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The Levi’s Type 2 trucker is a ubiquitous jacket design. That iconic style forms the basis of this collaboration between Levi’s and Junya Watanabe. The usual denim look is replaced by a luxurious wool/cashmere blend. A beige and brown coloring replaces  the usual indigo.

Available at END

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Undercover returns this season for a second round of collaborations with Supreme. The line this year is even more expansive than last years selection. The typical selection of branded typographic graphics is back along with some suprises (a doc martin boot, supreme GILApple and a reversible bomber). Graphic zip and pullover hoodies, tees, an all over coaches jacke,  bondage pant and a wool coat are some of the other options available this time around.  While the fit and production looks to come from Supreme, expect the line to sell out immediately regardless. Personally I think this collection is a step up from last years, and I have a feeling we might see this become a yearly thing similar to the CdG x Supreme capsules. Whether it’s worth the resell pricing or the hassle is up to you.

The collection will be available at Supreme’s in-store locations in New York, Los Angles, London, Paris, as well as its online store from September 22. Japan will see a September 24 launch date.

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Yesterday say not just the release of the ACRONYM x Nike Presto Mids, but also the unveiling of the collection itself. The German based techwear pioneers present a strong array of pieces for the colder weather months. Outerwear wise two designs really steal the show in my opinion; the J43A-GT and the J53TS-GT. These two designs have all the functionality expected from Acronym outerwear but the feel and fit of the pieces is precise and refined. Other new highlights include the J57TS-SS bomber jacket, the P24A-DS cargo pant.

Acronym continues to build momentum and a worldwide fanbase, but the downside of their growth is that their products are selling faster than ever before. Some items from this season are already sold out on the ACR website. Luckily there are a good selection of other stockists including END, Haven, HBX, Bdga, Hanon Shop, Bureau Belfast, Belief Moscow and Firmament Berlin.

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While the the recent retro of the cross-bone WTAPS Vans have come and gone from most store shelves, this off-white anaconda WTAPS Vans Era have slipped under the radar. Low-top anaconda-embossed leather in off-white featuring a logo patch at the tongue. Tonal stitching and a rubber gum sole round out this model.

Get these at SSENSE before they’re gone.

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Visvim excels at making modern classics. Designer Hiroki Nakamura excels at bringing new life to overlooked vintage designs. The Iris liner is no exception. A reversible design with nylon on one side and a wool/mohair blend on the other; the liner can worn on it’s own or discreetly layered under fall/winter outerwear.

Click through for more images of the liner and go to IDOL Brooklyn to shop their Visvim selection.

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The Presto was a incremental step forward in Nike design and 2016 saw it’s return in the form of countless retros. The team at ACRONYM got their hands on the Nike Presto Mid and made it something altogether different. The collection of three colorways of Presto mids is set to release this week after a limited Berlin release and selling out on ACRNM’s webstop. Each model features a functional medial zipper and heel pull tab  with a snap detail. The three colorways include a tonal bamboo/black model, a olive/black version and a eye-popping volt/lava version.

The hype on these is very real so you’ll want to keep posted on the Nike Lab website and other stockists for release info.

UPDATE – The confirmed release day is September 15. Confirmed retailers that will carry these online include END, Haven, Tres Bien, BAIT, Kith, Back Door Bottega, Slam Jam Socialism, Sneakersnstuff, Shoe Gallery, Wellgosh and BDGA.

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I previously covered the Undercover FW16 collection ‘Instant Calm’ here.  Pieces from the collection have begun shipping and Idol Brooklyn has shot an editorial utilizing select pieces. The editorial mixes easy staples from the collection with the statement checkered scarves from the collection. Click through to see all the images from the editorial and visit Idol Brooklyn to shop the collection directly.

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Undercover is no stranger to unexpected accessories but this new watch from it’s new season is sure to catch attention. The design features a unique double-wrap design. With a brushed stainless steel finish and lugged case design. The circular face is customized with UC branding and even features a middle finger accented foldover clasp. Also available in gold, these watches will set you back $620 at SSENSE.

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Perpetual techwear favorite Shadow Project is back with another directional collection. The fall collection utilizes over-dyed textiles that pull from the expert techniques of the parent brand Stone Island. All the winter outerwear bases are covered from bubble-goose jackets and insulated bombers to parkas and vests. There’s a heavy emphasis on zippers, pockets and practical details. The best iteration of this idea in the collection is a jacket with a large front zip-out pocket (large enough to store a laptop or other electronics).

More after the jump and you can find the collection at the usual stockists END and Oki-Ni.

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Nanamica always puts out one of my favorite loobooks each season. Remember wearing North Face in high school? I feel like Nanamica is the grad school version of that look. You have the reassurance of proper technical features when it comes to the elements but the label also combines it with relaxed tailoring and great fabrics. If you want something versatile that you can work to work and on vacation, it’s hard to beat Nanamica.

Shop the selection on their site and through retailers like END and SJS.

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