Our curation of Spring/Summer 2016 collections in 3 themes.
For the third season in a row, we partnered with Capsule this summer to put together our favorite clothing and accessories from the tradeshow's comprehensive list of brands. Labels -- both old and new -- and spanning all origins are currently displayed at the show's entrance, on view in Vegas through tomorrow. If you're in Sin City for the tradeshows do stop in to see our curation. If not, get a glimpse of what we think you should have on your radar for below.
Lovers of the outdoors will appreciate our first setup, inspired by the rugged nature. Keeping comfort and portability in mind, we opted for a Frost River fleece-lined leather bottle tote, Public Supply and Field Notes pocket notebooks, Juniper Ridge cologne and incense, USA-made United by Blue bison down socks and durable Oak Street boots. Clothing our nature man is a vintage USMC military jacket from Orange Crush Exports and white tailored wide-leg shorts by Noon Goons, accessorized with leather jewelry from Yuketen and sunglasses by Waiting for the Sun (a brand new #thatnewnow brand for Capsule), all topped off with a vintage Navajo-style blanket, also from OC Exports, so you can camp out in style.
Our next theme is one with a more minimalistic approach than the above, laid out with sleek and sophisticated pieces. It all started with a clean white jacket by PLAC, matched with navy windowpane check trousers by Timo Weiland. Accessories parallel this "Cereal" Magazine-esque aesthetic with a grey Reigning Champ sweatshirt material cap, all-white UTC00 leather sneakers, slim Bellroy passport wallet, BLK Pine canvas backpack and KOMONO sunglasses. And as any refined man would appreciate the finer things in life, we included a Yoke hand-poured wood wick candle, Fiele eau de parfum and a Kvadrat fabric portable Vifa speaker.
Our final set up is a look into the future of urban streetwear. Right now, Los Angeles has a firm grip the scene with strong pieces from 424, Second Layer and Blackfist. The main standout from the setup has to be footwear with innovative silhouettes from Casbia, Ambassadors of Minimalism and Article Number. The toned-down contemporary look is complete with accessories by Han Kjobenhavn, Snow Peak and Nixon.