Road Trip: NYC

Road Trip: NYC

On New Year’s Eve, friends and coworkers Jason and Marleigh decided to take an impromptu road trip to New York to see some friends and attend our pal Archie’s party. With about an hour’s notice, they packed up and drove to Brooklyn from here in Richmond for a one-night trip full of fun, friends, snacks […]

January 14 2014 / Culture / Travel
Sean Hotchkiss Wishlist

Sean Hotchkiss Wishlist

Sean Hotchkiss is a writer, editor, creative consultant and brand strategist living in Manhattan. The on-the-go fashion journalist and style aficionado is widely considered a fashion expert, and it’s not hard to see why. His client list is like a who’s who in menswear, with just about anything he touches adding to that who’s who list. […]

December 27 2013 / Fashion
Han Kjøbenhavn x Pendleton “The Sea Wolf” Collection

Han Kjøbenhavn x Pendleton “The Sea Wolf” Collection

This fall/winter season, the Danish design makers behind Han Kjøbenhavn teamed up with the premium American heritage brand Pendleton to release a small capsule collection. For the first time ever, Pendleton created a custom 100% wool fabric just for the Danish line, dyed with four different kinds of indigo. The capsule collection is comprised of unisex pieces […]

December 17 2013 / Fashion
Holiday Party 2013

Holiday Party 2013

We partied down this week at the annual Need Supply Co. holiday party with our friends at Carytown Bicycle Company. Thanks to Stella’s for the incredible spread, Belle Isle Craft Spirits for the delicious cocktails, and DJ TZA aka Tyler Worley for the sweet party tunes! Party photos by Cameron Charles Lewis

December 13 2013 / Culture
Meet the Maker: Gitman Vintage Video

Meet the Maker: Gitman Vintage Video

Gitman Brothers Vintage, the American heritage sport-shirt line, is one of the last remaining shirtmakers that bases its manufacturing entirely in America. As part of our Meet the Maker series, Chris Olberding welcomed us behind the lines into Gitman’s Pennsylvania factory and talked to us about the evolution of the brand, what it takes to […]

December 12 2013 / Culture / Fashion
Meet the Maker: Assembly Event

Meet the Maker: Assembly Event

Assembly New York launched its in-house collection, by designer Greg Armas, a 2012 CFDA finalist, in 2009. Assembly garments are intended to create comfort and durability, allowing each piece to stand on its own and achieve archival quality. The collection, which Armas describes as authoritative minimalist, is one of our favorites, with clean designs and important details. Last month, Greg […]

December 12 2013 / Culture / Fashion
Neighborhoods of Richmond

Neighborhoods of Richmond

Justin Tran is a Communication Arts undergraduate student at VCU with an affinity for illustration and other forms of visual communication. His graphic Neighborhoods of Richmond series is spot on, illustrating the signature architecture and landmarks of our regular haunts. Don’t see your ‘hood here? We hear Justin’s got more in the works soon, including the […]

December 10 2013 / Art & Design / Culture
Monocle: A Closer Look

Monocle: A Closer Look

Monocle keeps an eye and an ear on the world as a global briefing on international affairs, business, culture and design. With shops stretching across the globe, Monocle also sells products that cater to their readers’ style and tastes and make the perfect gifts for your design-driven friends. Monocle is a premium media brand with magazine, […]

November 25 2013 / Art & Design / Fashion
Staff Picks: Peter

Staff Picks: Peter

Peter is a Richmond transplant who came to us from Brooklyn, New York as our Creative Project Manager. With a diverse background from Guatemala and the Middle East, he grew up surrounded by his parents’ different cultures and families which led to a love for travel, language, and different cultures. Though he’s been traveling his whole life, Peter’s […]

November 22 2013 / Culture / Fashion
Garrett Leight California Optical – Human Being Journal

Garrett Leight California Optical – Human Being Journal

Three years ago we were exploring the stores along Abbot Kinney in Venice California, and we stumbled upon a great looking optical store, which turned out to be GLCO. We had heard of Garrett Leight’s eyewear because of an early collaboration that he did. The vibe of the A. Kinney Court store was awesome, and […]

November 13 2013 / Culture / Fashion
Interview: Anousheh

Interview: Anousheh

Anousheh Khalili has been playing music since as long as she can remember. Having learned to play piano as a child, she began writing music in her early teens and performing with her first band in high school. She has in inherent love for songwriting, which is more than apparent in the haunting music she […]

November 10 2013 / Culture
Interview: Mansur Gavriel

Interview: Mansur Gavriel

Mansur Gavriel makes simple, high quality leather goods with Italian vegetable tanned leather and brightly colored interior coatings. Inspired by natural textures, pop colors, clean lines and simple shapes, the collection evokes Italy in the 1960s, or a classic California easiness and casual elegance. Mansur Gavriel was established by two friends in 2012, designed to […]

October 31 2013 / Art & Design / Culture / Fashion
Meet the Maker: Gitman Event

Meet the Maker: Gitman Event

We were lucky enough to bring the guys behind Gitman Brothers Vintage, the American heritage sport-shirt line that pays tribute to the past, down to good ol’ Richmond, Virginia for the 11th in our Meet the Maker series. We designed custom Gitman shirts during the event, released eight exclusives with the brand, available here, and of […]

October 30 2013 / Culture / Fashion
Studio Visit: Willow Knows

Studio Visit: Willow Knows

Jessica Lee, the designer behind Willow Knows, sits in her sunlight studio on the second floor of an inspiring local shop in Charlottesville, Virginia. In the past couple of years, she has turned a small line of hand-dyed and one-of-a-kind silk scarves into a full collection of dreamy, easy-to-wear and ethereal clothes for women. We […]

October 29 2013 / Art & Design / Fashion
Northern Grade Richmond

Northern Grade Richmond

Recently, we brought the 10th annual Northern Grade traveling market here to Richmond, Virginia. Held in the iconic Power Plant at Haxall Point, nestled right up next to our city’s historic canal, the mobile pop-up showcased American-made menswear at its best. We spent two days hanging with some of our favorite Made-in-America brands, sipped on Lamplighter coffee […]

October 21 2013 / Culture / Fashion / Travel
Assembly New York A/W 2013

Assembly New York A/W 2013

Assembly New York launched its in-house collection in 2009. Designer Greg Armas, a 2012 CFDA finalist, describes the label’s aesthetic as “authoritative minimalist”. Armas has no formal design training but is a driven perfectionist, and the result is a brand that lives in the details. Assembly garments are intended to create comfort and durability, allowing each […]

October 16 2013 / Fashion
Meet the Maker: Gitman Vintage

Meet the Maker: Gitman Vintage

Gitman Brothers Vintage, est. 1978, is an American heritage sport-shirt line that pays tribute to the past. Located in Pennsylvania, it is one of the last remaining shirt makers that bases its manufacturing entirely in America. We’re bringing the guys behind the brand down to Richmond for a special Meet the Maker event, complete with […]

October 14 2013 / Culture / Fashion
Meet the Maker: Steven Alan Video

Meet the Maker: Steven Alan Video

We recently held our 10th Meet the Maker event with Steven Alan. He traveled to Richmond, Virginia to introduce his fall collection and meet and chat with an audience of fans from all over. He talked to us about his love for photography, passion for great product, and learning about the fashion industry all before […]

October 12 2013 / Culture / Fashion
Behind the Scenes: West of Marseille

Behind the Scenes: West of Marseille

West of Marseille was shot by photographer Stella Berkofsky and styled by Carolyn Doolittle in and around the downtown Los Angeles home of Su Wu, and with the help of prop stylist Claire Cottrell. This is our behind-the-scenes view on disposable 35mm film.

October 09 2013 / Culture / Fashion / Travel
Human Being Journal Issue 3 Release

Human Being Journal Issue 3 Release

We recently celebrated the release of the 3rd issue of our in-house biannual print publication Human Being Journal with a gallery show at the esteemed ADA Gallery and an after party at Black Iris. Our friend Constantine Giavos supplied the music while we drank beer from Hardywood Brewery and snacked on a myriad of meats […]

October 04 2013 / Culture / Fashion