Miami based Stray Rats are back with their latest lookbook for the summer 2014 season. Shot by Nick Sethi and laid out in a DIY zine style, really into the presentation from the Strays on this one. The collection itself is a bit more expansive than their more recent offerings but still sticking to the core principals of proper dirtbag street attire.
The HUF crew are back again with their latest offering for the fall 2014 season. Although rather small the lookbook gets it across as to where this collection is headed; on point dirt bag classics. Really feeling the 90′s Lo styles and the footwear, although those Rieder joints are not my taste. Also if you haven’t already you should watch the epicaly later’d on Keith, its so good!
Toronto’s Metsa takes it to cottage country for their s/s 2014 lookbook, strong styling and even stronger photography by Liam Goslett. Concise, this series does what it should – basics in a natural setting, what more could you want.
Summer 2014 offering from Finisterre for both men and women, functional basics from one of our favourite labels out. The line just keeps getting bigger and better, well deserved growth and exposure for a brand doing it right. Click through for more both series.
Son of the Cheese may just be our favourite left-field Japanese collection these days (only because we’re still waiting on some newness from Labrat) – coming strong for f/w 2014 this lookbook is a more understated direction from the label than we’ve seen in season’s past, but I’m feeling it all the same – click on through for the whole set.
We’ve been covering Manastash for a few years now and have always admired what the Washington State / Japan-focused label has produced – timelessly hippy and outdoors-centric, great colours and fits, with function thought through for real wear. Here’s a look at the Japanese catalogue for s/s 2014, lots of gold, especially on the women’s side of things, and bang-on art direction overall.
On another note, Manastash is now available at Without Walls, the new on-trend outdoors venture from Urban Outfitters. The model is very current and you gotta give it up for their cool hunters for jumping all over this style in the wake/fallout of faux-Americana/’heritage’ everything. A lot of really awesome brands on board which is great for WW and consumers – but I gotta question why (other than the obvious payout) many of these brands were willing to sacrifice their ‘credibility’ and core audience (aka not the Urban Outfitters clientele) to get on board with this corporate trendhop – it is the long play? What happens when the next thing comes along? Or is this aesthetic/’lifestyle’ going to stick with millennials? A lot of questions, but Manastash is one of the labels I wouldn’t have expected to join on, given their brand promise and ethos, which is hard to rectify against the necessary business dealings of a shareholder business like Without Walls.
We first featured Mean in f/w 2013, and this followup s/s 2014 collection is a gooder as well – not feeling the moustache and the Chelsea boots, but everything else is 100% a go.
Here is another look at the spring/summer 2014 collection from a new favourite around here, Rottweiler. Some serious Cali skate styles going down here all the way down to barefoot bowl shredding. This is a great little presentation from the brand to compliment their SS14 product style shoot we posted here.