Leather jacket season is almost upon us and the gawd Rick Owens has been the best doing it for some time now. You may recall our leather jacket buying guide from last year where I went through the essential things to consider before pulling the trigger on a showpiece leather. One of my favorite repeat styles from Rick is the moto-neck instarsia. It’s minimal with clean lines and an excellent cropped fit. This is one of those pieces that the internet doesn’t do justice to, but it will definitely hurt your wallet. Luckily it’s currently on sale at Farfetch at 50% off. Lookout for me to do another leather jacket review in the coming weeks.
The Adidas Yeezy Boost 350 Low is set to release in the Black colorway on Saturday, August 22, 2015 at a retail price of $250USD. A huge swath of the the internet consisting of Kanye stans, resellers, hypebeasts, sneakerheads, and fuccbois will be out en mass in search of these. With resell prices of the original 350 hitting over $1000 on eBAy, hype is at an all-time high and expect all retailers to sell out within hours. Personally the Boost’s don’t do a lot for me but I understand their novelty and collect-ability of any Kanye Sneaker. There’s just other sneakers and boots out there that I’d much rather have for the price and time put in just to secure a pair of these.
After the jump you’ll find a compiled list of online shops that will carry the Yeezys. I filtered out shops that held raffles or only had in-store releases so you can rely on these stores to work on a first come, first serve basis. Make sure you have multiple browsers and devices at the ready for your best chances.
Since Raf teamed up with Adidas, the footwear focus has shifted towards his collabs with the sneaker giant and away from his own namesake Italian produced sneakers. These classic Velcro sneakers are one of my favorites he’s done and they are now back in black leather. Made on a similar sole to Common Projects (that you are probably familiar with already). These are sure to go quick, so secure your pair as Raf only brings these back sporadically.
Available now for $750 at LN-CC.
Supreme is an institution in New York City at this point. It’d be difficult to walk down any busy street in the city and not see someone wearing Supreme or carrying one of the shopping bags. While the brand has definitely shifted it’s product mix over the years, the DNA of the label remains the same. As always expect a mix of street wear staples and more fashion-forwarded items. While I don’t enjoy just how much of their product is branded so heavily, Supreme remains one of the best at blending street culture with affordable garments. The collection will be available August 20 in New York , London and LA and August 22 in Japan and the 27th online.
Click through for my picks of the best garments from the collection.
There are pieces that are sensible additions to any wardrobe, and there’s showcase pieces that you have to find a way to make work. This one of the latter. This incredible vest from Stone Island has too many features to list here. The key things to know are that it’s down filled and sheepskin shearling lined. , The material, is a proprietary a reflective water and wind resistant polyester fabric owing its features to a coating made of thousands of glass microspheres.
An opaque black plating totally covers the refraction of the material which can be seen when light bounces off it (think camera flashes). If you ever get to the point of wearing this monster in, it’s going to slowly change the impact of the reflections over time. Basically this is an incredible grail vest from Stone Island but you might not want to wear it around any airports.
Available at Haven.
For all that Stone Island does, it’s their outerwear pieces that are my favorite. This flight jacket from the fall winter collection features a padded nylon lining and sheepskin collar making this suitable for all but the coldest weather. While the price point may not be forgiving at over $800 you are guaranteed to stunt on your friends fall outerwear choices this year. If olive is just not your thing, it also comes in navy.
Available at End Clothing.
The Adidas Stan Smith has been one of the most popular sneakers in the past 12 months. Adidas Consortium (the most exclusive account the brand offers) is taking a victory lap in these Primeknit Stan Smiths. In black or white, with an off-white outsole these are subtle to the eye but they pack a punch with the reflective silver yarn incorporated into the construction of the back heel tab.
It’s hard to tinker with a classic but Adidas got it right with these Primeknit Stan Smiths, available at End Clothing for $135.
The Air Max 95 just celebrated it’s 20th birthday. The venerable sneaker was a drastic deparature from the Air Max lineage (designed by Tinker Hatfield). The designer Sergio Lozano took the sneaker in a bold new direction, inspired by the rib cage of the human body. The original is now back in a quality retro (retailing at $170). With so many 95’s using different materials, I still think that the original suede version looks the best. Find the neons at Nike, Foot Locker and Finish Line.
If you’re looking for something new entirely, the 95 is also available as a Nike iD.
Nikelab quietly dropped new items from the ACG collection today. The product is in-line with the new design ethos and direction set by Matt Parker and Errolson Hugh (leader designer at Acronym). The ACG tech shirting features a water resistant nylon material with details like discrete zippered pockets and articulated sleeves . The pants and crewneck play off the Nike tech fleece fabric and are slick updates to the standard tech fleece designs. Best of all, the price point on the gear seems to have gone down a good 20-25% from the debut collection making the ACG line a more attractive value to techwear enthusiasts.
Browse the full collection of new pieces on Nike.com.
Satoshi Kawamoto is a Brooklyn based artist (Green Fingers) who uses plants to tell his story. Launched earlier this week at Green fingers market store in New York, Larose Paris has collaborated with Satoshi on a capsule collection of baseball caps, 2 burlap 5 panels and 2 rabbit felt zip fedoras with contrasting zip tape. All made in France by expert milliners, this collection is reflects white roses and greenery.