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SSENSE Spring Summer 2015 Sale

25th May 2015

Announced on 24th May 2015, the SSENSE Spring Summer 2015 sale starts off today now on Monday, 25th May 2015 at 9:00am EST. Selected Spring Summer 2015 mens are set at 20% – 30% discount, while Fall Winter 2014 gets up to 70% off. And the best part is free shipping worldwide!

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Enjoy early exclusive access to Farfetch Sales Preview, ends 25th May 2015 at 11:59 GMT

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Review

Givenchy Richelieu Metal-Plate Buckle Shoes

14th March 2014
Spotted under the radar in new arrivals this week is a pair of exceptionally unique dress shoes from Givenchy. Surprising news as the Givenchy Richelieu Metal-Plate Buckle Lace-Up Shoe is now officially available for commercial sale. The iconic pair was first offered at Selfridges & Co., second leading to Lane Crawford and now at SSENSE since the beginning of March 2014.
We have previously forecast that the availability of the shoe was to be offered collectively for Givenchy Fall Winter 2014, much like the Givenchy Palladio Chain Sandals that were initially proposed for Pre-Spring 2013 season was made available in-conjunction with the recent Pre-Spring 2014 menswear collection. Read more about the Givenchy Metal Buckle Leather Shoes Fall Winter 2013.
It has been more than a year since it was first revealed in the Givenchy Fall Winter 2013 menswear fashion show, various snippets of the pair were featured in global editorial magazine spread throughout Fall Winter 2013 for further admiration and sigh over the privation footwear, due to contracted manufacturing issues.
There are minor differences between the runway sample and commercial pair for 2014. The main highlights between both are similar, this season’s featured metal-plate buckle is available in mirror silver finish comparative to the matte silver or black brush prototype versions. This current variant derives from the time honoured Givenchy Richelieu Lace-Up Shoes, it is a basic calf-leather shoe with lace-up details merit from it’s distinctive silhouette that was officially made available for every season as part of the classic designer collection.

Elegance is one word to describe Michael B. Jordan, as he was decked out head to toe in the latest Givenchy by Riccardo Tisci for the 86th Academy Awards held at the Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood, California earlier this month. Micheal wore the exclusive Givenchy Richelieu Metal-Plated Buckle Lace-Up Shoe with the following Givenchy Black Wool Tuxedo Blazer from Givenchy Pre-Spring 2014, a bold solid black satin tie and an unidentified Givenchy White Poplin Cotton Shirt with Embellished Star-Collar Chain Detail yet to be revealed in stores. Shop Michael B. Jordon’s complete look at Givenchy menswear in SSENSE.

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SSENSE – Givenchy Black & Silver Richelieu Metal Buckle Lace Up Shoe. Buffed leather metal buckle feature ‘Richelieu’ lace-up shoes in black. Point toe. Inverted lace-up closure. Extra wide contoured silver-tone metal snap-down buckle at vamp with hinged tab closure at outer side. Leather interior and sole. Tonal stitching. Upper: leather & metal. Interior & sole: 100% leather. Made in Portugal.

SSENSE $1,485 — BUY IT NOW

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Lane Crawford – Givenchy Metal Buckle Leather Shoes. Featuring a distinctive mirror metal buckle, these Givenchy shoes add a modern twist to a classic style. Crafted with a mix of contrasting materials, this pair showcases the label’s signature aesthetics. Wear them with tailored shirts to uplift your look. Black, lace up covered by silver metal buckle, almond toe, stacked heel. Designer shoe bag included 100% leather upper, insole, and sole.

Lane Crawford $1,520 — BUY IT NOW

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Latest from FW: Givenchy Fall Winter 2014 Menswear – High Resolution Photos


Latest from PFW: Givenchy Pre-Fall 2014 Menswear – High Resolution Photos



Review

Fabrications by Alex G. Paradise for SSENSE

15th December 2013
Los Angles based Alex G. Paradise combines high fashion with his recent talent art series ‘Fabrications‘ commissioned by taking a selection of the most sought-after garments of the season and by conveying them into his bizarre surreal signature illustrations. Most of the collect displayed are currently on sale at SSENSE and up to 50% off selected items that are already selling out fast! Start shopping now!
The fantasy notion were earlier inspired by SSENSE’s Fall Winter 2013 menswear and womenswear selection has emanate within the missing pieces, a talented showcase that an empty landscape combined with a wonderful mix of high-end fashion pieces can truly make the work resonate and complement what is already there. The ideal formula is a combination of iconic pieces perfected with his trademark low contrast palate creating a vivid perception.
The brilliant concept has brought the saturation of art and fashion into a lively spectacular blend of work demonstrating a few key distinctive pieces for each series such as the infamous Givenchy Doberman Digital Print Sweatshirt, Kenzo Blue Sky Print Patchwork Trousers, Raf Simons Black Striped Nylon Eastpack Collaboration Backpack, Marni Silver & Black Leather Calf-Hair Lux Flats, Underground Black Tumbled Leather Creeper Boots and even the Balmain Black Pleated Harem Trousers.

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Outfit

Saint Laurent Leather and Denim Zipped Biker Jeans

26th October 2013
There’s a new pair of jeans around the block that makes every fashionable shopper want to buy, it is unlike any other we have seen, very desirable one. Unique on it’s own, a heavily inspired pair from the biker culture accustomed from a variety of combinations – leather, cotton denim and traditional zips. A versatility and distinctive mix of elements assembled the extreme moto-inspired Saint Laurent Denim Leather Biker Jeans from Fall Winter 2013 menswear collection. They are the ultimate rock ‘n’ roll jeans every fashion enthusiast must have!
The black denim jeans has a skinny-leg Saint Laurent ‘15.5cm’ signature fit with ribbed detailed leather panels around the knee and sides, integrated with fully functional silver embellished zips. There are three version available in the market place – the Saint Laurent Denim & Leather Ribbed Zipped Biker Jeans, Saint Laurent White & Black Ribbed Zipped Leather Pants and Saint Laurent Black Ribbed Zipped Leather Pants. Choose the denim and leather mix as it is the most practical that everyone should go for, the specialty about it among the other two full-leather variants is the degree of elements that determines it’s charismatics, there is the flat black textured denim with the shiny ribbed leather finish and extra shiny zips making it a three-tier distinction jeans.

I have also notice that the Saint Laurent Denim & Leather Ribbed Zipped Biker Jeans are so popular that all stocks are cleared out the rack within a few days. So far, the first online global retailer that has listed this pair of jeans are Matches Fashion, then Browns Fashion this week which shows it was sold out within 48 hours. Matches Fashion said it will reconsider to restock smaller sizes (please add these to your wishlist), while TheDenimBar somewhere in Thailand is taking their last shipping order.
Be quick before it is sold out! Or you can wait, as you know Saint Laurent’s principal is pretty flexible in making popular designs a ‘classic’ piece rather than seasonal catwalk pieces. I’ve heard from the local Saint Laurent SA that the prevailing Saint Laurent Teddy Varsity Leather-Detail Jacket will be returned to be stocked for Spring Summer 2014 collection in store, therefore there might be a chance you will see these again sometime next year, but for the leather version you can bet they will no longer be there.
Browns Fashion – SOLD OUT

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Source: Browns Fashion, Saint Laurent Menswear Denim and Leather Biker Jeans
Matches Fashion – Saint Laurent Leather and Denim Biker Jeans. Black denim jeans with a skinny-leg and ribbed leather knee panels with silver zip details. Saint Laurent takes moto-inspired denim to the extreme with this heavily embellished pair. Lined with cotton for optimum comfort, they ooze rock ‘n’ roll cool. These black denim jeans have a fitted skinny leg featuring ribbed-leather panelling and silver-zip knee detailing. The fitted jeans have the classic five pockets, belt loops and feature a top button and zip front fastening. 98% cotton, 2% polyurethane. Combo: 100% lambs leather. Lining: 100% cotton. Specialist leather clean. BUY IT NOW
Matches Fashion $949 – BUY IT NOW
SAINT LAURENT LEATHER PANEL ZIP-DETAIL JEANS
Farfetch – SOLD OUT
Source: Instagram.com, @kos1027 – Kosuke Ihara
Source: Instagram.com, @cliquepropr – Reeas, Rico Beats, Rico Richy, Samuray & Tom Proper
SSENSE – Saint Laurent Black & White Ribbed Zipped Biker Pants. Slim-fit buffed leather biker pants in black. White accent panels and ribbing throughout. Seven-pocket styling. Pin-buckle cinch belts at waistband. Zip trim at reinforced knee panels. Zippered ankle cuffs. Partially lined. Press-stud fly. Shell: 100% lambskin. Lining: 100% silk. Specialty cleaners. Made in Italy. BUY IT NOW
SSENSE $6,790 – BUY IT NOW
Source: Instagram.com, @cliquepropr – Reeas, Rico Beats, Rico Richy, Samuray & Tom Proper
Source: GoRunway – Saint Laurent Menswear Fall Winter 2013
LuisaViaRoma – Saint Laurent 15.5cm Zipped Nappa Biker Trousers. Snap button with fly closure, three front pockets and two back pockets. Cinch straps at sides with zip detailing at knees. Zip closure at cuffs. Made in Italy. Sample size: 28. 100% Lambskin. BUY IT NOW
LuisaViaRoma $6,790 – BUY IT NOW
Source: Saint Laurent Fall Winter 2013 Campaign
Review

Rick Owens Olive Wild Alligator Leather Hun Jacket

23rd October 2013
The leather jacket is an iconic piece of clothing, it is the quintessential piece that belongs to every men’s wardrobe. American designer Rick Owens has recently release two unique alligator leather jackets, they are very exclusive and are priced premium at $53,925 – don’t forget that you have to add custom tax and duties if you live outside of America. The Rick Owens Olive Wild Alligator Leather Hun Jacket features a signature stand collar, angled zip closure at the top and welt pockets at the front.
Luxury designer leather jackets today are all based, more or less, on the biker-rocker style. But the Rick Owens isn’t quite like that, the design explores the consequences of scientific innovations, it has a structured silhouettes designed based on rationalizing the alternative possible future, a pure imaginative speculation design. The jacket has a tailored fitted that does not create excess bulk, the thick leather jacket is constructed of untreated and unmodified game alligator which sits closer to the body with kangaroo leather trims, resulting in natural imperfections that is entirely unique to it’s characteristics, in other words it is as raw as it gets.
Source: SSENSE, Rick Owens Olive Wild Alligator Leather Hun Jacket Campaign

About Maintaining Alligator Leather

Alligator leather should be stored in a cool dry place when not in use. Do not fold alligator products in unusual positions. If the leather goods become wet, first gently wipe off excess water with a soft dry absorbent cloth, then dry them naturally and slowly without direct sunlight or auxiliary heat. Make sure they have an abundance of clean dry air passing over and under them. A small fan helps. Turn them over every few hours to facilitate drying. After they are thoroughly dry, apply leather conditioner to all exposed leather as directed below. Apply conditioner again in a day or two and your alligator leather should remain serviceable. Once the leather cracks, it is too late.

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Avoid excessive heat, water and direct sunlight

Never use household chemicals, alcohol, or other solvents to clean your alligator leather. Remember that the burnished classic finish on alligator is very fragile in reference to solvents, cleaners and conditioners commonly used for some other types of leather. These harsh conditioning products may destroy the finish on alligator.
Alligator leather is one of the most beautiful and durable of the luxurious exotic leathers and with a little care should last several years. Without proper care, the flexibility durability and overall appearance of alligator leather will diminish drastically with time.
Always test anything that you apply to the leather on a hidden or inconspicuous surface before treating the entire product . Pay particular attention to the color, as some conditioners tend to make finishes less glossy or darker in color. Apply the conditioner following the manufacturers instructions. You would want you to use and enjoy our products for several years and the above information should help.

Where to buy

SSENSE – Rick Owens Olive Wild Alligator Leather Hun Jacket. Long sleeve supple genuine alligator leather jacket in tones of olive green. Stand collar. Angled zip closure and welt pockets at front. Tonal kangaroo leather trim at collar, cuffs, and hem. Welt pockets at interior. Fully lined. Tonal stitching. Please note that the skins used in the creation of this garment are those of game reptiles; they have not been treated or modified. As a result, the natural imperfections visible throughout are testament to their distinctiveness. Shell: 100% alligator leather. Trim: 100% kangaroo leather. Lining: 100% cotton. Specialty cleaners only. Made in France. BUY IT NOW
SSENSE $53,925 – BUY IT NOW
SSENSE – Rick Owens Olive Wild Alligator Leather Hun Jacket. Long sleeve supple genuine alligator leather jacket in tones of olive green. Stand collar. Angled zip closure and welt pockets at front. Tonal kangaroo leather trim at collar, cuffs, and hem. Welt pockets at interior. Fully lined. Tonal stitching. Please note that the skins used in the creation of this garment are those of game reptiles; they have not been treated or modified. As a result, the natural imperfections visible throughout are testament to their distinctiveness. Shell: 100% alligator leather. Trim: 100% kangaroo leather. Lining: 100% cotton. Specialty cleaners only. Made in France. BUY IT NOW

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SSENSE $53,925 – BUY IT NOW

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Source: SSENSE, Rick Owens Olive Wild Alligator Leather Hun Jacket
Review

Valentino Camouflage Portfolio Clutch

19th October 2013
My current Fall Winter 2013 accessories obsession, the Valentino Camouflage Men’s Clutch. For this season, i’ve became a Valentino fan since the brand introduced it’s rockstud collection, first heard the news from my girlfriend who was obsessed with the Valentino Rockstud women’s shoes, now she has two pairs with the tri-strap – one in pink and another with in strass camo. It is amazing to watch how the accessories collection has continue to evolve throughout this year while retaining it’s iconic elements.
History of The Camouflage
The camouflage or camo is any combination of materials, colouration or illumination used for the purpose of concealment. Military camouflage was first introduced in World War I, it is been used as a battledress and equipment on land, sea and air in every types of terrain ever since. The camouflage has gone through many iterations and colour schemes over the decades and like so much utilitarian military wear before – it has worked it’s way into contemporary fashion. In recent seasons, it’s made the biggest comeback in menswear showing up in everything from outerwear to suits, ties and running shoes.
Valentino Fall Winter 2013 Accessories Clutches
I immediately felt excitement when the first release of the Valentino Camouflage is men’s collection in Spring Summer 2013. Valentino returns to Florence, where the story began in 1962, as always the style is clean and timeless in a collection of sartorial pieces redefining contemporary masculinity. Since then, ton’s of designers has been sending camouflage prints down the runway for their Fall 2013 collection. 
But it seems Valentino is ahead of the competition, the house is known for it’s true exquisite designs. For their current Fall Winter 2013 collection, Valentino utilises a famouglage technique that is obtained from laser-cut leather – large patterns of the camouflage are produced which is then heat sealed and printed for an army effect. The final products are edgy and energising with a colour palette ranging from a rich variety of turquoise, green, blue, black, grey and ivory with splashes of ruby and red.
From small clutches to large-tote bags, the array of items in the line is generous, so far I have seen so many men’s clutches and nothing could be compared with the love of a good camo piece, and seeing a brand known for refined, elegant styles adding a little rockstud to its repertoire is always exciting. 
Source: Valentino Men Fall Winter 2013
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LuisaViaRoma – Valentino Navy Camouflage Three Pouch Nappa Leather Bag. Detachable leather strap. Silver coloured metal studs. Three pouches of different dimensions sewn together. Large pouch dimension – Height: 25.5cm Width: 31.5cm, top zip closure, one internal zip pocket. Black nappa leather lining. Medium pouch dimension – Height: 23cm Width: 30cm, top zip closure, one internal pocket with snap button closure and red nappa leather lining. Small pouch dimension – Height; 20cm Width: 28.5, camoflauge leather cut and print, top zip closure, one internal patch pocket and red nappa leather lining. Made in Italy. 100% Lambskin Leather. BUY IT NOW
LuisaViaRoma $1,645 – BUY IT NOW

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Source: LuisaViaRoma.com, Valentino Men Fall Winter 2013
Source: Valentino.com, Valentino Men Clutch Fall Winter 2013
Source: Valentino Men Fall Winter 2013

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SSENSE – Valentino Black Leather Camo Print Document Portfolio. Leather document portfolio in black. Three stacked compartments with pyramid studs at corners and zip closures. Canvas panel at face with leather camo print throughout. Leather strap at face. Removable leather wristlet strap at side. Leather lining throughout. Tonal stitching. Approx 10.25″ length x 12.5″ x 0.5″ width. Leather/canvas. Made in Italy. BUY IT NOW

SSENSE $1,700 – BUY IT NOW
Source: SSENSE.com, Valentino Men Fall Winter 2013
Source: Valentino Men Fall Winter 2013

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LuisaViaRoma – Valentino Tri-Colour Three Pouches Nappa Leather Bag. Detachable leather strap, Silver coloured metal studs. Three pouches of different dimensions sewn together. Large pouch dimension – Height: 25.5cm Width: 31.5cm, black nappa leather, top zip closure, one internal zip pocket. Black nappa leather lining. Medium pouch dimension – Height: 23cm Width: 30cm, blue nappa leather, top zip closure, one internal pocket with snap button closure and red nappa leather lining. Small pouch dimension – Height; 20cm Width: 28.5, ruby nappa leather, top zip closure, one internal patch pocket and red nappa leather lining. Made in Italy. 100% Lambskin Leather. BUY IT NOW
LuisaViaRoma $1,495 – BUY IT NOW
Source: LuisaViaRoma.com, Valentino Men Fall Winter 2013
Source: Valentino Men Fall Winter 2013

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LuisaViaRoma – Valentino Black Camouflage Three Pouches Nappa Leather Shopping Bag. Height: 35cm Width: 42cm. Three pouches of different dimensions sewn together. May be worn as a shopping bag or folded in two Top zip closure. One internal zip pocket, two internal patch pockets with red leather lining. Made in Italy. 100% Lambskin. BUY IT NOW
LuisaViaRoma $2,245 – BUY IT NOW
Source: LuisaViaRoma.com, Valentino Men Fall Winter 2013