The latest and greatest collaboration from the 'streetwear' world has to be the Supreme + Wtaps baseball jackets that are set to release in the next couple of days. I thought that I really liked Supreme's varsity jacket this fall, and I do, but these two melton wool jackets are really doing it for me. From the baseball theme to the execution on the patches to the great addition of the pillows - as expected it's a very well done collaboration. I would happily go for the red or navy version of the jacket, and more than likely never make use of it's reversible functionality. Not that the inside is bad, but the jacket and product is really about the melton wool exterior. The pieces will release at Supreme shops in the USA on December 29th and in Japan early in the new year. Update: You can also have a look at the jackets in action at Honeyee. Maybe not perfect styling for my taste, but they still look great. — If I manage to snag one of the jackets, I'll definitely make sure to get a pillow along with it.
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The fall collection from Wtaps features one of their best selections to date in my opinion. The Black Flag store in Tokyo was one of our favourites as well, however several of the key items had already sold through by the time we'd arrived. Fortunately Union in LA have just received a nice shipment including these shawl neck cardigans. Exterior branding has always been something I hate, but Wtaps probably does the best job and making it work. With several hits on the outer of the knit, the sweater still looks great, wearable and provides a bit of an off key option on a classic piece.
I'll admit it, I fell victim so some fanboy-esque admiration yesterday. I was flipping through an old issue of i-D and saw a spread of Tet looking cool as hell as per usual. The guy just oozes with style in my opinion and his definitive taste shines through with W-Taps. These BC work trousers are a good example. Three pieces of exterior branding on a pair of pants probably shouldn't work but it does. Everything is placed where it should be. Aside from the great details like small side cinch, and slit pockets with tab buttons, the colour and cut are just what I've been looking for this fall (albeit these are from spring). Navy chinos are near impossible to find and I love the slightly baggier shape of these with their tapered legs and front pleat. They've got that '50s look to them, one which I'd happily embrace with some more contemporary pieces. available at The-Glade