Urban Outfitters present their Men’s Summer Catalogue for 2012, featuring the likes of Dickies, Fred Perry, YMC, Won Hundred and Libertine Libertine.
If i’m being completely honest, I have mixed feelings towards Urban Outfitters and I know I’m not alone on this. However, I’ve never been able to lay my finger on why this is. Perhaps it’s the way the clothes are displayed, stacked up in multitude with easy accessibility? Perhaps the shop layouts encourage that car-boot-sale style rummaging that is often found amongst girls in Topshop and is bringing it into Menswear (sorry ladies, but it’s true), and how this removes the respect for clothing that it deserves? Who knows. One thing that is clear is that the store stocks a large chunk of my favourite brands. As mentioned before, I have mixed feelings and if I go too far down the road of trying to work out why, I get very confused.
This SS12 lookbook from the outfitters of the urban folk sees a lot of casual relaxation in various different locations, speckled with some action shots of escaping from seemingly non-dangerous locations. It’s a classic approach. There’s some solid looks in here, namely the use of the Libertine Libertine camo shorts. Nothing too daring, but some easy Summer staples for style. It would have been nice to see UO pushing less of their in-house brand Shore Leave, and giving more spotlight to the likes of YMC and Won Hundred for example.
You can catch larger images of the lookbook on the Urban Outfitters website, as well as prices for all the items featured.