Stray Rats SS16 Lookbook


 Miami's Stray Rats head to the arcade for their latest lookbook, showcasing a bold graphic release for Spring/Summer 2016. 

 Aligning with the brands signature aesthetic, the latest release is again heavily graphic led, comprised of staple silhouettes including tees, long-sleeves, hoodies, shorts and rounded off with a complimenting headwear range. Stray Rats founder Julian Consuegra cites the brand's inspiration as youth culture, punk, hip-hop and street art, while a reoccurring theme throughout their collections has been paying homage to popular cult classics, and SS16 stays true to that as they flip numerous iconic designs from Disney to Michael Jackson. 

 Hopefully we'll be seeing Stray Rats arrive on our shores shortly, but if you're willing to shell out that extra dough you can pick up pieces over on their webstore now. 


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Blacksmith Store X Ben Davis


 London's Blacksmith Store have linked up with heritage workwear brand Ben Davis on a collaborative work shirt this season. With almost 100 years of experience in producing quality, robust work styles behind them, Ben Davis apply their knowledge to a stealthy all black quarter zip canvas shirt, with a bit of added creative direction from Blacksmith as they apply "The World's strangest community" palm tree graphic as a white back print. Made in the USA, additional features include two breast pockets with subtle Ben Davis Gorrilla logo detailing.

 You can pick up the Blacksmith Store X Ben Davis TWSC 1/4 zip work shirt over on the webstore now.


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Introducing: Stanton Street Sports


 New York streetwear staple ONLY NY continue to build the brand through new creative ventures as they introduce their new in-store label named "Stanton Street Sports".

It's not the first time we have seen the 'Stanton Sports' name used by the brand, which is also the name of the street in NY where their store is located. The brand have tastefully developed the popular design in to a full range, applying ONLY NY's signature and instantly recognisable aesthetic of vibrant colour palettes, bold designs and playful type. The collection seamlessly translates 90's sportswear themes on to staple streetwear silhouettes and sees the brand continue to draw cues from their city surroundings. Comprised of graphic tees, long sleeves and hoodies in simplistic colour options, the release keeps things simple, offering easy to wear, street ready goods.
The Stanton Street Sports capsule collection will be launching in the UK exclusively at the Flatspot x Nike SB pop-up in limited numbers, the first time the collection will be available outside of ONLY's flagship store. The collection will also be made available online at www.flatspot.com in the next couple of weeks.
If you're in London, be sure to drop by Flatspot's pop-up store;
Flatspot London
3 Percy Street W1T 1DE
London, UK
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Carhartt WIP SS16 Lookbook

Carhartt's street level 'Work In Progress' imprint have released the visuals to their SS16 collection, which sees the brand update some of their more familiar styles as well as introduce some new seasonal pieces.

While maintaining Carhartt's ethos in robust, durable construction, Carhartt WIP's approach is a lot more accessible and allows the brand to experiment with different influences in their design . For Spring/Summer 2016 we see a lot more sportswear and athletic inspired pieces, with collegiate text featuring on coach jacket styles, rugby shirts, hoodies and sweaters, as well as a two piece tracksuit which includes a track top and bottoms, a far cry from the brands workwear roots. They have made use of various prints throughout, with military inspired camouflage applied to several items and seasonal tropical prints on short-sleeve shirts, as well as updating classic workwear designs and fabrications, such as the denim dungarees and chore jacket styles, which have been reworked with a streetwear sensibility. The collection is rounded off with a concise footwear and accessory range, including sunglasses, slip-on shoes and a fold out chair for those camp-outs.

Carhartt WIP’s SS16 collection is available now at select stockists and Carhartt's webstore.


By Parra SS16 “Detached” Collection


Dutch brand By Parra, formerly known as Rockwell By Parra, have dropped the "Detached" collection for Spring/Summer 2016 which sees the brand continue to build upon their distinctive aesthetic.

For those, like myself, who are fans of dutch artist Piet Parra's work, it's great to see how seamlessly his design elements are translated on to apparel, and also developed in to various cut & sew silhouettes. Parra's renowned curvy post-pop imagery and vibrant colour palette's do feature on graphic tees, sweaters, hoodies and headwear in the latest release, but its the cut & sew range, in particular the outerwear, that really takes centre stage. The colour blocked windbreakers and branded coach jackets have been constructed from water and wind repellent fabrics. The stand out 1994 Windbreaker features functional detailing including a fold away hood, media pockets and draw cords at the collar and waist. The jacket is finished with a custom Parra print on the mesh lining and subtle woven patch detailing.

You can pick up the By Parra "Detached" collection over on the brands website and select pieces at Flatspot. now

 Image source: Highsnobiety



Magenta Skateboards SS16 “AIME” Lookbook


 Magenta have come through with a slightly unexpected, yet more than welcome, cut & sew line dubbed "AIME" ready for Spring/Summer 2016.

Although its been a theme for more and more skate brands to try their hand at cut & sew of late, there's not many who have produced something as far removed from their main line and as well executed in the way that Magenta have in this collection. It's apparent that every aspect of design, from the cut, the colour palette and even down to the visuals have been considered, giving the line a strong identity of its own, one that represents quality clothing for those who prefer something slightly more formal than the staple graphic tee. There's definitely a French sensibility towards their design as well. The collection features light weight linen button-up shirts and linen pants in various earthy colour treatments, a very European take on smart/causal wear. Washed out burgundy, navy, black and off-white make up the colour palette for the rest of the release in which we see lightweight chore jackets, fitted long-sleeve t-shirts and polo shirts, rounded off with a selection of accessories which includes a practical messenger bag.

The Magenta Skateboards "AIME" collection is set to hit retailers in February of next year so be sure to keep an eye on their social for updates. For now enjoy the lookbook above and head over to their site to shop their current range.