Gar-De Leather Jackets

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With people like the Apprentice’s recently fired Kevin Shaw showing how leather jackets can look bad, it’s becoming more important to get a tailored jacket regardless of what material it’s made from. Gar-De are a New York design collective who aim to ‘reinvent the highest quality materials into innovative designs’. They chose leather for their debut collection and focused exclusively on it.

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Botanika environmentally friendly hooded coat

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Yesterday I posted about Pudel, the London label set up by Lina Österman, a Swedish Central Saint Martins graduate. Coincidentally, Hypebeast have recently found a nice coat designed by another CSM graduate – interstingly enough with the same biker influences as the Pudel zip sweater. Maybe ‘motorcycle jacket construction’ was a compulsory module or something.

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Still on the lookout for a summer jacket?

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If you haven’t decided what kind of summer jacket that you’ll be wearing, then Refinery29 have a comprehensive overview of eight different types of jacket. If you’re in England, then you may want to get these sooner rather than later, as the weather reporters are stating that it’s gonna be 17C and upwards from Tuesday.

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Pop Quiz: Which one of these jackets is Dior Homme?

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Answer: Neither. Although these leathers bear a striking resemblance to those that have featured in Dior Homme collections over the past couple of years, they are in fact the work of Black Scissors, leathercrafters from South Wales who are increasingly building a reputation for their custom tailoring.

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Surface To Air et Justice pour tous

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Electro darlings Justice have announced a collaborative effort with fellow Parisians Surface To Air, for their new clothing line ‘Justice for All’.

Clearly heavily influenced by Xavier de Ronay’s leather jacket fetish, 3 have been designed in a 150 piece run (including a rather nice biker jacket, fuelling the resurgence) along with 2 pairs of jeans.

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