Get Caught Up With The Latest News In The World Of Men’s Fashion And Skincare This Week!
Hey FROW Men! As we say bye to the weekend, let us catch you up with everything that’s happened in the last couple days, and look forward to the week ahead with all things Men’s fashion and grooming. There was so much going on last week it was hard to keep up! From Stormzy announcing his new album, titled ‘This Is What I Mean’, set to be released on the 25th November, the heavyweight clash between Manchester City and Liverpool to Maya Jama being revealed to be the new Love Island host – What was your favourite moment from last week? Let us know on our socials, @frowmen_. If you’re still yearning for more news then don’t worry, we’ve got the latest Lacoste shoe drop, Wrangler partnering with artist Leon Bridges, the Royal British Legion’s collaboration with watch company AV8 and so much more!
Wrangler Says Hello To A New Denim Collection Designed By Grammy Award-Winning Musician Leon Bridges
A new limited-edition collaboration between Wrangler and Leon Bridges has arrived! The latest drop by the iconic denim label and the Grammy Award winner takes inspiration from archival designs and Bridges’ deep Texas roots – a natural fit for Wrangler’s long-standing relationship with music and the western lifestyle!
In celebration of Wrangler’s 75th anniversary, the Leon Bridges x Wrangler Collection is a nod to silhouettes from the brand’s iconic archives and Bridges’ personal soulful style. Working closely together, whilst the artist toured, the duo creatively directed and curated the collaboration by pulling inspiration from urban and contemporary music culture.
On what it was like teaming up with the denim brand, Bridges said: “It was an amazing experience for me to play such an active role in the creative process from start to finish. Telling the story of my authentic ties and heartfelt passion for Wrangler, this collection is meant to nurture individuality and spontaneity for the trailblazers of today.” The collection is available to shop now, with prices ranging from $60-159 and including sizes XS-XL.
Wrangler will always mean something to me. My music journey began while wearing vintage Wrangler, so I am excited to be able to collaborate with them on this exclusive collection.
Leon Bridges, Musician
Dr. Martens Reunite With Rick Owens To Re-Sculpt Silhouettes In A New Collaboration
Rick Owens and Dr.Martens are back with their third collaboration this October. The latest drop builds on Owens’ dark underground aesthetic and gender-neutral silhouettes, becoming the ideal partner to complement the iconic, structured Dr.Martens boots, and setting the stage for an explosive collection.
Starting with the first of the two boots in the collection, the 1460 boot, Owens’ usual grunge and dark style comes through with the use of soft yet heavyweight black ‘Lunar’ leather, with jumbo thickness pearl laces threaded through extra-wide dull silver eyelets. The black sole unit is present in typical Dr.Martens fashion yet is elevated, quite literally by the 2” Quad Retro sole. The extra element of height leads you to discover elements like the black AirWair heel loop which is finished with a tonal pearl script, as well as the instantly recognisable yellow welt stitching styling the sole.
The 1918 Rick Owens is a boot ripped from centre stage with its entire upper constructed using a striking platinum Hair-On leather. The boot, like the 1460, is fitted with pearl laces which are present all the way up the extended tongue, eyelets, and hook trims in a dull silver finish. The unorthodox statement boot is tagged with a black and pearl heel loop, the usual yellow welt stitching and finished with a dual-branded sock liner.
Let your feet do the talking as the first instalment of the new Dr. Martens x Rick Owens collaboration has already arrived online, at the brand’s flagship stores and select partners.
Let Us Introduce You To The Lacoste Eco Pack
Lacoste’s latest drop is a new take on their 80s tennis performance shoes straight from the brand’s archive. With the iconic brand committed towards embracing recycled materials, whilst reimagining and reworking the shoes through a modern way of thinking. From Lacoste comes four new lifestyle shoes that offer something for everyone – the L001, the L003, the Run Spin Eco, and the Re-Comfort. The pack offers some of Lacoste’s most versatile and colourful footwear yet perfect for the busy modern male.
All the Eco Pack models feature bright, cool turquoise, striking pink, subtle orange – and vibrant flecked soles that spotlight the use of recycled materials. Each sneaker also comes with cheerful yellow Lacoste crocodile branding, a colour associated with global sustainability. With prices starting from £110, these could make the perfect Christmas gift, or perhaps just a treat for yourself!
AVI-8 And The Royal British Legion Reveal Limited Edition Falklands Design
Following on from the success of AVI-8 and the Royal British Legion’s partnership in 2021, the watch company have announced the release of two new timepiece. Beginning with the Flyboy Royal British Legion Falklands 40 Meca-Quartz, produced in line with Remembrance Sunday and as a tribute to the brave and courageous men and women who served during the Falklands Conflict 40 years ago.
The impeccably balanced dial features thick applied Arabic indexes with Swiss lume, framed by a concave metallic chapter ring. Present at the 6’oclock position are the coordinates of the Falkland Islands, to remember those who served in the conflict. Completing the make-up of the dial is the iconic Royal British Legion two petal poppy on the seconds hand.
The watch boasts a sophisticated double domed hardened mineral glass with anti-reflective coating, offering a clear view before topping the crown with a vibrant red two petal poppy enclosed in epoxy. A high precision Japanese meca-quartz movement powers the Falklands 40 edition, accompanied by sweeping seconds hand, commonly found in high-end automatic timepieces.
With 1,500 individually numbered units produced, each Limited-Edition timepiece sold will contribute to the incredible charity and support those who serve and have served in the British Armed Forces, and their families. Each style is uniquely numbered and is packaged in a dashing blue and red canvas gift box, resembling the Royal British Legion’s branding.
Speaking on the collaboration, Assistant Director of High Value Giving Royal British Legion, Louise Ajdukiewicz said: “We are delighted that AVI-8 is launching this next timepiece which has been created with the highest attention to detail and has features inspired by military and aviation design. These classic references pay tribute to military aircrew and are a poignant reminder of those who have served and sacrificed. “
It’s time to get your hands on these Limited Editions time pieces, so set your alarms because they are due for release on 21st October, priced at £190.
UK Footwear Brand Shu Da AW22 Slipper Collection
Our attention now turns to home comfort shoes through the form of Shu Da Living, who are a premium UK brand designing beautiful, comfortable and sustainably conscious footwear.
With Christmas coming up and the weather getting colder, there’s no better time to treat yourself, or your loved ones, to some of the latest slippers from the AW22 collection. Every product from the brand is at least 50% recycled, with most linings 100% recycled and the latest releases crafted with 100% recycled uppers and soles. Also trialling innovative products, such as blue algae and sugar cane, we can be stylishly comfortable without harming the planet.
From premium slippers and sliders, to boots and gift sets, this collection’s array of styles could make the perfect Christmas gift and we just can’t get enough!
Aaron Wallace Is Coming To Superdrug!
Hair and skincare line Aaron Wallace, who specialise in grooming for black men, today announced its launch into one of Britain’s most popular health and beauty retailers, Superdrug. This partnership will make Superdrug the only high street chain in stocking the fast-growing Black male grooming brand.
From today the Aaron Wallace Hydrating Hair & Beard Shampoo, Deeply Nourishing Hair & Beard Conditioner, Softening Hair & Beard Moisturiser, Hair & Beard Oil, Exfoliating and Detoxifying Cleanser, Clear Shave Gel and Revitalising Facial Moisturiser will roll out in Superdrug stores nationwide.
Check out the link to the full story here!
Aman Essentials Launches Limited Edition Masks With 111SKIN
It wouldn’t be a FROW Men’s News without discussing skincare and this week’s we’re placing the spotlight Aman Essentials’ collaboration with 111SKIN. Launching two new products, the Nourishing Gold Algae Mask, and the Nourishing Gold Algae Eye Mask, using the blend of Aman’s formulations, which typically focus on natural and marine ingredients, combined with 111SKIN’s clinical expertise, to create a glowing, smooth, and refreshed complexion for your skin.
Aman’s formulations and ingredients are inspired by the brand’s destinations around the world.Kalpariane, a brown algae found on the coasts of France, which creates deep hydration, skin protection and stimulates collagen. The unique ingredient is used alongside MYFerm, a wrinkle prevention formula of fermented wakame seaweed sourced from Jeju Island, South Korea. And finally, Spirulina, to calm the complexion and revealing your skin’s healthy inner glow.
Speaking on the collaboration, Kristina Romanova, CEO of Aman Essentials said: “This collaboration and the product we have created is a celebration of the ethos and ambitions of Aman and 111SKIN. We are both passionate about delivering exceptional quality products and experiences for our clients and the combination of our holistic approach centred on natural ingredients alongside 111SKIN’s unrivalled medical expertise has resulted in an exceptional collection of masks which deliver instant and lasting result.”
Maxim of The Prodigy launches solo art show at Miart Gallery during Frieze week
Now, for all you art lovers we have the perfect exhibition you must check out! From the award-winning band, The Prodigy, Maxim’s new exhibition is titled ‘Infinite Drama’, an appropriate description for the dramatic, powerful artworks produced, which draw on elements of the human psyche and dramatic world events such as troubling social issues, police brutality and war.
The exhibition will run from 14th October to 7th November, during Frieze Week in London, and will take over two floors of Miart Gallery London, formerly a bank in Mayfair. It’s not one to miss!
The Newest Football Podcast On The Block: The Old One Two.
If you’re a football fanatic like us than you need to make sure you’re keeping up with The Old One-Two. With new episodes released every Friday, the Non-League Pele, Loons, Monserrat’s top goal-scorer, Woodzy, and ex QPR and West Ham player, Hogan Ephraim are your hosts discussing the latest footy news, their opinions and experiences of the game. If this podcast sounds right up your street, then you can check out the first episode below.
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