever hasn’t just gripped the world, it’s gripped the economy too. The American market for deadstock sneakers has now eclipsed a colossal $1billion, with the thriving resell community netting millions of dollars a year by flipping rare kicks for profit.

With that in mind, we’ve teamed up with the sneakerhead data wizards over at Campless to bring you a detailed breakdown of the most valuable shoes to hit the resell market, as well as those that grossed the most dollars overall.

Due to technical difficulties we’re a little late, but here’s the rundown for Q3 (that’s July 1 to September 31) – with Campless’s data based on the sale of deadstock sneakers on eBay.

Be sure to check out the Q1 and Q2 results if you haven’t already.

Yeezy Season Approaches…

While in both Q1 and Q2, Kanye West’s adidas sneakers were pipped to first place by hyped Nike and Jordan releases, this time around the Yeezy Boost 350 emerged victorious as Q3’s most expensive sneaker. The “Pirate Black” Boost 350 reached an average deadstock price of $751 – a 375% increase from its original $200 price tag. The Three Stripes’ Kanye-worn all-white Ultra Boost also charted high.

The hype surrounding Drake’s OVO Air Jordan 10 sneaker – which dropped back in April – continued all the way into Q3, although its original resell price of $4,050 had dropped to a much less extravagant $599 (resold hyped sneakers are at their most expensive immediately after release, and steadily decrease in value over time).

ASICS, meanwhile, continued their steady presence in the resell game – the brand regularly charted high in previous quarters – while resurgent sneaker brand Diadora made a strong appearance thanks to their three-way collab with Packer Shoes and Wu-Tang’s Raekwon.

…And Yeezy Season Dominates

It’s also Yeezy season in terms of total dollars spent this quarter, as Kanye’s “Pirate Black” Boost 350 made well over $2million in eBay sales alone – hardly surprising given that anything with West’s name on it generates absolutely stupendous amounts of hype. It seems that adidas have produced the Yeezy line in much greater numbers than Nike ever did, and interestingly the first Yeezy Boost 350 only made $500,000 in Q2, while its big brother the Boost 750 sold an impressive $1,800,000 in Q1.

While Jordan drops dominated previous quarters in terms of dollars spend, it seems the brand has taken a back seat of late – likely because we were drowning in Jumpman releases in 2014. It’s wise for the brand to slow down the torrent of Retro releases when exclusivity and hype are such a vital part of its business.

Jordan’s slowdown also explains the proliferation of more obscure models on the list, as Reebok’s Kendrick Lamar shoe and adidas’s Ultra Boost also made significant amounts in Q3.

Be sure to check out the Q1 and Q2 results if you haven’t already, and for more sneakerhead data check out Nike and adidas’s sneaker wars, as well as The Ingenious Methods Nike Uses to Control the Sneaker Resell Market.

Meet the Muse | Anna Brimacombe

The latest chapter in our Meet the Muse series takes to the trendy London neighborhood of Dalston, where renowned fashion photographer Nadia Sarwar captured model Anna Brimacombe. The moody editorial accentuates Anna’s striking beauty as she dons an array of stylish sportswear getups amidst a stark and minimal concrete setting.

We asked Anna 10 questions in order to get to know her a little more. See what she had to say below and check out the previous installment with Vancouver-based beauty Jenny Choi.

Photography: Nadia Sarwar
Model: Anna Brimacombe
Brands: adidas Originals, Nike, Palace, Vintage

Your first modeling gig?

LOVE magazine shot by Boo George in 2014.

Your favorite wardrobe item?

A Burberry trench coat that I need to wear more.

Your top holiday destination?

On the beach in Tulum, Mexico.

Your dream celebrity rendezvous?

I’ll keep that one to myself haha..

The best advice you’ve been given?

People come and go but the best will stay.

Your style icon?

Such a cliché answer but Kate Moss, she’s a legend and always looks effortless and true to herself.

Your childhood hero?

The Flintstones.

Your first thought each morning?

Where’s the green tea and fruit at?!?

Your no.1 album?

The Streets – Original Pirate Material (2002).

Your favorite meal?

Smoked salmon pasta.

Your prize possession?

Céline sunglasses.

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Converse & Bandulu Come Together for Limited Edition Chuck Taylors

Converse and Boston-based brand Bandulu have joined forces to craft a unique, limited edition sneaker collection inspired by wearable art. The first Converse collaboration to be sold exclusively at the Converse Lovejoy retail store, Bandulu has reinterpreted the classic black and parchment Chuck Taylor All Star ’70 high-top sneakers with hand sewn embellishments in several color spotted bursts. The embroidery is placed in unique spots all over the upper and midsole, creating a premium visual effect that resembles splattered paint.

The Converse Chuck Taylor All Star ’70 x Bandulu sneakers will be available exclusively at the Converse Lovejoy store in Boston, starting Friday, November 20 for a suggested retail price of $160 USD.

Converse Lovejoy Wharf
160 N Washington St.
Boston, MA 02114

Yohji Yamamoto and New Era Link Up Once Again for FW15

New Era has linked up with Y-3 designer and all-round legend Yohji Yamamoto for a set of accessories. Much like 2014‘s collab (and 2013‘s for that matter), the collection features a New Era 59FIFTY fitted cap and multi-pocketed backpack, both of which are adorned with Yamamoto’s signature and executed in his favorite color palette (i.e. a non-existent one).

The mini-drop is set to hit Japanese New Era accounts today.

UNDERCOVER Teases New NikeLab Court Force Hi Sneakers

If Instagram is to be believed, legendary Tokyo brand UNDERCOVER is set to collaborate with Nike on a new set of sneakers. The Court Force Hi has been rendered in two new colorways – the first of which uses the earthy hues that dominate UNDERCOVER’s Gyakusou running project, while the second sticks to a striking black-and-white combination.

Much like fragment design and GOODENOUGH’s take on the Court Force – which dropped last month – the sneakers will no doubt be available in limited quantities, so keep an eye out on your nearest NikeLab account for further info.

For more from Tokyo’s punk-inspired streetwear label, take a look at its LABYRINTH OF UNDERCOVER 25-year retrospective.

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