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Curious crackling Converse

Pull and peel, scratch and sniff, shake and bake.

These Converse Jack Purcell x Maison Martin Margiela painted sneakers crack and chip as time goes on AS TIME FREAKING GOES ON and transform into a red pair of sneakers.

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According to Mr. Porter product description of doom: “Process is just as important as form for Parisian label Maison Martin Margiela, and these Converse sneakers have been hand-painted over the outside to crack and chip with use, revealing a unique finish. Beneath is a pair of red leather Jack Purcells, they offer discreet athletic comfort as well as forward-looking design.”

Alternate ending: you skip the time traveling, cop a pair of these classic red chucks and drop some White-Out stolen from the office supply closet:

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Clean and clear

I’m diving nose deep into the new colorways that just launched today over at Warby Parker. I’ve never done the clear frames before but it’s not #TransformationTuesday for nothing! Hello crystal, baby. Act Fast! Act Quickly! Act like your bank account ain’t busted! These limited editions go quickly and the Percey frame fits my face the best. Check it out here: Waterway Collection.

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This shirt blows

…because it’s full of wind currents.

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A few years ago, I fell in love with this Carven women’s collection of map printed clothing and wanted to get a piece of my own. Turns out, no luck for men. So after a quick eBay search, I nabbed this “map print” shirt and have enjoyed it since. It’s relaxed fit makes it ideal for warm weather and I couldn’t be happier with the gorgeous map print.

A few printed + patterned shirts for you. Bonus: They’re on sale!

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Warm weather wares: yours for the aping.

Let’s get you squared away for what to wear this summer. My favorite items that I know and love are featured below and are yours for the aping.

1st look) Why isn’t there a new Brand New album? Dude, I have no clue. Let the sadness continue with all black, just trim your toe nails and don’t cut them like talons. That’s gross.

2nd look) Are those old pennies in your pocket or are you just a toddler? Take a note from your nephew. Sneakers, striped tee and grey shorts. Get on it. You’ve got all of these things REMEMBER!

3rd look) What are these WASPy friends for anyway? White denim club. You’ve got a pair. And your chambray shirt is always on tune year round!

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Tops: Basic black tee ($80) by Rag & Bone, Striped tee ($88) by Steven AlanIndigo madras shirt ($58) by Gant Rugger.

Bottoms: Grey twill shorts ($95) by Save Khaki, Sureshot chino ($99) by Zanerobe, Thin Finn white denim ($168) by Nudie Jeans.

Shoes: “Arizona” slides ($98) by Birkenstocks, Cotu classic sneakers ($68) by Superga, Linen espadrilles ($52) by Soludos.

Whenever I pack for a weekend trip 20 minutes before I leave the house, I throw in a denim or chambray shirt, white denim, a stripe tee, black tee, black denim, and a pair of Soludos (still got my pair from last year!). Take a look at what I wore two springs ago (right here) or see what I was playing around late last summer  (not much has changed, tbh.)