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Blackbird Spyplane is an insightful source for style, culture, and ethical consumerism, offering unique perspectives on fashion, individualism, and lifestyle. It discusses the impact of retail practices, promotes thoughtful consumption, highlights unique finds, and explores philosophical approaches to living and dressing well, while engaging with cultural figures and movements.

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4795 implied HN points • 20 Jun 23
  1. Ssense's heavy focus on data drives its business decisions and influences small designers with large wholesale orders.
  2. Ssense's pricing strategies, like frequent markdowns and reliance on algorithms, impact both small retailers and independent designers.
  3. Ssense's practices raise concerns about the impact on the cool-clothes ecosystem, from the narrative of brands to the market dynamics of the fashion industry.
589 implied HN points • 01 Feb 24
  1. Blackbird Spyplane offers various fashion and lifestyle recommendations through their posts.
  2. They have a selection of unique, single-craftsman made clothing items and accessories available for purchase.
  3. The website also features an electronic music playlist curated by Studio Nicholson.
491 implied HN points • 11 Feb 24
  1. Explore a unique collection of vintage workwear, including heavy-duty canvas dusters, chore coats, and more from brands like L.L. Bean, Carhartt, Woolrich, and Levi's.
  2. Discover an under-the-radar Japanese line at Beklina's physical store, offering independent-designer selection and beautifully textured woven Japanese cotton pieces.
  3. Experience the thrill of vintage shopping by finding connections to the past through once-cherished objects, like Molly Ringwald does, creating stories and imagining characters behind the items.
2004 implied HN points • 09 May 23
  1. Blackbird Spyplane turned 3 years old this week and celebrated with its enlightened readers.
  2. The newsletter focused on spotting cool things, maintaining a strong moral compass, and avoiding consumerism.
  3. Blackbird Spyplane provided cultural insights, engaged with famous individuals, and promoted positivity.
1572 implied HN points • 13 Jul 23
  1. The shirt of the year is a roomy, vertical-stripe button-up that is currently on trend and in high demand.
  2. Keith Henry, a self-taught designer, creates clothes entirely by himself under the name Henry's, known for high-craft jumbo jeans and small-run pieces.
  3. Keith Henry sells his clothes through limited drops, values creative control, and finds inspiration in old army clothing to create unique, well-crafted designs.