Junya Watanabe MAN x Levi’s 508 Customized Cotton Denim

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Junya Watanabe MAN and Levi’s have teamed up once again to release a pair of custom 508 jeans for the fall. In keeping the 508′s signature slim, tapered silhouette, Junya applies its own aesthetic by twisting its front seams as well as adding rear yoke paneling and leg darting. Additional details include contrasting white stitching on its rear pockets, a zip fly and a leather waist patch, a Levi’s hallmark.

These collaborative jeans can be purchased now through Canadian retailer HAVEN.

Samsung once again takes aim at Apple with new Galaxy Note commercial

Following Apple‘s release of its two new iPhone models last Tuesday, the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, rival smartphone manufacturer Samsung has responded with a scathing commercial for the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note 4.

The reason behind the ruckus, as seen by Samsung, is a reaction to how the original Galaxy Note and its phablet concept was first received when it unveiled in 2011. While users were apprehensive of the concept at first, it’s undeniable that Samsung has since slowly influenced the smartphone industry towards a trend of larger screens.

Now that the new iterations of the iPhone have caught up to this trend, with the iPhone 6 Plus sporting 5.5 inches of screen real estate, Samsung is accusing Apple, and early critics of the Galaxy Note series, of having been wrong all along.

Samsung NX1

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Ahead of Photokina’s Tuesday launch, Samsung took to the web to unveil its first camera to record 4K video, the NX1. Said to capture ultra high-definition footage at 30 or 24 frames per second and Cinema 4K at 24fps, the NX1 also shoots stills with a 28.2-megapixel backside-illuminated APS-C CMOS sensor. Its long list of features also include a burst-capture mode of up to 15fps at full resolution, an ISO that ranges from 100 to 51,200, Wi-Fi connectivity, a three-inch Super AMOLED articulated display, a 1,366 x 768 electronic viewfinder, and a dust- and water-resistant build. Pros will enjoy hearing the NX1 offers a new auto-focusing system with 205 Phase Detect points, which is said to cover 90 percent of the frame.

The Samsung NX1 is slated to release next month at $1,499 USD for the body only.

 

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A First Look at the MADNESS x NEIGHBORHOOD (Japan) 2014 Fall Collection

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Teased just last week, Shawn Yue‘s latest collaboration with NEIGHBORHOOD is on tap for a release in just a few days. Pairing Yue’s MADNESS with the Shinsuke Takizawa-led Japanese streetwear staple, the seasonal drop includes two graphic tees alongside a trucker-style snapback.

Look for the clean trio to hit MADNESS’s online store and NEIGHBORHOOD dealers starting Wednesday, September 17 with prices ranging from ¥3,800 JPY (approximately $35 USD) for the hat to ¥7,000 JPY (approximately $65 USD) for each of the T-shirts.

 

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Image of A First Look at the MADNESS x NEIGHBORHOOD 2014 Fall Collection

Image of A First Look at the MADNESS x NEIGHBORHOOD 2014 Fall Collection

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Alexander Wang’s Womenswear 2015 Spring/Summer collection goes heavy on sneaker inspiration

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Last weekend, Alexander Wang presented his upcoming 2015 spring/summer womenswear collection. Your eyes were not deceiving you if you caught on to the physical similarities between the collection’s pieces, and iconic sneakers created by the likes of Nike, adidas and New Balance. Alexander Wang has turned to none other than footwear’s heavyweights for inspiration in producing his latest collection. Pieces such as the sleeved elephant print top, green collared stark white button-down shirt and interweaving, multicolored heels pays homage to the Air Jordan 3 Cement, adidas Stan Smith and Nike Air Woven respectively.

In some aspect, whether subtle or obvious, Wang’s latest effort remains heavily rooted in footwear. Let us know what you think of Wang’s high fashion interpretation of sneaker design and subsequent apparel in the comments below.

 

Image of Alexander Wang's Womenswear 2015 Spring/Summer Collection Goes Heavy on Sneaker Inspiration

Image of Alexander Wang's Womenswear 2015 Spring/Summer Collection Goes Heavy on Sneaker Inspiration

 Image of Alexander Wang's Womenswear 2015 Spring/Summer Collection Goes Heavy on Sneaker Inspiration

Image of Alexander Wang's Womenswear 2015 Spring/Summer Collection Goes Heavy on Sneaker Inspiration

Image of Alexander Wang's Womenswear 2015 Spring/Summer Collection Goes Heavy on Sneaker Inspiration

Image of Alexander Wang's Womenswear 2015 Spring/Summer Collection Goes Heavy on Sneaker Inspiration

Image of Alexander Wang's Womenswear 2015 Spring/Summer Collection Goes Heavy on Sneaker Inspiration

The Zen Thermostat

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The team behind the Zen Thermostat believes that simplifying things is the best way to go. Unlike its smart thermometer competitor Nest, which uses algorithms to adjust the temperature in your home saving you a few bucks, the Zen Thermostat aims to make things easier, while giving you full control.

The minimalistic thermostat illuminates with LEDs when touched, and lets you control the heating or cooling from its user-friendly touch screen or from anywhere else using Android/iOS devices. Moreover, the device lets you make schedules from a smartphone and is also compatible with smart home systems such as the Apple HomeKit or OpenHome.

Priced at $150 USD, the Zen Thermostat can be found at IndieGoGo.

Commonwealth x ASICS Gel Lyte V “The Gemini”

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ASICS has entered into a collaboration with American specialty boutique Commonwealth to produce a special edition of the Gel Lyte V silhouette called ‘The Gemini.’ Named after the constellation representing the celestial twins, the shoes seem identical at first glance, but upon closer inspection we can see that there is premium full-grain leather on one shoe, while there is nubuck suede on the other, and vice versa. The aim of this design thus encourages people to “be creative and celebrate individuality.”

Bundled with a Commonwealth ‘Gemini’ bandana upon purchase, these shoes are available exclusively at the Commonwealth boutiques in Virginia Beach, VA and Washington, DC, as well as its online store.