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Aspirational Trainers—Some Meditations on Premium Footwear

A couple of things that have been popping up over the last few weeks have got me thinking about premium footwear; sneakers, to be more specific. I’ve been weighing a few different thoughts and reflections over in my head, having … Continue reading

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Lost Kaws — Lamenting the Death of OriginalFake

Streetwear, menswear, alternative fashion, ‘culture-based clothing’/desperate cry for help—whatever contrived phrase you ascribe to the modern phenomenon of contemporary clothing, it’s fair to say a lot of things come and go. Such is the nature of fashion. Earlier today my … Continue reading

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DESCENDANT by Tetsu Nishiyama

Let’s have a conversation about Tetsu Nishiyama’s latest project. Gradually emerging over the past few months, Descendant is a new clothing brand from TET—mastermind of WTaps, Forty Percents Against Rights and URSUS Bape—and his wife Mikiko, who ran her own … Continue reading

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Defining Sincerity – Reflecting Upon the Mechanisms of Appreciation & Appropriation in Eastern Cultures

It’s a Sunday afternoon and I’m sitting here with some thoughts that have been bouncing around my head for a while now. There have been a few instances in fashion in recent months that have brought this topic to the … Continue reading

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Filthy Club – Fall ’14 Capsule Collection

A few years back I came across a website called Fucknfilthy, a rolling blog of photography, art and design curated by a guy called Joshua Gordon from Dublin. The site offers a tailored view into the gritty underbelly of the … Continue reading

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The Plateu – Fall/Winter 2014 Lookbook – ‘Run & Hide’

It’s been almost a year and a half since I wrote about The Plateu, but not without good reason. When I first came across the brand back then I described them as a label that keeps its cards to its … Continue reading

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Final Home

Any resident of London will surely be familiar with Cyberdog. The self-proclaimed home of “futuristic fashion”, the store’s chasmic rooms are lined up and down with rave-wear and androgynous clothing. At fourteen years old, delving through a store full of … Continue reading

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Neighborhood – Fall/Winter 2014 Lookbook

When it comes to collections, there are few brands that come as comprehensive as Neighborhood. Taking its cues from all corners of menswear history, Shinsuke Takizawa’s NBHD seems to have expanded in the last few years – at least as … Continue reading

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Cav Empt (C.E) – Fall/Winter 2014 Video Lookbook

Following the announcement of the Beauty&Youth capsule last week, Tokyo label Cav Empt [C.E] has come through with the latest video lookbook for its Fall/Winter 2014 collection. The video is directed by Takashi Ito, a Japanese director whose 1981 debut … Continue reading

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WTaps – Fall/Winter 2014 Collection – ‘Youthful Dayz’

Today marked the return of WTaps for Fall/Winter ’14 with the release of the brand’s seasonal preview and lookbook over at their website. Though WTaps typically keeps its cards to its chest on specifics, the preview is a chance for … Continue reading

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