Under the Sophnet umbrella Uniform Experiment has been releasing novel twists on men’s classics since the brand’s inception. The Japanese label puts out a mix of both dressed up gear and more casual streetwear for their Fall/Winter 2014 collection. The looks found in the collection are blends military/sreetwear inspired looks with more tailored trousers and shirting. The simple styling really allows us to see the gear clearly, and emphasizes some of the more exciting pieces such as the above blazer/ma-1 hybrid. Look for the collection at END and Haven See the rest of the looks after the jump.
We posted the collection video a few days back, now comes the full photo lookbook. Sophnet really slays this collection in all aspects: styling, presentation and the pieces themselves. Plenty of awesome looks here with the outerwear stealing the show in my opinion. A great varsity, vest and an awesome version of what appears to be a down filled parka. Sophnet continues to deliver in time for colder weather and I can’t wait to see or even grab some of these pieces myself. Don’t own any Soph right now but I figure that will change in the very near future. If you’re looking for a North American stockist, check Haven which should have a selection of FW14. Sophnet continues to hit that perfect balance of refined streetwear that so many brands are trying (and often failing) to reach.
This Saturday DWMS4 hits Palisades in Bushwick. Those who have been to past events know to expect an awesome crowd and high quality audio and visual output all night. Included in the lineup is PTP’s own Celestial Trax (who dropped the previously covered “Verticals” track) making his first proper on-stage debut in the US. Jubilee (Mixpak) and Fiinesse (Thread/Cartel Music) will be laying down club rhythms while Portland’s own SPF666 (Club Chemtrail) and MikeQ (Fade To Mind/Qween Beat) are combining forces for very rare back to back set. Word has also surfaced that there will be a surprise, special guest joining from across the pond. If you’re in New York and a fan of underground electronic music, you should know that this is not to be missed.
As a thank you for all the loyal readers of the site, we’re running a little contest with PTP gear up for grabs. The giveaway is open to users of both instagram and twitter. See instructions on how to enter below
The winner of the instagram giveaway will be able to select their size in the PTP x TL ‘Pill’ Coaches Jacket (S-XL).
To enter follow the below instructions
1. Follow @thirdlooks / @genggrizzly on Instagram
2. Post an image that fits in with the theme of the lookbook shoot ‘Good for Health/Bad for Education’. Be creative and have fun with it. It could be an image you take or one that you find online. There are no boundaries or instructions on what the image can be.
3. Add the hashtag #DMWS4 to the post and mention @thirdlooks in the post.
You can enter more than once but only the best judged entry will take home the jacket. The winning post will also be re-grammed on the Third Looks instagram.
The winner of the twitter giveaway will be able to select their size in the PTP DWMS black longsleeve t-shirt (S-XL).
1. Follow @thirdlooks and @purpicide on twitter
2. Send a tweet that includes a link to this post (http://www.thirdlooks.com/2014/07/dwms4-event-and-giveaway/)
3. Add the hashtag #DMWS4 to the post and mention @thirdlooks/@purpicide in the post.
One winner will be selected at random. You can tweet as many times as you’d like to maximize your chances of winning. The contest runs until midnight Saturday July 26.
Nonnative released images of their AW14 collection today. The reliable japanese label outdoes their respectable spring collection with some great cold weather coats and several well thought out complete looks. I enjoyed the monochromatic styling which pops up throughout the collection . Nonnative doesn’t strive too far outside the comfort zone for most men but it has presented some solid pieces here that should be worth investing come Fall. For a brand taking on men’s staples it’s nice to see that they’ve considered usability and made items that are stand above the typical lame basics that countless brands are currently churning out. See more on their website and all the looks after the jump.
4dimension may not be a familiar brand outside of Asia but the brand has been growing a niche audience from it’s home base of Taipei. The Taiwanese label was launched in 2013 and recently released images of its Autumn/Winter 2014 Collection ‘Big Data. The collection is inspired by duality of our public online and offline personas in the current hyper-connected digital age.
The collection has a utilitarian mix of greyscale technical garments and accessories. While many brands are making currently pushing a similar techninja aesthetic, I do appreciate the amount of restraint shown in the product design. You can grab one of these pieces and easily work into many different looks. I’m particularly interested in the trousers and outerwear from this collection which I feel are some of the standouts. It’s also a nice touch that the footwear choices in the lookbook are on point ranging everything from Air Maxes to Rick Owens Adidas.
While there’s nothing in here that comes out of left field , the pricing seems to be reasonable given the fit and apparent quality of the garments. I haven’t had the chance to handle them in person so I can’t vouch for the durability and feel of the garments but it seems like 4dimension is worth investing in and at the very least keeping an eye on from here on out. You can shop the SS14 collection (including sale items) on their international order friendly webstore. See all the looks after the jump.
Japanese Label SOPHNET is more than 15 years in the game. In recent years SOPHNET have expanded their empire through it’s sister labels FCRB (a soccer-focused collaboration with Nike) and Uniform Experiment. In presenting it’s Fall/Winter 2014 video, the brand reaches back in time finding inspiration in 90’s music videos. Timed and set to break beats the clothes are secondary to the mood and feeling created through the strobe-like visuals. The gear that is visible tends to focus on the outerwear and accessory side of things. Expect items to begin dropping in retailers next month.
East Dane is an online menswear retailer that carries a wide array of great brands and product categories (everything from sunglasses to suiting). Launched in 2013, East Dane is the brother site to Shopbop. Right now they have a pretty substantial 50% off sale section and they’ve recently added a large selection of mens jeans to the site as well. Some the labels I’m excited about that they carry include Norse Projects, A.P.C, Reigning Champ, Diemme and more.
Today I’m excited to announce a giveaway in collaboration with East Dane that will give you an opportunity to win just by picking out your favorites.
I’ve selected three of my top items from the site below:
Up for grabs are 4 East Dane $50 gift certificates. To enter all you have to do is leave a comment below with a link to your favorite item on East Dane right now and your contact e-mail. Winners will be randomly selected from these entries.
You can also get a second chance to win via Twitter by doing the below
1. Follow Third Looks & East Dane on Twitter
2. Tweet the URL for this post (http://www.thirdlooks.com/2014/07/third-looks-x-east-dane-giveaway/) , mention @thirdlooks and @eastdane and use the hashtag #thirdlookswin
Entries will be accepted until Midnight Sunday July 20.
C.E has gained a cult following after several strong seasons of graphic-based streetwear. Taking off-beat themes on their clothing has become a trademark and the brand continues to pull from everything from dytopian sci-fi novels to military replications and net-art style imagery. Without much announcement or fanfare, C.E dropped a small range of items from their Fall/Winter 2014 collection. Familar styles such as the ‘simulation shirt’ and the usual coaches jacket and t-shirts and crewnecks make their return. Prices seem to have also dropped a little bit compared to past seasons. Definitely curious to see how the rest of the collection shapes up.
Available now online at Cavempt.
Wacko Maria is quickly becoming one of my favorite emerging Japanese labels. When I seen the Wacko Marias clothes I see the influence of brands like Fuct, WTAPS, and Neighborhood but the brand does have a DNA that is very much it’s own. GRIND Magazine brought these Spring/Summer 2014 pieces to life with an editorial that’s has a strong cinematic look and feel.
Damir Doma has quietly built himself a fashion empire that topped over 9 million euros in sales in 2013. Silent (which launched in 2010) is ostensibly a diffusion line which offers moderately priced basics such as t-shirts, hoodies and denim. The spring/summer 2014 men’s collection marks a bit of departure from the brand as it embraces minimalism and some of the trends commonplace in menswear today: oversized graphic t-shirts, sweatpants.
That being said there is something refreshing about this line with it’s unique color palette: pastels and khakis done Damir’s way mixed with black/white and grey. I also appreciate the inclusion of both oversized and cropped summer outerwear overtop both slim shorts or baggier trousers and pants. While past collections of Silent were decidedly more bohemian (and more of a natural element to the materials), I like this cleaner direction for SS15 and I think there will be plenty of pieces worth picking up in it.
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