February 20th, 2014
London Undercover designer Jamie Milestone is a man who believes the humble umbrella is not receiving the recognition it deserves. A truly timeless and infinitely practical accessory, London Undercover’s sole aim is to elevate it’s position in the arsenal of any sartorially savvy individual.
A quintessential piece of British style, Milestone plants the roots of his design squarely in the grass roots of English design, taking on patterns from traditional tailoring and incorporating our unique view of the world.
The signature London Undercover piece, the Double Layer Umbrella is made in the UK, expertly constructed with top quality wood and recycled PET fabric, with restrained top layers and semi-hidden linings offering up a playful contrast with bold all over prints.
The City Gent collection offers up contemporary reworkings of the classic formal umbrella, incorporating bold prints, colourways and fabrics all the while retaining the level of protection required while out and about in the rain.
New for SS14, the Whangee Folded Umbrella seeks to combine the quality and reliability of their full size models with an incredibly versatile folded design, topped off with a genuine Whangee bamboo handle.
Online now, stroll over to the London Undercover section to take a proper look.
February 19th, 2014
The Hamburg is one of Adidas’ most revered silhouettes with its simple styling and slimline silhouette.
Join us on Thursday 27th February for a drink and something to eat, on us and our friends from Adidas, to celebrate their re-release and the chance to buy the sneakers ahead of their official release.
Here’s what to expect on the 27th:
- Limited edition Adidas Hamburg Beer
- Curry-wurst by Herman Ze German
- First chance to buy the Adidas Hamburg
- Signed illustration by Peter O’Toole with every purchase on the evening
- A chance to win a trip to Hamburg, Germany with a friend
For more information, please visit our Facebook page. To find END. store, please click here.
To pre-order the Adidas Hamburg, please visit our Adidas Pre-Order section.
February 19th, 2014
Now a staple of the END. brand roster, Japanese brands SOPHNET. and Uniform Experiment continue to push the boundaries, melding streetwear and classic menswear together into style that is undeniably theirs.
For Spring/Summer 2014, SOPHNET. continue to approach classic silhouettes, re-imagining them in their own minimal and distinctive style. SOPH focus particularly on variations of camouflage, applying this distinctive pattern inventively to a selection of shirts, knits and even outerwear.
Sister brand Uniform Experiment, designed in collaboration with Fragment Design’s Hiroshi Fujiwara, reinvents wardrobe staples such as Trench Coats and Crew Knits, upgrading each piece with a splash of colour and print. This approach gives each garments of breath of fresh air whilst still being subtle enough to work seamlessly with any ensemble.
Both collections are now available online, have a closer look by looking at the SOPHNET and Uniform Experiment sections of the website.
February 17th, 2014
Spring 2014 sees Nigel Cabourn press on with a selection of new styles, looking towards this warmer month with a variety of lightweight pieces, top quality jersey and a selection of new takes on his much loved shirting.#
Delving into his personal archive, which we’re now informed numbers well over 4000 vintage pieces, Nigel has created a new selection of outerwear, utilising a lightweight beeswax cotton fabric sourced from Scotland.
The Canadian Jacket, a new design for SS14, is evident of the incredible attention to detail which makes each Authentic collection so special. Closed with an assymmetrical military spec Riri zip sourced from Switzerland, it has a button closed high stance collar and is finished off with Cabourn’s signature waxed, rolled drawstrings.
A reworking of an iconic military style, the Unlined CWP Jacket is made in England and is constructed with the kind of unique features that could have only come from Cabourn, from an adjustable wire adjustable brim at the hood to wooden drawstring stoppers all of which are set into a distinctive silhouette.
Online now, head over to the Nigel Cabourn to check out the latest from this legendary North East designer.
February 14th, 2014
Common Projects aims to provide a genuine alternative to the over-designed, cheaply made footwear that dominates the sneaker market today.
The brainchild of designers Prathan Poopat and Flavio Girolami, Common Projects have been carrying out a quiet revolution on the world of footwear design since 2004, gaining cult status thanks to their ability to offer a level of quality that is arguably unrivalled and their rigid dedication to utilitarian design.
The Achilles is the definitive Common Project silhouette, available in low, mid or high cut iterations it has appeared in numerous guises throughout the years but the simple leather version continues to be the highlight every season.
Constructed from luxury Italian leather and designed with no stitch left out of place, this cleaner-than-clean style is finished with the brands sole concession to branding, a simple style and size code stamped in gold at the heel telling you everything you need to know about each piece.
New for SS14, the Achilles has been re-cast in a variety of top quality materials, incorporating superbly supple suede, breathable mesh panels and bold camouflage sole units across a variety of colours and cuts.
Forging on with their assault on the slew of overly branded footwear, the B-Ball is the newest design from CP, taking cues from some of the most iconic footwear ever produced while maintaining the incredible quality and expert execution that they are known for.
A welcome addition to the celebrated history of this unique brand, the latest from their SS14 collection is online in our Common Projects section now.
February 11th, 2014
One of the greatest names in British shoemaking, Tricker’s have been creating top quality, bench made, goodyear welt constructed footwear since 1829 and we are proud to have with them on many different projects.
Paying respect to their tried and tested craft, this latest round of collaboration retains their classic punched brogue uppers and rugged welt construction, incorporating a variety of contemporary sole units designed either to provide a hit of contrast or to re-purpose their traditional designs.
The Colour Dainite Bourton Brogue takes influenced by the industry standard colour cards that are integral to any cross brand collaboration, allowing the sole unit to provide a hit of colour thanks to a bold Dainite commando sole unit that also boosts the durability of the iconic brogue design.
Inspired by some of our favourite workwear from around the world, the Vibram Sole Stow Brogue Boot reworks the Stow’s high cut silhouette with a durable Vibram sole unit and supple Aniline Leather uppers and an assortment of hiking laces to keep Tricker’s country ties at heart.
Online now, head over to our Tricker’s section to take a proper look.
February 10th, 2014
The Chinese New Year of the Horse is here and to help celebrate we’ve teamed up with Hypebeast to offer a pack of footwear fire to one lucky reader. Look forward to six different sneaker models (size UK 9) including the Ronnie Fieg Gel-Lyte V from Asics, the Ronnie Fieg x New Balance 1600, the Sneaker Freaker x PUMA Blaze of Glory as well as pairs of Nike LeBron x EXT ‘Black Suede / Mint, Jordan 5 Grape and last but not least, the Air Zoom Flight ‘The Glove’.
Enter through Instagram by following the steps outlined below to ensure you’re eligible for the prize. Here are the start and end dates for the contest:
Winners will be randomly chosen and announced on February 20th 2014. Details can be seen below.
1. Follow @HYPEBEAST on Instagram
2. Follow @end_clothing on Instagram
3. Repost this image and tag #ENDOFYEARSNEAKS
Open to Global readers. All prizes won by minors will be awarded to their parents or legal guardians on their behalf.
The maximum number of entries allowed during the Giveaway Period is one (1) per person. Any attempt by a person to submit more than the stated maximum number of entries will be disqualified from participation in this Giveaway. We are not responsible for lost, late, incomplete, invalid, unintelligible, illegible, misdirected or postage-due entries, which will be disqualified. By participating, all entrants agree to abide by these Official Giveaway Rules.
Please allow 6-8 weeks for prize delivery.
For more information and competition rules, please visit HYPEBEAST’s competition page
February 7th, 2014
The first major drop from Norse Projects sees our friends in the cold cold north come back strong with a top quality selection of tees, shirting, lightweight outwear and some top quality essentials.
Teaming up with London based illustrator James Jarvis, the SS14 collection kicks things off nicely with a limited capsule of graphic print tees, taking prints from his Spheric Dialogues project, a series of 365 cartoon drawings made every day in 2012 which explore philosophical thoughts concerning art, being, knowledge, logic and skateboarding.
This strong collaboration is topped off with a strong selection of their staple t shirt designs, with distinctive dying processes for Indigo Stripe tees, signature branding for the James Athletic Tee and playing to their strengths keeping it clean and simple with a selection of their much loved Niels Boucle and Basic designs.
The Danish menswear masters love to appropriate design and detailing from traditional athletic wear and have done so with great success across classic jersey sweaters, lightweight mercerized sweats and a distinctive panelled knit.
Never ones to ignore the arena of outerwear, the first drop from NP for this season is topped off with bold graphic takes on the classic workwear shirt jacket and the latest in their highly successful ongoing collaboration with fellow Danes Elka.
Online now, head through to the North Projects to see their first offerings for the year, a collection designed to improve and good for all seasons.
February 5th, 2014
One of the most popular Adidas styles of all time, the Stan Smith is having something of a renaissance at the moment with strong releases from their Originals and Consortium lines.
This revival continues with this eagerly anticipated collaboration with Hong Kong’s CLOT. Having worked previously together on a reiteration of the iconic Superstar 80s, this reworking of the Stan Smith gives the trainer a more stylish, paired-back vibe.
Using all-black suede uppers with tonal striping and gold accents to the eyelets, heel tab and CLOT call out, the shoe keeps its classic white branded midsole, a sympathetic nod to the OG.
The Adidas Originals X CLOT Stan Smith launches Saturday 15th February 2014. For more information, please email us at email@example.com.