Oakley launches its Field Gear Line, Florence Black looks at 70 years of history & more

Oakley launches its Field Gear Line, Florence Black looks at 70 years of history & more

by Ollie Cox
11 min

Pinch, punch, first of the month. It’s Monday, which means it’s time for another Monday Briefing. Champion and PaperBoy Paris are back with another collaboration, Strandz is blessing us with his debut EP, and Oakley is sharing its Japan collection with the world. On top of that, Birkenstock is giving its iconic styles a leather makeover, and adidas and Fear of God Athletics are back with its latest instalment. If you’re rearing to read more, strap in with our Monday Briefing below. 

adidas teams up with Fear of God Athletics for SS24

Fear of God Athletics has revealed its latest chapter, continuing the story that began in 2023. The spring offering carries the vision and foundations of Fear of God into performance sports, the final pillar of the brand’s trinity. The collection, built by adidas, includes the new Athletics 86 Hi and apparel designed to elevate movement and performance alongside seasonal staples, including muscle tanks, running base layers and shorts. Whether you’re sporting Fear of God Athletics for your Sunday long run or want to serve up some sportiness to devour your Sunday roast, its latest delivery has you covered. Shop the collection here

Oakley’s Field Gear Line is available outside of Japan
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Oakley’s Field Gear Line, designed in Japan, will be available in specific countries across Europe, the Middle East and Asia. Designed for all weather conditions and with the spirit of adventure at heart, the Field Gear Line integrates high-performance materials and Oakley technologies to offer protection and comfort through strong sunlight, sudden wind or rain, and other elements. The Japan collection also has some juicy exclusive apparel for golf and training, featuring Hydrolix, Hydrofee DWR and UPF50 materials to ensure protection from the sun. The Japan Collection will be available in select countries across EMEA and APAC starting March 26th, exclusively through the Oakley webstore and select stores and accounts.  

Champion and PaperBoy Paris are fusing sport and food

Champion and PaperBoy Paris fusing their creative skill sets for a collaborative capsule collection featuring two Champion Reverse Weave Crewnecks. Paris’s fashion-meets-food spot will celebrate the launch with a special menu and gifts, including mugs and stickers. The first crewneck will be stocked at PaperBoy Paris, while the second will be available exclusively at Beams Tokyo. 

Baracuta and NÒMATD announce debut collaboration

Baracuta is the brains behind the iconic G9 Harrington jacket. Now, it has teamed up with NÒMATD to revamp the jacket in three captivating colourways: Dark Navy, Indigo Blue, and Powder Pink. NÒMATD is known for its hand-drawn textiles, a cornerstone of its ethos. For the debut collection, the G9 and G4 jackets get a makeover. If this is a bit of you, it is available now from Baracuta and NÒMATD

Florence Black Drops 1954 Capsule Collection
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Florence Black, the luxury UK menswear label, is releasing its latest Spring/Summer 2024 instalment. Its newest collection sees a new logo introduced to the label, stitched into new fabrics made in English and Italian Mills. The logo serves as a vessel for the brand’s promise to never be forgotten. Florence Black is rooted in sporting history, with founder Finn Lewis looking to honour his grandfather’s legacy as the timekeeper captured on camera during a record-breaking moment when the sub-four-minute mile was first achieved. Its latest collection sees sport-rooted elevated essentials such as tanks and tracksuits applied with its new logo, which is in line with the brand’s foundations. If this is a bit of you, head here to get a piece of the action. 

Represent releases its “Horizons” collection
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For drop 2 of its Spring/Summer 2024 collection, Represent is channelling the spirit of summer into its “Horizons” capsule. Key pieces include the Represent Motor Jacket, Flannel Overshirts, knitted tanks, and accessories. The collection offers a refined yet relaxed approach to summer dressing, where a broad product offering ensures everyone is catered for. The collection is now available to shop on the Represent webstore

Birkenstock celebrates its iconic styles 
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Birkenstock is releasing its Zürich, Arizona and Boston styles in premium suede and leather, updating Birkenstock’s brutalist design language with an added stylish statement. The capsule celebrates authentic style and individuality that transcends time and geography, reflected in its campaign, where protagonists take on Marseille’s breezy, rocky scenery true to themselves. The collection is now available online and in select retail locations. 

66° North looks to the ‘90s
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66° North is looking to the ‘90s for its latest collection, titled “Kría,” inspired by the technical garments of the era. Its newest offering uses surplus materials as part of a move to slow down the production of new items, in keeping with the intrinsic Icelandic value of not letting go of waste. Key pieces include a cropped zip-neck fleece jumper and fleece vest, as well as a Kría jacket which was first introduced in SS23 as part of 66° North’s collaboration with GANNI. The collection is available now

Novesta and Working Class Heroes are giving us a collaboration with meaning

Working Class Heroes has teamed up with Novesta for a hugely important cause inspired by the story of Working Class Heroes’ head buyer, Tom. The Star Master sneaker has been crafted from a corduroy upper in mellow brown with 6 metallic eyelets for a classic look. The sneaker’s inspiration comes from the importance of helping your mates when they need a hand. If you like what you see, grab a pair here

Dickies hits up Guy Mariano for its latest collaboration 

Dickies has tapped Guy Mariano for its latest collaboration, bringing the legendary skateboarder’s unique perspective to a range of functionality-rooted pieces inspired by California’s skate scene. As you’d expect, durable work pants and shorts, polos and collegiate-style tees in a relaxed fit make up the collection. The collection is available now from the Dickies website

Broken Planet announces its biggest restock yet
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Broken Planet have got off to a solid start in 2024, with their “Out Of Service” and “Broken Hearts Vol. 3” releases selling out rapidly. On top of this they collaborated with D-Block Europe on an exclusive limited edition T-Shirt and album bundle. Now the London streetwear label is giving fans another chance to grab some fan favourites from its collections, including items from its “Cosmic Speed” and “Trapped In Time” collections. If this sounds like a bit of you, make sure you’re quick as it’s sure to sell out fast.

Strandz drops his debut EP
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South London rapper Strandz has been blessing us with a load of belter singles over the past eight months, all leading up to the release of his debut EP, No Time. The EP deals with community, confidence, and self-assuredness and kicks off with his belter single, “How You Feeling.” Joining Strandz on the project are Lancey Foux for “Feeling Alive,” tendai for “An Idea Was Born,” and Tora-i for “How You Feeling?” The album is out now, so make sure you give this a listen, here.

adidas Originals launches its 1000 Stories campaign 

adidas Originals is celebrating the communities that have worn its most popular silhouettes, including the Gazelle, Samba and Handbal Spezial. Each silhouette is designed for different sports, from training to football to handball. Professional skateboarder and adidas team member Carlisle Aikens fronts that campaign, reflecting the Three Stripes’ timeless energy.  

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