Novel Fineries Transforms Butterfly Wings Into Pocket Squares

Butterfly wings are a thing of beauty, allowing the creatures to flaunt their colors to others in the vicinity, much like a pocket square that adds flair to the outfit of a dapper gent. Taking this relationship quite literally is fashion start-up Novel Fineries, which creates handmade butterfly wing "pocket art" using a traditional Chinese double-sided embroidery technique. Replicating the exact details of the wings of 50 butterfly species, the wings are created by hand-embroidering the iridescent patterns on a piece of silk, while blank spaces are delicately shaded in by hand with paint. The "pocket art" is then packaged in a wooden box with a glass lid, much like the method of preserving butterfly specimens for scientific purposes. Take a look at the debut collection above, and find more information online here.

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The Future of In-Flight Entertainment Is a Bigger and Better Screen

Airline in-flight entertainment systems have made major strides in terms of content in the past few years, but many patrons are still stuck with the tiny screens with poor displays. Thales thinks the industry can do a lot better, and has just previewed a new in-flight entertainment system called Digital Sky. The prototype gives each (presumably coach) passenger a massive 21.3-inch touchscreen. However, the screens are in portrait orientation to fit into seats, leading to some extra space while you’re tuning into your movie. Despite that, the bigger screen is much more capable of new services such as displaying the in-flight magazine, duty free items for sale, or local highlights at your destination. While there aren’t any confirmed partners just yet, we can all be thankful for some improvement in this area.

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Nike Drops Two LunarEpic Flyknits for the Boston Marathon

Nike looks to this year’s iteration of the Boston Marathon for its latest LunarEpic Flyknit release. The innovative silhouette, created in a “Game Royal” edition for men and a “Wolf Grey” edition for women, skilfully employs a Lunarlon cushion system and Flyknit upper. Similar aesthetic trimmings are applied to each variant, including a yellow Boston Marathon logo on […]

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Our 20 Favorite Pieces From Palace’s Summer 2016 Collection

Palace follows up its Summer 2016 lookbook with the full presentation of its seasonal collection. The London heavyweight goes hard on ’90s streetwear for the warm weather ahead, filtering each piece through a distinctly British lens and reworking them to meet today’s standards. Tracksuits and color-blocked polos are aplenty, while knock-off graphics across tees and hoodies continue the […]

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Air Jordan 10 “Paris” Drops This Weekend

Air Jordan 10 “Paris” Drops This Weekend

Earlier this week we take a look at a new Air Jordan 10, presumably apart of the ongoing City Pack. Our suspicions are confirmed today, as the Paris centric release drops this weekend in tribute to the City of Light.

With “75” embroidery at the collar in honor of Paris’ central district, the black and Fierce Purple affair boldly manifest a Parisian sensibility married to aggressive sporting aesthetics. This is the first of more City Pack releases that pay tribute to Shanghai, London and other key cities.

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October’s Very Own Connects With the Toronto Raptors for Special Spalding Basketball

The Toronto Raptors are front runners in the NBA’s Atlantic Division and have their eyes set on the grand prize in a NBA Championship. In celebration of their hunt, the Drake-supported team has joined forces with October’s Very Own and Spalding for a collaborative basketball. This limited edition piece is coated in black and displays hints of gold throughout as seen on its OVO Owl, Raptors and Spalding logos. Retailing for approximately $38 USD, it’s currently available in-store at Real Sports inside Air Canada Centre – Gate 1 and online.

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Pusha T, Rick Ross & Royce Da 5’9″ Connect for “Layers”

Layers from Royce Da 5’9" is just a few weeks away and now the Detroit emcee has liberated the LP’s title track ahead of the album’s premiere. Following the release of the LP’s opener, "Tabernacle," "Layers" sees Royce linking up with both Pusha T and Rick Ross as the trio drop straight bars over a Mr. Porter production.
Give the feature-laden cut a spin below and look for Royce’s followup to 2011’s Success Is Certain to drop April 15. Layers can be pre-ordered now via iTunes.

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Air Jordan 7 “Olympic Alternate” Dropping This Summer

Air Jordan 7 “Olympic Alternate” Dropping This Summer

Jordan Brand, as with tradition, is set to release an Olympic-inspired shoe in honor of the upcoming summer games. This year, the Air Jordan 7 gets the nod, with one of its most revered styles undergoing a modern reinvention of sorts.

Riffing off the Air Jordan 7 “Olympic” comes an alternative edition, which many are saying was updated by Tinker Hatfield. Here, we see an American flag underlaying MJ’s Olympic number 9. Metallic Gold Coin accents also give this alternative pair distinction, blending in with patriotic Deep Royal Blue and Fire Red overlaying white leather construction.

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Air Jordan 8 “Cigar & Champagne” Pack // Preview

Air Jordan 8 “Cigar & Champagne” Pack // Preview

Back in March, we were among the first to reveal that the Air Jordan 8 “Cigar & Champagne” Pack would be releasing later this year. Now, a first look at the celebratory offering is here.

Revolving around the Chicago Bulls’ first three-peat that culminated in 1993 with a victory over the Phoenix Suns, the Air Jordan 8 now takes the reigns 23 years following that historic feat.

Consisting of black and white variations with confetti and metallic gold accents, respectively, the Air Jordan 8 “Cigar & Champagne” Pack is without a Jordan Release Date for the time being.

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T.I. Performs At Cavaliers vs Hawks Game

Kang Harris On Friday evening, T.I. provided the halftime entertainment for the Cleveland Cavaliers and Atlanta Hawks Atlanta’s Philips Arena. Before his team took the 110-108 lost in overtime, T.I.P. took center court for some of his hits including, “Whatever You Like”. hhs87

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