Engineered Garments Spring/Summer 2011

Engineered Garments gives us a look at their highly anticipated spring/summer 2011 collection. After both wearing and selling the collection over the past two seasons I can truly appreciate it for what it is. The pieces that I do have quickly became staples in my day to day. The spring/summer 11 collection sees a good mix of light fabrics in muted tones with pops of color and pattern, foremost the floral prints. All in all the looks are solid and I can’t wait to get my hands on a few of these pieces come spring…


URSUS BAPE Spring/Summer 2011 Lookbook

The lookbook for the collection we previewed a few days ago, URSUS BAPE continues to come correct, regardless of a silly mustache. Any collection that includes adult overalls is good by me, and everything else about this line works too: a Dr Martens collab, subtle military influences, and a good range of basics with minimal (yet effective) branding… click though for the rest of the lookbook.


Happy Holidays

Ah, holiday tomfoolery… huge thanks to all you readers who keep coming back and checking the site, without your interest and loyalty there wouldn’t be much point in posting (aside from keeping our parents in the loop haha). Hope 2010 brought you success, happiness, and health, and we wish you more of the same in 2011.

– much love from the 84/85 boys

URSUS BAPE Spring 2011

Nigo’s URSUS BAPE offshoot has been on our radar for a while now, as we’re lovin the more refined pieces from the Ape master. This presentation for spring 2011 is really eye-catching, nice to see the Japanese fashion powerhouse continue to find unique ways to show their products. The mainline BAPE lookbook for spring 11 has also just been released, which you can check out here… click through for more of the URSUS collection.


A Closer Look: Nari/Furi F/W 2010

Tokyo-based label Nari/Furi has a seriously expansive f/w 2010 collection  designed with the cyclist in mind, covering everything from outerwear and bags through to socks and gloves. I was tipped off to the line via the bike blogs this week, and sorting through their f/w offerings there is so much good stuff to choose from. Once again the Japanese take inspiration from NA standards like Patagonia and Marmot and put their own aesthetic spin on it, which is generally for the clothing’s betterment. This collection looks both functional and stylish, with the three pieces featured above being my highlights, as well as the backpacks, camo shorts, slim fit cargo pants, and 3/4 sleeve button-ups. The line is available almost exclusively in Japan, but if you’re an east coaster you can find them at Superb Bicycle in Boston or Chari in NYC. Click through for more from Nari/Furi for f/w 2010.


Heritage Research Spring/Summer 2010 Lookbook

First off, apologies for the lack of posts lately, we’ve been steady on the holidaze grind, the pace of which I’m sure most of you are familiar. It’s hard to believe the f/w season is almost over and soon we’ll have our hands on all the s/s 2011 product, with an influx of lookbooks to match. Here we have England’s Heritage Research presenting their spring collection, featuring the timeless aesthetic the line is known for. I really enjoy the quality of these photos, nice to see this idea pulled off properly, as these shots actually look like they could have been from the 1950’s… keep reading for more.


Buzz Rickson F/W 2010 Japan Catalog

It’s surprising that we haven’t featured Japanese militaria manufacturer Buzz Rickson before here on 84/85, as we’re both big fans of their work in perfecting the classic American WWII styles. Generally considered the best of the reproducers, everything is done as close to original spec as possible, with minimal availability of each piece. Highly sought after both in Japan and abroad, the collection is released yearly each fall, with numerous special editions and line collaborations. These are my highlights from the Japanese f/w 10 catalog; what can be said, everything is amazing, with my standout piece being the denim/cross patch work shirt featured above. Check History Preservation Associates for a good look at some individual pieces and what may actually be available to the North American market, and click through for more of the catalog.