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6 PM In SoHo. We Hung With NBA Star Draymond Green At Del Toro’s Pop Up in NYC.

Every part of New York City is a labyrinth that is not only it’s own grid on an actual map, but it’s own world inside a world. If you’re not from here, you probably think all of NYC is Times Square, or more recently, Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Where dudes on unicycles host Mumford & Sons look-a-like contests at conflict free coffee joints the way Nathan’s hosts hotdog eating contests. There’s far more in The Apple than that. The Village, SoHo, NoHo, The Bowery, St. Mark’s Place, Lower East Side, Hell’s Kitchen, Chelsea – these are the parts that had my heart from a young age. There’s a creative energy, a glitz and a fuck you grit that all intersect organically. High fashion white spaces are next to seedy porn theaters. There are iconic bars that, from first impressions, look like a homeless shelter with busted doors, project housing, methadone clinics or…

Wanderset Holiday Gift Guide: Men’s Boots

With the Holidays quickly approaching, it’s time to start shopping and getting those gifts knocked out of the way. One of the gifts that keeps on giving is a high quality, stylish pair of boots that not only add some edge to your attire, but also have the ability to last for years with the proper care. Check out some bomb boots here on Wanderset that the men in your life are bound to love. Grand Voyage Bowie Mid – Black Leather Handcrafted in Tuscany, Italy, these eye-catching boots from Grand Voyage can add a dose of casual class to any ensemble.The black hand-burnished calfskin Bowie Mid ankle boots detailed at side with an exposed goldtone zipper are a must for any fashion lover. Grand Voyage Bowie Mid – Camel Leather Handcrafted in Tuscany, Italy, these eye-catching boots from Grand Voyage can add a dose of casual class to any…

FUCK STEREOTYPES. SET PRECEDENT. Freeman Plat Does It For The Culture.

In 1964, Bob Dylan released the legendary album “The Times They Are A-Changin”. Covering topics ranging from the civil rights movement and racism, to Vietnam, to anti-establishment psychedelic culture, he spoke fluidly from the perspective of the vast gap between youth and leadership. Dylan’s capsule was highly reflective, raw, and revolutionary. Fast forward to 1971, when the late Marvin Gaye bookended the most turbulent decade when he released “What’s Goin On?” amidst the second wave of the Civil Rights struggle, the decay of a post Vietnam war American Dream, and his brilliant, haunting falsetto became the narration to an era. Since then there’s been “It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back” By NYC hiphop legends Public Enemy, “WAR” by U2 in the early 80’s that gave us anthems like “Sunday Bloody Sunday” and equally as brilliant soundtracks to seasons of history from Bob Marley, 2Pac, and Rage Against The Machine. This is shit I know well.…

The Top 5 Killer Del Toro Drops For Fall

We just wrote a full bio and intro on the homie Matthew  Chevallard. He took the concept, and embodiment of that luxe hotel Southbeach/Europe class leisure, and mixed it with some fresh ass SOHO vs LA fuck-the-corporate-streetwear shit. It’s a sartorial, high brow cultural middle finger steeze. And it’s rad as shit and just what the good doctor ordered. BURGUNDY MOROCCO HIGHTOP CHUKKA Burgundy Bottalato Leather high tops are inspired by the super hip Mediterranean nation. The motif of Camels and abstract design icons, a fresh white Margum sole, and signature Toro heel tab are leather lined, hand made right across the Med in Italy, and would be ideal for a navy blue suit. Cous Cous on these haters. BLACK VELVET CANDY SKULL SLIPPERS Day of the dead kill it in these hotel slippers that could only exist in a resort El Chapo owns and brunch is snorted,…

Setlist : The Must Have Essential Boots For Fall 2017

Boots are the trendiest item that never seems to go off trend, traverse south, or subside. It’s like they’re literally culturally allergic to the valleys that all “it” items eventually tumble down. Maybe it’s because they’re hyper masculine, versatile without attempting to be a Swiss Army Knife, and are the one item, save leather jackets that ride the line between rugged and sleek, aggressive and polished. Having said all that, here are some of the must have essentials for Autumn, the ideal season for boots. Boots are so autumn, they should all come with a pumpkin spice beer, candied apple, Hot Toddy, and NFL Red Zone. Sadly these don’t, but they’re stellar enough to not need the Happy Meal treatment. But feel free to rock them en route to getting your own craft Pumpkin Spice Beer. As far as a pumpkin spice fall beer goes – I recommend the “Roadsmary’s…

Heart X Sole : The Sneaker Steve Story

Sneaker Steve Patino is a very influential man in footwear. You may not know his name because it’s not on the actual sneaker like a certain basketball great, but you damn sure have seen his work, wore his vision, or proudly rocked an effort of his. He’s made some massive moves that have changed the way we view fashion in general, quarterbacked collaborative efforts between skaters, rappers, luxe designers and rock stars, and it really all began with a lot of passion, and a little bit of square footage in Elmhurst Queens, NY. Picture the late 80’s/early 90’s in the city that never sleeps. Rows and rows of squalid brick housing, Chopped Cheese selling Bodegas, (if you don’t know what Chopped Cheese is, find a noose pal.) boxy BMW’s weaving lanes blasting A Tribe Called Quest and Wu-Tang, and Gangstarr. This was back in the era when all 8…

September #Setlist : The New Ivy League Look : Yale

The are 8 storied, historical educational institutions that make up the northeast’s “Ivy League”. Steeped in history, mystery, and, well, of course, ivy, these universities have given us not only the greatest minds from the most powerful families, but arguably the coolest fashion, in Americana. With apologies to Wanderset’s founder, the homie Greg Selkoe (who once stalked the streets of Cambridge in his crimson Harvard gear) and John F. Kennedy (who did the same but to lesser effect and social impact) I’m leading off the September Setlist “Ivy League Look” with Harvard’s most hated rival, the blue and white “Illuminati Hogwarts”, Yale. Blame it on me being from New Haven. Plus dark blue and white look super sharp together. Here’s the modern take on the Ivy traditionalism, with some really dope selections from Comme des Garcons, Publish, Android Homme, David Kind and Eton. Shop the look by clicking the image,…

Wanderset’s #FlightFriday1 : Sneakerhead News

Friday will be dedicated to kick news, drops, rumors and press. We aggregate content from the most in-the-know sneakerheads from across the globe to bring a rundown on cool info you should know. For our first instillation of #FlightFriday we have some really dope news from Asia, the USA, and Europe. Let’s take flight. THE JORDAN STORE OPENS IN SOUTH KOREA. AND IT LOOKS AWESOME. Nike, ever the leaders in visual expansion, have just opened a 100% Jordan Brand temple in the city of Seoul in South Korea. The store’s presentation is hyper-futuristic, complete with neon lighting and sleek metallics, and looks like something from the set of Bladerunner. The store will feature all of the Jumpman product range, as well as really unique features like in store customization, apparel with personalization services, and much more. Here’s some of the first amazing images from the first day open. …