Star-Spangled Apparel

For the Fourth of July and beyond, celestial-patterned items

The Fourth of July festivities oftentimes involve celebratory outfits of red, white and blue. There’s more to Americana than that, however—and clearly more to the nation’s flag. Both striped and star-spangled items denote participation. And this year, we’ve opted for starry pieces that are wearable long after the holiday has passed. From unisex T-shirts and caps to embroidered shorts and more, we selected a few …

America’s Vanishing Rest Stops

Photographer Ryann Ford captures the eerie beauty of the primitive picnic table and shade set-up

The rest stop is a man-made oasis. Some are fancier—WiFi is now offered at many, along with various fast food and gas options—but the primitive set-up of a bench and shade (and sometimes a random barbecue pit) can bring tears to the eyes after a hundred-mile stretch on the interstate. It’s the latter that caught the attention of Austin-based photographer Ryann Ford—beginning with an unusual …

Levi’s Celebrates the 501’s Birthday With a Documentary

The fourth episode shines a spotlight on its immense influence in Japan

To celebrate the 501’s birthday, Levi’s has created a documentary—released in several parts—about the iconic jeans. The fourth episode highlights the 501’s immense influence in Japan. Narrated by Craig Stecyk (aka C.R. Stecyk III, a surf and skate pioneer whose life was portrayed in “Dogtown and Z-Boys” and “Lords of Dogtown”), the film features Nigo of BAPE, Shinsuke Takizawa of NEIGHBORHOOD, Erik Brunetti of FUCT, …