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Do you like to go hiking? Even if the answer is a solid no, there are advantages of outdoors clothing designed to keep you comfortable in changing climates and in wet rainy conditions. If the techwear aesthetic is not your thing, one of the best outdoors brands out of Japan And Wander is delivering an incredibly well thought out fall/winter collection that keeps a balance of performance and style.  This new collection brings a selection of outerwear, layering pieces like fleeces and puffer vests. The hiking focus is augmented with some workwear influenced pieces such as the work shirts and aprons. Some of the headline pieces are eye-catching jackets such as the taped seam mountain parkas and high-necked down jackets. What makes the collection more compelling is the styling that compiles great full looks for both women and men. While distribution outside the brand’s native Japan is a somewhat limited you can expect pieces to hit shops including SSENSE and and wander’s wehshop later this fall.

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Comme des Garçons Black is a lesser known sub-line from the Japanese company. The label focuses on re-issues of classic Comme designs in a simple monochromatic color assortment.  A new collaboration with streetwear Nike giant features mens and womenswear, the capsule mixes Nike’s penchant for streetwear graphics and mixes them with CdG styling. The most captivating piece from the collection is the tech-friendly anorak and the track pants overlaid with a a pika-dot skirt design. Also launching along with the collaboration is a new color way of the archival Nike Night Track model with a patent leather heel.

Check back soon for pricing and availability, as the collection is expected to hit retailers including Dover Street Market and Hong Kong’s I.T , click through for more images.

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If I were to name the most consistent brands when it comes to delivering well-styled lookbooks each and every season, nanamica would be at the top of that list. For it’s spring/summer 2018 collection the Japanese menswear specialists deliver on their promise of “minimal design with maximum functionality.”  Of note is the  great use of khaki and olive green in the collection, blended together with black and tan items. Technical fabrics used include GORE-TEX and PERTEX but it’s styled nicely as they are worked in with pieces that use natural materials as well. Look for pieces to drop early next year at international stockists for the label including END and Blue Button Shop.

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Outlier has been one of the best American brands when it comes to producing a tech pant that is suitable for the office and everday life. The brand’s new lookbook showcases different silhouettes on some of their pants and items for the warmer weather. The 60/30 Big Blazer is based off of the brand’s signature 60/30 Blazer, this time with a loose cut flow for breathability. To complement the blazer are two pairs of pants — the 60/30 baggies, which are a wide-legged classic and the 60/30 de Campos, a loose but tapered pant.

Check out the rest of the images after the jump and hit their site for more info.

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We previously covered the fall collection from Canada based Illustrated Example. The Vancouver based label produces their garments in Canada and offers clean-cut high-quality basics without charging a huge premium. The styling utilizes light spring jackets mixed with dry denim, cotton jackets and finished off with sneakers by Adidas and Vans. Find the collection at Livestock or direct through Illustrated Example.

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New York based GHSTS is making it’s debut this year with their first collection for Fall/Winter 16. While the brand dropped a few select pieces in the past, the line has expanded past t-shirts to a collection with gear for both girls and guys.

The designers Joseph Keefer & Samantha McElrath are based out of LA where the clothing is produced utilizing premium Japanese, Italian, and American fabrics. The A/W 2016 Nothing/Nowhere is inspired by punk and hardcore of the 80s, Ed Ruscha’s irreverent use of typography, the color palettes of Helen Frankenthaler’s moodier pieces, and the ideals of Dieter Rams. All this comes together in a clean collection with subtle detailing that focuses on core pieces – hoodies, crewnecks, tees and bombers. Check the lookbook after the jump and visit their website for more info.

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Uniform Experiment looks to summer with it’s new lookbook featuring key pieces from the collection.  Expect well executed streetwear pieces and relaxed styling.  Graphical text logos and a range of patterns add visual impact. Watch their SS16 video to see the more of the collection and  check the collection after the jump. 

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