Another week, another slew of great products in the world of mens’ fashion. While last week was dominated by high fashion sneakers and Kanye West’s final collection with APC, this week’s action is a little more accessible, with limited sneaker releases sitting alongside not one but three Vans collabs and NBA star Russel Westbrook’s debut collection for Barneys New York.
As ever, many of these releases are extremely limited, so if you’ve missed out then better luck next time. Check out these releases, and the rest of our tightly curated selection of mens’ fashion over at What Drops Now.
It’s been a big week for Vans releases, and Odd Future’s ongoing collab with the Californian skate icon will certainly prove to be one of the most popular. The OFWGKTA collective give a series of Old Skool sneakers their signature irreverent, juvenile aesthetic, with a bright pink sole used as the base for three brash colourways. Finished with a primitively scrawled Golf Wang Logo on the heel counter, the sneakers are available now.
Russel Westbrook continues his ventures into the world of fashion with this collaboration with Jordan Brand, made exclusively for high end NYC retailer Barneys. Taking the iconic Jordan ‘cement’ motif and imbuing it the NBA star’s taste for all things garish, the collection takes an unsurprising sportswear lean and follows Westbrook’s move into eyewear with his recently launched ‘Westbrook Frames’ label.
Enigmatic Goodhood associate Gasius returns for another tongue in cheek round of Pizza based merchandise. Black tees, bold graphics and lots of Pizza references make this one of the less serious, but no less desirable releases of the week. As ever, the range of tees won’t stick around long, so if you’re thinking of copping you better do it quick.
Vans follow on from their previously seen Hello Kitty sneakers with another charming collaboration with a pop culture icon. This time Snoopy and the gang adorn the uppers of the Authentic, Sk8-Hi and kids’ Authentic, in a series of soft pastel colours that are sure to be a hit with fans of Peanuts and Vans the world over.
Under the guidance of Riccardo Tisci, Givenchy has exploded from lesser known French luxury house to a high fashion behemoth in a matter of years. Tisci’s unmistakeable dark, gothic aesthetic and adoration for all things street defined a whole movement and paved the way for high fashion’s recent infatuation with street culture. For the Fall / Winter 2014 season, the brand’s ever-popular graphic t-shirt program is reinvigorated, albeit with a more abstract, but still very-much Tisci, aesthetic.
Kanye West’s influence on mens’ style is impossible to deny. Yeezy’s fashion clout has, for better or worse, resulted in everything from all red sneakers to pink polos and shutter shades making their way into popular consciousness. One of the standout garments in Kanye’s appearance in this month’s GQ, alongside items from his final collection with APC, was his often worn camel overcoat. You can bet your life the style will be in high demand, and Italian designer Christian Pellizzari has got you covered with this broad lapelled, belted iteration of the high fashion staple.
It’s been a good few seasons for Chris Stamp’s eponymous label. Spearheading the wave of monochromatic streetwear that we have seen so much of lately, Stampd has carved a real niche in the industry based on a premium and minimal take on sportswear that deftly avoids the cliches that many of their peers fall into. The label’s collaborative sneaker with Vans follows this decidedly left field route – rather than dress an Era or Sk8-Hi in all-white and all-black leather and call it a day, the brand used a performance waffle sole, micro-suede lining and braided calfskin upper to create a product that is unlike any other Vans collab and very much a Stampd product. The sneakers are available for preorder here.
Everyone’s favourite fashion troll Jeremy Scott returns for another set of love-it or hate-it (probably the latter) footwear with adidas. The designer’s elaborate JS Wing sneakers have somehow been made even more garish with the addition of this rainbow-like chromatic colourway, for an aesthetic that most will hate but some will absolutely love.
Patta have once again teamed up with Italian sportswear icon Diadora for another round of athletic footwear. This time the Dutch label have dressed Diadora’s N9000 sneaker in a black and red colourway in a tribute to Milanese football team AC Milan. With a green liner hinting at the football pitch, the sneaker is finished with a Number 9 in tribute to legendary AC Milan strikers Marco van Basten, George Weah and Filippo Inzaghi.
Luxury retailer Parabellum presented an outrageously luxe day bag, crafted from hand skived bison leather with a suede lining. In contrast to the Shinola backpack we featured last week, this luxury luggage piece, Parabellum’s day bag made no effort to hide it’s luxe credentials with it’s extravagant construction and sky high price point.