With a welcome nod to its heritage, PUMA has released its new “TAKUMI” collection, just in time for Spring. The Japanese-made range takes 3 classic styles, including the highly underrated Brasil, technical TX-3 runner, and quietly excellent Clyde, and updates them with a range of premium materials and colors. PUMA has always been a canny alternative to some of the more popular brand silhouettes out there, and this pack has all bases covered for the warmer months ahead.
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Ron Herman Japan has a new collection for the Spring/Summer season that’s full of looks that say “Do you know how much my father makes?” That’s not meant to be an insult, spoiled rich teens know how to dress really well. The range features both casual and formal looks that draw inspiration from Americana to create a collection of pieces that are both youthful and sophisticated.
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Converse’s Addict line is easily one of the best under the brand’s umbrella, even if it is, frustratingly, only available in Japan. Take a look at the latest from the line, expertly designed by N. Hoolywood’s Daisuke Obana, who takes the iconic Jack Purcell silhouette as a base, and executes it in a number of new colorways and materials. The new styles all sit on a Vibram outer sole, meaning comfort and durability is also higher than on the lowly models we Westerners are rocking. From soft salmon to cool grey and navy suede, these are high up on our wish list going into Spring.
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Take a look at this new lookbook from Duffer Japan for their new Autumn/Winter 2014 collection. Seemingly inspired by everything from boxers to sailors, this is an uber-masculine and forward-thinking new line. Check it out in the gallery above, and start growing your beard now. It’s the only proper way to wear these clothes.
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Duffer Japan Autumn/Winter 2014 Collection
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Having amassed plenty of success in the Japanese market with 21 stores opening across the country, The Duffer of St. George’s diffusion brand – Duffer Japan – will, for the first time ever, be sold in Europe. Although Europeans will have to wait until the fall/winter season to make their purchase, the British brand presents the above lookbook highlighting some of its forthcoming drops. Pairing nautical inspirations and old-time athletic-wear, items range from shearling-lined outerwear to cable knit sweaters and vintage headwear. Be on the lookout for more information as we get closer to Duffer Japan’s European launch date.
This spring nanamica has teamed up with Champion and the classic sportswear label’s Japanese imprint for a collection of collaborative sweats. Offering a crew neck, hoodie, and sweatpants, the collection sees the trio with premium 100% French terry cotton construction, subtle branding, and ribbing at the hems, cuffs, and gussets. While the classic grey and camouflage-printed pieces are now available online, the indigo-dyed capsule is due out this Thursday, March 6. The limited edition all-white versions of the pieces are now available exclusively at nanamica’s Kobe flagship.
Converse Japan has transformed the iconic Chuck Taylor All Star into a more breathable, lightweight, and seasonally-appropriate silhouette for Spring/Summer 2014 with its “Summer Knit” release. Featuring both high- and low-top versions of the classic sneaker, the drop eschews the silhouette’s usual canvas construction in favor of a marled knit in either red, black, or purple. The entirety of the “Summer Knit” collection is now available via Tokyo’s atmos.
Ron Herman Japan has unveiled its Spring/Summer 2014 lookbook. The lookbook showcases the breath and depth of Ron Herman’s spring/summer offerings with looks that range from formal and semi-formal to casual and laidback. The color palette goes from solemn blacks to bright pastels and includes a range of different patterns and prints including some tiger stripe camouflage, paisleys, florals and tie-dye. A distinct western influence can be seen in select pieces including the three-piece suit, the weathered plaid shirts and the denim button-downs. Also on show are some of the retailer’s upcoming collaborations including those with Wrangler and K-Way. Check out the lookbook now and see more of this season’s collection here.
International staple that it is, here we get a peek at what Converse’s Japanese audience can expect from the Chuck Taylor All Star in Spring/Summer 2014. The iconic lace-up silhouette is executed in an array of distinctive patterns, showcasing everything from festive, exotic Carnival-like prints on the high-top to a pristine white low version adorned with a blue stripe above the foxing. Staple motifs like camouflage fit in nicely with releases from Japanese fashion this season, while solid iterations round out the collection. Enjoy this look at Converse Japan’s latest, available at select retailers now.
As a follow up to their Spring releases from the 1970s collection, Converse Japan is releasing the beach ready Skidgrip “Tropics.” The Skidgrip “Tropics” are low cut canvas shoes, with a tropical, floral print covering the uppers, coming in off white or black. The floral print features flowers with pink petals, with leaves of vibrant shades of green intertwining along the entire upper of the kicks. Complete with white, vulcanized sole, you can start to pick up these shoes from Converse Japan!