Engineered Garments SS15
Daiki Suzuki delivers another outstanding collection: a perfect materialization of the vintage-inspired aesthetic Engineered Garments has been known for. Mixing elements of British military stationed in India with a somewhat preppy influence, the result is an incredible mix of pattern and texture, spread throughout reinvented classics.
Vashtie is arguably the leading underground renaissance woman of our time. Between directing music videos, hosting/throwing parties, and showing girls how to wear their clothes, Vashtie also managed to be the first (and only) woman to design a pair of Air Jordans. In this interview with The Combat Jack Show—shouts to all the internets and fucky birds!—she recalls how the opportunity presented itself, whether or not the Air Jordan 2 was her Jordan of choice, and the inspiration behind the design. Check it out and soak some game up from the Downtown Sweetheart!
📷 by @harrybeeenyc 2014
Respect The Finger: Christening Sticky’s New Finger Joint
Very stoked to announce that I took part in cooking the first—yes, you read that correctly, THE FIRST—chicken finger at Sticky’s newest finger joint located at 484 Third Avenue (E33rd & 3rd). I had visited Sticky’s once before at their first location (31 W 8th St) before I had the connects necessary to gain kitchen access and I instantly became a fan. Here’s why…
I’m 21, so I’m technically an adult now and along with adulthood comes a new set of expectations. I’m expected to do adult things like iron my shirts, go to the gym, and eat adult foods like sushi,
saladkale, wheat bread, flan, etc. Now I know what you’re probably thinking… “Yeah, you should start eating a little healthier as you approach adulthood,” and I totally agree, but that shouldn’t require me ditching the less complex dishes I spent a majority of my life chowing down. There’s no reason why a grown man should be looked down on for ordering chicken fingers, a meal normally found on the children’s menu, but that’s where Sticky’s comes in.
Sticky’s offers an array of gourmet chicken fingers in insanely tasty combinations ranging from the mozzarella stuffed Bada Bing chicken parm finger to my new favorite, the salted caramel (see below). But it doesn’t stop there… Have you ever wondered what a wasabi finger would taste like? How about a maple syrup and balsamic vinegar infused buffalo finger? Can’t make up your mind? No worries—order a basket of plain fingers and go nuts with 15 custom dipping sauces. FIFTEEN!
Sticky’s Finger Joint ain’t nothing to cluck with and they’re on a mission to take your taste buds on the ride of their life via their one-of-a-kind chicken strip vessels. Huge shoutout to Paul Abrahamian aka Grandfather Finger, one half of the dynamic duo behind Sticky’s Finger Joint, for letting me into his kitchen and showing me the steps necessary to create greatness in the form of a chicken finger. Head over to their Facebook page, join the already thriving community of Sticky’s enthusiasts, and give your taste buds what they deserve!
How can you deny a salted caramel chicken finger?!?!
You don’t have to watch the show in order to cruise around on this Portlandia x Republic fixed gear bike, but you should because it’s awesome. I came across this bike and loved it so much that I figured I’d watch a few episodes of Portlandia and although I was laughing my ass off I kind of wish it was a regular show. Yeah, I know, it’s sketch comedy and it isn’t supposed to have a complex storyline à la The Office, but that’s just me being picky.
I’m a struggling college student in NYC and owning a car is out of the question, so I’ve taken up cycling and I LOVE IT. Riding any bike is fun, but there’s something about the simplicity of a fixed gear bike, constant pedaling, and non-mechanical stopping power that enhance the riding experience. If you want to preserve the world and ensure that the giant panda has tons of greenery to munch on, then this is the bike for you.
This is so tight.
Nike Free Orbit II SP ($200)
These are too ahead. Grab yours while you still can.