The Arrivals have Arrived

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Founder, creative director and designer of the new line The Arrivals, Jeff Johnson is yet another former architect who has now turned his attention to the world of fashion. But Johnson has a larger agenda: to offer high-quality fashion at affordable prices. Yes, we’ve all heard that line before. But this brand lives up to that promise; every item in The Arrivals collection retails for under $700.

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I am in love with their Lautner Moto jacket. Inspired by the iconic motos of the 60s, the jacket features classic details made in a heavyweight South American leather. My favourite part: the Lautner’s ribbed waist and cuff panels that provide a tailored fit. A steal at only $585

Everybody Wang Chung?

No Everybody Wang hmmm. I mean HM.

That’s right, as of November 6th, the world will discover Alexander Wang at affordable price points. And everyone who has never heard of Wang (yes, there are some) will push and shove their way to proclaim their love for him. That’s right, it’s that time of year again, the release of the H&M  designer collaboration. But I am sure you have already heard about it and are already pitching your Hermès tent for the overnight line up. Is it worth it? Well that’s entirely up to you – how much do you love the Wang and how much do you love camping? Here are my picks.

 

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Down Puffer Coat, $349 ’cause a puffa is cooler in metallic.

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Windbreaker, $199 the over-sized bill saves this one from being bland.

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Parka, $299 you should always be prepared to look like you’re in the Arctic, even on 5th.

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Hoodie, $349 what? that’s right it’s made with real reptile (hence the price).

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Tank, $49.95 you wouldn’t want to be the only gay at the gym not rocking this, so buy it.alexander-wang-hm-collection-14

Shorts, $69.95 but most of those tank top asshole won’t be brave enough to rock them with the matching short but you will and should.

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Trousers, $69.95 neoprene is dope, trust me.

Obnxious Fluo Shoes Are Classic

I believe everyone should own a few obnoxious accessories (in their homes and in their closets) but this only works if you don’t take fashion/design too seriously. Yes, this negates my ‘everyone’ statement; many of you will simply look like you’re frontin’ with fluo sneakers. For the rest of us, leave us be to bask in the radioactive glow coming off these MMM babies. Available now, $500

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Care for a €1000 Trackie? ‘course you do

It’s Pharrell Williams for adidas Originals, need I say more?

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The mini-capsule collection features three perforated leather track tops (available in white, red and green), have been re-imagined by Pharrell with slimmer cut and luxe materials. Just be prepared for the €1,000 price tag.

Is that a flirty pocket square in your pocket or are you just happy to see me?

Anyone who knows about my rather sordid and graphic history (graphic design, people), knows that I have a fondness for graphic artists. And I count Gary Taxali‘s art amongst my favourites in this medium. This fall, he has once again teamed up with Harry Rosen to launch a collection of five special-edition pocket squares. This is the second series of pocket squares. The capsule collection celebrates the art of flirtation for the modern man.  Each pocket square has a flirty fun message such as “I ♥ Us”, “Wink/Why Not Me”, “Crushing Big Time/ Make It Count”, “Call Me/Never Call Me” and “You Had Me at Good Bye/My Feelings Like You”. This just might be the perfect gift to give that special someone you are crushing on. So who am I gifting? That’s one secret I’ll never tell. XOXO. You know you love me (and you know you love bad pop culture references). Available now, $95.

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Forget What I told you Monday

Trend Update: White Out shoes are out and Black Out shoes are now in. I know I told you Monday to stop wearing your crazy colourful ugly designer sneakers and opt for all white kicks for FW2014. Now it’s all about black out shoes. Fashion moves quickly. So keep up.

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Rick Owens x Adidas, $633

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Kris Van Assche, $660

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Lanvin, $705

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Balenciaga, $630

White shoes for Fall? Groundbreaking.

By now you proper fashion-loving men have jumped on the colourful kicks bandwagon; you jumped on line to ensure you bought the most colourful/ugly sneakers by a design house for $500+  before the sold out. Guess what? It’s over. As, Ms. Klum would remind you: “In fashion, one day you’re in and the next you are out.” Colourful sneaks are over, it’s all about classic white now.

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Balmain, $970

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Saint Laurent, $510

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Valentino, $665

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Kris Van Assche, $785

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Keds, $45

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All Rubber Converse, $79.99

 

Steal these

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Well, not literally. But it is okay to cop some shoes from the ladies side of Sully Wong. Trust me, they are worth the risk of getting caught.

If you recall one of my previous posts about Pharrell and his style, he likes to find great shoes in the women’s department. Here’s your chance to learn from Pharrell and get your hands on some Sully Wong x Amanda Lew Kee . The SWALK 01 Womens HI 1, as the shoe is known, features a black premium-raw cut leather upper and a premium Japanese leather lined denim interior. The SWALK 01 Womens HI 1 is slick, modern perfection. Just don’t let them all get bought out by the ladies. Although, you will probably never look as good as ALK in them.
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Available October 9th at select retailers and online at SullyWong.com.