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Nike launches a subscription service for kids’ shoes, Nike Adventure Club

Just in time for back-to-school shopping, Nike today officially announced its entry into the subscription service market with the launch of a “sneaker club” for kids called Nike Adventure Club. The new program is specifically designed to make shopping easier for parents who struggle to keep up with their quickly growing children’s shoe needs. Instead ...

Adversarial Fashion: clothes designed to confuse license-plate readers

Adversarial Fashions have a line of clothes (jackets, tees, hoodies, dresses, skirts, etc) designed to confound automated license-plate readers; one line is tiled with fake license plates that spell out the Fourth Amendment (!); the designers presented at Defcon this year. (via JWZ)

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How a ‘viral dress’ invited unwanted attention into women’s lives

07.23.2019 · Posted in Technology Articles

When Kimberley Homer donned a white polka dot dress to see Book of Mormon at the theatre, she ended up hugging a woman she'd never met before who was wearing the very same dress.  "We had a drunken hug and kept laughing and saying 'NICE DRESS' t... ...

Bulletproof thobes and abaya

Tailor Saleh Alnahdi is courting the conservative Saudi gentleman who still worried about being gunned down in the street with a line of bulletproof thobes and abaya, lined with Aramid ("a little more expensive than kevlar") and complying with the US National Institute of Justice Body Armor Compliance Certificate requirements. As @evacide quipped: ...

Kim Kardashian faces heat for new ‘Kimono’ brand

06.26.2019 · Posted in Technology Articles

Kimono, the socialite and businesswoman's clothing brand, is finding itself in hot water for its appropriating of the word, which has Japanese roots. Kardashian-West also trademarked the word, sparking more debate and discontent for the brand. Read m... ...

Wedding dress customizer Anomalie raises $13M as bridal stores crumble

David’s Bridal once owned 50% of the $36 billion wedding gown market before it filed for bankruptcy last year. Brides were growing sick of the lack of styles and sizes plus high prices at expensive brick & mortar shops. The industry was destined for disruption by software that would replace overhead costs and inflexibility with ...

Son-of-Reflectacles: Kickstarting a new generation of anti-surveillance eyewear

Eccentric eyewear maker Scott Urban first kickstarted his "Reflectacles" frames in 2016; the frames used emedded retroreflectors to make them throw back tons of light, making them highly visible (and great for things like night cycling); subsequent iterations beefed up the IR reflectivity, which blinded many CCTV surveillance cameras (they use IR to ...