May 20th, 2013
Brand new in at End are the latest releases from Post Overalls, who continue to produce designs inspired by the American Machine Age, with Japanese design sophistication and construction quality.
Embracing a whole host of traditional American design, the SS13 collection presses on with the heavy-duty Engineers Jacket. Constructed from a rigid cotton twill, the jacket features a selection of utilitarian pockets, finished with Post O’Alls signature contrast stitching.
Inspired by a vast collection of vintage pieces from the early 20th century, designer Takeshi Ohfuchi creates clothing authentic in both design and construction and where his brand excels particularly is in originally detailed work shirts and overshirts.
The SS13 collection so far has had strong offerings from both of these camps and the latest drop is no different. The Cruzer 5-W jacket, Engineers Shirt and Post-R Shirt are constructed with a level of care and attention that many brands would seek to imitate, all featuring an impressive selection of functional detailing from utilitarian pockets to tab secured collars.
Topping off these new releases are a selection of classically styled work shorts and a selection of that oft-neglected accessory, the pocket square, finished with further reference to vintage US style in a selection of American Calico floral prints.
Explore this love letter to classic American style in our Post Overalls section now.
May 15th, 2013
A crop of new releases from innovative Japanese streetwear brand SOPHNET. has just arrived here at End.
For SS13, SOPHNET. continue to approach classic silhouettes, re-imagining them in their own minimal and distinctive style. SOPH focus particularly on the t-shirt, with new versions of the popular contrast seam panelled tees, new graphic styles and a selection that are finished with contrasting pockets.
With an excellent selection of shorts, in unique textured floral and patchwork madras fabric, the offerings from SOPH are completed by strong pieces from the world of outwear.
The highlight being the latest design from their ongoing collaboration with Canadian outerwear company FYi and close friends Fragment Design. The FsF Light Weight Packable Zip-Up Parka is designed to meet the needs of the urban environment, constructed from 100% Ripstop Nylon it is packable into itself, designed to be easily stored and deployed should the weather take a turn for the worse. A simple, elegantly designed and highly functional piece.
All available online now at End, head to the SOPHNET. section to take a closer look.
May 10th, 2013
The Adidas Japan pack continues to shape up very nicely with this new take on a classic from the ZX series, the Adidas x Mita ZX 8000, produced in collaboration with Japanese footwear retailer Mita sneakers.
Inspired by a time towards the end of the last century when the Adidas ZX series not only dominated the running track but also the street, particularly the EQT series which is still regarded as one of the best Adidas has ever produced.
Particularly popular in the Hip Hop community Adidas at this time specialised in a style of clean and on point colourways that best utilised the panelled design of the shoes in the ZX series and made it a staple for youth of Japan in the early 90’s.
Drawing on these original designs, Mita have created their own super clean take on the ZX 8000. Its mesh, suede and leather uppers feature an effortless white, green and grey colourway with black detailing.
In a final reference to the Japanese youth culture that made it such an icon, the printed insole features a combination of Mita’s signature chain link design backed by a selection of vinyl records.
Mita’s clean and simple take on this iconic silhouette from Adidas launches here at end on the 15/05/2013, for now head to our launch section to take a closer look.
May 10th, 2013
The latest chapter in our collaboration with one of the greatest names in shoemaking, the Tricker’s x End Hunting Co. Colour Card Pack is our take on their classic Stow Brogue Boot. Inspired by the industry standard colour cards that are integral to any cross brand collaboration, the Stow Brogue’s have experienced a hit of colour with a contrasting Dainite Commando sole. Keeping up with the standard of our previous collaborations, they feature premium Cavalier leather uppers, longwing punched brogue detailing and are goodyear welted to their eye catching soles.
As ever, numbers are extremely limited, so head over to the Tricker’s section now for a proper look, before they’re gone.
May 9th, 2013
The latest drop from the Neighborhood and WTAPS SS13 collections have arrived as strong as ever some notable progression, with a selection of the kind of classic styles that have made both of these Japanese brands so celebrated.
Neighborhood continue to expand they highly sought after range of tees, including releases from their SVG archive collection, a selection of expertly executed graphic t-shirts and a bumper three pack of basic tees, a fantastic boost to anyone’s collection of wardrobe essentials. Sitting alongside these premium tees are a new offering from their ongoing collaboration with Masa Sculp, a subtly styled and classically designed work shirt and a variety of well thought out accessories.
The uniquely titled ‘Philosophy’ collection from WTAPS for SS13 sees them continue to work within their distinctive M.O., appropriating heritage Americana and Military style and recreating it with their own personality and Japanese sophistication.
Their Hellweek series continues to create premium and hard wearing essentials, the Buds and Jungle shirts take military surplus style to new limits with their take on branding and detailing and their continuing experimentation with classic collegiate American style has created two standout COOLMAX Seersucker Shirts.
As with any WTAPS offering and in keeping with the progression of this collection so far, there is strong selection of legwear, footwear and accessories. Their premium take on the classic military plimsoll and belt are produced with their exacting eye for materials and design and the Skinny Raw Jeans and Khaki Trousers feature the subtle branding and quality utilitarian detailing that is typical of the WTAPS approach to design.
Head to the Neighborhood and WTAPS sections now to see how impressively both of the brands collections are shaping up.
May 8th, 2013
PUMA have teamed up with the online style barometer that is Hypebeast to create the PUMA x Hypebeast ‘Dim Sum’ Pack. Dim Sum translates as ‘touch the heart’ and is the core of Hong Kong’s culinary culture and local lifestyle, and it is this heart of their native Hong Kong that HB wanted to recreate in their colab, with a unique take on this much-loved food stuff.
The release itself centres around one of PUMA’s most popular silhouettes, the Blaze of Glory, comprising two versions inspired by some of the most popular Dim Sum dishes, a ‘Siu Mai’ Blaze of Glory OG and a ‘Har Gao’ Blaze of Glory LTWT. “Seeing as this was a release themed around our city, food itself is a huge part of the local Hong Kong landscape,” said Eugene Kan, Hypebeast’s Managerial Editor. “I’ve been really interested in the conceptualization and execution of food, as well as its importance within culture. Dim Sum in itself is such an institution, it was a no brainer to pick it! It was only fitting that we set about trying to apply these inspirations to footwear.”
The PUMA x HB ‘Siu Mai’ Blaze of Glory OG is outfitted in a luxurious yellow leather and suede upper, referencing the yellow wrap of Siu Mai dumplings. The shoe is highlighted by a cushionCELL midsole in white and rounded out by a neoprene boot for fit and comfort. The PUMA x HB ‘Har Gao’ Blaze of Glory LTWT is light in weight and more flexible than the OG with a PUMA FAAS 250 midsole, and features a minimalistic upper with a unique translucent shrimp camouflage pattern. Each pair of sneakers is made to be available in a dust bag that mimics the motif of a bamboo steamer, similar in style to the basket Dim Sum is generally served in.
The Puma x Hypebeast ‘Dim Sum’ Pack will launch at 00:01 BST on May 17th – for further details please email email@example.com or call +44 191 231 3983.
May 7th, 2013
In keeping with the unusually warm weather we’ve been experiencing here in the UK, Nike are treating us to a new release inspired by the coastline of Brazil, where the Sun shines the whole year round.
The ‘Beaches of Rio’ pack sees Nike continue to push the boundaries of its Engineered Mesh technology, this time through the medium of colour and they could not have chosen a better theme within which to do so.
Taking the water, sand, and bountiful exotic plant and animal life, they have created a selection of wildly colourful new looks for the Air Max 1, 90, 95 and 180 with lush green, bright blue and vibrant orange jumping off each silhouette.
These new colourways come complete with hyperfuse and nubuck uppers, ensuring that they don’t only look perfect for summer but that your feet will be kept cool and comfortable even as the sun bakes down on you, with each one sitting on top of a sand inspired speckle midsole.
Dropping at 00:01 AM BST on the 10th of May, make sure to grab your own piece of Brazilian summertime with the Nike Air Max ‘Beaches of Rio’ pack here at End.
May 6th, 2013
In celebration of Adidas’ long-standing connection with the city of Boston, Consortium have released two new editions of one of their most revered runners. Originally released in 1984 to coincide with and to mark the German brand’s association with the Boston Marathon, the Boston Super has appeared in many guises over the years, but for 2013 Consortium have decided to bring it back in its original form.
This OG version of the Boston features a midsole of white, red, navy and grey which stand out boldly against the blue and grey uppers, as per the original model. Paying tribute to that OG blueprint, Consortium’s version features soft vintage suede, with mesh panels and leather detailing and incorporates Adi’s classic ghilly lacing system.
The second colourway seeks to directly celebrate the Marathon itself and was designed in collaboration with the Boston Athletic Association, the organisation behind the race. Again the premium materials used in the original shoe are applied, this time in a bold blue and yellow colourway. This bright take on the Boston has a predominantly navy look, with stabs of eye catching yellow at the laces and leather three stripe, and in true Consortium style, both versions of the Boston feature a woven tongue tab logo, adorned with the unmistakable Trefoil and Consortium logos.
Please Note: As a result of the tragic events at this year’s Boston Marathon, the launch has been postponed until 18th May, and Adidas have released the following statement:
‘We are shocked by the terrible news coming out of Boston and have decided to postpone the launch of the Consortium Boston OG pack. Our hearts and prayers go out to the runners, spectators and everyone effected by the terrible events that took place during the Boston Marathon.’
For further details regarding the release, please email firstname.lastname@example.org .
May 3rd, 2013
Head Porter Plus, the premium apparel line from the famous Yoshida & Co, draws on years of design manufacturing expertise to produce a range of clothing truly worthy of the Porter name. This season’s apparel collection keeps very much true to the label’s roots, with unfussy designs that hinge on quality of finish and durability, making them ideal for every day wear.
As you’d expect from a collection made for warmer weather, there are a couple of bolder, summer pieces, such as Hawaiian printed shirts, which sit neatly alongside simply styled jersey crews, hooded parkas and Oxford shirts. The latest Head Porter Plus range is rounded off with the Japanese label’s unique take on the SS13 staple that is woodland camo, presented in the form of some quality jackets and shorts – well worth a look.
To see the collection in more detail, visit our Head Porter section.