Monday 30. August 2010

NAVY BLUE DR MARTENS

Dr Martens Navy Blue Marin Techtuff Express

Myöskin Dr Martensit olivat Japanissa suosittuja. Merkin omissa kaupoissa oli hyvä valikoima erikoisempia malleja joita pääsin vihdoinkin kokeilemaan paikan päällä. Nämä siniset canvaksen näköistä nahkaa olevat sopivat omaan tyyliin huomattavasti paremmin kuin ne ikonisemmat mallit. Tähän mennessä testattu hyvin onnistuneesti käärittyjen chinojen kanssa.

ENG: Dr Martens are quite popular in Japan. The brand stores in Tokyo had a good selection of the more special models which I had not been able to try on earlier. These navy blue canvas-like leather ones fit my style a lot more better than the more iconic models. So far I have worn these with rolled up chinos and I was really positively surprised about the look.

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Dr Martens Navy Blue Marin Techtuff Express3

Dr. Martens had 50th anniversary this year. See the special Dr Martens 50-homepage here.

-Tuukka

Tuesday 24. August 2010

I JUMPED TO THE ALL COURT AND WANG BAND WAGONS.

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En ole pitkään aikaan hankkinut uusia Niken kenkiä. Tämän kesän & Japanin All Court, Match Classic ja Tennis
Classic -mallien useat mielenkiintoiset julkaisut ovat saaneet minut innostumaan näistä matalista ja yksinkertaisista malleista. Hiroshi Fujiwara on tehny useita tyylikkäitä Nike x Fragmentteja, jotka kuitenkin ehtivät Tokiossa loppua. Englantilainen Crooked Tongue myi omat siniset mokkanahkaiset All Courtit A.P.C.-collaboina ennakkoon, mutta lopulta A.P.C:n logo olikin vaihtunut takaisin Niken logoon. Hienot ja yksinkertaiset arkikengät jokatapauksessa.

ENG: I haven’t bought Nike shoes in a long time. This summers/Japan’s many interesting releases of All Courts, Match Classics and Tennis Classics made me interested to these low and simple models. Hiroshi Fujiwara made many stylish Nike x Fragments, but they were fast sold out in Tokyo. I pre-ordered these blue suede All Courts as A.P.C. collabos from English Crooked Tongue, but in the end the A.P.C. logo was changed back to Nike logo. However these are great and simple casual shoes.

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Pidän yksinkertaisista college-paidoista, joissa on mielenkiintoisia ja simppeleitä detaileja. Päällä oleva uusi paita on Alexander Wangilta.

I like simple sweater that have interesting simple details. I am wearing my new Alexander Wang sweater.

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The Real McCoys tote bag, Vintage Levi’s shorts and H&M denim shirt.

-Tuukka

Monday 23. August 2010

WDYWT – TODAYS LOOK: CAMO MEETS OXFORD.

What Did I Wear Today?

WDYWT Visvim Sophnet

Sophnetin ja Japanin camo-trendi inspiroi minut täysin. Sophnetin Camouflage-malliston innovatiivinen yhdistely sai minut innostumaan erittäin vastakohtaisesta yhdistelystä: armeija-henkiset camo housut yhdistettynä virallisen klassiseen oxford shirttiin. Visvim Virgilit toimivat niin erikseen military-lookin kuin formal-lookin kanssa, mutta myös niiden yhdistelmässä. Ehottomasti uudet lempikenkäni.

ENG: I got very inspired by Sopnet’s and Japan’s camo-trend. The innovative combining of elements in Sophnet’s “Camouflage”-collections made me excited about combining contrasts: military inspired camo pants combined with very formal and classic oxford shirt. The Visvim Virgils can be worn separately in a military inspired look as well as in a formal look, but also in their mix. They definitely are my new favourite shoes.

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Rolled up Sophnet Camouflage-pants & Visvim Virgils.

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Sophnet describes in their catalogue the 2010-2010 A/W “Camouflage”-collection with the following words: “The camouflage was originally invented with its necessity, but it is now commonly taken to urban cultures as basic designs for “Art”, “Fashion”. … We take “Camouflage”  not for military character but for fashion icon, and introduce the sophisticated coordinates that rise above the categories such like formal or casual.”

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Head Porter carabiner & vintage braided leather belt.

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Suunto Vector.

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BlueBlue bracelet & final addition to my ring collection: turquoise/silver vintage ring from USA.

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Uniqlo Oxford shirt & Unless Apparel t-shirt from Hong Kong.

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A.P.C. sunglasses.

Hypebeast made a feature of Sophnet’s Hirofumi Kiyonaga and Uniform Experment’s Hiroshi Fujiwara couple days ago. Be sure to check it out here.

-Tuukka

Friday 20. August 2010

HONEYEE MAG VOL.12 “ARCHIVE”

Honeyee on mielestäni parhaimpia ellei paras japanilainen lehti. Vain muutaman kerran vuodessa ilmestyvä julkaisu käsittelee ensisijaisesti miesten pukeutumista, mutta mukana on paljon designia ja erilaisia taiteilija/artisti-haastatteluja. Kaikki japaniksi tosin. Uusimman numeron teemana on muodin kiertokulku: miten vanhoista klassikoista luodaan tämän päivän versiot ja inspiroidutaan.

ENG: Honeyee is for me probably the best Japanese magazine. Yearly only few issues are published and they mainly discuss men’s fashion but as well as design and artists. Everything is in Japanese. The theme of newest volume 12 is the cycle of fashion: how the old classics inspire and how are from them created today’s versions.

Honeyee Mag Vol 12 Archive 1

Honeyee Mag Vol. 12 “Archive”

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Visvim Studies

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Visvim A/W 2010

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My favorites: Patrician Mid-Folk

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Paine Moc-Folk

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Nike NSW F/W 2010 – Destroyer Jacket & Pea Coat inspired Varsity Coat

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Suunto Elementum

Honeyee is also in Internet with great blogs and articles www.honeyee.com

-Tuukka