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18 East Puts a Vietnamese Spin on Menswear With Its 'DROP THREE' Set

Men’s fashion gives off a variety of different vibes depending on where you are in the world — shirt collars, tailored fits and especially patterns switch up from region to region — and now menswear imprint 18 East is taking us all the way to Vietnam for the third delivery in the brand’s Spring 2019 offering.

Designer Antonio Ciongoli, formerly of the CFDA-certified menswear brand Eidos, put together a full 23-piece collection for “DROP THREE” that incorporates techniques in Vietnamese fashion when it comes to weaving, embroidery and color themes used as well. From Hmong batik-inspired jackets and pants that utilize Cham weaving in the seams, to a collaboration on upcycled 501 denim with Cali-based brand Atelier & Repairs that features Vietnamese vintage fabrics, the culture is widely represented throughout this well-crafted collection. Other highlights include a series of Printer’s tees with help from Standard Issue, hemp fabrics fashioned in a variety of styles and a stylish take on traditional fisherman tunikas and pants in a neutral beige tone (seen above) with matching bucket-style headwear.

Check for “DROP THREE” in the new 18 East collection to arrive in the brand’s online store starting this Thursday (March 7). Peep the full lookbook below:



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