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The Seoul based contemporary label Liful releases their Fall/Winter 2014 editorial entitled ‘minimal day’. The clean looks presented feature the brands outerwear pieces prominently, featuring a muted color palette of grey, burgundy and gold. The line’s pieces cover most menswear essentials at a reasonable price point. You can shop the items direct through their webshop or on the Hypebeast store.

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Menswear label SECOND/LAYER brightens up it’s gothninja fundamentals with this striking LA based editorial. The shoot captures the freedom of west coast of living and is smartly styled using pieces from H.Lorenzo Fall/Winter brand line-up which includes the likes of Undercover, Haider Ackermann and COMME des GARCONS Homme Plus. I really liked the feel of this editorial and how it modernizes the trademark elements of skate culture, grung and punk-rock in a relatable setting.

Photography: Adam Katz Sinding
Model: Xathan Stewart
Styling & Art Direction: SECOND/LAYER

See the rest of the shoot after the jump

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I’ve loved much of what The Soloist has put out since the brand first began 10 seasons ago. It’s clear now that the brand’s DNA is a significant evolution from Takahiro’s previous brand Number (N)ine. Unfortunately it’s always been a challenge to find the really great pieces from the collection outside of Japan. The retailers that do carry it in North America have a tendency to play it safe and avoid the really interesting pieces which are the core of what makes The Soloist one of the most original labels out. I’m glad to see HAVEN really did their thing this time around with this Fall/Winter buy.

The item that stands out to me the most is the above Rough Out Work Military Jacket which is basically an ill sheepskin version of the M-65.  This stands out to me as one of the best outerwear pieces of the season and a definite grail despite the almost $4000 pricetag. The rest of the buy strikes a nice balance too between statement pieces and core staples. The below waffle hoody has a great texture and color and should work nicely with alot of brands. The MA-1 is another twist on the bomber which the brand has executed in the past.

Browse the entire collection over at HAVEN.


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Slam Jam Socialism is a stalwart online shop which has been peddling upper echelon streetwear for many years now. The Italian based retailers shot one of the best store editorials of the season with ‘In the Cold Night’. Well styled and shot against moody dimly-lit backdrops, the shoot include pieces from Sacai, Roundel London, Acne, HBA, Uniform Experiment, OAMC, Cav Empt, Fuct SSDD, Luker by Neighborhood, Junya Watanabe. See all the photos after the jump

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Berlin based menswear purveyors Soto released a short lookbook using essentials from the FW14 Raf Simons collection. The colorful shoot captures pieces from the season in motion including the khaki trench which is my favorite item from Raf in some time.

Shop the collection at Soto and click through for more images

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Japanese web magazine Honeyee put together a little editorial featuring pieces from C.E’s Fall/Winter 2014 collection. The site recently began it’s own webstore ‘Just like Honeyee‘ which stocks a mix of brands from Undercover to Uniform Experiment and Jam Home Made.

The editorial shows off the heavy graphical elements found in the recent collection and runs the gamut from pants to hoodies , jackets and accessories. More after the jump. If you’re looking to cop C.E you can pickup some of the pieces internationally through Oki-Ni.

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Nepenthes puts together an outdoor themed editorial styled with key items from a wide range of Fall/Winter 2014 collections. The photo set features its own collaborations with George Cox as well as pieces from NEEDLES, Engineered Garments, Sonic Lab and Sasquatchfabrix. Head over the Nepenthes site to get more information about availability and stockists.

See the full editorial after the jump

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Japanese menswear specialists Beauty & Youth serves up a timely Fall/Winter 2014 lookbook entitled ‘Find your Outerwear’. True to it’s name of the images focus around key jackets and coats from the range. The styling is well executed with a laid back nondescript feel. If you’re ready to step up from A.P.C wearing masses Beauty & Youth features a wide enough product assortment that you should be able to find things that work with what you own. Some of the most interesting items are the suede motorcyclce jacket and the collaborative Canada Goose Parka more after the jump or head over to zozotown to shop the current season. 

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NEPENTHES has had a great track record with their editorials and they keep the streak going with this Fall/Winter 2014 editorial ‘Merkmal’. As always their aesthetic is carefully crafted and harmoniously blends together their family. The shoot directed by Keita Izuka incorporates the Engineered Garments, Needles, Sonic Lab and South2 West8.  Check out more images from the editorial and see it paired with sound over on the NEPENTHES blog.

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North Face Purple label is the sartorial equivalent of those elusive Japanese Green tea or Red Bean Kit-Kats. While North Face’s reputation in the states is mainly based on it’s ability to deliver functional garments in a variety of challenging environmental  conditions, Purple label is it’s more exclusive and refined sister label.

As in the past few lookbooks, the collection is presented with format with looks for both genders that are consistently on point. I also have to note that the model in this is a dime and a far cry from countless basic bitch still rocking those North Face fleeces with UGGs. The garments themselves are mostly navy, tan or olive and in terms of the men’s pieces there’s a great variety of things here. From what looks to be a gore-tex fur-lined hooded parka to an easy grey crewneck/suitpant combination. The mix of proportions and textures really give some solid inspiration for how to dress for colder days ahead. See all the looks after the jump and hit nanamica to cop.

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