New York City and locales all up the East Coat continue recovery efforts from the tremendous damage of Hurricane Sandy. If there is one lesson from the storm it is that preparedness pays off in any crisis. For the more style conscious among us these five items will ensure you look cool when shit hits the fan.
1) WTAPS Vicotorinox Pocket-Knife
Part of the FW09 ‘Dazed and Confused’ collection this pocket knife is emblazoned with the WTAPS logo and slogan ‘Putting things where they should be’. A nail file, mini-blade and scissors
2) BAPE Maglite
When the power goes off this Maglite will light the way. Screened with the familar Bathing Ape Camo, make sure ‘Ape Shall Not Kill Ape’.
3) Citizen Nighthawk WR200 Eco-Drive Watch Watch
This pilot’s watch has the features necessary to continue ticking through any emergency. It’s Water resistant up to 200m, Solar powered Quartz Eco-Drive movement, scratch resistant face and hands that illuminate in the dark. Also available in regular stainless steel.
$237 from World of Watches
4) Supreme Water Canteen
Army-style water canteen by Supreme. Box logo so you know it’s real.
Available via Cliff-Edge
5) White Mountaineering x Porter Leather Trimmed Multi-Pocket Backpack
From the Fall/Winter 2012 collection this rugged backpack is a collab between Japanese luggage exports Porter and White Mountaineering. The below features ensure that you’ll be able to pack everything you need for a day trip or a week-long excursion.
- Six studded front pockets, four Velcro-fastening side pockets, leather trim and base, padded back and adjustable straps, inner Velcro-fastening pocket
- Fully-lined 30L capacity
- Genuine Leather trim and bottom
$950 via Mr.Porter
Writing by Rocky Li
It goes without saying that one of the biggest trends to develop over the past several seasons has been the omnipresence of the clutch bag as the new “it bag” for Autumn/Winter 2012. Nearly every major fashion house pushed their own interpretations back in Spring 2012 with Céline and Balenciaga’s sleek document holders notable standouts from Paris, as was 3.1 Phillip Lim’s Roy Lichtenstein inspired pop-art numbers from New York, and even young start-ups in Tokyo such as Roggykei building buzz with their youthful punk interpretations and street-wear staple Phenomenon getting in on the action with their Head Porter collaborations for Spring/Summer 2013.
I’ve been meaning to buy a clutch portfolio for my day-to-day fashion work and couldn’t find the right one that has just the right amount of understated sleek design, quality craftsmanship, and ability to hold my Macbook Air and other essentials without screaming “Hey look guys I’m carrying a Macbook Air!”.
The search ended when I found this Céline FW 2012 portfolio. Even though Céline is a women’s collection line, the bags and accessories are thoroughly understated/unisex with a growing legion of male fans. This particular version has three large pockets with the middle pocket closeable with a zipper at the top. It perfectly fits my laptop without any bulkiness but still has enough room and compartments for my other items without ruining the case’s sleek lines. Sadly things of beauty do not come cheap with this white version (black, blue, and brown versions are also available) in Spazzolato calfskin costing me 14,000 HKD (roughly $1800 USD) when I purchased it on a business trip to Hong Kong last month.
For those male readers that may be turned off by the idea of carrying a women’s clutch, another recommendation I have is from Valextra. They are an Italian high-end leather goods maker that does an equally subtle but drop-dead gorgeous Macbook Air portfolio in fine-grained calfskin leather. This particular earlier black model has two sleeves, one for the Macbook Air, and another for various documents, an iPad, etc. Sadly this also was quite expensive, running me over $1600 when I purchased it in Tokyo last summer.
Writing and photography by Rajiv Sawhney
Layla Racy cropped coat
Uniqlo UU Men’s cardigan, Vintage Comme des Garçons shirt
Opening Ceremony knit sweater
H&M Comme des Garçons men’s peacoat, Uniqlo UU men’s knit
Are you an avid watcher of AMC’s hit show Breaking Bad? Prove that drug dealing and fashion blogging go hand in hand with this costume idea. Live out the ‘what-if scenario’ where Jessie Pinkman spends his guap on designer items.
This costume begs the question, wouldn’t streetstyle so much more interesting if Jessie Pinkman was on Jak & Jil?
Items from Left to Right
1. Rick Owens balaclava
2. Givenchy Shark Tooth Print t-shirt
3. Balenciaga Hi-Top White sneakers
4. A Bathing Ape (BAPE) Blue camo hoody
5. Balmain Men’s grey moto jeans
6. Cooking gas mask (optional)
7. LL Bean Yellow Rain-Coat (optional)
8. Blue Razz poprocks candy (optional), Ziploc Double-Zipper Bags (optional).
Undercover Spring/Summer 2013 Men’s Collection
We present the latest Undercover Spring/Summer 2013 collection; a follow up to Pyscho Color which is in stores now. Jun Takahashi continues themes from the Psycho Color and Open Strings collections combining elements of streetwear, dandyism and technical wear. Since the Spring/Summer 2012 collection, Jun has continued experimenting with a varied color palette and this collection contains a bright array of oranges, greens, olives, and purples. The styling in this collection must be commended for mixing these colors effortlessly down to little details such as the buttons and socks. Some of the pieces seem like all too familiar riffs on men’s basics but there are definite standouts: the olive cape, the burgundy suit the all white looks, and the electric blue knit blazer. Look for more coverage on Third Looks as more images leak and the product begins to arrive in shops early next year.
More images after the jump.
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UK-based Used Magazine brings this editorial feturing the Louis Vuitton resort collection. The editorial is a return to Kim Joe’s sportswear roots. It’s nice to see Reebok classics used as thats a sneaker that is personally nostalgic for me. Since Kim Jones has taken over the men’s ready to wear style director job LV has gone in a much more youthful direction and this editorial exemplifies that.
Shot by Jeff Hahn and styled by Madeleine Østlies.
So you still haven’t decided what you want to be for Halloween. Let Third Looks help you. Over the next week we’ll be rolling out some costume ideas for all you fashionistas out there. If you’ve ever played any of the Metal Gear Solid games, you’ll know that Solid Snake is one of the most stylish video game characters of all time and just a general badass. If you are up for the challenge here is what you’ll need.
1. WTAPS LS Tiger Stripe Camo Shirt and pants.
2. Undercover GIRA Gloves
3. Visvim x Mastermind 7-Hole Boots
4. Acronym Waist Bag
5. Face Paint
6. 1 Pack Marlboro Reds (Optional)
Visvim Fall/Winter 2012 Collection “Man with no Country”
Honeyee brings this preview of the Visvim Fall/Winter 2012 collection. Hiroki Nakamura continues his tradition of sourcing exotic materials such as sheepskin and goat leather. Some popular items make their return in new variations : the Deckhand, the Elmendorf, and the Serras. As expected none of this comes cheap with the show-stopper piece being the Llamo indigo-dyed sheepskin robe which retails at a whopping ¥829, 500 (Approx $10,000 USD).
Photos by: Naoki Ishizaka
Rhamier wears : Patrik Ervell Hat, Kenzo Tiger sweater, Comme des Garçon Homme Plus coat, Patrik Ervell trousers, Comme des Garçon Doc Marten’s
Rhamier wears: Sibling sweater, Supreme navy MA-1, Burberry Prorsum trousers, neon Nike Air Max sneakers
Jimmy wears: WTAPs Shirt jacket, Vivienne Westwood tank-top, Cloak herringbone jeans, Vans sneakers
Jimmy wears: Junya Watanabe jacket, Supreme Liberty shirt, White Mountaineering trousers, Nike Gyakusou Lunarspider LT 2+ sneakers, South2west8 backpack
Third Looks Editorial: No Guts, No Glory.
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Models : Jimmy Jimeno, Rhamier Auguste
Styling : Rocky Li, Rhamier Auguste
Photography : Rocky Li