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The theme for maharishi’s Autumn Winter 2013 is based on the modern day Prepper, a group who prepare for a future where our basic food and energy needs may not be provided by the state or private enterprise, following economic or societal collapse, a solar flare hitting the earth and wiping out electricity grids, a polar shift or anyone of a myriad of possible apocalyptic events.

maharishi’s camouflage DPM pattern this season is a photo real rendition of an English Oak forest infused with bright red edible berries, referencing the hi visibility colours included in many hunting patterns since several US states outlawed non high vis camo for hunting (as a result of so many fatal hunting accidents where hunters successfully hide from fellow hunters and get caught in the cross fire). With so much of the prey being colour blind, the orange and hi vis layer in the patterns is only visible to humans.

The new Maharishi collection is in-store now at CONCRETE.

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October 3, 2013 at 11:54


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The HANSEN AW/13 collection has been influenced by the darkness and shades of the Northern Winter in its severe contrast to the Northern light of the Summer.

Faithfully staying with the concept of ‘Sunday Bests’ of the past transformed into ‘Everyday Clothing’ of the present, HANSEN’s term ‘investment dressing’ keeps making a lot of sense.

The close attention paid to detail – the high quality of materials – their carefully chosen suppliers make the very foundation of the label. HANSEN knows how to relate to clothes, always bearing the end-consumer in mind.

Available now at CONCRETE.

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October 3, 2013 at 11:39


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For most of us, weekdays mean being held to certain dress codes, whether at school or at work. Mishka‘s Fall 2013 collection, however, is tailor-made for your time off – a new range that’s all about statement pieces and “the strong joints you keep in the closet.” From camos and animal prints to wild geometric patterns and tie-dye finishes, military jackets, flannels and sweats will have you looking like an “African prince in Brooklyn” — at least on the weekends. The collection is now available at CONCRETE.

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September 15, 2013 at 14:01


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Our planet is covered by two-thirds ocean. Our ocean gave us the gift of life. In turn the inspiring immensity of our ocean gave us our name: TWOTHIRDS. Our ocean makes us who we are and gives us immeasurable joy. We at TWOTHIRDS aim to address like-minded people; those who are awake and aware of the immense value of our oceans, people deeply connected to surfing and those who have a thirst for substance and style.

TWOTHIRDS was established in San Sebastian, Europe`s premier surf-city.

Scroll down to learn more about our Activism, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and Constitution

We use 10% of our gross profit margin to actively support measures to protect and preserve our oceans as well as create awareness and educate through our Sentinel Program.

TWOTHIRDS is setting an example to the industry by being the first clothing brand to replace its polyester bags with a packaging that will completely biodegrade into naturally occurring substances and produce no harmful residues.

We promote the use of Organic Cotton because simply put, less pesticides end up in the ground and hence in our oceans.

We are trying to minimize the impact of any kind of fabric treatment. Using chlorine free merino wool, veg tan leather, untreated garments or simply, by limiting the amounts of colours we use.

We try to minimize water usage at our own facilities as well as actively work with our external partners to reduce the water used in the production process.

Dead stock fabrics are leftovers of finished fabrics that are more often than not simply disposed of. We promote the use of such fabrics and pick the highest qualities for details and garments.

Our oceans have converted into massive trash bins for any kind of plastic materials. We actively promote the use of recycled polyester as we believe that your recycled polyester board shorts belong in the ocean, plastic bottles do not.

Cotton recycling is an environmentally friendly process because it does not use any new cotton, dyes, or harsh chemicals since the cotton waste is sorted and blended by colour to make “new” (recycled cotton). Especially the water usage is minimzed as no new cotton plants do not have to be watered.

The paper we use is called Shiro Alga and it is made from algae that would otherwise clog up the venetian lagoon. The algae is used in partial substitution of pulp and combined with FSC fibbers.

We strive to minimize our impact on the environment. We endeavor to be that little bit better every day. We are aware that we need constant improvement and revision of all our actions to protect what we love: our Oceans.

Our entire supply chain is measured by its impact on the ocean. We are in a perpetual search for new solutions and constantly reflect upon our status quo.


We are not perfect. We try to actively promote change and make things a little better. Our focus is the preservation and protection of the ocean. Research and impact measurement are in constant change. We are aware of this. If you know more than we do, please write to us:, we are always happy to learn from you.


Available now at CONCRETE.

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September 13, 2013 at 17:31


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Since his early collections, Walter has been inspired for his designs
by art, music and literature, all mixed with ethnic and nature influences.

Walter Van Beirendonck is considered to be one of the main trend-setters
in men’s fashion by the professional press.

His designs are very recognisable by either strong graphics
or innovating cuts and unexpected colour combinations .

The red thread throughout his collections is his sense of humour,
sex with an eye-wink and his concern about ‘safe sex’.
His continous statements about the fashion-world,earth,nature, contemporary life
and society are collected in prints and slogans.
Often ‘double bottomed’!
Always in a complete unconventional context.
Since 1983 carries every collection a well-defined name.

The WvB collection is available at CONCRETE.

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September 8, 2013 at 14:23


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Rooted in Scandinavian craftsmanship, Soulland‘s trajectory into fashion might be in its budding days, but its ability to create comfortable formal wear with a nod to street aesthetics has earned itself plenty of applause and fans across the board. Headed by designer Silas Adler, the 2013 fall/winter collection shows the brand’s affinity for classic tailoring and characteristic design work. Well-fitted button-ups are adorned with uncluttered patterns and Old English-style font, while timeless staples — blazer, trench coat, bomber jacket — receive subtle tonal interpretations. Available now at CONCRETE.

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September 7, 2013 at 11:57


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Another pair of Jordan 5’s is about to be released at Concrete.
The Jordan 5 was originally released in 1990 and designed by Tinker Hatfield.
After the grapes this time it’s another OG inspired colourway in form of the Fire Reds.
With a red midsole, black tongue and translucent sole, this is a release that shouldn’t be missed.
Available 31 August, only at our store at Schoolstraat 26, The Hague.


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August 30, 2013 at 17:15

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