Posts Tagged ‘A/W 2008’

Footwear

Wood Wood Converse update

By Jonathan Smith on December 4th, 2008

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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. This release was originally slated for October but better late than never I say! Hopefully this will be made available in the UK soon also so If I see one, you’ll be the first to know.

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Trends

The New York Times does plaid

By Jonathan Smith on November 19th, 2008

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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.



Designer Spotlight, Footwear

Dr Martens x Yohji Yamamoto Y’s

By Jonathan Smith on November 19th, 2008

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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.

[Image: High Snobiety]

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knitwear

BBC x Rockin’ Jelly Bean

By Jonathan Smith on November 18th, 2008

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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.



Footwear

Air Max Lite: Nike’s bastard child

By Jonathan Smith on October 15th, 2008

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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.

Thinking about it the whole Air Max Lite line has been a constant disappointment to me and seeing as they have on the whole been ignored by collectors (possibly due to the fact that they lack any exclusivity what so ever) are a disappointment to everyone else. An unstoppably stream of terrible colourways and printed designs has left the whole AML line with only a few viable options in the blander colours. Does anyone actually like the bastard child of the Air Max range? Answers on a postcard to isabelle at shinymedia.com.

If you were interested, and I kind of hope you’re not, then both these colourwas are available now from select (but probably not that select) Nike retailers.

[Source: hypebeast.com]



Clothing, Heroes and Celebrities

H&M does Comme des Garçons

By Jonathan Smith on October 1st, 2008

comme-des-garcons-hm-mens-4.jpgMajor fashion retailer H&M has got together with Japanese fashion ninjas Comme des Garçons 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.

Personally I fear that the prices and the clothes themselves may fall into a no man’s land between the thrifty ubiquity of H&M’s standard line and the high level exclusivity of Comme des Garçon’s, both end’s of the scale cancelling each other out landing the line in a chasm of mediocrity… though, *pause for effect* only time will tell…

Jump through for my menswear highlights of the collection available at select stores worldwide from the 13th of November.

[Source: Nitrolicious]

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Clothing

Schwipe Autumn Winter 2008

By Jonathan Smith on October 1st, 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.

Check out more pics after the jump.

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Accessories, Clothing, Coats & Jackets, Designer Spotlight, Trends

Lad Musician A/W 08 highlights

By admin on September 12th, 2008

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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.

These jackets are risky not because no-one is wearing. It’s risky because everything who is wears them horrifically, matching them to their denim jeans and looking like rejects from a Bruce Springsteen lookalike competition. I’m not about to call it a comeback, but denim jackets might just be a viable alternative for people looking to change it up from bombers and trench coats. Lad Musician is available from blackbird and the site’s webshop.



Clothing, Designer Spotlight, Suits & Tailoring, Trends

men.style.com suit you up

By Jonathan Smith on August 27th, 2008

00001fff.jpgIf 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.

I’m a massive advocate of the slimmer cut suit so this is perhaps not the guide for me but I’d say if you’ve got the money then these are a safe bet. Check the full selection out here and jump through to see my 3 favorites.

[Images: Alexei Hay]

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Accessories, Heroes and Celebrities, sunglasses

Posthumously cool with Robert Geller and Marcello Mastroianni

By Jonathan Smith on August 27th, 2008

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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.

Being cool is no easy feat so give yourself a leg up the ladder of style with eye wear usually reserved only for dead Italian actors, but be quick because by the looks of things they are almost entirely pre-ordered up. Available for pre-order over at Blackbird.

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Clothing, knitwear

Rykiel Homme kiss jumper

By admin on August 19th, 2008

rykielhomme.jpgWith 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.

It’s rare to see an oversized graphic jumper look understated, but RH have managed just that. Due to the relatively sombre colours of the design, it manages not to look too OTT whilst remaining eye catching. For a sweater £199.50 is a little steep, but it does make for a great statement piece so it would be worth the investment.



Footwear

Etnies Plus X Oi Polloi

By Jonathan Smith on August 15th, 2008

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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.

The line will be available from Etnies Plus stores and presumably Oi Polloi.

Check out more images after the jump.

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Clothing, Designer Spotlight

David-David-David-Saunders

By Jonathan Smith on August 15th, 2008

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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.

The collection will be available from Dover Street Market as well as other retailers worldwide.

Check out highlights of the menswear collection after the jump.

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Clothing, Jeans & Trousers

More inner lumberjack at Hanon

By Jonathan Smith on August 14th, 2008

LESH1DE-01.jpgMore 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.

Jump through to see the highlights of what has dropped at Hanon, and click the picture (left) to see full size.

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Clothing, Outfit picks, Trends

Want all the gear, but have no idea?

By Jonathan Smith on August 11th, 2008

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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? But do you have no clue about what’s hot or not in the fast paced world of fashion? Well then it’s your lucky day because those bloody helpful chaps over at men.style.com have gotten “14 of menswear’s top tastemakers [to] name their favourite pieces of the season”. As if this wasn’t enough I’m here on hand naming my top 3 picks from the list, so click through on the jump to see how badly I lack any imagination.

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