Remember last week, when we posted about Los Angeles-based men’s streetwear label Chambers, featuring battered and bruised models, complete with busted lips and intimidating glares? Their next lookbook, for Spring-Summer 2012 continues to feature the Downtown man (sans bruises), who looks like he could care less about what you think; but, he still cares about tailoring and what goes on his body. We’re loving how every shirt and jacket really goes well with jeans, but we especially like the low-profile touches from contrast plaid-solid reversible woven shirts to tailoring touches such as shorter shirt hems and semi-hidden button columns. If you’re an Average Joe who wants to clean up nice without looking like you’ve stepped out of a mall, then put Chambers on your hit list.
Photography: Joshua Spencer. For more information, go to Chambers online.
—Kathy Ng Hassan
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Japanese brand White Mountaineering is said to be as technically strong as Visvim, and as fashion forward as Comme des Garçons. For Spring-Summer 2012, we see the man as the traveler through the desert, which is a change of landscape from its current Autumn-Winter 2011 collection in which the man braves the frosty wilderness. We don’t know this man, but we sense he is multifaceted; he’s a Bohemian punk rocker who absorbs a little bit of something from wherever he travels. Tribal motifs, Western shirt shoulder paneling, tattoo prints and patchwork denim provide a bit of rough, weathered and storied look that the collection conveys for the man who has a journey yet to take. Designer Yosuke Aizawa found a way to tastefully integrate denim into this collection’s DNA. And you thought White Mountaineering was just for hiking.
Images via Trend Crib. Video via High Snobiety.
—Kathy Ng Hassan
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