COOLPANTS. The Weekly Streetwear Blog / Fashion

VOL 6: Travis Scott, Alexander Wang & Uniform Experiment

VOL 6: Travis Scott, Alexander Wang & Uniform Experiment

Welcome to Cool Pants. Here are 3 things that happened in streetwear this week:

1. TRAVIS SCOTT'S MILLION DOLLAR WATCH

This week Travis Scott showed off his new watch…his new million dollar fucking watch. Made by the world-renown Jacob the Jeweller, the accessory set Travis back a cool $1,015,000. Scott is known to give particularly wild fans clothes and accessories off of his back…so maybe wile out at a show for the watch? You never know. I have to say though, the thing is absolutely insane. Check it out here

Travis Scott Watch

2. ALEXANDER WANG'S STREETWEAR-FUELLED COLLECTION

This week we got a look at Alexander Wang’s Fall 2017 mens collection. Wang is an iconic designer who has come back with a heavy streetwear focus. The collection is dark, mostly comprised of blacks and deep reds. Many of the graphics are retro car & motorcycle inspired. I actually really dig most of the collection. Have a look at it here.

3. JAPANESE BRAND UNIFORM EXPERIMENT

Japanese brand Uniform Experiment teased their 2017 Fall/Winter line with a pretty interesting video reel featuring the coolest Dalmatian. The brand is gaining some hype in North America. They have a very cool aesthetic. If your looking for something a little bit different, check out the video below.

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VOL 5: The Weeknd Merch, Fear of God x New Era & Stephon Marbury

VOL 5: The Weeknd Merch, Fear of God x New Era & Stephon Marbury

Welcome to Cool Pants. Here are 3 things that happened in streetwear this week:

1. THE WEEKND'S MERCH COUNTDOWN

If your looking to cop some of The Weeknd’s Starboy merch, you have little over two days to do so. His website is outfitted with an assortment of tees, longsleeves, hoodies and bombers featuring a predominately teal and red colour way. I really like this effort. Check the gear out yourself HERE.

2. FEAR OF GOD x NEW ERA COLLAB

High-end streetwear brand Fear of God is back with another collab, this time with seasoned hat makers New Era. In this release, Fear of God’s Jerry Lorenzo flipped several classic MLB hats as a call-back to the baseball style in the 90’s. All hats were made domestically in the US, and utilize the classic baseball cap design of that era. In the interview below, Jerry explains the collection is inspired by all-time greats like Ken Griffey Jr, Darryl Strawberry and Ricky Henderson. Check out the full interview by Complex below:

3. AND1 RE-RELEASES 'THE CONEY ISLAND CLASSIC'

Back in the day, Stephon Marbury was a big-time NBA star. When it came to his inevitable shoe deal, Marbury didn’t go toe-to-toe with Jordan but instead created an affordable shoe called ‘The Coney Island Classic’. At that time, AND1 was everywhere. The re-release of this shoe brings back crazy nostalgia. Check out the kicks HERE.

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Vol 1: White Shoes, Skinny Knees & Drake

Vol 1: White Shoes, Skinny Knees & Drake

Welcome to Cool Pants. Here are 3 things that happened in streetwear this week:

1. The All-White Shoe

This week Adidas announced a couple new shoes; The Ultra Boost Laceless Mid, and Crazy Explosive 17’s. Nike clapped back with a pretty significant Air Max 97 announcement. All these shoes look crazy in their own right, but there’s one issue for me; All three of these sneakers are all-white. Don't get me wrong…fresh out of the box i’m sure these releases look great, but I feel like for the common person, white shoes are a struggle. They look so damn good…for 3-4 months then you have a busted yellowing sole and it’s over. But I dunno. They still look dope nonetheless. Have a look at all three below:

Adidas Ultra Boost Laceless Mid

https://sneakernews.com/2017/05/30/adidas-ultra-boost-laceless-mid-triple-white/

Adidas Crazy Explosive 17’s

https://sneakernews.com/2017/06/14/adidas-crazy-explosive-17-release-date/

Nike Air Max 97’s

http://www.highsnobiety.com/2017/06/17/nike-air-max-97-summit-white/

 

2. Gosha & The Knees

Earlier this week, Russian designer Gosha Rubchinshiy showed off his Spring/Summer 2018 line in St. Petersburg, Russia. The collection included collabs with MAJOR companies like Adidas, Burberry, and Stephen Jones. Walking to an off-kilter soundtrack in a dimly lit hallway, models trotted past a small line of media. Attendees saw soccer inspired looks, a selection beyond dad hats I will call grandpa hats, and several oversized crew and knit sweaters. I will add that there were a lot of exposed knees. Yes knees. There were a lot of skinny knees for show on this runway. All jokes aside, it was kinda cool. You know Gosha’s work when you see it, and he has a very interesting style that you may or may not be ready for. All that said, open your mind and check out the whole runway show below:

Gosha Rubchinskiy 2018 Spring/Summer Collection

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KKmAIc3N6T8&feature=youtu.be

 

3. Drake & Stone Island

A couple days ago, Aleks Eror of High Snobiety put out a pretty interesting piece about the brand Stone Island. If you aren’t familiar with the name, there two places where you may have seen their trademark compass logo; In your dad’s closet, or on Drake’s instagram.

The brand has rose quickly in the streetwear scene riding on the back of A-list acts such as Mr. Hotline Bling himself. Eror’s article sheds light on Stone Island’s former identity…the un-official uniform for English soccer hooligans. How hilarious is that. A logo notoriously associated with face-punchy activities has found a new home with the man who wrote Marvin’s Room. Now thats a re-brand. Check out the full article here. It’s pretty great.

http://www.highsnobiety.com/2017/06/14/drake-stone-island/

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The Scoundrel Series Style Guide

Hey.

Whats up. It’s been a while. How have you been?

Today’s post is The Scoundrel Series Style Guide. I’m going to explain some of the inspiration behind the latest series, and how I like to style each piece.

LETS GET STARTED.

THE OVERVIEW. For those who dress in black. That has been the mantra for this series. The idea was to create pieces that are minimal, understated, yet powerful in their subtlety. It’s a look that captures the vibe of a prime Matt Hoffman in the X Games, the mosh pit at a Death Grips show, an upper bowl seat at a Raiders game. That’s what the series is about. Clothing for scoundrels.

Now onto the gear…

THE BZLY CLASSIC PULLOVER. I’m so happy about how this hoodie turned out. The quality is crazy. I wanted to make something heavy, substantial, something that feels like it could last forever. Made out of a heavyweight 80/20 cotton/polyester blend, this piece will be in your rotation for a long time. This hoodie is perfect for that all-black ‘Matt Hoffman’ look. Pair this with some black jeans and some black converse or vans. The best part of this hoodie is the print underneath the back of the hood. Put the hood up, and words ‘SCOUNDREL’ show across your back…sneaky sneaky.

THE BZLY CLASSIC TEE. This tee is the staple. It’s made of a slick 50/50 cotton/poly blend. The reason I chose this blend was it actually gives the tee a shine to it. It’s a cool feel that you don’t get with your basic white cotton tee. Again, crazy quality on this one. Dawning the classic BZLY logo on the left chest, I like to wear this tee underneath my giant camo jacket. As we get into the spring/summer, this will be a great piece to wear solo (with pants too of course, get your mind out of the gutter).

THE DARTMOUTH SCOUNDREL TEE. This one is for my Dartmouth people. You knowww I had to do something. With the ‘Dartmouth Scoundrel’ box logo on the left chest, this is a piece that has been a definite hit. Same as the BZLY classic tee, this is a 50/50 cotton/poly blend, super clean look. You can wear this with anything as long as that Dartmouth Scoundrel logo is showing…DARTMOUTH4EVER

THE BZLY CLASSIC TOQUE. This toque is a throwback thats on its way back. I used to love the old winter cap. You know…the ones that every NFL team in the early 2000’s had. No pom pom…a nice big cuff…and big bold lettering. Ride the rest of the winter out with this topping off any of your looks. Optimum for pond hockey action…maybe rock a classic LA Kings jersey with it. I see a hat-trick in your future. Just remember. Over one ear or no ear. We don’t want you looking like a weenie.

WELL THAT’S IT. You’re all set. If you want to pick up some of the gear you have three options. Get it at THEBZLY.COM (Powered by Shopify), swing by Bodega Boutique (104 Portland St in Dartmouth), or head to Alexa Pope (1477 Lower Water St in Halifax).

Oh, and make sure to send me a pic of you in your new gear to contact@thebzly.com to be featured on our Instagram page.

‘Till next time.

Take Care,

 

- P

 

 

 

 

 

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BZLY Series I Style Guide

Hey there,

WELL. This one is a little late. Sorry! Sometimes life happens people! Monday night football is starting up, and the only thing lit in this room other than the TV is my christmas tree (is there a star at the top? Nope… Alien head).

Today I’m giving you a quick BZLY ‘Style Guide’ for our inaugural series; A Guide to the Revolution (AGTTR). I’m going to explain a couple different ways you can style your BZLY garments (or similar garments) to make you look cool AF. The overall concept behind this series is ‘layering’. Just try to use all the garments in your fit in ways you may not normally.

So here we go.

The Lay-Low Tee is made a bit longer than a normal tee, allowing it to show under layers. This is why we put the ‘law low’ patch at the bottom of the garment, to show at the bottom of your outfit. What I like to do is wear the long tee under a heather grey, white or black pull-over hoodie. The grey lay-low tee falls out under the hoodie and splits up the top portion of your fit from the bottom. Maybe stray away from the tucked-in look your pops has going on huh? I usually wear black jeans with this look and some black kicks or boots.

Our AGTTR Grime Hoodie was designed to be a tailored fit. This allows you to layer a sleek bomber over top of it, or pair it with a jean jacket. We’re kicking it a bit old school with this look, but with the re-birth of the Thrasher hoodies, this fit is perfecto.

The BZLY Bomber is a signature piece. You can wear it alone, with a white t-shirt, or throw on a black pull-over hoodie, the thing really looks good with anything. Just make sure you pair it with other grayscale garments (white, gray, black). The patches really make this piece.

SO. Take some of these tips if you wish. Even apply them to any t-shirt, hoodie, or bomber. Ultimately just have fun with all the pieces…try some things…keep it kind of grimy. Stick with the black, white, and grey. TILL NEXT TIME.

Take Care,

-P

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BZLY at DDFS (We’re in a Fashion Show)

Hey! How’s it going? Anything new going on in your life? I know you can’t really answer me, but I’m sure your doing all the exciting things. I’m writing this on the eve of our world collapsing. This whole US President thing is freaking me out (CNN is on in the background…the scrolling news thing is giving me anxiety with all the CAPS.. EVERYTHING IS SO IMPORTANT).

But ah, yeah…this blog is about none of that…its about DDFS!

What is DDFS you ask? Well it’s the Downtown Dartmouth Fashion Show ya dingus.

BZLY was given the opportunity to jump into the mix alongside 5 other awesome local shops/designers (Bodega Boutique, Vivacious Vixen, Room 152, Twigg and Feather, and Ambrose Designs).

It’s been quite a ride to this point getting ready for things. I think we’ve cooked up a pretty cool show. Each shop/designer has complete creative control over their section of the show. Expect a wide-variety of presentations with this open format. BZLY will absolutely be covering the alien demographic, so if your into that space sh*t, you better come check it out. I’ve been lucky enough to link up with some pretty talented people who are going to make this BZLY debut something special. Oh, and food and drinks after the show! What more could you want?

OH, annndd If you’re at the show, you can get your hands on the first run of BZLY garments. Series I: A Guide to the Revolution will be out in all it’s glory.

So in closing, If you hate clothes, food, drinks, and music…by all means, don’t come..but I mean how many non-music loving nudist non-eaters are out there? I expect to see the rest of you there.

November 18th at Alderney Landing! Get your tickets at ticketpro.ca

#HOLYSH*TBZLYISREALLYCOMING

Take Care,

-P

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