That Swedish menswear label Odeur still has no US stockist becomes more puzzling every season. What was basically a well-styled T-shirt line when we first covered them has become a complete menswear line, managing to maintain it's unique aesthetic each step of the way. But with an ever growing roster of Swedish and Japanese stockists, and with being picked up by the UK's Oki-Ni for fall, a US stockist is likely imminent. Meanwhile, thank God for online shopping and worldwide shipping.
That's not a typo. Doshaburi Doshaburi is the second incarnation of Doshaburi, our favorite Spanish avant-garde fashion shop. Doshaburi the sequel is a more sophisticated, minimal take on fashion, with some to die for pieces from avant-garde fashion legends and newcomers alike.
Ann Demeulemeester jacket
Ann Demeulemeester belt
Christian Wijnants knit dress
Petar Petrov sweater
Ute Ploier scarf
When high-end casual clothing is your specialty, the details make the product. At Illustrated Example high-end casualwear is their bread and butter. So when debuting their online store, the store took care to emphasize the details. Otherwise the store is simple as can be, with a half dozen or so designers in each of five categories. Not ground-breaking, but a good start.Surface to Air YMC Surface to Air YMC
Bigger closets or a leaky roof rank high in reasons we would be compelled to move. Komakino in Vancouver dutifully moves every so often to stay true to its "guerrilla store" concept. Of course, moving a bunch of times is not enough. The shop also carries an astonishingly dead on assortment of men's clothing and accessories. European and Japanese avant-garde standard bearers form the foundation of the shop, while obscure labels just finding their niche add a bit of intrigue and restlessness.
If you can't seek out the physical store, Komakino displays all their inventory online and takes orders via e-mail.
By way of a a read suggestion Komakino is the latest shop in the guide.
Reborn finally launched their Fall 2008 collections online and selection is, if possible, better than their spring effort. Pieces range from stark minimal to complex sculptural and come in any color you like as long as it is black. Here are some of our favorites.
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