Mister Freedom deck jacket at the J.Crew Liquor Store

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J.Crew’s Liquor Store is one of NYC’s best kept secrets (as far as shopping for men is concerned). By now, it’s probably not a secret anymore but the atmosphere blends retail and a stage for unparalled creations. Prime example: the brand’s new military jacket. Made in collaboration with the Hollywood-based vintage hound, designer, and retailer Mister Freedom, the Crew’s limited-edition (only seven made) deck jacket is blessed with endless details.

Top-notch tweed by Scotland’s Harris Tweed

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Harris Tweed’s fabric is the only one in the world to be governed and authenticated by an Act of Parliament. The tweed’s hand woven in the Western Isles of Scotland but Harris Tweed usually leaves the designing and construction to others like Ralph Lauren, Jean Paul Gaultier, Vivienne Westwood and even the tailors of Britain’s Royal Family.

Vertu to open store in Ginza, Japan on February 19th

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Vertu, a British-based manufacturer and retailer of luxury mobile phones, is set to open a new store in Ginza, Japan on February 19th. From the shots we saw over at engadget, it seems Vertu has taken the more subtle route than enriching the entire store with gold like you’d expect. The beautiful thing about the new location is that there is an entire floor dedicated to each handset line it carries (including Ferrari, Ascent and Signature).

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Zaha Hahid Architects x Antwerp Port Authority Headquarters

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Zaha Hadid Architects will be designing the future headquarters of the Antwerp Port Authority. The Port Authority aims to make its operations more efficient by centralizing the administrative and technical services which are currently divided in location. Roughly 500 people will be able to move into the new building which is slated for a 2013 completion date.

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Pre-Inauguration festivities: Manifest Hope in DC

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There’s alot going on this weekend as everyone’s gearing up for the inauguration on Tuesday. In Washington D.C., Yosi Sergant and Shepard Fairey have already kicked off their art show: Manifest HopeNotCot is there to cover the event which will be running from today until the Monday.

The focus of Manifest Hope: DC is three themes… Manifest Change – Health Care Reform, Manifest Unity – Workers’ Rights, and Manifest Opportunity – The Green Economy. 15 of the works shown were voted on by the online community from a pool of over a thousand.

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Tortured Manhood by Thom Browne

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Thom Browne, for anyone who doesn’t already know, is an American fashion designer whose flagship store in TriBeCa is home to some of the best-fitting and sleek suits known to man. GQ named him Designer of the Year for 2008 and with good reason. Simply put, the man’s a genius and it shows with his first European show that took place in Florence.

Photos: Official Supercars of the Chechen Republic

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The Chechen Republic has gone through two wars in order to gain independence from Russia. The second one didn’t go their way so they are still an entity of Russia and have been going through a rebuilding process for quite sometime.

Times don’t seem tough for these guys though. DesignYouTrust posted these photos under the heading: “Official Supercars of Chechen Republic”. Say no more, Dmitry.

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Essential: Surface to Air Brown Weekender

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Made out of incredibly smooth calf leather, this weekend bag by Surface to Air is an essential come this… I mean now. It’s timeless. The color is good for all four seasons and all four time zones. Heck, it’s crisp on every continent. The leather strips are sewn into x-shaped detail on the front and back and the should strap is detachable. The text logo is on the front side and the pyramid logo is on the back.

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