You may recognize Adrianne Ho from her GQ spread for UNIS, Jake Davis‘ “Test Shots,” or countless shoots in which she proves that streetwear looks better on the fairer sex. Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock for the past year, she has been hard to miss. Strikingly beautiful, the half-French, half-Chinese Toronto native is, as some people put it, the new “it girl,” the “anti-heroin chic model,” and a woman who represents the intersection of power, independence and sexuality, all within connections to the city in a relevant way.
Southern California’s Iron & Resin team up with Dickies 1922, the brand’s small run of replica garments from days of yore. Three pieces are available. First up, Dickies classic chinos, straight-leg, regular cut with original labelling and most importantly, a flash of the brilliant floral print on the pocket lining, available in Stone, Khaki and beige. Next, two Chambray shirts, again, regular fit with two breast pockets, these feature the print on the inside cuffs and collar. Lastly, to get your all over pattern fix, that oh so good Japanese inspired floral in red and blue on the classic cut shirts.
Alpha Industries is an American clothing manufacturer founded in 1959 in Knoxville, Tennessee. Initially as a contractor to the United States military, the company grew into an international commercial seller of American military style and fashion apparel.
MA-1 bomber jacket (also known as the MA-1 flight jacket) was first developed in the mid-1950s. The MA-1 and its predecessor, the B-15 flight jacket, were needed at that time because the emergence of the jet age created new requirements for pilot performance, safety and comfort.The MA-1 was designed by the Air Force to serve as an intermediate weight flight jacket for use all year. This was accomplished by manufacturing the MA-1 from very high quality nylon fabrics and polyester interlinings. The light weight nylon design allowed the pilot in warm weather to wear the jacket open and be comfortable; upon entering the aircraft, the pilot could zip the MA-1 closed and be afforded ample protection against the cold conditions encountered in flight.
CWU-45 flight jacket is a version of the MA-1 bomber jacket that was originally designed for the U.S. military during the 1950s. The term MA-2 or CWU-45 was a trademark of the Cobles Clothing Company, adopted in the late 1980s when the CWU-45 military jacket started to gain popularity in street fashion. When contested in court, Cobles lost the exclusive right to the use of the term as they had attempted to widen it to other garments and footwear which was not acceptable because of a legal technicality. The term MA-2 has become so popular it is now used interchangeably with CWU-45 to represent this type of jacket.
M-1965 Field Jacket (also known as the M-65 Field Jacket), eponymously named after the year it was introduced, is a popular field jacket initially designed for the US military. The M-65 field jacket was widely used by United States Forces during the Vietnam War in which the jacket became useful for troops serving in the Central Highlands of South Vietnam, as well as keeping a soldier warm from the cool weather conditions that came after monsoonal rains. It was and is a standard issue to US troops in several other wars all around the globe as well.
Santalum of Indonesia have collaborated with Deus to create arguably the toughest shoes they have ever made. Featuring a Goodyear-welted double-layered leather sole combined with double-row stitchdown buffalo hide, all tailored into a 7-hole captoe boot.
Watch the artisans of Santalum hand-making Deus boots
Merging technical fabrics with stylish and contemporary cuts, Berlin-based ACRONYM has quickly carved a space for itself in the world of fashion. Under the direction of founders Errolson Hugh and Michaela Sachenbacher, ACRONYM has been deftly treading the line between function and form while always taking care not to stray too far into one at the expense of the other. The military-inspired 2013 spring/summer collection sticks to a simple color palette of navy, black, olive, and tan but backs it up with serious technical materials including GORE-TEX and Schoeller fabrics. On offer are shorts, tapered pants, button down shirts and plenty of outerwear. Equally at home on the streets and out in the woods, ACRONYM’s latest collection has everything for the modern man.
En Noir launches into retail locations worldwide this week with the release of its Spring 2013 collection. The collection features a range of pieces that vary from leather crew neck sweatshirts to elaborate patterned basketball shorts. Highlighted here are selected pieces from the En Noir Spring 2013 collection including the waxed dradient button-up & 5 pocket pant, raging bull leather basketball short, leather crewneck and BMX 5 pocket pant. The collection is set to hit Barneys New York mid-May 2013.
Cycling attire comes in various forms and for various conditions. When we look at what to pack for our ride to the office or day out on the bike, we turn to the weather man to give a guiding hand in determining how heavy or how light a jacket to pack. A mild weather option, like this Union cycling jacket from Aether Apparel, is a good middle road for almost all occasions. The waterproof and wind resistant shell will cover you throughout the spring (and beyond) while protecting you from unexpected inclement weather. Available now for $295 online or through select retailers.
Technical apparel label ACRONYM unveils offerings from its upcoming Spring/Summer 2013 collection. The collection is marked by its highly functional yet refined style as seen across various pants, shorts and jackets, all street-ready and extremely durable through the incorporation of technical fabrics. A distinct military influence can be seen in its preference for simple navy, black, olive and tan color options.
A particular standout item is the GT-J29A hardshell jacket. Crafted out of GORE-TEX® PROSHELL technology, the jacket is the embodiment of the brand’s design ethos. In addition to the variety of wear configurations thanks to a removable storm hood and sleeves that can be worn independently of the body, the jacket features two holster and two side pockets, the ACRONYM® SOUND FORCELOCKæ system that secures earbuds to the wearer’s collar for convenience, and the innovative removable jacket sling for carrying the jacket when not in use.
Celebrating the spirit of youth in his homeland and the impact of sport and innovation on daily lifestyle, Russian designer and photographer Gosha Rubchinskiy teamed up with Nike Sportswear to shoot the lookbook for the brand’s Spring/Summer 2013 Pinnacle Collection. Fusing Nike‘s exclusive technologies with artisan craftsmanship, the collection features tailored off-field looks in elegant hues of blue, black, grey as it reinterprets a range of classic silhouettes and prominently utilizes Nike Tech – the brand’s latest technological progression that achieves a cooling effect by trapping air between layers of soft jersey. Standout pieces include the Transparent Coach’s Jacket, which remixes the traditional design with elements from Nike’s iconic Windrunner; the seam-sealed and waterproof Tech Trench; Over-Dyed Run Bomber with metallic yarn and reflective detailing; and a premium, seasonal upgrade to the Windrunner Zipped Jacket with body-mapped knit panels and a variety of zippers for maximum ventilation. Crafted in Italy once again, the latest pieces from the NSW Pinnacle Collection are now available at select retailers.
A well shot lookbook from the multi-brand Garbstore shop. The looks share the shop’s wide collection of Spring 2013 looks from the likes of Garbstore, Engineered Garments, War Field Wear Research by General Research, Gitman Vintage, Kapital, Isaora, Palace and more.