Rapper Theophilus London is no stranger to fashion collaborations. He's hooked up with everyone from Del Toro to Stussy under his creative agency LVRS, and he's about to add another yet another name to his fashion resume—Surface to Air. We got wind of this hook-up thanks to a Mr. Porter interview from in the fall, and just last night he (finally!) debuted a piece from the collection via Instagram. In one elusive pic, Theo wrote "Testing 1 2 3," as he stood in the shade wearing a black bomber jacket with silver zipper detailing along the front and patches along the arm. Had Surface to Air not regrammed the photo with the caption, "Surface to Air x @theophiluslondon. Available soon. @lvrswatt #regram #surfacetoair #theophiluslondon #collabs," we never would've even KNOWN it was an original LVRS creation.
Hey guys! Yes, we're talking to YOU. We all know that prom is a special occasion, a formal event, something you'll remember forever, yadda yadda yadda, but who says you can't be comfortable all night long while you're at it? Proving that prom doesn't have to be stuffy, this week we showed all the dudes out there how to look slick minus the traditional tuxedo action, and now we're taking things a step further (heh) with the very best sneakers to wear to prom. Believe it or not, your favorite casual brands CAN work with formalwear—it's just a matter of how you style 'em. Hey, if Frank Ocean, Logan Lerman, and Russell Westbrook can do it, why can't you? So get the lowdown below... you can thank us later.
KEEP IT CLASSIC WITH COMMON PROJECTS
Frank Ocean looks sharp in black lowtops at the 2013 Grammy Awards.
Photo: Getty Images/Mr. Porter
When it comes to classy sneakers, it really doesn't get more understated and cool than Common Projects. Luxe and subtle, these black leather lace-ups bring an extra dose of style anywhere... even your high school dance floor. While they're definitely not cheap at $390 a pop, Frank Ocean proves that this slick number is definitely worth saving up for. Start counting your pennies now!
A$AP Rocky for The Coveteur.
Photo: The Coveteur
As soon as you've broken the trance of A$AP Rocky's half-smile, we have serious FASHUN business to discuss. Evidence abounds that this Harlem-native is a bonafide fashion killa, and yet, with every new interview or, you know, transcribed phone call with Alexander Wang, we feel like we're learning SO MUCH about Pretty Flacko's sartorial philosophy. Honestly, a lot of the time he's dropping historical knowledge and sage style advice. It's fascinating. The Coveteur recently caught up with Rocky while on Rihanna's Diamonds World Tour in Toronto.
Earlier this week, a beauty-focused interview excerpt circulated wherein Dat PMF divulges priceless information about daily exfoliating, cleansing his face with Witch Hazel, his hair care regime, and his opinions on ladies wearing makeup. As if that wasn't illuminating enough, Coveteur has just dropped ROCKY'S FULL CLOSET FEATURE. There are Kenzo flat brims on cutting boards. There are Goyard bags on wardrobes. Best of all, though, there's another highly informative interview. Highlights include Rocky's casual mention of Alessandro Dell'Acqua amidst Dolce & Gabbana and Christian Dior without dropping a beat, and these are the five things we learned.
Around these parts of the world wide web, we've been die-hard devotees of Joe Jonas ever since we first laid eyes on those exemplary eyebrows in the Jonas Brothers' "Burnin' Up" music video. We've watched him blossom into a bonafide fashion force, Heisman-ing in shiny pants for campaigns and totally FROWING (hat tip to Buzz Bissinger). If all this hasn't pulled you into the warm vortex of middle Jo Bro fandom, perhaps this video Joe made in response to Pepperdine University senior Shaina's invitation to be her date for her very last sorority formal will convert you. It. Is. AWESOME. While we typically reserve our beloved Look By Look franchise for music videos, this short is just too hilarious not to share. Lucky for us, Joe also crams five outfit-changes into a little under 2.5 minutes, fully warranting a comprehensive breakdown.
FIRESIDE TALLADEGA NIGHTS
We've re-watched this video response at least eight times now and still can't make sense of why Joe opens this thing wearing Will Ferrell's Wonder Bread racing jumpsuit from Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby, but that's what he's doing. Joe sports the NASCAR suiting (taking a page from Bieber's book?) while laying on his side in front of a digital fireplace for absolutely no reason other than the fact that it's hilariously irreverent. Are you hooked yet?
You might've noticed that we can't stop talking about prom. Even though we've covered everything from affordable dresses to celebrity-inspired hairstyles, we've just barely scraped the surface—particularly in the dude department. If you're a guy looking for style tips for the big night (or his date looking for some much-needed advice!), you've come to the right place. We've got head-to-toe ensembles that'll have you lookin' sharp on prom night, and, no, none of these looks involve a tux. (You're welcome.)
THE CLASSIC COOL DUDE
A traditional (and awesome) prom look!
For the guy that wants to look traditionally handsome, we recommend this killer gray suit from Zara ($238.00) that has a contrasting black collar along the top. Finish the look with crisp white, round collar shirt ($49.90), a skinny black tie ($69.50), polka dot pocket square (or one that matches her gown) ($45.00), sleek black oxfords ($338.00), and call it a day!
The friendzone: it's a real thing, you guys. And while we certainly can't speak for all the dudes and ladies out there, this platonic, perpetual side-hug relationship status is not usually a desirable place to be. At least that's how it is for Toby Miller, the constantly friendzoned protagonist in the new flick Ladies Man: A MADE Movie. Based on the namesake MTV series that helps normal kids achieve their goals of being fashion designers, sports stars, and more with the help of a pro coach, this fictional feature-length special premieres TONIGHT on MTV at 9/8c. So will Toby finally shake his brotherly persona and be transformed into a stud (or, as he so eloquently puts it, "a man whore")? We'll have to tune in to find out! But before all that goes down tonight, we've got a couple of fashion tips right now to help Toby get a head start in his escape out of the friend zone. Ready, set, go!
DITCH THE PONCHO FOR A COOL SWEATSHIRT
Toby's "before" look.
Photo: Courtesy of MTV
Why would you wear an oversized pullover that looks like a souvenir from your Spring Break in Mexico when there are SO many awesome sweatshirts out there these days? Our favorites:
+ Bowery Heather Chest: Saturday's Surf NYC ($98.00)
+ Hooded Jacket: H&M ($19.95)
+ Striped Fleece Zip Hoodie: Gap ($46.95)
The 2010 iteration of Justin Bieber's iconic "hair flip."
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Whoawhoawhoawhoa. Beliebers, are you all still standing?? In case you missed it, the biggest tonsorial watercooler talk of the moment is the fact that this weekend Justin Bieber brought back the hair flip look that became such a signature for him during the "Baby" years. Rather than the forehead-baring pompadours he adopted for his foray into adulthood, Biebs let his hair down this past Friday, sweeping it across his dome for a meet and greet in Dortmund, Germany. Truth be told, between all the flat brim hats and gas masks, we haven't seen much of Justin's hair in the wild (save the occasional "morning hair" selfie), so any snap of the dude's IRL mane is going to send us (and all his fans) into a bit of frenzy. What makes this an especially buzzworthy topic is the latent Miley hair-ness of this updated 2013 "hair flip."
Brad Pitt's hairstyles over the years.
Guys, it's less than a week away until the MTV Movie Awards, and we're already fuh-reaking out over the host (Rebel Wilson!), live performances (Selena Gomez! Macklemore!), and presenters (Zac Efron!), but, get this, we've got an even bigger addition to the already-amazing Movie Awards crew—Brad Pitt! The iconic actor will present the Movie of the Year award on April 14, but most importantly, we'll get to peep his hair game IRL. Now, if you remember his complete "hairvolution" from 2011, flowy blonde locks, slicked-back strands and buzzed 'dos should come to mind. There's no telling what Brad might do to his mane next, so let's look back at all his iconic hairstyles and
ogle ponder over what he might wear come Sunday. (P.S.- Don't be jealous we get paid to do this.)
Snoop Dogg will release a clothing collaboration with HUF.
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Almost three years after the fold of his own Rich And Infamous line, Snoop Dogg is getting back in the clothing game with a little help from HUF. The beloved streetwear label is already basking in the launch of their high-profile collaboration with Diamond Supply Co, but according to Hypebeast, it's also teaming up with the legendary MC. They released a teaser image of Snoop clad in HUF's 12 Galaxies T-shirt, black pants, matching black fur coat, and embroidered "Snoop Dogg" eggplant house slippers perched in a wicker throne chair.