COOLPANTS. The Weekly Streetwear Blog / Mens Fashion

VOL 8: SUPREME, TYLER THE CREATOR & GOSHA RUBCHINSKIY

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

1. SUPREME'S FALL/WINTER 17 COLLECTION

This week we got a good look at what we can expect from Supreme's Fall/Winter 17 collection. Among other things, the series includes a Nas tee, a potential Nike collab, and some pop-arty jackets and crewnecks. Check out all of the details below:

2. TYLER THE CREATOR x CONVERSE

Directly following his latest release Flower Boy, Tyler the Creator is back creating in a different realm. Converse officially released Tyler's take on the Converse One Star this week. Unfortunately for anyone looking to cop, these sold out on the first day. Nonetheless, I think this is a good step for the sneaker brand & the shoes are worth a look. Check them out here.

Tyler the Creator One Star

3. ABOUT GOSHA RUBCHINSKIY

Fashion-focused Youtube channel i-D release a behind-the-scenes look at Russian designer Gosha Rubchinskiy's latest fashion show. The interview includes musings from the man himself, as well as a comprehensive look at how he is becoming one of the more important voices for Russia's youth. Check out the video here.

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VOL 7: Supreme x Nas, Frank Ocean & Neymar

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

1. SUPREME x NAS 

Supreme is back teasing another big-time collab, this time with hip hop royalty; Nas. The photo below gives us a taste of what we can expect in about a month or so. This is a must-cop for all the hip-hop heads out there. I'll be sure to keep you posted when the whole collection is revealed.  

2. WHERE TO COP FRANK OCEAN'S TEE

At his a performance this week at Panorama Fest in New York, Frank Ocean dawned a shirt saying, "WHY BE RACIST, SEXIST, HOMOPHOBIC, OR TRANSPHOBIC WHEN YOU COULD JUST BE QUIET". The shirt, apropos given the climate of this week has become quite a sought after item. If your feeling the message, here's where to cop

3. NEYMAR DROPS 18K ON SNEAKERS

Soccer mega-star, Neymar was on Complex's Sneaker Shopping this week to talk all things shoes. Neymar himself was blessed with his own signature Jordan, and talks about his experience meeting the man himself. Oh. Ya. He also spent $18,000 on new kicks. Bah. Soccer PAYS people. Jeeez. Check the video below.

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Halifax...Let's talk Style (Tough Love)

Hey,

How’s it hanging? Hope your Saturday has been as satisfyingly lazy as mine. It’s snowing in Halifax…I’m not ready for winter just yet. I’ve decided to stock up on chips (Cool Ranch Doritos if your wondering) and ride this one out pretending our land is not becoming a frozen tundra once again (100% in denial).

Today I want to talk to you about style. You know…the fabric that you choose to cover your regions with.

I want to start with a little tough love. Some of us dudes need to step our style game up a bit. All due respect to you wonderful gentlemen, but we could use a little more creativity in how we dress in Halifax. But I'm optimistic! We seem to be moving in a good direction.

I just want to tell you I got you covered. BZLY and a slew of other local designers and shops can hook you up…you just have to come to us instead of buying some generic option. Let’s mix things up a bit. It’s tiiiime.

But I get it, I get it, style is a weird thing. Some people get really into it, and some people couldn’t care less. I’m here as a clothing designer to explain to you what you may be missing.

Imagine you have the option to be given this super power. A super power that allows you to telepathically communicate who you are to another person without even speaking. That would be kind of cool. You could attract people you want to attract without even saying a word.

…you know where I’m going with this, THAT’S YOUR STYLE. It’s a gad damn super power. Your style is your opportunity to project who you are. By not using this form of communication, your forfeiting an opportunity to tell your story.

So Halifax…Canada…World…use your damn style. You’re handicapping yourself if not. I’m not even saying buy my clothes, just buy something interesting…something cool. Support someone you relate with, and then them help you out.

’Til next time.

Take Care,

P

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BZLY Explores Nocturne

Oh Hey,

How’s it going? I’m just here in full lazy Sunday mode eating allll the candy (shoutout to Freak Lunchbox).

Today I’m talking about Nocturne. If you don’t know what Nocturne is, it’s a night in Halifax where there are gazillions of art installations all over the city. Thousands of people just get out and explore. It may be one of my favourite nights of the year.

Nights like Nocturne remind me how cool this city is. So many great artists, and thousands of captivated audience members just strolling through the streets. This year was definitely one of my favourites. Here’s a run-down of some of the cool things I was able to see:

CHROMA

This installation was set in St. Matthew’s Church. The venue alone has a way of setting tone for epic performances. The church’s front wall was illuminated with scrolling text, numbers, and sacred geometry. Music bounced through the church timed to the frantic visuals. All of this built up to an epic crescendo, followed by a sombre decent. In the forefront of the stage, circus performers flowed with the music, performing a skillful set of acrobatics. It was great. If ya missed it..ya missed out.

QUANTUM PANTOMIME

This installation was set at the feet of the old public library with Bud the Spud flanking the performance…making all attending crave fries. Three performers belted out clever lyrics over a synth that could be heard all down Spring Garden Road. The backdrop; a multi-coloured geometrical installation created by the Dalhousie School of Architecture. Super cool, super fun.

IN DEFENCE OF LIBRARIES

Set in the Paul O’Regan Theatre inside the public library, this picturesque installation featured a lone acrobat suspended high over a pile of books on the floor below. In the background ambient music set the tone, with intermittent verbal anecdotes peppered throughout the performance. The whole message behind this piece was to stress the importance of libraries as a hub of information. Judging by the success of the central library, I think Halifax resoundingly agrees with this sentiment.

THE NIGHT WAS GREAT. It was capped off by a trip to the Stilwell Beer Garden to say goodbye to the cities best hang-spot (till next year!). It’s very inspiring to see the support for art in the city. I think it’s pretty special.

Halifax…Dartmouth…you cool…you so cool.

BZLY IS COMING

Take Care,

- P

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