June 27

Take These Tigers By Their Tails

This just in. Insider scoop from the Philippine distributor of heritage sneaker brand ASICS Tiger reveals two exciting sneaker drops at local retailers soon. While a release date has not yet been given, it is confirmed that the GEL-Lyte Speed “Japanese Garden” and the GEL-Lyte III “Made of Japan (Stripe)” will soon appear on boutique shelves and […]

June 23

Taking the Edge Off with Primera Light (and ian veneracion)

Between having a morning veterinary emergency with our aged cat and running an hour late for my coverage, Friday last June 10 just wasn’t getting off to a good start. By the time I arrived at the Primera Light Brandy event, I had missed the program entirely, catching only a glimpse of actor Ian Veneracion, […]

June 15

Twilight’s Bronson Pelletier Versus Hilary Isaac

While the Twilight movie franchise is so utterly alien to the demographic I belong to, it was an absolute laugh trip to watch Bronson Pelletier and Kiowa Gordon trade japes with our very own Hilary Isaac at the ToyCon 2016 media event. The great thing about live interviews is that they can be unpredictable. Case in point: a […]

June 14

Converse Takes Pride In Making A Stand

In the wake of the recent mass shooting at a gay club in Orlando, Florida, which senselessly claimed the lives of 50 people, it’s time more than ever to show people that hate will not be tolerated, that peace, love and respect are more powerful than bigotry. I’m glad that Converse as a brand visibly and vocally […]

June 10

Good Grooming Starts With Shopping at Watsons

One of the best compliments you can give anyone is, “You don’t look your age.” This is, of course, when you’re implying that someone looks younger than the number of years under his or her belt and not the other way around. Well, Watsons, Asia’s leading personal care retailer, does not look its 175 years (and we mean […]

June 09

Converse Boosts the Saturation on Their Chuck Taylor II Neons

My wife and I recently argued about Chuck Taylor All Stars. She’s of the school of thought that Chucks only look good when they’re in their basic black, white, or red, with burgundy just making her grade. I, on the other hand, am totally fine with Chucks being playful, unabashed, printed, even garish. History is on […]

June 08

Puma Meets McQueen at SneakPeek’s Unlocked 13

The creative possibilities between sneaker giant Puma and avant-garde fashion house Alexander McQueen were first revealed to the world during Spring 2006, when the Alexander McQueen Puma line was launched. Ten years hence, and even after the death of the designer, this collaboration lives on with Puma x McQ Spring/Summer 2016.     The collaboration harks back to Puma’s […]

May 31

“Pinoy and Proud” is Jollibee’s New Battlecry

Celebrating this year’s Independence Day, fastfood giant Jollibee is going all-out #PinoyAndProud this entire month of June with an even more local twist on an already homegrown brand. Their campaign, dubbed “#PinoyAndProud: Ang Sarap, Ang Saya Maging Pilipino!,” hopes to reinforce a sense of nationalism among its customers via key branding elements, music and, of […]

May 25

Triple Red Defines the ASICS Gel Kayano x Packer

Not may people know who Michael Packer is nor why his name is on this latest colorway of the Asics Gel Kayano trainer. Sneaker fans, however, know that the Packer name is synonymous with sneaker heritage, a three-generation love affair with shoes that dates back to 1907 when Packer Shoes first opened it doors in Yonkers, New […]

May 16

Gearing Up for a Filthy Summer

So, the folks out there who know me know that I figured in a very ugly skateboard accident back in 2008. I wiped out on a Sector 9 while on an easy cruise that unexpectedly and quickly transformed into a downhill drop. Smashed my front tooth, nearly tore off a nipple (OUCH), multiple cuts and […]