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Nike loves $nowboarding

Omni-sport megacorporation and marketing juggernaut Nike have officially decided to try and make a shitload more money by expanding their foray into the “action sports” market by launching Nike Snowboarding.

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Nike’s initial snow boot offering, the Zoom Force 1, draw a lot of obvious design influences from the Air Force 1. However you may feel about Nike, they do have a lot of great design heritage to pilfer from.

EDIT: Nike Snowboarding is now 100% offish, and online. Peep it at Nike Snowboarding.

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THE QUEUE

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  • This Stewart/Colbert Cover of Entertainment Weekly makes me smile a lot more than the New Yorker original, which didn’t make me smile at all. [PICTURED] | [Cover Awards]
  • The Coveted interviews The Style Clicker on the state of street fashion photography. | [The Coveted]
  • Justin Ouellette says Muxtape is dead? I guess there’s always FavTape. | [Muxtape]
  • Sacha Baron Cohen wreaks havoc at a Milan Fashion Show for new movie. | [Cover Awards]

Ready to Live.

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Notorious trailer

Fashion would be nowhere without influences – and I would be nowhere without mine.

I didn’t listen to a whole lot of hip hop growing up, but when I did, you better believe I was probably jammin’ to something from Bad Boy.

Watch that trailer and tell me that it doesn’t give you goosebumps.

Bobby Hundreds is shameless.

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…with that cross-branding promotion, I mean. And he’s also really funny.

I’m dreaming of fresh pow night and day, and it figures that the stars and moon would align for Bobby to drop sneak peeks of the new Hundreds x Forum collaboration in highly entertaining fashion. It reads way better if you peep it at The Hundreds, but you’re better off supporting us struggling fashionistas by staying on this site and bringing in more unique hits. Awww yeeee grrrl. You can also catch more about the outerwear collabs (with Special Blend) at highsnobiety.

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Sean Connery is New Model for Louis Vuitton

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Do you think that Sean Connery being commissioned by Louis Vuitton adds to the elegance and timelessness of the brand with the addition of a renowned gentleman? OR do you think that this collaboration will add to LV’s reputation as a stuffy snobhouse with a stuffy old man as its poster-grandpa?

[Source: Vuitton’s New Bond… | WWD]

We at the Steel Closet believe that Connery’s role in the movie, The Rock, is evidence enough to exonerate the man of such accusations as stuffy old man or poster-grandpa.

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Sneakers that aren’t just sneakers.

Skim through enough fashion articles and sartorial suggestion pieces and you’ll notice that there is strong encouragement to pick pieces that are timeless, to select items that are not only versatile enough to mix well with different looks but are also unique enough to stand on their own if you so choose.

Needless to say, sometimes I don’t subscribe to those theories. New ground will not be broken if people are too obsessed with sticking to looks that just “work”. Lagerfeld wasn’t King Midas; he had to break some eggs to make omelettes. (For the metaphorically challenged, that means he made mistakes sometimes.)

That being said, sneakers that can moonlight as another kind of shoe definitely does not fall into the “timeless couture” category. The appeal of these, of course, is that they can transition from one lifestyle activity to another (Ed: Lifestyle activity? What the fuck, you sound like a J. Crew catalog copy writer) without making you feel like you should have brought a wardrobe change. I was particularly floored by Emerica’s Shifter Boot and Adidas Y-3′s Hijiri Homme.

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Sarah Palin Sparks Milf Craze… I mean, Eyeglasses Craze!

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The image of the naughty librarian has been around for ages. Despite the fact that most librarians we know who work at the library are over age 50 and look like they sit on their arse the whole day, the image of the hot, tone-bodied, cleavage-copious visual prevails. And the scenario is always the same, the Ivy League style library is poorly lit and quiet. Then suddenly, the doors bust open and there the tall glass of woman stands with her library outfit and hair in updo. She seductively approaches you and then she throws your book to the floor, confirming the sentiment that you share with all Americans: you don’t like to read. She also happens to be your best friend’s mom. Animal noises ensue.
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The Color Purple

Emore went to Connecticut and all he brought us are these stupid pictures of purple clothes…

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J. Crew and Forever 21

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Uniqlo and H&M

If you haven’t noticed yet, purple is the fall color…

But does that mean it’s your color? Read More »

Ralph Lauren and Indiana Jones

From Ralph Lauren’s Spring 2009 Collection

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HMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM!!!

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Maybe the comparison was too obvious, but it’s crazy how much they had the specificity down. I wonder if they’ll take from any other iconic movies for future shows. Darth Vader capes anyone?

Ok we need 700 CCs of everybody’s money, STAT!

This seems to be going around, so might as well post it. Let’s give the smart guy a wedgie ya’ll!

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