Married To The Mob x XLARGE (Japan) 2015 Spring/Summer Collection

A Bathing Ape (Japan) “ABC CAMO” Rubber Coaster Set

Japanese streetwear brand NEIGHBORHOOD and Kazuku Karaishi’s new label THE FOURNESS collaborate with 2015 Spring Collection

NEIGHBORHOOD x THE FOURNESS 2015 Spring Collection

Kazuki Kuraishi has had quite the storied career thus far, already working with the likes of A BATHING APE, fragment design and adidas. He is now bringing his wealth of experience to his own new brand THE FOURNESS, and in conjunction with the launch has teamed up with Japanese streetwear staple NEIGHBORHOOD on a special collaborative collection.

The five-piece capsule includes two sweaters and a pair of shorts in an indigo-dyed cotton knit material, and two tees with printed graphics noting the collaboration. The items are set to drop this Saturday March 7 in limited qualities at NEIGHBORHOOD stores and selected THE FOURNESS dealers.

 

 

BAPE (Japan) x Steiff Teddy Bear

Japanese streetwear imprint BAPE joins forces with German toy manufacturer Steiff for a special edition teddy bear. A perfect gift for mini hypebeasts, the collaborative teddy bear adorns a white graphic Ape Head tee with dual branding at the front and an intricate tag along the sleeve, in addition to a pair of indigo jeans to complete the look.

The BAPE x Steiff Teddy Bear will be available for purchase exclusively at the Isetan flagship store in Shinjuku starting March 4.

WTAPS (Japan) 2015 Spring/Summer EX.30 Collection lookbook

XLARGE (Japan) x PUMA 2015 Spring/Summer Capsule Collection

Japanese streetwear brand XLARGE joins PUMA to produce an exclusive 2015 spring/summer capsule collection. Consisting of a collaborative take on the PUMA Suede in addition to the “T7″ track jacket, the limited-edition capsule collection combines XLARGE’s Japanese street aesthetic with PUMA’s well-known silhouettes to produce a minimal, yet refined offering.

The collaborative Suede iteration features a black suede upper accented with a luxury scarf motif decorating the insole. A white midsole and camouflage outsole finishes the low-top silhouette. PUMA’s renowned “T7″ track jacket highlights XLARGE’s camouflage detailing along the sleeves as a subdued black coating balances the jacket.

The XLARGE x PUMA capsule collection will release at select retailers on February 28.

DENIM BY VANQUISH & FRAGMENT (Japan) Damaged Denim Tote

As a follow-up to the coveted release some two years ago, Vanquish and fragment design reprise their relationship for the new season – iterating a nifty denim tote bag. If anything, Japanese streetwear aesthetics come together in the piece – frayed selvedge denim is adorned with polka dots from the base of the bag, touched with beautiful leather trim, and finished with simple collaborative branding.

Super limited in quantity, pick up this release from DENIM BY VANQUISH & FRAGMENT courtesy of the POOL aoyama.

fragment design x UNDERCOVER 2014 Collection Teaser

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Streetwear guru Hiroshi Fujiwara and his fragment design label is set to collaborate with fellow Japanese design icon Jun Takahashi and his imprint, UNDERCOVER.

Fujiwara took to his Instagram to unveil the teaser, showcasing a pile of tags that feature collaborative branding alongside shots of a hoodie and a silk bowling shirt with unique blue and white print motif at its center.

Stay tuned for more information on the collaboration and its release date.

PHENOMENON (Japan) 2014 Fall/Winter Mix Hood Jacket

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Japanese streetwear brand PHENOMENON is one of the few brands that have inclined towards more classic pieces, while staying away from simple tees, hoodies and sneakers. Their Mix Hood Jacket exhibits just that: made from a combination of polyester, wool and denim, this unique piece truly stands out with its vibrant colorways and denim outer layer on the front of the jacket. The mesh allows for breathability, while the adjustable wrist Velcro and hood ensure a comfortable fit.

Priced at ¥65,000 JPY (approximately $626 USD), the Mix Hood Jacket is available for purchase via JUST LIKE HONEYEE.

 

 

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AAPE by A Bathing Ape 2013: Fall/Winter Lookbook

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While the AAPE line by Japanese streetwear purveyor A Bathing Ape has never been a brand to shy away from the trend, it also has a subtle way of improving it. This is most clearly seen in the brand’s Fall/Winter 2013 lookbook, which has been recently unveiled to the public.

Here we find motifs such as camouflage, American flags, and long-sleeved athletic T-shirts presented in full force, yet the approach always seems natural and stylish. For instance, the stars and stripes play nicely off of a decidedly red, navy, and white flannel, while appearances of military silhouettes make appropriate use of camouflage. Elsewhere, nice appropriation of the all-over print of yesteryear makes a refreshing resurgence. Enjoy a look at the Fall/Winter 2013 collection here.

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AAPE by A Bathing Ape 2013 Fall/Winter Lookbook

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