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Yoshio Kubo Men’s Spring 2017 Collection

More subdued, definitely. Boring? Think again. Yoshio Kubo introduces his 2017 spring collection three months before Tokyo’s Fashion Week. And in keeping with his new no-fuss-no-muss ideology, the Japanese designer also set the runway adjacent to the city’s rugby stadium.

Accompanying the cheers and banter from the stands was Kubo’s live percussionist. The models made their way down the minimalist runway.

Yoshio Kubo is known for a more theatrical, avant-garde runway show. Yet, this collection aired a simpler silhouette. Streamlined collarless coats matched slightly harem dress pants. A satin bomber jacket with hawk motifs was paired with loose-fitting trousers, matching the jacket’s sheen. A bright yellow, hooded trench introduced a pop of color to the collection. A vibrant orange and black pattern took the form of tees and oversized shorts.

Woven fringe applique updated an otherwise simple sweatshirt and tee. Each piece was designed with a subtle, yet entirely innovative twist. You could genuinely see Kubo reign in his theatrical tendencies and avant-garde mentality in one of his most ready-to-wear collections yet.

“I think I had been doing well [at designing clothes] with a lot of prints and that were flashy, but in order to put more of myself out there I started thinking maybe I should make a different kind of clothes,” Kubo tells WWD.

The designer continues, “So maybe people will think this collection is more simple, but I was thinking from the beginning about [incorporating] interesting details and I started from that concept.”

Photos by Yukie Miyazak via WWD

Brooks Brothers Says No Sweat to Their Spring Collection

Brooks Brothers, oh you fancy, huh?

The brand just released its spring Golden Fleece collection and their stepping up their luxe game. In photos released to WWD, we see upscale sport coats and suit jackets coming in a variety of solids and subtle plaid patterns. The tailored coats are deconstructed so they feel “light as a feather.”

We know the thought of wool could make anyone sweat in this recent summer heat, but Brooks Brothers is offering lightweight, Merino wool sweaters with 15.5 microns. Real talk, it’ll be like wearing your favorite worn-in tee.

Brooks Brothers is also putting some added sport into their coats as they introduce a mix media bomber jacket in a suede design, yet nylon sleeves. Another coat is waterproof with its double-faced fabrics.

Brooks Brothers’ chief merchandising officer, Lou Amendola, explains, “We’re updating classic basics and adding performance.”

And their not messing around. The mainline collection will feature polos with Supima cotton beginning in the spring. Then, their BrooksCool collection will bring tailored clothing in breathable crease-defying and water-resisting fabrics.

These series of collections come this spring will appeal to the modern on-the-go man. A dapper man who laughs in the face of rain, sweat, wrinkles and the fear of being underdressed.

Courtesy Photos via WWD

Jorg Gray Timepieces: Fit For the Presidential Lifestyle

If it’s good enough for the President of the United States, it’s good enough for us.

The Jorg Gray watch is more than just a stylish new accessory for men. It’s a tailored timepiece, unique to the lifestyle of your choosing. Don’t believe us? Just head on over to the Jorg Gray website and filter through their 25 different watch collections.

Highlights include the Presidential Collection, which features aviator-style instruments. Solid stainless steel casing protects the high precision Japanese chronograph movement, which was originally designed for pilots. The mineral crystal display is both scratch and waterproof for up to 100m. The watch also has an optional commemorative plate, featuring the 44th President of the United States title and his namesake.

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Currently, Jorg Gray is selling a Limited Edition Collection which marries the functionality of a sport watch, with the class and style of a collectible. Just ask soccer phenom Clint Dempsey, who prefers to sport this dynamic Jorg Gray timepiece. Each piece has a racing dual layered dial, an integrated silicone strap and the same Japanese chronograph movement as the Presidential Collection.

It’s limited for a reason, as Jorg Gray has only produced 1,000 of these special editions for circulation. Get your Clint Dempsey Limited Edition watch with the soccer star’s engraved signature while supplies last.

JG2500-22 Clint Dempsey Limited Edition $795
JG2500-22 Clint Dempsey Limited Edition $795

Need a watch for the lady in your life? Jorg Gray also has a Women’s Collection, which features the same specialized craftsmanship on a more petite frame. The collection combines mother-of-pearl dials with genuine Italian leather straps – offering a feminine take on Jorg Gray’s classic men’s style. Stainless steel bands are also available in both the men’s and women’s designs.

JG1400-14 $395
JG1400-14 $395

Celebrities have indulged in the Jorg Gray style, including Jennifer Love Hewitt, Dexter’s very own James Doakes, actor and American fitness expert Lou Ferrigno, Neil Patrick Harris and Anthony Anderson.

After President Obama received his Jorg Gray 6500 timepiece as a gift from his secret service detail in 2007, the watch has travelled with the president to the cover of TIME magazine as he was named Iconic Person of the Year in 2012. A trusty sidekick that has withstood not only the tests of time, but offered a second-to-minute update in the process.

Jorg Gray watches range from $295 to $895, offering a wide range of designs to fit to your tailored lifestyle. It is a timepiece that is timeless as the styles merge individuality with an overriding element of class.

Jörg Gray Classic Collection/ Facebook Jörg Gray
Jörg Gray Classic Collection/ Facebook Jörg Gray

You can find Jorg Gray globally. So, find a retailer or go online and decide how your lifestyle wishes to spend its time.

Featured Image via Facebook/ Jorg Gray