White Mountaineering and Adidas aren’t an obvious fit for a collaboration considering the fact that Y-3 already covers much of the space between techwear and sports. Despite this, designer Yosuke Aizawa’s is strong at fusing the history of Adidas with the progressive outdoors aesthetic of White Mountaineering. Gore-Tex fans will welcome the waterproof outerwear and more basic pieces that add new functionality (pockets , zippers et al) to the usual assortment of sweat material sportswear.
The footwear is a remixes classic adidas models with reengineered soles and performance-oriented materials. The spring/summer 2017 collection will be divided into two drops on February 26 and April 9 respectively at select adidas Originals retailers worldwide.
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There’s been a ton of Adidas Stan Smith collabs releasing over the past couple months but none of them struck me as much of these heaters. The premium suede upper meshes nicely with the remixed tongue and heel details. The colorways really play to the shoe’s strengths and ensure that these models will be highly sought after for some time to come. The shoe releases in navy/white and charcoal.
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Hong Kong based Milk Magazine highlights pieces from outerwear-focused label White Mountaineering in their December issue. Along with a mix of technical rainwear there is a heathy mix of shirting, accessories and items from other Japanese labels including Undercover and Bedwin & The Heartbreakers.
More images after the jump
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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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Dog-walking is the concept behind a new editorial from the latest issue of Nou Magazine with pieces from Giuliano Fujiwara, Prada, White Mountaineering and more.
Model: Reinaldo Berthoti
Photos: Daniel Rodrigues
Styling: Alba Melendo Garcia
Images via Fuckin Young. See them all after the jump
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Black WTAPS M-65 Cotton Jacket
Many iterations of M-65s come out each year but this seasons WTAPS version stands above most I’ve seen. The slubby washed cotton texture and modern fit make this a versatile addition to your wardrobe. Robust metal hardware and zippers and the leopard-print lining seal the deal.
$1140 at Tres Bien Shop
Acronym GT-J28 Gore-Tex Pro-Hardshell Interops Jacket
Stay dry in style with this 3-layer Gore-Tex hardshell. Ultralight construction with nine total pockets for all your daily carry items. Tons of technical details that you’ll be exploring for weeks after you purchase this piece.
950 EUR via Firmament-Berlin
Junya Watanabe Red Leather Pocket Jacket
While red jackets may not seem like the most wearable for many guys, this Junya piece makes it easy. Dark brown corduroy spread collar with a button-down closure down the front. Dark brown leather patch pocket at chest. Pair with a pair of trousers, khakis, an oxford or a knit. ‘Nuff said.
$490 via SSENSE
White Mountaineering Twill Corduroy Stadium Blouson
This White Mountaineering piece delivers ample twists on the traditional varsity jacket idea. The body is mostly corduroy and is contrast white horse leather sections and brown trim. If you’re in the market for a varsity this piece may well be worth a look.
$1040 via Haven
Tim Coppens Leather Detail Varsity Jacket in Camel
American designer Tim Coppens has been making waves with his unique brand of modernist design. The cut of this piece is just incredible; slim throughout and slightly cropped at the back. Features all over lamb leather detailing all over the cotton body. This piece is a perfect example of why Tim Coppens is a designer to watch.
£1359.00 via LN-CC
Undercover Down and Leather Jacket in Black
Down jackets are practical garments but often hit or miss in appearance. The execution on this Undercover jacket is intricate to say the least. The body is crafted from matte polyester, with a quilted finish, whilst the yoke and sleeves have been made from hardwearing thick leather. The subtle collar is shearling trimmed to keep you warm in any weather. Zips on the sleeves and two inner pockets ensure that you can wear this UC piece the way you want.
£1345 via Oki-Ni
GRIND Magazine presents the White Mountaineering FW12 collection in this recent editorial. I’ve kept an eye on White Mountaineering since their first collection and while I feel the direction of the brand has been a bit print heavy this editorial does a great job of capturing a rustic palette that is appropriately layered for the changing season.
Some of this season’s items are available now through Oki-Ni.
With it’s sophisticated take on modern street and tech wear, Haven is without a doubt one of the best menswear retailers in my homeland of Canada. In their forth video lookbook, Haven presents some of it’s Fall/winter offerings from Sophnet, Stone Island, wings+horns, Ten C, Stone Island, and White Mountaineering. The video called ‘Supernatural’ is shot against of the natural splendors of the Canadian west coast.
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