Karrimor Japan Spring Summer 2015 Lookbook

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Old school British outdoors brand Karrimor is about to suprise you. At the moment it is super under-appreciated in its home country by the fashionista who thinks its just a cheap collection which is  languishes on the rails of a certain sports retailer but when you actually step back and look at the quality and design it stands equally with any sports brand. Thats not why its going to surprise you though Autumn Winter 15 will see the launch of a new collection K100 which will including  a colab with British designer and outerwear guru Nigel Cabourn sitting at an elevated level which I will have more information on soon.

The Japaneese arm of the company have tapped into its countries appreciation of classic walking gear. Knowing that a little clever styling can go a long way in changing brand perception, the label put together a set of uncomplicated, contemporary looks for men and women. Familiar pieces from Karrimor’s archive sit beside reworked styles, the usual mix of shell jackets, rain-hats, parkas, multi-pocket trousers and performance layers utilize technical fabrics including durable, wind resistant Pertex® and the breathable cotton-like Supplex®. A top selection both in looks and spec, send out the signal to your proxy and see more from Karrimor Japan over at the website and as I said keep an eye out here for more on brands rising profile.

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Nike Air Max 1 Ultra Moire White/White

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Hot off the heels from Air Max Day, Nike continues to churn out iterations of its classic line of Air Max sneakers. Honoring the unique occasion, Nike has released a special pair of Nike Air Max 1 Ultra Moires, clad in a white/white colorway. Appropriate for the spring and summer months ahead, the minimalist clean-white sneaker features a perforated upper, with complementing off-white tones on its gum outsole. Buy here

Picasso Babe Presents Nike Air Yeezy II, adidas Yeezy 750 Boost & Nike Air MAG for Babies

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Following in the no-pun-intended footsteps of Bootee Check, Spain’s Picasso Babe introduces a line of hype sneakers designed explicitly for babies. Each crocheted reappropriation is handmade and constructed entirely of cotton. Among the latest offerings are the adidas Yeezy 750 Boost, the Nike Air Yeezy II, and the Nike Air MAG. Fans of Kanye West will be pleased to know that several versions of the Air Yeezy are on offer including the coveted Air Yeezy II “Red October,” “Platinum” and “Black.” Although they’re certainly done as a hobby and just for kicks, the growing popularity of newborns in streetwear signals a shift in the subculture’s acceptance into the mainstream. If you like what you see, you can place an order via Etsy

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adidas Originals Heaven & Hell Pack, size? Exclusive

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For the next instalment of their exclusive Select Collection, footwear retailer size? presents two new colourways of the popular adidas Originals Tubular Runner silhouette. The “Tubular Mono” runner pack is comprised of tonal red and white iterations of the shoe, which feature a mesh base and suede laser-cut detailing along the breathable upper, sitting atop of a EVA midsole. Tonal laces and branding at the tongue round out the latest designs. This exclusive release will be available for purchase starting March 27 here

Adidas Y-3 Boost QR

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Following the unveiling of the Retro Boost and Qasa High, Y-3 has unveiled the Boost QR. The collaborative venture between Yohji Yamamoto and adidas sees an adaptation of the Qasa, with a more manageable outsole and slimmer silhouette. The sneker features premium materials such as leather on the heel cage. Canvas and mesh make up the rest of the model, which is available in two colorways — black/white and black/khaki. Expect the sneaker to drop sometime soon. Buy the Spring Summer collection here.

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Alpha Industries Classic MA-1 Jacket

Alpha Industries MA-1 | The Style RaconteurBefore bouncers, punks, skinheads and Yeezy started wearing Alpha’s MA-1 jacket it was the flight jacket of U.S. Air Force and Navy. The MA-1  jacket was the first military flight jacket to cross over into civilian fashion.

AI’s classic flight jacket includes knit cuffs, a knit collar and waistband, as well as a strong front zipper with storm flap for warmth. There are multiple snap-closure pockets as well as the utility/pencil pocket with the “Remove Before Flight” key chain. An addition to the jacket in the 60’s was the reversibility to show off an Indian Orange lining. The reason being if a plane crashed, the pilot could reverse the jacket to the orange side to signal rescue personnel, exactly what you need on a night out up North!

This classic version has been kept as close as possible to the classic specifications, it has been the subject of many colabs over the years but this in its purist version is pretty iconic.

‘TCG’ the artist formally known as Thorocraft

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Maybe you heard of Thorocraft at some point during your past #menswear 1.0 travels. They were purveyors of perfectly fine footwear, but, for the most part, their designs were always a bit too swagless for out taste. But none of that wack shit matters anymore because Thorocraft just pulled off the ill rebrand, flipping the script and reemerging as TCG (aka Thoroughly Crafted Goods), a brand with an aesthetic much more in line with today’s customer. The first installment of their new philosophy is seen with the brand’s “Olympia” pack of two athletic-leaning sneakerboots that are more sneaker than they are boot. Im looking forward to see what they have in store over the next couple of seasons.

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