On October 12 and 13, Downtown LA played host, once again, to the Los Angeles Men’s Market. Exclusively focusing on summer and holiday and offering up the best men’s action sports, contemporary, lifestyle, streetwear, accessory and footwear brands, this season’s market also served as a debut of the newly remodeled California Market Center space on the 10th floor, B Wing. To accompany the updated venue, the menswear show also featured improved travel support for top retailers, vendor participations and a whole host of amenities such as free parking, a real bonus for Angelenos, along with complimentary breakfast and coffee.

Regulars like Brixton and RVCA presented smaller collections for summer, having already met with most of their accounts in either Vegas or New York. Other labels, especially those closely associated with surf and skate, cashed in on summer and holiday options including more summer button downs and shorts at Our Caste. Fair Play fell in beautifully saying they were actually on the correct schedule to show summer. Australian company, The Critical Slide Society exhibited their hand-drawn prints, translucent shirts and almost cropped-appearing board shorts.

Five-year-old Richer Poorer Inc. brought their expanded collection of workplace and performance based socks and underwear which was in direct contrast to the more novel offerings of tee shirt turned boxer and sock company 40s and Shorties, across the way.

Bright eyed and bushy tailed accessories company The Goods showed their low key, cool collection of sunglasses, foldable imprinted cases and leather wallets while, nearby, Barney Cool had both their men’s and women’s wear tees, shorts and hats on display, including some interesting statues of a penguin and pelican modeling.

The show was rounded off by a fantastic collection of designer raincoats by, new to LA, Swedish company Stutterheim. These closely cropped jackets in every imaginable color are as at home on a fishing boat as they would be in the heart of the city. See you again in April.

All photos by Douglas Cringean



School of Barney Cools
School of Barney Cools


Accessories brand The Goods showed their low key, cool collection of sunglasses
Accessories brand The Goods showed their low key, cool collection of sunglasses