“Canadians love wildlife, and they love staying warm,” says Toronto Argonauts linebacker James Yurichuk. “What we’ve done is give them the option to enjoy both at once.” To that end, the athlete started Mammoth Outerwear and has gathered $80,000 through Kickstarter to fund fur- and down-free parkas that can stand up to cold weather. Four jacket styles, the Bison Bomber, Fox Bomber, Elk Parka and Doe Parka, were launched in the pre-order campaign and are designed by Toronto-based Sarah Hopgood. In keeping with Mammoth’s mandate of animal welfare, $10 of each purchase will be donated to The Association for the Protection of Fur-Bearing Animals (APFA), a Canadian organization that promotes peaceful coexistence with wildlife. Want to get your hands on one? Order here (the jackets are set to ship in February).
Joshua Sanders at Stylebop
If you like to keep your eye on street style, you’ve likely seen Joshua Sanders’ fun sneaker designs worn by fashion’s elite. The New York based designer describes his shoes as “street couture” and now you can get your own pair of cheeky slip-ons at Stylebop.com. Our pick? The bow slip-on finished in blue mesh. Now if only the snow would hurry up and melt.
Jared Leto for Carrera Eyewear
Jared Leto is many things, an Academy Award Winning actor, a musician and a hair idol. Leto’s latest venture is a partnership with Italian eyewear brand Carrera. Leto is the face of the 60-year-old brand’s new Maverick collection and will tap other artists and musicians to take part in the campaign. The new collection of lightweight frames will debut in February.
Vetements releases photo book with Idea Books
The buzzy underground design collective Vetements (led by recently-announced creative director for Balenciaga Demna Gvasalia) has teamed up with London’s Idea Books to release a 304-page photo book. The tome offers a grainy inside glimpse at the label that’s shaking up the Parisian fashion scene. The book is out January 23. Email to reserve a copy here.
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