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gentry nyc spring editorial 1 Gentry Brand New Editorial

gentry nyc spring editorial 2 Gentry Brand New Editorial

Gentry is hands down one of the best menswear stores in New York. The shop stocks a well-edited selection from the likes of Stone Island, Engineered Garments, TS(S), Junya Watanabe and more. In time for the warm weather on the east coast the camp at Gentry have released a fresh editorial titled ‘Brand New’. The styling emphasizes an elevated approach to how guys actually dress. There’s plenty of brand mixing going on which is complimented by the top notch photography.

See the rest of the editorial after the jump and be sure to hit up the store’s site for more.

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guerrilla group ss15 2 Guerilla Group SS15 End of Secrecy Lookbook & Campaign

 

guerrilla group ss15 4 Guerilla Group SS15 End of Secrecy Lookbook & Campaign

I’ve been watching the evolution of GFIRMG since the the creative team’s first foray into accessories with Silent Whisper. Since then the line has expanded from just accessories, to the t-shirt focused EYES&SINS to what is now the fullest expression of GFIRMG’s capabilities – Guerrilla Group. The new season once again draws from familiar sources – obscure action and sci-fi films, video games and anime but re-configures them in unexpected new ways. The Spring/Summer 2015 collection is entitled ‘The End of Secrecy’ and is a take on how the age of digital surveillance and  expanded technological capability have presented the greatest affront yet to nature and man’s place within it.

This is all heavy stuff for a clothing line to express but luckily, the development in concept has also resulted in a leveling up of the functionality of the garments. The new line includes the use of custom synthesized fabrics, EAGLETEX® and ECOYA®, that are laminated and post processed with Durable Water Repellent (DWR) coating for adaptation of various environments, adding to overall mobility and versatility. Even simple stalwarts like the coaches jacket and cargo pants are reimagined with little details altered and customized. Graphics have also played a huge role in GFIRMG’s past designs and once again feature prominently here. Not all items have been released online as of yet but a small selection has already been put up for sale through the GG site.

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Grind Lond In Season 1 Grind London SS15 Lookbook

Grind London has just dropped it’s new spring/summer 2015 collection named ‘In Season’. The collection consists of shirting, trousers/shorts, tees, light jackets and accessories that continue to reflect the brand’s London roots. The label pulls from the subcultures and music in London and in the past has heavily used reggae/roots motifs and graphics. In this latest go-around, the vibes are definitely summery with a focus on simple graphical designs that are right at home poolside or at the beach.

Items are available for order directly through Grind’s webshop.

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slamjam undercover ss15 editorial 2 560x840 Undercover SS15 Editorial   Slam Jam Socialism

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.

Shop the selection here.

 

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phenomenon 2015 fall winter lookbook 2 Phenomenon FW15 Lookbook

phenomenon 2015 fall winter lookbook 3 Phenomenon FW15 Lookbook

Japanese label Phenomenon is associated with it’s trademark wild styling and standout maximalist pieces. The label has refined this formula and created a more unified look in the last few collections. This is very evident in it’s fall/winter 2015 selection and I can safely say that many of these pieces will be grail-worthy. The collection is very on trend with what’s going on in Japan but the execution ensures pushes it above and beyond what many brands are putting out. Some of the real bangers include the above shearling, a MA-1 inspired poncho and distressed denim. The styling here is also impecable with a mixture of lengths, textures and details. Respect to Phenomenon to putting out what might be their best collection to date and a lookbook worthy of further investigation. Find current season Phenomenon over at SSENSE.

 

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wtaps 2015 spring summer editorial by grind magazine 1 WTAPS SS15 Editorial in GRIND Magazine

GRIND Magazine is one of my favorite men’s style mags out of Japan. They always are able to present both high fashion and streetwear in a clean, creative context. WTAPS is one of the brands that they consistently feature and they really are able to nail down imagery that captures where WTAPS is currently at. While the military influence is still there, WTAPS has broadened both its audience and viewpoint over the last several years by diversifying the product and making it less of a literal ‘milspec’ brand than it has been in the past. The result is the brand embracing more items like the hats, sweats and flannels found here.

Shop the current collection at END Clothing.

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silent by damir doma 2015 fallwinter lookbook 2 SILENT by Damir Doma Fall/Winter 2015 Lookbook

While fall/winter may be far from everyone’s minds right now, Silent Damir Doma delivers a collection of staples that can offer inspiration for how you dress right now.  Silent has always been Damir’s expression of streetwear and here the usual tees, hoodies and light jackets are back in a black, white and in dusty grey/sand colors. While the goth-street aeshetic this fits into is now a crowded space, the execution of the stands above much of the competition.  See more from the collection and explore the current offerings at Damir Doma’s online store.

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mr gentleman 2015 fallwinter collection main Mr.Gentleman Fall/Winter 2015 Collection

While Mr.Gentleman’s lead designer Takeshi Osumi may be better known for his work with the streetwear label Phenomenon, Mr.Gentleman continues to shape a unique vision of what a grown wardrobe can look like. The label exists to fill the gap between casual wear and a more tailored/refined look. I was immediately struck by the creative styling found in the Fall/Winter 2015 collection. While the usual assortment of men’s basics are here, they are remixed in ways that trigger lots of new outfit ideas. 

While the label is still difficult to find outside Japan, you can check out the SS15 collection online HERE and you can see more looks after the jump.

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undercover x supreme 2015 spring summer collection 1 Supreme x Undercover SS15 Release

undercover x supreme 2015 spring summer collection 2 Supreme x Undercover SS15 Release

undercover x supreme 2015 spring summer collection 3 Supreme x Undercover SS15 Release

We’ve covered information on the Supreme x Undercover collection as it has slowly leaked online. Now an official release date has been set with the pieces dropping in-store and online this Thursday, March 26 in London, New York and Los Angeles. It will be available in Japan on the 28th.

Pieces include a Schott Perfecto collaboration, a Trench Coat, 4 T-shirt designs, hoodies, shorts, flannels, bondage pants and sweatshirts. The manufacturing , branding and pricing all seems geared towards the Supreme audience as opposed to the regular Undercover consumer. On the plus side I anticipate the pricepoint will be more in line with regular Supreme (hopefully) instead of the types of prices we saw with the CDG Shirt x Supreme collabs.

If there was a show stopping item here, it would definitely be the Schott collaborative leather jackets. These take some of the design ascents of the UC riders and translate them over to a standard Schott design. Other than the schotts, I expect the t-shirts and hoodie to generate the most interest. I can only imagine the type of line that will be forming this week, so if you don’t want to pay resell prices the best point is to check the Supreme site Thursday morning right when the drop happens.

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maiden noir ss 15 1 Maiden Noir SS15 Taking From the Land Lookbook

maiden noir ss 15 2 Maiden Noir SS15 Taking From the Land Lookbook

Maiden Noir is a label that has always carefully navigated the path between refined menswear, military/workwear inspirations and upper echelon streetwear. With the release of their new Spring/Summer collection and ‘Taking from the Land’ lookbook, the brand offers a look at the new collection in the wilderness. As expected, there’s a mix of easy to throw on outerwear paired with inspired takes on men’s staples.

The warm weather collection serves up plenty of diverse looks from lounge-y sweat material tees and shorts to reversible bombers and light rain-resistant parkas. Shop the collection through their website or stockists like No.4 Shop.

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