Hey Look! Comme Des Garcons X Converse In A Size 12!!!

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I found a 12, but I must share my story with you….

It really upsets me that Converse or Comme Des Garcons do not produce these cool shoes in a size 12 Jack Purcell, or an 11.5 in Converse All Stars.  I am a big fan of this shoe, and would purchase all of the colorways.

I don’t know what it is about these shoes, but in reality they are just plain old Jack Purcells with a red heart on the side with some eyeballs, and a contrast black or white stripe on the back heel. (They come in both off white and black Jack Purcells & All Stars Chuck Taylors)

But you know what?  Those little subtle details is what makes this shoe stand out.  I know this.  I am obsessed with these shoes so when I found out they did not make 12’s or 11.5 I freaked and researched until I was blue in the face.

I called all around the world, emailed stores, and even made some friends along the way.  What I found out was that they used to make size 12 when they first came out a couple of years ago, when the shoe was manufactured out in the US, but since CDG is based in Japan they have now moved the manufacturing to Japan, and the largest size they make is a US 11 in all styles.

BUMMER!!!! So if Converse or Comme Des Garcons is reading this.  Please make 12’s or 11.5 or bigger sizes.  For those that know me… Yes I am still complaining and instagramming is not getting my message across fast enough.

Oh, BTW… I found these from a shoe collector who purchased them from another shoe collector and was in MINT condition, worn only twice.

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VANS FORTH OF JULY LO PROFILE ERA SNEAKERS (LPE)

Beautiful shoes for an exciting and loud holiday. Celebrate this 4th of July with these washed Vans LPE’s. I like how they have a  used vintage appeal with red white & blue faded.  With the low profile sole, these shoes are sure to become a classic in any collector’s closet.

You can find these at local shoe boutiques.  Not sure if these are in Vans stores, but I know they were not on http://www.vans.com last I checked.

If you are in the L.A. area you can pick these up at Undefeated or you can call DQM for Vans in New York for more info.

Best Made Company Kevlar Smokejumper Belts For Men

Looking for something to spice up that casual outfit? Check these Kevlar Smokejumper Belts from Best Made Comapny.

I love the triangular alloy steel parachute harness as the belt clip.  The colors are bright and can really be that small attractive detail to complete any outfit.

Belts really are important. They make you feel confident and complete when you wear a suit, so why not throw on a cool one when you are in casual wear.

Check out www.bestmadeco.com for some more information.

Product RED Gap Leather Bracelet

With bracelets becoming a new trend in a man’s wardrobe, I’ve decided to pull some of my old ones out.

This was a gift from my wife many years ago.  I love that my wife also buys products that give back to help causes all around the world.

Product Red, founded by U2’s Bono and Bobby Shriver of One/Data helps bring awareness to private companies in helping eliminate AIDS in Africa.

Product RED has done collaborations with Apple, Gap, Converse, Starbucks, Emporium Armani, Nike, American Express and more.

Brands that help support other causes, whatever amount is always a great inspiration to me.  Even the smallest dollar amount given back is still better than no amount, and also, the dollar in America is usually worth tons in 3rd world countries.

 

Lazy Saturday

Today was one of those days where I was able to relax and just hang out with my daughter.  It was sunny, yet a little windy in Southern California.  I was able to wear some shorts a Gap t-shirt, my Sperry Top Siders and a Levi’s denim slim cut jacket.  The shorts are from Target and they were only $20.00!  I couldn’t believe it when I saw them.  The lenght was perfect, they weren’t baggy and oversized and the fit is great.

Check out Target as they are actually having a sale as we speak right now online for mens shorts.

Hello Kitty Vans Girls Black

 

 

Its always cute when your little one wants to have things that you have and dress like you.  Since I have a pair of polka dot Vans, my daughter has been wanting a pair herself.  She had a pair of Hello Kitty slip ons that were pretty old and beat up from preschool and the parks, that it was time for her to renew a pair for summer school.  This is what she decided on.  You can never go wrong with a pair of Vans slip ons for your kids.  They are comfy, versitile, plesant to look at, and most of all, quick to slip on when Dad is in a rush.

Mondaine Mens Big Date Wrist Watch

The Swiss made Mondaine Men’s watch is a eye catcher.  It has a clean minimalist design that one can appreciate yet it demands much attention.  The bright detail of red used sparingly throughout the watch makes it pop out that much more.  I use this watch mainly when I go out at night to dinners, events, or work.  I had my eye on this for quite sometime before I pulled the trigger to get it.  The only thing that I do not like is that it is not waterproof.

The Mondine Watch Company is known for historic railway station clocks and is the official Swiss Railways watch.  What caught my eye the most is the beautiful red secondhand with the ball at the tip.  Many people never notice a second hand when wearing a watch, but with this one you can’t help but notice the smooth ticking and mid century like design.