Levi’s, the all-American go-to brand for anything even remotely denim related, has teamed up with Japanese fashion guru Junya Watanabe for a Spring/Summer 2015 collection. Together, they are reinventing the traditional jean jacket. Part of Watanabe’s “Man” line, the jacket above is called “Patchwork” for obvious reasons. The patchwork pattern itself is based on boro, which is a traditional […]


The ancient Japanese technique of recycling cloth called “Boro” is the inspiration for Converse’s latest inception of their classic Jack Purcell silhouette. The high-top shoe is part of Converse’s high-end First String collection and features the namesake patchwork upper matched with a classic rubber Purcell sole. You can get a pair at SOTO for about […]


You’d literally have to be the most unstylish dude in the world to go wrong with a pair of Wayfarers. Despite their endless popularity among the hipsterati, it seems like their iconic shape and timeless appeal will never fade (and probably shouldn’t). Of course you still gotta keep things fresh, so Ray-Ban is releasing two […]


23 Apr
Quality crafted out of 100% madras cotton in Japan

If you’re looking for a summertime shirt that will always keep you looking sharp while also keeping body temps cool, you need look no further than SOPHNET. The Japanese label has crafted this button-down patchwork madras shirt out of 100% cotton in Japan. The linchpin of their Spring/Summer 2013 collection, the long sleeve shirt includes functional […]


22 Aug
The iconic basketball-shoe gets its patches worked

Converse broke performance footwear history in the 1970s with the release of the Converse Pro Leather, a shoe that has ornamented the feet of some of basketball’s greatest stars of the era. For the Fall/Winter 2012, the model will make way in the 2012 First String Pro Leather collaborative collection, and Stussy NYC had the honor […]


21 Aug
Men's streetwear guru x Japanese menswear label

The Harris Tweed Mallory Jacket is part of a nationality and tradition-defying collection, reflecting menswear guru Nick Wooster’s known love for mixing up materials and patterns like patchwork and camouflage. The base of the jacket features a medley of tweeds in varying patterns including herringbone, Black Watch plaid, and pinstripes, while his signature camouflage lines […]


23 Jan
The Swedish & British collaboration for Fall/Winter 2012

Swedish-based Velour have collaborated with Clarks for their Fall/Winter 2012 collection. Included in the collection is a woven patchwork leather boot based on the British shoe maker’s Desert Mali silhouette, and features naturally contrasting nubuck and leather with rich earthy tones in each material. The Velour x Clarks Originals Desert Mali Boots will be available […]


19 Jan
A dark denim wash with paisley, flannel & hand-sewn touches

The patchwork denim shirt is the newest out of Junya Watanabe Comme des Garcons MAN Spring/Summer 2012 collection. The shirt is a dark denim wash with pieces of paisley, flannel, and horizontal stripe patterns haphazardly sewn along the front. Two lighter colored denim blocks are juxtaposed on the sleeves, lending the shirt the sort of […]

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