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The best part about the process of posting these style profiles is getting insight into someones style and getting to know them better as a person through that . I’ve known Lucas for some time now as a friend and it was cool to interview him for the site and hear more about how his style developed.

I hear a lot of my taller friends complain that it’s hard for them to find clothes that fit. At 6’7″ Lucas definitely stands out in a crowd but I admire how he was able to mix pieces from a variety of brands to create a personal aesthetic that represents his personality and interests well. I sat down with the homie to discuss where his style has been and where its going.

When did your interest in clothes start? What kind of stuff were you wearing back then?

I have always had an appreciation for clothes, but the turning point for me was the first time I went to the old Recon store on Eldritch Street. I was finally making enough  money to get some decent clothes. I stumbled across the store when the first Stash AF1 was releasing, and I was blown away by the product. The store manager was kind enough to educate me about the brand and the NY streetwear scene in general. This lead to finding out about Retail Mafia brands that were prevalent in the scene at the time. In particular I wore SSUR, Supreme and Alife tees and hoodies, Evisu jeans, Northface jackets, and Nikes.

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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.

Images via the Nepenthes tumblr

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NEPENTHES kills it with this Spring/Summer 2013 lookbook. The Japanese-based consortium incorporates their (Engineered Garments, Needles, and Sonic Labs et al) into this inspired take on Spring. Pattern heavy and brightly colored , the styling displayed here is some of the best I’ve seen thus far this year. Bright greens, blues, and stripes are paired with floral, Hawaiian,  camo and  paisley prints. It’s nice when a lookbook inspires you to re-invent your wardrobe to match the changing seasons. If you want to ‘pattern chase’ the items found here, keep an eye out for drops at the New York and Japan Nepenthes locations.

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Hell’s Kitchen is far from the most scenic or charming neighborhood in New York but it is home of the Garment District. Oi Polli collaborates with Nepenthes to bring bright visuals to an interview piece with the designer of Engineered Garments‘ Daiki Suzuki and  Battenwear’s Shinya Hasegawa.

My favorite part of the interview is this quote from Diaki which sums up his philosophy with EG.

“That said, I want people to have fun when they’re wearing Engineered Garments. I want them to take part in this world I’ve created. I think with most fashion brands, you pay a lot of money and then you have this ready-made outfit and it’ll definitely look good because it’s expensive and well made. But with Engineered Garments, I don’t want the clothes to look perfect immediately. I think people should have to put some work into it. I think it should only look really good if the clothes match your taste, and you bring something of yourself to it. I think of Engineered Garments as clothing for people who are really into clothing.”

You can read the entire conversation on Oi Polloi.

Photography by Antony Crook (The Rig Out)
Styling by Angelo Urrutia (Nepenthes NYC)

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Scott is wearing:
Post O’alls houndstooth jacket
W)taps x Undercover BDU
Vintage Chambray
Engineered Garments trousers
Bathing Ape x George Cox creepers

In a new series ‘Fit Profiles’, stylish people worldwide breakdown their outfits key piece by key piece. If you’ve seen Scott’s style profile from last year, you know he’s got a wardrobe worth envying. I spoke with Scott recently about how his style has evolved since then.

Scott: Lately I have been finding myself obsessed with a more muted palette. I’ve been wearing lots of tan, olive and brown. When I put together an outfit, I like to think mostly about how the textures, colors and patterns will play with eachother. I have been finding myself straying away from louder pieces and wearing items that are more understated and simple.

This Post jacket is my most recent purchase, I love how it’s based on a more workwear inspired silhouette, but in a very traditional fabric. Being lined with down is also very crucial this time of year in NY.

Most people assume that Bape is a very juvenile brand and for hypebeasts, but I personally love it. I think the collaboration is brilliant and has a humorous take on a work wear silhouette.

The Taps BDU is probably my most worn garment, aside from the EG pants shown. I wear it over every shirt, with blazers, outerwear or as a jacket. It’s an incredibly versatile piece and a perfect weight for layering.

Photos by Rocky Li

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A few glimpses at an upcoming Third Looks editorial ‘No Guts, No Glory’. Look for the feature later this week featuring men’s pieces by Kenzo, White Mountaineering, Comme des Garcon, Junya Watanabe Patrik Ervell and more. A sincere thank you to everyone who helped this come together.

Model: Jimmy Jimeno
Creative Direction & Styling by Rocky Li
Styling Assistance by Jimmy Jimeno
Photography by Rebekah Seok

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Jimmy wears : Rick Owens DRKSHDW Poplin Jacket, N.Hoolywood Tank Top, Undercover SCAB knit jeans, Visvim 5-hole Boots.

Jimmy Wears : April77 Denim Jacket, Engineered Garments Floral Shirt, Opening Ceremony Camo Pants, Polo Ralph Lauren Hiking Boots

Jimmy Wears : Undercover Knit Crewneck , Helmut Lang Distressed Jeans, Dior Homme Sneakers

Jimmy Wears : Raf Simons Sleeveless Crewneck, Army Surplus Desert-Camo Cargos, Supreme Duffle Bag and Nike Lunar Chukka Woven

Jimmy wears : Supreme ‘No Limit’ 5-Panel Hat, United Arrows, Leather Varsity Jacket,  Number (N)ine ‘Shut the Fuck Up T-Shirt” , DRKSHDW cut-offs, Jordan Brand Sneakers

 Jimmy Wears : Comme des Garcon Junya Watanabe MAN reversible Hunting Jacket, XXBC Crewneck Sweater, Junya Watanabe x Levi’s Screenprint Jeans, Timberland Boots. 

As promised here is Part 2 of ‘A Study in Contrasts’ shot by Rebekah Seok.

It’s so inspiring to see how much joy Rebekah gets from shooting ; she’s one of the reasons I’ve become interested in taking up film photography. Her photography style couldn’t be more different than my own but we both share a desire to capture the people and things in our reality we find most compelling. Film and digital photography are different beasts but the most influential variable is always the person behind the lens.

Rebekah just got a twitter, you can follow her HERE and see more of her photos on her Tumblr.

Creative Direction & Styling by Rocky Li
Photography by Rebekah Seok
Model : Jimmy Jimeno
Styling Assistants : Jimmy Jimeno, Rebekah Seok

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Jimmy wears : Rick Owens DRKSHDW Poplin Jacket, N.Hoolywood Tank Top, Undercover SCAB knit jeans, Visvim 5-hole Boots. 

Jimmy Wears : April77 Denim Jacket, Engineered Garments Floral Shirt, Opening Ceremony Camo Pants, Polo Ralph Lauren Hiking Boots

Jimmy Wears : Undercover Knit Crewneck , Helmut Lang Distressed Jeans, Dior Homme Sneakers

Jimmy Wears : Raf Simons Sleeveless Crewneck, Army Surplus Desert-Camo Cargos, and Nike Lunar Chukka Woven 

Jimmy wears : Supreme ‘No Limit’ 5-Panel Hat, United Arrows, Leather Varsity Jacket,  Number (N)ine ‘Shut the Fuck Up T-Shirt” , DRKSHDW cut-offs, Jordan Brand Sneakers

 Jimmy Wears : Comme des Garcon Junya Watanabe MAN reversible Hunting Jacket, XXBC Crewneck Sweater, Junya Watanabe x Levi’s Screenprint Jeans, Timberland Boots. 

This is the first Third Looks editorial.  It’s an exploration on contrasts : Black & white vs color imagery, monochromatic outfits vs bright pops of color and eye-catching patterns, film vs digital photography.

The objective of this editorial is to show that even  simple outfit concepts  (for example a denim jacket and trousers) can be executed in wildly different ways.  Many current fashion editorials are focused on the creation of a fantastical mono-branded  aesthetic. A Study in Contrasts mimics the label-mixed reality of everyday dressing and serves as a reminder that how you wear something is just as important as what you are wearing. No matter the labels and pieces you select, I believe that your personality and personal style should shine through.

For more images and to see the B&W looks in full color please visit the official Third Looks Tumblr page.

Part 2 shot on film by Rebekah Seok coming soon.

Creative Direction & Styling by Rocky Li
Photography by Rocky Li
Model : Jimmy Jimeno
Styling Assistants : Jimmy Jimeno, Rebekah Seok

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Raf Simons top and Number (N)ine jeans


Number (N)ine shirt and native print jeans

Thom Browne cardigan and polo , Engineered Garments shorts

Jil Sander T-shirt and H&M shorts

My friend Paul took these snaps on a recent trip through Texas. Look for a full style profile on him in the near future.

Photos by Paul Malonzo

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