A Fresh Nike Jordan Collaboration, Idris and Sabrina Elba’s Newly Launched Skincare Brand & A Sneak Peek At Creed III
Hello again, FROW Men, where does the time go? We’re back to get you up to speed with what’s been happening with men’s fashion and all the other essentials. It has been quite the month, last week we saw James Corden being banned and unbanned from NYC restaurant Balthazar, Ronaldo storming down the tunnel before full-time in Man United’s win over Tottenham, Little Simz winning the Mercury Prize 2022, and now Rishi Sunak announced as our 3rd Prime Minister of 2022. Any moments you think we might’ve missed? Let us know on our socials (@frowmagazine) what your highlight of the week was! Now let’s look forward to the week ahead with the latest World Cup drop from Patrick, a new Jordan’s collab, an exciting F1 arcade opening in London and so much more, so let’s get straight into things!
Dickies Drop Limited Edition Items Every Tuesday
One of the world’s most popular workwear brands, Dickies, has announced the launch of Black Canvas. This multi-phased initiative will give customers an opportunity to purchase personal limited edition icons, reimagined by a group of nine independent makers around the world. Allowing the creatives to share their own stories through self-expression, their imaginative designs will be featured on timeless Dickie pieces, such as the Eisenhower Jacket, 874® Work Pants, Overall and Work Shirt.
Global Chief Marketing Officer at Dickies, Sarah Crockett expressed her and the company’s pride over the latest collaboration: “Dickies is honoured to shine a light on these nine individuals who created one-of-a-kind pieces of wearable art that salutes the heritage of Dickies while embracing the future of innovative and sustainable designs. Taking inspiration from our traditional workwear silhouettes, these makers infused their passion and creativity into every stitch of this collection, and we are proud to introduce a platform that will celebrate the maker in all of us for the next 100 years.”
The limited Dickies Blank Canvas products will launch every Tuesday at 11 am EST, with prices ranging from £70-300, and will be available for purchase online.
Nike’s New Air Jordan x Shelflife Collab
Marking the Jumpman’s first Africa-based collaboration, the new Nike Air Jordan X Shelflife collection launches an all-new Air Jordan 2 Retro Low design. Taking inspiration from Shelflife’s history, as one of South Africa’s leading sneaker and streetwear stores rooted in its graffiti and street art origins, the white and light-bone upper features orange accents on the heel – plus the sole bearing graphics of signatures and autographs reflecting their team spirit: ‘I am because we are.” An apparel collection featuring essential jersey basics in brown, and orange will drop alongside the Jordan, allowing you to rep the collab from the ground up. The Air Jordan 2 Retro Low is available now online and at Shelflife stores in Cape Town and Johannesburg.
Patrick Announce New World Cup Collection
In need of some clothes for the fan zones and pubs ready for the start of the World Cup? Well, you’re in luck as Patrick has just touched down in the UK, arriving with their ‘World Cup’ collection which boasts a range of bucket hats, t-shirts and track tops, just in time before the tournament kicks off in Qatar. Founded in 1892, Patrick is a leading producer of apparel, football and leisure shoes with iconic players such as Kevin Keegan, Michael Laudrup and Michel Platini. Patrick is once more making a comeback under new leadership with Focus Brands as they go for a retro, casual style.
Head of Marketing for Focus Brands, Jennie Bianco, says, “We are thrilled to have the UK Patrick website going live! The brand has a loyal customer base, and we are excited to be able to offer them a new online experience, and with World Cup 2022 imminent the new collection is the perfect offering.”
Winter Is Calling At Colmar
Are you in need of a new winter coat now that the weather is getting colder? Well, you need not look any further than Colmar’s latest collection, ‘Winter Calling’. The versatile and warm outerwear has been made with an exclusive fabric developed exclusively for the brand by Japanese textile company, Pertex. The coats are virtually winter-weather proof with the density of the threads and the weaves proving to be a mighty match for the unpredictable British weather – anything to champion the transitional weather! With a waterproof service and lightweight fit, and prices ranging from £50-£300, you’d be crazy not to add these straight in to your basket
Kem X Primark Is Back!
TV personality and ex-Love Islander, Kem Cetinay, has partnered up with Primark Man for his 6th collection. The latest drop marks Kem’s first-ever winter range which sees luxe wardrobe staples reimagined for the season. Kem’s sell-out two-piece is reworked in a heavy-weight fabric and recoloured in warm shades of burgundy, black and cobalt blue. The standout piece is undoubtedly Kem’s two-piece cord double-breasted suit, this winter saviour gifts you the perfect fit. Kem continues to experiment with outwear, bringing two great options to the table to suit every style; a minimalist, tobacco zip-up supports a smooth transition through the season, whilst a classic car coat in oatmeal answers all wardrobe dilemmas and can be dressed up or down. With quality pieces available at a reasonable price, you’d be foolish to miss out on this stylish collection from the duo as we enter AW22!
New York Giants Captain Xavier McKinney Partners With The Edit LDN
Disruptive global online limited sneaker platform, The Edit LDN has signed its first-ever brand ambassador securing New York Giants Captain, Xavier McKinney. In his own right, McKinney is a true disruptor, becoming the ‘culture changer’ for the New York Giants organisation. The Edit LDN and new brand ambassador share the same vision of fashion and creativity; ensuring one can showcase their true personality and ability to express themselves through fashion.
The Edit LDN founder Moses Rashid, who pursued his passion and obsession for sneakers to build a brand for like-minded sneakerheads, spoke of his delight over McKinney signing on with the brand: “We want to be able to help express Xavier’s creative flair for designing and bring that to The Edit’s audience who are constantly after the new, disrupting exclusive items. We knew we wanted to partner up with a personality that best reflects our beliefs and values and when Xavier came to our attention it was a natural fit due to his passion for all things fashion.
I’m excited to partner up with The Edit LDN, I‘ve always had a passion for creative opportunities surrounding fashion so I’m happy to partner with such an innovative company with product exclusivity.Xavier McKinney
Introducing Happy Paul: A New Self-Care And Wellness Brand That Supports Men’s Mental Health.
Created by Paul Gerrard, Happy Paul has one mission – to support mental health with self-care and a smile. How? With the launch of an array of self-care products for men that are infused with an award-winning fragrance, Bright Spice. Aiming to trigger a little happiness from the outside in, the fragrance embodies sweet scents such as cinnamon bark and pink peppercorn and arrives in the form of a Daily Cleanse Body and Hair Wash, Facial Cleanser and Scrub, and perfume oil. A percentage of profits from each sale goes to Young Minds, the leading charity fighting for children and young people’s mental health.
“For me, a smile is the most basic and yet dynamic form of self-care. It is restorative, transformative, and completely contagious,” says Founder, Paul Gerrard. “I set out to create a mood-lifting fragrance. That made me feel happy. I hope it makes you feel happy too.”
Say Hello To S’ABLE Labs, The New Skincare Range from Idris and Sabrina Elba
After conquering the DJ decks and cinema screens, Idris Elba is partnering up with his wife, Sabrina Elba to launch a new skincare brand, S’ABLE Labs. The capsule collection of vegan, genderless skincare products is crafted using responsibly sourced ingredients in collaboration with smallholder farmers from around the globe. The range, which has also received Butterfly Mark accreditation of sustainability by Positive Luxury, highlights three multifaceted products – Qasil Cleanser, Black Seed Toner and Baobab Moisturiser – created with the intention to make wellbeing available to people of all ethnicities, genders, and backgrounds. The result? A high-performance yet environmentally-conscious skincare regimen.
The World’s First F1® Arcade Is Coming To London!
A first-of-its-kind premium experiential venue, F1 Arcade, will launch in London next month with the aim of bringing the excitement and emotion of the sport from the circuit to the city. Set to open its doors on November 24th at One New Change, St Pauls, the immersive state-of-the-art racing simulation venue will feature 60 motion F1 simulators accompanied by best-in-class food and beverage offerings. The arcade has been created for F1 fans (and newcomers) to the sport and will cater for a wide range of groups and occasions, from nights out with friends to family experiences, corporate events and everything in between.
Brandon Snow, Managing Director of Commercial, Formula 1, said: “We are very excited to introduce F1 Arcade, a brand-new premium entertainment venue that everyone can enjoy. F1 Arcade is an ambitious project that will allow people to get even closer to the Formula 1 experience by giving guests the chance to get behind the wheel of bespoke racing simulators in stylish surroundings with a high-quality hospitality offering.”
We don’t know about you, but we can’t wait to get behind the wheel and channel our inner Lewis Hamilton against our mates! 🏎🏁
Watch The Trailer For ‘Creed III’
After receiving an official poster and a release date, the first trailer for Creed III is finally here and we couldn’t be more excited! The third preview instalment serves as a direct sequel to 2018’s Creed II, and the ninth film in the Rocky franchise. The film, which is set for a 3rd March 2023 release, is actor Michael B. Jordan’s directorial debut. Creed III follows Adonis, placing him in a testing situation brought on by his past, as well as a significant time jump from the previous film. Jonathan Majors is welcomed to the franchise as he plays Creed’s friend and former boxing prodigy Damian Anderson, and let’s just say the face-off between the two is more than just a fight. The cast also features the likes of Tessa Thompson, Phylicia Rashad, Wood Harris, and Florian Munteanu. However, Rocky franchise creator Sylvester Stallone has announced he will not be appearing in the film as he felt Rocky’s story had been told, but still serves as a producer under his Balboa Productions company. This is going to be a box office hit!
Watch Michael B. Jordan’s directorial debut in the trailer for Creed III, releasing in cinemas 3rd March 2023, below ⬇️
Time For Loose Men?
Last Thursday’s Loose Women show was taken over by an all-male panel featuring Andi Peters, Jordan Banjo, Ore Oduba and Shaun Wallace. Fans of the regular ITV show have called for Loose Men to become a regular part of the show. The all-Black panel, which took place during Black History Month, discussed issues and topics faced by men such as body dysmorphia, lads’ holidays and when the last time they cried was, during the episode. Would you like to see Loose Men regularly feature on the show? Let us know on our socials @frowmen_
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