Like a cherry-picked selection of awesome, Thrillist's Best Of trolls our nationwide network to deliver you only the choicest, um, well...cherries. That we've picked. Now eat them, dammit.
Emailed To Los Angeles: Homies and Honkies
From the guys behind Tee Shirt Hell, this surreal celebration of racial blindness is a collage of-pigmented duos throughout pop-culture history counter (from expected buddies like Crockett & Tubbs to less-expected pairings like Paul McCartney & Michael Jackson to WTFness like David Hasselhoff & KITT), abetted by a slew of cartoon bubbles with equally out-there quotes: "Together they spell awesome. They also spell, "Oohh. See his mink?".
Get all ebony and ivory
Emailed To Nation: House of Billiam
From their East London workshop, HoB creates bespoke reversible hoodies that outclass typical cotton-heavy paunch-cloakers by using your choice of hard-to-find suit-caliber fabrics sourced from around the UK for both exterior and interior linings, giving you the power to choose, and flip between two materials, each optimized to mask a specific condiment.
Customize your hard exterior
Emailed To Los Angeles: Vael Bags
Long known for outdoorsy shoes and sneakers, Vael's just introduced a line of sturdy, useful bags, inspired by the owners' vagabond lifestyle, which results in employees strewn in home offices across the country, and the designer having given up his LA home base to fulfill his wanderlust, and finally get that garden level studio in Cerritos.
Bag a bag
Emailed To Nation: Warrior Footwear
Brought back to America by two enterprising students who noticed the shoes' ubiquity while interning in Shanghai, Warriors were born in 1935 as an inexpensive athletic shoe for the masses, but became iconic lifestyle pieces during the 70s-90s, before China opened its doors to international shoe conglomerates, and laborers all went to work for maximum wage in wondrous factories and lived happily ever after.
Trod on the soles of the masses
Emailed To Los Angeles: Snacks and S**t
Named after an old Jay-Z lyric, Snacks is a locally-based blog that takes the piss out of only the stupidest lyrics in hip-hop, compiled and written by a lifetime-friend duo of a data programmer and stand-up comic, whose relationship will probably be mined by Judd Apatow, and then inundated with pen15 jokes. Among the choicest bits:
Get your snack on