Man Up Thu, 10 Oct 2013 20:12:41 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Golden Sun Blouson Jacket Thu, 10 Oct 2013 19:43:31 +0000 Marta Czurylowicz

The Golden Sun Blouson is your varsity jacket (or as the Japanese call it, the stadium jumper) with a modern twist. A smooth blend of Japanese wool with German craftsmanship make this blouson-style jacket the perfect go-to for the coming Fall season. A combination of German leather raglan sleeves and a Japanese wool body make up the aerial-inspired jacket. The wool and leather mix allow for the jacket to either be dressy or casual depending on how it’s paired. Its removable fur collar, leather detailing, pattern knit cuffs/hem and quilted interior lining make this bomber style jacket the ‘bomb’.

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Zanderobe Summer 2013, Wolves on Parade Thu, 10 Oct 2013 18:25:13 +0000 Jamie Gillingham

It might be the precipice of  Fall here, but in Australia it’s the beginning of summer and Australian brand Zanerobe are celebrating with the roll out of their summer 13 collection, ‘Wolves on Parade.’ Zanerobe first hit the scene in 2002, a product of a bet between two friends trying to decide who can design the best shirt. Nowadays, they’re one of the premier streetwear brands in Australia, which is arguably the mecca of streetwear. The line is available online exclusively for the next two weeks.

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5 Things Learned From Barneys Round Table Thu, 10 Oct 2013 14:51:38 +0000 Jamie Gillingham

Remember the upper-echelons of mens fashion I mentioned a couple of days ago? The ones that before solidifying their spot amongst the chino-elite, undoubtedly owned some sort of comb made from the tusk of what is now probably en extinct animal? Well, Barneys wrangled them all got together with Italian designer Luciano Barbera to talk suits. He was joined by Nick Wooster, Scott Schuman, Barneys EVP Tom Kalendarian, publisher Wes Del Va and Simon Doonan.

Here are five things we learned:

1. The tailor is the doctor of your soul.

Despite possibly being the most grandiose statement ever made in regards to a tailor, I think I know what Barbera was getting at. I might have understand better if not interrupted by Doonan, but he’s had a rough time lately, so we’ll let it go. I’m assuming he meant that any man who spends some considerable amount of time in his suit should have a relationship with his tailor that is, let’s say, less involved than his partner, but more than his realtor.

2. The Japanese are boss.

I don’t know if it really took Wes Del Val reppin’ Japan for us to believe that they’re better at seemingly everything related to fashion, but it can’t hurt.

3. Europeans are born in their jackets. 

When the issue of European versus American menswear was brought up, as it usually is at all of these types of events/tables/talks, Barbera added to the conversation by saying that the sartorial effortlessness of European men is entirely accountable to the fact that they’re ‘born with the jacket’. For a second language, Barbera is really giving these English-speakers a run for their metaphors.

4. The personality wears the suit. 

Alluding to the age old fashion idiom ‘Are you wearing your clothes, or is it wearing you?’, Barbera says that they key to looking good in a suit is essentially wearing it versus it wearing you. Not have I understood what this means more since my time working in a corporate world. So many boot cut pant lags uncontrollably swaying.

5. Honesty and friendship is the one thing we have in life. 

How else should the video end if not with Barbera throwing salt on the ineloquent wounds of the other guys. I especially love the a-gay-white-guy-could-never-say-this-and-still-look-that-cool look on Doonan’s face while Barber says his farewell.

Via A Men’s Style Round Table With Luciano Barbera by Barneys The Window

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More Gitman Vintage Print Wed, 09 Oct 2013 18:14:03 +0000 Jamie Gillingham

Technically, this shirt is probably the closest I’ll ever come to a girl’s naked thigh. Frankly, that’s something I’m okay with for the sake of how awesome I’ll look while wearing it. There’s been a fair amount of Gitman Vintage popping up on the site this past week or so and I’m not about to apologize for repping a brand that does print better than anyone else in the game. On a completed unrelated note, I really feel like this shirt is minutes away from popping up on Steezy Asian Dudes.

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Patta Fall/Winter 2013 Wed, 09 Oct 2013 15:05:08 +0000 Jamie Gillingham

Patta is a retail store that first popped in Amsterdam in 2004 and since has taken off. Their about me reads that, since opening, they’ve changed the game of streetwear in Amsterdam. I was always kind of confused about what exactly streetwear is supposed to be, but after seeing this collection, if it’s Patta, I’m on board. They’ve long since been a staple in Amsterdam for their selection of footwear, with names like Converse, ASICS, Reebok, KangaROOS, New Balance and Ubiq, but with the launch of this FW13 collection they’re undoubtedly making a name for themselves in the clothing.

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