It seems that workwear standby Carhartt is collaborating with a ton of labels lately. The pairing of WTAPS and Carhartt makes sense as the brands both emphasize heritage and embrace utility. The pairing results in a two styles in the trademark workwear duck canvas releasing as part of WTAPS FW15 season. Look for the navy pieces to release to WTAPS stores and stockists but the brown pieces will be a GIP store exclusive. Expect a price point of $350USD on these when they drop.
With Fall comes the need for a pair (or two) of dependable boots. The Roccia Vet hiking boot by Diemme has been one of the Italian label’s most popular models. This season it’s available in a very clean cream nubuck colorway. While these may not be for the reckless among us, they pair well with the season’s trend of tonal fall colors like tan and grey. Scoop these over at END for $455 USD.
GRIND London continues to deliver another season of strong streetwear basics. While the label doesn’t stray far from the formula of graphic tees, hoodies and crewnecks of most streetwear labels, it’s nice to see a different set of references being used as the basis of the brand’s look and feel. The lookbook for the FW15 season is shot by photographer Vicky Grout and features casually styled looks with a with an array of button-downs, tees and caps/beanies.
Popeye Magazine filters the WTAPS military aesthetic through this skateboarding themed editorial. The effortless style of skateboarders is captured here in motion. Key pieces from the Fall/Winter 2015 collection are highlighted including a selection of button downs, jeans and a new satin bomber (a collab with Ebbet’s Field) and field jacket.
(image via 032c)
ACRONYM and Nike Lab are set to release one of the most polarizing sneakers of the year. This is quite an extreme makeover on the iconic Air Force 1 shiloutte. If it looks like a zipper was haphazardly placed onto a regular Lunar Force body, it’s because that was the intention. In a recent interview with 032c, ACRONYM designer Errolson Hugh admitted that once the decision was made to add a functional zip to the sneaker, they were unapologetic about the changes.
There’s nothing subtle about it. You can immediately see the original design and the new parts that are stuck on. It’s an intervention It’s very unapologetic, and I think it was pretty ballsy of Nike to let us do it.
The sneakers themselves will come in three colorways, a simple black suede/leather iteration. A mainly white model with a a dipped infared-colored heel panel and a pretty crazy multi-color sneaker. The sneakers retail for $200 USD and will be dropping this Thursday, September 17 at online at Nike Lab, Oki-Ni, END Clothing and other retailers. Click through to see close up photos of the sneakers and also a short conceptual video highlighting the collab that focuses on surveillance.
ACRONYM is one of the leaders in the field of functional technical garments. The Berlin based label has cultivated a worldwide cult following for it’s products and for good reason; there’s really not much that compares on the market. The fall/winter 2015 season brings back popular styles including the 3A-1 Interops Messenger Bag Bag and an assortment of Gore-Tex hardshells. Ontop of the always excellent outwear, the pants in the collection are well worth noting. The P10 pant for example is fabricated in schoeller® 3XDRY® Dryskin™ fabric ensuring waterproof performance in a great versatile tapered fit. Over the years Acronym has done an excellent job streaming their core product assortment and concept and this has resulted in one of their strongest collections to date.
With the collection already hitting online at ACRONYM and at retailers like END Clothing, Firament Berlin and Bureau Belfast be sure to save up and grab your grails quickly before sizes start disappearing.
WTAPS designer Tetsu Nishiyama created Descendant with the concept of it being a line with a common aesthetic for men, women and even kids. The line is a departure from WTAPS in that it pulls more from streetwear and sportswear than military inspirations. Pieces include simple sweats, tees, flannels and outerwear.
More information can be found directly on the Descedant website.
Since the photos first surfaced online, the OVO Jordan X has been one of the most anticipated sneakers of the year. A clean tonal design with stingray detailing and a OVO gold tinged Jumpman and custom box make these stand out amongst the dozens of Jordan releases each month. Drake stans and resellers will be out in full force trying to get this limited release so here’s a full list of shops releasing these after the jump (most of them are require entry through a raffle system however).
I wouldn’t be surprised if these have a Saturday release online so be sure to be posted on Nike.com as well.
Photo via Sneaker Politics
WTAPS and Vans have a decade long history of putting out memorable sneakers. The winning streak continues with tomorrow’s release of three distinct models. A simple Era that comes in three different midsole colors (red, blue and forest green). Vans Sk8-His that take inspiration on the traditional Japanese “uwabaki” worn by schoolchildren and a Vans Style 36 OG that in tonal suede. Accompanying the clothes is a small capsule collection of two t-shirts and a coach jacket.
Abasi Rosborough has released an inspired new editorial highlighting it’s Fall/Winter 2015 collection. The New York based label gives a closer look at some of the detailing on it’s key cold weather pieces , including signature textured knits, wool coats and smart fitting trousers. The collection is one of my favorites from the label and it plays to the brand’s strengths – sharp tailoring and innovative fabrics. There’s alot of influences at play here, but they balance out to offer something for the guy’s out there looking for new exciting additions to their winter wardrobes. The collection is available through the brand’s own website or Farfetch.
See all the looks after the jump.