Wang Nab It
Ever since H&M moved in about 10 minutes from where I live, I’ve been fascinated about following their big days, special collections, new releases and sales. Looks like we finally have some new pictures of one of the most anticipated collaborations of Fall 2014. The Alexander Wang x H&M Collaboration. The other biggest upcoming collab being the Jordan x Supreme release, which no matter what it looks like will sell out in seconds.
The British version of GQ has generously given us a sneak peak inside the upcoming Alexander Wang for H&M collaboration. The collection features 2 of my favorite colors-Black and Grey and is inspired by a sporty vibe with boxing as the main force behind the collection. Pieces to look forward to for men include activewear, sweatshirts with Big bold raised lettering, a puffy or as the English call it Puffer jacket, WANG sunglasses and more. As reported on streetzblog back in June, the collection releases at H&M stores world-wide on Friday November 6, 2014. Might be a good time for a Vay-Cay Day or you might want to call in sick. Looks like this is gonna’ be a BIG event at H&M with both the Men’s and Women’s wear flying off the shelves.
I’ll be at the H&M in Waikiki and will hopefully be able to nab a couple of the black and grey pieces. And also looking forward to being in NYC in Mid December to check out the newest store on 5th and 52nd or maybe the even newer yet to open store at Herald Square! Hopefully the Grand Opening will happen when I’m in town.
Here’s few of the First Looks of the collab courtesy of British GQ. Which is your favorite?
John Varvatos Men’s Fall/Winter 2014-15-Milan
What’s not to like? The Majority of the Best guys colors throughout. Black, Grey, some more Black, Grey and a touch of silver. Then a bit of dark plum which almost looks Black. And just to let you know there is a bit of off-white towards the end. I suspect JV would probably call it Ivory. White or Ivory, quite a hard color to pull off for myself. And, just wait, the Coolest part of the show is the surprise ending. Pretty Stunning, pure Rock n Roll to the highest fulfillment of one’s imagination and best thing is it’s real. And I do like the coat that John Varvatos is personally wearing. Those military buttons on both sides of a jacket always get me…every time.
I went to the NYC John Varvatos store in Soho in December 2013. It was really close to going to this runway show. The vibe of the store fit the fashion so perfectly and the people there were some of the nicest in town. They asked if they could hang my jacket and even asked if I wanted a real Drink! I did let them hang up my coat, but passed on the drink. It’s never a wise decision to Drink and Shop, in person or on the web.
The clothes in the store were mostly Black, Grey and deep dark plum and that was in December 2013. This show was pure Rock n Roll and so is their store. If you get a chance to visit it Let me know how the experience was?
Last year I watched their website for months trying to nab some Varvatos x Converse kicks at a nice sale price. I didn’t get the kicks, but as soon as their dark grey zippered Men’s suit jacket went on sale, I bought it. Note: It’s cut a bit too slim for me during 9 out of 12 months of the year. But I suspect I can wear it by Memorial Day Weekend. Just hope the gig I go to is Air Conditioned. It’s more of a NY kind of jacket than a HI Jacket. But I’m good to go for the 50 Shades of Grey movie premiere, wherever that will be when it comes out.
What was your favorite Show in NY, London, Milan, or Paris? Did you get to go? Or is it on your bucket list? Personally, I was thinking the NY shows would be the place to be, but now I’m thinking .. Maybe Paris? I’ve been seeing some really nice pictures of the Eiffel Tower and really yummy things to eat on Instagram lately. Hmmm. For now, See you on the Streetz of Hawaii on the island of Oahu.