This week’s drops roundup feature sees a Poggy-lead Levi’s Made & Crafted collection, Bait’s vintage Marvel comics capsule, and Advisory Board Crystals’ “Eternal Youth” collection for Slam Jam Milano. Summer appropriate releases include a newly introduced sunglasses collaboration from PLEASURES x Akila Eyewear, Stüssy’s “Beach Gear” collection, and sports-themed offerings from Warren Lotas.
Key standout pieces from this week’s selection include the Junya Watanabe x The North Face jacket with a built-in backpack, the custom Warren Lotas JUUL, and a Hong Kong exclusive UNDEFEATED x BAPE skate deck.
Poggy x Levi’s FW18 Collection
Looking towards the upcoming Fall/Winter season, Levi’s Made & Crafted tapped Japanese creative Motofumi “Poggy” Kogi for a rework of vintage looks. Along with drawing from the United Arrows & Sons creative director’s inspirations from fusing streetwear staples with American workwear, James Dean’s timeless style serves as a main point of exploration. Sifting through Levi’s archives, Poggy picked an array of WWII-era clothing to fuel the heritage collaboration. Notable pieces in the capsule include a modern take on the “Steve McQueen” denim pant, revamped with a tapered fit and bowtie detail on the pockets. Updated button-ups, fitted overalls, a yellow sack coat, and caps complete with Poggy and Levi’s branding on a leather tag round out the special collection.
BAIT Marvel Vintage Comics Capsule Collection
With the annual San Diego Comic-Con just around the corner, BAIT and legendary comic book publisher Marvel partner on a vintage comic capsule collection. Comprised of streetwear essentials like T-shirts and hoodies, the collab shows off artwork from comic icons, including Stan Lee and artists like the late Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko. Choice panels from important issues highlight characters like Black Panther, Dr. Strange, Loki, Black Widow, Spider-Man, Thanos, and Thor.
Where: BAIT web store
PLEASURES x Akila Eyewear Capsule
Continuing to expand its offerings PLEASURES teamed up with Los Angeles-based Akila on a limited eye capsule inspired by retro styling. The nine-piece collection features two retro styles — the angular, cat-eye Nemesis frame and the versatile Hi-Fi — in a variety of color and lens options. Constructed of premium acetate, the eyewear options are handmade and feature 100% UVA/UVB protection scratch-resistant nylon lenses and durable barrel hinges with stainless steel cores.
Where: PLEASURES web store
Warren Lotas New Releases
Building on his abrupt releases, Warren Lotas recently returned to drop a new range of graphic-focused offerings. The sportswear-referencing lineup of tie-dye shorts feature graphic side stripes and a Swoosh-inspired skull insignia, with the macabre Nike logo rework carried over to the set of trucker hats. The limited-to-100-pieces WL Custom LOVE YOURSELF JUUL adorned with engraved graphics rounds up the latest release from Warren Lotas.
Where: Warren Lotas web store
Advisory Board Crystals “Studio Flannels” for Slam Jam
Advisory Board Crystals launches its Slam Jam exclusive collection titled “Eternal Youth.” With a deeper message in preserving ones body and mind, the capsule is comprised of hoodies, jackets, coats, long-sleeve shirts, and flannel button-ups — all with ABC.’s signature, one-of-a-kind detailing. Key details for this collection can be seen in the use of EMF protective pockets (identified by the ABC. “Pulse” logo), “Crystal Infusion” labels, and holographic glitter buttons.
When: July 19
Where: Slam Jam’s web store
Junya Watanabe North Face & Karrimor Jackets
Continuing its partnership, Junya Watanabe teamed up with The North Face and Karrimor once again for Fall/Winter 2018. Utilizing the same hybrid concept introduced with the initial Spring/Summer 2018 release, the set of three jackets all feature a fully-functional backpack at the rear, complete with straps and accompanying hardware. Continuing a technical driven design are internal and external fasteners along with hidden pockets fit-adjusting pull tabs and a zippered closure. Styling points come in the form of TNF, Karrimor branding, plaid lining and corduroy accents.
Where: Junya Watanabe ZOZOTOWN
UNDEFEATED x BAPE Hong Kong Capsule
Commemorating its first Hong Kong store location, streetwear mainstay UNDEFEATED linked up with BAPE on an exclusive capsule collection. Launching along with the store’s opening, the special range is comprised of double Shark Face hoodies, camo Shark shorts, and a skate deck sporting both label’s signature aesthetics and motifs. Referencing the signature design sensibilities of both labels’ military details, GPS coordinates referring to Hong Kong’s store location, a new “SPACE APE UNDEFEATED” slogan and an Ape head featuring UNDEFEATED’s five-strikes tie the capsule together.
When: July 21
Where: UNDEFEATED Hong Kong
Stüssy SS18 “Beach Gear” Collection
Maintaining its series of releases, Stüssy recently put together a new “Beach Gear” collection for the Summer 2018 season. The surf-themed range takes cues from Los Angeles during the ’50s and the idealistic, free-spirited and nature-loving lifestyle that defined the era. Displaying an array of bright and bold colors, the “Beach Gear” collection is comprised of a nylon jacket, low pro hat, mixed panel rayon shirt and water shorts, tie-dye crew fleece, and three graphic T-shirts that “preach the virtues of a more conscious way of living.”
When: July 21
Where: Stüssy’s web store, all chapter stores, and Dover Street Market London
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