For many years, the low brow aesthetic embodied by (COMMUNE) had definitely not gone unnoticed in the fashion world with brands like Junya Watanabe, Vivienne Westwood and Jun Takahashi each producing collections with their own creative interpretation. However, one integral part was missing in the eyes of (COMMUNE), a lack of authenticity from these high end labels as they represented this outlaw style. As a brand, (COMMUNE) choose no titles or categorizations. They are neither a streetwear brand nor a contemporary men’s label. They are simply a brand that makes quality apparel while keeping true to their desires of quality and the concepts they hold.
(COMMUNE) 2007 Fall/Winter Collection Part 1
David Z.’s resident designer Ronnie Fieg stepped up once again to put the touches on a collaboration with Red Wing to celebrate David Z.’s 25th Anniversary. For over 20 years, David Z. has been offering consumers around the world an outlet to some of the best made boots around. This particular Red Wing model is constructed of an oily brown leather with black welt and classic white outsole. 25th Year can be seen embossed on the outer portion of the boot. Retailing for $250 USD, 60 pairs will be allocated between David Z. online and the David Z. Flagship store on December 21st.
David Z. Flagship Store
556 Broadway (between Prince and Spring St
New York, NY
Here’s a closer look at Special Needs’ 2007 Fall Collection. Designer Barnzley brings to the table a wealth of experience from his days as a founding member of the International Stüssy Tribe as well as the creation of brands such as People’s Wardrobe, Zoltar, Lowrider and House33 (whom he still holds affiliation with). Special Needs are always at the innovative front in terms of creating aesthetically pleasing graphics. A look at Special Needs’ 2007 Fall Collection reveals a variety of prints such as the Bear Head, Wreath, Skull Zipper, Splat and International Hood.
In Japan, SAGlife has garnered a lot of attention for their bags and pouches. Some of their pouches have recently dropped at Baltimore’s Shop Gentei. Three different colors are available in camo, olive green and black.
Hall of Fame represents your one stop shop for all things for hats. They recently released their New Era 59Fifty Triple H hat based on former Negro league team, the Birmingham Black Barons. Three colors are available exclusively at Hall of Fame.
Hall of Fame
449 N. Fairfax Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Swedish design firm gram has extended their current line of footwear to produce the Gram SE collection. The new SE series takes the gram brand to a new level. The first model from the new collection utilizes a aesthetically simple but technologically advanced high-top. The full grain leather includes a swappable sole system which allows users to switch up their soles when the yellow “freshness” stripe is worn through. The lining and insole is produced with hydrophobic materials to ensure quick drying and comfort. Available at select accounts in Japan, Scandinavia and Australia with a price set at €220 EUR (approximately $322 USD).