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The first Man From UNCLE trailer shows Guy Ritchie’s stylish take on a ’60s spy classic

The original Man From UNCLE ran between 1964 and 1968, and told the story of two spies — one American, and one Russian — working together in a Cold War world. Guy Ritchie’s movie re-imagining, scheduled to see release this August, keeps the same characters and the same setting, but updates the atmosphere to give the decade a modern sheen. The first trailer for the movie, released today, shows a stylish swinging sixties in which spies Napoleon Solo — played by Superman actor Henry Cavill — and Ilya Kuryakin, played by The Social Network‘s Armie Hammer, snark at each other as they split time between glitzy outdoor parties and speedboat chases.

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Watch this supercut showing Quentin Tarantino’s stylish use of sound

Quentin Tarantino is well known for making visual homages to the film styles he loves the most, particularly spaghetti westerns, martial arts epics, and ’70s blaxploitation films. Part of that process means paying particular attention to sound design, capturing every swoosh and clang in just the right way. By now, Tarantino’s made an art of using sound and visual flourishes to accentuate his scenes. So, in “Hearing Tarantino“, Vimeo user Jacob T. Swinney decided to create a supercut of some of the director’s most interesting use of sound in his films.

If you pay attention, you’ll notice it’s not just sound that’s important here. When the action is high, close-ups, zooms, and pans are the scenes that get the really gripping sound…

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Tokyo Camera Style: A photo book of rare, custom and beautiful cameras found on the most stylish streets of Japan’s capital

Tokyo Camera Style

Though smartphones might take the bulk of our daily point-and-shoot photography, street shooting with film is alive and well—especially in Tokyo. Throughout the ’90s and early aughts, Japanese camera-makers from Contax to Nikon produced a range of……

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RE/DUN: Vintage Jeans With a Modern Fit: Reworking worn denim into stylish, one-of-a-kind pieces

RE/DUN: Vintage Jeans With a Modern Fit

The biggest problem with shopping for vintage jeans is that tailoring is usually a requirement, further extending the initial commitment of both time and money. Uniting storied denim with a contemporary silhouette is LA’s new womenswear brand RE……

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This quadrant explains why Drive is such a stylish film

Tony Zhou’s masterful “Every Frame a Painting series returns to take on Drive, Nicolas Winding Refn’s 2011 film starring Ryan Gosling and Carey Mulligan, once described by the late Roger Ebert as “an elegant exercise in style.”

Zhou shows how the film comes “alive” by taking a few scenes and dividing them into quadrants, demonstrating how Refn uses an otherwise conventional storytelling tool to do unconventional things. Shots that split the actors left and right help tell two different stories at the same time. Splitting top to bottom helps the characters show their inner feelings through gestures and fidgeting in a way that faces and dialogue can’t. The effect makes Drive predictable and unpredictable at the same time, and stands in…

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Malle W. Trousseau’s Oyster Kit: Shuck shells like a professional with the celebrated French company’s stylish equipment

Malle W. Trousseau's Oyster Kit

Anyone who’s played the role of an oyster shucker can understand the difficulties these little saltwater delicacies can inflict on even the most burly of hands. This holiday season, Malle W. Trousseau is set to release a must-have for any oyster……

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Nashville-Designed Peter Nappi Footwear and Accessories: From a studio and showroom in Tennessee to a production facility in Italy, stylish fashion for men and women

Nashville-Designed Peter Nappi Footwear and Accessories

In 2011, designer Philip Nappi and co-founder Dana Nappi sought to restore a century-old tradition of shoemaking that grandfather Peter Nappi brought to the US from Italy over 100 years before. With that, the brand Peter Nappi was born and the dedicated……

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Westerlind: Online Shopping for the Outdoors: A stylish new approach to a carefully selected collection of gear from around the world

Westerlind: Online Shopping for the Outdoors

Since 2007, Swedish entrepreneur and outdoor enthusiast Andrea Westerlind has been seeking out the most effective, timeless wilderness gear from all corners of the globe. A third generation member of a Swedish fashion house, Westerlind began working……

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Sempli + Joseph Ribic Bottle Openers: Product designer Daniele Semeraro taps fellow Accademia Italiana alum to collaborate on these minimal, stylish drink accessories

Sempli + Joseph Ribic Bottle Openers


Best known for its stemless, virtually floating Cupa glass series, LA-based design house Sempli has devoted itself to creating products that combine simplistic…

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