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It’s NBA All-Star Week. Thank the maker.

Dunks will be slammed. 3 pointers will be drained. Defense will not be played. Defense, with the exception of the occasional 90’s boo-yah block, has never been a thing on All-Star weekend. It may hypothetically win championships but it doesn’t get ratings. Out of all the changes and new concepts introduced to the game, the stop-the-drive-defensive-fundamentals-challenge is not one of them. This year, the NBA played to its strength (bankable star power), scrapped the East vs. West format, and went with Team LeBron James vs. Team Steph Curry. Brilliant pandering. Fans voted for the captains, captains Bron Bron and Steph picked their teams like it was recess kickball, and the kids got to have their cake and eat it. No one was shocked. The NBA knows that it’s 100% a super-star driven league. More so than the NFL, NHL, MLB and MLS, hoops culture has always applauded their…

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. For long as I’ve spent in The City, I am still discovering new versions of it. Tonight, I was going to see my city through the lens of one of my favorite brands in a whole new way. This is Del Toro’s NYC. 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 Big 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…

Celebrity Look Book & Style Guide : October Edition

We always look to the influencers. They wouldn’t even have that title if they’re juju didn’t somehow rub off. We are subconsciously influenced by them and their style “guides” more often than not, barring those who exclusively shop shop at WalMart. Even then, you may be influenced by Will Farrell in Talladega Nights. We at Wanderset knew that, and we aimed a bit higher. We created “Set Members” so the real influencer could be one on one with you, without their celebrity mannequins. We netted cats like Ariel G., Sneaker Steve, Andrew Weitz, and more. These guys are the reason you even see style trends emerge, or your favorite celebrity mannequins rocking what they do. We believe in the power of the man behind the curtain. For this article, we’re going back on that. We’re gunna be your plug to the middle man, the celebrity. Why? Cuz TMZ snatched the…

Copenhagen’s WOOD WOOD Is Fall Fire.

WoodWood, the contemporary lifestyle brand founded in 2002 and based in Copenhagen, Denmark (like fellow Wanderset brand BLS Hafnia) has been silently becoming the American streetwear aficionados pick of choice in the past few years. In-The-Know circles have jocked the brand, and quite honestly, some suspect rips from mall chains have confirmed their vision in the space. Their vintage athletic meets progressive european minimalism has struck a perfect chord.  Dope flagship stores in Berlin, Aarhus, and Copenhagen embody and reflect the brilliant nordic minimalism thing, while still feeling a bit rebellious, a bit more haute couture, and a bit smarter than the anti-everything street lines. Wood Wood has a vision, and sticks to it’s guns- as it is still creative directed by co-founders Karl-Oskar Olsen and Brian SS Jensen. As a sub-cultural founded lifestyle brand, its founders grew up with street sports, graffiti, punk, and street culture in the 1990s. They mix…

Why You Need To Discover Andrew Weitz.

Before the finest bespoke tailoring, before the Italian leather loafers, the one thing every man should put on first every morning is confidence. Legendary Jets Quarterback Joe Namath once said “When you have confidence, you can have a lot of fun. And when you have fun, you can really do amazing things.” We strongly believe our Set Member, the LA based style guru Andrew Wietz would agree with Broadway Joe. Weitz has a non traditional story, insofar as the customary fashion space trends. He didn’t grow up in Paris or Milano. He didn’t come from excess, luxury, or European opulence. His father did not work for a design house in Prauge. In fact, he hails from a city that is best known for pouring Cheez Wiz all over SteakUms. The fact that this same city gave us the brilliant minds and leaders that drafted the Declaration Of Independence, yet the…