MR PORTER (Japan) takes a retrospective look at wearable technology

MR PORTER spends a day with tattooist Dr. Woo of Shamrock Social Club

Dr. Woo of Shamrock Social Club is one of the most coveted tattooists on the West Coast. With over 300,000 followers on Instagram, a long list of celebrity clientele and a wait-list that stretches well beyond summer, shines a spotlight on the artist’s core beliefs and values by spending a Saturday with him and his family.

In a previous video, he notes how the arrival of his children changed his career trajectory and now the video above acts as a narrative on what truly makes him tick. It’s easy to draw parallels between his body of work and his unique perspective on life.

Belstaff x MR PORTER (Japan): ON THE ROAD 2 with a 1973 Mercedes-Benz 250C Coupé

For the second installment of “ON THE ROAD,” Belstaff and MR PORTER follow Mercedes-Benz specialist J.G. Francis on a ride in his 1973 250C Coupé. Francis makes a living off vintage Mercedes restorations. Having owned about 400-500 cars in his life, Francis explains how the featured 250C Coupe is his favorite car that he’s ever owned. Set in the vast California desert, the short video is truly awe-inspiring and is accompanied with an eloquent narrative by Francis about the pride that he takes in his art, which is fostered by his love of fine auto craftsmanship.

Check out the video above and head over to MR PORTER for more about the project.

On the Road with MR PORTER x HYPEBEAST: Godfrey Gao opens up about his career

MR PORTER’s Five Japanese brands you should know about

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Japanese brands have undoubtedly left their mark on the fashion industry over the past decade and the city of Tokyo is the creative hub where a variety of trends emerge before spreading to the rest of the world. Tokyo’s designers are redefining multiple menswear archetypes with forward thinking ideas and heritage feels.

MR PORTER recently sat down with Yosuke Aizawa of White Mountaineering, Shinsuke Nakada of BEAMS PLUS, Shinsuke Takizawa of NEIGHBORHOOD, Kenji Tsuji of BLUE BLUE JAPAN and Yutaka Goto of Remi Relief to talk about what life is like in Tokyo and how they get inspired for their respective designs.

Head over to MR PORTER to check out the full feature.

Cole Haan 2014 Summer ZeroGrand Collection for MR PORTER (Japan)

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After the surprise introduction of the ZeroGrand collection earlier in the summer, here Cole Haan teams up with online behemoth MR PORTER to debut a follow-up collection using the innovative outsole. Alongside the release of two new colorways of the ZeroGrand Wing Oxford shoe, the New York brand will also execute its Chukka and Tassel Loafer in two colorways respectively. Each upper is executed with supple, premium suede from the longstanding Charles F. Stead tannery, and rest atop a versatile ivory-hued outsole.

Exclusive to MR PORTER, look for the 2014 Summer ZeroGrand collection to drop on August 26.

 

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Image of Cole Haan 2014 Summer ZeroGrand Collection for MR PORTER

Image of Cole Haan 2014 Summer ZeroGrand Collection for MR PORTER

Image of Cole Haan 2014 Summer ZeroGrand Collection for MR PORTER

Image of Cole Haan 2014 Summer ZeroGrand Collection for MR PORTER

 

Mr. Hare for MR PORTER (Japan) Cunningham Leather Low-Top

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With its meticulous attention to detail and distinct taste for the dapper, Mr. Hare rests prettily on the digital shelves of MR PORTER‘s well-curated site. The two brands have elevated their relationship to create a special edition of Mr. Hare’s Cunningham Leather silhouette, creating a luxe hybrid dress option from an otherwise casual sneaker.

The Italian-crafted shoe has been outfitted with patent leather at the toecap, contrasting an otherwise supple leather upper, and is contrasted with waxed cotton laces. At the interior, the sneaker is detailed with custom bacteria-repellent insoles to keep sockless feet fresh in any weather condition.

Head over to MR PORTER for this exclusive release.

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MR PORTER (Japan) presents “The Journal” featuring Travi$ Scott

 

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MR PORTER recently introduced Travi$ Scott in its latest edition of its editorial The Journal. The Texan-born rapper has worked with no small number of other successful artists including Jay Z and Kanye West to name a few despite his young age at just 21. For this shoot, Scott donned simple outfits embodying a refined casual aesthetic.

Featured items from select luxury brands included a leather jacket from Givenchy, a sweater from Burberry and sweats from Neil Barrett.

For the complete feature including Scott’s origins and rise to fame, check out the latest edition of The Journal here.

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Image of MR PORTER's "The Journal" featuring Travi$ Scott
Image of MR PORTER's "The Journal" featuring Travi$ Scott
Image of MR PORTER's "The Journal" featuring Travi$ Scott 
 
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MR PORTER (Japan) collaborates with J.W. Anderson to release Exclusive Collection

 
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UNDERCOVER (Japan) Plaid Wool Biker Jacket

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In an effort to fuse classic rock-inspired aesthetics with UNDERCOVER‘s interest in motorcycles and bike culture, the eccentric Japanese label has unveiled one of its jackets for the cold season.

Executed in navy, green, and black plaid, this lightweight biker jacket is composed of soft brushed wool on the outside and detailed with silver zippers at the cuffs and chest. While the jacket borrows from the culture of motorcycles, its sharp design makes it ideal for layering on the streets. Look for the Plaid Wool Jacket from UNDERCOVER on MR PORTER for $1,595 USD.

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UNDERCOVER (Japan) Plaid Wool Biker Jacket