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Comme des Garçons Homme 2015 Fall/Winter lookbook

Junya Watanabe MAN 2015 Spring/Summer lookbook by END.

Junya Watanabe MAN x Duvetica Patchwork Down Vest

Frequent collaborators Junya Watanabe MAN and Duvetica come together for another cooperative effort. This time, we see some of the Japanese designer’s famous trademark patchwork on a down vest. Made of high-quality materials, the vest features a goose down blend insulation coupled with leather detailing. Their collaborative offering presents a viable option for the coming seasons, giving a distinctive take on a traditional piece of outerwear.

Available now at select Junya Watanabe MAN retailers including End Clothing.

Junya Watanabe 2015 Fall/Winter Collection

Junya Watanabe MAN 2014 Fall/Winter Nylon Taffeta Quilted Collection

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Junya Watanabe MAN has released a selection of outerwear pieces for its 2014 fall/winter Nylon Taffeta Quilted Collection. Drawing inspiration from traditional British hunting jackets and military wear, Junya Watanabe displays his versatility in design via progressive cuts, while the use of different fabrics contribute to the line’s fashionable yet utilitarian aesthetic. Nylon taffeta, wool, cotton and cowhide leather have been used throughout the quilted pieces, while the green parka features a fur-trimmed hood, coated nylon fabric for the outer shell, and mixed material paneling.

These pieces are now available for purchase at select stockists including HAVEN.

 

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Image of Junya Watanabe MAN 2014 Fall/Winter Nylon Taffeta Quilted Collection

Junya Watanabe MAN x Levi’s 508 Customized Cotton Denim

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Junya Watanabe MAN and Levi’s have teamed up once again to release a pair of custom 508 jeans for the fall. In keeping the 508′s signature slim, tapered silhouette, Junya applies its own aesthetic by twisting its front seams as well as adding rear yoke paneling and leg darting. Additional details include contrasting white stitching on its rear pockets, a zip fly and a leather waist patch, a Levi’s hallmark.

These collaborative jeans can be purchased now through Canadian retailer HAVEN.

Junya Watanabe MAN x Tricker’s 2014 Fall/Winter Steer Smooth Boots

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Junya Watanabe MAN and Tricker’s join forces yet again, teaming up to introduce the Steer Smooth Boots for Fall/Winter 2014. Available in both navy and beige, the collaborative boot sees brogue-style perforations and panelling throughout, coupling the look with design details that include premium steer leather construction, a Goodyear storm welt, contrasting commando sole, a tonal twill heel pull tab, waxed cotton rope laces, and metal eyelets.

Retailing for $975 USD, the seasonal boots are now available via HAVEN.

 

 

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White Mountaineering (Japan) 2015 Spring/Summer Collection

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Japanese fashion label White Mountaineering offers a preview of its 2015 spring/summer collection with its latest lookbook. Having honed his skills as a former apprentice to Junya WatanabeYosuke Aizawa presents another bold line which blends motifs seen across traditional menswear and modern sportswear designs.

Detailed prints take on polo shirts and tees, alongside baseball jerseys crafted from plaid and gingham patterns. Large color-block tees are layered underneath varsity jackets and paired with chinos, while updated brogues and court-inspired sneakers round out each outfit. Per usual, a selection of stellar denim pieces are also on show — a tribute to Aizawa love for Americana designs.

Check out the 2015 spring/summer collection here and look for it to hit select White Mountaineering stockists next year.

 

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Image of White Mountaineering 2015 Spring/Summer Collection

Image of White Mountaineering 2015 Spring/Summer Collection

Image of White Mountaineering 2015 Spring/Summer Collection

Image of White Mountaineering 2015 Spring/Summer Collection

Image of White Mountaineering 2015 Spring/Summer Collection

Image of White Mountaineering 2015 Spring/Summer Collection

Image of White Mountaineering 2015 Spring/Summer Collection

Image of White Mountaineering 2015 Spring/Summer Collection

Image of White Mountaineering 2015 Spring/Summer Collection

Image of White Mountaineering 2015 Spring/Summer Collection

Image of White Mountaineering 2015 Spring/Summer Collection

 

The North Face x eYe Junya Watanabe MAN

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The North Face have teamed up with Japanese menswear mastermind Junya Watanabe‘s MAN label for this new chore coat. As ever, the designer’s love of workwear is made apparent, with large front pockets and corduroy detailing matched by a camo fabric and what appear to be taped seams.
 
 
 
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