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Feature: Military Style

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Military garment design has been influencing fashion at an increasing rate over the years. Classic renditions of flight suits, MA-1 Jackets, and bombers from early Raf Simons and Maison Margiela collections are some of the most sought after pieces to date. In the ever-evolving landscape of fashion, designers continue to push boundaries and offer up new renditions of classic military pieces.


Many are doing this in a literal sense, as brands are taking vintage military garments, repurposing, and rebranding them to be “new.” Others are only pulling inspiration from the silhouettes, and modernizing them with slim fits, prints, and different fabrics. Readymade has done a bit of both; they take old military canvas from duffel bags, tents, etc., and repurpose them into new flight jackets, bombers, overnight bags, and novelty items.


The inspiration is unsurprising, as the military plays a significant role in the contemporary era. OAMC realized this in their latest collection and decided to juxtapose the narrative of their collection with the violent history of the military. Replacing bombs with olive branches, a symbol of peace, and incorporating doves into their designs, they attempt to soften the harsh realities that come with militaristic endeavors.


We picked out our favorite military-inspired pieces in the shop to display in our latest feature. All of the items are available in store or online at RSVP Gallery. Check out the gallery above to see what we have in store. If you have any questions or want to place an order email please@rsvpgallery.com or call (773) 770-6666.


Feature: In The Case

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If you have ever stopped by the Gallery, you’ve inevitably peeped into the glass case. Always filled with accessories, toys, and other necessities, we like to keep a constant rotation of essential goods on display. For this series, we head to the case and highlight the most coveted items available right now.


Just Don Keychain: By now, it’s well known that Don C. only uses the highest quality materials. He continues here with premium python leather and lambskin with logo embossed gold hardware.


Human Made Mug Set: Nigo enjoys his coffee; he opened his own café in 2014 and Human Made’s web store is titled ‘COLDCOFFEE.’ It only made sense that he collaborated with Pacific Furniture Service to created these stackable mugs.


RSVP Gallery Pin Set: Small enamel pins donning our debossed logo. An essential for anyone’s collection.


Alexander Wang Zip Wallet: A lowkey piece in premium bovine leather with Wang’s signature styling. Features two cardholders on the exterior, zip pouch, and rhodium stud details.


Bape Phone Case: Bape’s formula is tried and true. Simple clear plastic shell case with signature branding. Enough said.


APC & Robert Geller Bracelets: Wristwear goes beyond a nice watch. If you can’t quite afford the gold Rolly, it doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the luxury of nice accessories. APC and Robert Geller are known for their quality and there are no exceptions in these bracelets.


Gold Bape Belt: Recently featured in our Staff Picks series, this belt pays homage to the golden era of the brand.


mastermind Japan x Oakley Frogskins Sunglasses: This collaboration only makes sense; Oakley and mastermind Japan are known for their unrivaled quality. These shades come correct with mirrored lenses and mastermind Japan’s signature skull and crossbones details on the lenses and arms.


Bape x Medicom Metallic Gold Bearbrick: This year, Bape celebrated their 23rd anniversary. Few streetwear brands have experienced that type of longevity, and even fewer have come close to their success. To celebrate, they released this Bearbrick, which features the Ape Head logo on the front and the number 23 on the back.


RSVP Gallery Lighter: NOT FOR DRUGS.


Many of these items are available in-store or by phone order only. For more information email please@rsvpgallery.com or call (773) 770-6666.

Flannels Feature Spring/Summer ’16

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Often thought to be a Fall/Winter piece, flannels have made their presence felt in this year’s round of Spring/Summer collections. Although most people will be shedding their layers, having flannels in your arsenal can provide a great finishing touch.


This season, designers have gone away from traditional drab offerings and countered with a fresh mix of bright colors and clean monotones in lightweight fabrics. Elongated, oversized, and flowing fits allow breathability and justify the additional layer, even during the summer.


Fear of God Flannel (Blue): First Fear of God Flannel that doesn’t feature side zippers. It delivers an elongated body with drop shoulder to add comfort and volume.


Mr. Completely Banded Collar Shirt (Orange): Boasts a mandarin collar and front pockets along with a loose fit.


Public School Double-sleeve Mandarin Shirt (Red): Layered sleeve detail with a mandarin collar and traditional shirttail hem. Also features a shoulder yoke in back.


A.P.C. Trevor Plaid Shirt (Green): Touting a large front chest pocket and a curved hem, this flannel is made of a blend of cotton, linen, and ramie, giving it a super-soft feel that resists wrinkling.


Pierre Balmain Check Shirt (Black/White): Features a traditional fit and shirttail with button cuffs and a spread collar.


Mastermind Button-Up Shirt (Black/White): A fresh twist on the gingham pattern with oversized checks. Also features a drop-tail rounded hem in the back.


More can be found online and in-store at RSVP Gallery. Email please@rsvpgallery for more info or call +1(773) 770-6666 for phone orders.

A.P.C. Spring/Summer ’16

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Since its inception, French label A.P.C. has been at the pinnacle of ready-to-wear fashion. Best known for their minimalist designs, clean lines, and military-inspired garments, the label has seen growing success for nearly 30 years. The brand has gained notoriety for its use top-quality materials, especially in their staple Japanese selvedge denim.


This season stays true to A.P.C.’s identity with a fresh offering of tailored products, using super-soft natural fabrics. The label captures its Parisian-style emotion in a resort-like fashion with nautical stripes and graphics paired with signature minimalist pieces. The collection is highlighted with a staple denim jacket and plaid shirt, which can be paired effortlessly with anything in the ensemble.


Although A.P.C. offers designated men’s and women’s lines, this collection can be worn by either. Ladies can size down in the jeans to create a slouchy and relaxed look, which can be paired with any number of the pieces offered this season. Whether intentional or not, it is a step toward the growing norm of agender fashion, which takes away gender designations and allows anyone to express themselves through their clothing without labels.


The A.P.C. collection is available online and in-store at RSVP Gallery. Email please@rsvpgallery for more info or call +1(773) 770-6666 for phone orders.