Friday, September 16, 2011

The Junya Watanabe Jacquard Varsity Jacket For The Comme des Garcons MAN Fall/Winter 2011 Collection = Str8 Jacket Cray Cray!

"We could simply not resist posting up another great outerwear piece from the Junya Watanabe Comme des Garcons MAN Fall/Winter 2011 Collection, next to the Duvetica collaboration, that we just presented.

Earlier this season the brand already released two varsity jackets in a more classic wool/leather combo. Now they combined the jacquard knit that they have been using heavily for their knitwear pieces and blazers Fall/Winter 2011, with the classic varsity jacket. The outcome is once again impressive and simply beautiful. These of course come in very limited numbers and are now available from

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Available Online Here: Endclothing.Co.UK

CHRIS LIVE AKA SHAKER SAYS: As I now walk these virtually snot-nose-child-free-until-3PM Brooklyn streets, Summer has clearly exited stage right post haste and given way to a crisp preemptive September chill in the air. Not that I'm complaining in the least bit though, this seasonal temperature dip only means that it's time for some fresh new fits - particularly of the outerwear extraction.

For men whom share my sartorial slant - a possibly unlikely yet, for me, completely logical marriage of conservative taste and liberal innovation - the Summer season doesn't give a real nigga much room to move with regard to clothing. Kicks and fitteds (NOTE: Or now, for many, snapbacks ... Ooooooooooo! LOL.) are the stars of the show. One can only wear but so many screenprinted t-shirts and cargo shorts - much of which will be forgotten come May of next year and replaced with more disposable shit. The same cannot be said for the colder months. No, the lionshare of the jackets and coats and jeans and knits that we purchase for these months will stand the test of time. Y.O.U. keep a dope Supreme "Supreme Team" Varsity Jacket (NOTE: Shameless "I actually own this" plug!) and Y.O.U. throw them Sunwear® v-neck white tees str8 in the trash with no remorse! Get it? Got it? Good. Now, onto more high flying matters.

Following in the brilliantly bold footsteps of his mentor Rei Kawakubo, Junya Watanabe continues his hot streak @ Comme des Garçons with this Jacquard Varsity Jacket for the Comme des Garcons MAN Fall/Winter 2011 Collection. Here the granny-gettin'-gully snowflake motif that C.D.G. has been flippin' for a few Winters now comes together in the form of a jacquard knit body - as opposed to the wool-blend body typical of most traditional varsity jackets - and butter soft Johnson's of San Francisco leather sleeves.

With more than a few unscrupulous Trendoids out there right now attempting to quench their blood lust for fads with Comme des Garcons, I L.O.V.E. the fact that this piece doesn't scream, "Hey! Look @ me in C.D.G.!" ... lol. It DOES scream, "Hey! Look @ me! I'm Heroin Chic!" though. And there aint nothing wrong with that Jack! This is Livestyle.

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