June 5th, 2013
The Spring/Summer 2013 ‘Smile’ Collection from Our Legacy has been one of this year’s most intriguing and impressive yet, with a selection of original styles and old favourites created with the brand’s unique eye for materials and quality construction.
Here at End we’ve just received our latest drop from this stand out collection, restocking a massive range of its most sought after styles and topping it off with a selection of brand new styles.
This latest edition to ‘Smile’ gets you ready for summer the only way Our legacy know how, with a selection of laid back shorts and shirts, including the Relaxed Shorts in a breezy 100% Cotton and the Classic shirt in an all over swallow print.
Our Legacy have become synonymous with quality shirting and for good reason, approaching heritage tailored silhouettes and incorporating new materials and textures. Their latest take on the 1950’s Button Down Shirt perfectly shows off this approach, constructed in Reptile White with a uniquely dry feel and in Purple Blue Crepe, reminiscent of a Piqué polo.
As with every drop from OL, the incredibly important worlds of T Shirts and Sweats are well represented, with new styles in their Drop Shoulder Sweat and a new batch of their ever popular Perfect Tee’s.
Our Legacy have continued to create pieces that are brimming with a sense of personality that is entirely their own, approaching traditional silhouettes in a completely fresh manner and consistently executing adventurous ideas with subtlety.
To check out the latest from our friends in Sweden, head to the fully stocked Our Legacy section now.
June 4th, 2013
The latest drop from Neighborhood sees the Japanese brand continue to expand their collection for S/S13 with more of their traditional Americana inspired pieces and a selection of unique and highly limited accessories.
Neighborhood build on their range of much sought after graphic tees with a fresh new batch of their highly popular NBHD&Co designs and the new No. 1 Tee, all made in Japan, with designs screen printed onto 100% cotton jersey tees and finished in their inimitable style.
Taking inspiration from traditional American designs and native motifs, this latest drop includes a number of premium t shirts, embellished a variety of materials. The Tipi and Bliss T-Shirts both play host to a combination of beaded and embroidered detail, while the Embroidered TP-1 Tee features a variety of detailed embroidered imagery.
Teaming up once again for S/S13, Neighborhood and fellow Japanese brand CASH CA have produced a series of new designs, this time riffing on the world of fishing. The NHCA-2 Tee features a collaborative cross-brand, fishing themed graphic and they have created a fully functional fishing lure, complete with razor sharp barbed hooks, topping off this unique collaboration.
As with every Neighbourhood drop, the newest addition to their Pottery range is one of the most exciting and intriguing offerings. The now infamous collection is inspired by Japanese ceramic exports during the period they were under U.S occupation after WW2 and is made up a series of menacing incense chambers, where the smoke escapes through a series of strategically placed holes.
For this latest drop, the chamber has taken the form of a ponderous Monkey, sat atop a stack of books and clutching a skull in true Shakespearean style. As with every piece from this collection, it is constructed from Chinese Kaolin clay and features a number of intricate graphic details.
Head to our fully stocked Neighborhood section to shop the latest from this formidable collection.
June 4th, 2013
The WTAPS SS13 ‘Philosophy’ collection is shaping up very nicely with some strong new additions arriving here at End this week.
These latest arrivals bolster this already strong season for the Japanese brand with more of their military inspired and technical urban apparel.
The WTAPS Standard Tee, a piece which easily slides into anyone’s wardrobe is back, alongside their classic Heraldry Tee, both of which bearing all of the brand’s usual hallmarks. These graphic print tees are the latest in their line of highly sought after designs and see the brand continuing to push forward with their minimal, confident approach.
The quality on offer from WTAPS has always been one of their most important features of their designs, with every piece made in Japan and constructed to an extremely high standard, they are as expertly designed as they are executed. The Anchor Hooded Sweat is a perfect example of this; a classically styled, fleece backed pullover with a satisfyingly substantial feel.
The highlight of this latest drop however, is the latest in their line of Canvas Sneakers. This latest design features an embroidered Crossbone design throughout, standing out in bold white against black uppers. Finished with minimal branding and constructed to the rest of the collections exacting standards, with hits of vulcanised rubber at the toe box and a clean white midsole.
To shop the latest from this increasingly impressive collection, head to the WTAPS section now.
May 30th, 2013
Adidas have given one of their all time greats a well deserved makeover in tribute to classic 1980’s Graffiti and Hip Hop Culture.
The popularity of Basketball’s best performing footwear transcending the court is nothing new, with footwear championed by top level ball players having had a strong presence in street culture since the 1970’s.
The Superstar, Adidas’ first ever leather low tops became an inherent part of New York’s Graffiti and Hip Hop movement, the iconic trainer being the shoe of choice for those pioneering this ever growing subculture.
As the volume, detail and size of graffiti tags grew, so did the status of the Superstar, becoming a fundamental part of the style that defined the decade.
The Superstar 80’s ‘Back in the Day’ Pack takes this Adi classic, redesigning it with inspiration from its 1980’s heritage, with a little 2013 thrown in for good measure.
Featuring smooth Nubuck uppers, the Superstar 80’s receives a hit of colour courtesy of spotted snakeskin at the 3-Stripe and heel panel and is finished with the Consortium brand’s signature woven tongue tab.
To check out Adidas’ tribute to 1980’s culture head to our Adidas ‘Back in the Day’ Pack Launch page and get ready to pick up your own piece of Hip Hop history launching Saturday 8th June 2013 at 00:01am (BST).
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.