After taking a few season’s off of posting Champion Japan its time to bring it back into the mix here at 8485. I wasn’t super stoked on the SS14 collection, especially the presentation, that said this season’s isn’t perfect but I like the majority of the styles and the overall vibe of the collection itself. The styling is just too ‘soft’ for me, especially the prep aesthetic that I can always do without. But the highlights are the pieces themselves, the Reverse Weave and made in USA goodness is just so real to not feature, oh and there is some ladies styles as well!
What better way to round out a Friday then a look at the latest from one of my favourites, Black Weirdos and their autumn/winter 2014 collection. This shit is just so out there in a great way, 70’s stylings throughout; Cowichans, tie-dye onsies, parkas, zig-zag patterns, bean boots and “Bob”. Another great collection from the strange minds at Black Weirdos.
No filler here, just straight up realness from the team over at Full Count with their latest collection for the autumn/winter 2014 season. This is just one of those lines that nails it every damn time for me; workwear/military and all around classic styles throughout the range season after season. Also a bit of a trend I’m noticing from a lot of Japanese brands this season is Brown’s Beach items, and this collection is full of them.
Another label that I am always stoked to see when they drop the newness is Cluct. The Japanese label has come super correct with this collection for the autumn 2014 season. I don’t even know where to start; the sweaters, varsities, shirting, denim, military jackets etc. are all so damn good. This is one of those brands that I have loved watching their progression, constantly producing timeless collections season after season.
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.
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The MTL homies IDLEHAND are back with a new line of tees etc and this accompanying lookbook… the video may as well be titled ‘dudes with rad toys’ and hells yes, you know we back that. A lot of great people have a part of this ongoing project, cop in the shop when it gets the reup if you like the vibe.
Here is a lookbook to get you stoked on some fun in the sun action, The Critical Slide Society (TCSS) out of Austrailia have released this promo for the Nothern Summer collection for the 2013 season. Seeing as the line is Australian (reverse seasons from NA) they have to rework their collections a bit to fit with the North American markets, hence the Northern Summer 2013 collection. Really digging these guys’ vibe over the last while, laid back, where’s the next wave styles that the 8485 boys can back. Click through for product shots.
Here are a few looks that I like from the spring/summer 2013 collection by Steven Alan. As a dude spring and summer isn’t really that interesting of a season to dress for so its time to kick it with some classics, and thats exactly what Steven Alan brings.