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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


Croton Storm by Spiewak @ Karmaloop

by Andy on March 27, 2008

Grey Croton Storm Jacket by Spiewak @ Karmaloop

It’s a pretty understated kind of a coat, so I don’t really feel as if there’s that much I can say about it, but it does look like a quality piece that would fit nicely into any wardrobe.

The Croton Storm Jacket features a water proof breathable body, taped seams. The shell is tekora CL 100% nylon, the lining is mesh and taffeta. The piece also features 6 front pockets, a hood in the collar, M-65 style shoulder straps and the Spiewak logo on the right sleeve.

Costiness=$124 Link (were you aware of it? Get up to 20% off your order with the rep code AS7594, and help support HYA at the same time)


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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Adonis Blazer by Brooklyn Industries

by Andy on March 11, 2008


When I was in Hong Kong I spent quite a lot of my shopping time trying to find a decent blazer and come up with nothing (HK is not the friend of the larger gent). I’ve got one nice blazer and feel good (and look even better!) when I’m wearing it, sometimes its good to class things up a bit, even if my friends to think I’m attempting to become a long-lost member of the Backstreet Boys just by wearing a jacket.

I’m not sure if I’d buy a blazer over the net, but this does look damned sharp. Personally, I’d like to see something a bit more interesting going on in the lining, white is fine but why not have a bit of colour to pep things up a bit?

Costiness=$135 Link


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]


Crook’s Shell Jacket by Crooks & Castles @ Karmaloop

Let’s kick the week off with this uncharacteristically subtle piece from Crooks & Castles:

Crook’s Shell Jacket features the “Crook X” logo on the chest, rip stop on the lower half and two side pockets, be impervious to the elements with this clean piece.

I like the way that they put the little red accents on the pocket zippers, its a nice little touch.

Costiness=$198 (bit pricey, no?) Link (you can get up to 20% off this jacket, which I’m sure you’d find helpful, by using the rep code AS7594)


Powder Moves by LRG @ Karmaloop

by Andy on January 28, 2008

Powder Moves track jacket by LRG @ Karmaloop

I went snowboarding once, I have some ankle problems and figured that just strapping myself to a board where my ankles wouldn’t move was the best option… I was wrong, as it turns out people that don’t have great balance off the snow aren’t that well suited to sliding down a mountain in Austria!This is a pretty cool looking track jackets, the colourway is nicely balanced and subdued, although I would quite like to see the print on a black background, I think that might suit it more. The way that the winter-y scene rolls all the way around the body is quite interesting as well.

Costiness=$67.50 Link


What’s my Size? I’d rather not say

by Andy on September 19, 2006

Props where they’re due, this post is via Highsnobriety.

Size? is a UK chain which caters more for sneaker freaks than most UK shoe shops (Schuh is pretty good though too). But what am I doing talking about a shoe shop? Well, they’ve branched out into selling clothes online, which means they’re now right up my alley. The new range is 13 items (6 tees, 5 hoodies, 2 windbreakers), and the designs all seem pretty tight. I’m not too hot on their tees though, they’re all based around iconic band logos, except with size? as the text instead of the band. I like the execution, but it just doesn’t sit well with me, perhaps it’s down to the band selection, kinda feels like a cash-in.

Anyway, hoodies are our main concern. The selection is pretty simply designed (unless you turn a couple of them inside out, then BAM! Camo!), but all look well finished, with nice little details like having the size? question mark as the zipper. A couple of them also have draw-string waists, which is cool, though I don’t really know why you’d want it.

Get them while they’re hot though, because less than 120 of each item went on sale and I’m sure a fair bit of stock will have been shifted already.

Costiness=£45-60 (hoodies) URL


Tank Fear-oy

by Andy on May 22, 2006


Today’s recommendation is a bit special, but I must admit I don’t know how much it costs.

Akomplice seem to have gone down the classy route with this jacket, and what makes clothing classy? Stitching!

The front of the jacket (not pictured) has Akomplice embroidered onto it on the left breast, but that’s not where the needle-work ends, oh no my friends. On the back (pictured, otherwise there would be no picture) there’s a load of tanks, lined up, ready for battle perhaps. But instead of firing deadly shells, they’re firing roses, and those roses are also embroidered, honestly, how sweet must this jacket look in reality rather than photoshop theory.

Akomplice clothing can be purchased from many locations online and at a store in most American states (as well as a few select stores globally). See the full list here.

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Disappearing Act

by Andy on March 10, 2006


A couple of days ago I tagged a hoody by Addict to my thinking I might use it for a future post, and then just a couple of hours later, I get an e-mail from the good folks at Jungle Life told me to check out the new camo line from Addict. Great minds, eh?

I was actually going to highlight a different product, but I’ve gone off it a bit now, it feels a bit hip-hop to me, whilst the camo range is a bit more Ian Brown. At first I found myself not too into the whole camo thing, I don’t think it would suit me, but I can imagine it looking good on a lot of people, so this is my altruism for the day. There’s various styles available, but I picked this track jacket as an example.

Costiness= £64.99 (£5 cheaper than the official addict store…) from Urban Industry.

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