Sunday, September 22, 2013
With full access to North American fashion, somehow Neighborhood continues to impress us with their Japanese perspective on American classics. One of our favourite pieces from the current collection is the Hettrick C-Shirt. It offers a playful take on western style combined with meticulous Japanese craftsmanship.
The button down is cut from a heavy chambray in a classic workers shirt with asymmetric chest pockets and elbow patch reinforcements.
Available at HAVEN.
Friday, August 30, 2013
Growing up in Toronto, Nomad has had a place in our lives for a long time. We have always been fans of the store and for the last couple of years Nomad has also carried HNDSM. Aside from our direct link to the shop, we love them for their evolving selection and personal experience.
Today, Nomad is releasing a series of t-shirts in collaboration with BEEN TRILL. On top of the fact that it is an exceptional collaboration and the shirts rep CANADA across the front, Nomad also put together a look book featuring boobs. We are on board.
The collaborative t-shirts are available at Nomad on 08.30.13 at 4:20pm.
Monday, August 26, 2013
One of the new motifs in Undercover’s FW13 collection is the ribcage. The anatomically inspired design is available on a range of apparel as well as accessories. The Ribcage Shirt does a great job at fusing Japanese quality with my recurring childhood halloween costume. We certainly appreciate the quirkiness and the opportunity to express oneself while abiding by a dress code.
Available now at Tres Bien.
Sidenote: For an interesting read on Sune, the face of Tres Bien, check out an interview that he recently did with Four Pins.
Saturday, August 10, 2013
Stone Island Shadow Project has been dominating the intersection of fashion and performance materials for years. In their latest collection, they have shown some influence from streetwear with multiple prints on a long-sleeve tee. We are loving the prints down the sleeve and the oversized tech design on the back.
The back is printed with CXADO which translates to “Shadow” in Esperanto. Esperanto is a constructed international auxiliary language. The language’s goal was to create an easy-to-learn, politically neutral language that would transcend nationality and foster peace and international understanding between people with different languages.
Available now at HAVEN.
Saturday, July 20, 2013
Backpacks have always had a place in our lives. They’re practical, keep your shoulders symmetrical and can look as good as any duffle. Combining exceptional aesthetics and functionality is a backpack from Raf Simons and Eastpak. The backpack has a nice balance of premium material with a classic shape.
Available now at Tres Bien.
Thursday, July 4, 2013
Alexander Wang is one of the most important designers in America right now. His eponymous label, Balenciaga and a shout out on Yeezus all support this. In addition to his talent of blending contemporary design with sportswear, Alexander Wang recently debuted his Objects Collection No. 3.
The Objects Collection is a curated selection of personal items for everyday use. The pieces are immaculately styled making us debate if they are better in use or on display. The Collection consists of playing cards, a keychain, bottle opener, slippers, and boxing gloves.
Available at Alexander Wang.
Thursday, June 27, 2013
Our good friends at Troubadour have teamed up with one of The UK’s premium retailers, Oki-Ni, on a guide for leather products. Founders, Samuel and Abel outline how to identify quality leather (smell matters), how to care for it, and how to deal with damage. The guide is educational and concise. One can never know when their leather knowledge will be tested.
Experience the full guide at Oki-Ni.
Tuesday, June 11, 2013
Jerry was always an interesting kid growing up. Instead of thinking “outside the box”, his teachers would regularly comment on how they weren’t sure Jerry saw a box at all. Rather than trying to bash the square block through the triangle hole, he would take apart the toy and defend the mess that was left behind as a work of abstract expressionism.
HNDSM gave Jerry a selection of our bracelets and stepped back. He came up with alternative ways to use them, which we have documented here for your study.
View The Tanzania Nights Lookbook.
Tuesday, June 11, 2013
Today, we are happy to reveal HNDSM.com’s redesign. The main goal of the redesign was to give you a cleaner and more functional experience. We’ve simplified navigating, added larger pictures, and made it adaptable for any window size.
You can now enjoy our current collections, lookbooks and soundscapes including our latest addition, Tanzania Nights.
Head over to HNDSM now.
Tuesday, June 4, 2013
Original Fake is now wrapping up its final season after a very successful run since 2006. The brand surprised fans with the announcement of its doors closing voluntarily in 2013. The brand and its collectibles will undoubtedly be sought after in the years ahead as the final quantities disappear.
You may recognize the Passing Through Companion from its massive counterpart’s appearances in key American cities.
Today Haven released a final restock of the KAWS Companion (Passing Through) in three colorway options. It is undoubtedly one of the best versions of the Companion and a small window of opportunity to own a piece from Original Fake’s final season.
Available now at Haven.