When I was a child, I dressed to kill and be killed. In the pine trees that my brother planted a few years before he was murdered, I playacted as both hero and villain. These transformations started with costumes.
"Prior to my son being born, my life had the structure and precision of a German car. Now I am fighting to retain some semblance of that structure."
In early 2015, jeansmakers Shockoe Denim bewildered denimheads everywhere by renaming itself Shockoe Atelier and introducing a luxury menswear line. In this brand critique / Lupesco family history, we arrive at this reasoning behind the rebrand: "They're thinking it’s still New York, 1974. And they still have the taste of blood in their mouths."
Timothy Grindle believes that Ralph Lauren and late-1980s punk have a lot in common. His home is designed accordingly.
This is what real heritage looks like, after you strip away the "heritage-inspired" marketing bullshit.
Despite being the flagship for Oak Street Bootmakers, Independence doesn't quite fit in on Oak Street. Timothy Grindle and George Vlagos give us the outsider perspective.