The River Spring/Summer 2013





Japanese/UK label The River here shows off their s/s 2013 collection, futuristic urban/nature looks that while overall land on the more precious side of the spectrum than we usually endorse, still has plenty strong moments and pieces. Not gonna lie, socks and sandals is a win for me here, as well as the restrained use of camo… keep reading for more.

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The River Autumn/Winter 2012

Japanese label The River present their f/w 2012 collection entitled Gentle Bridge, a take on British trad styles utilizing UK deadstock fabrics. The label’s two principals Jun Hagan and Tetsuya Omura apparently live in London these days, hence this direction. Feeling the styling here, wild out with denim, wool and sweats mixing easily; more after the jump.

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Stolen Car

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There are a few bands / artists that should just never be covered: the Beatles, the Beach Boys, Neil Young, etc… there’s very little possibility anyone could ever do a song by one of these legends real justice. However, here’s a cover of Bruce Springsteen’s ‘Stolen Car’ from his 1980 album ‘The River’ that truly gives me chills. Of course, it would have to be by my favorite contemporary singer/songwriter, Mike Kinsella, aka Owen, who adds his personal touch to the track (hint: 2 wheels instead of 4). This song is so on point, lyrically and musically, as it foreshadowed the direction The Boss would go with his next album, 1982′s ‘Nebraska.’ Appearing on Owen’s last release, ‘The Seaside EP,’ this certainly gets the excitement up for his upcoming LP to be released in September, entitled ‘New Leaves.’ 

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