Thursday, 1 March 2018

Vetements DHL 2018 Capsule.

Back when the Vetements DHL pieces were released people went crazy, they went crazy for numerous reasons.  Fashion people loved the ironic take on delivery persons uniforms.  It encapsulated the zeitgeist perfectly, as in the world of today, you would be more likely to be seeing a delivery persons uniform attached to receiving your clothes, rather than the sleek all black store staff of old.  Critics failed to grasp this, along with all the other subtle references and undercurrents the original tee incorporated, and most commented "£400 for a DHL uniform?  I would rather buy mine for £10 from DHL's online store!".

Now for 2018 Gosha's label have decided to court controversy again, with a three piece capsule, tee, polo and long sleeved polo.  The prices are still very much the same, £485 for the tee, up to £620 for the long sleeved polo, however, the pieces, which can be gotten from mrporter's online store now, lack the rebel spirit of the original.

The original collection left only the owner and those in the know aware it was Vetements, a simple DHL logo, and 3 stripes all around, no Vetements branding existed, the owner could smile to themselves ironically when asked "do you work for DHL?".  The new collection seems made for consumers who want Vetements, want the DHL "feel", but are not brave enough to risk questions like that.  Cool assymetric stitching, with "Vetements" clearly written, side branded again with "Vetements" and barcode adornments would leave no-one ever puzzling, this is clearly high fashion.  And in making it so, the impact of the original has been lost.  These are nice pieces, no doubt, but the lack the humour and daring of the first release.

Tuesday, 27 February 2018

BAPE Signal Pocket Torch.

If you thought Supreme was the only go-to for idiotic overpriced novelty pieces (Supreme Brick anyone?),  Don't forget BAPE, who were the OG when it comes to silly collectibles.  Back in the day they were producing BATHING APE mouse mats way before Supreme dared risking anything other than skateboards.

BAPE have reminded us that they can do useless stuff too, with this branded keychain torch, that casts the BAPE Gorilla Head logo on the wall when turned on.  Available now, this slice of novelty idiocy costs £50, before it reaches the aftermarket.

Thursday, 22 February 2018

Gucci Padlock Quartz Watch In Leather Case

On top of Gucci's remarkable runway show which saw models walking down the runway clutching replicas of their own heads, and baby dragon models, Gucci have released a simple little version of an accessory they have long had in their line-up.  The padlock watch, in classic green and red, without the belt strap style wrist strap.

The fun little piece now comes with a little leather pouch, which means that the original purpose of the accessory, to use on bags etc, can be effected without damaging the body of the watch.  Other than this change, the mother-of-pearl dial is there, sapphire crystal glass, gold tone accents, and Swiss-made quartz movement.

The watch costs £500, and is available now.

Wednesday, 21 February 2018

LG HU80K 4K UHD Projector.

From LG comes a stylish and compact 4K UHD home projector.  Powerful enough to provide vivid bright colours in most spaces, and small enough to be carried around in the hand by the integrated carry strap.  

The mirrorless l-shaped engine means it can be placed on the floor, ceiling or wall, and it will allow streaming of HDR content, as well as webOS 3.5 interface, USB, Ethernet, HDMI, and external device support.  

The HU80K should cost around £1,500 when released.

Tuesday, 20 February 2018


Matthew Williams ALYX and the classic MACKINTOSH have collaborated to produce a collection of reinvented macs, and new iterations of ALYX's statement rollercoaster belt.  The macs are bonded cotton, with ALYX belt details, and the special edition belt uses bonded cotton, the MACKINTOSH go to.  Also up for grabs is a roll-top bag with clip fastening.

All pieces are available now from MACKINTOSH priced from £370.

Thursday, 8 February 2018

Fragment Design Bamford Watch Department Zenith El Primero Chronograph.

Since Bamford Watch Department's long standing collaboration with Rolex has ended as of 2017, they have now taken on the mantle of official customisers for LVMH brands Zentith, TAG Heuer and BVGARI.

In keeping with LV's recent movements in terms of collaborations, this new Bamford Watch Department Zenith piece collaborates with a high end streetwear brand, fragment design of Hiroshi Fujiwara.  

The Zenith El Primero chronograph is the de facto Zenith piece, and this is the model chosen for the collab.  The watch is strikingly simple, just a simple steel case and bracelet, and an unusual dial which mixes all the different logos together.

Friday, 2 February 2018

Nike OFF-WHITE Air Jordan 1 All White.

Thought the Nike OFF-WHITE collab was dead?  Though all the LV collab talk meant Virgil would have no time for little old Nike?  Well, you would be pretty stupid if you did frankly.  While high end luxury brands certainly are the direction that streetwear is headed, Nike more closely aligns with OFF-WHITE's core values, not to mention Virgil Abloh clearly expressed he would be doing more work with Nike.

The all-white Air Jordan 1 is now official following lots of teasers, premium leather and mesh, deconstructed Swooshes, blue threading, wings logo on the ankles, "Air" branding on the midsole, branded text on the medial wall of the shoes, and a baby blue hang tag.

On sale from Febrary 27 from Nike, select retailers and it will cost £140 per pair.