This capsule collection of four pieces is set to land in July. Love the shape of the indigo jeans. More images are available at Selectism.
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The SILENT range directed by Damir Doma exactly the kind of collection I get excited about. The oversized silhouettes and daring vision is refreshing to see in mostly conservative mainline collections. Considering the quality and exclusivity you would be getting in purchasing some of this collection, the price is not rediculous and I genuinly want to own at least half of it. My highlights are the long-line hoodies, something which I think will explode into the mainstream of men’s fashion in the coming seasons what with the trend for longline cardigans (which I must say I dispise) becoming a bit of a hit on the high street. I really am a sucker for the carrot fit and I think when executed right, I think that you can wear them in a variety of materials. Whether tailored, a la Rick Owens, in denim or as joggers they are a complete winner.
This denim jacket from Cheap Monday typifies the brand. A good price, beautiful fit and little details which are just cool. The skulls on the buttons are awesome. Available from End Clothing.
This parka by Japanese brand Nonnative is beautiful. I love the almost funnel neck and the oversized fit, it’s the kind of piece that can work with so much which characterizes their collections. It is quite a price at £319, but If you can something similar for a more high street price, All Saints past few collections have included a lot of funnel necks and oversized silhouettes. They have a ‘vintage’ section on their website in which you can pick up previous seasons pieces for a lower price. This hooded crew is only £50.
This shirt by 1971 Reiss incorporates a trend which I have seen developing on the streets quite rapidly. They are available quite easily in vintage shops and look best when worn over sized, layered over a t-shirt so you can keep it undone with a boxy shape. The flannel gives it a bit of weight so for this transition from spring to summer, it’s a brilliant item for your wardrobe.
You can pre-order these limited edition polo shirts, dropping on the first week of May. The colours match with the team strip and it’s the classic Fred Perry polo silhouette. There are 8 different teams represented and you can view them all here.
The first trickles of the Raf Simons collaboration with Fred Perry for this season are now available at End Clothing. The collection is minimalist as in previous seasons, with this collection also featuring neon colours with pink and yellow polo shirts. My favorites of the collections always seem to be the cobalt blue pieces. Last summer it was those tailored shorts which were the stand out and this year the cobalt blue polo is my pick. It’s available here for £95
The Barcelona coach is the best dressed manager in any sport that I have ever seen. Everyone praised the sartorial elan of Jose when he wore that fantastic Armani coat a few years back, but the suits were never as fashionable as what I’ve been seeing Pep Guardiola dressing in on the touchlines. Slimly cut almost always with a crisp white shirt and a narrow tie, he is a walking advert of how the suit doesn’t need to be stuffy and also doesn’t need to make you look like you shop too much in the Topman skinny-cut section.
I’ve tried to find out whether they are off-the-peg. It was a long-shot and invariably it turns out they are bespoke, but if you look for the general cut, then you can find some good ready-to-wear out there. The thing so beautiful about these suits is that, unlike the Dior Homme and high street versions of the slim suit, the jacket is not cropped so retains the same masculinity and elegance of the traditional suit jacket just with a 21st century silhouette.
It’s the little touches that elevate him to a genuinely stylish man. Known to wear a pocket square matching the colour of his shirt and often matching the colour of his tie to his suit, it’s simple but effective and his use of v-necks and cardigans to is impeccable. He even has a beautiful mac for if it gets a bit chilly.
The mid season sales have started and one of my favorite things I’ve spotted is this amazing asymmetric long-line hoody. Reduced from £325 to £181 with a beautiful shape, and perfect for the spring to summer transition, all the sizes are still available so you have no excuses.
NYC skate-shop, Supreme’s collaboration with high-end designer Thom Browne became available on March 25th. Supreme have done countless collaborations in the past, mostly with sneakers, and Thom Browne has collaborated with Brooks Brothers and Moncler Gamme Bleu. There’s some stuff floating around on the internet that about Supreme buying the shirts in wholesale and branding them with Thom Browne having nothing to do with it, yet no-one seems to be able to name their sources and it would be strange for Supreme to clearly claim ‘Thom Browne worked with Supreme this season.’ Weird.
That aside, the shirts are amazing. I like the fact that the branding is placed on the shirt in a way that a Thom Browne customer wouldn’t ever be able to show due to the fact it would be tucked in, yet the streetwear orientated, Supreme customer would be able to show it off untucked.
The Pendleton X Opening Ceremony collaboration continues for for a second season and has started arriving in shops. The collection is heavy on traditional checks which are a tribute to Pendleton’s rich American Heritage. However, these classic patterns and materials have been put into a contemporary context with hooded shirts, varsity jackets and short suits which all catch the eye and the clashing checks and busy prints, styled against each other for the look-book work surprisingly well. This varsity jacket is maybe my favorite piece. The collection is available at End Clothing and Oki-Ni.
More look-book pictures after the jump.
The Pretty Green Black Label collection has launched, and it’s stated on their website that it is “based on classic British styling embodying Liam’s individualistic style, vision and exceptional attention to detail as well as his love of superior quality fabrics and cool contemporary design.” I’m not quite convinced, but this parka is pretty nice.
The cropped duffel coat is the perfect coat to transfer from spring to summer in. Made out of lightweight cotton, there are loads around a the moment. This one from All Saints is my pick. Topman have a stone coloured one outt for £60 which you can see here and Gloverall have a luxury duffel available at Hip Leeds. Easy to dress up or down, this update of a classic is a must have for your spring wardrobe.
Uniforms For The Dedicated is a Swedish brand which I’m absolutely loving at the moment. As a company they’re really interesting, not just focusing on clothing, but also art film and music. They have collaborated with Swedish singer Ram Di Dam doing the production on the song ‘A Play Of Nonsense’ which is available to view below. It’s an awesome song, and if you click here you can here various remixes.
The artwork section of their website is well worth checking out too. 1020 Trickery Lane is described as ‘The mischievous state of mind in collaboration with the adult world.’ You can view it here.
It is however their clothing which is their main prominence and their SS collection is amazing. It’s my favorite collection of trousers this season (apart from maybe Acne) and they range from slim fitting chinos to highwaisted carrot fit tailored versions. You can check out the whole range on their website, and U.K. stockists include ASOS and Urban Outfitters. My pick of the whole range though, is these pleat front trousers with a tapered ankle.
Trousers by Uniforms For The Dedicated. £105
This parka from YMC with it’s asymmetrical buttoning and wooden toggles is the perfect lightweight jacket for spring. It’s waxed so it’s waterproof and if you don’t fancy the beige colourway, then ASOS are stocking a navy version.