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Some brands look like what their brand name sounds like, this is not one of those brands. Minotaur doesn’t look like the half-man creature of Greek myth, instead the Japanese label delivers clean, non-nonsense minimal clothing. While the garments themselves are relatively nondescript, the lookbook shows the care taken on fit, fabrics and little utilitarian details.

The spring/summer 2015 collection is shot very minimally allowing the viewer to focus in on details on each individual item. Unfortunately distribution for the brand is still quite limited outside their native Japan. That being said hit the proxy and check their site for more info on how to cop.

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Undercover just released the lookbook for it’s Fall/Winter 2015 collection. The pieces in the collection embrace color in a way that the last fall/winter UC collection did not. Jun Takahashi pairs his trademark outerwear (parkas, leather riders, bombers and wool coats) styled in simple clean looks. Different trousers are shown throughout the collection and come in skinny, straight cut and wider cuts. The most intriguing pieces here to me were the outerwear that had feature more elaborate graphics like the parka above.

I think Jun has reached a point he’s not going to release collections that are as conceptual  as Earmuff Maniac or Less But Better. Instead it seems like Undercover is basically going to the brands past DNA and releasing interesting pieces that fans of the brand can easily add to their collections and mix with previous season UC items. Also promising for the brand is the fact that it’s distribution has increased in western countries with stores like Dover Street Market, Tres Bien, Haven and SSENSE stocking the line.

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raf simons 2015 fall winter collection 1 Raf Simons FW15 Collection

The Raf Simons x Sterling Ruby collection is all over Paris and London streetstyle this year . That collection was both a return to form for Raf and also a reminder of his influence on the menswear industry. Following his appointment at Dior,  his own namesake label seemed to suffer a bit and seemed slightly neglected for a few seasons following.  As a longtime Raf fan I was quite excited by the new direction he had steered the brand into with the Sterling collaboration.

Raf showed his latest Fall/Winter 2015 offerings in Paris. This collection is more muted and subtle than his last two. The designs cut back on being graphic heavy and instead rely on the cut and fabric to make their mark. The color palette fluctuates between earth tones and  pops of brighter colors. Overall the collection seemed to miss the mark. There were a few things that stood out to me, the coats were generously long and featured great proportions for the most part. Some individual trousers and turtlenecks also caught my eye as something worth a purchase this year. That being said the collection does feel a bit bland, and the execution of the styling simply didn’t appeal to me. I definitely couldn’t get down with one of the sloppy looks in the collection featuring a knit sleeveless vest layered over a baggy oxford. As with most Raf collections there’s definitely gems in some of the individual pieces (particularly the wool coats) but with Raf you have to set the bar high

See all the looks after the jump

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our legacy fw15 lookbook 1 Our Legacy Fall/Winter 2015 Collection

Swedish brand Our Legacy fills an important niche in men’s wardrobes by providing a mix of fashion forward clothing along with easy to wear elevated basics. The brand covers quite a bit of territory and in this upcoming Fall/Winter 2015 collection with a wide array of  colors, themes and styling options. Being a cold weather collection there’s plenty of outerwear here that stands out.

Styles include everything from nylon bombers to wool coats and the above shearling leather. The collection is named 10 , which is also the number of years the men’s label has been in business. The breadth of styles reflect both the brand’s history and also where it’s headed (slightly more experimental territory). Click through to see the full look, and shop new SS15 arrivals at End Clothing.

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the north face purple label 2015 spring summer lookbook 1 The North Face Purple Label SS15 Lookbook

The North Face Purple Label has evolved into what the regular North Face brand would be in an utopian American Society. The Japan sub-brand is understated, lightly branded and has a practical slim cut that still allows for layering. Select items are available for both men and women. On the men’s side, the outerwear once again steals the show with a clean color palette of beiges, navy, white and charcoal. There’s also splashes of color with olive green , orange and a really great rainforest print. The styling is easy to emulate for those who really want to buy into the brands look. For those who don’t want to splash out on some of the more standout jackets and coats, there’s plenty of basics (shirting, trousers, turtlenecks) and accessories (check the Bell hat featured in a few looks) to help you fill gaps in your wardrobe.

Oh lastly, I also have to give a shoutout to whoever casts these female models for North Face Purple Label’s shoots, as they definitely killed it again with another girl who’s waifu status. Anyway click through to see all the looks from the spring/summer 2015 season and check the official site for more info on the entire range

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abasi rosborough redemption editorial 1 Abasi Rosborough FW15 Redemption Editorial

Founded in 2013, Abasi Rosborough is one of the most exciting up and coming menswear labels in America. The brand’s signiture look is captured in the latest editorial from the brand entitled ‘Redemption’. Shot in the Cloisters in upper Manhattan the images display the brand’s stealthly fusion of streetwear and traditional menswear and offer a preview to it’s Fall/Winter 2015 collection. Look out for the entire collection to be shown in Paris later this week.

The best place to find the current season’s pieces is directly through the Abasi Rosborough website.

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Larose Paris returns with a new headwear collection comprising of full-brimmed styles and an expanded range of casual 5-panels and baseball caps. The collection utilizes lighter fabrics including textured cotton pastels, straw and patterns such as seersucker. If you’re looking for accessories to complete your look for the upcoming season, there’s plenty to choose from this time around. The uni-sex styling of the hats make them equally appealing to both boys and girls. You can shop the collection online directly through Larose Paris or through stockists including LN-CC and SSENSE.

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nanamica 2015 spring summer lookbook 3 Nanamica SS15 Lookbook

Nanamica is for all the understated ballers out there. The brand isn’t one you turn to for attention grabbing gear, instead look to the Japanese label to deliver on all the wardrobe essentials and also for great outerwear pieces that make technical improvements on traditional designs. This season contains an assortment of slim trousers and what look to be perfect summer shorts. Also of note are the rain-proofed Gore-tex outerwear.

While you’re waiting for the new collection to drop check out current season sale items available at Barney’s and END Clothing.

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Leading UK webshop END Clothing releases a lookbook for their selection of clothing for Fall/Winter 2014. The photoshoot is outdoor and hiking centric with pieces from the likes of Stone Island, Acne, Beams Plus featured in the wilderness. The loobkook is successful at layering for colder weather with a mix of textures and patterns.

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Nike Lab has brought in the design talents of Errolson Hugh (Founder of ACRONYM) to help re-launch Nike ACG (All Conditions Gear) with this collection of pieces that fit firmly into the techwear category. A big emphasis of the items was fit, and the idea of creating pieces that made movement effortless and fluid while still providing protection from the elements. You can expect much of the utilitarian details that might be found in something by ACRONYM but with the influence of Nike sports heritage.

For me the best item in the collection were the 2-in-1 men’s jacket (the one with the more subtle tonal branding) and the Responder Backpack. They don’t come cheap though with the retail price being set at $550 and  $300 respectively. The release includes the ACG 2-in-1 men’s jacket, ACG Tech Fleece men’s pants, ACG Tech Fleece Funnel men’s sweatshirt, ACG Pocket men’s T-shirt, ACG Flyknit Trainer Chukka SFB, ACG Lunarterra Arktos and the ACG Responder backpack. As techwear continues to play a bigger role in the men’s market, it’s great to see that Nike is jumping in with a forward- thinking collection that doesn’t pull any punches.

Nike ACG is available today at Nike Lab.

 

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