Tuesday, 2nd May, 2017
Founded in 1998, the Head Porter label is an ongoing collaborative project between Tokyo’s “Yoshida Kaban” and streetwear pioneer Hiroshi Fujiwara. Originally known for the production of premium luggage goods, the Yoshida aesthetic is complimented by Fujiwara’s background in streetwear to produce Head Porter Plus.
With a fairly minimal aesthetic, Head Porter Plus finds beauty in the details, prioritising fabric and construction. The Pocket Sweater is a refined take on a classic garment. Obvious details include the front chest pocket with tonal snap button closure and the cotton/polyester blend fabric that has a slight sheen and silky touch. However, mention must be made to the finer details, including the side split seam on the lower hem and scoop neck collar finishing.
With cooler weather on the way, it’s finally time for beanies and denim. The Norse Projects Beanie is made of 100% lambswool and is available in Marginal Blue and Charcoal Melange. Made in Portugal, the beanie is clean and simple with minimal detailing.
Founded in Tokyo in 1969, Edwin is one of the original Japanese denim brands. As the name suggests, the Rainbow Selvedge ED-55 features a multi-coloured selvedge line on the outer leg seam. As a part of their European division, Edwin incorporate the knowledge gained over past decades to create modern interpretations of their vintage models. The current take on the ED-55 model features a heavily distressed denim with a mid wash, allowing for strong variance in the colour of the garment. As the denim is washed and worn, the indigo colour fades accordingly, creating a whiskered appearance. In this case, a further level of distress is taken, as can be seen in the tearing and patchwork detail that runs down the front of the leg. This has definitely been a store favourite from the current season.