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
Tags: Chambers, Chambers Los Angeles, chambray shirts, denim jackets, LA streetwear, mens streetwear, shirt jackets, woven shirts
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
Tags: denim winter wear, japanese brand, Japanese denim, mens streetwear, patchwork denim, Western Denim Looks, White Mountaineering, Yosuke Aizawa