Wood Wood Converse update

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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.

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The New York Times does plaid

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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.

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Dr Martens x Yohji Yamamoto Y’s

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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.

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BBC x Rockin’ Jelly Bean

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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.

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Air Max Lite: Nike’s bastard child

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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.

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H&M does Comme des Garçons

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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.

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Schwipe Autumn Winter 2008

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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.

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Lad Musician A/W 08 highlights

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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.

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men.style.com suit you up

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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.

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David-David-David-Saunders

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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.

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More inner lumberjack at Hanon

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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.

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D.I.E A/W 08 collection

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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.

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