Recent years have shown steady growth for Japan based label Sophnet. The brand has crept into more stores on both North American and European shores, surely part of the plan for Jun Co (who owns Sophnet, Uniform Experiment and F.C.R.B.).
The good news is that the Fall/Winter 2013/14 season is one of the strongest I’ve seen. Heavy on collaborations, the season features pieces designed in unison with Rocky Mountain Featherbed, Danner, Tricker’s, Spectus, Lee, FSF, Canada Goose and New Era. Stylistically the collection has a rugged modern vibe. The pieces look utilitarian without ever seeming too overwrought or overdesigned. Personal favorites for me are the vests, down jackets, and flannels but the whole thing is looking incredibly strong. While cooler weather may be months away, it might be wise to start saving for some investment pieces that you’ll get plenty of wear out of once fall hits.
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FACTOTUM (try saying that out loud three times) put out this lookbook for their Fall/Winter 2013/14 collection. The head designer Koji Udo is evidently a big fan of literary legend Charles Bukowski (to which he owes the brand name). Bukowski is also the source of inspiration for this collection. Bukowski’s book ‘Post Office’ informs this collection and there are visible elements from both American and British post office uniforms worked into the range. The key symbol for this is the bald eagle which finds itself on many of the pieces.
The simple styling makes this collection quite approachable without being boring. The outwear and knitwear pieces do steal the spotlight as the pants here tend to be quite minimal. There’s a mix of cropped jackets/bombers and longer cardigans/overcoats and even a few Budweiser-inspired flips. This lookbook definitely provides solid visual inspiration for those looking to stay stylishly low-key this fall. If you’re not familiar with the brand and like what you see here I recommend you go through their lookbook archives HERE
More looks after the jump.
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