CAT as in Caterpiller as in the construction equipment has been on an epic rebranding mission that kicked off last spring with a runway show in Brooklyn Navy Yard featuring their workwear-inspired street shoes (see CAT Footwear's Night of Booze and Shoes).
This week CAT took it to the people with the opening of a pop-up store in 47th and Lex that hailed the return of the brand's original Colorado boot available for the first time in the US since the 1990's. And what's a launch without the requisite street artist to add to the "it" factor. In CAT's case the "it" factor was multiplied by five as artists Ivan Orama, James Gulliver Hancock, Liz Lomax, Amanda Dolan, and Misha Tyutyunik unveiled their reinterpretations of the Colorado boot in an exhibition aptly title "Colorado Couture".
The pop-up shop will be open the entire month of October and will feature 3 limited-edition styles never before available in the US. If Cara Delevinge, Beyonce and Rihanna are any indication, workwear boots are set to make a huge comeback so you might want to hop on over there before the month ends.
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J Brand x Rob Pruitt "620 mid-rise skinny" in black/grey released hem and red/purple, blue/green dégradé colorways
When art and fashion collide it is a glorious thing and when that collision occurs with denim, it is truly magnificent.
Contrary to what your eyes are telling you, the image above is not an illusion created by photoshop. It is actually a limited edition collaboration between artist Rob Pruitt and J Brand Jeans available exclusively at Barneys New York. At this point you're probably viewing the photo again trying to discern if I'm pulling your leg. I assure you it's real. Pruitt has perfected the art of gradient painting and is widely known for the technique.
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The DL1961 Showroom
Can we just skip fall and go straight to spring? DL1961 previewed their Spring 2015 collection and it is so on point. Skinny jeans were made new again with frayed hemlines and ankle zippers. For those ready to move on from the skinny, voluminous boyfriend styles were in abundance and in a variety of colors, finishes and textures. Bonus points go to the brand for the runway-inspired white skinny with the caged hem as well as the denim shirts dyed in black and gray.
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As hard as we may try, we can no longer deny that the weather is getting cooler. Sad face, sad face, sad face. The worst part is that it's that in-between weather where during the day it's too hot for anything more than a light jacket, but in the evening the light jacket isn't warm enough.
Indigo People is a relatively new company that specializes in indigo-dyed scarves crafted in artisanal communities. Just in case you didn't know, indigo is the blue color of your jeans. The unisex scarves come in several different styles and are just the right width for tying around your neck or wrapping yourself up like a shawl.
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Unless you've been living under a rock, you've probably already seen the ads for Gap's new #DressNormal campaign. The anti-peacocking, normcore-friendly slogan is perfect for the brand that made khakis cool in an era that millennials would probably call bygone...the 90's.
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Of all the contest I've heard of this year, this one will definitely strike a chord with those who wear jeans. Cult of Individuality is hosting it's first Future Vintage Project by challenging fans to wear a pair of raw denim Cult jeans as often as possible from now through April 30th. Easy right? Especially if you already own a pair of Cult jeans, because you're probably wearing them all the time anyway, but there's a catch. Not only do you have to wear the jeans as often as possible, but you can't wash them....at all. That's seven whole months of unwashed jeans. Stinky.
The point is to let the jeans create the wear and whiskering that comes naturally with a well worn-in pair. The way it used to be done before we started paying a hundred dollars a pop for brands to do it for us.
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Can we officially declare 2014 'The Year of Pharrell? Yes, lets, because he is everywhere and his new venture will make his domination of all things that make us happy complete.
Pharrell's Billionare Boys Club brand has teamed up with Comme des Garçon on a new fragrance named after his latest album G I R L. Now that's fun. Especially since the fragrance is for girls and boys.
It comes in two sizes with the larger of the two pictured above, but of course, your large will be more pocket-sized.
The fragrance won't drop until tomorrow, but you can preorder it now on the Billionaire Boys Club site.
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I have it on good authority that True Religion is about to make a comeback. Actually, I saw it in a video. A video where an incredibly hot guy bursts through a door followed by his equally hot entourage swaggering and smoldering through a room in head to toe denim while other hot people look on as the camera pans from chiseled cheeks to butt cheeks when, finally, they all stop to cheer on hot guy... playing a ping pong game. Well done, True Religion. Well done.
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