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how to mix street and sport Whether fresh from kickboxing class, chilling on the weekend or stalking the streets in full-on health goth mode, athletic gear works out in a variety of life situations.

To illustrate the point, Nordstrom stylist Brenna Carlson created three looks with our in-house team at Studio N:

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What’s the best thing about this image from the 1986 Nordstrom catalog? Well, all that denim is certainly not to be undervalued.

But check out what homegirl all the way on the left is doing with her shirt tails through her belt loops. Tying a knot in the front is an established style move. But going through the loops and knotting to create a smallish exposed triangle–that’s next-level.

Shop: Men’s jeans | Women’s jeans | Men’s denim jackets | Women’s denim jackets

—Andrew Matson

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The star of all-star jam “FourFiveSeconds” is definitely Rihanna, singing hard and being a badass and crying, performing with Sir Paul McCartney and the current King of Pop, Kanye West. Not the first time McCartney has collaborated with the K.o.P., BTW.

But from a style POV? The star is Rihanna’s jean jacket and leather-belt-tied-like-a-tie combo. Kanye West did the styling, selecting vintage Sean Jean denim. Which means for all you retro trend watchers out there, it’s time dig up your late-’90s/turn-of-the-millennium hip-hop gear like Fubu and Karl Kani.

That’s the fashion tip.

Shop: Men’s Denim Jackets

–Andrew Matson

January 30, 2015

Listen Up! DJ Sliink

‘Twas the season to indulge, friends, but now ’tis the season to atone. Throughout the month of January, we’ll be bringing you all sorts of Wellness Realness—information and inspiration you can use to get out of lax mode and into good-for-you mode. Or at least stop eating cookies for lunch and skipping your morning run.

Jersey club is like a funny friend who is always doing the most at the venue–but that’s why you love them. With its anything-goes aesthetic of drums, bass and ridiculous vocal splicing, the musical genre is also perfect to propel you through those last ten minutes on the treadmill.

We spoke with Jersey club king and worldwide ambassador DJ Sliink–he of the Brick Bandits and Cartel Music crews–about his musical philosophy, dancing in New Jersey versus anywhere else in the world and the happy accident of recording a vibrating BlackBerry.

And he fully endorses the Thump documentary embedded below, so go ‘head and get your learn on.


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January 12, 2015

New! Nike Air Max Tavas

‘Twas the season to indulge, friends, but now ‘tis the season to atone. Throughout the month of January, we’ll be bringing you all sorts of Wellness Realness—information and inspiration you can use to get out of lax mode and into good-for-you mode. Or at least stop eating cookies for lunch and skipping your morning run.

Our post-holiday goals in 2015 include increased food discipline and headphones-enhanced running (call these goals resolutions if you must). The gym is cool, but for those of us who are able, here’s to also simply exploring outside with our homies more often this year. Because the world is beautiful and walking definitely counts as exercise–and IRL relationships matter.

Enjoy these behind-the-scenes images from the upcoming Los Angeles episode of Nordstrom’s Sneaker Project: Sneakers in Your City. Of special note: the achingly fresh, soon-to-be-released Nike Air Max Tavas–brother of the classic Air Max 1, cousin to the tech-y Huarache.

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January 9, 2015

Listen Up! Vice

‘Twas the season to indulge, friends, but now ‘tis the season to atone. Throughout the month of January, we’ll be bringing you all sorts of Wellness Realness—information and inspiration you can use to get out of lax mode and into good-for-you mode. Or at least stop eating cookies for lunch and skipping your morning run.

A lot of professional, up-all-night deejays consider walking to the mini-mart for Red Bull “exercise.” But just days prior to talking with us on the phone from his home in Los Angeles, jet-setting Vice (Eric Aguirre) was in Tanzania climbing Mount Kilimanjaro. So…yeah. To put it lightly, let’s say this big-room deejay, producer and entrepreneur is up for a challenge and dedicated to staying healthy.

An avid runner whose fans RSVP and join him while he trains for long races, Vice makes continuous mixes that reflect his lifestyle and can be ideal exercise accompaniment: hip-hop, dance and pop music melded into a zooming combination. He created the one below for “my running following” to aid them in finishing the recent Las Vegas Rock ‘n’ Roll half marathon. He ran the race too, but as he does when he runs, listened only to his heartbeat.

More about how Vice rolls:

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Time was, only sneakerheads demanded spotless athletic footwear. You could find them obsessively toothbrushing their Jordans indoors while regular people walked through mud puddles outside. But now we all understand, with clean sneakers increasingly a part of our daily style and the adidas Stan Smith trending hard (the classic version best worn WHITE like burning magnesium)–freshness is a must when you care about your sneakers. So: How to keep your white sneakers white? It takes a little elbow grease. And tools.

Los Angeles-based Jason Markk is the go-to name in sneaker-cleaning for a reason: the brand’s stylish brushes, microfiber towels, protective sprays and cleaning fluids (made from coconut and jojoba extracts) get the job done handily, enabling you to breathe a sigh of relief the next time someone smudges your Smiths–or god forbid, the white suede on your Sambas.

The man himself was a cool customer on the phone–that would be Jason Mark Angsuvarn, aka JBoy, entrepreneur and also DJ in the Moodswing Crew going back to ’96. He shared a little backstory and a lot of useful info:

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‘Twas the season to indulge, friends, but henceforth ‘tis the season to atone. Throughout the month of January, we’ll be bringing you all sorts of Wellness Realness—information and inspiration you can use to get out of lax mode and into good-for-you mode. Or, at least, stop eating cookies for lunch and skipping your morning run.


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We go hard on the elliptical machine to their DJ mixes and feel all emotional while playing their pop/hip-hop/dance album “Push Thru.” But at this moment, we mostly respect the hell out of the guys in the duo Magic Fades–Portland, Oregon, musician-athletes Mike Grabarek and Jeremy Scott–for their success as curators of Health Goth, the influential Facebook page that in 2014 propelled them to recent meetings as consultants with Adidas.

They’ve done it all with some in-house digital design (in partnership with Chris Cantino and Jan-Peter Gieseking) but mostly just their own taste and the belief that they know what’s dope, and a lot of passion for sneakers like the Nic Galway-designed Adidas Tubulars and these wet-looking Air Maxes. On the phone, Grabarek and Scott talked to us about their partnership with Adidas, fit-for-life attitudes and how Health Goth represents an attack on Portland’s dream of the 1890s.

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December 26, 2014

Brands to Know: ZANEROBE

Justifiably well-known for  jogger pants, Australian brand ZANEROBE also supplies knits, button-ups, sweatshirts and bags, all swirling between the realms of street and sport. You can dress this stuff up, but basically it’s meant for movement, for choosing one’s own adventure. Like the brand’s North American General Manager, Dan Maynard, does. When he spoke with us, he said he was hyped on “everything, all the time, without sleep.” (FYI: he’s not the model above; he’s this guy in the Top Dawg Entertainment hat.)

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December 23, 2014

Gifted Giver: Lord Quas

We’ve been counting down the crucial pre-Christmas shopping days with a series called Gifted Givers, but in this, the final chapter, we’ve gone a little rogue…

Through a spiritual medium in Los Angeles, we reached out to Quasimoto, a dirtbag, deadbeat, bad-guy rapper from the fictional city of Lost Gates, CA. The city is fictional but trust us, the rapper himself is real enough that there’s an NPR story on him. We wouldn’t normally seek the advice of such a low-down character, except for the fact that there’s some real genius and an utterly unique style to his music—the kind that makes Erykah Badu and Kanye West collaborators and fans.

Turns out Lord Quas was in a gift-giving mood for the holiday season, albeit mostly giving to himself. (And yeah, not quite giving enough that he could follow our customary Gifted Giver format.)

Seen here at his most festive, he cheers the world while drinking from the Das Horn Drinking Horn he gave himself and wearing a couple new Lego Brick Watches. They don’t really come in purple, but he wishes they did. Generously, he bought his homeboys Freddie Gibbs and Madlib each an oversized stuffed zebra from Melissa & Doug to celebrate their album Piñata. Quas also picked out Power Mama Maternity Panties and a Chiffon Short Robe by Naked Princess for his girlfriends. Things got real.

Illustration by Jeff Jank

SHOP: Holiday Gifts for Guys

–Andrew Matson