NuGgETS fall/winter 2014

NuGgETS is a new line to me, but this f/w 2014 collection is game tight with the palette, staple fall looks with a unique touch. Some of the pieces are a bit fashun and seem like add-ons to an otherwise fairly linear line, but that’s probably the point, shake it up a bit. Really thought through and cohesive, looking forward to following this label for seasons to come.

Stray Rats Summer 2014 Lookbook

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.

 

HUF Fall 2014

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!

Son of the Cheese Fall/Winter 2014

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.

Manastash Spring/Summer 2014 Catalogue

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.