Spanish based Boris Bidjan Saberi is known for his raw industrial aesthetic. Often BBS garments undergo many unconventional treatments (he’s experiment with tar, transparent leather and even pig-blood-dyes for example) which set his pieces apart from most men’s brands. The ’11’ line is a more affordable, street-ready version of his trademark vision. The pieces are a standard mix of graphic t-shirts, hoodies, and accessories which come in at a much lower price-point than his mainline and made from hard-wearing durable materials like heavy denim and thick canvas.
Oki-Ni just posted a selection of the goods including a range of phone cases, duffles and backpacks that resulted from a collaboration with German technical fabric specialist Ortlieb. Those guys value utilitarianism in design will want to check out this accessories range in particular. The duffle is made with thick PVC and canvas that is both waterproof and durable. The mountain backpack features two internal pockets and has a padded back-piece and shoulder straps, for a comfortable and well ventilated fit .The ‘Safe It’ iPhone holder also crafted from waterproof PVC has one clear side, allowing the wearer to view their phone’s screen. The holder has a rolled Velcro closure and an adjustable lanyard that can be worn around the neck.
See the line after the jump
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Model: Alamantus at Elite
Grooming: Joshua Gibson at Sassoon
In the latest STYLED feature on Oki-Ni PORT Magazine online editor David Hellqvist puts together looks that combine formal tailoring and technical sportswear. As men’s fashion continues to develop in new directions, men are moving past sartorial rules of the past and combining disparate styles to create their own signiture looks. I strongly identify with the idea of ‘techno tailoring’ which David explains below.
Techno Tailoring is all about fusing the best of both worlds. Look at your life; there’s an element of formal strictness, whether you like it or not. You might subscribe to a casual lifestyle but no doubt you’ll need to dress up from time to time. Instead of hiding the crisp formal shirts and well-tailored coats, move them to the front of your wardrobe. Wear them with technologic sportswear. But the key is finding the balance; no-one dresses in stiff, formal and starched collars seven days a week, just as full-on outfits of innovative high performance gear only makes sense on athletes. Neither of them work as one-way versions of your everyday wardrobe. Techno Tailoring is about mixing sporty details with smart looks, about accessorising clever streetwear with well-made and qualitative bits of Savile Row aesthetic.
More images after the jump, view the entire shoppable feature on Oki-Ni.
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Raf Simons Archive Men’s Hooded Sleeveless Shirt From SS 02
Raf Simons Archive Men’s Contrast Panel Shirt From SS 07
Raf Simons Archive Men’s Oversized Hooded Jumper From AW 03/04 Collection
Raf Simons Archive Men’s Still Sweater From AW 03/04 Collection In Black.
Raf Simons Archive Men’s Oversized Coat From AW 01/02 Collection In Black.
Raf Simons Archive Men’s Cropped Raglan Jacket From SS 06 Collection In Black.
LN-CC has released a selection of items from their Raf Simons archive. The items date back to as early as 2001 and include many experimental designs that were created way ahead of the men’s fashion curve. I have selected some of my favorites from the archive to post here but the rest are available to view and purchase via LN-CC.
A$AP Rocky made a stop in London to promote the release of his new album LIVELONGA$AP. On the way he collaborated with Oki-Ni choosing a selection of items from Rick Owens, Kenzo, Paul Smith, Margiela and more. You can shop his selections directly online HERE.
This Undercover accessory has a 3D text ‘Fuck’ monogram reminiscent of Goyard and Pierre Hardy printed on textured poly vinyl. Subtly branded Undercover/Undercoverism in gold foil the one zipper compartment is sized to be appropriate for carrying day to day needs such as cards, bills folded notes, receipts, coins and keys. The colorway displayed above is ‘green’ but various accessories including wallets and tote bags with this same monogram can be found in an assortment of colors.
The wallet version is still available at Haven in Bordeax for $321 CDN.
This zip pouch is also available through Oki-Ni for £70.00 in the small size, or £120 for the medium.
Photos by Rocky Li
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.