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Karrimor Japan Spring Summer 2015 Lookbook

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Old school British outdoors brand Karrimor is about to suprise you. At the moment it is super under-appreciated in its home country by the fashionista who thinks its just a cheap collection which is  languishes on the rails of a certain sports retailer but when you actually step back and look at the quality and design it stands equally with any sports brand. Thats not why its going to surprise you though Autumn Winter 15 will see the launch of a new collection K100 which will including  a colab with British designer and outerwear guru Nigel Cabourn sitting at an elevated level which I will have more information on soon.

The Japaneese arm of the company have tapped into its countries appreciation of classic walking gear. Knowing that a little clever styling can go a long way in changing brand perception, the label put together a set of uncomplicated, contemporary looks for men and women. Familiar pieces from Karrimor’s archive sit beside reworked styles, the usual mix of shell jackets, rain-hats, parkas, multi-pocket trousers and performance layers utilize technical fabrics including durable, wind resistant Pertex® and the breathable cotton-like Supplex®. A top selection both in looks and spec, send out the signal to your proxy and see more from Karrimor Japan over at the website and as I said keep an eye out here for more on brands rising profile.

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Stussy IST Varsity Jacket

stussy-2014-fall-winter-ist-varsity-jacket-1Streetwear staple brand Stussy has gone back to its roots and returns this season with a new iteration of its ”IST Varsity Jacket.” In a retro-inspired aesthetic, the hooded wool garment features contrasting varsity stripes on the bottom and cuffs, while leather sleeves are also set in a different color to bring out the nostalgic feel even further. The jacket then adorns a large “INTERNATIONAL Stussy TRIBE” motif on the rear, with more brand patchworks on the front chest area. Finishing touches include branded buttons, leather-covered pockets and a quilted interior. The jacket was one of the earliest unifying representations of Stussy’s global influence as select International Stussy Tribe members were gifted with jackets as a token to the movement. Available in a black and white colorway as well as a grey and white option, the jacket will soon be available at Stussy Chapter Stores in Japan.

visvim FBT Shaman JP

visvim-2014-spring-summer-fbt-shaman-jp-1visvim‘s long-standing FBT franchise enjoys another seasonal iteration with the release of the FBT SHAMAN JP. Characterized by its fringe, the FBT has seen several updates over the last few years. Aside from the pricing increases, Vibram outsoles and a more robust tooling have been integrated albeit without compromising the originality of the FBT. Available this season at select retailers

Ayame x Present Socks

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I used to buy all my socks from Uniqlo and thought they were good quality that was until a friend of mine gave me a pair of Ayame socks…Ayame is a Japanese sock company founded in 2007 by Aya Agaoka with the intention of carving a niche in ‘leg fashion’. Designed and manufactured in Japan, Ayame socks are made from the finest materials with the highest quality in production and detailing. Now the Japanese company have teamed up with London store PRESENT to offer five exclusive colourways.

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Stussy x Converse CX-PRO OX

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Stussy and Converse renew their longstanding relationship, following this spring’s Japan-only Stussy Deluxe CX-PRO OX drop with a trio of high-top Chuck Taylor All Stars for Autumn Winter 2013. Available in black, purple and red colourways, the collaborative release sees the iconic kicks with premium croc-embossed tumbled leather upper, woven Stussy No. 4 tongue labels and an icy outsole highlighting Stussy’s interlocking “SS” branding. Completing the package are cushy custom insoles for superior comfort. This season’s Stussy x Converse collaboration is due to be available exclusively at Stussy chapters and the brand’s online store for $85 USD each beginning this Saturday, November 16.

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Mercedes-Benz G550 Night Edition Japan Exclusive

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Here is a look at a limited edition release of the Mercedes-Benz G550 dubbed “Night Edition.” The special design of the four-wheel-drive SUV is exclusive to the Japanese market and features an obsidian black exterior along with twin 5-spoke 18-inch alloy wheels with the choice of either Porcelain or Classic Red for the luxurious leather interior. With only 100 pieces in production the G550 “Night Edition” will be available from Roppongi’s Mercedes-Benz Connection from April 22.

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Converse Chuck Tayor All Star Basketplayers Hi

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Converse‘s monthly Japanese releases introduce this new pattern-driven Chuck Taylor All Star. Undoubtedly one of the major elements of designs as of late, the use of patterns and its Japanese-English derived “Basketplayers” designation features a number of rudimentary basketball player illustrations in two colors. Available this month at Converse retailers across Japan this month.