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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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Pitti Uomo 87 Autumn Winter 2015, Florence Street Style Round Up

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Ive just got back from Florence where fashion’s most current make the bi-annual pilgrimage to Pitti Uomo – the renowned, if not infamous menswear showcase in Italy. Where people either work looking out for new collections or people just stand around desperate for a photographer (which there are 100’s) to snap them and be on the same blog as Nick Wooster! Heres a round-up of what they have been sporting this season, some pretty damn cool and some looking like they are off to a fancy dress party. Enjoy….

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Apple Watch

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So after all this time the Apple Watch is here

At once a comprehensive health and fitness companion, an extremely precise and customizable timepiece and an intimate way to connect and communicate, the Apple Watch is what Tim Cook describes as “the most personal device we’ve ever created.”

The key development with Apple Watch is the Digital Crown. The Digital Crown allows you to scroll, zoom, and navigate Apple Watch without covering the display. It’s a versatile tool that answers the fundamental challenge of how to magnify content on a small display – you can magnify content, scroll through lists and messages, and make selections. All without obstructing the screen.

With a flexible Retina display the Apple Watch is laminated to a single crystal of sapphire, the hardest transparent material after diamond. It is Apple Watch is built from custom alloys of stainless steel, aluminum, and 18-karat gold. With bands as thoughtfully designed as the watch itself in leather, metal or plastic. There are a range of watch faces and millions of ways to personalize them.

The Home screen looks familiar, but it’s a new experience designed for the Apple Watch display.

You can receive and send messages in amazing ways — from your wrist. You can send preset phrases, smart responses based on your conversation, audio messages, your location — even interactive emojis. Apple Watch also has Siri so you can dictate a message, check your calendar, find the nearest coffee shop, and more. Maps doesn’t just show you the way, it guides you to go right or left with a tap.

Apple Watch comes with two apps that give a complete picture of your health and fitness. The Activity app monitors movement throughout the day while the Workout app tracks dedicated workouts. A custom sensor measures intensity by tracking your heart rate. It also has an accelerometer to measure body movement while the GPS and Wi-Fi in your iPhone help track your distance.

Apple Watch requires either an iPhone 5, 5c, 5s, 6, or 6 Plus. It will be available in 3 versions – Apple Watch, Apple Watch Sport, and Apple Watch Edition. Available early next year.

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Balmain Fleece-Back Cotton Biker Hoodie

balmain-fleece-cotton-biker-hoodie-1-960x640Luxury fashion house Balmain have added this motorcycle-inspired cotton hoodie to their seasonal offerings. Crafted from cotton jersey and finished with motocross style quilting and metal zippers, the piece is a lightweight way of adopting the biker aesthetic without resorting to heavy leathers. Balmain’s recent forays into biker style has added an element of toughness to the normally delicate and precious world of high fashion.

Ozwald Boateng x Nike N98 Suit

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Blending Ozwald Boateng‘s sartorial know-how with Nike‘s acute eye for athletic designs, the two have joined forces to present the N98 Suit. Coinciding with the World Cup, the sharp silhouette is inspired by London’s Savile Row suiting and the original Away uniform for the Brazil team playing in France in the summer of 1998. Manufactured in Italy and reinterpreted for the Brazil National Team, the suit maintains Boateng’s quality cut and sew techniques while incorporating subtle team branding throughout including the crest on the chest, shoulder-to-wrist stripe and back print. Encompassing Nike technology means that the suits are laser-cut and sonically welded like the team’s on-pitch jerseys.

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Pitti Uomo Spring Summer 2015, Florence Street Style COMPLETE ROUND-UP

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Fashion’s most current make the bi-annual pilgrimage to Florence around this time every year to view SS collections at Pitti Uomo – the renowned, if not infamous menswear showcase in Italy. Heres a round-up of what they have been sporting this season….let me know what you think

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London Collections Men Spring Summer 2015, Street Style

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It isn’t just the designers on show that catch the eye at London Collections: Men – it’s the well-dressed and sometimes fancy dressed attendees, too. Here’s a few from around the blogosphere.

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