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Bryan Lee (@originalprogram)

Great brands are able to build more than just a following , they inspire whole communities of supporters. Acronym is one brand that has made a mark not just within the techwear sphere but on a dedicated community of collectors and enthusiasts around the world. While it’s price point and exclusivity keep Acronym from really being on the radar in mainstream men’s fashion, fans of the brand can find imagery of gear, fits and even choose to trade, buy and sell the brand through forums , marketplaces like grailed or on private social media groups.

One outlet that has taken off in terms of showcasing the brand through the eyes and lenses of it’s biggest fans is the Acronymjutsu Instagram account.  The instagram account curates images from users around the world that use or wear Acronym. The account serves as both a home base for fans of the brand to keep in touch and communicate but also as a source of inspiration for those looking to buy or style the label in their own way. I spoke with Bryan Lee (@originalprogram) who started the Acronymjutsu account on how it came to be and his long history as a collector of all things Acronym.

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Acronymjutsu Instagram account

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With 2015 coming to a close, I’m bringing you one last Style Profile to round out the year. Fernando (1000Deaths) has a unique sense of personal style that’s rooted in streetwear. He’s super creative at the way he mixes labels like Human Made, Cav Empt and of course Acronym. I picked Fernando’s brain on what influences his style and how he shops for key items. This style profile should be a lesson in just wearing the hell out of your gear no matter how rare a piece is.

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The holiday season is upon us and with that comes over-eating and general over-consumption. Make the most of current deals and actually save on gear you’ve been covteting. While it’s a headache to sift through the myriad of supposed Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals out there, the homie Willy has done his homework and come up with an impressive list of the best holiday sales out.  Click through for a list over over 50 stores having sales through Cyber Monday and beyond. If you’ve been wanting an inclusive list of the current hottest sales, this is it.

Click through for the comprehensive list of holiday sales. We will be updating the list and adding even more sales, so be sure to check back.

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Offering a large selection of women’s and men’s designer labels, Rooney Shop is one of the best curated boutiques in Montreal. The list of brands carried include Robert Geller, Engineered Garments, Our Legacy and Common Projects. The shop recently launched a new re-designed website/ webstore allowing customers who can’t make it down to Montreal to shop online (though if you get the chance, you should definitely visit Montreal, it’s one of my favorite cities).

If you’re looking to refresh your wardrobe , you’ll have a good opportunity this week with Rooney Shop’s Thanksgiving sale. Starting at midnight on November 25th through to December 4th, you can save 30% on all regular priced items online using promo code ‘thanks’.  I selected my favorite items currently in-stock at Rooney, click through to see my selects.

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image from current Grailed Instagram feed

Grailed has become one of the best websites to buy sought-after menswear online.  While heads still scour eBay, Japanese auction sites and online message boards to find ‘grail’ designer items, Grailed has made the process easier to navigate for many. The site adds over 20,000 new listings each month featuring everything from street wear staples by NSW and Supreme to hard to find designer brands like Yohji Yamamoto and Saint Laurent.  I spoke with the site’s founder Arun Gupta about the progress of the site, it’s future and what the community of Grailed has come to represent.

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I like honest photography, the type that you look at and either immediately reject or appreciate (sometimes for reasons unknown). As part of the latest Third Looks photo feature,  I’ll be sharing the work of of California based photographer Shona Sanzgiri. He’s taken photos for the likes of Adult Magazine and Vice and has a great eye for natural beauty whether found in travels or everyday moments. Check out an interview and selection of his work after the jump.

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If you’re looking at your wardrobe at the moment and feeling uninspired, there’s fortunately a ton of great deals to be found at the moment. Alot of Spring/Summer ’15 items are now hitting the sale sections of some of the top online stores. This means you can scoop items you’ve been coveting for the low-low. Don’t be stuck paying retail, check out the list of deals below that include some of the best sales from the likes of Oki-Ni, Barney’s, Nike and more.

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Celebrated Italian retailer Slam Jam Socialism presents their take on the Undercover Spring/Summer 2015 collection.  Religious reference and renaissance paintings have been part of UC designer Jun Takahashi’s repertoire for some time now and this editorial investigates this inspiration at the source. The Sanctuary of the Blessed Virgin of San Luca was selected as the backdrop for this photoshoot. Situated on top of the hills around Bologna, the well-worn stonework effectively contrasts the current UC collection.

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In this new editorial, we explore pieces from Maiden Noirs Spring/Summer 2015 collection ‘Taking From the Land’.

See the full editorial after the jump and visit their site for more info and to shop online.

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If you’ve caught the news at all over the past week, tensions have risen in Baltimore resulting in clashes between protestors, rioters and police. The media has been heavy criticized and many have turned to social media to get a better account of what is actually happening in the city of Baltimore. Photographer CJ Treasure has been on the ground in Baltimore using his camera as a means of documenting what’s been transpiring there. What he has been able to shoot reveals a compelling portrait of how the current protests have affected the community from law enforcement to families.

See more of his work here and also check out his first-hand account of the first night of unrest with Complex.

Seige’s work was previously featured on Third Looks as well.

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