Screen Shot 2014-09-29 at 20.20.02Back in 1994 Supreme opened its doors on Lafayette Street in downtown Manhattan and became the home of New York City skate culture. At its core was the gang of rebellious young New York skaters and artists who became the store’s staff, crew and customers.

Supreme grew to be the embodiment of the downtown culture, playing an integral part in its constant regeneration. Skaters, punks, hip-hop heads – the young counter culture at large – all gravitated towards Supreme.While it grew into a downtown institution, Supreme established itself as a brand known for its quality, style and authenticity.

Over its twenty years history, Supreme has worked with some of our generation’s most groundbreaking designers, artists, photographers and musicians – all who have helped continue to define its unique identity and attitude.

This season, Supreme adds to its illustrious roster the unique and highly creative Italian casual wear brand Stone Island. The pieces the brands have collaborated on are the Raso Gommato Cover Nero Jacket, an updated version of a Stone Island archive piece of ‘988, carrying the signature removable eye mask on the stow away hood. It is made in the iconic Stone Island Raso Gommato, a garment dyed, wind and water-resistant cotton satin bonded to a polyurethane coating, featuring a removable garment dyed down liner. Also within the range are a hooded sweatshirt, crewneck sweatshirt and sweatpant feature a garment dyed cotton fleece carrying the Supreme print.

All items have been made by Stone Island for Supreme and the camp cap is made by Supreme in Raso Gommato, keeping it in the family, so to say.

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imageRemember the Hypercolour T-Shirts of the 1980’s, they started off one colour then as you warmed up, or simply with body heat they changed to a different one, yeah they were all the rage. That was until it was you wore it and the first area to change colour was you armpits, which just highlighted something, which really didn’t need a big colour changing  arrow to point it out.

Anywho, the technology behind this has moved on in leaps and bounds and luxury Sportswear brand Stone Island are implementing it in a whole new way within their new Stone Island Marina range. It’s described as, “A meeting point between the Sports look and total relaxation.”

The technology used with this range on waistcoats in fine cotton muslin changes colour according to the temperature. The molecules of the micro coloured pigments encapsulated in the fabric changes colour gradually as the temperature rises, changing the shade of the jackets. Plus to make this a little more technical and a ravers delight, glow in the dark details have been used on the detailing, piping and print.

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Flannels, mightn’t necessarily mean a great deal to you just yet and a number of our loyal readers may never have experienced the delights of a Flannels boutique, but if you live in Liverpool, Nottingham, Cardiff, Leeds, Birmingham or particularly Manchester there is no doubt if you like your clothes, you’ll know about Flannels.

Flannels are the UK’s largest independent luxury retail group, specialising in contemporary men’s and women’s designer clothing, footwear and accessories. Neil Prosser, founder and independent owner of The Flannels Group, has developed the business by allowing each carefully selected brand to have their own identity and reflects the company’s philosophy of the importance of individualism and attention to detail. By providing impeccable customer service in a unique setting, Flannels strives to create a benchmark for luxury retailing.

In 2007, the Flannels website launched which has been designed to be an extension of our already successful store concepts and offers the same collection of iconic designer brands as their stores, so no excuses not to check them out. So lets see what they recommend for Autumn –

Jacob Cohen offers the ultimate in premium denim. Expect signature cuts in the finest Japanese Kurabo denim, all made in Italy and finished with the iconic pony skin patch. Be sure to look out for the limited edition collection in stores soon.

Jacob Cohen offers the ultimate in premium denim. Expect signature cuts in the finest Japanese Kurabo denim, all made in Italy and finished with the iconic pony skin patch. Be sure to look out for the limited edition collection in stores soon.

High-tops are the key footwear choice for AW13. Combining this season’s leopard print trend, these Giuseppe Zanotti’s tick all the right boxes!

High-tops are the key footwear choice for AW13. Combining this season’s leopard print trend, these Giuseppe Zanotti’s tick all the right boxes!

McQ Alexander McQueen Ghost Tartan Trim Tuxedo Jacket Update your evening look with an injection of McQ Alexander McQueen’s subversive style. Perfectly tailored, the classic single-breasted, narrow lapel jacket features McQueen’s iconic  tartan print.

McQ Alexander McQueen Ghost Tartan Trim Tuxedo Jacket
Update your evening look with an injection of McQ Alexander McQueen’s subversive style. Perfectly tailored, the classic single-breasted, narrow lapel jacket features McQueen’s iconic tartan print.

This cow skin bomber from Paul Smith is not for the faint hearted! A statement piece, it covers this seasons bomber jacket and animal print trends.

This cow skin bomber from Paul Smith is not for the faint hearted! A statement piece, it covers this seasons bomber jacket and animal print trends.

Giuseppe Zanotti Leopard Print Wash Bag The wash bag is an essential for any man – if you don’t choose to wear leopard print this season, infuse it into your accessories to stay on-trend.

Giuseppe Zanotti Leopard Print Wash Bag
The wash bag is an essential for any man – if you don’t choose to wear leopard print this season, infuse it into your accessories to stay on-trend.

This toxic garden print shirt is a highlight of the McQ Alexander McQueen AW13 collection. Fusing fashion and art, wear with tailored suit trousers for a unique evening look.

This toxic garden print shirt is a highlight of the McQ Alexander McQueen AW13 collection. Fusing fashion and art, wear with tailored suit trousers for a unique evening look.

The biker jacket is a key style for AW13. Moncler’s version offers a unique spin, with the contrast sleeves and popper and zip details. Incorporating the brand’s iconic quilted details, it is a piece which will see you through the seasons.

The biker jacket is a key style for AW13. Moncler’s version offers a unique spin, with the contrast sleeves and popper and zip details. Incorporating the brand’s iconic quilted details, it is a piece which will see you through the seasons.

Louis Leeman creates shoes that make a statement. Key pieces of the Autumn Winter collection include the nickel toe suede high-tops and these suede pyramid detail loafers, launching online and in stores soon!

Louis Leeman creates shoes that make a statement. Key pieces of the Autumn Winter collection include the nickel toe suede high-tops and these suede pyramid detail loafers, launching online and in stores soon!

Valentino is new to Flannels for AW13. This Prince of Wales check suit is a highlight of the collection – a statement piece, yet a classic to bring out season after season. Also look out for the panelled reefer jacket and camouflage trainers coming soon.

Valentino is new to Flannels for AW13. This Prince of Wales check suit is a highlight of the collection – a statement piece, yet a classic to bring out season after season. Also look out for the panelled reefer jacket and camouflage trainers coming soon.

Camouflage is a huge print for AW13. This camo print sweat jacket from Stone Island infuses the seasons big print trend with the brand’s iconic outerwear.

Camouflage is a huge print for AW13. This camo print sweat jacket from Stone Island infuses the seasons big print trend with the brand’s iconic outerwear.