In September we told you about the multitude of special edition and collaborated Converse that were hitting shop shelves this A/W, here’s a quick update on my pick of the lot. The Wood Wood All Star, made from mono purple suede and brandishing Wood Wood logo on the tongue is now set for release state side tomorrow from DQM.
The NY Times is showing us the way in this season of plaid with their guide to 10 ways to wear -drum roll please- …plaid. I’m not sure there really are 10 ways but maybe 3 repeated and I’ll be honest it’ll take a brave man or a Scotsman to step out in some, if not all of these outfits- but you be the judge. Check out the guide here.
As you may be aware the original Air Sole is enjoying a resurgence in popularity. Dr Martens are back in fashion with a design that has changed little in over 60 years, though Yohji Yamamoto and his team of design wizards has tweaked the design classic with a special Y’s collection Calf High Biker Boot and 10 Eye Boot. Available in both black and blue- check out these icons of utilitarian style out after the jump.
Love him or lothe him, Pharrell Williams is a style force to be reckoned with, as is his clothing line Billionaire Boys Club. As part of their A/W 2008 line BBC has collaborated with the artist Rockin’ Jelly Bean on this pair of crew neck sweaters, available in white and grey and costing a recession ignoring $190 they are a really nice piece and a potential collectors item.
Though these have recieved great praise on other blogging sites, I’m inclined to say that these two Air Max Lites from the Fall/Winter collection kinda suck balls. Both colourways are horrendous and they both look like cheap knock offs you buy in the pub- which, if you didn’t know, is not a good look.
Major fashion retailer H&M has got together with Japanese fashion ninjas Commes des Garcons to bring you the latest in affordable fashion. H&M is not new to collaborating with the big wigs of fashion, their ’04 colab with Kaiser Karl Lagerfeld springs immediately to mind, so the new line of clothes has been eagerly awaited for months now and has sprung many an internet debate mostly focusing on the cost of the pieces which are to be expected to be on the pricey side for the rock bottom retailer H&M.
Australian streetwear (yeah i know, I thought it was all just surfing and BBQ’s too) brand Schwipe has released pics of their Autumn/Winter 2008 collection. With dark base colours and high contrast tongue in cheek graphics all the pieces look great and set the brand up to be really taken seriously in the street fashion world outside of Australia.
Lad Musician are clearly a brand willing to take some risks. For example, take their studded gloves (pictured above). Although it’s a look associated with people who wear new rock boots, it looks surprisingly wearable, although it would look better if it were just polka dots. The other risk is their inclusion of denim jackets.
If you are in need of something a little smarter and a lot more expensive than the Topman suit you bought for your court appearance then there is a guide to the coolest cool suits of A/W 08 over at men.style.com with this seasons theme being broad shoulders and wide legs, are we venturing back into the realm of shoulder pads? Sweet lord let us hope not.
Marcello Mastroianni, the celebrated actor and style icon has a new posthumous string to his bow being the inspiration for Robert Geller’s line of eye glasses from his A/W 08 collection.
With the V-neck takeover that happened last winter, this year looks to see a comeback for the good ol’ crew neck and one of the best is this Rykiel Homme jumper.
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Etnies has teamed up with Oi Polloi one of Manchester’s best boutiques and clothing brands to create some truly classic pieces of footwear. Well made from premium suede and leather and hand stitched together these casual kicks are quality as well as really bloody cool.
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David Saunders brings you the AW 08 collection for his label David David. The collection is high end yet accessible with some pieces drawing inspiration from contemporary sportswear while others having a more formal twist. All in all a well rounded collection of both mens and womenswear with a broad range of textiles from wool to satin creating items that would slot into anyone’s wardrobe with ease.
More of the Levi’s Vintage A/W 08 line has turned up at Hanon, and the more I see the more I like. As I mentioned in a previous post I have always thought that the Levi’s Vintage line as a whole was a little lacking but this year they are killing it with some awesome shirts and jackets to complement the denim back bone of the line.
Do you have thousands of pounds or dollars burning a hole in your pocket? Do you also feel it is time for a complete wardrobe change?
Brandish favourites D.I.E have recently sneaked out their A/W08 collection. Expanding on the pop culture theme, they’ve now included Andy Warhol amongst the influences for their tees. T-shirts aside, they’ve included shawl collars on check jackets, colour blocked jumpers and geometric print cardigans. View more of the collection after the jump.
With the sun constantly teasing us in the UK, it’s about time we started looking at Autumn/Winter collections. First up will be APC, who have a distinctly winter-sailor feeling, continuing on from their SS collection. They also surprisingly make Ugg-like boots look wearable. Check after the jump for more looks and accessories.
Don’t you hate it when something doesn’t fit into your overall look but you still like it? That’s how I feel about these Alife Everybody Mid Lux Tweed trainers. Part of Alie’s A/W 08 collection, these are the kind of trainer that makes you want to buy a few matching pieces just to accommodate it.
Fans of Sonia Rykiel Homme will be sad to hear that after it’s SS 09 collection, it will be no more. The reason for this is, despite running for two decades, they’ve never actually made money on their collection.