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Future in Saint Laurent, Gucci Mane in Thom Browne

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A$AP Rocky in C.E , Drake in Rick Owens

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Kanye West in Damir Doma, Lil’B in Undercover & Dirty ass vans

Rap and fashion are increasingly interlinked to the point where it seems every other rap verse namedrops at least 2 designer names. I collaborated with English illustrator Rebel Youth on these sketches of various rappers in various gear from current SS14 and FW14 collections. Time will tell if any of these outfits will come to fruition in the real life but hope you find the idea of Guwop in TB or Lil’B wearing Undercover as amusing as we did.

You can check more of Rebel Yuth’s work on instagram, tumblr or twitter.

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East Dane is an online menswear retailer that carries a wide array of great brands and product categories (everything from sunglasses to suiting). Launched in 2013, East Dane is the brother site to Shopbop. Right now they have a pretty substantial 50% off sale section and they’ve recently added a large selection of mens jeans to the site as well.  Some the labels I’m excited about that they carry include Norse Projects, A.P.C, Reigning Champ, Diemme and more.

Today I’m excited to announce a giveaway in collaboration with East Dane that will give you an opportunity to win just by picking out your favorites.

I’ve selected three of my top items from the site below:

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Arc’Teryx Veilance Align SFT Jacket

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Christopher Raeburn Wool Bomber Jacket

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Diemme Garda Slip on Sneakers

Up for grabs are 4 East Dane $50 gift certificates. To enter all you have to do is leave a comment below with a link to your favorite item on East Dane right now and your contact e-mail. Winners will be randomly selected from these entries.

You can also get a second chance to win via Twitter by doing the below

1. Follow Third Looks & East Dane on Twitter
2. Tweet the URL for this post (http://www.thirdlooks.com/2014/07/third-looks-x-east-dane-giveaway/) , mention @thirdlooks and @eastdane and use the hashtag #thirdlookswin

Entries will be accepted until Midnight Sunday July 20.

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It’s a beautiful thing when friends come together to create something altogether new. Some of you may have seen a beta cut of this visual at the PTP Pop-Up party a few weeks back but it’s since been re-vamped and set to ‘Verticals’ by Celestial Trax. LIES got behind the lens to shoot the our rambunctious model Juna draped in the Purple Tape Pedigree capsule collection. Choubi and set designer Jeremy also provide creative assists on this. If you’re feeling the video or just know the track record of the previous DWMS events, do come out Friday night for DWMS3.

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third looks summer tees 8 Editorial   Summer 2014 T Shirt Roundup

Each summer it’s a must that I pick up some new t-shirts. I styled this editorial with some of recent favorites with frequent Third Looks photo collaborator Rebekah Seok. Check after the jump for my selects with items from Givenchy, 3.1 Phillip Lim, C.E and more.

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I’m proud to present the lookbook for the debut collection from New York based label Purple Tape Pedigree. The 5-piece capsule ‘Good For Health’ collection includes 2 jerseys, 2 long-sleeve t-shirts, and a collaborative PTP x Third Looks ‘Pill’ coach’s jacket. The lookbook was creative directed by yours truly and we assembled a diverse group of friends and colleagues to represent the collection. No stylists were necessary as each person worked the pieces into their own personal style.

Inspiration for the collection includes Hong Kong cinema, Japanese anime from the 80’s, 20th century Brazilian surrealist art, post-2000 A.D. cyberpunks, and the onset of big city paranoia. The gear is available now on the PTP Garment District. New York heads will be able to see the gear in person at a special pop-up event and release party on May 31st (More details to be released shortly).

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In commemoration of the forthcoming Third Looks x PTP (Purple Tape Pedigree) collaboration we are proud to present this video teaser .

We pulled clips from one of our favorite animated films AKIRA and set them a relentless audio bombardment by StationStation. More information on the collaboration will be dropping this week. You’ll have a chance to wear official Third Looks gear very very soon.

Music – ‘Fog Over Baghdad’ by StationStation
Visuals - Note PTP

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With a huge snowstorm  currently making it’s way through the North East I thought there would be no better time to make this post recommending sweatpants for the season.  2013 was a big year for staying cozy and 2014 looks to be no different.  If you want to stay comfortable while making more than just corner bodega runs in sweats, you’ll be well served with any of the below options.

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Nike Tech Fleece Pant

These have Nike sweats have been hyped up and often sellout within hours when they drop online at Nike.com. I wasn’t sure they would live up to the acclaim but after getting two pairs for myself, I wholeheartly recommended these joints. The tech fleece material is lighter and provides great comfort without being any less warm. The zipper pockets at the back and left side of the pants keep your belongings safe and the cuffed design works well with a variety of sneakers and boots. Plus these are a relative steal at $80 retail.

Available at Nike.com

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Thom Browne Drawstring Lounge Pants

You may have seen Lucas rocking these in the recent style profile, but these sweatpants are definitely winners. The branded tri-color cuffs and leg detail make this the perfect item to pair with TB shirting or if you’re really splashing out a Moncler Gamme Bleu outerwear piece. These will set you back a pretty penny at a retail price of over $550 but you can catch a detail over at SSENSE for the olive green ones. New Yorkers can find these at the Thom Browne shop-in-shop at Dover Street Market New York.

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Tartan Sweatpant by Wings + Horns for Steven Alan

These joints by Wings and Horns will get  get the job done. A classy drawstring detail and a slimish fit and non-descript heather grey cotton round out the features on these sweats. Scoop these at Steven Alan on sale for $136.

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Norse Projects – Gustav Wool Pant 

A wool/cotton blend  and plenty of color choices make this a solid contender. Norse Project delivers good quality basics at reasonable prices and once again that’s the case here. The above ‘fig’ colorway keeps things civilized enough that you could theoretically wear these to a wine and cheese without getting laughed at.

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WTAPS Hellweek Sweats

Mil-spec specialists WTAPS puts out the heavy-weight Hellweek sweatpants. Quite a bit of branding on here but if you have other WTAPS gear to pair with this, these sweats are an easy choice. 168 EURO at Firmament.

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Y-3 Track Pants

I spotted these in the Y-3 boutique this past week but didn’t get a chance to try them on unfortunately. I definitely liked the material and technical details and I didn’t mind the placement of the logo hit either. These feel luxe, and you can scoop em in-store at the Y-3 store or find them on sale at Memes.

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Grind Magazine Vol.36

In colder weather, it’s hard to strike that balance between warmth, practicality and  unique style. A key piece for Fall and Winter dressing is a solid wool coat. The chesterfield coat fills this role particularly well. I’m partial to single breasted pieces in wool or camel but you can feel free to experiment with the different color options out there. While this coat is generally worn with more tailored  clothing, I really like to see it dressed down with either slim fitting trousers or skinny jeans and sneakers. You can experiment with both subtle minimalist sneakers and bulkier more attention grabbing models. For dressier occasions layer a button down underneath a knit and pair this it with a pair of oxfords or brogues.

More examples of chesterfields worn well after the jump

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 Interview with Our Legacy by Sven Eselgroth

Photographer Sven Eselgroth contacted me to share an interview with menswear brand Our Legacy he had conducted while he was touring Scandinavia this past summer. Sven visited lead designer and brand co-founder Christopher Nying at their studios. In the interview Christopher touches base on the brands roots, inspirations and future, all accompanying photos in this feature are by Sven.

 Can you describe your design education?

I studied art and fashion communication and I think that led to the clothing because I was working with clothes during this time. At first I studied very fine art – sculpture and painting. Then graphic design, fashion communication, illustration and some photography. I didn’t really want to do that, but at the same time we started Our Legacy and made graphic t-shirts, which suited me quite well because it was really conceptual. We didn’t set out to purposely make clothing, it was more about expression. We tried to understand what sub-culture a particular t-shirt came from and create a look with it. The prints were inspired by lots of different ideas such as punk, skate, football hooligans in the 80s… Today we are coming back to those inspirations again. It doesn’t need to be very specific sub-cultures but I think there are new ones growing today that we’re not even aware of yet which could be quite interesting. Time feels like it goes faster today, people are more aware of what is happening socially and politically due to the newsfeeds.

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Video shot and edited by Goodwin Cities Aviv (Gavin Mays) is a musician who defies easy categorization. His lyrical content fluctuates between braggadocios and contemplative; his voice set to raw. spacy production that sits miles apart from most contemporary rap . Meeting him it’s clear that Cities is at once a product of his environment and also someone who defies it. I met Gavin around the time of his Black Pleasure mixtape releases on the PTP radio show Fresh out the Box. I remember hearing his tracks and interview and appreciating his left field approach to music making. Nearly a year later I had the chance to interview Cities. I spoke to him about his Memphis roots, his personal style and his continued desire to be different from everyone else. The interview is spliced with visuals from an afternoon aimlessly roaming Chinatown. Special thanks to Goodwin for killing it on editing and shooting the video. Be sure to check out Cities’ new release URL IRL off his forthcoming album Come To Life. You can Cities Aviv on twitter for more updates. See accompanying photos of Cities after the jump

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