With Halloween less than a month away, I knew what I wanted to write about this month: Racist Halloween costumes. Even though I don’t dress up and haven’t since I was a kid, I understand that Halloween is really important to a lot of people. There have been a lot of articles about racist Asian costumes already, including this evergreen one by my esteemed 8Asians editor Moye, Top 8 most offensive Asian Halloween costumes. Of […] Continue »
According to Men’s Wearhouse’s YouTube channel, their commercial starring Vera Wang about her first collection of formal wear for me has been around (or at least hosted on YouTube) since March 2015 – but I just caught this it on TV recently. The last time I think I blogged about Vera Wang was when I saw her promoting her LOVE collection at Zales. I still mostly think of Vera Wang as a fashion designer for […] Continue »
Last November, at the Los Angeles Auto Show, I noticed something different about Cadillac. They seemed to be on the eve of a re-invention. These new ads, with the tagline “Only those who dare drive the world forward” seems to confirm my observations. Cadillac seeks to reinvent its 112-year-old brand as one The ad, features “those was dare,” innovators Jason Wu, Anne Wojcicki, Njeri Rionge, Richard Linklater, and Steve Wozniak and the song: Non, Je […] Continue »
Four years ago, Michelle Obama’s decision to wear a Jason Wu gown for the President Obama’s 2009 inaugural ball brought Taiwanese American designer Jason Wu into the world’s spotlight. On the occasion of her husband’s second inauguration, the First Lady chose another custom Jason Wu design, this one a ruby-colored chiffon and velvet gown, and in the process, securing her spot as Jason Wu’s biggest fan. In fact, Michelle Obama was also the first person […] Continue »
Everyone has their own personal musical guilty pleasure. Whether you’re a metalhead who loves Lady Gaga or a techno-junkie with a soft spot for Kenny G. With this Guilty Pleasures T-Shirt ($18.25 + shipping), you can show off how those tastes can actually be pretty cool. It includes popular guilty pleasures like Abba and Sir Mix-A-Lot, all designed in the form of stylish headphones. It’ll go great in any music lover’s wardrobe.
Start up companies have been a recent phenomenon with the ease of promoting and advertising products using today’s website technologies. ASN Clothing, a small online clothing shop, produces t-shirts with cute panda prints and phrases. The one pictured above is a “WHAT THE PHO” shirt ($19.99), a creative play on words, using one of the famous Vietnamese dishes to visually emphasize the phrase. Although the design is simple, it’s also very cute and eye-catching, something […] Continue »
Just because you’re a ninja doesn’t mean that you can’t be efficient. This Ninja Rider Threadless T-Shirt ($12.95) shows that not all ninjas just run around and and throw shuriken–they can go on a pretty mean bike ride, too. Since ninjas can’t be seen, for all we know they’re all on bikes.
Ever feel like your day could use a little extra luck? Maybe you spilled your coffee, broke the heel off of your shoe, or just feel like something isn’t right. Now you can brighten up your day with this Maneki Neko Tee ($25). With this lucky cat on your side (screenprinted onto an American Apparel tee), you’ll be able to battle the little evils of your day. Also available in pink.
If a three-wolf moon shirt could give you wolf-like powers, surely a shirt with three XIII’s could give you super-human powers. This XIII Moon Shirt ($11) features everyone’s talking wolf from Final Fantasy VII in the style of the now-famous empowering shirt. This may or may not give you all the courage of a wolf, while still leaving you the ability to talk and occasionally use magic spells and limit breaks.
Comme des Garcons, a department store business created by a Japanese female Rei Kawakubo and her husband, continues to be known all over the world, with stores located in France, Singapore, Thailand, and New York. The fashion company has also released specific clothing lines like PLAY, which portrays a pair of eyes and a heart as its main logo. The simple design is found on many shirts, like the PLAY Shirt (£73.00) pictured here, which […] Continue »
Godzilla, of all monsters, should know how important it is to treat the environment well. After all, he was the byproduct of nuclear fallout and waste. It must feel bad for people to run away from you all the time, which is maybe the reason why Godzilla is helping the cities now in this “Let’s Plant” T-Shirt ($24.00) from Threadless. Instead of chaos and destruction, here we have a happy Godzilla planting trees, perhaps preventing […] Continue »
This week we are excited to present a look at New York City company Staple Design’s Spring/Summer 2012 apparel collection. “Theology” is the theme, centered around bible verse Mark 8:36, which is printed on a hidden label inside every shirt. Staple’s iconic pigeon, a symbol of perseverance and strength in numbers, can also be found on the short sleeve tees (which are redesigned this season with updated construction and new material) and snapback hats, along […] Continue »
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