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Pierre Hardy Black + White Stripe Sneakers

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When it comes to unique footwear, Pierre Hardy is definitely a "go to" brand. Though the luxury shoe designer's entire Spring/Summer 2016 delivery is worth a look, their black and white stripe high top sneaker is a hipster's delight. Beyond the bold zebra print - it's made with soft premium leather taboot.

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SLC + No1

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Street Level Culture is a creative agency hailing from NYC. Much like us here at Haute Chicago, they are a collective of visionaries that are uniting their artistic talents to push the culture forward. SCL +No 1 is their debut into the fashion world. The collection lives up to their their name by showcasing various different designs that are the equivalent of what it looks like when Fashion Week meets the street level. Their collection is not for those simply "into" fashion. It requires a level of taste that a connoisseur of all things street wear from the Us to Japan (and everywhere in between) can appreciate.

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Something for the Gentlemen: Chmps ?! Parisse

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Self-coined as a luxury street fashion store, the brand gets it right every time. True panache comes from the ability to look on-trend yet classic simultaneously, giving the vision that the selection was oh-so effortlessly curated. Now, enter Stephane Adonai and Jaii’C Tan, the designers and owners of Chmps ?! Parisse, the Parisian brand who’s Instagram (@champaris75) makes you want to slice denim precisely, only to pair it with footwear and outerwear that would make a style prodigy nauseous – in the best way. The duo showcases how global influences can interlace, creating looks that are internationally coveted and appropriate—from the cobblestone streets of London, to the coastal island of Santorini. Applause is definitely due.

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Public School S/S '15 Sneaker Collection




Maxwell Osborne and Dao-Yi, have done it again! Since winning the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Award in 2013, the New York based dynamic duo have in no way fallen short in making the statement that class is in session. Public School's spring/summer '15 delivery is easily among the ranks of the bigger named design houses that also have their hand in luxury sneakers. Beyond the use of choice materials, textures, and the sleek designs the collection simply offers something for almost every occasion.

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Editor's Pick | Undefeated x BAPE Paisley Tee




In case you missed it, earlier this month,  Undefeated and Bape released the look book for their latest spring '15 collaboration. Set in Los Angeles Por Vida captures the essence of the city's low rider culture. The collection has a number of offerings ranging from coach jackets to accessories. My personal favorite is the 'paisley tee'. I'm not always a fan of visible labels, but this particular tee flawlessly meshes both brands' signature insignias into one very dope piece.

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Lookbook | Rag & Bone Fall/Winter '15 Preview




 Get ready to armor yourself  for the weather next winter! Rag & Bone has centered their men's campaign around performance based pieces, once again showing that style doesn't have to be compromised for functionality. The collection consists of rubber coated linen and melton coats, flyweight nylon trenches, seam sealed puffas, construction-free felted wool blanket coats, and shearling hooded jackets. Whether you're going after a rugged, luxe street wear, or more refined look they have you covered.

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Saint Laurent Fall/Winter '14 Men's Sneaker Collection

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 St. Laurent unveiled a selection of four hightops as a preview of their 2014 fall/winter men's collection. The gothic rock inspired sneakers will be available in black and white featuring premium metals, straps, and stud embellishments.  

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River Island Fall/Winter '14

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As one of the most successful retailers in the UK, we can not say that we are surprised that River Island's Fall/Winter 2014 menswear collection has yet again effortlessly meshed head to toe looks with affordable price points for the budget conscious fashonisto. It's no secret that we love our high end designers, however, fashion is an artform and it is more about what and how you put it together rather who you put together (at least in our minds). With design, sustainability, and style at the forefront of their creative process check out their presentation.

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Brand 8 F/W 2014

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Uncomplicated, comfortable, and easy to wear are a few words to describe Brand 8. Constructed to fit the lifestyle of the active man, the label focuses on delivering functional apparel that is made to move. Inspired by and created for today's trendsetters, (whether in music, art, or sports) their fall/winter '14 lookbook is a mesh up of streetwear silhouettes infused with contemporary fashion. 

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Our Favorite Looks From Control Sector Spring 2014

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True to their mantra to defy conventions yet remain wearable, Control Sector's 'Viscous Circle' Collection boasts of abstract designs and geometric patterns primarily staying within the black and white color pallet. Among the collection's assortment of apparel ranging from signature tees,  short sleeve hoodies, to a light weight bomber jacket are a couple of pieces in red and blue to offer variation to its staple designs.

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