Wednesday, 4 October 2017

Thom Browne Colette Collaboration.

From  menswear darling Thom Browne and Parisien's favourite exclusive retailer colette, comes a capsule of patchwork blazers, hoodies, and all the varsity type Americana that Browne is known for.  Standout pieces are the hoodie with blue arm stripes instead of white, and the white with blue stripe holdall.

Sadly things are on the pricy side, with things starting from £80 for a pair of socks.  But Thom Browne and colette have never been accused of being cheap.

Thursday, 21 September 2017

Dunhill Engine Turn Print.

From Dunhill comes a fresh and colourful print for their leather accessories.  The Engine Turn print features a diamond print in a striking colourway of ruby navy or navy and burgundy.  Used in Dunhill's leather goods range, it is found on wallets, coin purses and folios.  

The new pattern is a welcome change from the brand, which is usually far too staid and reserved in it's pieces.  Prices start from £180, and all Engine Turn goods can be purchased now.

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

BAPE Night Out BAPE BEER Capsule.

As a special limited edition, BAPE produced a BAPE BEER, in BAPE labelled bottles, and two BAPE BEER tees in black and white. 

Made specially for the Vogue Fashion Night Out event, these are in extremely short supply, if they can be gotten prior to the after market, expect to pay £95 per tee.  As for the Beers, they are more likely to have all been consumed on the night.

Friday, 25 August 2017

Acne Studios Baker Shopping Tote.

Luxury shopper tote's are all the rage nowadays.  Everyone from Balenciaga to Valentino are making versions in either luxury leather, canvas or a mix of the two.  Acne Studios have produced a fold up grocery tote which most would be hard pressed to distinguish from the £1.50 bag-for-life totes found at most supermarkets.

Made from polymide, with leather accents on the inside, a zippered pocket, flat pocket and available in light or dark versions, it really is almost impossible to tell apart from a norma grocery bag.  In fact, it is to the point that the £300 price tag actually feels a little ridiculous.  Frankly, a stylish bag with a little known art brand or other is both cheaper and superior to most of these so called "luxury shopping totes", but each to their own.

Thursday, 24 August 2017

Bell Ross BR-X1 Chronograph Tourbillon Sapphire.

From Bell & Ross come a second skeleton watch, the BR-X1 Chronograph Tourbillon Sapphire.  The entire case here is sapphire, five corundum blocks for the case back, middle, top and bumpers, this makes the calibre BR-288, an entirely in-house manufacture, visible from every angle.

The movement is a 100 hour power reserver tourbillon, and the 45mm sapphire crystal case is water resistant to 30m,  with a translucent rubber kevlar strap.  The price for this one of a kind piece is £425,000.

Wednesday, 23 August 2017

Carhartt WIP Mastermind Japan Commemorative Tee.

To commemorate the opening of Edwin Faeh's Carhartt WIP lines new brick and mortar location at Tokyo's Ikebukuro district, they have teamed up with Mastermind Japan to produce a limited edition tee.

The all black tee has the Carhartt WIP branding on the front, with Mastermind's skull and bones motif, and the words Carhartt and Mastermind done in the Carhartt text type.  

The tee is available now, and costs £85, but can only be purchased in store.

Tuesday, 22 August 2017

BEAMS Engineered Garments Converse Chuck Taylor's.

From BEAMS and Engineered Garments come a special edition pair of Chuck Taylor Converse sneakers, made to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the of the iconic Chuck Taylor All Star High and All Star Ox.

The special editions feature a mixed material construction of off-white leather and suede, and off-white denim, constructed by Corn Mills, all arranged asymmetrically, implemented rather specially with Nike React cushioning.

These are strictly limited, and Cost £130 - £160 per pair.