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Coveted is a regular feature where I introduce rare pieces that I own or come across.

This Undercover/Undercoverism unisex leather bag has a design inspired by “Perfecto” style leather rider jackets. It comes in a fantastic buttery calf-leather and is lined with maroon corduroy and cupro. A rare accessory from the FW08 collection ‘Unreal Real Clothes’. This particular bag originally came in brown leather but was professionally re-colored black.

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Jun Takahashi has gone so many directions with the Undercover brand over the years. After a somewhat lackluster SS11 ‘Underman’ season Jun has been in top form. While I definitely enjoyed the styling found in the SS2012 lookbook for the ‘Open Strings’ collection I feel the styling and backdrop found in this editorial for Non-No is pretty much perfect. I look forward to seeing more detailed shots of some of the items below, particuarly the polka dot shirt, plaid blazer and leather riders jacket.

If the above images weren’t enough for you, check out this 12 minute video that showcases the collection for both men and women.

openstrings-12SS- from UNDERCOVER on Vimeo.

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Man about Town is one of my favorite men’s magazines on the market. It’s released quarterly and I treat it more like a collectable coffee table book than a magazine. It’s not filled with fluff or advertisements like much of what is out there. Instead the magazine instead pushes a tasteful cosmopolitan view of art , fashion, and music. This editorial Viper Boys is shot by Richard Bush and has a mood that’s simultaneously modern and nostalgic. Theres a certain romantic sadness captured that really resonates better on the printed than our day to day lives. Nevertheless the great photography is combined by excellent styling including pieces from Jil Sander, Noah, and Victor & Rolf Monsieur.

Credits

Richard Bush – Photographer
Cole Mohr – Model
Eliza Cummings – Model
Ash Stymest – Model
Max Barreau – Model

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One of my favorite editorials from Arena Homme Plus. This shoot is well styled and features some killer pieces : Givecnhy leggings & hoodcoat, Raf Simons Cape, and one of the Raf Simons Oversized MA-1 Bomber jackets.

Photographer Alasdair McLellan / Styling Panos Yiapanis / Models Joey Kirchner, Simon Nessman, Ryan Bertroche

For more scans of this editorial visit COUTE QUE COUTE

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I’ve been rocking and admiring Supreme since around 2006. I really respect the brands development because I feel as it has grown with me without ever losing touch with what its core identity is. There are always a few items in each collection that I can identify with and be excited to purchase and wear and FW2011 is no exception. The preview dropped earlier today and I’m going to highlight a few of my favorite items from the collection.

Prints

Supreme always incorporates a few key prints into each of its collections. This time around they did a really great Paisley print hoody. The only thing I can’t decide is Maroon or Navy. While some say this pattern is a little busy I personally just love it.

Supreme featured two colorways of a Liberty print t-shirt in SS11 and now they are back with two more. Not sure if I’ll scoop this up but considering that I love the shirt I got from last season ; never say never.

Tops

Love Hennessy. Drink Hennessy. This obvious Mobb Deep nod and return of the Hennessy design is a must buy for me. The Miners jacket has some nice details and the quality looks quite good. Navy would be in my pick in this design.

Accesories

Good gloves are hard to come by. These fingerless gloves continue the design from last season sans fingers. I own the navy gloves from the past season and would love to pickup another pair in the grey or royal blue.

I’m a sucker for the kitschy collaborations and collectables Supreme makes. The highlights in that category this time are the dice and the FUCK carpet. The rug once again is made by Gallery 1950 and while not as great as their previous Fuck Em collaboration, I’m sure I would regret NOT getting this decorative item.

I will be sure to make continual updates as this stuff hits the shelves at Supreme New York. In closing a couple footnotes.

Shook Ones Pt.II about 85% of the reason I want that Hennessy jump-off so bad and a certified hip-hop classic.

We Fly High

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