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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

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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

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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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oliver peoples ss15 10 Oliver Peoples x Jack Huston Collaboration Lookbookoliver peoples ss15 6 Oliver Peoples x Jack Huston Collaboration Lookbook

Leading eyewear brand Oliver Peoples has selected actor Jack Huston (of Boardwalk Empire fame) to be the face of the brand in 2015. As part of the campaign , Oliver Peoples has launched an entirely new website and a video and set of images to present the frames within the context of an idyllic LA lifestyle with model Joanna Halpin. The backdrop of the campaign, the Boyd house, a Los Angeles historical landmark designed by Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer in 1964; it is his only residential home in North America.

Head over to Oliver Peoples to the new Spring/Summer collection and view the full campaign video.

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visvim fall winter nyfw 1 Visvim Fall/Winter 2015 Collection Previewvisvim fall winter nyfw 9 Visvim Fall/Winter 2015 Collection Preview

Visvim hosted a showroom of sorts to present it’s Fall/Winter 2015 collection to press and buyers in town for New York Fashion Week. The serene space was a contrast to the hustle of other runway shows this week, and with no audible music, models or other distractions the attention fell upon what really mattered, the product itself.

Split between men’s and women’s each rack was separated by category, shirting, jackets , pants and accessories/shoes. One of the most exciting developments was the addition of MA-1 bomber jackets, some embroidered with flag details as seen below. Other field jackets were adorned with hand-illustrated graphics or embroidered patches. The footwear were mostly returning styles of boots and sneakers with the addition of a new minimal stan-smith inspired model. There’s definetly strong styles in here that are worthy additions for Visvim collections and the outerwear in particular represents a return to form in comparison to recent collections.

Find current season (SS15) items available now at SSENSE, Farfetch, and END Clothing.

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minotaur 2015 spring summer lookbook 3 Minotaur SS15 Collection Lookbook Urban Resort

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 2015 fall winter lookbook 1 Undercover Fall/Winter 2015 Collection Lookbook

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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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