Most would agree that tradeshow pics and leaked photos never really do any products justice, but due to the nature of the beast that is blogging they go up anyways. Having said that, jeffstaple has presented an official look into iDiom 2009 through product shot previews and lookbook. With the artistic direction revolving around the forest, without an official press release we assume this collection has some inspirations drawn from the wilderness and the vitality of green. The collection includes shells, jackets and pants. Look for more details as the release dates near.
Art Direction by Burton Syndicate
Photography by Extant Studio
A throwback to the old days before the whole mesh/trucker cap movement, UNIV has dropped some new mesh caps in five colors. The front of the caps are emblazoned with different UNIV logos along with little rope detailings reminiscent of some old school grandpa steez. Available now at Robust Flavor
XLarge’s second collection of summer gear is dropping early next month. A small preview includes a logo New Era (partly inspired by China?), a multiple colored stripes set of shirts and two styles of plastic frames, each available in different lens. Check with XLarge dealers around your area for availability.
While the original pairing of Stussy x Original Fake for OF’s 2nd anniversary revolved predominately around sunglasses, a further look into the collection includes a few more items. Utilizing OF’s familiar imagery, some attire perfect for the beach plays to the strengths of Stussy’s roots as a surf brand including board shorts and a towel. The board shorts are slated for a May 3rd release while the sunglasses and towel are yet to be determined.
Whenever you approach staple items such as work boots, a successful product requires a little bit of ingenuity in creating something fresh for a style which has undergone many design alterations from various brands. Japanese brand Cause took a familiar silhouette made famous by Red Wings and added some beneficial features. Shaving the weight and offering a perforated tongue for breathability, together these two go a long ways for a better wearing. Two material choices are available, black leather or sand colored suede.