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.
File these under things I had absolutely ZERO chance of receiving as a gift on Christmas.
Norse Projects teamed up with Swedish glove manufacturer Hestra for the dopest gloves I’ve seen all season. The Iver Gloves feature a yellow deerskin leather outer with a removable fleece lining. The upper portion of the outer lining is in a contrast brown leather with a Norse patch and fastens with riveted button snap closure. But for $130, no wonder no one got them for me. Check out some close ups below.
Two things I should come clean with right away. First is that I’ve been on a rampage when it comes to collaborations of any sort. Anytime there’s an opportunity to talk about two names or brands with an ‘x’ in the middle of them, I jump on it like a loose football on the 5 yard line. Yes, I’m probably “hypebeasting” but I don’t give a shit. Second is that I’ve concluded that boots are the greatest genre of footwear ever. Versatile, practical (especially when you live in New England), and all around swaggy.
What we have here are a pair from a joint collection by New England-based footwear provider Rockport and the U.K. outwear legends Barbour. While I haven’t ever owned a pair, I’ve heard Rockports are some of the most comfortable everyday shoes you can slip your ten little piggies into. Combine that with the refined weatherproof stylings Barbour is known for and you have a winner. These cap-toe boots feature the adiPrene insoles people love about Rockport’s surrounded by a blend of suede leather and waxed canvas uppers, all stitched together to bring you a shoe that I’m hoping winds up under my Christmas tree in a few weeks. They’ll run you about $275…if you can find them. Limited Edition joints like these tend to be very very #rare (Lil B voice).
If I ever need a visual in order to gauge how much of a yuppie I’ve become, I can look no farther than my current shoe collection. It isn’t what it always was. Once upon a time in a magical kingdom known as college, I had an extensive collection of athletic shoes; most of which would never see athletic activity, all of which triggered arguments if stepped on or scuffed. Dozens and dozens of pairs of Nikes, all in their respective boxes, were stacked neatly in my closet for admiration by the girls I would invite back to my room. Of course, none of them ever quite had a spare a shit to lend about how many sneakers I had in my dorm room. By senior year I had realized I was more likely to work a desk job than be a rapper and I gave most of them away.
These are some of the shoes I own today. I think I’ve come a long way. A few of my favorites are missing, but whatever.
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.
Not that my opinion matters, but i think 5 panel caps are pretty dope. This one is no exception. Made from 55% wool and 45% cotton, this might be the perfect hat to help you float through the fall (which is right around the corner). Made in the USA too. Get it straight from Norse.
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 haven’t been to California yet, and it’s a damn shame. The truth is I’m scared I’ll go and I’ll never want to come back to the East Coast. As more and more of my brethren move out to the West, the incentive is definitely simmering in the pot, but for now I might live vicariously through these threads.
Spotted at big homie Skip’s blog, here we have a special collection from K-Swiss crafted by Brendon Babenzien, creative director for Supreme. Only available at three shops, this line draws its influences from 70′s collegiate running fits with some contemporary flair sprinkled in the mix. Peep game below.
You can view the whole collection here at Union. And def check out Skip’s blog, Alexander Grant, tell him Millsy sent ya.