I’ve selected some key spring outerwear that’s ideal for spring’s rainy days and milder weather. These options vary in style and price point but should offer a good range of options for just about anyone. First off we have the Arc’Teryx mainline Arc’Tery Tenquille Hoodie. This zippered style is made from a Technical weave nylon and comes in this great teal color. It’s available for $175 here.
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When it’s hot out this summer, you’re going to want an easy go to pair of shorts. For some reason this is one of the toughest product categories to shop for but NikeLab has just put out this no-fuss woven short. From a cotton blend twill with an adjustable waistband and side zip pockets. Available in two color ways from END.
Y-3 is supposed to represent the gap between Yohji’s signature design and sportswear. This trouser from the current season exemplifies this philosophy with an excellent poplin trouser. Constructed of lightweight cotton , the pants feature four-pocket styling with zippered expansion panels. The cropped cut with adjustable cuffs allow the wearer to adjust the width of the opening with ease. You can find these over at SSENSE.
Sneakers with sock uppers were trending pretty heavily last year. While the look got a little stale, Adidas has brought out a new model that might breathe new life into the genre. The primeknit material is one of Adidas’ most popular considering it’s light weight and comfort. This upcoming model boasts a seamless upper in marled burgundy, a bright red accent at the heel tab, a sock-like collar. The same UltraBOOST heel counter, full-length BOOST midsole, and Continental outsole that appear on ultra boost lows re-appear here. Look out for new release info on the sneaker coming soon.
Matches Fashion have just linked up with Rick Owens for a new feature. In the piece Owens gives insight into his surprising morning routine “When Rick Owens is at home in Paris, he rises at 8am, drinks a green juice prepared by his personal chef and heads to his office. The commute is short: he simply ascends the stairs of the five-storey mansion he shares with his wife and business partner Michele Lamy. Their home is located in the 7th arrondissement, an establishment neighbourhood known for government buildings, embassies and old money, and his office is a large, open space that overlooks the gardens of the Ministry of Defence – an overgrown and ever-changing view that lends a rural feel to Owens’s enclave.”
The rest of the interview touches on everything from his approach to design, to how his office is set-up. Read the interview article HERE.
The arrival of warmer weather is a great occasion to refresh your wardrobe for Spring. In this post I’ll offer up a few suggestions for pieces that can easily be worked into a variety of outfits and conditions. Right now East Dane is running a sale offering 20-25% off most items. Simply type in the promo code EVENT17 at checkout to apply the discount. You can read the full details on the sale HERE.
Below are a few favorite items of mine that are eligible for the sale.
First off is a summer staple, the Rick Owens DRKSHDW gimp hoodie which is a classic full-zip rick style. It’s got an oversized hood and an extended length for layering over-top tees and underneath bombers. There’s also some great tees and other basics available HERE.
Click through for the more of my sale selections.
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While Salomon has not really been on the map when it comes to designer fashion, these Speedcross 4 trainers are one of the most interesting sneakers to release this year. A collaboration with Boris Bidjan, these sneakers come in several color ways with this distressed white variation being my favorite. Key details on these include the discolored textile upper, tonal ‘quicklace’ lace-up closure and logo patch at padded tongue and tonal treaded rubber sole. Scoop these up over at SSENSE.
ACRNM officially released their Spring/Summer 2017 collection today through their website and many of their official stockists. The release sees the return of familiar staple styles as well as a few brand designs. Among the most exciting items are the J25-WS, a packable A-frame parka with a great full zip hood. The P25-DS are a brand new pocket design that is ultra wide and dropped crotch made from the breathable dry skin material. These are some of the widest pants ACRONYM to date.
Also of note is the return of the J1A with a new zipper and added TEC SYS webbing. I really like the new shoulder block on it as it includes 2 new detached shoulder pockets. The P24-S is also back in a more minimal format. Much of the drop has already sold out on the officiate site. Luckily there are a good selection of other stockists including END, Haven, HBX, Bdga, Hanon Shop, Bureau Belfast, Revive Michigan, Belief Moscow, Notre Shop, Darkside Initiative, FRWRD, 18 Montrose and Firmament Berlin. Check back on this post as I’ll continue to update as more stores put up their selection. Feel free to comment with your thoughts on the collection and your pieces from it.
The original Ghost in the Shell film is a masterpiece. It’s an incredibly beautiful film that explores ideas of technology, identity and memory. The director Mamoru Oshii elevates the source manga by Masamune Shirow into one of the best anime films of all time. When news of a live-action version directed by Rupert Sanders hit, hardcore fans of the original were doubtful that it could be effectively translated to the big screen. The casting of Scarlett Johansson in the lead role justifiably raised accusations of white-washing. After watching the film last night I can assert that that the doubters were correct; the film does not live up to the high expectations established by the original two films or even the later Stand Alone Complex TV series.
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Haven adds to Adidas‘ long list of collaborators on this upcoming Ultra Boost. Instead of doing a simple color flip the team at Haven has opted to make substantial changes to the design. There are reflective strands running through the lacing along with perforated paneling on the Primeknit upper provide an unique accent. Branding is minimal outside of a woven tag at the top of the toe.
The adidas Consortium x HAVEN Ultraboost will be releasing in-stores at HAVEN Toronto & HAVEN Vancouver on April 1st, at 11AM local time on a first come, first serve basis. A limited online allocation will be made available at 7PM PST that day on the HAVEN website but look for these at select Consortium dealers like END and online on Adidas store as well.