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SPORTS_OUTDOORS
Mesh Freeshell Jacket
Keeping the strong rays of summer in mind, Outlier’s Mesh Freeshell jacket protects the arms and neck without overheating the body. An open mil-spec mesh body lets the breeze blow through while UPF 50+ sleeves and hood block out harmful UV rays when...
LIMITED_EDITION
Limited Edition Element Poncho
Known for their clean-lined leather moto jackets, The Arrivals (founded by former architect Jeff Johnson) have joined forces with design collective Snarkitecture to create one winning poncho. While "chic" and "poncho" aren't words one often finds together...
CLOTHING_ACCESSORIES
Annalise Two-in-One Parka
Available in all-black or a pink and gray colorblock, Parka London's Annalise two-in-one parka can change from stately to sporty in one zip. The lower section detaches off at the waist to create a cropped jacket for when the weather changes, and it...
STYLE
ICNY SS16 Cold Summer
Reflective specialist brand ICNY (read it out as "Eye See New York") launched in 2012 when designer Michael Cherman was hit by a car while biking home from work. The Brooklyn-based label started out with Cherman hand-pressing 3M reflective fabric...
STYLE
United by Blue's Ultimate American Jacket
United by Blue has already shattered their Kickstarter goal, so we were especially curious to get hands on their Ultimate American Jacket. Made entirely in the USA, this isn't like most other winter performance apparel out there. The surprisingly...
CLOTHING_ACCESSORIES
Unisex "Property of No One" Denim Jacket
For feminists of all genders, this 100% cotton black denim jacket offers a boxy fit and an important message of independence to the world. Emblazoned with the words "Property of No One," the jacket's decoration is sweetened up with a red rose, but...
STYLE
Helly Hansen's Ask Winter Coat Collection
As far as high-performance heritage brands go, very few carry the history of Helly Hansen, who've been snatching up consumers and awards for their technological advancements since 1877. For their latest line of men's winter coats, the Ask Collection...
STYLE
Isaora's Insulated Indigo Shirt
With the onset of colder temperatures in the northern hemisphere, light jackets and layering again return to one's wardrobe. An ideal companion piece (or replacement piece, depending on the weather) for any autumn outfit, Isaora's insulated shirts...
STYLE
Cole Haan + Mountain Hardwear’s ZerøGrand Lifestyle Collection
As long time fans and supporters of Cole Haan, CH continues to be impressed with their unexpected collaborations and the resulting products. And there was definitely an element of surprise to their latest collection: technical outerwear made with the...
STYLE
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...
STYLE
Spiewak Outerwear: Recycled Down Process
NYC-based Spiewak is a brand steeped in history, yet has a vision toward the future. Founded in 1904, the family business began with handmade sheepskin vests which they sold on the docks of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, and grew to provide pea coats...
DESIGN
Sugoi's Waterproof and Reflective Zap Fabric
Like so many successful companies, SUGOI was born from necessity. The brand was founded by David Hollands and Carol Prantner—Hollands was an endurance athlete trying to find better bike shorts, while Prantner worked in the fashion industry. Hollands...
STYLE
Laurie Lee Custom Leather
As a statement leather jacket that's more personable than something straight off the rack, London-based Laurie Lee's one-of-a-kind pieces are an enticing option. She transforms quality vintage leather jackets found in secondhand stores and paints...
TECH
Columbia Sportswear Reinvents Raincoat Technology
Most people are familiar with Columbia Sportswear's range of durable, stylish outdoor apparel. Many, however, might not be familiar with the fact that the brand holds more than 220 patents for technologies they've developed in just the last six...
STYLE
Stutterheim Outerwear
Back in 2012 CH spoke with Alexander Stutterheim in his small boutique in Södermalm’s SoFo district in Stockholm and discussed his small, yet already well-formed, brand bearing his own name: Stutterheim. At the time, his range of raincoats numbered...
CLOTHING_ACCESSORIES
HANDMADE
One-of-a-Kind Denim Patchwork Jacket
Denim jackets become one-of-a-kind, wearable political and social commentary through designer McKenzie Rose's touch. Using the jackets as a base, Rose pieces together patches, cut-up T-shirts and other garments, buttons and pins—all from vintage and...
STYLE
Keeping Outerwear Alive with Gear Aid
As jacket season tentatively draws to an end here in the Northern Hemisphere, we're taking stock of the wear and tear on this season's gear. Even the most durable materials take a few hits after an active season, but it's no reason to retire them...
STYLE
Franc Bakon Patchwork Denim Jackets
Created in 2005 as a passion project by designer McKenzie Rose, Franc Bakon officially launches today, with their inaugural collection of denim jackets. In the spirit of true DIY culture, Rose sources all his materials from a variety of vintage and...
STYLE
Aztech Mountain's Team Reversible Fleece
The changing of seasons means recalibrating daily wardrobe essentials. While those akin to flexing their fashion muscles welcome the cooler temperatures of fall, spring is often another story. Here in NYC, spring is the time when temperatures rise...
STYLE
Seventy-Five Years Later, Ketums is Reborn
In 1925 Joseph Smutek set up shop on a leafy street on the western outskirts of Paris. His business was raincoats and Smutek quickly become known in the area for the quality and utility of his garments. As his sons took over the family business in...
STYLE
Imperial Motion Vector Reflective Windbreaker
In January, it's difficult to not let the season's shorter days keep you from getting outside for a few hours of fun. Whether skateboarding, running or cycling, the darkness of the winter months makes visibility a concern when choosing the right...
DESIGN
In the Field with Aether Apparel
After a few flights, a couple hours in the car, a short jaunt in a helicopter and a ride in a steamy snowcat, we found ourselves overlooking British Columbia's Selkirk Mountains, surrounded by untracked powder without a lodge or any mark of human...
DESIGN
Winter Snow Essentials for Women
For those in the Northern Hemisphere, winter is here to stay (at least for the next few months) and while it may seem grim, it also means getting back to all your favorite cold weather activities. For many who are drawn to the mountains, skiing and...
STYLE
ISAORA's Combo Down Moto Jacket
If NYC-based performance oriented menswear label ISAORA has taught us anything over the years, it's to expect the unexpected. The brand continues to break new ground both in terms of aesthetics and functionality—a recent garment was designed to transform...
STYLE
Unwashed Denim Raw Bomber Jacket
For many, it's during their college years when an interest in design and fashion is discovered. For New York's Will Berman—who we met at our 2013 Pitch Night—the passion took root at a much younger age; at 15 he started his own label, Unwashed Denim...
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