The good folks at Haven have put out their lookbook for the Fall/Winter 2013/14 season. In it you’ll find looks styled from pieces by Visvim, WTAPS, Needles, Engineered Garments and other brands stocked at the Canadian retailer. The looks exemplify casual layered looks that blend these varied brands into a cohesive practical outfits. See more after the jump or visit HAVEN.
Photography by Jan Micheal Stasiuk
Journal Standard’s M.O is to put out well made casual wear classics. Their Fall/Winter lookbook has that in spades. If you are looking to get your grown man on at your day office job, you could definitely do worse than Journal Standard.
Video by Chris Battaglia
I first posted Collection 1 by XXBC back in August and now I’m back with an update for you guys. The good news is that you will be able to purchase select pieces from this collection at Opening Ceremony by mid-November. Each piece is a one-off and is produced using deadstock vintage fabrics. In the meanwhile stay posted to the XXBC website for updates and also check the accompanying wirdy blog.
See photos of all the looks after the jump
This preview of Visvim’s Fall/Winter 2013 doesn’t introduce many surprising new styles but it does show the ongoing evolution of brand staples. As is to be expected there’s ton of great outerwear:from the M-65 style Kilgore jacket to the Gore-Tex Valdez fur-lined parka. The FBTs return in some very solid colorways and there’s some Skagways to please the sneaker crowd. Honeyee always does an excellent job at capturing the detail in product shots. The cowichan sweater near the end is a testament to how seriously Hiroki takes product manufacturing. Make sure you click through to see all the pieces.
Designers usually choose to add colors to their Spring/Summer collections and keep Fall/Winter collections monochromatic. Jun Takahashi reverses this trend with Undercoverism SS14. The collection is murdered out for the most part, and features a consistent shape; slim-cut long tops and jackets with skinny trousers or jeans. It seems like Jesus and the Mary Chain was an audio inspiration to the line with jackets emblazoned with ‘I’ll be a Plastic Toy’ and ‘Pyscho Candy’.
The collection shares much of the same DNA as the SS14 womenswear collection which was unveiled in Paris. The leather rider jackets here are excellent (as to be expected from UC) but there are some great looking basics in here as well (the longsleeves which fit slightly long and oversized come to mind). While leather accents on clothes is something the men’s market doesn’t need any more of, there’s plenty of that here too. All in all while presentation and styling seem a bit uninspired, there’s still plenty here that’ll worth buying come next year.
See all the looks after the jump.
UK based Goodhood Store kills it with the styling for their Fall/Winter 2013 lookbook. I spot a bunch of dope NEIGHBORHOOD pieces (including one of my denim jacket selections for the season) sprinkled in with stuff by Norse Projects, Junya Watanabe and of course the in-house Goodhood label. The UK e-retailer game is very strong right now and Goodhood is one of those outlets leading the pack. See more after the jump
Palace Skateboarding has quickly risen the street/skate wear ranks through a combination of thoughtful product and hard-hitting skate videos. Coming off collaborations with Reebok and Umbro the line has continued to grow globally with it’s core skate audience as well as the fashion set. This editorial was done in collaboration with The Rig Out Magazine and features skater Lucien Clarke hanging around London. Most of the gear is standard skate fare: hoodies, t-shirts and caps but there’s also some inspired takes on everything from bucket hats to down jackets. While obvious comparisions to Supreme are inevitable for this label, I feel the British influence is enough to set it apart from what labels are doing here in the states.
You can purchase select pieces from the collection at Supply Australia.
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Aitor Throup is one designer name you probably haven’t heard in a while. Throup made waves seven years ago when he graduated from Royal College of Art , creating a small debut collection that was carried in some of the world’s best shops: Dover Street Market in London and Tokyo, Atelier in New York, H. Lorenzo in Los Angeles, I.T. in Hong Kong and Beijing, and Rail in Brescia, Italy. After a capsule collection with Stone Island and a few installation works around the world he went quiet. He’s been busy this time refining his process and aesthetic.
The fruits of his labor are displayed in this video for the collection New Object Research. The clothes represent an evolution of past works. Pieces such as the Mongolia wool coat have articulated sleeves, zip double breasted closure and detachable hem are shown worn suspended in-air. Pieces are available to purchase from Rail in Italy and more info can be found on the Aitor Throup website.
Grind London’s twitter page describes the brand as BADMAN ATTIRE and that is certainly a fitting descriptor for this excellent lookbook. Shot on the streets of Notting Hill, the brand blends Jamaican culture with UK underground cool. There’s a little bit of everything in this collection from snapbacks and bucket hats to chore coats and basic button downs. The shoot is featured in a fitting feature within the 5th issue of Breaks Magazine. You can buy the product online HERE.
See the full lookbook after the jump
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Japanese label SASQUATCHfabrix has one of the strangest brand names in menswear. This spring/summer collection is suitably quirky featuring slightly oversized t-shirts, jackets and hoodies in a color palette that traverses from off-whites and tans to blacks and deep blues. Also of note is that this might be one of the first lookbooks ever to effectively use a chainsaw. SASQUATCHfabrix isn’t the easiest brand to find in shops, so click HERE for a list of stockists.
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