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Morning Recon: Jake Davis Shoots New Balance, Kurt Cobain's Legacy, The World's Best Bodies, and More

Every day we get up early to scan the web for the best in men's style. And then we go grab a coffee. After that, we sit down and bang out a blog post. Here it is.

A pair of 574s gets ready for its closeup.

As we recently mentioned, New Balance has begun a robust customization program around its classic 574s—all of which are made right here in the U.S.A. Jake Davis traveled to Norridgewock, Massachusetts, to see a pair stitched together from scratch.

Legendary Russian filmmaker Andrei Tarkovsky would have been 79 years old yesterday. Michelangelo Antonioni gave the director a Polaroid camera back in the ’70s—here’s a look at the stunning results.

Today marks the 17th anniversary of Kurt Cobain’s tragic death. To mark it, the L.A. Weekly‘s Jonathan Gold shows us thirteen distinct ways of looking at Nirvana’s legacy.

Premiering tonight: Blank City, a new documentary covering the overlooked No Wave film movement in N.Y.C. during the late-’70s and early-’80s—and featuring appearances by Jim Jarmusch, Thurston Moore, John Waters, Debbie Harry, and the Style Guy himself, Glenn O’Brien.

Eater goes behind the scenes at the ever-evolving guerrilla Nolita restaurant What Happens When.

Another behind-the-scenes look, via video, takes us inside Vogue‘s “Shape Issue” and their picks for the most perfect bodies in the world.

T throws its hat into the Tumblr ring, while the mag’s latest issue profiles the ever-stylish Margaret Howell. [via The Bengal Stripe]

In “things you didn’t know the world needed” news, Keanu Reeves announces that there will be another adventure in the saga of Bill and Ted.

The New Yorker talks style and substance at the biggest sporting event from the last week. (Hint, it wasn’t played on a hardwood floor.)

And NPR reflects on what was quite possibly the ugliest championship sporting event of the last decade.

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