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Fashion’s Co-Opting of the Desert Boot – Mantle Magazine

Image via Mantle

“If the desert boot in its original form were to be reborn into a human, it would be the robust, no-nonsense kind. A real meat and potatoes kind of guy. More Sean Bean and less Benedict Cumberbatch. Any comment on its looks would no doubt be preceded by the word “ruggedly”.”

I wrote about the desert boot here, if you would like to see.

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A Case for Going Back to Basics – Mantle Magazine

Photography by Cholo dela Vega
Art Direction by Erick Torres Dizon
Styling by Carla Aritao
Grooming by Kayla Go
Filmed by Brian Monge

Shot on location at Conrad Manila.

“In this generation’s vernacular, “basic” is meant as an insult. The same usually rings true with fashion.  In the face of Gucci’s consistently maximalist offerings and Dries Van Noten’s psychedelic use of color, it’s hard to make an argument that good style shouldn’t feel like a punch in the face.”

My take on Spring/Summer 2019 here.

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Louis Vuitton Staples Edition: The Typical Man on the Street, Except All Grown Up – Mantle Magazine

“Products like the sneaker or the baseball hat, once seen as too juvenile for fashion houses, are no longer off-limits. Indeed, even the venerable Louis Vuitton name is not immune to its lure.”

Read more about Louis Vuitton’s Staples Edition here.