From the category archives:


Military Jacket by Obakki at Matthew Izzo

by Andy on September 15, 2009


This jacket is in no way cheap ($440), and I kind of suspect that the model is wearing at least a size too small for them, but damn it looks good. I was trying to think where I’d heard the name Matthew Izzo before, and then it struck me, Matthew Izzo had a shop along my walk to the office in Philly. I never actually went into the store, but my brother did, you have to be buzzed in (the doors are locked) and he found sweaters that were more than $600, so this jacket is actually a bit of a bargain!

Costiness=$440 Available from Matthew Izzo [via NotCouture]


The Carlisle Jacket by Chateau Roux

by Andy on September 15, 2009

You guys are probably thinking, “hey, that’s a nice-looking lightweight jacket that handsome Andy has found, especially with Summer quickly becoming a memory.” I however, am thinking, why is this named after Carlisle?

Carlisle is a town (possibly classed as a city) about an hour north of where I live that’s prett much on the Scottish border, and whilst there’s not a whole lot wrong with the place, there’s not a huge amount of awesome stuff either. I think the reason that I have a bit of a downer on Carlisle (the place, no the jacket), is that I have never been there and it be warm. I’m almost 25 and I probably go there 3 or 4 times a year, and I don’t remember it being warm on any occasion, there seems to be a constant cold wind running through the town at any given time. They do have a nice Italian restaurant though, so it’s not all bad.

Costiness=£75 Available from Chateau Roux


No Star introduces La Merde

by Andy on March 16, 2009


When you think of No Star Clothing, your probably think of funny tees, a pretty light label, certainly not a premium brand. I guess that’s why the people behind No Star have launched La Merde (and yes, I know what that means), a new premium hoodie and jacket label. Gone are the funny slogans, and in come some fairly serious sleeved pieces.

Like I said, this is a premium line, and the prices reflect that (the above jacket is $250), but they do look like high quality goods, and I realy like the way that they all have a little eccentric touch to set them out from similar items (like the red stitching on the button hole in the piece above).

Until April 1st, use the coupon code NOSTAR to get 10% off your order.

La Merde



I’m willing to accept the excesses and oddness of hyper-hyped streetwear labels more than a lot of people, but come on, this jacket is U.G.L.Y (Utterly, Grossly, Laughably… ummm, Yorrible? You think of a better ‘Y’!).

Oh, and it will set you back about $620 too, tempted?

New Arrivals at Billionaire Boys Club [via HighSnobiety]


A three-way collaboration? Hot stuff!

What I really like about this jacket is that it’s so normal on the outside, and then there’s this totally crazy interior to it that most people are never going to see, unless you’re the kind of person that likes to open up their coat a lot… possibly in a park… at night… to women… and in that case having a cool jacket is probably the least of your concerns.

If you want this jacket, then I’m afraid that you’ve not got much chance unless you can make it to the Stussy store in Harajuku (a crazy/awesome part of Tokyo) and lay down ¥73,290, which is, wait for it, about $790 dollars.

[via Hypebeast] [click to continue…]


Six Foot Owl: Custom Hand Painted Clothing

by Andy on October 13, 2008

I’ve got a bit of a thing for hand-painted clothing, you always know that you’re buying a one-of-a-kind piece of clothing, which is always pretty special. Here’s their blurb:

We create one of a kind works of art using every day garments and apparel as our canvas. Our goal is to put original images onto the bodies of original people. Not only do we make original garments, but we also customize people’s existing favorite items of clothing. We believe that clothing is one of the most expressive forms of self-representation a person can use. Clothes should display the unique set of preferences of what each of us find to be beautiful, or funny, or sexy, or sophisticated…

…As we started painting on clothing, we received a ton of support and requests for custom products. We started to realize that other people were just as tired at seeing the same old mass-produced clothes around as we were. Everyone we came into contact with became excited at the idea of wearing something that was made specifically for them to wear. And, in that, Six Foot Owl clothing was born.

Six Foot Owl


Autumns over in Australia!

by Andy on September 16, 2008

I’d really like to pat myself on the back for such a great post title, bravo me, bravo Andy, you devilishly handsome man.

See, the reason why that title is so awesome is because Autumns is the name of a web store in Australia that sell great brands like Beautiful/Decay, Obey, People Like Us, and Tank Theory. Autumn is also a season (you Americans call it ‘Fall’ for what I presume is a dumb reason… oh), and since its actually Spring in Australia, clearly Autumn is over in Australia. I guess you could also say that Autumn hasn’t been yet, but that would make my post title seem less awesome, so stop ruining my fun you over-thinker!

Autumns have only been around since early August, so if any of you Aussies haven’t checked them out yet, head on over, because I’ve heard that you can sometimes struggle to get stuff shipped over to you with some online stores in the US and hopefully Autumns can help you with that problem.


*In the comments Cameron from Autumns has generously offered us a coupon code that will get you 10% off your order. The coupon code is hideyourcoupon.

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Fall 2008 at PopJunkie looks mighty fine

by Andy on September 5, 2008

PopJunkie are one of those brands that I totally forget about after I’ve written about them, only to be reminded of their excellence when I get their newsletter. Their Fall line is now available and its filled with great concepts that have been executed really well, if I were to describe this line in one word it would be ‘solid,’ because I just can’t fault it.

Oh, and if you want to see what happened when PopJunkie went to the POOL tradeshow, check out this Flickr set.

Pop Junkie


Two new jackets from Stereopanda

by Andy on September 3, 2008

Stereopanda haven’t been on HYA for far too long, so I’m glad to welcome them back by actually writing about something that actually hides your arms, which is something of a novelty at the moment, but since Summer seems to be long gone I think its time to get back in the hoodie habit.

SP have two new offerings, one is a classic varsity style jacket in a great blue/white/brown colourway, and the other is a windbreaker which has an upper-body all-over print of Stereopanda’s latest logo.

Oh, and that logo in the background of the picture isn’t photoshopped, I’m pretty sure they actually have those massive letters.



Jiosy Jacket By Diesel

by Andy on August 12, 2008

This jacket may not be all that wallet-friendly, but I really like it. From a distance it looks fairly simple, but when you look at the close up views there’s actually quite a lot of interesting lines and stitching that elevate this from being a typical jacket.

Costiness=$280 Jacket Link [thanks Shoptometrist, via Notcouture]


Argos by Brooklyn Industries

by Andy on April 7, 2008

Argos Jacket by Brooklyn Industries

I thought we’d kick the week off with something simple that would be good at showing off a t-shirt design with a graphic on it. The way that the stripes run across the body and the sleeves, and the contrast hood lining and drawstring is pretty cool. A 100% nylon garment probably won’t be too nice when summer comes around though…

Costiness=$88 Link


The Biker’s Jacket by Freshjive @ Karmaloop

Freshjive have been impressing me more and more recently, although I guess it might just be the case that I’ve just been taking more notice of them since picking up one of their beanies.

The Biker’s Jacket by Freshjive @ Karmaloop

I’m not entirely sure whether this is an asymmetric zip, but it appears to be, and I like that, it just gives this jacket a little bit of extra interest and makes it stand out from the competition, and the unusual way that the over-sized lapel on the left (right for the wearer) seems to come from underneath the zip is a pretty cool idea too.

Costiness=$92 Link


The Blair Jacket by Obey @ Karmaloop

by Andy on March 12, 2008


Now this, this looks pretty badass. Kinda looks like leather (actually ‘coated cotton’), has a rock ‘n roll side-zip, and a big flared collar that gives it a bit of a hard-boiled private detective vibe. Tying the straps at the bottom into a bow do bring back a sense of femininity to the occasion though!

Costiness=$72 Link (get up to 20% off your order at Karmaloop with the rep code AS7594)

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Marker Jacket by G Star Raw

by Andy on March 10, 2008

Marker Jacket by G Star Raw

Remember when I asked about a year ago in a poll whether you guys wanted to see more outerwear on the site, you said yes and I didn’t really up the output of outerwear? Well, here’s a little something to attempt to redress the balance.

It isn’t exactly an eccentric jacket, but the styling is really impressive, simple but well cut, with a few interesting details to keep you interested. Stocks seem pretty limited at the moment, but maybe they’ll get more in at some point.

Costiness=$160 Link [thanks, shoptometrist @ Notcouture]


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