If I were to name the most consistent brands when it comes to delivering well-styled lookbooks each and every season, nanamica would be at the top of that list. For it’s spring/summer 2018 collection the Japanese menswear specialists deliver on their promise of “minimal design with maximum functionality.”  Of note is the  great use of khaki and olive green in the collection, blended together with black and tan items. Technical fabrics used include GORE-TEX and PERTEX but it’s styled nicely as they are worked in with pieces that use natural materials as well. Look for pieces to drop early next year at international stockists for the label including END and Blue Button Shop.

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This is a must have for any AKIRA fan as well as a perfect Christmas gift for the manga fan in your life. For the 35th anniversary of AKIRA this beautiful was released wit the original Japanese art and right-to-left reading format for the first time. The set includes six hardcover volumes, plus the hardcover Akira Club art book and an exclusive patch with the iconic pill design.

In 1982, Kodansha published the first chapter of Akira, a dystopian story set in Neo-Tokyo, a city recovering from thermonuclear attack where the streets have been ceded to motorcycle gangs and the rich and powerful run dangerous experiments on destructive, supernatural powers that they cannot control. In 1988, the manga was adapted into what was at the time the most expensive animated film ever made, which brought Akira’s influence out of the manga world and onto the global stage. Today, it remains a touchstone for artists, writers, filmmakers, and fans, retaining all the brutal impact and narrative intensity it had when Otomo first unleashed it onto the world.

Available now at Amazon

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If you missed out on the Fragment Jordan 1’s like most of us, this upcoming Jordan release is the next closest thing. The Game Royal mixes white lather and black detailing on the tongue and swoosh with a “game royal” blue. This is similar to the Chicago OG 1s that were released but with a different take on the colors. Expect these to drop February of next year at Nike and Jordan stockists.

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There’s something special about a well worn garment that becomes a personal favorite and that’s a feeling that emerging label Placebo is attempting to re-create. Placebo’s debut collection is titled “Induction” and the brand concept is making “Something from nothing.” The brand has selected military surplus pieces from the 1940’s and 50’s as the basis for their designs and breathed new life into them.

Toronto based designer Eske Schiralli has transformed the militaristic staples into something wholly different. For example the Convertible Overcoat has been over-dyed black from it’s original olive drab and re-crafted with raw edges and outfitted with waist pockets with Talon zippers. The brand has transformed these vintage pieces bringing them into a new context where each wearer can configure them for their personal style. For example the M51 Panel Cargo Pant comes equipped with integrated cargo straps that fasten around the thigh and ankle allowing the fit to be adjusted from slouchy to tapered. The Oversized Noragi T-Shirt can be tied at different locations making it wearable in four different ways.

Placebo also has a selection of accessories in the collection. They include an awesome black Patchwork Boonie Hat that’s overyded and handcrafted as well as a portable Multi-Purpose Travel Bag with antique government issue D-Rings and heavyweight canvas belting. Ultimately Placebo hopes wearers will make the pieces part of their daily wardrobes, breaking in the items through natural wear and tear. You can check out more from the brand through website and  the collection is now available at Blends and other select retailers.

Click through to see the rest of the lookbook and a video presentation below.

Photography Jayson Palacio | Videographer Lucas Chemotti

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The Errolson Designed NikeLab ACG line returns with a strong 2017 Holiday season. Just in time for wintry weather, the collection includes the usual mix of technical minded items including shell jackets with mesh front pockets, layering vests, as well as color-blocked track pants with cargo pockets. It’s also good to see that alongside the usual men’s selection, ACG is adding womenswear to the line. A patterned balaclava rounds out the items with prices ranging from $70USD to up to $700 for the shells. You can preview the entire collection on Nike’s site HERE meaning the collection will be dropping real soon.

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Fans of the original ACRONYM x Nike Lunar Force will be happy to see that the latest iteration of the sneaker is getting a wider release. The shoe first appeared as part of Nike’s AF100 initiative and now the sneaker is set to release in the same all-white color scheme on December 3 on the Nike SNKRS app. As users have had trouble with the app over recent releases, I’ll be sure to update the post if other stockists are announced. More pics of the sneaker after the jump.

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Thanksgiving in the US gives way to a whole different sort of holiday. At this point Black Friday sales have become an institution bringing an insane amount of deals in-store and online across the continent. There’s so many sales to sift through and it can be a hassle trying to find products you actually want at a discount so I’ve gone ahead and chose some of the best deals I’ve found to date. Click through to see the full list of deals through to Cyber Monday,  all broken down by category. 

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SSENSE launches it’s season end sale with 50% off a huge selection of designers. If you’ve been looking to scoop something new for winter, this is the time. Taking a quick look on the site netted out plenty of amazing products still available. Here are some of my outerwear favorites including this amazing Calvin Klein plastic covered coat which definetly gives off a Blade Runner-esque vibe.

More selections after the jump

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Australia may not come to mind as a fashion capital but it is home to an up and coming line “Song for the Mute” has been steadily building an audience and an aesthetic that pulls from both traditional streetwear and more avant garden concepts. The spring 2018 collection has a washed out palette and raw hems.  Hand-screened graphics in the line come from a personal place –  old family photos and the coordinates the brand’s studio . The season has a bit of everything from distressed BDU style shirting and vests to knit shorts and baggy cargos.  The styling emphasizes the possibilities the pieces enable amazingly paired with sandals. If any of the pieces catch your eye you can pre-order them directly from the brand’s webstore. Regardless the lookbook is well worth further inspection.

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Nike continues their string of Zoom Fly SP releases with this latest iteration of the lightweight running shoe. Following  up the “Chicago” and “New York” editions the “Shanghai” colorway will also be hitting stores.

Shades of brown and tan make its way onto the now familiar translucent upper with extra padding along the ankle. If you’ve been waiting to snag a pair of these it’s hard to go wrong with this autumn minded color palette. Slated to drop on November 9, the Nike Zoom Fly SP “Shanghai” will retail for $150 USD via select Nike Running retailers and are available at END now.

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