Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Stay In between The lines

April 11th marked an impressive debut for the brand new Joshua Liner Gallery in New York City. While the private party drew a host of recognizable artists, including Futura, Kaws, Stash, Mark Dean Veca, and Ron English, a pinstripe laden Mr. Liner stood out as the true star of the evening. The aptly titled inaugural exhibit, Locked and Loaded, proves that Liner, (former co-owner of Philadelphia’s Lineage Gallery) has his sights set and aims to be a contender in the the NYC art scene. Indeed the show drew upon an array of heavy ammunition with English, Veca, Futura, Stash, Aiko Nakagawa, Tomokazu Matsuyama, Josh Keyes, Greg Simkins, Damon Soule, Oliver Vernon, and Kris Kuksi all taking part - many displaying large-scale works. With several of the 27 participating artists scheduled for solo shows in the coming months, Liner’s target doesn’t seem to far off. See the full exhibition at the gallery web site, (Guillotine)
Joshua Liner Gallery 548 W. 28th Street Suite 334, NYC.

We Know Jeans

Levi Strauss & Co. may have built its brands with bottoms—the company is synonymous with 501 jeans and Dockers khakis—but CEO and president John Anderson is aiming to leverage that heritage into complete lifestyle collections that garner a much larger percentage of sales from tops, accessories, footwear, outerwear and other categories. The strategy is aimed at jump-starting the company’s $4.27 billion in sales—which have been basically flat since 2003—and diversifying the company beyond its iconic bottoms businesses, which currently account for about 87 percent of total sales. “I think the mix should be 50/50,” said Anderson in an interview last week in Levi Strauss’s New York showroom. “The real opportunity for us is in tops and other categories—we need to drive those businesses even harder. In our own stores we’ve already hit that ratio. We need the opportunity to put those tops in front of more consumers.” Read the full story here. (DNR)

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Cut&Sew 101

While to many fashiony guys these days, custom tailoring is something you do to a pair of overpriced denim, there is a certain element of guy who still opts for a custom made suit, or shirt. The personalized attention and impeccable fit you get is like nothing else. And while London's Savile Row and more recently, NYC's NoLIta features bespoke tailoring, real traditionalists opt to go to Rocco Cicciarelli Custom Tailoring, a men's suit factory in Queens. A Continuous Lean's Michael Williams visited and took tons of great photos. Read all about it here.

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Put One Foot In Front Of The Other

Flight Club Greene Street, the original location of rare vintage and collectible sneaker shop, Flight Club, has reopened. The store, which originally opened 3 years ago created a new model for the global sneaker collector scene by providing a store and online platform for sneaker heads worldwide to buy and sell rare and hard to find new and used sneakers from a wide range of brands. Sneakers are accepted on consignment at the 4 locations. Once sold, the seller receives 80% of the sale price. Now Flight Club has four brick and mortar stores (2 in NY, 1 in LA and one in Japan) to compliment its world-famous online shop.

Drop by the newly renovated shop

Tuesday, April 1, 2008