Posts Tagged ‘ss09’

knitwear, Trends

Smith’s hot summer tip!

By Jonathan Smith on April 3rd, 2009

Right I found it really tough to come up with something to suggest as my hot tip for the summer because my wardrobe changes very little for the summer months I simply wear less of it, so in that vein I’ve gone for AW09 favorite- the cable / heavy weight knit wear.

If you, like me, have stocked up on this stuff through the cooler months there is no need to moth ball it for the warmer ones, yes when layered wool is hot as hell but if you throw this over a vest or a t-shirt and shorts then it breathes enough to keep you cool in the day time but holds it’s warmth to keep the chill off when the sun finally sets. Luckily for those who have been staying clear of the knitwear the last few season -though I’m not sure why you would have- picking up a few pieces doesn’t have to break the bank, the featured piece below from Topman comes in at a cool £40, so you have no excuse.

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Clothing, Designer Spotlight, Trends

Love the Look: J.W Anderson S/S 2009 Look-book

By Will Reid on February 24th, 2009

jw9.jpgJ.W Anderson is a fringe designer who is fast-becoming one of the edgiest and coolest designers on the menswear scene. His Spring/Summer 2009 look-book is styled around themes of religion and from the title, ‘An Eye for an Eye,’ to the rosary beads and ornate headdresses, his theme is strong and bold. The look-book is full of subtle allusions to places of prayer; the smoky incense of Catholic churches to the opulent prayer mats of mosques.

The look above is second last in the look-book and please enlighten me (pardon the pun!) as to how you couldn’t like this shot. The intensity of the model’s stare and the contrast of plain shorts and extravagant crown works to create an utterly brilliant look.



Designer Spotlight

Raf Simons x Fred Perry – more 80′s than Betamax porn

By Jonathan Smith on January 13th, 2009

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Raf Simons is back once again with mod father Fred Perry to bring their SS09 collab. Moving away from the monotone of previous seasons these power houses of style are moving into the exciting unknown with a vibrant colour palette taking it’s inspiration from West African culture.

The range consists of 25 pieces some of which are reworkings of Fred Perry classics such as the polo shirt augmented with new weaves and knits. New comers to the line include slipon, tassle loafers in both navy blue and burnt red and a slim fit harrington jacket in regal blue.

Jump through for some more images.

[Source this.hearts.on.fire]

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Footwear

Futura x Clarks Wallabee

By Jonathan Smith on January 12th, 2009

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Futura is one of the worlds most prolific graffiti artists up to his eyeballs in collaborations and creating new designs for his own label Futura Laboratories. Now the man from UNKLE is hitting up the mainstream with his latest collab with British childhood favorites Clarks. Futura has added his own trademark touch to the iconic Wallabee, painting and tagging the canvas upper of this streetwear monolith creating something that the hip hoppers and street boppers (what?) are going to be stumbling over their Levi’s Vintage to get their hands on.

As a small side note this move is once more highlighting Clarks transition from outdated cobblers for the very young or very old to a fashion force to be reckoned with. Good game Clarks, very good game.

Keep and eye out this spring for these hitting stores near you and jump through to have a gander at further images.

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Trends

men.style.com 2009 Fashion Forecast

By Jonathan Smith on January 8th, 2009

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men.style.com have posted their fashion forecast for 2009 and it looks like we will be wearing floral print with holes in our shoes this year. As forecasts go I think it’s a little hit and miss, yes plaid is here to stay and mismatching suit jacket/pants seem to be pretty hot right now but I can’t see myself in a pair of perforated winkle pickers I’m afraid.

Check out the whole run down here.



Accessories, Video

Video: Band of Outsiders x Sperry

By Jonathan Smith on January 5th, 2009

As videos go this one is kinda dull. There are no explosions, guns or tits nor is there a girl satisfying a horse/dog/herself (delete as applicable) so it’s doubtful that this is the kind of fodder we would usually ogle on our TVs or behind our bedroom’s locked door. However there are shoes, lots of lovely shoes. The video is from Band of Outsiders and showcases their collabo with Sperry bringing some awesome deck shoes for the coming season.

Hit play to see what to look out for in the coming months.



Coats & Jackets, Designer Spotlight

Peter Jensen x Fred Perry

By Jonathan Smith on December 3rd, 2008

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For a third season Danish designer Peter Jensen and British label Fred Perry are working together on an old staple; the Harrington jacket. Coming in red, black and a very current gingham Jensen is up to standard in his attention to detail with the classic jacket receiving a super-sizing to the pockets and laurel.

The jackets will be available from next year as part of Fred Perry’s SS09 range with a rough launch date of February 09 being pencilled in.

[Via: Buck]

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