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The expertly curated online shop Need Supply doesn't need to do anything extra to impress us, it stocks all the right labels in our book. But with its fine, follow-worthy blog and print publication, Human Being Journal, it does so anyway. The mag is ad-free—unless you consider the whole thing an ad—and features top-notch photography and some solid stories, too. The menswear editorial, photographed by Will Godwin and Lauren Lyon, features threads from Soulland, Han Kjobenhavn, and Engineered Garments. Check out some sample images, plus some behind-the-scenes pics of the making of the magazine below.

 The Human Being Journal Issue No. 3 is available September 23rd.

The second annual Design Week Portland, set for October 7-12, does an admirable job of corraling and celebrating the City of Roses's diverse creative community without shoehorning presenters and speakers into preconceived formats. Organizers Eric Hillerns and Tsilli Pines gave wide berth to those heading up individual events, resulting in a mix of presentations, open houses and speakers that give voice to what makes the region so compelling. A letter press fair, Portland design auction, and the opening of the Portland Design Museum all run concurrently with an array of events, including "Blurred Lines," a exhibit of interaction design sponsored by the AIGA, and a speech by Etsy creative director Randy Hunt on design and entrepreneurship.

After talking with some of the organizers, here’s a list of a few of the events we’re excited about. The full list can be found at designweekportland.com.


Home Brewed by Design (October 10 at 6pm, One Grand Gallery)

"Most designers covet these types of projects," said co-organizer Jason Sturgill of his Home Brewed by Design showcase, which pairs 20 artists and 20 brewers to create custom labels for beers that, in some cases, didn't even have a name when they were first conceived. "We wanted to bring together two independent communites, design and brewing, and help connect other communities with Design Week." By the times the event occurs, each team's graphic treatment will grace 200 bottles of home brew, meaning there will be plenty of libations on hand to make connections. 



Brandcraft: Building a 21st Century Brand (October 10 at 4pm, Owen & Jones Partners) 

The challenges of branding mirror those of web design, as multiple format and continuity become keys to effective communication. Brandcraft, organized by Mark Rawlins and Rusty Grim of Owen Jones & Partners, convenes a panel of creatives to cover how traditional ideas of branding bleed over into everything a company does. "The world has set things up in silos," says Rawlins, "and we should torpedo those silos. Branding is everything you do." Participants include Nike's Global Brand Design Director Jeff Weithman, who talks about how to get smaller and relate to smaller tribes of consumers, and AJ Joseph, Executive Creative Director of Adobe Software, who talks about the emotional versus empirical measurements of how agencies perform.    


Domestic, a Showcase of American Design (October 9–13, The Janey) 

Curated by interior designer Jasmine Vaughan of design journal Made & State, Domestic pushes American products as a matter of taste, not loyalty, and wants to take a move beyond the "bearded and salvaged wood" to push a more modern aesthetic. Seven designers and stores, such as Beam & Anchor and Fig Studios, will each be given two rooms at the Janey, a boutique apartment complex in the Pearl, and free rein to decorate with American-made goods and clothing. The rooftop will feature craft cocktails and custom furniture by FIELDWORK, and a Saturday afternoon trunk show is being oragnized by Amanda Needham, Portlandia's Emmy-winning costume designer. 

Portland Design Week takes places at venues across the city October 10–12; find more info and register for events at designweekportland.com.   

In embellishments, mix-matched colors, oddly shaped silhouettes, and more, nail designs have been a crucial beauty trend to watch for the past few seasons. Add cuticle tattoos to this nail frenzy. Rad Nails, the nail design brand known for its nail wraps, has created a line of temporary nail cuticle tattoos. The cuticle tattoos can act as an extension of your basic manicure or enhance an already crazy nail design. Just like the temporary tattoos favored by kiddies, the cuticle tattoos are transferred by placing the tattoo on your desired finger, dabbing your finger with water then slowly peeling back the paper. The tattoos run at $6 for a set of two and come in various designs.

You can purchase Rad Nail cuticle tattoos on radnails.com and surf #CUTICLEART on instagram to see how others are sporting the look. 


Hyping a new shoe with a classic inspiration, Saint Laurent Dance, Hedi Slimane has directed a series of fashion films for the house's ballerina slipper. Gracie Van Gastel dances to Clementine Creevy's "Trick Or Treat" in the first video while recalling the babydoll looks of the grunge era. While in video two, Lida Fox prances to Cherry Glazerr. The common theme is punky expression of childlike freedom in gritty suroundings. Some are calling Slimane's embrace of wearable punk-influenced clothes and a reworking of the classic ballerina slipper "controversial," while others are calling it "safe."

Visit saintlaurent.com if your interest is piqued. The shoe doesn't come out until November.


This past Saturday saw the release of Archy Marshall's long anticipated King Krule LP, 6 Feet Beneath the Moon. A few months earlier in the summer, however, he quietly released a line of printed shirts on his website. Since announcing the line, called "Set Adrift," with a link posted to his Facebook, Marshall hasn't said much else about the collection. We do know he designed each print. The collared shirts come in long or short sleeve, and two styles are already sold-out. Check out the full line at kingkrule.co.uk

The shirts range from £62-£70 and are hand sewn by Marshall's mother, British artist Rachel Howard. 6 Feet Beneath the Moon is out now on True Panther and XL.

The fashion industry, as anyone involved in it knows, is competitive, and fashion designers, just like pro athletic teams or stars, often have loyal fans and followers. Now with designer jerseys by LPD NYC, fashion fans can represent their favorite designers without the price tag often attached to the designer's actual goods. Inspired by basketball jerseys, the designer jerseys contain a minimal design with a designer name and year of birth on the back of each garment in traditional athletic jersey font. Prices range from 85 dollars for a basic T-shirt style to 155 dollars for a hoodie. 

LPD NYC designer jerseys are avaialble online and at select retailers.



Happy Socks, the eclectic Swedish sock brand, is well named. The brand's latest lookbook, for Fall/Winter 2013, exemplifies this spirit as models demonstrate styles from the CHAPTER #SIX collection while skateboarding, laughing with friends, casually standing by quintessential New York scenery and so on. Pieces start at 10 dollars, are available in a wide range of colors and prints and add zing to any otherwise average fall look. 

The CHAPTER #SIX collection is currently available for purchase via Happy Socks.





'Know thyself' is a good mantra for an influential label such as Levi’s. The brand’s iconic 501 jean turns 140 this year, and the classic shrink-to-fit jean is as relevant a style today as they were back in the 19th century.

If one needs to study up on the history of the 501, this video below and pdf are a good place to start. But Levi’s is putting out all the stops to commemorate the 501’s 140th year anniversary. It’s taken the campaign a step further with a neat timeline on the Levi’s Vintage Clothing site.

LVC has done a fine job in releasing special reissues of every 501 model over the years, but the Historic 501 Timeline is the first time all that information has been offered in a nice visual package. And it’s a lot of information. Each LVC 501 jean is made using Cone Mills denim to the exact specifications of its original model—from fit and hardware all the way down to the labels and packaging.

The illustrative timeline begins in 1890, the year Levi’s patented its riveted jeans (from 1873, the 501s were known as XX), and goes on to chronicle all the models up until 1978. It’s filled with all kinds of useful archival tidbits, marking the introduction of belt loops in 1922, the first time the now-famous red tab was sewed on in 1936 or when kids began calling them “jeans” instead of “overalls” in the 1950s.

Head on over to Levi’s Vintage Clothing to view the Historic 501 Timeline.


When is something vintage new? When it is the new vintage basement of Wicker Park boutique Una Mae's here in Chicago, that's when. The Nothing Major family invites you to join us and Una Mae's Saturday, August 17 for a celebration in Una Mae's newly launched vintage basement. Koval and Revolution Brewing will be providing the libations for those of age. And there will be live music from special guests, too. Oh, and the big draw for you stylish reader are the super deals and sales. 

Celebrate Nothing Major
Saturday, August 17, 11am-9pm

Una Mae's, 1528 N Milwaukee Ave
Chicago IL


40 is the new 20. Patagonia is celebrating its 40th anniversary with a fall collection consisting of the the outfitter’s most iconic pieces reinterpreted. Dubbed the Legacy collection, the 10-piece capsule is set to release in September and features some clean, sharp pieces that pay homage to founder Yvon Chouinard’s function over fashion design philosophy.

Michael Williams over at ACL shared a few side-by-side comparisons of select items with the original archival pieces from which they were based. Standouts include the All-Wear Down Jacket, Diamond Quilt Snap-T Pullover and the Summit Pack.

View the complete lookbook at Patagonia.com