Okay, okay, okay. I know what you're thinking.... "C'mon my guy... You pop up every few months with a new revelation and talk all this shit about how you finally know what it is that you want to do and exactly how you're going to do it." That is completely true and I don't blame you for thinking that. I've come to the conclusion that the only way to find my lane in the ever-changing world of streetwear/menswear/mens style/mens fashion/lifestyle/art/music/culture is to actively interact with it each and every day. To be clear, that's something that I've always done, but the ugly truth is that content is KING. Why is that an ugly truth? Because there are many times when I'm under the belief that I don't have the resources or partnerships in place to create the content, products, and experiences that keep me up at night. The way I wrote that says a lot... I want to be clear that I'm fully aware that I am the only person/thing that's been holding me back these past few years. Given my love of streetwear and hip hop, I should've known from the gate that my greatest resource is my mind and I gotta make it work whether I have a Leica M9 or an Instax Mini8, a Neumann U87 or a Shure SM58, a private workspace or a desk at my local library, a team of creatives or me, myself, and I. With that being said, I will be attempting to update this website—along with all of the @VencerNY social channels—EVERY. SINGLE. DAY. Expect lots of fly shit you probably haven't heard about, a bunch of stuff you have heard about, and some things you might have never expected to like. I'll also be shedding light on some of the stuff that has inspired me in years past along with whatever I stumble across in my day-to-day exploration of the internet. It probably won't be easy and it'll take some time for me to find my flow, but I'll kill it if I can find the perfect balance between aggregating content and creating my own. Okay, that's it. Let's go. —NM
Real Gs Move In Silence Like "Poignant" w/Zolan Kanno-Youngs
I couldn’t have asked for a better guest to revive this podcast with and my guy Zolan Kanno-Youngs did not disappoint. Following a saké fueled night of shenanigans, we discussed the impact writing in his formative years had on his career path, how he ended up at the Wall Street Journal, co-producing a short film, Jahar, that was featured in the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival, and much more. Enjoy!
Flexing Ain't Easy...
Yes, this is exactly what it looks like; a leather pen holder. Why would anybody need a single pen holder? Because cool people carry lots of cool and somewhat unnecessary things and this is yet another knick knack that you’d expect a cool cat to have. You can’t tell me Nigo doesn’t have one of these in each of his custom Goyard bags… I don’t have one yet, mainly because I haven’t found the perfect pen to have on hand at all times, but the second I do I’m copping one of these and subtly flexing on whoever’s in my vicinity when I whip my pen out to sign a receipt at my local bodega. Pick one up for yourself here.
"Just throw 'em in the freezer, bro."
Putting your raw denim in the freezer does NOT kill bacteria. It’s a cool theory, but the truth is there’s no way the freezer at your house is capable of reaching the temperature needed to kill bacteria; approximately -80 degrees fahrenheit. Your jeans might smell slightly fresher right when you take them out the freezer, but as soon as they heat up it’s back to Stinksville again my friend. The moral of this message is that you’re better off washing your jeans when they start to smell. You won’t ruin the denim, in fact, washing your jeans keeps them nice and healthy. Don’t listen to me though, I’m just some internet guy lolzies