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11 by Boris Bidjan Saberi is the Barcelona’s-based designer’s more accessible menswear line. It shares much of the same design DNA as the Saberi’ namesake mainline : monochrome color palette, distressed treatments and a heavy militaristic edge. A continual theme throughout the line are the badge patterns derived from military award ceremonies. The most exciting takeaway from this lookbook for me were the jackets. Looking forward to seeing more close-up images of the bomber jacket and the hooded raincoat. You can find select pieces from the collection already online at Antonioli.

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Under the Sophnet umbrella Uniform Experiment has been releasing novel twists on men’s classics since the brand’s inception. The Japanese label puts out a mix of both dressed up gear and more casual streetwear for their Fall/Winter 2014 collection. The looks found in the collection are blends military/sreetwear inspired looks with more tailored trousers and shirting. The simple styling really allows us to see the gear clearly, and emphasizes some of the more exciting pieces such as the above blazer/ma-1 hybrid. Look for the collection at END and Haven See the rest of the looks after the jump.

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We posted the collection video a few days back, now comes the full photo lookbook. Sophnet really slays this collection in all aspects: styling, presentation and the pieces themselves. Plenty of awesome looks here with the outerwear stealing the show in my opinion. A great varsity, vest and an awesome version of what appears to be a down filled parka. Sophnet continues to deliver in time for colder weather and I can’t wait to see or even grab some of these pieces myself. Don’t own any Soph right now but I figure that will change in the very near future. If you’re looking for a North American stockist, check Haven which should have a selection of FW14. Sophnet continues to hit that perfect balance of refined streetwear that so many brands are trying (and often failing) to reach.

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Japanese Label SOPHNET is more than 15 years in the game. In recent years SOPHNET have expanded their empire through it’s sister labels FCRB (a soccer-focused collaboration with Nike) and Uniform Experiment. In presenting it’s Fall/Winter 2014 video, the brand reaches back in time finding inspiration in 90’s music videos. Timed and set to break beats the clothes are secondary to the mood and feeling created through the strobe-like visuals. The gear that is visible tends to focus on the outerwear and accessory side of things. Expect items to begin dropping in retailers next month.

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C.E has gained a cult following after several strong seasons of graphic-based streetwear. Taking off-beat themes on their clothing has become a trademark and the brand continues to pull from everything from dytopian sci-fi novels to military replications and net-art style imagery. Without much announcement or fanfare, C.E dropped a small range of items from their Fall/Winter 2014 collection. Familar styles such as the ‘simulation shirt’ and the usual coaches jacket and t-shirts and crewnecks make their return. Prices seem to have also dropped a little bit compared to past seasons. Definitely curious to see how the rest of the collection shapes up.

Available now online at Cavempt.

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The fashion industry being stuck in it’s ways, we’re already getting peeks at Fall/Winter 2014 lookbooks. That being said, Japanese Mr.Olive really did a solid job of translating the classic film Serpico in this shoot and once again proves that Japan is doing America better than America. While the pieces don’t stray too far from the menswear status quo , the styling and presentation of this collection set it apart from the pack.

It’s a damn shame anytime fashion brands use cinema as inspiration and fall flat. While it’s unlikely that you’ll be able to find this brand readily on North American shores, the Mr.Olive collection will be available on ZOZOTOWN later this year.

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It’s strange how brands put out Fall/Winter lookbooks when it’s not even Summer in the northern hemisphere yet but I digress. Japanese label Talking About the Abstraction has definitely been on my radar as they have been consistently delivering strong lookbooks for several seasons now.

While the styling may not be for everyone, there’s definitely easy pieces here that I would even recommend to guys who are even more timid with their style. There’s certainly a lot of brands in Japan really killing the whole re-purposed vintage Americana thing but the approach this brand takes has a certain edge to it that is hard to pinpoint. I will say that few brands have put together the grungy art professor aesthetic better than seen here.  After the jump for all the looks.

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I’m happy to review the new Undercoverism FW14 lookbook for you guys. This collection comes off the Pyschocandy collection which was a monochromatic homage to the aesthetic of Jesus and the Mary Chain. For Fall/Winter 2014 Jun has selected a palette of muted earth tones and combined them with some patterns and more colorful prints/colors. The collection continues to define the evolution or ‘growing up’ of Undercover as a men’s brand.

Over the years UC has shed some of it’s more punk/streetwear roots and transitioned into a more straightforward collection of men’s staples with  subversive design elements sprinkled in throughout. This is a path that many of the OG Harajuku menswear brands have followed (WTAPS, Neighborhood and Visvim come to mind). For this collection the outerwear is the most exciting category. There’s some great coats and jackets in here , from the wool coats to signature UC updates takes on varsities and MA-1s.  The duck boots here also are a standout and I’m excited to see more photos of them in the coming weeks. Check the rest of the line after the jump and share your thoughts on the collection in the comments.

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KOMAKINO delivers more strong pieces for Fall/Winter 2014 with a collection inspired by industrial and electronic music. The usual brand signatures are here : graphic detailing, color-blocking and military themes. I first became interested in KOMAKINO after seeing their well-executed MA-1s at Opening Ceremony and have been tracking the brand since. I feel it’s a brand that actually rides the line between high fashion and streetwear quite well and in this regard it reminds me of Nom de Geurre (RIP).  The standout outerwear pieces this time around are the leather trench and MA-1 bomber. While I’m admittedly sick of fashion camo,  KOMAKINO did do a respectable job of remixing the German Army (Camo Flecktarn).

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Honeyee presents their take on the Fall/Winter 2014 Saint Laurent Paris collection by inviting  famed Japanese actor Tadanobu Asano to model. Asano has starred in films including  Ichi the Killer and Thor and is a household name in Japan. The best piece here is the leather rider, but Asano also pulls off the varsity and is in the 1% of human beings who can wear a white fur overcoat well. 

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