These are probably some of the most blogged about shoes in the last few months as we've seen leaked shots from Matt George to Tres Bien to poorly shot images in their own catalog. Now the shoes are actually hitting stores in the very near future starting with the likes on Honyee. These are probably the best images to date, and to be honest the more I see them, the less I want them. I never was thinking I needed a pair but I do think the collaboration and execution for that particular shoe is good. I personally just find that with the toe cap on a Nike the shoes just become a bit too bulky for me. Fortunately I have a pretty good selection of footwear already and I think if I were to acquire these it would be strictly because it was A.P.C. and Nike and that isn't probably a good enough reason - especially since the reseller game is down. However if I had to get them, I would go with the blue ones. Get your proxy lined up early if you do need them, they should be available on hynee.store any day.
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There are a few things that you should probably have in your closet at all times. Whether you wear hooded sweatshirts often or not, I would recommend not, they are pretty good to have. It's a very casual item that can keep you warm, help layer or be worn to the corner store in you PJs. This might seem obvious but I'm not just recommending your Russel Athletics sweater. It would be a good idea to have at least one well made, well fitted, nice plain colored hoody. Some of the best options I've seen are this version by Rittenhouse, APC's last winter or by Wings+Horns. The simplicity of a cotton sweater is functional and if you have the right one you'll feel comfortable wearing it anywhere - just don't wear it everywhere.
I find the fit on A.P.C. to be one of the best for myself. Whether it's coats, shirts or pants. They are long and slim, which is generally hard to find. We all know, or should know, that A.P.C.'s denim has one of the best fits out there. I have also had some great luck with some of their grey wool pants from the winter. With spring approaching a night lighter pant would be idea, in color and weight. Cords are generally a pretty good option for spring as well. Overall I'd say these camel cords in the petit standard are going to fit quite well. Maybe not the best if you're going for the anti-fit however...
I know there have been some items here and there, including the footwear we previewed a week ago, but I thought I would share the majority of the spring collection here. Some people have been quick to judge A.P.C.'s spring items as they seem a bit lackluster. I feel the collection works best together and seen together rather than just a flat picture of one shirt on a white background. So here are the spring/summer looks from A.P.C. for the upcoming season. There are definitely some individual items to get excited about, in particular the baseball/bomber/varsity jacket. I'm always on the look for one with clean details and a good fit and this looks like it might be the winner. There are also some nice coats, cardigans, bags and lighter denim tops which all look pretty nice. I would be surprised if I didn't end up with one or two items from this collection in the next 6 months.
A.P.C.'s spring collection has now started to land in stores other than their own. I know I'm not the only one feeling a little unready for these warmer weather pieces. I am still comfortably buying winter items with several feet of snow on the sidewalk, I don't know how excited for shorts I can get right now. A.P.C.'s first releases are probably bearable in this weather with some layering since they look good. The polo has a simple sailboat icon on the chest that you can't be too mad at, the poplin button down fits great and the K-way jacket is actually pretty nice in person. It was a lot more solid feeling than I had expected, and who doesn't like to be able to zip their outerwear away into a bag? These items and a few others are now available at End.
I have always had a bit of an obsession with sea fairing gear. Whether it be brass clocks, wooden beams or pea coats. I haven't yet dug deep into the culture to find out all of the interesting history but I will I'm sure. In them meantime, one of the best and most wearable pieces inspired by the sea is the stripped shoulder button sweater. Especially in a navy and white color way, it feels like you could go shopping, walk down to your row boat and take out the yacht for a weekend. The sweater is subtle, has a nice reference and looks good. I used to not love the shoulder button feature too much but have since come around in the last year or so. SNS Herning and A.P.C. have two of the best versions I've seen on the market right now. While navy, cream and white are the best colors, I have noticed a soft red and green seem to be usually in the mix as well. The sweater looks great with denim, chinos and work pants. I guess whatever pants sailors where would work well too.