GRIND Magazine Vol. 36 featured an assortment of MA-1s from Japanese brands. Included in the selection are bombers from C.E, Needles, Phenomenon, Undercover and BAPE. It’s currently brick city in NYC and that means that outerwear season is in full effect. See more after the jump
The good folks at Haven have put out their lookbook for the Fall/Winter 2013/14 season. In it you’ll find looks styled from pieces by Visvim, WTAPS, Needles, Engineered Garments and other brands stocked at the Canadian retailer. The looks exemplify casual layered looks that blend these varied brands into a cohesive practical outfits. See more after the jump or visit HAVEN.
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I haven’t had the chance to check out The New Order Magazine Vol.9 for myself yet, but I did come across this editorial featuring garments from EG Fw13 and some familiar faces from the Nepenthes camp. I really like the casual photo style here and the inclusion of both louder patterned items with more subtle gear. The magazine cover story is a feature on Jun Takahashi so it seems like the latest volume of the publication is well worth purchasing.
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Journal Standard’s M.O is to put out well made casual wear classics. Their Fall/Winter lookbook has that in spades. If you are looking to get your grown man on at your day office job, you could definitely do worse than Journal Standard.
This preview of Visvim’s Fall/Winter 2013 doesn’t introduce many surprising new styles but it does show the ongoing evolution of brand staples. As is to be expected there’s ton of great outerwear:from the M-65 style Kilgore jacket to the Gore-Tex Valdez fur-lined parka. The FBTs return in some very solid colorways and there’s some Skagways to please the sneaker crowd. Honeyee always does an excellent job at capturing the detail in product shots. The cowichan sweater near the end is a testament to how seriously Hiroki takes product manufacturing. Make sure you click through to see all the pieces.
Palace Skateboarding has quickly risen the street/skate wear ranks through a combination of thoughtful product and hard-hitting skate videos. Coming off collaborations with Reebok and Umbro the line has continued to grow globally with it’s core skate audience as well as the fashion set. This editorial was done in collaboration with The Rig Out Magazine and features skater Lucien Clarke hanging around London. Most of the gear is standard skate fare: hoodies, t-shirts and caps but there’s also some inspired takes on everything from bucket hats to down jackets. While obvious comparisions to Supreme are inevitable for this label, I feel the British influence is enough to set it apart from what labels are doing here in the states.
You can purchase select pieces from the collection at Supply Australia.
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Grind London’s twitter page describes the brand as BADMAN ATTIRE and that is certainly a fitting descriptor for this excellent lookbook. Shot on the streets of Notting Hill, the brand blends Jamaican culture with UK underground cool. There’s a little bit of everything in this collection from snapbacks and bucket hats to chore coats and basic button downs. The shoot is featured in a fitting feature within the 5th issue of Breaks Magazine. You can buy the product online HERE.
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Since I’ve known about Nexus VII I’ve always appreciated the outerwear pieces they’ve put out. In particular I felt like their gore-tex shells were some of the best out. I was looking forward to seeing what the Japanese label had in-store for Fall/Winter 2013 and they didn’t disappoint. What I like about lookbook is that the photography and styling both have a vintage feel, but the individual pieces definitely enter more experimental territory. A fantastic Air Force inspired leather jacket is in the mix alongside some ill sherpa lined shearlings. More technical pieces are here too including layered weighted shirts, down pieces and vests. Be sure to click through and see the rest.
Put your proxy to work these items will be dropping on their webshop very soon.
New York based skate/streetwear giant Supreme returns with their Fall/Winter 2013 collection. As someone who’s been tracking and wearing the brand for many years, I have to say that recent collections have been quite a disappointment to me. As the brand has increased it’s presence both it’s online store, new London location and a stream of high-profile celebrity endorsements, it’s also felt the pressure to adapt more to current market trends and also produce more items to meet demand. At this point, I’m not really interested in just another fitted or hoody with Supreme written on it. Most disappointedly are the pieces which seem to be influenced by the current web culture through the use of nostalgic graphics (that Blingee style hate graphic and the Indian ‘hanu’ design come to mind). Also surprising was the release of a stadium jacket which appears to be a real collaboration with Wise potato chips. Somehow I doubt the brand would have ever considered this move five years ago. It’s this ability to ‘cover all bases’ that makes Supreme such a viable, iconic brand but perhaps in increasing the range, they’ve lost a bit of what made the brand so special in the first place.
Supreme is always an interesting case study as it is still fun to sift through each release. The brand remains a great barometer of where men’s fashion (not just streetwear) is at during a particular point in time. My favorite pieces from the brand in the past were generally ones where the branding was a bit more subversive or otherwise low-key. Pieces like this are few and far between this time out but there are still some gems in here that are worth the reasonable price of admission (Supreme still has a pretty fair pricepoint for the quality all things considered). There are a couple noteworthy collaborations with Champion and Schott and I’m sure that more will be announced in the coming weeks. That being said there are always a few items in each collection worth coveting, I’ve made a selection of my personal favorites and posted them below after the jump. View the entire collection online at Supreme“>Supreme. Continue reading »
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While the on-going collaboration between Fred Perry and Raf Simons has not really broke new ground in it’s product offering, there are always a few gems in each collection. For Autumn/Winter 2013, Raf once again visits Mod culture (think checkerboard shirts) and mashes it against American collegiate wear (varsity jackets w/ chenille letters). The presentation is nicely done with Pierre Debusscherre behind the lens with styling by Robbie Spencer (fashion director at Dazed & Confused). Keeping with the line’s inspirations the location of this shoots Hippodrome de Boitsfort ( a former racecourse in Brussels built in 1875).
My personal favorites are the electric blue duffle coat, the knit polo and the burgundy varsity. Take a look at the rest of the collection after the jump.
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