Carhart WIP, your neighborhood workwear outfitter, has teamed up with Neighborhood,  the Japanese neighborhood workwear outfitter, to bring you a line of panther-wear from the street side of the jungle. The Fall/Winter line for 2014 features collaborative efforts that range from the ever played-out cargo pant to the never played-out Starter cap. But we prefer […]


3 Sep
Classic made from indigo-dyed selvedge denim

Visvim is a Japanese label focussed on timeless clothing, and what better piece of apparel to express that ethos than the classic denim jacket. Made from 100% cotton 13oz blue selvedge denim and accented with an indigo-dyed German brain-tanned elk patch and custom buttons, the high-quality jacket is damage processed for a pre-worn in look. Make it your […]


Taro Okamoto, an abstract Japanese artist who rose to recognition during the WWII era, has had his motif images printed on the classic Converse All Star silhouette. Traditional rubber sole and toe cap are upgraded to the world of avant grade art as his signature work makes it to both the inner and outer of […]


4 Aug
Pro Leather Hi & CSR in Tigerduck, Duck & Woodland camo

Urban streetwear label XLarge has hit Japan for a camouflage collaboration with Converse Japan due this Fall. In the “multicamo” pack, both the Pro Leather Hi and CSR silhouettes have gotten the camp treatment, the canvas/suede uppers using a patchwork of tiger duck, duck and Woodland camouflage patterns. As can be expected from Converse, each sneaker features the insignia chevron star […]


Beats by Dr. Dre being recently acquired by Apple may or may not have something to do with the “Samurai” version of the Studio V2 headphones designed to have appeal to its international Japanese audience. The “Samurai” headphones’ classic Japanese aesthetic is implied by the deep indigo blue and bright red derived from ancient traditional Japanese […]


This summer, Supreme will be releasing four new eyewear designs: the Frances, the Wellington, the Tunnel Metal and the Factory, each taking a unique view through the brand’s lenses. The Factory (above) stands apart in that it is handmade in Italy, with mirrored lenses and anti-reflective coating. Each of the other designs is handmade in Japan and […]


19 Mar
“Dissertation on a Happiness with No Country v.2" collection

With a shell constructed of 100% authentic Cow Leather, visvim’s new Varsity Jacket is a part of the Japanese label’s Spring/Summer 2014 collection, curiously titled “Dissertation on a Happiness with No Country Vol.2?. The jacket is yet another fine piece from designer Hiroki Nakamura, who is known for his expertise in detailing, functionality and classic aesthetic — as […]


2 Jan
Crafted of laminated white steel with hand-hammered finish

Best Made‘s latest ode to fine tool making is their new “Higo” knife, aka the Higonokami. The Higonokami is a famed Japanese blade that has been made by the Miyamoto Manufacturing Co. since the 1920s, and has grown to prominence with over 50 other manufacturers also making the blade. Best Made’s slim profile version is crafted of laminated Japanese white […]

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