Hiroshi Awai (above) has got a great thing going with his Canadian-based clothing line CREEP. It’s another prime example of the craft that occurs when you blend Japanese design sensibilities with the staples of American work wear, which have been all the rave as of late. Here is a sneak peak at what Hiroshi has in store for the masses later this year. Yeah, I know it’s not even February, but you know how this shit works. If you’re interested, you can see the list of stockists here stateside. Check out the looks below.
Brooks Brothers has really trying hard to revitalize their image. Putting together a fall collection encompassing pretty much everything that has been “cool” in the past 2 years or so, they introduce their fall 2011 look book aimed at the college crowd (or the crowd that graduates and then dresses like catalogs say college kids dress). As silly as some of the shots are, it’s actually very well done.
I woke up yesterday morning, got dressed, hopped on my scooter to go to work and your know what? I could already feel those crisp autumn mornings creeping up on us like Jason Voorhees. That means it’s time to start locking down those summer flings folks, or risk going through fall…or even winter…with chilly toes when you wake up.
It also means Penfield is back with another lookbook, only this time it was styled by a fellow blogger (and one of the freshest Dad’s I know), Uncle Skip over at Alex Grant. I’ve been trying to tell ya’ll for quite some time that Skip was going to be great in the menswear game
Here’s Penfield’s 2 cents on their upcoming collection.
This season’s collection of dynamic men’s and women’s outdoor apparel continues to symbolize the quality and heritage of Penfield’s early years, featuring a rich autumnal color palette of original 70’s color hues that further cement our overall philosophy of fusing fashion with function.
You guys already know how I feel about Penfield, so I’ll spare you the priase and get right to the photos, which were shot by F.E. Castleberry (UNABASHEDLY PREP) and also styled by Christine Mitchell (N’EAST STYLE). Two word: can’t wait.
Say hello to the Denim & Supply, the newest brand under the Ralph Lauren
Polo umbrella. Their debut Fall 2011 collection has just gone live, and it’s interesting to say the least. Being somewhat of a rare occurrence in fashion, that is, a staple brand that has seemed to have figured out a way to transcend, not only demographics, but generations, this newest flavor of RL doesn’t necessarily surprise us. Here is the uh…manifesto, straight from their page.
Denim & Supply was born out of the warehouse and artist communities of Brooklyn, New York – young painters, poets, musicians and visionaries working together to generate a creative spirit in the middle of the city. Denim & Supply captures the unique, effortless style of clothes that live and breathe individuality.
It’s sometihng rare or weathered thart you find along the way and feel connected to, instantly. Moody, eclectic and carefree, it’s the next generation of down-to-earth dressing.
This sounds like the perfect bait for trust fund hipsters, that is, a RRL stylings at Rugby prices. That isn’t to say that we’re not actually feeling some of the pieces from the collection, it’s just funny marketing. Check out some snippets from their Fall 2011 look book after the jump
You probably remember our post on the Warby Parker preview of their sunwear collaboration with Invisible Children. The surfing doesn’t seem to end, as they recently announced their sunwear collection, which is scheduled for availability later this month.
Warby Parker is a company with a pretty dope business model in the spirit of social entrepreneurship and conscious consumerism. Through partnerships with nonprofits, for every pair of specs you buy from them, they donate a pair to someone without the resources to get their vision game in order. They’ve just expanded their collection to sunglasses and the preview is pretty promising. Check out the shots below.
While these frames are a little more on the feminine side for my taste in particular, they’ll look damn good on some of my lady friends I know my homies won’t be disappointed once the full line is released. Oh, and btw, the Invisible Children shades are now available for purchase. As always, I’ll keep you all posted when the full line drops! Lets hope they make their way to some retail locations in Boston sometime soon…
I don’t know why I like toggles so much. Outside of the wintertime when you’re wearing gloves, they aren’t even that practical. Their just one of those details that ads character to a piece of clothing. Despite the fact that it’s looking like we’re going to get more snow dumped on us here in New England, spring is hopefully on the horizon. Wishful thinking, but whatever.
Rugby’s spring collection features a textured, grey and cream striped hoodie with a toggle fasten up top. Its made of 100% cotton and is a dope layering piece for those spring evenings when it can still get a little bit brick once the sun goes down. And no folks, its still not acceptable to go outside only wearing a t-shirt just because the temperature dougied above 40°.
it’ll cost you $128 smackaroos, but if you’re willing to cough up the dough you can get it here.
Before I continue any further, I will immediately address the rebuttals I am sure to receive from this slanderous post. Yes, I bet they are very comfortable. People have run marathons in them. This, I am aware of. I believe you when you say that all your foot ailments have been alleviated by their podiatrical magnificence. But guess what?
They still look dumb as all hell.
Fear not though, because those who have read from the gospel of Vibram can now look like tools all year round. The young company has just announced their Cervinia model, a “cold-weather lifestyle boot.”
When conventional pants are too much and the standard low-cut toe shoes are not enough, Vibram has answered your prayers by providing yuppies with a $160 boot that will undoubtedly look almost as dumb being word as the person looks taking money out of their wallet to buy them. Never again worry about your grandchildren dreading hearing the everyday war stories of their yuppie grandma or grandpa walking 15 miles barefoot in the snow, uphill both ways, to the local wine tasting. Did I mention the fact that the CEO called them “lifestyle boots” though? Not athletic footwear. Just some everyday boots to wear when it’s cold out. So I’m just supposed to slither my feet into some 10 inch boots with toes, give you $160 and then walk out of the store like life is peachy? Nah. Bringing these to market is an unforgivable sin. Yuppies, you know I love you all dearly, but there are better things to spend your money on. And the Kangaroo leather zip booties are not a viable alternative either.
What am I supposed to do with these? In the summer my skin gets extra dark too. White people would probably think I was walking around barefoot. And I know that’s part of the whole concept of these things, but I’m not about that life. There is just simply no country for these atrocious looking shoes and anyone who attempts to walk into my apartment onto my hardwood floors with anything variation of these things will be promptly Jazz-tossed back into my hallway.
Believe it or not, but the bag you carry all your crap around in says almost as much about you as the crap inside of the bag itself. And this might not come as good news to you, but there is really no country for that monogrammed L. L. Bean bag you got for Middle School graduation that you still carry around. And when your farthest destination is the coffee shop or your next class and not Mount Everest, how do you dodge one of those super intense outdoor backpacks with a million straps and reflectors? Don’t you worry, tyd.com has you covered.
The people behind Herschel Supply Co. have a great collection of backpacks and bags, all inspired by vintage American heritage but with modern shapes, fits, and fits. The details look high quality while remaining understated but are built to withstand weather and the years, giving you a dope balance of exactly what you need: style and function.
Our favorite piece is the Pop Quiz Bag. This backpack has everything you need including a front pocket organizer, waterproof zippers, and a padded internal sleeve for a laptop up to 15″ (a necessity nowadays if you ask us). It’s also got a media pocket with headphone port for your
iPod MP3 player. The fleece lined zip pocket for your Sunglasses is a great addition as well.
And in Herschel fashion, it’s got a synthetic leather bottom and the inside is fully lined with their custom fabric, making for a pretty dope looking finished piece. You can snag it for $65 off of their website and check out some of their other offering while you’re at it.
Our readers in New England have probably already noticed that the summer is on its way out, making room for the crispy fall weather to take over. A crocodile tear fell from our faces the other night when for the first time we wished we had brought a sweatshirt or light jacket out.Thankfully, fall wardrobes might be the most fun and versatile fits of the year.
We’ve been on a hunt for some fall footwear for a few months now, hopscotching between the Polo Ranger Boots and the Sperry Chukkas, but after our boy Skip over at Alex Grant broke these, the decision might be made
LL Bean, whose Signature line has turned most of their normal line into the neglected middle child, sent over a piece from their fall collection. The Maine Lodge Boot looks like the perfect fall boot. Skip says they are super comfortable, and by the looks of them they seem to tread the line between stylish and rugged just enough to pair ‘em with a nice pair of denim, ignore weather.com and enjoy life. If this is a sign of what the folks up in Maine have in store, we’ll be paying attention. For more shots of the Lodge Boot and the rest of the Alex Grant archive, go here