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Recent WTAPS lookbooks have focused more around the lifestyle of the brand (and it’s proponents) rather than on the clothing itself. The lookbook for WTAPS Spring/Summer 2014 collection continues that trend, focusing around on atmospheric lifestyle (or should I say lifist) shots of Tetsu Nishiyama and his close friends and family. Also bundled in this feature are imagery of selected products from the collection including T-shirts, bookbags and new canvas sneakers.

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When it comes to leather motorcycle jackets Schott is the de-facto standard. The makers of the original Perfecto model have teamed up with Neighborhood to deliver this excellent One Star Leather Jacket. The quality of the leather looks incredibly on this jacket that is sure to last for years and continue to be a workhorse item in your closet. Details include Talon zippers (which are no longer standard issue on regular Schott mainline Perfectos), custom branded buttons and a custom lining. All this doesn’t come cheap at a retail price of $2315 USD but if you have stacks burning a hole in your pocket, you gotta respect a jawn like this when you see it.

Available at Haven

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From the same creative forces who launched Silent Whisper last year comes Eyes & Sins, a T-shirt label which compliments the Silent Whisper collection. The two brands exist under the Guerilla Group umbrella and were created by the overarching creative agency GFIRMG . The full-service agency has members scattered worldwide and they tackle multi-disciplinary projects from art direction to web development. The above video entitled LUDOVICO TECHNIQUE 001 was released by the group with this accompanying message.

 E.\S’ primary tasks are idea consultation, blueprinting and garment production. Virtually all information about the unit is highly classified and details about their objectives and operations are generally not publicly available.

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Since I saw Silent Whisper online, I knew it was something special and have been more than happy with the pieces I own by them. I wrote a review of the accessories previously HERE.  I do have a Eyes & Sins T-shirt which I wear regularly. It’s held up awesome over multiple washes but what I like most about it is the soft cotton and the slim and long fit of the t-shirt. It’s nice to feel a T-shirt that was cut and sewn instead of just printed on a generic blank. Eyes & Sins released four new designs my favorite of is the Transmutation T-shirt below.

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You can purchase the tees for $65 on the Guerilla Group webshop. See the rest of the T-shirt designs after the jump 

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Supreme Team Taped Seam Jacket

February brings  us a preview of the Spring/Summer 2014 Supreme collection.  It’s almost become ritual for fans of the brand to obsess over the item previews as they are released each season. While I did not really enjoy most of the graphic-heavy items from the collection, I did pick out some gems that I think are worth purchasing from the collection. Having followed the brand for so many years,  I generally gravitate towards the pieces that are a bit more understated in terms of branding. I tried to select a mix of items that were my favorite from the collection.

You can view the whole collection preview and lookbook at Supreme. The collection will be available this Thursday , Feb 20th at Supreme in New York and LA. See my selections after the jump 

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undercover x nike gyakusou 2014 spring summer footwear collection 4 Nike Gyakusou SS14 CollectionThe ongoing collaboration between Undercover designer Jun Takahashi and Nike continues under the Gykausou running sub-line. Previous seasons have shown a transition towards incorporation more technically advanced textiles and this continues in the Spring/Summer collection with the inclusion of Nike Sweat Map  ventilation. The sweat map tech uses an engineered jacquard weave with pinpoint laser perforations in order to keep the hottest areas of the body cool under pressure and rigorous exercise.

A key design theme this season is the idea of duality (ying-yang). This is expressed throughout the line through contrasting colors and materials split vertically across garments and footwear. To Jun (and many athletes) Takahashi running is a battle between two opposite emotions. It’s a struggle between joy and agony, elation and exhaustion, persistence and surrender. It is a crusade waged by both the body and the mind and that constant struggle definitely shows graphically in this collection.

The usual mix of jackets dri-fit tops, and running shorts/pant is back but this time they are accompanied by a new sneaker model Nike Lunar Speed AXL. While I do like aspects of the collection, I was a little disappointed when I first saw the collection. It seems like the more elaborate lookbooks of past seasons have been replaced by the more stock photography found here, and the designs themselves don’t stand out as much from the rest of the pack as they used to. Perhaps as the line grows, Jun’s direct involvement is being reduced and the line has adapted to serve more of a core running audience than the more fashion-oriented crossover audience that it had in the past.

The Nike x Undercover Gyakusou Spring 2014 Collection launches globally on March, 1.

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Tim Coppens is one of the most exciting menswear designers to emerge out of New York in the past several years and his recent Fall/Winter 2014 showing may have been his strongest yet. His experience as a sportswear designer for RLX has helped him carve out a unique aesthetic with his namesake brand, one that melds technical functionality with polished luxurious textiles.

I liked this sweater when it was featured in his Spring/Summer runway show and its  even more impressive now that I get a chance to see the details up-close. The perforated holes in the leather and athletic style cuffs (and the fact that it’s made in the USA) set this apart from most of the sweatshirts out there. I love crewnecks both in the spring and in colder weather as they’re so easy to thrown on and take care of.  Definetly recommend this piece and I’d suggest wearing this over jeans/sweatpants or classed up with slim-cut trousers.

Available at Mr.Porter, $695

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Select items from Raf Simons Spring/Summer 2014 season have dropped over at Très Bien Shop. The selection includes an assortment of pop-art inspired graphic tees and new bright colorways of seasonal sneaker styles (The Velcro highs and Holographic lows). I enjoyed the presentation of SS14 on the Paris runway and I also liked what Raf did in tandem with Sterling Ruby for Fall/Winter 2014.

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Han Kjobenhavn AW14 show from Han Kjobenhavn on Vimeo.

Danish designer Han Kjobenhavn likes to avoid convention: he’s consistently used a creepy senior as a model for his collections. Last year he opened an intimate low-key shop in Soho. For his Fall/Winter 2014 collection Han Kjobenhavn sent out the models supporting weirdo gas masks, being told by muscular men on bikes. The show took place in the Museum of Denmark during Copenhagen Fashion Week. Looking past the presentation and to the pieces themselves, the collection features knitwear, shirts, and shorts worn overtop leggings in a mix of materials including wool, neoprene and indigo cotton.

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This week I bring you another Bumming Around photo feature by New York lensman OG Seige.  He’s got a unique eye and the instinct  to capture those fleeting moments New Yorkers experience daily. You can follow him on tumblr and instagram.

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After two polar vortexes , it seems warmer weather is finally around the corner which means canvas sneakers can  re-enter the rotation. PF Flyers has released some new styles for Spring/Summer . Among them are the vintage pack which includes some of the brands most popular models : Center Hi, Center Lo and the Windjammer. The sneakers are flipped with retro-inspired branding and details discovered in the PF Archives. You’ll be able to find these at the PF Flyers website.

Models Ouigi Theodore and Stack-Aly | Photos by Adam Larson.

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