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#WanderSetting NYC : The Current Big Apple Look Book

As the fashion world looks to Paris in the upcoming week, we at Wanderset look to a metro that is equally as famous, but quite opposite just the same. If Paris is polish and panache, Manhattan is grit and grind. Don’t get me wrong, there is an overabundance of tres Michelin star white table cloth dining, skyscrapers that would make the Tower Of Babel feel like a cuck, and luxe fashion worn while being chauffeured in luxe cars. Maybe we’re just more brash about it here. As a product of the north east metro area, I  wouldn’t have it any other way. After all, The City is the gateway to The New World. And we all know it. It’s not that either Paris or NYC are right or wrong, in a cultural sense, it’s that NYC is just younger. It’s energy is different. There’s more pulsing and pushing, and like any little…

#Wandersetting : Rep Your City In These Geo-Proud Pieces.

Who doesn’t like representing where they’re from?  As 90’s throwback becomes mod even more so in 2018, these fire drops from various lines on Wanderset are ideally on trend, and allow the wearer to rep from The A to The Bean. NEW YORK: RCNSTRCT 90’s “NY YANKEES PRO PLAYER” DUGOUT JACKET We all had these in elementary school. Well, those jerks that were lucky 90’s Yanks fans. Y’all had Jeter, Bernie and Paul O’Neil in their primes. Unreal. UNITED KINGDOM: REPRESENT BLACK “ENGLAND” HOODIE Feel like Posh Spice on match day, mates. BOSTON: SQONDER 90’s “BOSTON BIRD” VINTAGE T If you’re from New England, you know Bird was the first Brady in the north east. Rep for one of the NBA’s all time gods, and put on for the C’s. LOS ANGELES : CARROTS “LA” CREAM MENS T LA based streetwear designer Anwar Carrots…

Custom Supreme. Rare Yeezys, & Rabid Hypebeasts. This Was SneakerCon NYC.

The New York edition of the traveling sneaker convention SneakerCon is the show’s flagship. With upwards of 20,000 people expected to pass through the event’s entry lines, it’s now a cultural staple. It’s come a long way from its 2009 launch in a 2,000 square foot Times Square space that only hosted 600 attendees. Now, the convention boasts 13 shows a year in cities like Atlanta, Chicago and Fort Lauderdale domestically. This year’s NYC flagship event was expected to be even bigger than it’s 20,000 turn-out anticipation. It appeared as such. I attended this years event with Set Art Director and partner in childish horse shit/my Irish brother Drew McCarver, screenwriter and Wanderset guest latin culture contributor Jonathan “JayLee” Jordan, Armand “the Funeral Director” DeLuca and my old homie Mikey Nicholson, devout Liverpool fan, true hiphop head, man of the people, and the proud belt holder of “Street wear OG…

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…

How Virgil Abloh Painted Culture’s Sistine Chapel OFF-WHITE

37 year old Virgil Abloh is old enough to know better and young enough to still try that shit. It’s the process. His ancestory is as Ghanaian as our World Cup foe, but he’s also as Chi Town as they come, a native of Rockford Ill, he grew up in the shadows of the Windy City and then went to college at University of Wisconsin, where he got a degree in Architechture and civil engineering that more or less just affirmed he was a visionary. He’s using his degree. Even tho the laymen wouldn’t assume so. He’s the architect of civil engineering in culture. Period. Since 2011 he’s been building the cultural metro we operate in. In 2011 he was the creative mind behind Kanye and Jay Z’s seminal “Watch The Throne” – a record so big it defied genre and became somewhat of a rock opera, a “We Are…

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.…

Lookin’ Like Money Without Breaking the Bank: 6 Stylish Pieces Under $100

Let’s face facts, we all love to find a good deal. A problem with this is that it can be difficult to come across pieces that are listed at a reasonable price and meet our standards in regards to quality and visual appeal. We here at Wanderset are familiar with this struggle and have a slew of dope pieces that will enhance your ensemble without draining your pockets. Whether you’re looking to treat yourself while on a budget or you just love a good deal, we’ve got quite a few pieces that you’ll fall in love with. Find some of my favorite high quality, low price items that’ll add some additional flare to your wardrobe while still keeping some Benjis in your bank account. Bomb Clothing – Taupe Sweatpants ($70) Comfort, style, and functionality all built into one aesthetically appealing pair of sweats. What more could you ask for? Cheap…

5 Men’s Bags to Add to Your Fall Fashion Collection

A lot of men use a standard backpack as their go to man bag, but some of us want something more exciting – something with a little more edge and eye catching qualities. There are times when men’s bags are painfully simple and bland, resulting in a multitude of the same concepts in a limited array of styles, colors, and overall design. This gripe is thankfully resolved thanks to some dope brands like GucciGhost and IISE that offer bags to compliment your attire no matter the occasion, and you can find them here on Wanderset. Varying from subtle to elaborate, there are a plethora of designs and styles of men’s bags to choose from. Need a simple backpack for the work week? No problem. Need an eye catching designer pouch for an upscale event? We’ve got that too. Whatever your style needs are, there’s a bag out there that will…

You Can’t Fit PERENNIAL In A Box. Discover The FAO Schwartz Of Luxecessories.

PERENNIAL doesn’t want to be put in a box. Ironic for what most human’s consider a “jewelry line”, to say the least. “PRNL” takes its name seriously, and seeks to be more of a luxe-accessory FAO Schwartz than anything traditional. The one trick pony is dead in 2017. The future belongs to those who are creative and stealth enough to Carpe Diem both today, and tomorrow. The roots are in jewelry for sure, but the future will be much different. PRNL next season will not be PRNL currently. Ever. And that’s fucking rad. Elise Rosenstock started out as perhaps a prototypical young Connecticut mom who aspired to design jewelry based on her love of creative construction and disparate visuals. She often created one-of-a-kind pieces for friends using high-end metals and gemstones with an amazing understanding of color, materials, and finishes. At Elise’s sister’s birthday party she connected with her sister’s friend,…