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Converse Essentials Collection
Diverging from the tech-heavy, '90s-influenced activewear and athleisure gear that's still saturating the industry, Converse announced its Essentials collection today. Comprised of super-simple, 100% cotton pieces, the range does have a retro tinge...
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GRINDR + Print All Over Me Collaborative Menswear Line
For their first-ever full menswear line, social media service GRINDR has partnered with CH favorite pattern-printing platform Print All Over Me (PAOM). The 29-piece range, known as The Varsity Collection, features everything from windbreakers and swim...
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Pink Board Shorts
Made from mostly recycled pink polyester, these lined board shorts are as functional as they are fun. They feature the standard two angled pockets, as well as a zippered back pocket for your valuables. The block color is simple enough not to feel gaudy...
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Sizing Right with Stantt's Dress and Casual Shirts
For the past few years, it's been hard to distinguish between all the new companies offering made-to-measure shirts (we've had great experiences with J Hilburn and Ratio Clothing). NYC-based Stantt's strength is in convenience; just take three...
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Keeping Dry in ourCaste's Bags
Michael Quinones and Matt Davis met almost a decade ago in Newport Beach; both as new implants. "He and a group of friends had moved from the San Bernardino area out to Orange County just as I had moved up from San Diego. We were 21 or so, and...
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Rollercoaster Belt with Buckle
NYC-based label Alyx only debuted last year—with a deliciously subversive womenswear collection—but they've already become one of eight finalists for the 2016 LVMH Prize for Young Fashion Designers. Founder Matthew Williams (former art and creative...
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Pal Zileri and The Future of Tailoring
What is the difference between tailored and factory menswear? Often we consider these two categories as distant or even conflicting. However, there are many who actually know how to combine these both, companies that use industrial processes to...
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Basic Rights' Menswear Essentials
Basics are that category of clothing oftentimes best described as "wear a few times, then use as pajamas." The search for non-branded, tailored basics that don't cost more than they should, are elegant enough to wear to dinner, and last a long...
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Y-3 Launches Y-3 Sport
Though Y-3 is a beautiful collaboration between avant-garde Japanese designer Yohji Yamamoto and global sportswear brand adidas, surprisingly, it's always been a fashion-first line. After 15 years, Yamamoto has thought it the proper time to go deep...
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'Reigning Men' at LACMA
Currently at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), rain pours down inside and men fill the galleries. On the first floor of BCAM, Random International’s Rain Room continues its global frenzy and naturally become one of LA’s most popular...
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Birdwell Beach Britches + RVCA Spring Capsule Collection
Californian brands Birdwell Beach Britches and RVCA are just a short drive away from each other in sunny Newport Beach, yet their new spring 2016 capsule collection sees the first time the two have teamed up. Each brand operates at the opposite...
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Coldblack Button-Down Shirt
A sleek addition to any closet, The Radavist + Parker Dusseau’s Coldblack shirt is specifically built for warmer climates. It benefits from Schoeller’s proprietary Coldblack fabric, which provides stretch, breathability and UV protection to regulate...
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The Hill-Side
The Hill-Side are masters at modern workwear, and their very first brick-and-mortar is stocked with the Japanese-inspired goods that earned them GQ’s “Best New Menswear Designers in America” title. From indigo neckties to sashiko-stitched tote bags...
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Apolis Nylon Cameraman Jacket Re-Issue
Apolis has brought back their Transit Issue Nylon Cameraman Jacket—a piece of apparel that's sleek, simple and to the point. The practical, Portugal-made, olive green jacket has a water-resistant shell, removable sleeves and just the right number...
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KUON's Contemporary Boro
Debuting at the end of 2015 and now available in Hong Kong and Japan, Japanese fashion house KUON incorporates pieces of vintage textiles into their bohemian wares. While that's not uncommon (from Japan or elsewhere), their choice of materials stands...
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Don't Hug Me I'm Scared + Lazy Oaf
Yellow Guy, Red Guy and Duck Guy: the adorable, innocuous-looking puppets of the darkly humorous original series "Don't Hug Me I'm Scared" have become YouTube stars by taking viewers on unexpected "educational" journeys that go awry—involving bloody...
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Hayley Elsaesser SS16: Carnival of Curiosity
Canadian designer Hayley Elsaesser knows how to have fun. In past seasons of her eponymous label (there are only a few, as she just graduated in 2012) you can spot Magic 8 Balls wearing cowboy hats, sunglasses "oozing" slime, unisex neon camo overalls...
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CB2 + The Hill-Side Home Goods Collection
Slip on one of The Hill-Side’s striped selvedge shirts or jacquard camo neckties and it’s not difficult to imagine yourself basking in an apartment outfitted with the same fashion-forward fabrics. Thanks to a new collaboration between the brand and...
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Twill Stand Collar Shirt
Named for its love of all things indigo, Blue Blue Japan excels at designing simple, quality garments that have been enriched by the deep, dark hue. Their Twill Stand Collar shirt features mother of pearl buttons, a band collar and is a slim fit made...
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Customized Made-in-USA Shirts by Ratio
Off-the-rack is so passé. Denver-based Ratio Clothing offers quality custom-made shirts at a fair price, all the while keeping manufacturing in a North Carolina factory—a union shop where employees earn a living wage. Fill out a brief survey to...
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The Hill-Side's First Brick-and-Mortar Store
Brooklyn-based brand The Hill-Side is capping off a stellar year in 2015 with the opening of its very first brick-and-mortar store. The new space is the latest evolution of the Japan-inspired label, which first caught our eye with their animated GIF...
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Factory Visit: Cotonificio Albini, Albino
Visiting the Albini Group—a glorious Italian enterprise that specializes in fabrics for shirting—is an experience of contrast. It's a facility that feels futuristic, while remaining in the tradition of its deep history. It's a busy, mechanical factory...
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LIMITED_EDITION
8882 Indigo Portage Moc Boot
This season, Minnesota-based Red Wing offers its now-iconic Classic Moc Toe style in a head-turning, limited edition Indigo Portage leather—that only looks better as it fades with wear. A lightweight white crepe sole, triple stitching, Goodyear welt...
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Snow Peak FW15: Camp, Dwell, Transit
While Snow Peak has been making high quality outdoor gear for more than fifty years, the Japanese brand is still pretty new at apparel. In fact, their first clothing collection debuted only last fall. Snow Peak really hits its stride, however...
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Three Picks From Nau's F/W 2015 Collection
Winter is coming—at least, for those in the Northern Hemisphere. But there's no need to spiral into panic if your closet is prepped with technical-forward pieces that can challenge the cold without sacrificing style. And Portland-based Nau's latest...
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