Design

Makeover of the standard duffle bag:

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Public-School-Military-Duffle-Bag

Marc-McNairy-Military-Duffle-Bag

Check out the eBay auctions for lots of pictures of all 20, and to place your bids.

You can also click through the gallery on Details’ website.

Twenty of America’s greatest menswear designers reinterpret a standard army/navy duffel bag.  Transformations by Marc Jacobs, Tommy Hilfiger, Rag & Bone, Billy Reid, and others—and bid on these one-of-a-kind works of art on eBay from June 10 to June 17. Proceeds go to the CFDA (Council of Fashion Designers Of America) Foundation, which benefits emerging designers.

Some are cool, some really are lame.

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I’ve come to realize that if a jacket has 4 big front pockets, it’s apparently always a “Field Jacket”:

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What you’re looking it in this case is a jacket with a fasteners to attach a propriety matching backpack.  Finished laughing yet?  *facepalm* where do I even start.  That thing is so embarrassing…. like seriously a detachable backpack?  Was this concept originally for 5 year olds?  I highly doubt a grown man has ever said “You know what would be really cool… if this jacket came with a matching backpack, and rather than have conventional over the shoulder straps I just had lose straps I could weave into some hardware on the jacket.”  That is the worst possible color they could have possibly produced that jacket in too.  It still would have been hideous in black or olive drab, but much better than such a bland light grey.

£320 ($487 USD) over at Maharishi.

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I’m impressed in more ways than one at how ridiculous this is:

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What you’re LOL’ing at is the Artisanal Patch Gilet (Gilet is a fancy french name for vest) from Maison Martin Margiela.  From a fashion standpoint this is pure genius.  The fact Margiela created this vest solely from military patches gives it a uniqueness and an edge that people in the industry crave.  I can’t help but picture two main demographics for this vest though… one of course being the high fashion young guy or girl with a lot of money who unsurprisingly want to show off how edgy / unique they are.  The second being the basement dwelling nerd with rich parents who would wear this non stop, covered in thick layer of Cheeto dust while PWNING newbs online in Call Of Duty 20 hours per day.  Sadly I wish I could have found a picture for this post which featured the latter.

£1,090 ($1670 USD) over at Oki-Ni.

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Dress to impress:

Source – GQ Style

I really thought the CRYE influence would have been more obvious, but I like what Pharrel and McNasty did with the fabric.  A “celebration of the silhouette” indeed; you really can’t ever go wrong with all black everythang.

BBC-Black-PreviewIn the first post on the preview of the collab I did, I speculated on it’s wearability.   Well if you click through the source link you can check out five pictures in the gallery which seem to answer the question; it’s wearable and not incredibly ground breaking.

LOL at the end of the video “I don’t want assholes like you wearing my shoes”…. oh McNasty you so crazy.

The BBC Black line will be in stores this fall.

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MSTRPLN has you covered if you have dreamt of wood grain camouflage:

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MSTRPLN-Wood-Grain-Camouflage-Pillows

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British DPM, Woodland, and Duck camouflage.  They did a nice job; the camo / woodgrain combo is a good look. I’m always a fan of branding being unobtrusive. The iPhone case and the pillows are subtle enough, but the strip at the bottom of each one of those posters totally ruin them in my opinion.

All reasonably priced on Society6 at the MSTRPLN store.   I don’t really have a use for any of the items, but I’m sure they will sell really well.

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Drone proofing… so hot right now. Drone proofing.

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A New York City privacy advocate-turned-urban-guerilla fashion designer is selling garments designed to make their wearers invisible to infrared surveillance cameras, particularly those on drones. And although Adam Harvey admits that his three-item Stealth Wear line of scarves and capes is more of a political statement than a money-making venture, the science behind the fashion is quite sound.

Full story – ScientificAmerican

He does this all using metallized fabric, which hold in body heat so the infrared cameras on the drones can’t see you as easily.  No word on the B.O. side effects, but I’m sure after marinating under one of those designs all day, you might be glad you’re alive and undetected by drones but trust me when I say others are going to wish death upon you.

I’m not going to lie, I love the patina that Burqa fabric has.  If you’re trying to holla at mad hunnies all day on the mobile though, this thing will be a total cockblock.  Yeah it blocks cell signals quite nicely too.

£1,500 ($2264 USD) over at Primitive London.  This idea will be hijacked by a big name designer and be on the runway sooner or later… mark my words.

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