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Today marks the launch of a new feature on Third Looks called ‘LOOKS/LIES’. The concept came as a result of various discussions between my friend Jayne Lies and I.  We’ve teamed up on some projects in the past including the Verticals music video for Celestial Trax and we always found the experience rewarding and eye-opening. We decided to launch this feature together as a means of preserving a moment in time (through photographic snapshots) in a quick and fun interview format. This ongoing series will serve as a platform through which we can document each subject’s style , aura thoughts and experiences within our local communities and beyond.

To launch the feature, Lies took a few photos of myself as I had been looking for a way to share my personal style is at currently. Through the word association style  interview questions that she put together, you should also get to know where i’ve been and where my head is at now.

Check out the full feature after the jump

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Visvim hosted a showroom of sorts to present it’s Fall/Winter 2015 collection to press and buyers in town for New York Fashion Week. The serene space was a contrast to the hustle of other runway shows this week, and with no audible music, models or other distractions the attention fell upon what really mattered, the product itself.

Split between men’s and women’s each rack was separated by category, shirting, jackets , pants and accessories/shoes. One of the most exciting developments was the addition of MA-1 bomber jackets, some embroidered with flag details as seen below. Other field jackets were adorned with hand-illustrated graphics or embroidered patches. The footwear were mostly returning styles of boots and sneakers with the addition of a new minimal stan-smith inspired model. There’s definetly strong styles in here that are worthy additions for Visvim collections and the outerwear in particular represents a return to form in comparison to recent collections.

Find current season (SS15) items available now at SSENSE, Farfetch, and END Clothing.

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As per usual each season Visvim introduces their seasonal collection in the pages of Japanese men’s style mag SENSE. The spring/summer 2015 selection isn’t much of a departure from past collections although it does seem like Hirkoi wanted to bring a more casual approach this time around as seen in the graphic tees and some of the busier ‘vintage’ prints. Of particular note is the return of the townsend fishtail in an washed cotton and a striking red Nomad jacket. See both pieces after the jump and shop select items on the visvim webstore or retailers such as SSENSE, Farfetch and Barney’s.

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This new video from SSENSE imagines a squash match played in drapy Japanese menswear. Some of the designers making an appearance are from Yohji Yamamoto, Visvim, Kolor, Comme des Garcons Homme Plus, Johnlawrencesullivan. The use of slow-motion captures the volume, colors and movement of the garments in a way that a photoshoot couldn’t.

You can find all items in the video over at SSENSE

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I find that backpacks are the my favorite way to carry essential items from point A to B. If you’re looking for a new well designed pack, I’ve selected some of the best of the season below.

Acne Olov Backpack

Pretty much as minimal as you can get, this Acne backpack features extremely clean lines in shiny black nylon with minimal stitching. This will pretty much go with anything you want to wear and features a classic schoolbag shape.

$320 at Acne

Visvim 20L Ballistic nylon and canvas backpack

Visvim backpacks are famed for their design, durability and just how damn good they look. These recur season to season with slight revisions on the style popping up each year. This year’s edition comes in navy ballistic nylon with a robust suede bottom. Plenty of zippered pockets and padded back/shoulders will keep you comfortable. While the pricepoint is steep, rest assured that this is one of the best packs on the market.

$690 at Mr.Porter

Undercover Olive Drab Porter Edition Backpack 

Undercover re-vives it’s classic bag shape for Fall/Winter 2014 with a collaboration with Porter. The two signature two pocket design is now in standard Porter nylon along with some nice detailing : brass hardware, cowhide trim and tonal stitching. This edition of the pack shouldn’t be around for long so if you can’t scoop an older version online, this may be an excellent choice.

$675 at SSENSE

Master-Piece Surpass Backpack

Master-Piece makes some great packs that provide good value given the made in Japan quality. While plebes might get it mixed up with a Herschel, you’ll be the wiser. Cordura Nylon fabric and leather shoulder straps make this stand above the average pack.

$250 at East Dane

Marni Grey Felt and Leather Backpack 

If you’re feeling a bit too grown for a backpack, you may want to go with something a bit more luxe and low-key like this grey felt bag by Marni. A really pared down design that is mainly led by it’s materials. Grey felt wool and contrasting black leather panels. This backpack is job-interview approved.

£600  at Oki-Ni

Balenciaga Classic Traveller Backpack

Balenciaga outfits their Classic Traveller bacckpack  in forest green nylon with black leather accents. This is definetly at a luxury designer pricepoint so it isn’t for everyone, but it definetly would pair well with a clean techy wardrobe full of items from Dries, MMM, Jil Sander and Raf. While you may have to be part of the ruling class to afford this thing, those of you can who can pull it should be able to put together some great outfits using it.

$1,465 at Barney’s

 

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I’ve posted Whiz Limited Collections on here before and it continues to be one of my favorite Japanese labels. I’ve yet to own any pieces by them but from what I can tell spring/summer 2014 is another strong outing. The styling here elevates the straight-forward product into something more interesting (that Varsity above should be an early contender for varsity jacket of the year). I  appreciate the color palette in this collection and how the different pieces are mixed and matched. Nothing is too bright or attention-seeking on it’s own but worn together there’s definitely a unique cohesive vision presented.  I’m not sure if it’s intentional or not but I definetly see a lot of visvim in this line.

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The best part about the process of posting these style profiles is getting insight into someones style and getting to know them better as a person through that . I’ve known Lucas for some time now as a friend and it was cool to interview him for the site and hear more about how his style developed.

I hear a lot of my taller friends complain that it’s hard for them to find clothes that fit. At 6’7″ Lucas definitely stands out in a crowd but I admire how he was able to mix pieces from a variety of brands to create a personal aesthetic that represents his personality and interests well. I sat down with the homie to discuss where his style has been and where its going.

When did your interest in clothes start? What kind of stuff were you wearing back then?

I have always had an appreciation for clothes, but the turning point for me was the first time I went to the old Recon store on Eldritch Street. I was finally making enough  money to get some decent clothes. I stumbled across the store when the first Stash AF1 was releasing, and I was blown away by the product. The store manager was kind enough to educate me about the brand and the NY streetwear scene in general. This lead to finding out about Retail Mafia brands that were prevalent in the scene at the time. In particular I wore SSUR, Supreme and Alife tees and hoodies, Evisu jeans, Northface jackets, and Nikes.

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The good folks at Haven have put out their lookbook for the Fall/Winter 2013/14 season. In it you’ll find looks styled from pieces by Visvim, WTAPS, Needles, Engineered Garments and other brands stocked at the Canadian retailer. The looks exemplify casual layered looks that blend these varied brands into a cohesive practical outfits. See more after the jump or visit HAVEN.

Photography by Jan Micheal Stasiuk

 

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The Classroom shop is a Houston based men’s boutique and online retailer that carries brands including Our Legacy, Norse Projects, APC and Unis. Alan is one of the co-owner at the shop and Houston based photographer Brandon Mahler linked up with him to snap some images of his day to day outfits. Click through to see the entire set including pieces by Visvim, APC, Beams Plus and more.

Be sure to check Brandon’s Tumblr, more looks after the jump

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This preview of Visvim’s Fall/Winter 2013 doesn’t introduce many surprising new styles but it does show the ongoing evolution of brand staples. As is to be expected there’s ton of great outerwear:from the M-65 style Kilgore jacket to the Gore-Tex Valdez fur-lined parka. The FBTs return in some very solid colorways and there’s some Skagways to please the sneaker crowd. Honeyee always does an excellent job at capturing the detail in product shots. The cowichan sweater near the end is a testament to how seriously Hiroki takes product manufacturing. Make sure you click through to see all the pieces.

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