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The M-51 Fishtail is a classic military garment that’s been co-opted by various subcultures over the years. It’s no surprise then that Undercover once again referenced it for their Spring/Summer 2021 collection.  It comes with a removable quilted liner as well as zip off sleeves that can make the piece suitable to wear in warmer conditions.

Available at Farfetch.

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When it comes to finding a comfy slipper to wear in the house, these Undercover joints are a stand out. An alternative to the usual slides and slippers, these are crafted a cotton bouclé-style knit that lines the interior and exterior of the shoe. A clean black look with a graphic branded logo at the sole exemplify how this is a good pickup for the UC fan that has everything already.

Available at HBX.

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Undercover turned thirty this year and it celebrated with collaborative pieces with five of their closest friends. The occasion gave the brand a chance to reflect on its history as well to look forward to another decade of making noise.

The FW2021 isn’t revolutionary as you’ll see the opt repeated Undercover formula : thoughtful color palettes, screen-printed outerwear and shapes and garments that still reflect the brand’s punk origins. It’s hard to say why this collection is so well done but it lies in the fact that the pieces will reveal that they’re Undercover without needing to scream it. Bombers, leather, hoodies, jeans, and parkas, it’s all here in spades and Fall/Winter 2021 collection is centered around garments you can wear everyday. There’s some inclusion of collaborations including jackets done in tandem with east pak and high-top dunk via way of Undercover.

Explore the collection on the UC site and look for it to drop at stockists including SSENSE in the coming weeks.

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Undercover is turning 30 this year and to celebrate the anniversary, designer Jun Takahashi has turned to some of his long-time friends in the Tokyo fashion scene. A list of legendary brands have signed up to offer their take on UC’s signature hybrid style with a series of leather sleeve down jackets with various mixed materials and detailing. Created in partnership with peers sacai, Kolor, Fragment design, TheSoloist and N.Hoolywood. The jackets all take a different tact to exploring the same style of garment. Sacai designer Chitose Abi gives her take on the trademark garment by bringing in elements of a knit riders jacket. Abe’s husband Junichi infuses elements of his brand Kolor’s style with a bright neon rendition. My favorite is the TAKAHIROMIYASHITA TheSoloist collaboration which adds insane looking goggles and gloves to the piece.  N.HOOLYWOOD extends the length of the down jacket into with a parka-like body and hood. Fragment’s design is understandably understated with just a simple fragment logo hit on the back.

These should only be available directly through Undercover and they’ve posted some purchase information their website. The price range for these items range from  ¥140,000 JPY (approximately $1,356 USD) to ¥240,000 JPY (approximately $2,325 USD). If you’re looking for other current season Undercover items, take a look at stockists like SSENSE , Selfridges and Luisviaroma.

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Jun Takahashi’s Undercover once again turns to film for inspiration, this time adopting images from Akira Kurosawa’s 1957 interpretation of Macbeth – Throne of Blood. This down puffer jacket was first spotted in Undercover’s AW20 collection  on the runway and is now available at select retailers . It’s shaped from durable ripstop filled with warm down and printed with stills of protagonists Taketoki and Asaji Washizu to either side. Printed graphics outerwear have always been one of Undercover’s high points and this down jacket is no exception. you can find it over on Matchesfashion.

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Finding the right hat for running and the approaching spring weather proves more difficult than you’d imagine. Luckily Gyakusou has released one of the best hats of the season, utilizing ripstop material and a mesh back design. Engineered for performance, this ‘NRG Tailwind’ cap is made from lightweight, breathable ripstop with mesh panels for optimized airflow. Using colors from the season, this item drops alongside other notable items including the Zoom Pegasus Turbo mesh sneakers.

Shop the collection at Mr.Porter and Nike.

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New from Undercover’s FW18 “Order/Disorder” offerings are these Polartec equipped fleece items. The graphics continue the 2001 Space Odyssey theme that’s prevalent throughout the collections.  Among the items available are hoodies, overcoats  and pants featuring nylon paneling a typography. A subtle and utilitarian option for the winter makes these items an easy pickup.  For other Undercover releases this season look to stockists including SSENSE.

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Huiben Shop first launched in 2017  with an emphasis on curating rare archival designer products. The online-based retailer has just launched a collection of over 80 items from Undercover’s storied history. The pieces date back all the way to 1999 and hardcore fans of UC will recognize many of the the iconic products selected.  The selection includes memorable grails including the Young Martyr printed Gore-Tex Parka and distressed 85 Denim from the “Arts and Crafts” collection. To accompany the product drop, Huiben has also put together a full feature which reflects on some of Jun Takahashi’s most iconic collections to date and includes stylized looks featuring products from four of UC’s best collections :

Pyschocandy SS14

Anatomicouture AW13

Earmuff Maniac AW09

AW07

Scab SS03

The retrospective that Huiben crafted for the sale is a worthy celebration of what designer Jun Takahashi has achieved in his years at the helm of Undercover. Just browsing through the selection of items, the influence and creativity of Undercover’s legacy is felt.  See more images from the sale below and visit Huiben Shop ASAP as these rare pieces are sure to move quickly.

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The “order-disorder” collection from Undercover is based around imagery from Stanley Kubricks masterpiece 2001 : A Spade Odyssey. I introduced the showstopping down jacket from the collection earlier. Some of the other impeccably tailored garments utilize other scenes from the movie for inspiration.  HBX has created an editorial around these pieces which include the Last Supper T-shirt, Astronautics Agency Crewneck, HAL Bomber Jacket and White Monolith Raincoat. You can shop the featured items directly on their webshop.

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First shown at Pitto Uomo the FW18 Undercover collection is all based around the classic Stanley Kubrick film 2001 A Space Odyssey. In particular many of the pieces focus around the HAL supercomputer that stars as the main villain of the film . A standout piece from the collection is this insane down jacket that has a helmet hood design complete with a see-through visor.  Other details include raglan shoulders, syncopated contrast white panelling, “Undercover Astronautics Agency” emblem patch,  and a “HAL9000” reference patch from Space Odyssey, side zipped pockets, interior mesh pouch, zipped phone pocket at sleeve, cuff straps, straight hem, tonal stitching. While the jacket is not cheap retailing at $3,723 USD it’s already moving quickly on H Lorenzo’s store shelves. 

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