The Giuliano Fujiwara label, which is a Japanese brand currently based in Milan, presented a range of interesting shoes for their Spring/Summer 2010 collection. The most eye-catching design was their high-top Suede Lace-up sneaker ($783), which features an all suede upper with very uniquely placed panel strap detailing. You should expect these sneakers to be available by mid-spring. (Source 1)
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The Ben Sherman Lennox Short Jacket ($199) is a sharp piece, which is perfect for the Fall, that will add a simple yet stylish look to any outfit. This jacket features a front zip closure with a button closure overlay. The collar has a front removable buckle closure that creates a funnel neck look. The front seam detailing leads to the button closure flap top pockets and the jacket also has buckle closures & embroidered signature logo at the cuffs.
Fragment Design partnered up with the Bamford Watch Department and remade the classic 1953 Rolex Explorer watch. The new Explorer, which is priced at ($21,650), features black steel, a self winding movement, an oysterlock bracelet, sapphire crystals and is 100 meters waterproof. This customized Rolex timepiece comes in colorways blue, green, & purple with the second hand, 3, 6, 9, and Fragment Design logo highlighted on the dial. Although some say you can never remake a classic, this elegant watch testifies otherwise.
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I’m sure you’re fully aware that your wardrobe isn’t complete without a trusty denim shirt. The Nudie Luke Dusty Scraped Denim Shirt ($150) is worn in, slightly faded and finished with two press stud pockets at the chest. Denim shirts are excellent for layering and adding texture to an outfit. Nudie represents the naked truth about denim. Without the gimmicks and trends that have pervaded the jeans world, Nudie returns to the bare character of denim in order to bring out its potential as a living and dynamic fabric.
Under the guidance of American NYC based designer Thom Browne, Moncler presents their Spring/Summer 2010 Gamme Bleu Collection. Moncler, the Italian ski-wear brand, reached out to Thom Browne to help kick start their new Gamme Bleu label, which is their more high-end line. This Moncler Gamme Bleu Canvas Jacket ($1,239) is one of the highlight pieces from the collection, featuring a classic zip-up varsity jacket design with a subtle, yet elegant appeal.
Time & Gems, an online Rolex watch retailer, is providing a collection of special edition watches dubbed- the Black Rolex “Diamond Like Carbon” (DLC) watches. This line of Rolex watches was treated with a special “Diamond Like Carbon” ultra-hard, military grade coating, which refines the metal alloys enhancing their strength and longevity. The DLC treatment is a secret process that is applied to the watches which enables a scratch resistive surface. The final result is a fine Rolex timepiece with a luxurious stealth-black finish. The Black Rolex DLC Special Edition watches are marked from ($6,000 to $8,000), which is pretty low end for watches of this caliber.
Following a suit line announcement earlier in the year, Nigo (Bape founder, seen below) recently gave a quick preview of the Mr. Bathing Ape By United Arrows formal menswear collection. This collaboration between Japanese brands Bape and United Arrows includes suits, shirts, shoes, hats and ties. The Mr. Bathing Ape collection is Bape’s first ever venture into the world of formal menswear broadening their brands growing reach. You can expect to hear more about the Mr. Bathing Ape collection this coming spring, which will be available at the United Arrows store in Japan.