SSENSE is a Canadian clothing store located in Montreal, QC. SSENSE carries both men's and women's clothing. Their models always pose in a very rigid and emotionless manner. The distinct placement of the arms and hands laid flat on the their sides has become famously associated with the store.
SSENSE carries a lot of popular 'fashion' brands like Yves Saint Laurent, Paul Smith, Rick Owens, and Givenchy. They also tend to carry 'distressed' brands like H by Hudson, ndc made by hand, John Varvatos, and Diesel. They deal a lot in loud pieces, with brands like CDG Play, Dsquared2, and Billionaire Boys Club, as well as more colorful than usual styles from brands like Quoddy. The style is over the top, all over the place, and often fearlessly tacky.
The black guy
One of SSENSE's male models is a beautiful black man with godly cheekbones. He is called Adonis Bosso.
SSENSE carries brands that range from affordable (Levi's, Dr. Martens) to very expensive (Rick Owens, Thom Browne), with most brands falling somewhere in between. SSENSE carries many designer diffusion lines, including DRKSHDW, Comme Des Garcons Play, and SILENT by Damir Doma.
SSENSE has higher than usual prices for many products, though Canadian buyers may still feel that their prices are in-line with what they might expect to pay on duties and shipping from the US.