London street culture and the zeitgeist of Britain's working class, Samuel Ross launched A-Cold-Wall* in the fall of 2015 to reflect hegemonic disparities and youth expression in contemporary fashion. The directional aesthetic of Ross' men’s ready-to-wear line is informed by his studies in both graphic design and illustration, and creative work alongside Off-White's Virgil Abloh. His distinctly multidisciplinary vision is present in handcrafted graphic t-shirts and reversible French terry hoodies. Pairing logo-printed pullovers, lounge pants, and hooded jackets, A-Cold-Wall* is the curated product of unconventional tailoring and streamlined design.
Hey my dude - where you off to? Need a cool accessory to store all your valuables? We figured because that plastic shopping bag from your local bodega isn't going to cut it anymore. A sleek yet sick backpack is all you need to help you stay organized if you're still in school. And if you're the 9-5 guy then all you need is a handsome rucksack to carry your work laptop and gym essentials without looking disheveled on your morning commute. We scoured the SHOP to narrow down what you need to put all your cool clothes when you're going to cool places.
Spanish haute couturier Cristòbal Balenciaga's innovative designs, known for their sculptural volumes and strict modernity, cemented his reputation as one of the 20th century's most legendary designers. Under the creative direction of Demna Gvasalia since 2015, the house of Balenciaga continues his tradition of experimentation.
We dig a lot of functional things here at Complex, but undeniably these are rarely priced in the double-digit section. Whether we're thinking about tackling that so-called new year's resolution, copping a new T-Shirt, or furnishing the crib, we can always use a new beanie in our wardrobe rotation. In other words, we have plenty and want to share some our favorites. Here's a round up of our beloved and super affordable beanies in some high-quality fabric knits - no poms included.
Best Windbreaker Jackets
The rainy season may not be over yet so you might want to opt for a dope windbreaker jacket. Made of nylon and mainly water-resistant, the jacket serves as a lightweight alternative to a raincoat. Brands like Balenciaga, Off-White, and Martine Rose have been incorporating the anorak style in its spring collections. A perfect and packable layering piece to help you brave the elements.
Bomber jackets are an eternal trend that we really dig. Given the moniker MA-1, the staple outerwear was used by military pilots in the '50s. Today's iterations still salute the troops in a modern twist. The inside nylon lining has been updated with fleece-backed, padded and quilted fabrics. The collar details have remained intact and the silhouette has slimmed down a bit for a refresh. So easy to pull off whether you're dressed up or down.