AVI-8 was established in 2012 with the goal of creating timepieces that reflect the history of aviation. AVI-8 works with pilots and engineers who served in various Air Forces around the world to create products that bring authentic military detailing . One of my favorites from the line is this classic chronograph which has an aesthetic based around what might arguably be the most iconic plane from the WW2 era, the Hawker Hurricane .  Anyone who’s seen that aircraft in the history books or movies will recognize the clean, bold lines which surround the dial on on the watch. The colors and graphics also celebrate the fighter plane’s unique presence.

This Hawker Hurricane watch has a classic chronograph design and is constructed with stainless steel and strapped with a genuine hand-stitched grey leather strap. The movement on the watch is provided by Japan Quartz and it features adjustable date functionality. It’s a fantastic gift idea for Father’s Day if your dad is a military buff.

Available at AVI-8

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Peak summer season is here and if you want shorts that will be as comfortable as Patagonia Baggies look no further than this model from Arc’Teryx. The Arc’Teryx Aptin short is a trail short using the Fortius™ DW 1.0 double weave fabric which delivers performance four-way stretch and has a DWR finish to help shed moisture. The inseam hits just above the knee and the shorts even have laminated hems which minimize irritation.

Available at Arc’Teryx and REI.

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While Basquait’s artwork has been licensed to many brands over recent years, a couple shirts from Wacko Maria stand above the rest as some of the best use of his artwork so far. This Hawaiian shirt is 100% rayon and it’s bright, detailed print is top notch. This could have easily been a tacky piece but it’s just well done and actually reflects the legacy of Basquait’s art without feeling phoned in.

Available at END

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Arc’teryx has launched a brand new platform for offering a slate of sustainable products. The rebird collection focuses on recycling post-consumer materials and its own textile waste to produce new products. The end goal of the project is to offer products that use less resources than their typical products. Arc’teryx intends on using this initiative to help reduce their overall carbon footprint.

More info on the collection on the Arc’teryx site.

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SSENSE has launched their SALE section for the spring/summer 2021 season. Initial markdowns up to 50% have been applied and there’s still plenty to shop through that is still available. Below are some of my picks from the sale, more after the jump.

 

Junya Watanabe Leather and Plead Jacket 30% off

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This pair of derbies from Dries Van Noten is simply a classic. These are minimal in a way that doesn’t feel boring or played out and these versatile derbies will look great with pretty much any pair of wool trousers you can throw at them. Made in Italy with a rubber sole, these are hard to beat for occasions where you’ll want to make an impression.

Available at Voo Berlin.

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The M-51 Fishtail is a classic military garment that’s been co-opted by various subcultures over the years. It’s no surprise then that Undercover once again referenced it for their Spring/Summer 2021 collection.  It comes with a removable quilted liner as well as zip off sleeves that can make the piece suitable to wear in warmer conditions.

Available at Farfetch.

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While the outerwear tends to steal the thunder, ACRONYM has started to bring back some of their baselayer basics back into the fold. The T-shirts are from SS21 are now constructed from schoeller material with 3xdry and Dryskin tech making it fast drying and water-resistant.  Rib knit crewneck collar and a bonded logo in black and white at front hem. This is a subtle enough piece to mix in discreetly with non-techwear items.

Available at SSENSE

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This piece from Sacai reflects their general design philsophy. A mix of elements from iconic pieces from the past, it’s got a slim cut with Levi’s Type II style front pockets. Other elements on it incorporate the look of the MA-1 bomber with a zip pocket at the sleeve.

Available at HBX

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This is a standout piece from Junya Watanabe’s SS21 lineup. A 100% cotton liner that gives a workwear feel that looks just normal from the front but has a detachable backpack at the back. Featuring 2 front and 2 back pockets and a collarless cut, this is just an insane layering piece.

Available at END

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