Monthly Archives: March 2013

XLARGE Fall 2013

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Here’s the first look at fall 2013 from XLARGE Japan, always true to the street. Sweats and basics here, easy styling and consistency to the collection, what we would expect from the longstanding label. Peep past XLARGE postings here.

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Softmachine Spring/Summer 2013

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Here is a bangin’ new lookbook by Japanese label Softmachine for the current spring/summer 2013 season. The brand is a tattoo-inspired apparel label that was started back in 2002 by Kosuke Yamagishi. The artwork for the collections are all done by Japanese traditional tattoo artists, taking inspration from traditional Japanese tattoo art, contemporary fine art, photography and music associated with the tattoo culture. Some damn good looks seen here, all very skins, suedes, teddy, rocker styles with plenty of plaids, bowling shirts, Docs, Braces and head tats.

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Overheard: Specialized Team Camp

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Loving this video from Specialized-Lululemon featuring photographer Emily Maye, who shot the team while training in Portugal during December 2012. Its Maye’s ability to capture the non-race moments that works so well here, but honestly this strikes a special chord because good friend / Stucky Life cohort Gillian Carleton is part of the Velocio team and is featured predominantly throughout these photos (and has been on a tear recently in general).

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Topo Designs – Roll Top Backpack

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If your a regular here you know we’re down for Topo Designs. We pretty much feature them any time they are releasing any new products and for good reason; classic styles, modern functionality, quality craftsmanship and all made in the good ol’ USA. This time around they have released a new backpack to their arsenal, the Roll Top Backpack. I am a big fan of roll top style bags, very functional and usually they are pretty spacious. Head over to Topo for all the specs and to grab yourself one.

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Cyderhouse Spring/Summer 2013

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Here’s the s/s collection from previous blauge favourites Cyderhouse: not quite the same level of creative lookbook execution we’ve come to expect from the label, and also much more menswear-y than seasons previous… but hey, there’s a hamburger sweater (and a trippy burger shirt) so I’m willing to let it all slide.

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Good Ol’ Spring/Summer 2013

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Here’s a selection from Good Ol‘s spring/summer 2013 presentation, a stark desert setting with a few pieces thrown in, which makes sense considering the label makes clothes. Really like what Good Ol’ has been doing for the past few years, and I’ll take this kind of lookbook over forelorn dudes in the forrest any day (although to the industry’s credit, we seem to be seeing less and less of that).

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Predawn Spring/Summer 2013

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Japanese outdoors/sporting goods brand Predawn has released this new lookbook for their spring/summer 2013 collection. This is a bangin’ collection from the outdoors label, with classic styling with modern updates; materials, cut etc.

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