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THIS JUST IN…THE THOM BROWNE FOR SUPREME COLLECTION IS FAKE, I REPEAT FAKE. This is NOT AN OFFICIAL COLLAB. Thom Browne came to speak this evening at the Katie Murphy Amphitheater located on the Fashion Institute of Technology’s campus and quickly denied the collaboration. He specifically said that there was no official collab and that Supreme simply bought Thom Browne oxfords wholesale! We are interested to see what becomes of this…
NOTE: Urban Takeout is not taking sides in this matter, we are just making sure that you the Urban Graduate stay informed. Urban Takeout, we got you covered!!
What did we tell you all before Thanksgiving…rhetorical…+J was coming back for the spring with a some new pieces and spring remakes of certain fall essentials. Either way you look at it you cant lose, its low-cost luxury! The men’s collection still has the familiars like button downs, sweaters and blazers but there are some new editions like the full-zip stretch parka a la Bapesta. Not to mention that the women’s collection has a bevy of lightweight blazers and jackets…ready to be worn with leggings (That trend seems to have no end in sight lol)!
When I see Woolrich Woolen Mills two words come to mind, “Industrial Chic.” This line was inspired directly by the “working community” in the town that has developed around the mill. Sturdy garments modeled after American hunting and fishing gear made from original textiles with an emphasis on meshing tradition with modern form characterize this line. The construction is solid but the designs are subtely unique because of Japanese designer Daiki Suzuki. If your into tradition, durability and functionality with a twist then you definitely might wanna invest in some exclusive outerwear from this label.
Cole Haan has resurrected the name of its’s long lost co-founder with the COLE ROOD & HAAN line of “roaring-twenties” inspired brogues, wingtips and dress boots and some cool complementary bags.
For ze Urban Graduette…
…and ze Urban Graduates:
New York based artist MOMO has successfully collaborated with the Adidas brand Y-3 to create a collection of “fli-tops” with artistically architectural colorways. This capsule collection is a redux of the Y-3 Hayworth Mid II but it boasts designs similar to his work in the International Outdoor Urban Art Exhibition. Tentatively, these shoes will be part of a limited run of 350 pairs worldwide with a pricetag of about $320. They will debut in the US at Vogue’s Fashion’s Night Out.
Back for the FIFTH time, Levi’s has teamed up with designer KAWS to bring us Urban Grads a Levi’s x Original Fake mash-up. The line features the infamous “chompers” on the back pockets of the re-edition of the 1947 and 1955 Levi’s 501 models. There is also a much baggier cargo pocket jean that was inspired by the Original Fake line. If I had to have anything more on my back pockets then this would be it. The teeth don’t overpower the back of your jean. They are a nice statement piece that say “this is a pair of Levi’s“…but something more.
These limited edition Levi’s can be purchased at Colette’s…if they aren’t already sold out.
If you’ve been following our twitter feeds (gr8vision, GunnerSixx, bleyzmanuel) you will have already known that we took notice of the recent “Construction Worker” trend in footwear (a brother confesses, Red Wing Inspired boots are my sh*t). If that wasn’t enough, we even posted the re-release of Polo Boots, back in July. Now everywhere you look, celebs have been rocking steel toes — Timbalands and Doc Martens to be exact. So again…don’t act like we never told ya!
(Photos courtesy of Concreteloop — AUC stand UP!)
A personal favorite here at the Urban Takeøut studios is Maison Martin Margiela. I was really diggin’ the bandeau inspired looks of his Summer/Spring ’08 RTW line. I decided to put this post together to give you Urban Graduettes a more cost-effective way to show your appreciation for MMM.
No, these are not the same designs but they are ridiculously close. The cheaper alternative to the right is the “Summoning The Storm” tee by Liquid Blue.
Ripped jeans by Yodamnself.
And finally, the booties…Black leather ‘Soho’ collar sandals by Ash.
Maybe it’s just me but street style has really been influencing menswear lately. Sagging pants has always been a part of street culture, then it was adopted by pop culture, and then the runway. BUT UHHH states are trying to pass legislation against sagging pants but it’s ok if the likes of Zac Effron do it. While it may not be “sagging” in the strictest sense CALVIN KLEIN is definitely being edgy by showing a lil’ underwear…and I aint talking about his ads from the early 90s.
I know some of my Urban Grads know about this one…the ” ‘wife beater’ tucked into boxers” look. Or according to creative director Italo Zucchelli “dress shirt tucked into boxer briefs” look. How’s that for Casual Friday. LOL. Get ‘em Mr. Zucchelli.
I was thoroughly shocked when I went into the New Orleans’ Saks today and saw the Dior Homme Spring ’09 sneakers [in the black and white colorway] on the 50% OFF RACK. So at the risk of getting kicked out of the store, I took this picture and hit up the other chief editor of the Urban Takeøut blog. After a brief discussion we came to the agreement that in any other major city above the Bible Belt, these bad boys would have been expeditiously “scooped.” But sadly, my hometown has never been really fashion forward, or fashion stationary for that matter.
STEP IT UP!
Graduettes and Grads, the Sultan of Sartorialism Scott Schuman is finally putting all of his photographic work into one bound, street-inspired collection of the same name as his applauded website, THE SARTORIALIST.
The long-awaited book will come in paperback and a special hardcover edition, and will consist of 500 pages of his personally favorite photographs. The paperback will be significantly cheaper than the hardcover. “This was very important to me because as a photographer I wanted a beautiful book to showcase my images – but I didn’t want to do just another expensive coffee table book that would be too expensive for many of my readers.”
To launch the book there will be a “Sartorialust” pop-up shop in Barneys New York. So mark your calenders on August 12th for the US release of Scott Schuman’s masterpiece of the human fashion menagerie. The hardcover “Bespoke Edition” is available now on Amazon.com.
Check out more coverage from the man himself at http://thesartorialist.blogspot.com/2009/01/sartorialist-book.html.