Levi’s Ad: Secrets and Lies

As a part of their international ad campaign titled, “Live Unbuttoned,” Levi’s has just released a new ad.  It’s a bit provocative and extremely suggestive, but apparently companies still think sex sells.  Sex might sell, but this is crazy.  The two apparently just met and their unfolding white lies they’ve been saying to each other until.. well let us not spoil it.  check out the video below!

The Campaign: “Get Chucked” John Varvatos x Converse

Chucks have been a pillar in men’s fashion for decades.  They’ve left the scene and came back stronger than ever a few years back.  They’ve been imitated but never duplicated.  Upscale brands have taken alot of inspiration from Converse, but when Converse starting collaboration efforts with John Varvatos, it put everyone on their heels (no pun intended).  This fall’s ad campaign titled, “Get Chucked,” does a great job showing how a gifted designer mating with an old school classic can be so rewarding.

Ad Campaign shoots after the jump

AMVOX2 Transponder for Aston Martin DBS

Aston Martin has teamed up with Jaeger-LeCoultre to create something special.  A wrist watch that can start your car?  This is a piece that 007 had years ago.  We were kept in the dark, but not anymore! No special effects here, this is real.  The AMVOX2 DBS Transponder is a sleek watch and it also has a transponder built in that will start your DBS.

Jack Black: Deep Detox

Just when clean & clear just isn’t doing it, there comes a company that really knows what men need in terms of facial cleansing and grooming.  Jack Black has an array of products, but nothing stood out more to us than the Deep Detox Clay Mask/Spot Treatment.

It dries up blemishes, purifies skin, and sets it up for the closest shave ever.

F/W 08: Hickey

Hickey’s fall collection is very preppy and there’s nothing wrong with that.  In fact, we love the line.  Take notice to the slim trousers, classical blazers, and some plaid as well.  Hickey’s V-neck sweater and elbow patch cardigans are also very nice.  They’re made of 100% lambswool in Italy.

Brand Watch: Rag and Bone Holiday 08

October will be bring us a first-ever holiday collection from Rag and Bone.  The collection will boast tailored jackets in coated Japanese cotton, a collaboration with Dents, England’s glovemaker to the Queen (Yeah, they’re sort of a big deal), as well as shoes that a hybrid between slippers and desert boots.

Brand Watch: Benjamin Bixby

Who is Benjamin Bixby? No, actually you’re probably asking yourself “what is Benjamin Bixby?”  As if having successful music and acting careers wasn’t enough, André Benjamin (André 3000) is hoping that his new clothing line will give him one more reason to smile. 

F/W 08: Puma x Alexander McQueen

For the past few seasons, Puma has been collaborating with fashion designers to create some impressive footwear.  These designers currently include Mihara and our personal favorite Alexander McQueen, and have included Neil Barrett in the past.  We will be bringing more information about Puma’s Sport Fashion collections, but for now, we’re going to cover the Alexander McQueen collection.