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Moncler W – Brand in Focus

April 4th, 2014

Pressing on from their first collection, Moncler W takes over from the ‘V’ collection as the ski-wear pioneers yet again look to Japan to take their celebrated designs into innovative new frontiers.

Teaming up with forward thinking Japanese outerwear designers White Mountaineering, the Moncler W collection picks up where Visvim left off with great aplomb, incorporating ultra-technical knitted inserts, directional design details and a high altitude attitude.

Where the last collection took inspiration from the world of knitwear, the offerings for SS14 dive straight in with a selection of bold prints and hyper technical panelled designs, applying reinforcing panelling, technical hardware and utilitarian pocket set ups across a range of leopard print, camouflage and snow camo laden designs.

Outerwear that remains lightweight whilst maintaining excellent levels of protection is no stranger to either party involved here and the SS14 ‘W’ collection is packed with top quality examples of this style. Both the Fennec Wind Runner and Waterbuck Jackets are constructed from featherweight technical fabrics that offer unparalleled protection and versatility thanks to details such as full trimmed seams and functionality driven pocket design.

A key feature of any offering from one of Europe’s premier outdoor outfitters, the Down Jacket is a staple Moncler design and one that White Mountaineering has taken to with ease. Applying full scale graphic prints and ‘w’ shape genuine down quilting the Warthog Down jacket is an inspired re-imagining of the French brands signature designs.

Moncler W is unable to purchase online, however for any further information don’t hesitate to contact us at info@endclothing.co.uk and head through to our Moncler section to take a proper look at the collection.

 

 

orSlow – Online Now

April 4th, 2014

Born from the firm belief that if something’s worth doing, its worth doing well, orSlow have been creating expertly constructed workwear inspired designs since 2005.

After being given a vintage pair of denim overalls by his mother, orSlow designer Ichiro Nakatsu was well and truly bitten by the workwear bug, going on to seek out the best vintage pieces and creating a vast personal archive of authentic designs that have inspired each of his collections.

Admiration of denim in all its forms is signature of the orSlow approach and a variety of top quality denim, chambray and heavy duty canvas is utilises in many forms throughout the collection.

A truly exceptional pair of jeans, the Ivy League Slim Jeans could have only been created by an individual with as vast a knowledge of denim as Ichiro. Taking inspiration from an archive pair of 505′s, they are cut from an impressive white selvedge Japanese denim with a brushed, neppy finish they play host to a variety of signature details, from oxidised rivets to a vintage style waist patch.

Building on this approach, the quality is upheld throughout the collection, with a selection of workwear and military inspired apparel all created in line with this unique approach.

Online now, head to the orSlow section to explore of first selections from this stand out Japanese brand.

Illesteva – Spring/Summer 2014

April 1st, 2014

Since its foundation in 2009, New York-based Illesteva have set a precedent with their superbly finished sunglasses. Combining classic styles with a paired-back contemporary aesthetic, the brand has garnered a strong following.

Taking traditional silhouettes as their starting point, Illesteva focus on quality production with all manufacturing concentrated to France & Italy using high grade acetate and stainless steel. The construction is unsurpassed by way of UV400 lenses and intricate detailing such as the metal hinges featured on the signture style, the Leonard.

The full Spring/Summer 2014 collection is now available via the Illesteva section of the website.
 

 

 

 

 

Aesop – Australia’s Finest Male Grooming Manufacturer – Online Now

April 1st, 2014

A new addition to our ever growing roster of the world’s greatest grooming product manufacturers, Aesop was established in Melbourne, Australia in 1987 with a quest to create a range of superlative products for the hair, skin and body.

Seeking to create a versatile and highly useful product, everything Aesop creates is crafted from materials of the highest quality and proven effectiveness and designed to suit a diversity of needs as well as seasonal and environmental conditions.

Seeking to alleviate the strain caused by everyday shaving, Aesop’s Morrocan Neroli Shaving Serum and Post Shave Lotion are created from a blend of natural ingredients chosen for their anti-inflammatory and hydrating effects, which are then formulated for maximum slip texture.

This understanding of the effectiveness of natural ingredients is key to the Aesop approach, with ingredients like carrot oil, mandarin rind and geranium leaf all sourced from the highest quality origins and selected for their proven efficacy for conditioning, hydration and cleansing.

An incredibly impressive range of some of the best grooming products available, check out our first selections from Aesop, online now.

Converse 1st String x Nigel Cabourn Chuck Taylor 1970 Hi

March 28th, 2014

The first round of collaboration between all time END. favourite Nigel Cabourn and sneaker legends Converse was something truly special and this latest project more than meets the standard set by the legendary British designers take on the Bosey Hi.

Combining a classic piece of design and one of the best loved sneaker silhouettes of all time with authentic details from his personal collection of over 4000 vintage military and archive pieces, this new iteration of the Chuck Taylor 1970 Hi incorporates incredibly hard wearing Ventile uppers.

A staple material for Nigel Cabourn, Ventile is considered to be the first truly effective all weather performance fabric that has been utilised by the Defence Garment Industry since the 1940’s and was the material of choice for WWII fighter pilots thanks to its incredible durability and weather proof qualities.

Reworking the Chuck Taylor with full ventile uppers and a selection of considered contrasting detailing, this new Cabourn pays also pays respect to the celebrated history of Converse.

Taking on the 1970s edition, constructed to archive specifications, this is an inspired re-imagining of the iconic Chuck.

Online now, head to the Converse section to take a proper look.

 

 

Mighty-Mac – Heritage Inspired Outdoorwear

March 25th, 2014

A classic American outdoor outfitter originally based in Gloucester, Massachusetts Mighty-Mac have thankfully been brought back to life by Japanese company Aro.

Delving into Mighty-Mac’s archive, the revitalised company utilises a variety of tried and tested outdoor materials alongside Mighty-Mac’s signature Marine inspired detailing to recreate some of their most innovative designs.

An outdoor staple and a Mighty-Mac signature fabric, the 65/35 Polyester/Cotton blend canvas is put to use across all of their new designs in a variety of innovative iterations.

For the Army Jacket, an inspired reworking of the classic M65 field jacket alongside the naval inspired Deck Jacket it is used for the full shell, creating a durable and highly resistant defence from the elements, teamed up with a variety of authentic detailing.

For the Button Down Oxford Shirt, the 65/35 fabric is used for a contrasting yoke panel, adding a distinctively contemporary feel to a classic piece of shirting.

Online now, check out our first selections from the rejuvenated brand in the Mighty-Mac section.

TSOVET – Precision Californian Craftsmanship

March 25th, 2014

Based in the geographical epicentre of  aerospace engineering, the people behind TSOVET look to the iconic engineering of yesteryear to create hard wearing, practical timepieces that work in harmony with an active lifestyle.

The nature of their location has had a defining impact on the TSOVET design approach, with california not only acting as a breeding ground for engineering excellence, but as the birthplace of surf culture.

This duality and the indirect connection between the two industries,  has led to a distinctive collection that borrows as much from iconic engineering design as it does from the tools of early boarding enthusiasts, taking on a timeless aesthetic whilst ensuring a dedication to quality.

A key driving force behind this aesthetic is their admiration for archive avionic instruments, precision designed pieces of equipment that were as vital for synchronising second hands with radio time signals and coordinating these readings with compasses and flight charts as they were for keeping track of the time.

Coupling rugged components such as aerospace-grade 316L stainless steel, coated dials and scratch-resistant crystals with clean and simple, utilitarian faces TSOVET create timepieces that make a lasting impression.

Online now, head to the TSOVET section to take a look at these incredible pieces of design.

 

 

Arc’teryx Veilance – Brand new to END.

March 21st, 2014

Veilance by Arc’teryx builds on the Canadian brand’s expertise in the field of outerwear, seamlessly translating technical fabrics and detailing into the urban environment with absolutely no aesthetic compromise.

The result is a collection of sartorially sophisticated outerwear and apparel, cut in contemporary silhouettes and utilising a variety of industry leading technology.

Technology such as GoreTex and Windstopper, utilising three layer fabrics composed of incredibly light materials in order to offer maximum protection whilst maintaining the focus on the refined silhouette that has determined the outcome of each Arc’Teryx Veilance design.

This focus extends itself into every design decision, with invisible zips, hidden pockets and full tonal detailing featuring in some form in each Veilance design, creating a collection based on utilitarian detailing and a contemporary aesthetic.

Online now, head over to the Arc’teryx Veilance section to explore of first selections from this pioneering Canadian brand.

Brand in Focus – Dries Van Noten

March 19th, 2014

A welcome new arrival to END for SS14, Belgian designer Dries Van Noten was born into a family of tailors, incorporating this heritage into collections that combine classic design with a variety of traditional prints, digitally manipulated to create a distinctive aesthetic and translated into contemporary materials.

Experimentation with these bold prints is a common theme across the collection, with floral and graphic prints utilised in a series reversible designs and for unqiue applique details, adding a new graphic and textural element to wardrobe staples.

The Verdi Bomber and Richter Mac take on an athletic staple and iconic piece of tailoring respectively, reworking traditional design and incorporating a variety of top quality materials, with lightweight graphic shells, horn buttons and Swiss made Riri zips.

This approach extends with ease across a variety of Tailored pieces, with bold full graphic print designs and floral print used as a hit of contrast across classically styled shirting.

Van Noten’s tailoring heritage has imbued him with a fundamental understanding of the power of construction, allowing him to communicate his ideas as a shout or a whisper, simply through the design and composition of a  product.

This ability is perfectly demonstrated through his reworking of wardrobe essentials, with panelled jersey bombers, graphic appliqués utilised on classic crew necks and contrast panelled tees making up the rest of his offerings for this season.

Take a look at our picks from the Dries Van Noten SS14 collection below and to find out any information don’t hesitate to contact us at info@endclothing.co.uk.

Win Adidas ‘The Story As Told By Those Who Have Lived And Are Living It’ Book

March 19th, 2014

Competition: We have 8 copies of the limited edition adidas ‘The Story As Told By Those Who Have Lived And Are Living It’ book to giveaway. The 650-page book, which is not commercially available, charts the extensive history of adidas in the worlds of sport and lifestyle through imagery, interviews and information.

To enter:

1. Post an image of you in your favourite adidas on instagram

2. follow @adidasuk and @end_clothing on instagram

3. use the hashtag #endadidas

Winners will be randomly chosen and announced on Monday 31st March. Good luck!

 

 

 

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