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Laid Back Summer Style
By: Brandon Liu
July 28, 2014
German label WEMOTO presents its latest Spring/Summer 2015 collection. Rooted in casual street style, the brand’s collection reflects its mantra of laid back, low profile looks.
The aesthetics of the collection are minimal and simplistic. In addition, the lookbook offers contrasting pairings with simple pattern designs, which are accented with deep hues of navy, maroon, and beige.
Much of the slim cuts that dominated previous menswear seasons are replaced with liberal cuts of flowing fabric that truly allow for comfort and a full range of motion. From signature parkas, bomber jackets, button-ups and a variety of airy tees, sweats, and pullovers, WEMOTO's spring and summer options are neutrally calm, cool, and collected while being easy to pair with casual sneakers.
Enjoy the collection above and stay tuned on more from WEMOTO.
An Effortless Display of Ingenuity
By: Ian Garner | Photographer: Courtesy of Style.com
July 29, 2014
When Givenchy’s Spring/Summer 2015 collection came down the runway, the only extravagancy Riccardo Tisci delighted himself in was his known ability as a designer. There were no Rottweilers, no Madonnas, and certainly no obscure, hieroglyphically electronic patterns; but rather there was black, white and gypsophila all over. The collection forecasted new trends but reclaimed some of Tisci’s aesthetics when he was an emerging designer many moons ago: precise tailoring and a strict adherence to a monochromatic palette.
The completely wearable collection presented a range of diverse yet minimalistic options, from colorblocked polo shirts to Macintosh coats ranging between black, white and the baby’s breath pattern to a variety of pique lapel and double-breasted tailoring.
When Tisci finally came out in his trusty white Air Force 1's, it dawned upon us what we had just seen: an effortless display of ingenuity. By the time these hit the racks, they won’t be there for long.
Stefano Pilati Explores the World of Architecture & Space
By: Ian Garner | Photographer: Courtesy of Ermenegildo Zegna Couture; Film by Johan Söderberg
July 24, 2014
When the Ermenegildo Zegna Couture Spring/Summer 2015 collection sprouted in Milan for MFW, Stefano Pilati brought with him a truly cinematic experience. The Johan Söderberg directed fashion show film briefly explores Pilati’s world of “Architecture and Space.” His models, who were are introduced to as silhouettes, are the spectacles of architecture that take up his space. There’s a moment of transcendence in darkness when his models emerge into the light of the runway and the color palette that swaddles them is still, in essence, exclusively dark. Much of the garments were highlighted by stripes fashioned in a range of fabrications from a luxury blend mouliné suting stripe to silk taffetà stripes to the summer essential seersucker.
This new chapter of Pilati’s Zegna compounds concepts from the previous two seasons and weaves them into his evolving aesthetic. He continues to explore apparent contradictions that somehow, through Pilati’s touch, complement one another flawlessly: “innovations and destructions, splendor and decadence, philosophy and romanticism, masculine and feminine… architecture and space.”
ALD's Sophomore Collection Hits All The Right Notes
By: Cameron Wolf | Photographer: Courtesy of Aimé Leon Dore
July 24, 2014
Sometimes, timing really can be everything. While Aimé Leon Dore’s basics are worth celebrating in any era, we can’t think of any other time than now that would be more inclined to lose their minds over Teddy Santis’ meticulously made essentials. The typically, quick-swiping, mindless scrolling minds of the Internet have collectively come together to drool over this. While the success of “plainness” in this temporary reign of normcore, is not unprecedented, it’s ALD’s ability to captivate with such a restrained hand that has got us all talking.
ALD’s Pre-Fall ’15 collection is incredibly controlled and forward thinking, especially for a collection that doesn’t look further than crewneck sweaters, parkas, shorts, hoodies, tanks and tees. The color palette is as versatile as any Pre-Fall collection could hope: the standard grey and navy, and the fashionable burgundy and cream are the other two Santis focuses on. Santis uses the lookbook to illustrate why he most likely landed on these colors: they are essentially interchangeable. All the colors seem to go with everything; it’s hard to imagine an outfit where a touch of burgundy would be out of place, and that’s the most audacious shade of the bunch.
Shirts, crewneck sweaters, shorts, and parkas are not what they seem at first glance in ALD’s lookbook. Impeccably tailored and slim-cut tees and a denim shirt are gifted breathing room with Santis’ split hems on the side. T-shirts are made with soft terry cloth, shorts’ seams are unrefined (standing in stark contrast to the rest of the refined details), and parkas sit close to the body, but vented in the back for cool effect and full movement.
Teddy Santis thought of everything for Aimé Leon Dore Pre-Fall ’15, and now we can’t help but agonize over the details as much as he did. Click through the gallery above to see what we mean.
Americans in Paris
By: Maggie Maloney | Photographer: Courtesy of Style.com
July 23, 2014
On a rainy summer day overlooking the picturesque Seine River in Paris, Kenzo designers Humberto Leon and Carol Lim showed their latest collection of menswear at Paris Fashion Week. Always calling back to the Kenzo archives since the duo took creative control of the brand in 2012, this collection stayed true to Kenzo’s vivid and spirited roots, with signature bold blocks of color and intricate prints.
The Spring/Summer 2015 menswear line embraces the mix of cultures designers Leon and Lim have experienced as Americans working and designing in Paris. The designers acknowledged the Americans in Paris inspiration by re-creating famous images, such as the Eiffel Tower, Statue of Liberty and Cosette, the face of Les Misérables, seamlessly on sweater using the optical-knit technique. These created their own feeling of souvenirs gained when visiting a new locale and, as Leon himself put it, the collection is about “that sense of wonder when a tourist goes to a place like New York or Paris for the first time.”
The sense of wonder and adventure was undeniable throughout the collection, with parkas ready for a Vespa or scooter ride and matching polka-dot or striped ensembles perfect for exploring a new city. Patterns and prints were a major player, from a mod-black and white polka-dot to stripes in every color imaginable. The looks ranged from a pastel, preppy color pallet to a dramatic burnt orange, the entire collection was a whimsical show that refused to be dampened by the summer rain.
See for yourself in the imagery above.
Fragrances You Need to Cop
By: Daniel Wagowski | Photographer: Courtesy of Odin NY
July 22, 2014
Have you heard? Odin New York now carries our very own Grungy Gentleman x Cotton Citizen sweats in store. It’s hard to find something we don’t love at Odin New York. The boutique men’s lifestyle shop first opened its doors in Manhattan’s Lower East Side back in 2004 and today carries all the staples a fashionable gentleman requires.
In 2009, Odin NY launched their first three men’s fragrances. The boutique now has over 10 unisex fragrances, made in collaboration with such perfumers as Kevin Verspoor, Pierre Constantin Gueros, Jean-Claude Delville, Corinne Cachen, Phillippe Romano and Delphine Jelk. Odin NY continues to build their fragrance brand, exploring their underlying theme of travel combined with a fresh take on time-honored fragrance traditions.
As we work and play in the heat of long summer days, a gentleman must remember to always stay cool and fresh. Odin NY fragrances take care of the latter. Here are some notable fragrances you can pick up at Odin NY:
Odin New York’s 07 Tanoke was developed with Paris-based Drom perfumer Corinne Cachen to find the right balance of strength and lightness. Layering classically American scents inspired by the woods and surrounding waters of Northern California, 07 Tanoke arrives at a clean, crisp aroma that is grounded with a natural warmness. 07 Tanoke was selected for W Magazine's "Top 10 Indie Fragrances" and GQ's "Cologne of the Year".
The creation of 08 Seylon communicates a new understanding of vetiver through a calming blend of rich, earthy aromas. Balancing an airy palette of citrusy top notes with warm, spicy base notes, 08 Seylon takes us on a journey through the damp soils of untamed Sri Lanka.
Odin New York's fragrance 09 Posala brings to mind a fresh, aromatic orchard with hints of sweet citrus and earthy amber to arrive at a successful complex layering of notes. Inspired by the heritage of the South, 09 Posala is a delicate floral scent balanced with smoky bourbon and Perique tobacco notes. 09 Posala is exclusive to Barneys New York.
Odin New York’s first incense fragrance, 10 Roam, highlights a contrast between brightness and warm smokiness. Notes of wild coffee flower, crisp pepper leaf and saffron combine with dried coconut and ginger lily to skillfully balance a bittersweet smoothness with a fresh, airy aroma.
Odin New York’s 11 Semma is a bright and familiar fragrance evoked by hints of fresh chili pepper and powdery tonka. Notes of cinnamon bark, sweet tobacco, and warm myrrh with sandalwood and herbaceous clove create an enduring and vibrant scent. This complex layering of aromas thoughtfully balances sweet and warm, and masculine and feminine, to arrive at a truly effervescent fragrance.
These are some seriously nice fragrances you need to cop. Smelling this good, your significant other will go crazy over you. Stop by one of Odin's three NYC locations or purchase now on their online shop.
GILT X SAMSUNG
LEVELing up with Samsung’s New Audio Range
By: Brandon Liu | Photographer: Courtesy of GILT x Samsung
July 18, 2014
Get ready to amp up, Samsung Level is launching with GILT. For 72 hours, GILT will exclusively be carrying the range of Samsung Level audio products before hitting the shelves of major retailers.
In the battle for supremacy, Samsung has just launched its first range of headphones in North America. Simple, minimalistic, modern, and reminiscent to clean Scandinavian designs, Level incorporates the best of both worlds with crisp and clear audio reverberations without having to sacrifice pristine and stylish design cues.
What sets Level headphones apart from the competition is its smart and intuitive design. The most premium model, Level Over is not only wireless but also has touch controls located on the earcups. That means playing, pausing, and Leveling up and down are a breeze and with Samsung mobile devices, it can even activate S-Voice. The rest of the range consists of Level On and Level In, which are wired models that come with tactile button controls. But despite which model you choose, the Level range has powerful and premium sound reproductions with its 3-way speaker system. That in turn provides for clear, crisp, and powerful bass with Powerful Dynamic Speakers.
In addition, Samsung is also offering the Level Box, a Bluetooth speaker that pairs effortlessly via NFC. GILT is offering an exclusive bundle for both the Box and Level On headphones at a reduced price from retail outlets.
Samsung makes a strong and compelling debut into the audio market as the Level range proves to be fierce competition to many of the other headphones and wireless jam boxes currently available. Available in white, black, and silver, and at four different price points, there is a model to please everyone. To Level up your headphone style to the next dimension, head over to GILT before July 20th to be the first to rock out to some killer sounds.
L’Après-Midi de Rick Owens
By: Ian Garner | Photographer: Courtesy of Rick Owens
July 17, 2014
Fashion oft appropriates art and culture that has had significant historical poignancy to create a spectacle that graces the runway. Rick Owens is no stranger to this intersection of art and style and for his Spring/Summer 2015 collection he turned back time over a hundred years ago to the birth of modern dance with Nijinsky’s debut for the Ballets Russes. Rick Owens "Faun" comes directly from the ballet L’Après-Midi d’un Faune.
Owens’ urban faun featured cross-body straps, weightily constructed garments typical of Owens’ motif and his Adidas Springblades. The palette included faded and distressed alterations to the colors Lèon Bakst originally used in his designs for the Ballets Russes, which proved to be a new venture for the designer.
Check out the imagery above, it’s a vision you won’t want to miss.
Our Favorite Ensembles From this Year's ESPY Awards
By: Cameron Wolf | Photographer: Courtesy of Zimbio.com
July 17, 2014
For what feels like the first time in years, the ESPYs became a must-watch event. The ESPYs had pulled a huge-draw host in Drake, and we tuned in excited to see how the rapper and sports fanatic would do in the role. Adding to the excitement of the festivities is the crowd of athletes fully on board with this fashion thing. The players were out in full force and we picked out the best from a dapper crowd.
H&M, Koons & The Whitney Celebrate Largest H&M Store in the World
By: sofia | Photographer: Courtesy of H&M
July 16, 2014
Last night, H&M (Hennes & Mauritz), one of the world’s largest retailers known for offering high fashion apparel, celebrated its collaboration with iconic artist, Jeff Koons at the opening of its new flagship store on Fifth Avenue.
Fashion and art fans alike visited the new store on Fifth Avenue at 48th Street to be the first to shop the new collection and the coveted Balloon Dog (Yellow) handbag. Team Grungy Gentleman enjoyed food, drinks and a special performance by British sensation, Birdy alongside Jeff Koons, Olivia Wilde and Ashley Benson.
"I'm very happy to be working with H&M. It's really exciting to be celebrating the opening of their flagship store and I'm very proud the bag,” said Jeff Koons.
“ART IS SOMETHING THAT IS ACCESSIBLE, WE INTERACT WITH IT ALL THE TIME AND H&M MAKES FASHION THE SAME WAY."
Attendees had the opportunity to purchase the limited-edition leather handbag featuring the Balloon Dog (Yellow), one of Koons’ most iconic works for $49.95. The Balloon Dog leather handbag will also be carried in select markets across the US including Los Angeles, Chicago and Dallas, as well as online at hm.com beginning July 17th, 2014. A select number of pieces will also be sold at the Whitney Museum of American Art during the Retrospective as well as on Whitney.org.
Guests also had the chance to preview the location’s exciting 57,000 square feet interior. The new flagship store will be the first in the country to offer a full concierge service, creating a very unique shopping experience. It will also be the first store in New York to carry the full H&M Home collection. In addition, customers who bring garments to be recycled in H&M’s Garment Collecting program before the store’s opening tomorrow will be entered to win gift cards valued between $50 and $100.
The store will open to the public at 12:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 17th with a grand opening celebration. Enjoy the new store and be sure to visit the stunning Jeff Koons Retrospective at The Whitney Museum of American Art.