Asics has been busy with the collabs this year, using the popular Gel Lyte V model to collaborate with plenty of brands in the fashion industry and sneaker game. Before the year is out, eccentric Japanese label monkey time is set to release one of the hottest Gel Lytes of the year. The sneaker features a mix of high-quality nubuck on the upper and a Lyrca based inner sock. The contrasting sand-colored layers are styled together with monkey time pieces in a short editorial and video clip made to promote the release.
View the video below and see more images after the jump.
WTAPS brings out these new carrying pouches as part of it’s Fall/Winter 2015 collection. These bags are made from durable nylon, these pouches should be helpful in carrying small items from point and shoot cameras to any small travel items. There’s a double-zip fastening at the main compartment with two external pockets and an adjustable body strap. These are also reminiscent of the fantastic WTAPS x Porter collabs that came out in the mid 2000s. It’s been a while since WTAPS put out accessories like this so be sure to snatch them up before they sell out. Both colorways are available at END Clothing.
New York based menswear purveyors Unis puts out a new editorial for it’s 15 anniversary consisting of some of the most loved pieces from the brand’s history. Displayed are clean well fitting basics, with everything leather bombers and varsities to Scottish-made sweaters and the brands signature chinos. The editorial shot by photographer Andrew Jacobs is well worth a look if you’re looking for clean , grown-up inspiration for Fall.
Living most my life in Toronto, it’s hard to believe that Nomad has been open for 10 years now. I still remember the first time visiting the boutique at the old Richmond street block (rip Goodfoot). From then til now the store has been a leader in Toronto and Canada’s men’s clothing scene. To commemorate a decade in the biz Nomad has teamed up on a small collection of collaborative pieces. They include several long button downs by Robert Geller, a bomber from CMMN SWDN and a wings+horns M-51 Fishtail parka. These are sure to go quick so check the site or step into the brick and mortar to grab these.
Noah just opened it’s first flagship location at 195 Mulberry Street in New York. The former Supreme creative director has made a quick impact with the line of elevated streetwear staples. The lookbook showcases some of the items from the Fall/Winter items from hoodies and flannels and blazers to coats. For those looking to shop online, you can find available items on the official online store.
Nike Gyakusou returns for another cold weather season under the direction of Jun Takahashi. As per usual there’s enough here to build full running outfits, from the sneakers to layering pieces and outerwear. This time out, Jun kits out the Nike Free 2.0. Among the other highlight items are the long-sleeved Sweatmap shirt and the Aeroloft vest, stuffed with 800-fill down. Also worth noting are a pair of running gloves.
Athletic minded sportswear label Reigning Champ has opened it’s first flagship store in Vancouver, Canada. The store is beautifully designed by architect Peter Cardew. The minimal space furnished with furnishings made of subway tile and natural wood. I love many of the details in the space from the clothes hangers to the way folded crewneck sweatshirts are presented. The address is below for those who want to visit.
2119 West 4th Ave.
Vancouver BC Canada V6K 1N7
For those who can’t make it to the new flagship, East Dane has a large selection of Reigning Champ at the moment. Click through for more images of the shop.
If you’re after minimal basics that won’t break your checking account, illustrated example out of Vancouver, BC Canada got you with a full range of men’s garments for Fall. The lookbook for the season is styled to showcase cold-weather layering with vests, knits , sweats and outerwear. The line utilizes premium Canadian and Japanese-made fabrics and also features collaborations with Seattle’s Crescent Down Works and San Francisco’s DSPTCH. Check out the full lookbook below and find the garments at shops including Livestock..
image from current Grailed Instagram feed
Grailed has become one of the best websites to buy sought-after menswear online. While heads still scour eBay, Japanese auction sites and online message boards to find ‘grail’ designer items, Grailed has made the process easier to navigate for many. The site adds over 20,000 new listings each month featuring everything from street wear staples by NSW and Supreme to hard to find designer brands like Yohji Yamamoto and Saint Laurent. I spoke with the site’s founder Arun Gupta about the progress of the site, it’s future and what the community of Grailed has come to represent.
Streetwear label Brain Dead has been making a name for itself online with their eye-catching graphic designs. Their latest drop is revealed through a David Lynch-ian photo spread shot shot at a Motel. The surreal graphics are once again the highlight, mashing up random bits of popular culture and blending them into weird colorful collages. Look for the collection to be available October 12 at Dover Street Market or online at Brain Dead’s e-shop.