Posts in Style
The History of the Hoodie

As part of TED‘s “Small Thing Big Idea” series, Paola Antonelli — senior curator of architecture and design and director of research and development at NYC’s Museum of Modern Art — delivered a three-and-a-half minute talk about the history of the hoodie.

While the hoodie is not something you’d usually associate with Ancient Greece, in her clip, Antonelli weaves the garment’s fascinating story and all the “different universes” it has inhabited over the centuries.

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NASA x Vans Space Voyager Capsule

NASA is one of the most important government agencies ever to have existed (and perhaps the most important one that ever will). After all, without NASA, we never would have put a man on the moon, nor experienced the space race. Now, to pay tribute to the agency and their significant milestones, they’ve teamed up with Vans to release the Space Voyager capsule collection.

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Rimowa X Aesop Köln Travel Kit

Positioned as the perfect Dopp kit replacement, the Rimowa x Aesop Köln Travel Kit gathers together travel-sized essentials in a single package. The signature Rimowa aluminum case houses a custom wood inlay with elastic straps to hold the Aesop shampoo and conditioner, Geranium leaf body cleanser and balm, mouthwash, toothpaste, and a trio of Parsley Seed skin care items. All you need to add is a toothbrush, tweezers, razor, and any other items you might need, all of which should fit snugly behind the extra elastic straps in the lid. No launch date yet.

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U.S. National Parks Hats

Visiting the most incredible natural wonders of the world, such as the Grand Canyon or the Rocky Mountains, beats just about anything else the world has to offer. If you want to show your love for some of the best outdoor escapes, this retro National Parks collection provides you with a variety of souvenirs for your dome. Each corduroy hat has a snapback closure, five-panel pinch front, a rope sitting neatly on the flat bill, and the park’s name written in a classic cursive typeface. To keep things classy, earthy tone colours are used for the eleven retro caps for a timeless look. They’re definitely an upgrade to the tacky trucker hats you might find at a souvenir shop near each of these natural wonders. Every purchase of a hat in this collection, along with all the other items available, helps support programs for the U.S. National Park Service. For example, grabbing a Yosemite hat will help support the Yosemite Conservancy, preserving the park and all it has to offer.

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The World's Most Remote Fashion Label

Stationed on a tiny island off the west coast of Ireland, Inis Meáin, founded in 1976, focuses on quality cold weather essentials that look as good as they feel, drawing inspiration from the landscape and heritage of their non-traditional home through centuries old traditions. 

Get to know the label and its founders through this intimate short film that does justice to an incredibly individual, and family oriented label. Head over to Mr. Porter here for the full story. 

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Reigning Champ's Muhammad Ali Capsule Collection is History

Whether you’re talking attention to detail, ethical production standards or clothing keep to the highest quality, Reigning Champ has it all. The core basics, capsule collections and collaborations have always impressed, but it’s their newest collection that cements their standing as one of the best. The entire collection celebrates the February 25, 1964 fight between Cassius Clay and Sonny Liston for the World Heavyweight Championship and the transformation to Muhammad Ali, the world champion.

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Poler's New Poncho is the Ultimate Camp Utility

Leave it to the brand that build a campfire sandwich maker to elevate the poncho from crappy weather necessity to stylish outerwear. If you didn’t already guess, we’re talking about the people at Poler and their new Reversible Camp Poncho. The 100% synthetic poncho has Thermastuff insulation and comes in an olive/navy or camo/black colorway that will keep you warm and protected while also allowing you to stand out or blend in as much as you want.

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Vans x WTAPS is a Near Perfect Collab

For the uninitiated, WTAPS (pronounced Double Taps) is a chic Japanese menswear label that grew out of Tetsu Nishiyama’s FORTY PERCENT AGAINST RIGHTS (FPAR) project in the 90s. The brand’s big into cuts, with “place things where they should be” their guiding mantra. This Vans x WTAPS collab includes 13 pieces: footwear, apparel and accessories. It’s a real premium affair, blending Japanese craftsmanship with Van’s iconic design aesthetic.

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Vans Unveils the Skateboarding Inspired “Rubber Cap” Pack

Holding on to its skateboarding heritage, Vans has released a new “Rubber Cap” pack which features a semi-circular rubber patch on each model to stop them getting ripped to shreds while skateboarding. The pack includes the Era Pro, Slip-On Pro, and AV Classic Pro, all of which come in a green/black/white colourway and feature the rubber cap as well as an Ultra Cush HD sockliner for impact protection, essentially making these the best skate shoes around.

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Football, Mon Amour

Designer Virgil Abloh, the founder of OFF-WHITE, teamed up with Nike Football on an impressive new collection filled with bold visual cues and his unique, signature style. For Abloh, football is an opportunity to blend memories of his youth — playing hip-hop tracks on the way to high school soccer matches, for instance — with his interests in mixing lifestyle and sport branding. It's big and bold and full of nuanced visual cues.

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Mitchell & Ness x Just Don for "The No Name Collection"

Mitchell & Ness has reunited with Don C on a new capsule collection. As both brands focus on attention to detail in their respective products, the two have developed “The No Name Collection.” True to its name, the selection of official jerseys removes the NBA team names from the front and strips the player names from the back, too.

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Five Rebels Who Changed Men's Style Forever

In the world of fashion today, rule-breaking can sometimes feel like a competitive sport. And it makes sense. From streetwear logos on bricks to delivery company logos on T-shirts, going against the grain is a surefire way to stand out. The thing is, breaking the status quo is nothing new – in fact, acts of rebellion have propelled fashion forward since, well, forever. MR PORTER compiled several of the most notorious. Sit back and learn from each of these troublemakers: iconoclasts who, in the process of disregarding the rulebook, managed to create an entirely new one single-handedly. Step up, Messrs Brummell, Dean, Cobain and Slimane. Watch and learn.

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IKEA’s New SPÄNST Collection Includes Its First Ever Skateboard

Everyone’s favourite maker of instruction manuals and affordable office chairs is collaborating with LA-based fashion designer Chris Stamp (aka Stampd) on a collection of furniture, home goods and clothing made for the streetwear fanatic inside all of us. The SPÄNST collection channels Stamp’s minimal aesthetic and love of skateboarding into fun and functional pieces. The collection has just about everything you need to transform your space into a place everyone will want to use for photoshoots. No skating focused collection would be complete without an actual board, so Stampd also designed the first ever skateboard that will be available at IKEA. The limited edition Stampd x IKEA SPÄNST collection will launch globally on May 1.

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Supreme x Lacoste's New Collection Has Something For Everyone

In a follow up to their collaboration last year, Supreme and French stalwart Lacoste have once again joined forces for a Spring 2018 capsule collection. The range consists of classic Lacoste pieces, like varsity jackets and polo t-shirts, as well as bits that are clearly more Supreme-influenced, like 3M Reflective track pants and velour bucket hats. Everything comes in a range of colours to suit everyone, from black to bright red or pastel pink.The collection is available online and in-store from 20 April.

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Uniqlo’s Latest Collection Celebrates Iconic Brands

With clothing that’s simple, affordable, and attractive, Uniqlo has become a name known the world over. For the Uniqlo's latest collection, it’s celebrating other brands and products that are also known the world over. The Brands Masterpiece collection includes an arsenal of $20 tees that feature well-known, well-loved items. What kinds of items? Honestly, almost anything goes, it seems. You can buy a t-shirt with a Rubik’s cube on it or one with a VW beetle on the front. You can cop a Chupa Chups tee or Kikkoman soy sauce tee. Hell, maybe you just really love Bic pens. So if you have a true passion for Victorinox pocket knives or Roland synths, Uniqlo has you covered. 

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Quiksilver's Mad Wax Capsule Brings Surfing's Heyday to the Masses

In 1987, iconic Aussie surf brand Quiksilver released a film that would capture the zeitgeist of an entire generation of boardriders. Titled Mad Wax, the style of the era was unique, as boards got shorter and tricks got more and more complex, surf culture became ingrained in parts of the world that hadn’t before seen such laidback vibes, and the scene surrounding beaches where the swell was big started to burgeon. Premiering at Sydney’s Enmore Theatre, champion surfer Ross Clarke Jones starred in the lead role, alongside Tom Carroll and Gary Elkerton, while the whole production was directed by Michael Hohensee. With a soundtrack from GANGgajang, the short film epitomised an entire era of surfing life, which Australia largely helped to create. It was also the first time surf started to become as much a fashion statement as it was a sport, or hobby.

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The New adidas Deerupt are Made for Instagram

Follow enough sneakerheads on Instagram and your feed will quickly fill with the same shot. That shot, known as the “toe-down,” is achieved by placing your foot flat and pressing your toe to the ground in an effort to highlight the sloping silhouette of certain shoes. It’s incredibly popular. Now, adidas took that knowledge and crafted a sneaker built for perfect “toe-down” photography. The Deerupt (a portmanteau of “disrupt” and “erupt”) is the latest silhouette from adidas and it offers a lightweight body and an ’80s feel. Pulling design elements from the adidas Marathon, the Deerupt features a similar pattern on the midsole and a mesh-like upper. Grab a pair and join the ever growing list of sneakerheads.

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Levi’s Is Pioneering Something Called ‘Laser Washing’

Denim will always be a staple in the fashion world and whilst the iconic name in Levi’s has grown slightly tired amongst today’s staunch competition, there’s no denying that the brand is ahead of the game when it comes to innovation.

The American company recently revealed a new digitising technique which employs lasers to achieve the perfect finish on denim in record time without the use of harmful chemicals or intensive manual labour.

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Sky Loft Sydney

Sitting above the harbour, Sky Loft Sydney puts you in the heart of Australia's largest cities. The three bedroom sub-penthouse offers a luxurious stay in the Darlinghurst suburb with an open living area featuring a chef's kitchen, two leather-seated lounge rooms, and dining for 12. Along with dark wood finishes, Carrara marble trims the interior found in both the waterfall island and the two ensuite bathrooms. Floor-to-ceiling glazing runs throughout the interior, affording views of the impressive cityscape, as well as the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Sliding glass doors open every room out to an expansive balcony running the entire length of the apartment. With restaurants, shops, and cafes right outside your doorstep, its location is ideal for exploring the city.

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Sailor Jerry and the Infinite Wisdom of Tattooing

Once synonymous with outlaws and misfits, servicemen and the occasional murderous preacher, tattoos are now so mainstream that every second supermodel has one. Makes you wonder what Norman ‘Sailor Jerry’ Collins would think of it all. A tough-talkin’ former itinerant and naval seaman, Sailor Jerry reimagined twentieth-century tattoo art from his shop in Honolulu’s rowdy red-light district during World War II. In the name of happy, regret-free tattooing for both artist and client, Here is some pearls of wisdom from the man who started it all. (Even the cleanskins among us could follow worse advice.)

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