Ed Ruscha is featured in the Spring/Summer 2012 lookbook for Band of Outsiders. Shot on location at Ruscha’s studio in Los Angeles, CA on vintage Polaroid film. The shots are plenty and shed light on some of the key pieces from the spring season’s offerings. Look for Scott Sternberg to deliver some fine suiting as well as a few casual pieces like an amazing leather jacket, a mac coat, and shirting as well.
Mark McNairy teams up with Atlanta-based retailer Standard for a trio of brogue boots. The first two are 7 eyelet and leather-soled. One features tan grain with red wool flannel while the other is brown grain paired with hunter green wool flannel. The third version is black grain with navy wool flannel. It also features 7 eyelets, waxed leather laces and a white Vibram Cristy sole.
All three are available in-store and online for $485.
Here we have a look at Saturdays‘ Spring 2012 lookbook. The pieces are more basic than anything but it all comes down to quality and construction. Multi-weather mac coat is blended with basic tees and lightweight khakis while we also see sweatshirts and hoodies that are offered up in a few different colorways.
visvim drops another batch of goods this week, with the Virgil Cantor-Folk boot being one of the standouts from the pack. It’s an F.I.L. exclusive and features a veggie tanned cowhide leather shell in cognac. The contrasting Vibram sole is utilized once again and works really well against the rich colored shell.
Danish label Norse Projects delivers again with their Spring ’12 collection, giving us an even more complete lineup. Among the pieces is the Anton shirt, Elka colab series and a five-panel hat that’s already gotten some attention since being originally unveiled. There are close to 100 new pieces with no rock left unturned. Look for premium jersey sweaters and hoodies alongside Italian suede jackets and a ton more in between. S/S ’12 also sees Norse team up with a number of designers and illustrators for the latest installment of their t-shirt series as well as updating old favourites with novel fabrics, such as the Cornprint patterned cotton that adorns both the Five Panel cap and Gunnar shirt.
The goods can be seen now at select stockists including End Clothing.
In their first project with Carhartt, London Undercover presents this folded camouflage umbrella as part of their Spring/Summer 2012 collection. The Detroit-based brand has been around since the late 1800s and has been known to craft some of the most durable and functional product for the hardworking American. Since 1994 Carhartt has been distributed in Europe through Work In Progress, adapting Carhartt to the European market. It has grown in to one of the leading brands in the European Streetwear scene. This umbrella comes complete with a compact metal-clip sleeve, laser engraved handle & cotton hand strap. As with all of their folded umbrellas, it’s presented in a special London Undercover tube.
From Marni comes this impeccably detailed twill parka for the spring. Each feature is done with the utmost care with the end result being a timeless hooded parka that you’ll be using for years to come. Oh, it’s Italian made from a brand that’s had a longstanding tradition so expect it to last as well. Take note of the elasticated cuffs, drawstring detail as well as the contrast lining.
Let’s talk basics, shall we? San Francisco-based American Giant launched today, giving us high quality essentials at a really affordable price-point. Affordability is all relative but we’ve never seen American-made pieces like these be so wearable without breaking the bank. Before. The designs are simple yet authentic and extremely versatile, allowing you to get a lot of wear out of each piece. The lineup includes sweatshirts, hoodies, and cardigans, all offered up in some great colorways.
American Giant‘s e-commerce site is now live with all the product up for grabs. We’ve got looks of some of the goods offered, we suggest dropping a size for a slimmer fit.
We’ve been looking forward to this for a few months now and Uniqlo has finally released looks at their recently-announced collaboration with UNDERCOVER of Japan. The UNDERCOVER for Uniqlo Spring/Summer 2012 “UU” capsule collection succeeds Uniqlo’s collab with Jil Sander’s J+ label which ended this winter. This is a bit more comprehensive and looks to appeal to the entire family as looks at offerings for men, women, and children are highlighted throughout the imagery. Expect some season-appropriate florals and striped goods as well as a solid lineup of blazers, hoodies, chinos and leather jackets. Jun Takahasi and wife and partner RICO did an exceptional job designing the line. Look for the “UU” capsule collection to launch on March 16 through the Uniqlo Ginza global flagship store in Tokyo before rolling out to 32 Japanese doors and 11 international locations shortly thereafter.
New York designer Thom Browne continues his collaborative efforts with California-based eyewear manufacturer, Dita. The Spring 2012 offerings were inspired by architecture and machinery of the mid-20th century, giving us a variety of styles. Pieces are made from titanium, leather, 18k yellow and white gold, as well as zyl acetate with production taking place Japan. With the extreme that’s gone into each piece, it’s no surprise last season’s goods were so well-received. Expect the same thing this time around. Look for these to be available through the Thom Browne boutique in New York as well as select stockists worldwide including Restir.