6 Jun
Performance jackets from Japan's holy trinity of streetwear

In a move that is sure to send fans of Japanese streetwear fits of heart palpitations, three of the country’s top labels have collaborated on a GORE-TEX-inspired line of jackets titled “The Fusion Project“. The collection of four performance jackets were created by the mighty triumvirate of mastermind JAPAN, White Mountaineering and  visvim with key […]


31 May
Aromatic fragrance from Japan

High end Japanese streetwear brand mastermind JAPAN collaborates with Deica on a somewhat unexpected product — an aromatic room spray. Masters of packaging and preseentation, it’s no surprise that this collabo is beautifully put together. Available at Zozo for $50 (¥3,990).


25 Jan
All-black premium perforated full grain leather with plenty of gold

It’s been a minute since Santigold blessed her fanbase with some new music, so to keep her eager leagues sated she drops her new shoe — a collaboration with Vans. Based on the new Tosha Hi silhouette, Santi blends a clean black shoe with more than a little sparkle. The limited edition Vans x Santigold […]


25 Dec
A true Japanese collaboration in high-top form

For a truly Japanese collaboration, mastermind JAPAN teams up with Japanese labels Enhance Element and SASQUATCHfabrix for the most recent edition of Black Sense Market by Sense, a Japanese magazine. The premium black leather features a heel zipper and mastermind JAPAN’s skull and bones logo on the tongue and ankle. via Bee


30 Nov
The not-so-basic simple hoodie

In celebration of their new store opening, mastermind JAPAN has collaborated with Carhartt to create a new line of basic staple items. The star of the show is a basic black hoodie “Active Jacket”, which has subtle accents that elevate it from the traditional (but always fundamental) Carhartt hoodie into the lofty mastermind JAPAN style. […]


10 Nov
Celebrating Isetan Men's 7th Anniversary

ALPHA Industries has teamed up with the superb mastermind JAPAN and Uniform Experiment to celebrate the 7th Anniversary of the Japanese retailer Isetan Men’s. The result is this special edition of ALPHA’s NB-3 Parka, which features touches from all the brands involved. Mastermind JAPAN’s all black look dominates, with signature skull and crossbones logo on […]


25 Oct
80 piece limited edition wristwatch

We love most things that mastermind JAPAN puts their stamp on, and this wristwatch crafted with Citizen is no exception. Only 80 pieces of the high-end timepiece will be crafted, and the design features mastermind JAPAN’s signature skull and crossbones motif in several locations, including boldly across the watch’s face. Features include dual spherical sapphire […]


9 Sep
Premium luggage from the best of Japan and the UK

Last month we noted that luxury Japanese label mastermind JAPAN was planning on shuttering its doors in 2013, which definitely bums us out. Hence we’ll probably be pretty quick to report on all their latest offerings — including these 21″ and 30″ suitcases done with premium UK luggage makers Globe-Trotter (who made that Attaché Briefcase […]