H&M their collaboration with Maison Martin Margiela on Novemember 15th. There was a great deal of controversy regarding the original announcement of this capsule collection given Margiela’s elusive brand history. It’s said that the products are expected to be re-issues of key archival menswear pieces.
“The collection is a series of re-editions, featuring Maison Martin Margiela garments from various seasons since menswear was introduced in 1998. Each garment will be labelled detailing the year and season of origin. The re-editions have been selected not only because of their importance in the history of the Maison, but so the H&M collection will comprise a full wardrobe for men. There are re-editions of coats, suits, denim, shirts, sweaters, shoes and accessories.”
When I showed my friend Tim the article he reminded me of a comment he had made on facebook on June 12th, shortly after the initial product announcement.
“It would be awesome if they did their own past products. A luxury brand that used to stand for anonymity and mystery – with its own “Replica” line (22, I think) – doing a “Replica” series of their own product with a company (H&M) synonymous with mass access/appeal/production, using their most hyped product line (collaborations). It would put a nail in the coffin of MMM brand’s past in a quintessentially Margiela manner: cerebral, pretentious, clever to a fault, and hilarious.”
Suffice to say , most my friends are fashion nerds. We will try to bring you a honest assesement of the line as it develops, though my personal gut feeling is that it will be disappointing as alot of MMM’s appeal is in the treatments, production processes and quality of the materials.
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via GQ UK
The 2012 London Olympics are in full swing and gaining momentum now that the track and field events have begun.
While not all of us are fortunate enough to be there to witness it live, Third Looks has sourced some men’s pieces that will be stylish for many Games to come.
Printed graphic decal on the back and the color hits on the zipper closure and arms ensure that this MA-1 stands out above the rest. For the less brave it also comes in black.
Facetasm is a brand that takes embellishments and wild styling to the next level and these flag shorts are no exception. With these long cotton shorts you can rep USA ’round your waist literally.
Adidas x Opening Ceremony Men’s Paisley Patchwork T-Shirt £90.00 at Opening Ceremony
Adidas teamed up with Opening Ceremony for these paneled paisley print pocket tees for the London Olympics that are guaranteed to get looks. See the rest of the collection at Oki-Ni.
What the medalists have been wearing on the podium for team USA. This windrunner jacket has practicality in mind as it effectively shields its wearer from the elements, keeping you warm dry and looking good.
A.P.C 1987 Print Sweat £115.00 at End Clothing
Vintage inspired basic crewneck from A.P.C. Save yourself the trouble of shopping endless thrift stores and just cop this brand new.
Supreme USA snapback.
These sold out quick but if you’re willing to drop some extra cash they can easily be found on reseller sites.
Nike Flyknit Trainer + and Nike Flyknit Racer Available at Footpatrol
Another staple on podiums this Olympic games, expect the flyknits to start poppin up on streets more reguarly in the very near future. Stay ahead of the crowd and cop now.
Maison Martin Margiela G.A.Ts in Gold Foil Repicla Sneaker £380 at Oki-Ni
These are GATS and are they are gold foil. Only get these if you are 100% sure you can pull em off. But if you can you deserve em.