It wouldn’t be a proper “Best of” week on The Brvtalist without some Brvtal Fashion. 2014 was a pretty good year in the fashion industry (for our tastes) and it’s good to go back and take stock of some of the standout pieces of the year. Maybe you can get them on sale now too!
The Acne Gibson S/S 2014 Moto Jacket in Metallic Silver. It’s hard to get me to be interested in something other than black, let alone something this shiny. However, the way this jacket is done is on some kind of glamorous futuristic level that really resonates with me.
Alexandre Plokhov FW2014 Double Zip Ankle Boots. Handmade in Italy from horse leather, these became the holy grail of boots this year. The double zip closure and asymmetric side panels are unrivaled.
South 2 West 8 Park Tote - This Japanese brand makes raw, rugged accessories that are ready for the elements. This tote is made from military grade ballistic nylon with raw leather handles and matte black hardware. I happen to have this one and it’s held up great and I love the small deer skull logo too.
Surface to Air Ski Mask - Nothing looks more Brvtal that wearing a full coverage ski mask, and I love the S2A sigil on the back of the one.
Sandro Paris “Hell” Blazer - Sharp, smart and evil blazer with a leather lapel. Wear this everywhere and you’re set.
Actual Pain x Straight to Hell Leather Moto - Brvtal looking moto with nice hardware and marble lining all for $315.
Mykita x Damir Doma DD 01 - Incredible lightweight aviators in matte black with a clear inner trim. Details are amazing.
Helmut Lang Chunky Zip Sweater - Off center zipper with shawl collar in chunky wool. Love Helmut Lang.
Acne Studios Hans Bomber Slip On - Made out of the same material as military bombers, the muted black with a cushioned padded leather inner is sleek, casual yet refined.
April 77 Joey Skinny Jean - This Parisian brand was a cvlt favorite a few years ago, then stopped production and is now back with a big bang. They’re all rock n roll inspired and like to use vegan materials. The Joey jeans are a great fit with really nice details at a good price.
Oak NYC Combo Leather Backpack - Nice, American made, leather and canvas backpack with enough white to get noticed.
Goti Malleable Metal Bracelet - One of the most unique pieces I’ve come across. This Goti bracelet is made in Italy out of thick, slightly tarnished tin. You can mold it to do whatever you want and it doesn’t feel flimsy at all. Definitely an eye catching piece.
Fashion is hard. Brvtal Fashion is even more difficult. In some ways it’s easy because you know what the look for, but in other respects there’s just too much crap to sift through. Luckily, there”s quite a few brands out there that slant towards dark, high concept fashion and here’s hoping these designers keep pushing the boundaries.