Posts tagged ‘Clothing’

September 1, 2011

Taishi Nobukuni Autumn/Winter 2011 Collection

by Accidental Bear

Grandpa can I borrow your clothes? You are hip now by the way.

Taishi Nobukuni Autumn/Winter 2011 Collection

 

 

The Relativity points us in the direction of this excellent Autumn/Winter 2011 collection from Japanese designe, Taishi Nobukuni. The former St Martins student spent time working under British tailor Charlie Allen and has used these formal skills to create a traditional but highly individual collection. Influences seem to be plucked from all over, Dandy, country gent, even a little 70s pimp for good measure and while some pieces push the boundaries there are enough wearable looks to deem this an accessible collection. (Selectism)

 

August 16, 2011

Old Town High Rise Trousers: A Touch of Old World Class

by Accidental Bear

High rise trousers  may be tricky for those of you who refuse to tuck your shirt in. Do suspenders give you a butt lift?

Old Town High Rise Trousers

These pant’s may be for those trying to step away from their pegged or skinny jean staples. High rise trouser give an effortless look of class.  This classic cut is available in 11 fabrics including Harris Tweed, Moleskin and denim.” Old Town’s numerous styles of trouser range from ‘challengingly wide’ to, well, ’slightly less wide’.” (Selectism)

August 16, 2011

Adam Kimmel x Carhartt Fall/Winter 2011 Collection

by Accidental Bear

Adam Kimmel x Carhartt Fall/Winter 2011 Collection

Adam Kimmel’s braids itself together as one with American workwear brand Carhartt. Carhartt’s signature heritage pieces  our somewhat softened by infusing them with high quality fabrics and a more modern look and feel. These pieces are as durable as you’d expect any Carhartt product to be but you won’t necessarily be pegged as a blue collard worker, not that that’s a bad thing. s.

Find these clothes at  Aloha Rag.

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August 13, 2011

Butterflysoulfire’s Spring 2012 Collection Works with an ‘Urban Ape’

by Accidental Bear

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Giving up your tickets to the theater might be a smart choice as fashion lookbooks and photo shoots of collections these days have given us front row seats and a mind full of thoughts to play with. Designer Maria Thomas and Thoas Linder hit us with the idea of an “urban ape” for their current collection. If you can take your attention away from the ape masks, you will see garments with a stretchy sports vibe and loose casual draping. These clothes make me think modern dance company. Beats me, it really is all about the masks. (Fashionisto)

August 11, 2011

The Hill-Side Neckwear for Autumn/Winter 2011 Looks

by Accidental Bear

This is a new category for me, neckwear. The term makes me think of being a child with a cold, and having Vicks Vapor Rub spread all over my chest and my mother tying a bandana (neckwear) around my neck and tucking me away. Anyone else?

 

The Hill-Side neckwear brand for their Autumn/Winter 2011 run: neckties, scarves and  feature a handful of familiar faces. “We handed off the new collection of ties, scarves, and handkerchiefs to Mikael so he could carry it with him as he traveled around the country photographing friends and new people who crossed his path…” said The Hill-Side.

August 9, 2011

Levi’s Vintage Clothing Double Breasted Parka

by Accidental Bear

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 You may have flashbacks to 90’s pea coats but give it a fresh make over of a plaid lining, corduroy collar, two side flap pockets and horn buttons. This coat is most definitely worth arm wrestling your best friend over or stealing from some trick at a bar (I didn’t say that).

(Studio Homme)

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THE DESIGNER
Levi’s Vintage Clothing

Levi’s® Vintage Clothing represents the heart and soul of the American worker and is dedicated to capturing the authenticity and spirit in chronicling their origins and journeys. Levi’s Vintage Clothing is a brand developed by Levi’s® XX, an independent, creative division of Levi Strauss & Co.

August 9, 2011

Dressing Taller: 10 Tips for Short Men brought to you by The Art of Manliness Website

by Accidental Bear

Via artofmanliness.com : Good work men.

10 Tips on Dressing Taller

FYI – I put these ten tips in orders of practicality and cost.  I realize some of these are beyond some men’s resources or not options worth considering–but I lay them out there so that you can make that decision yourself.

1. Monochromatic Color Themes

Along the same lines as minimizing visual clutter, removing contrasting color from your appearance helps streamline the way you look. Keeping all your clothes within a fairly consistent color theme, especially a dark one, will create an illusion of height. Different color shades are fine–just try to keep it loosely monochrome.

When you do wear different colors or different shades of the same color, try to weight the darker colors toward the bottom half of your body. That way people’s attention starts down near your feet and travels upward. Dark trousers with a lighter shirt create a lengthening effect; a darker shirt with lighter pants shortens your appearance.

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August 8, 2011

Isaia Autumn/Winter 2011 Looks: Flying Fishing Homo-erotica Looks for the Average Joe

by Accidental Bear

Isaia Autumn/Winter 2011 Looks

Hold on and let me grab my bucket list. Nope, fly fishing in a fine tailored suit isn’t on there, but I am a sucker for theatrics. That is exactly what Italy’s Isaia collection is, well fitted, bum grabbing clothes that will turn a $20- whore from West Hollywood into a gentlemen. Fly fishing poles not included

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August 7, 2011

Rag & Bone Men’s Looks for Spring/Summer 2012

by Accidental Bear

 

What happens when you mix your pajamas with a suit and put them on hippies? There is so more talk about women’s skirts and dress length but I think more dedication needs to be on men’s pants length. I am not a fan of these capri- ish length pants below.

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August 5, 2011

Eastland 1955 Spring/Summer 2012 Footwear: Patience Needed

by Accidental Bear

I have a hard time thinking about next week, but I am asking you to please cash in your patience chips, because these are worth the wait. The wait also gives you time to fill up your piggy bank. “Existing between their Made In Maine collection and their mainline shoes, Eastland 1955 delivers beautiful shoes with a more digestible price tag.  All of the shoes feature moccasin construction and the high-end materials (think Vibram soles, rawhide leather, etc.) Made In Maine is known for.” Get these goods at WATM

Eastland 1955 Spring/Summer 2012 Footwear

 

July 30, 2011

Levi’s Made & Crafted

by Accidental Bear

Levi does the body good. Good to the last drop

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Levi’s Made & Crafted was founded on a simple premise – “Modern items based on the principles of good design.” In that mission, the Levi’s DNA forms a backbone for forward thinking approaches to classic garments and accessories, all of which privileges the right fabrics and the correct manufacturing. For Autumn 2011 the line, now in its second full season, has expanded to include knits, shirting, and a special capsule collection of “Made in the USA” denim. The looks are contemporary and fresh, but with a decidedly familiar feel; the balance of new and old in the pieces struck admirably. We caught up with the Amsterdam based Made & Crafted design team to chat about the Autumn 2011 collection and to see what the future holds for the line. Our discussion, and some fine garments, after the jump. (Selectism)

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July 23, 2011

BE@RBRICK x Happy Socks: Totally Stoked to Make this Discovery

by Accidental Bear

BE@RBRICK x Happy Socks

BEARBRICK SetIn this collaboration, Happy Socks have designed an exclusive, creative and a colourful sock. The BE@RBRICK toy is designed as wearing this exclusive Happy Socks, and this exclusive collaboration is sold as a set ( BE@RBRICK sock and the collective toy). Happy Socks were approached by Japanese legend, Medicom Toy Corp to design its very own version of the famous BE@RBRICK. They could not help but create the matching pair of socks. The BE@RBRICK toy is sold in limited numbers. They are highly collectible, and predominantly collected by adults. As a result of their limited production, and the participation of artists, BE@RBRICKs are generally considered designer toys.

www.happysocks.com

July 23, 2011

There is Hipster & Then There is Awkward Clothing: Spring/Summer 2012 in-house collection from the Opening Ceremony

by Accidental Bear

I will do Opening Ceremony  the favor of holding off judgment until I see the whole collection, as they say they are holding back from showing the full collection yet. The missing pieces will have to fight an uphill battle in my mind to help out what I see so far. Awkward, very awkward.

Men’s Clothing 2011-2012: Spring-Summer Fashion 2012 Collection –Clothing Spring-Summer Fashion Trends 2012 For Men: Now in: some first looks at the Spring/Summer 2012 in-house collection from the Opening Ceremony line.

The collection is vast and we’ll do our best to show as much as we can, but we’re holding back on some looks for later. For now, we preview a good chunk of the collection. Highlight colors work throughout the collection. The knit-top above is a great casual garment for the season. Much more to be seen in our gallery.

“Composed of eclectic, easy-to-wear pieces in clean silhouettes, the men’s collection features an extensive palette of vivid primary colors –  electric greens, yellows, blues, and reds…”

July 17, 2011

Moncler V Men’s Collection Autumn/Winter 2011

by Accidental Bear

 

Moncler V Men's Collection Autumn/Winter 2011

An excellent look at the Moncler V collection for Autumn/Winter 2011. “Entitled ‘Himalaya 1977′, the collection sports wonderful wool patterns and showcases again the knowledge and expertise by Nakamura to tell a story with fabrics. Of course you will also find a good amount of outerwear, accessories, great boots and a premium luggage range as part of the collaboration for the coming season.”

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July 12, 2011

Tenue de Nîmes Indigo-dyed Chuck Taylor All Star

by Accidental Bear

Tenue de Nîmes Indigo-dyed Chuck Taylor All Star

Tenue de Nîmes is launching a collection of special, hand-dyed, natural indigo, customized Converse Chuck Taylor All Star shoes. They’re bangers indeed. Released during Amsterdam Fashion Week, the custom indigo colored Chuck Taylor All Star shoes will be issue in a run of 50 pairs.

“Tenue de Nîmes asked the legendary denim experts, the Manabe family from Okoyama in Japan, owners of the Momotaro brand and Rampuya dyeing factory” to produce the run. The results are outstanding. They deliver and drop on July 15. (selectism)