Monthly Archives: June 2013

American made.

America as Fuck

This Friday, June 21, wolf + panther contributor Christopher Sanford is premiering the video collaboration he created by combining the talents of Noah Gundersen, a childhood friend from the West Coast with NYC based men’s wear brand Feltraiger.

The two were born for each other.  Feltraiger lives a red, white and Pabst-soaked vision of youth dubbed “America as Fuck.”  Their Allen St Flagship store is stocked with American made classics that pay homage to Bikers, Hunters, Surfers and other rebel style icons.

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Washington native Noah Gundersen‘s music is soulful, iconic and solemnly dancible and his powerhouse anthem “Fire” is a generational yearning that crescendos in the chorus “I am looking for freedom in the open arms of America.”

Chris saw the potential and produced a video for “Fire” where he takes Noah on a Feltraiger-clad sojourn to play a show at Rockwood Music Hall.  To capture all the spangled glory Chris enrolled Director Jake Kindlon and DP Zack Auron and his friend David Katz’s bitch’n Chevrolet pick-up.

The video premiers Friday night at Feltraiger Flagship.  Noah Gundersen will be playing a show in Seattle that will be live-streamed along with the premiere.  Behold the splendor: America as Fuck.

Friday June 21 doors at 11 PM @ Feltraiger Flagship 158 Allen Street

Check out http://noahgundersenmusic.com/ and  http://www.feltraiger.com/ .

 

 

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Family Ties

Family Ties

Few things in life are as fine or as fresh as a pair of J’s straight out of the box.

Father and son duo, Kern and Kern Edwards Jr (KJ) have amassed an impressive collection of rare kicks. Many from
lots under 500.

During wolf+panther’s  recent Miami trip, we chopped it up with Kern and KJ. Some father and sons spend time camping or playing frisbee, these two bond over rare sneakers. The thrill of the hunt has created not only a spectacular collection but what could be one of the flyest father and son bonding rituals ever.

The collection contains everything from limited edition pre-trade Lebrons to kicks whose interiors and details are artworks themselves. The duo takes their collection so seriously that even going to lengths of storing some pairs in ziplock bags is a nessesity. I could add a line about keeping the freshness locked in but that would be lame and this collection is anything but that.

To see some of the highlights drool over the artistry below.

KJ, sneaker collector, Instagram celebrity and budding photographer, is also a wolf + panther contributor. Check back soon for his photo essay on Wynwoods famed graffiti district. Join KJ’s growing IG community at pastorkernie, not only is he hilarious but he always knows when special edition kicks hit stores.

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Beach Boys: Wolf + Panther and Win Win Beachwear’s Father’s Day Photo

For some reason the image I have of Father’s Day is a guy in a cabana set lounging by the pool with a drink and smoke while his kids rough house nearby.  That certainly wasn’t my childhood, but that Mad Men/James Bond retro feel is still my vision of looking good in fatherhood.

Whether that’s your Dad or not, you can get him and yourself looking right with this year’s W + P Father’s Day Pick: Retro Cabana Sets from Win Win Beachwear.

Since this is a Father’s Day Pick we needed to test not only for style and comfort for a guy, but for a guy with a kid.  Not being a father, we borrowed D’hani (from a friend, with permission) to bring on the field test.

Not only do these sets look chic, but they are the most comfortable things to wear in a semi-aquatic lounge environment (a.k.a. poolside)  It turns out this cabana set is also performance wear.  I found myself more comfortable after a swim than I ever had been and feeling sharp when I walked, soaked and sandy (yet chic), into a restaurant without missing a beat.  And having a matching outfit on my kid was brilliant – when I was ready to leave I just asked the cocktail waitress were the kid dressed like me was.  Bam! #drinkresponsibly

I returned the kid, but kept the set.  Stylish father’s everywhere, here’s the look.

www.winwinbeachwear.com and use code ”Fathers2013″ for 20% off.