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One of the highlights from June Watanabe’s outerwear collaboration with the North Face. Inspired by 90’s North Face and the culture around the brand, the coat is constructed from wool twill and technical canvas. Tons of details on this one including drawstrings, a detachable faux-fur trim hood and concealed zip closure with button placket at the front. The only thing not to like is the heft price point on this piece, you can get it over at SSENSE.

 

 

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With winter around the corner, there’s practical cold weather options and there’s pieces for those who want to stunt. If you love the feeling of a cozy, warm blanket, this Rick piece might be for you. As seen on the runway at his Paris fashion week show this coat takes  is hand-constructed from 100-percent polyamide.

Key features include the statement funnel collar, extra-long sleeves and extra storage pockets. Retailing for approximately $2,365 USD, you can look for this new design at such stockists as Antonioli.

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This piece is one of the best I’ve seen from Stone Island this scene. An awesome olive color way that’s the result of a garment dyeing process . The parka comes in a performance fabric made up of an outer opaque light nylon layer laminated to a very fine breathable, water and wind resistant inner membrane. The seams have been thermo-taped for optimal water resistance.  Along with the removable storm hood and zip fastening system this is a strong choice for even heavy-duty rainfall.  It’s available over at HAVEN.

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I’ve selected some key spring outerwear that’s ideal for spring’s rainy days and milder weather. These options vary in style and price point but should offer a good range of options for just about anyone. First off we have the Arc’Teryx mainline Arc’Tery Tenquille Hoodie.  This zippered style is made from a Technical weave nylon and comes in this great teal color. It’s available for $175 here.

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Some of the most sought after UC grails have featured elaborate full size prints. This Fall/Winter collection contains a heavy duty printed Parka which should get you through all but the harshest winters. Details include a two way zip that extends to the hood, printed textile patch at the front and drawstrings at the waist and hem. The main selling point of course is the huge printed artwork on the back but besides that attention grabbing detail, this  is one of those pieces heads are going to regret sleeping on in a few seasons.

Get the parka over at SSENSE

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Visvim excels at making modern classics. Designer Hiroki Nakamura excels at bringing new life to overlooked vintage designs. The Iris liner is no exception. A reversible design with nylon on one side and a wool/mohair blend on the other; the liner can worn on it’s own or discreetly layered under fall/winter outerwear.

Click through for more images of the liner and go to IDOL Brooklyn to shop their Visvim selection.

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If I were to sum up North Face Purple Label in two words, they’d be exclusive and consistent. The Japan offshoot of the main North Face brand is alot more aspirational than the typical gear you’d find at Modell’s or in a suburban American mall. The color palette shifts for warmer weather, transitional towards tans, beiges, and navy. The fits are refined and really allow alot of flexibility in terms of the outfits you can create using these pieces. In terms of functionality, outerwear with COOLMAX construction allow for lightweight protection from the elements while maintaining breathability. Accessories come in the form of backpacks, duffles, bucket caps and nylon pouches. As per usual with Purple Label, it’s also nice to see to see items for women here as well, for that ultimate instagram power couple flex. Get the gear online or through Nanamica stores. Click through for more of the lookbook.

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After a brief quiet spell, EYES & SINS returns with an immaculate outerwear line ‘PROTOTYPE-ZERO / 零式’.
The small range is a logical evolution from the graphic tees released in the past. The line once again draws inspiration from military items, utilizing details such as buckles/fasteners and multifunctional compartments that contribute to both the form and functionality of the garments.

This is an impressive first foray into more elaborate items from the GFIRMG family. The 「14F-ES-JM01」RE-REPRODUCTION 01 BOMBER (see the Third Looks Best MA-1 Feature) has some great details including Articular sleeves, darting/stitching details and numberous functional zippers and pockets that should help users carry around daily essentials. Also of note is the 「14F-ES-AV01」ENGRAM MULTI-CHAMBER
which operates as a vest with multiple Pockets / compartments.

Three of the items are available now online with more to drop soon. Looking forward to seeing more on the trench and pants in the collection personally. I’m excited to see the GFIRMG team transition from leather goods to graphic tees and now a full fledged cohesive collection.

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Above is the Monro Layered Down Hoodie in what they call the “Bohemian Rhapsody” pattern. This down jacket is light, packable, and will keep you insulated from the elements all winter long. The pattern might look loud at first but it’s surprisingly easy to wear. If you always wanted to channel ‘Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” with the perfect balance between “one-percenter’ and ‘occasional psychedelic drug user” this is definitely the jacket for you.

Available at Neptenthes for $360.

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Undercover Irregular Cotton Jacket in Grey

Great summer outerwear is always a challenge to find. Undercover brings this patchwork Irregular Cotton 5-Pocket Jacket to fill just that niche in your wardrobe. The detailing on this piece is quite incredible with 5 utility pockets , multi-colored buttons and a patchwork texture that includes striped, honeycombed and studded portions. The 100% cotton fabric combined with a unique 2-button high stance cut ensures that you’ll stay cool and comfortable throughout the season.

I am a fan of how this look with styled with sneakers (Nike Air Max 90s) and a t-shirt ; keeping with the casual and utilitarian vibe.

$820 on Tres Bien Shop

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