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 […]


23 Sep
Layers of classic materials, looks & colors this season

Japanese high-fashion designer Junya Watanabe, who is well known for his intellectual approach at reinventing classics, has released a second volley to his MAN Fall/Winter lineup. Coming through with an expected focus on the understated, sophisticated and functional, some of the outerwear pieces are especially worth noting — like the taffeta quilted long parka, for […]


24 Mar
Luxury sneakers from MAN's Spring/Summer collection

The classic high-top gets an upgrade into full grain cowhide leather in this Hi cut sneaker from Junya Watanabe’s current MAN collection. Other features include reinforced, contrast stitching, a sturdy-but-comfortable canvas lining, glossed metal eyelets with cotton shoe strings, and the no-skid rubber sole that every sneaker should have. Get a pair at Haven for $378.


5 Feb
Paraffin waxed cotton, moleskin, leather & Duvetica Italian down

The great Junya Watanabe returns with the latest from his Comme des Garçon’s sub label MAN’s Spring/Summer 2014 collection. As can be expected from Watanabe, the MAN collection of outerwear features masculine cues like Paraffin waxed fabrics and hunting silhouettes, while adding his signature use of multiple textiles and handmade construction. Collaborations with Duvetica feature their famed Italian down vests, […]


30 Jan
Commes Des Garcons meets established English cobbler

Japanese super mind Junya Watanabe has teamed his MAN line from Commes Des Garcons with English shoe maker Trickers to present a piece from their ongoing collabo: the Super Boot. The superpowers involved have created a Super Boot designed with a classic brogue upper, its bright green treatment a nice compliment to the black laces […]


2 Jan
A wool headware tribute to one of Japan's top designers

Los Angeles fashion label Hellz Bellz pays tribute to the fabulous Comme des Garcons’ designer, Junya Watanabe, in winter beanie form. They’ve embroidered “Junya Mafia” across the beanie’s flipped lip, paying homage to both Watanabe and the Notorious BIG’s posse all in one fell swoop. The 100% wool beanies come in both black and magenta, […]


15 Oct
Comme des Garçons protégé champions All-American flair

Often taking inspiration from preppy looks, Japanese designer Junya Watanabe features this latest duffel coat with ribbed, striped and varsity-style trims, contrasted with 100% cowhide sleeves for a sporty touch. In collaboration with Gloverall, this expertly crafted duffel coat is produced with a double-faced wool-blend fabric with a plaid lining. Combining a characteristically American garment with a […]


12 Oct
A hunting & military interpretation for Watanabe's latest season

Fresh from Junya Watanabe’s latest season of his coveted MAN collection comes the Quilted Tweed Blazer, a hunting classic reinterpreted with military touches, woven leather buttons, corduroy collar trim, suede elbow patches and a visually arresting vibrant blue lining. As usual, Watanabe’s vision is on point — there’s very little the Comme des Garçons designer crafts […]

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