There’s nothing more lame than a clothing line that takes itself too seriously. No one likes a fuddy-duddy! And that’s part of the reason why we love Yusuke Ota’s menswear line, BiceSter. The Japanese label’s fall/winter 2011 collection playfully injects corals, blues, and mellow hues into loose trousers, cargo shorts, and relaxed-but-not-sloppy shirts. We even find ourselves digging the pieced-together denim bottoms. Patchwork for men? So not the norm, but yes, yes, yes!
California-based menswear boutique UNIONMADE has produced what we would describe as a fully saturated lifestyle-oriented lookbook for their latest capsule collection, “Indigo”. The menswear spread features a curated selection of the boutique’s favorite brands and looks that were designed to showcase the indigo color and dye. Says the brand, “Indigo dyed goods are believed to carry a strength rooted in hard work and brings life to the cloth it saturates with a rich and vibrant blue”. Check out the gorgeous images below, and shop the collection here. You can also see behind-the-scenes photos of the shooting at the UNIONMADE blog.
Images via We Are Selecters.
—Michelle Christina Larsen
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Buffalo David Bitton has done it again with their sexy (and topless) lookbook for fall 2011. Who needs a shirt when you’ve got a killer pair of jeans on anyway, right? And while we’ll leave to the models to be the bonafide provocateurs, we would definitely be more than happy to take a pair or two of the killer denim duds they’re sporting off their hands. Though, perhaps its a better idea that we don’t (if you know what we mean). But with an amazing selection of wide leg and bootcut jeans, body-hugging skinnies, and killer leopard print denim short shorts, honestly how could we not be tempted? Whew! Who knew fall could be so hot?
Images via Denimology.
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To say we love the use of color in J.Crew’s Fall 2011 lookbook would be a hilarious understatement. We’re enamored with the mustard yellows, magentas, and cyans in a way that makes us (for a fleeting second) wish Fall would come for a week before summer really gets going. There’s even a pair of lilac slacks. To make matters more exciting? Glimpses of dark-wash cuffed denim peeking out from outfits with more muted hues. Khaki, camel, and beige are seamless matches for deep and medium blue wash denim jackets and desaturated jeans, topped off with fedoras and wispy, autumn hair. How romantic!
See the J.Crew fall 2011 lookbook here.
—Michelle Christina Larsen
Tags: cuffed skinny jeans, dark wash denim, denim trends fall 2011, denim workshirt, fall 2011 lookbook, J. Crew, jean jackets