The gents from Not So Hard Work, the company behind Takuji Suzuki‘s ts(s) were kind enough to share with us a little sneak peek at the label’s lookbook for spring/summer 2011. The model on the left is wearing: an Italian over dyed linen slub 2 button 3 patch pocket piping jacket, Italian over dyed linen slub stand collar shirt jacket, Italian over dyed linen slub drawstring wide pants and an over dyed plain stripe cotton oxford western tie. The model on the right is wearing: an Italian linen*cotton*cashmere herringbone over sized zip front short jacket, over dyed plain stripe cotton oxford B.D. shirt, stone washed high density cotton canvas cropped work pants and an Italian small crest printed cotton stretch neck tie. Stay tuned for the rest of the lookbook, coming soon.
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We weren’t able to go to Bread&Butter ourselves, but (and thank god for the world wide web) if we take Fashion Buyer UK word for it ,which we tend to do, spring/summer 2011 most prominent men’s denim trends are:
1. Ripped and repaired – heritage denim labels started popping out archive pieces in recent seasons to flaunt their pedigree. Those without it copied the look…
2. Even lighter washes – more about worn-down dyes than super light looks.
3. Shorts – the hotter the climate, the shorter the denim… mostly cut-offs rolled at the knee for men.
4. Cinch back – vintage/heritage detailing dug out of the archive once in a few years.
5. Waistband detailing – that’s a new one! Elasticated and drawstring waists on denim… what’s next? Drawstring waist denim shorts? Oh yeah, Acne Jeans already did it this summer.
6. Carrots and crotches – extremely tapered leg and a drop-crotch. Maybe I’m old-fashioned, but that’s too eunuch for me!
Thanks to FBUK for the info and images.
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Wrangler’s premium jeans sub-brand, Blue Bell, continue the innovative digital presentation of their collection with the launch of the new BB FW10 website. This time, renowned male model Tony Ward, wearing the dark, sophisticated denim of Blue Bell’s Fall/Winter collection, is chased in a dark, damp, industrial landscape. Viewers can throw him from a ladder, tear his clothes off, make him jump and roll – all thanks to clever interactive technology, which allows you control and dictate Tony’s movements and clothing. The collection is dark as night, inspired by rockabilly perfectionism, the 80s-influenced-by-the-50s, and thrift store Americana. Colors are black, grey and white, with dark indigo a signature of the brand.
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Entitled ‘Last Letter Home’, after the book by Famous Swedish author Vilhelm Moberg, Red Collar Project’s Fall/Winter 2010 collection finds inspiration in the hard-working Swedish farmer and the hopeful settler in the new country (America), both featured in the Moberg story.
The classical workwear shirt is a key piece, together with rustic knits with elbow patches which create a feeling of ‘make do and mend’. As a contrast to the typically Scandinavian style, the lumberjack look comes in with its classical flannel checks for shirts and as inventive details on more traditional garments. The color scale is soft with neutrals such as khaki, different shades of grey, off-white and black, mixed with denim blue, navy, royal blue and mustard. Contrast colors are grass green, deep red and lilac.
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The fall 2010 EDUN men’s collection is inspired by pieces you might find in an artist’s closet. Classic waffle tweed woollens take modern shape in a military jacket worn with a released hem pant featuring raw, fluid edges to make for a relaxed worker silhouette. The statement piece this season is the surface treated cotton, military trooper parka. An ideal layering piece over a crinkled poplin shirt and sheer cotton Henley paired with a waffle tweed trouser. The naturalist color palette ranges from denim in Rothko Granite, jackets in Clay and Moss, and cotton jersey shirts in Rain Heather and Dusty Black. The jeans are finished to emulate oil layers and quartz, influenced by Rothko paintings. Overall, this collection explores finding beauty in imperfections, much in the way artists are inspired by the irregularities in nature.
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Our Radar caught this perfect summer sneaker, the re-interpretation of Lacoste’s Broadwick by La MJC. “The shoe contains details designed to testify to La MJC’s eternal passion for Paris, from the famous ship depicted on the coat of arms of the capital to the legendary motto of the city, ‘Fluctuat nec mergitur’ (it is tossed by waves, but does not sink).” Limited edition of 75 pairs of tennis shoes featuring hickory seersucker upper with leather trimmings available now from Colette.
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