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Belstaff Autumn Winter 2013

David Beckham BelstaffBelstaff has been around since 1924, then sold and relaunched in 2011 now David Beckham has prob just about to send the brand to all time high. Here are some facts ou might not know about Belstaff.

Belstaff’s signature waxing technique goes back centuries.
According to Doug Gunn, owner of the UK’s Vintage Showroom (and a Belstaff expert), fishermen have used a combination of beeswax, fish oil, and other waxes and oils to waterproof their coats and smocks for centuries. Belstaff was the first company to actually manufacture the waterproof but breathable material.

Belstaff gear is battle-tested.
Eli Belovitch, who founded the brand in 1924, once supplied waxed cotton and other waterproof materials to British manufacturers of capes, tents, and groundsheets for WWI. By the time World War II rolled around, Belovitch and his son-in-law, Belstaff cofounder Harry Grosberg, were producing survival suits, parachutes, barrage balloons, and other wartime essentials as an official military contractor.

Yep, it’s TRIAL-master, not TRAIL-master. 
Debuting in 1948, the Trialmaster was made for the harsh weather conditions of the Scottish Six Days Trial, the oldest motorcycle trials (a scored, non-speed event that tests the rider’s skill on an obstacle course) in the world. Per Gunn, the design was based off a jacket worn by Royal Navy sailors on the lookout towers of submarines.

The brand was worn by Amelia Earhart and T.E. Lawrence.
Simply put: If world-class explorers, aviatrixes, record breakers, and other daredevils like land speed record holders and mountaineers stand behind it, it’s probably going to do just fine keeping you dry on your morning commute.

Oh, and some dude named Steve McQueen, too. 
So great was the King of Cool’s love for the brand that rumor has it he once skipped a date with girlfriend Ali MacGraw to stay home and give his Belstaff jacket a fresh coat of wax.

Belstaff cast Kate Moss in a campaign before she was Kate Moss.
In 1990, long before she became a household name, Kate posed for a Belstaff  catalogue that brought the waxed cotton look to the mainstream, non-motorcyclist market. She reprised the shoot for an ad campaign in 2006, proving that her beauty has — shockingly, if you think about it — held up as well as, well, a Belstaff jacket.

Belstaff created the best-selling waterproof jacket of all time.
The Black Prince leather jacket — which has sold 40,000 pieces annually for 40 years — moved enough volume to require its own factory in Silverdale, England.

The brand is now part owned by Tommy Hilfiger.
When you think about it, this says less about the brand than the taste of Mr. H, who bought the brand in 2011 conjunction with businessman Harry Slatkin and the Labelux Group.

The Belstaff logo is based on the legend of the Phoenix.
Cofounder Harry Grosberg chose the symbol in the 1920s to signify ascendency and continuity. We’re going to go out on a limb and predict that he’d be pretty happy with the way things have turned out.

Check out some of the Belstaff Autumn Winter Collection HERE

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APC x Carhartt Autumn Winter 2013

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The collaborative series from A.P.C. and Carhartt continues with their release for 2013 Autumn Winter that sees a drop of outerwear, basics and accessories. The former brand’s affiliation for clean aesthetics serves as the design direction for the collection with a limited color scheme synonymous with the season, and minimalistic styling save for branding and the collection’s boat icon. Carhartt then lends their quality tailoring in crafting the line that will see an October 18 release.

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Tourne de Transmission AW13 Launch with Selectism & Concept by Cruise

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Last week saw the launch of the Tourne de Transmission Autumn Winter 2013 ‘Substance’ collection. Presented by Selectism and Concept by Cruise, installation by Johnny Buttons, real life, three dimensional model people sported the line while Santiago Arbelaez’s East London film played in the background. Many thanks to friends and family who stopped by and to all those involved in the night.

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Diemme x Vans Vault Montebelluna Hi LX

diemme-x-vans-vault-2013-fall-winter-montebelluna-hi-lx-1 diemme-x-vans-vault-2013-fall-winter-montebelluna-hi-lx-2Kicking off last winter with a duo of luxurious Buffalo Boots before expanding this spring to include a premium take on the Classic Slip-On and the Sk8-Hi-inspired Montebelluna Hi LX, the Diemme x Vans Vault collaboration returns for Autumn Winter 2013 with yet another installment of the Montebelluna Hi LX. This time around the streamlined high-top – named for the Italian town Diemme calls home – comes in beautiful shades of red and grey, each boasting premium leather uppers, contrasting white accents, and an il Tricolore branding tab so there’s no mistaking their place of origin.

Black Scale Autumn Winter 2013

California-based Black Scale presents its Autumn Winter 2013 video lookbook ahead of the collection’s upcoming release. More than four minutes in length, the lookbook features model Bradley Soileau and showcases a variety of black and white garments alongside colorful designs, camouflage motifs, paisleys and more. The autumn winter collection is full of graphic tees, pullovers, button-downs, outerwear and umbrellas. Black Scale’s drop 1 is available here

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Mr Bathing Ape Autumn Winter 2013

mr-bathing-ape-2013-fall-winter-collection-1Mr. Bathing Ape — as its name suggests — is something like BAPE‘s grown-up, more sophisticated sibling, a line for those occasions when a camo hoodie and BAPE STAs just won’t cut it. From the looks of things in its Autumn Winter 2013 preview, you can expect preppy wardrobe staples like gold-buttoned blazers, striped oxford shirts and repp ties — all of them garments that wouldn’t look out-of-place on an Ivy League campus or corporate office. Keeping things grounded, meanwhile, are washed denim and a pair of simple camo sneakers that, despite the line’s mature vibes, retain A Bathing Ape‘s street edge. Buy the full collection on CNCPT

Stone Island Reflex Matte Jacket

651177_1Stone Island has done well by turning style into a science, quite literally coming up with some profoundly innovative fabrications season after season, a fabric which was a big hit SS13 was the Reflex Matte. Made with a matte coating constructed of thousands of glass micro spheres on a polyester base and enriched with high saturation colour agents, the Stone Island Reflex Matte seems to produce actual light itself, glowing with a supernatural intensity of colour even in the dark. Four pockets, detatchable peaked hood, wind & water resistant and of course the famous sleeve badge make this jacket a must for this winter. Pick one up HERE651177_2 651177_3

 

 

A Bathing Ape x Stussy Ill Collaboration Collection AW13

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The highly anticipated Stussy and A Bathing Ape “Ill Collaboration” collection has finally been revealed. With a strong “retro” feel and references to decades past, the large selection of outerwear consists of a thick leather-sleeved varsity jacket, a rain jacket with a stunning beige or black desert camo, and the return of the heavily coveted shark hoodie with a newly modified Stussy print on the left hemisphere. T-shirts with iconic designs and logos belonging to both companies prove their domination in the graphic tee game. Selvedge denim, caps, a bandana, and sleek shades round out this strong release set to be available at both Stussy and A Bathing Ape retail stores very soon.

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Maison Martin Margiela Reflective Replica Sneaker

652167_1 652167_2For Autumn Winter 13 Maison Martin Margiela offers another compelling rendition of its infamous Replica low top sneaker features a distinctive python-printed upper, with 3M material lacquered over a reflective wrap. Lined with plush leather and finished with Maison Martin Margiela’s iconic logo at its tongue, the Reflective Replica Sneaker sits atop a rubber gum sole for added comfort. Merging performance wear with fashion-forward motifs, the sneaker is now available from Concept by Cruise.652167_3 652167_4 652167_5 652167_6

Supreme Autumn Winter 2013 Apparel

supreme-2013-fall-winter-apparel-collection-54With winter right around the corner, Supreme continues to expand its repertoire with a new, eagerly-anticipated collection for 2013. The outerwear-heavy range features new collaborations with Schott — the originators of the motorcycle jacket — on a Sheepskin Coat and Leather MA-1, along with a Wise Racing Jacket and Basquiat M-65 that are sure to cause buying frenzies both in-store and online. The collection is rounded out by patterned shirting, parkas and hoodies, as well as a T-shirt collaboration with The Pogues’ frontman,Shane MacGowan. Browse the collection above and look for its release on August 22 at Supreme’s New York, Los Angeles and London stores and on August 24 in Japan. The brand’s online shop, meanwhile, will reopen on August 29.