[fashion] 5 more Japanese brands you should know

Recall the buzz around the “Antwerp Six” in the mid-1980s, or those two Bronx upstarts with the surnames Klein and Lauren who emerged from New York a decade earlier. Right now, though, it’s Tokyo turn – and what’s inspiring is that there isn’t just one trend.

[fashion] Does Streetwear Objectify Japanese Culture?

Via highsnobiety Streetwear may have been conceived in California and its aesthetic defined by New York, but Japan holds a particular reverence within the industry that nowhere else (Big Apple aside) can match. Not only has Japan given streetwear, and wider fashion in general, some of its most pioneering brands, not to mention much of…

David Brooks’ Commencement Address

Dartmouth Class of 2015: It’s an honor to be at your tree stump. As your Commencement speaker, I have important responsibilities. Commencement speakers have to be skilled at pretentious verbiage and pompous but completely meaningless rhetoric. I think you made a smart move when you asked someone who normally teaches at Yale. Graduates, I congratulate…