This Week's Best Streetwear Drops: From JJJJound to Clarks Original
Rounding up some of this week's best streetwear releases — ranging from winter jackets to more casual style pieces.
Goldwin x KAPTAIN SUNSHINE
Japanese outdoor apparel label Goldwin taps in with Kaptain Sunshine for a set of 2Tone GORE-TEX Ski Jackets. Every now and then, the democratically elected gorp-core representative Arc'Teryx needs a break. That is where this collaboration steps in. Offering all the utilities to keep you dry and warm for when the weather is just not ideal, this jacket is GORE-TEX'ed down for protection against the harshest weather. Equip with numerous pockets, side zip ventilation, and velcro cuffs, the option to go out is always available. Know the two brands, style is not compromised with a two-tone design and oversized fit for layer jackets underneath. Put your hood up, and your outdoor sunglasses on and complete the gorp look.
JJJJound Leather Jacket
Minimalism has undoubtedly been the trademark of the Montreal-based designer JJJJound. After a flurry of collaborations from footwear to apparel, JJJJound releases his first leather jacket. His design langue and aesthetic do not feel ostentatious at all but more of an IYKYK feeling. But that doesn't mean he has cut any corners for the sake of minimalist design. Crafted with ECCO leather as a part of his EL3 line focused on sustainability, this leather jacket uses the process of DriTan™ technology. Fine-tuned details like the 15mm spring snap with brass finish have his label graved in, while more apparent embellishment of the JJJJound tag makes for a subtle touch of attention.
ASICS x Kith GEL LYTE III "Super Yellow"
Kith releases its 100th collaboration with ASICS on the GEL-LYTE III in the "Super Yellow" colorway. Redesigned to match the 2007 iteration of the GL III, these shoes continue the "Super" theme of muted base and striking contrast for the tiger stripe.
NOMA Textile Design SS23
Founded by Masako Noguchi and Takuma Sasaki back in 2005, NOMA Textile Design focuses to bring traditional techniques to contemporary fashion. For the Spring/Summer 2023 season, NOMA t.d. brings pattern-centric designs to daily wear. From hand-dyed crewneck sweaters to intricated patterns on summer shirts, they flew their skills to put attention to detail on every piece.
Slam Jam x Clarks Originals
Clarks Originals links up with Italian apparel distributor Slam Jam for a personal take on the Wallabee. Already having a rich history, especially in New York, the Wallabee is transformed by Luca Benini, the founder of Slam Jam. Taking inspiration from his trip to Egypt and '80s UK trends, Benini adorns the Wallabee with a black and white pattern on the toebox. The design takes the already-celebrated silhouette to new heights, progressing the look while staying true to core design elements.