Tuesday, February 10, 2009


New Gentleman: Ralph Lauren Men's Collections


When showing in the Grand Palais—a soaring dome of a space capable of dwarfing an enormous audience and miniaturizing any runway—Karl Lagerfeld needs to exaggerate to make his theme carry. Thus, a 50-foot set is craned in to announce the season's keynote: in this case, a vast multilevel stack of steel-gray tubes, suggesting organ pipes.

What proceeded, inevitably enough, was a virtuoso fugue in tubular cutting, played up, down, and across every possible scale in Chanel's suiting, embroideries, chiffon, and eveningwear. From the beginning, the clothes took on curvilinear volumes, starting with gray-flecked, cocoonlike car coats over short skirts and trompe l'oeil tweed "suits" with belled skirts, which on closer inspection were actually one-piece coat-dresses. Lagerfeld's irrepressible facility for quick-fire free association in design ideas led to dozens of three-dimensional devices thereafter: huge bunchy cap sleeves, cartridge rolls of material encircling waists or hobbling hemlines, deep scrolls of fabric standing out from skirts, and spaghettilike fringing flying from shoulders.

The general impression was of a collection that had changed key from last season's girlishness to something tuned more to a winter-weight, grown-up frequency. Still, the delight was all in the more light-fingered treatments: delicate fronds of ostrich fringe on a micro-beaded suit, or silvery zigzag embroidery on an intensely sequined belted dress. Couture at this supreme level only gets more incredible the closer you get to it. The frustration is that, paraded at such a distance, the astonishing skill involved in creating these effects is incapable of being picked up by the naked eye. There is, of course, a sense of occasion and anticipation in being invited to sit in the Chanel grandstand, but the genius of Karl Lagerfeld and the unique ateliers of the Rue Cambon might be far better appreciated in close-up.


A really quick word regarding the design of the shoe - the shoes are covered in 100 hands which represent the people of Africa calling out for help and also those around the world answering their call. I didn’t want to sugar-coat what’s going on in Africa but I did want the message to be a hopeful one so that’s why that bit of sky blue is in there. I’ll tell you more when I see you!

my baby-doll


Always wanted a tattoo but afraid of what your boss will say? Thanks to a fascinating new technique you can cover yourself in body art and no one will be the wiser, unless they see you in the dark, which is the only time these tattoos are visible. The new technique uses blacklight reactive ink, which is reactive to UV light. It's kinda freaky but imagine the fun you could have after dark. by Billy T

Air Jordan 2009 - S23

At the beginning of January there hasn’t been much news around the “24th” Air Jordan signature shoe, but with the NBA All-Star Game right around the corner it should come as no surprise to those of you Jordan fans that the brand that MJ built start making some noise, as they always have the past few All-Star weekends. The Air Jordan 2009 S23 is a special makeup of the Air Jordan 2009 basketball shoe from Jordan Brand and it is limited to 2009 pairs in the world, making it a great collector’s item for any Jordan fan. The shoe comes in Black and Metallic Gold and will be sold within a nice Air Jordan box along with a pair of wooden cedar foot to keep the shoes in pristine condition. You can pick these up at select Jordan Brand retailers as well as the Kix-Files Online Store.

Style: 345337-071
Color: Black/Metallic Gold

I think I'm over G-shocks and Purple labels - if you didnt get one before now its to late!

The Hundreds Spring 2009 Accessories

The Hundreds are definitely upping their accessory game this Spring 2009 season. The new collection offers leather belts, flip-flops, a backpack, nylon and leather wallets, credit-card holders, and knit headwear. All pieces feature signature The Hundreds branding in the form of their bomb logo or the JAGS all-over design.

The Hundreds Spring 2009 Accessories will be available in their flagship stores in Los Angeles and San Francisco from this coming Thursday, February 12th.

loopwheeler 10 year

後からの図です。脇下のガゼットが左右でカラーを違えているのが ミソです。ご好評の10周年記念3ワッペンジップパ−カともどもよろしくお願いします。現物生産はこのマルチカラーとオールグレ−メランジの2色展開でい こうかと考えています。オールグレーメランジにはネイビー系のワッペン、ライトグリーンのぞうさん刺繍でオフホワイトフエルトの10番でいく予定です。お そらく今月中にはリリースできるかと思いますので、お楽しみにしていてくださればと思います。 @鈴木さとし / Satoshi Suzuki

g-shock "men in rusty black"

Comprised of Casio G-Shock’s top of the line watches, the “Men in…” collection has seen previous instances including Men in Rescue Orange and Men in Ice White. This new February pack features the Men in Rusty Black theme which includes subtle metallic tones over the Mudman (G-9000MS), Frogman (GW-200MS) and Riseman (GW-9200MS). The pack releases starting February 12th at select Japanese retailers.


i dont like posting from P's blog but this jacket it sick!