uniform experiment 2015 Spring/Summer Reconstruction Stadium Jacket

New from Japan’s uniform experiment for Spring/Summer 2015 as a part of the label’s “Reconstruction” releases is this pieced take on a prototypical stadium jacket. Contrasting colors and materials throughout, the jacket juxtaposes acrylic blend wool with polyester satin and cotton, sectioning the front of the piece into quarters while the back panel is split into thirds. Finishing touches include a varsity-eqsue “U” chest patch and ribbing at the collar, cuffs and hem.

Fans can find the piece now from HAVEN for $459 USD while supplies last.

uniform experiment (Japan) 2015 Spring/Summer Lightweight MA-1

Japanese brand uniform experiment has revamped its rendition of the classic MA-1 bomber jacket this spring season. The tonal black, nylon jacket sports two snap packets, symmetrically placed on the left and right hand side of the jacket’s front, coupled with the traditional MA-1 utility pocket, stitched across the left sleeve. Design intricacies include the fusion of polyester insulation for lightweight warmth, a fastened dual-zip closure, and U.E’s signature leather patch branding, which is finished with white banded cuffs along the sleeves’ hem and waist collar.

Uniform Experiment’s 2015 spring/summer lightweight MA-1 jacket can be purchased from HAVEN for $687 USD.

SOPHNET. (Japan) releases two slick leather motorcycle jackets

visvim (Japan) 2015 Spring ACHSE JKT (CAMO)

Are you man enough for these Hello Kitty clothes made just for dudes?

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With her many collaborations with a multitude of designers and brands, it seems like Hello Kitty has merchandise for just about everyone. But while the range from cheap Kitty-chan trinkets to premium luxury items means Japan’s most famous 2-D cat has covered the demographics of both young and old as well as rich and poor, things are a little bit less balanced when it comes to the catalogue of Hello Kitty tie-ins for men versus those for women.

The ever-industrious Kitty is looking to make things a little more even, though, and last year corporate parent Sanrio announced the Hello Kitty Men Project. As part of the initiative, this month fashionable dudes in one fashionable Tokyo neighborhood can get their hands on three new Hello Kitty items made just for men.

The new items are available exclusively at Lumine Man Shibuya, the men’s-only offshoot of department store chain Lumine located in one of Tokyo’s centers of youth pop culture. Each of the three offerings comes courtesy of a tie-up with a different brand.

Starting things off is this hooded sweatshirt from Casper John.

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Featuring a field of blue Hello Kitty ribbons accompanied by a silhouette of the character herself, the 7,992-yen (US$68) pullover can be worn under a jacket for a little extra coziness in the winter, and is also warm enough to function as outerwear in its own right during the spring.

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Moving down to footwear, these Unline by Alfredo Bannister shoes once again make use of Kitty-chan’s hair bow while bestowing just a bit of extra height to their wearer. While the less fashion-conscious might call them loafers, Unline classifies them as opera shoes, a more regal-sounding name befitting their 30,240-yen price tag.

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Finally, Denime’s 31,320-yen denim jacket contains the most subtle nod of all to its feline inspiration. The simple, timeless design should make it easy to work into outfits for years to come, and as it ages the distressed look of the material should contrast nicely with the cuteness of the ribbon.

As you can see from their prices, Kitty-chan isn’t skimping on quality or status in her masculine joint venture. To help justify some of their cost, while supplies last buyers of any of the three Hello Kitty Men items will receive a business card holder with the project name splashed across it.

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Also, to literally sweeten the deal, shoppers who purchase anything in Lumine Man Shibuya between now and February 22 receive a piece of chocolate decorated with the event’s logo, once again while quantities last. And if that’s not enough to fill you up, the Cafe Manduka, located on the building’s first floor, is also getting into the spirit with Hello Kitty coasters and crepe wrappers.

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Cafe patrons can also vote on whether or not they’re down with the idea of male Hello Kitty fans. If you’re still on the fence, Midori, one of our Japanese-language correspondents, says she’s totally accepting of them, adding that she digs a man who can respect Kitty’s strong work ethic and entrepreneurial spirit.

▼ Kitty-chan works hard for the money by being the money.

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Shop information
Lumine Man Shibuya /ルミネマン渋谷店
Address: Tokyo-to, Shibuya-ku, Jinnan 1-22-11
東京都渋谷区神南1-22-11
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the POOL aoyama (Tokyo) Military Cover-All Jacket

Consistent with the brand’s military theme this season, the POOL aoyama has released this military cover-all jacket in brown and navy colorways. Featuring a cotton herringbone fabric construction, the jacket is characterized by its vintage tailoring, with its single chest pocket and twin double-stitched hand pockets and a detachable hood fastened to under the collar with matching buttons. Details include the distinctive military award ribbons above the chest pocket, as well as the blue-and-white striped inner lining.

Shop this jacket now among other looks online at the POOL aoyama for ¥34,560 JPY (approximately $290 USD).

TAKAHIROMIYASHITA The SoloIst. (Japan) Rough Out Anorak

TAKAHIROMIYASHITA The SoloIst. have released its rough out anorak. Constructed from 100% premium leather, the sheepskin pullover style jacket features a half-length zipper, an adjustable hood with leather toggles, and waistband drawstring. Its most compelling feature is its craggy cut which exude a wayward sensibility.

The jacket retails for $3,245 USD, and is available for purchase from HAVEN.