2 posts tagged "Nom de Guerre"
Nom de Guerre, New York’s bellicose-named menswear label, has spent years turning out sharp, military-inspired pieces from a small, subterranean shop on Bleecker Street. It’s stayed largely off the radar—it’s got no visible shop front, after all—but its latest collaboration, on a new sneaker with Converse, may send it flying onto the map. All to the good, we’d say. NdG’s designers (the collective label was founded by Holly Harnsongkram, Wil Whitney, Devon Turnbull, and Isa Saalabi) dug through the archive for the skater-favored Skid Grip CVO style, which they’ve updated in sleek, rubberized black canvas. It’s available exclusively at the Nom de Guerre store in New York and Opening Ceremony in L.A., and to date, nowhere online. (The label’s e-shop is slated to open sometime this summer.) Getting a pair, in other words, still requires a bit of legwork, which may keep the style an insider’s secret a little longer.
$95, available at Nom de Guerre, 640 Bleecker St., NYC, (212) 253-2891, and Opening Ceremony, 451 North La Cienega Blvd., L.A., (310) 652-1120.
Forget the approaching World Cup for a second, if you can. Sure, that’s when you’ll see the best players in the world go head to head on the field in South Africa, battling for international glory (and against U.S. indifference). But before then, you can see the best and brightest—maybe—of New York play Adidas’ annual adiCup tourney for bragging rights, beer, barbecue, and the chance to test their mettle against international competition in a subsequent tournament in Germany (at stake there, national pride and tickets to the World Cup itself).
Beer and BBQ aren’t the traditional pregame chows, but the adiCup players aren’t pros—or more accurately, aren’t soccer pros. The competing teams represent magazines, retailers, clothing labels, hotels, and restaurants (the ones we spend most of our time in, to be honest). And while we’re curious to see whether Opening Ceremony (its jersey is pictured above) will best The Smile or Nom de Guerre’s Nom de Hooligans team will knock out the Standard FC, what we’re really interested in is the outfits. (Call us one-track minded.) Each team custom-designs its own Adidas jerseys for the field, and in anticipation of tomorrow’s game at Pier 40, they’ve given us a little preview. May the best—and best-dressed—team win. Continue Reading “Opening Ceremony, The Standard, The Smile, And More Get Goal-Oriented” »