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A year after an Autumn/Winter lookbook that took the Hill-Side across the globe, the Brooklyn-based menswear label return home this season with a new lookbook titled Twelve Brooklyn Apartments. Shot by Backyard Bill with styling help from James Wilson of Secret Forts, the A/W ’13 campaign presents the Hill-Side’s wares in a natural light, as just another interior detail among some of Brooklyn’s most comfortable living spaces.

Excellently composed shots show scarves, ties, and pocket squares strewn about living spaces and dusty work corners; some clean and arranged, others messy and cluttered. But like Hill-Side fabrics, the focal point is in the details, and the lookbook provides the perfect glimpse into what inspires the brand’s aesthetic.

Check out our favorites snaps below, shop the full collection at Hickoree’s and view the full lookbook online.

Saturdays Surf is making moves to establish a rep as a well-rounded lifestyle brand, not just a surfer's cult fave. For fall, the New York City-based label is offering something for every climate. T-shirts, board shorts and swim trunks remain a mainstay, of course, but Saturdays is now offering a choice selection of outerwear, knitwear, and footwear.

The fall line offers simple, functional pieces for fall layering—nothing too elaborate here. Standouts include a nautical-styled cable knit sweater, a poplin-lined bomber jacket, a colorblocked oxford, and a waxed canvas desert boot. Check out some of our favorite looks below.

Visit Saturdays Surf NYC to view the full lookbook and shop the full collection.

 

 

The New York team at ONLY. appears to be weathering the ups-and-downs of trend-driven streetwear culture with its reputation intact. Driven by simple graphics and nautical-themed prints or patterns, the ONLY. summer 2013 collection has us sporting casual cool and prepped for beach or boat life. Is once gritty NYC a good place for boating? We have no idea. But with ONLY. light weight coach jackets, quirky socks, and versatile snapback or camper hats, we think this summer breeze can easily flow well into early fall.

Visit the ONLY. store online.

 

 

40 is the new 20. Patagonia is celebrating its 40th anniversary with a fall collection consisting of the the outfitter’s most iconic pieces reinterpreted. Dubbed the Legacy collection, the 10-piece capsule is set to release in September and features some clean, sharp pieces that pay homage to founder Yvon Chouinard’s function over fashion design philosophy.

Michael Williams over at ACL shared a few side-by-side comparisons of select items with the original archival pieces from which they were based. Standouts include the All-Wear Down Jacket, Diamond Quilt Snap-T Pullover and the Summit Pack.

View the complete lookbook at Patagonia.com

Photo by: Leigh Bancroft

Photographer Leigh Bancroft went deep into the backwoods waterways of Alabama to shoot the SS13 lookbook for Lyonstate, highlighting the store's in-house collection of shirts, shorts and pants. Designed in-house by Lyonstate's founders, and crafted entirely in the USA, the collection is big on rugged chambrays, breathable ginghams and buttery sanded canvases. 

Visit Lyonstate.com to order online.

Photo by: Ryan Plett

Native midwesterner Ryan Plett recently made the move to the Big Apple bringing his talent for shooting contemporary menswear, street fashion and editorial with him. His latest work is a very urban Nowhere Fast lookbook for Need Supply Co. which captures this season's enthusiasm for pattern in a wonderful light. 

See more Plett online. Visit Need Supply Co. for more info.

 

Photo by: Pepper Davies | Left Field NYC, SS13

We saw our share of woodsy campsite lookbooks in 2012, so the urban jungle of Left Field's SS13 images by photographer Pepper Davies are a welcome alternative. Shot right in Left Field's homebase of Ridgewood, Queens, the photos feature Greenpoint Tattoo Co., where Left Field founder Christian McCann can oft be found. We're excited to get our hands on the new collection, which features rough and ready and all American-made (from American and Japanese materials) camo shorts, tough T-shirts, selvedge canvas chinos, and work shirts. It looks to rate highly in wearability, durability, and style longevity.

Visit Left Field NYC online for city-tough, American-made threads.

In recent years, Penfield has become one of our go-to brands for outdoorsy outerwear such as down coats and 60/40 jackets. The label has built on the classics from its heritage as a New England camping and adventure outfitter and given them details and contemporary twists that make them a good fit for the style and budget-minded young man or woman. That said, its Spring 2013 lookbook has our heads spinning. It trends sportier—these threads seem to call for activity, more than carefree leisure. It features more contemporary detailing and style: just look at the patterns, the color choices, the camouflage, the flower-patterned pocket tee. Penfield seems to be taking more chances this season—question is, is it taking us along with it? 

Browse Penfield's SS13 collection online.

Dedicated cyclists need no introduction to Rapha, perhaps the penultimate contemporary cycling brand, and its cult-like following. With warm weather on the way, we're eyeing some upgrades to our own cycling kit and Rapha's seasonal lookbook for training, racing, women’s wear, and city riding—shot by Ben Ingham in Australia and Corsica—is just the thing to get us inspired.

Find out more at Rapha, which has yet to announce its special collections for the season.

 

Today, we're soothing our winter chill with thoughts of the shorts and linen jackets to come in the spring, like the ones in GANT Rugger's SS13 lookbook. In the tidy piece of video above, GANT creative director Christopher Bastin shows us the collection, uses the phrase "slow fashion" to describe Rugger's version of menswear, and calls out the line's color choices, details, and variations on traditional warm weather sportswear. Now, if only the mercury would rise.

See the GANT collection at Gant.com