Simon Miller Spring/Summer 2014

Simon Miller had been a staple around here for years, both Kevin and myself used to wear Millers all the time. I hadn’t checking in on the man since he took some time off from his namesake label and put in a stint over at NSF, where he was the in-house denim specialist for a short period. He has since been back to the wheel of his own vessel making some solid moves in the denim world. Here is a look at his new range for the spring/summer 2014 season. The lookbook features the seasons key styles; raw, washed, distressed and even natural denims used throughout.

Nudie Jeans Spring/Summer 2013

Swedish denim label Nudie Jeans has released this lookbook for their spring/summer 2013 range. Both Kevin and myself have put in our time with Nudies, we have both worn a few down to the threads and they just look better and better. I am glad that they have decided to start putting full seasonal lookbooks forward as it really wasn’t something they did too much in the past. This lookbook has that slim cut rocker styling going down, with some solid denim options as well as shirting and some nice outerwear.


Edwin Spring/Summer 2013 Lookbook

Edwin brings the realness with this lookbook for their forthcoming spring/summer 2013 collection. Some good old fashioned motorcycle road trip action seen here, with everyone clad in denim, Edwin denim at that. If my weekend coming up looks anything like this I will be a happy moto camper, literally. Read through for the rest of the images.


Left Field NYC 2012 Lookbook

Left Field NYC have released this new lookbook for their 2012 denim range. We have covered this line a few times previously, with top notch classic American styles all produced in the USA whats not to love? For their 2012 denim range they have gone heavy in the black dept. which I am not mad at all. I am also feeling the shoot, motorbikes, classy dirtbags and a babe for good measure. Read through for the rest of the lookbook.


A Closer Look: Eat Dust

Based in Antwerp, Belgium, Eat Dust is a line I’ve only recently come across, via the vast interconnected international motorcycle blogger network. Started by Keith and Rob, two friends who met after both spending years in the fashion industry (working with lines from Levis to Raf Simmons), Eat Dust was born out of the idea of combining quality clothing design with motorcycle customization, two seemingly opposing¬†concepts, but successfully accomplished by many Japanese lines over the years. Also combining their influences from punk rock and formative years in the skateboarding business, the line is based around a core collection of basics pieces, not a seasonal structure with entirely new designs every six months. This is a strategy Brendan and I have discussed for a while now, as it seems to be a good foundation for a line in this shaky fashion economy, especially menswear. The pieces should appeal to anyone from denim purists through to core motorcycle guys, as the prints feature classic MC imagery and the vest, jeans, and jacket look tough as nails, constructed from 131/4OZ double ring Japanese indigo blue selvage. Hit their online store pick something up for yourself, and check some new Eat Dust products after the jump (click pics for full size), including a chore jacket with blanket liner, all deadstock material limited to 60 pieces. Also, visit the Reference Council for an extensive interview with Keith and Rob, where the expand on many things touched on here.


EDWIN Fall/Winter 2011 Lookbook

EDWIN is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, and for any label that is no small feat. The line has a rich history in the denim industry getting its start back in 1947 as a military surplus store in Japan, then in 1961 Mr.Tsunemi (the label founder) changing the name to EDWIN. He saw a great opportunity in the power of denim culture in Japan after his studies in California. He started by importing used 5-pocket denim from the states and quickly became the reconditioned second hand denim specialist. Fast forward 50 years and here is the lookbook for the fall/winter 2011 season, keep reading for the rest…


PRPS Fall/Winter 2011 Collection

Here is a look at the PRPS collection for the fall/winter 2011 season. I am really happy to see the progression of this label over the last few years, and the way they have remained consistent all while still adapting to trends in the market. This collection is bang on, with beautifully distressed denim and great looking outerwear and sweaters. I would wear any of these looks myself, and would love to throw a pair of ultra soft/distressed PRPS’ into my personal denim range.¬† Keep reading for full looks…