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Big, Bold Sneakers and More of This Week's Best Menswear Releases

Take pride in being unconventional.

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Fashion rules: I seldom follow them. It’s admittedly a weird statement coming from me, someone that writes about ’em for a living. But if you actually read my copy, you’ll realize that what I offer are suggestions. There are, of course, prescribed fits for certain occasions (don’t wear beach shorts to office, or sweats to glitzy events), but I fully recommend you look at these dictates as mere outlines. Do what feels right for you. Don’t feel intimidated by bold colors and silhouettes. Look outside the proverbial box. Take pride in being unconventional.

We are now living in an era when self expression is promoted—it’s not just a Gen-Z thing. And if you are itching to color outside the lines in a big way, this week’s menswear releases are primed for purchasing. There’s truly unique sneakers from Balmain and artist Jeff Cole. Off-White has collaborated on cut-out shirts with the MLB and New Era. And Rowing Blazers and K-Swiss have a ’90-inspired capsule line that’ll definitely turn heads.

Pick the ones that speak to you, and don’t second-guess your decision. Because if there’s one rule I fully back, it’s not being afraid to be yourself.

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Rowing Blazers x K-Swiss

Rowing Blazers and K-Swiss are two brands that are great at creating retro-inspired pieces that turn heads. So it only makes that that they come together on a capsule collection of sneakers and apparel, this one celebrating the bright and bold styles of the early '90s.

Unicorn Sneakers
Balmain x Jeff Cole

Balmain's Olivier Rousteing is celebrated for his bold, sharp, attention-grabbing silhouettes. Jeff Cole is a digital artist known for his symmetrical, incredibly graphic works that toys with icons in pop culture. This week, these visionaries have released a colorful, truly unique sneaker that combines both their aesthetics. Indeed, calling it the Unicorn is apt.

Johannes Mountains T-Shirt
Norse Projects x Geoff McFetridge

Speaking of great artist collaborations, Norse Projects, purveyor of outdoor apparel rooted in Scandinavian design, has released its second capsule collection with Geoff McFetridge, a graphic designer noted for his clean and geometric, but super colorful works.

Short-Sleeves 'Chicago' Shirt
Off-White x Major League Baseball x New Era

Virgil Abloh's legacy lives on. The late founder of Off-White was known for his cut-outs that resemble meteors—a motif that the brand has used in its latest collab with the MLB and New Era.

André Windbreaker
A.P.C. x Lacoste

A.P.C. and Lacoste are two French labels that consistently offer clean, sporty styles that'll stand the test of time. Now, the two have joined forces on a capsule collection that stays true to this credo.

Limited-Edition Super Sea Wolf Pro-Diver Titanium Watch

Zodiac has been in the biz for 140 years, and to honor its legacy, the brand has launched a limited-edition, ISO-certified Super Sea Wolf Pro-Diver watch with a titanium bracelet and features features a high intensity seafoam green phosphorescent lume bezel.

Tecum L Realtree Camo Backpack

Eastpak and Realtree have teamed up on a three-piece collection of nifty camo bags that's meant for standing out, nor blending in.

Aqua Eau de Toilette Fragrance
Jimmy Choo

Want to smell like an ocean breeze, even if you're not near a body water? Jimmy Choo, along with perfumers Paul Guerlain and Julien Rasquinet, has created a scent that's primed for summer in the city.

Dummy Tee
Stüssy x Protishead

Stüssy and Portishead have come together on a collection of tees! Nineties kids to the front of the line!

Extreme 3.0 Backpack

Montblanc's collection of leather goods are some of the best pieces to carry in corporate environments. Now, the label has updated its Extreme collection, a line of carryalls made of technical fibers, with new shapes and textures.

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