Me and Retromantique yesterday.
Her: Anna Sui, Alice and the Pirates.
Me: TOJ, Shellac, 5351 Pour les Hommes, Kiryuyrik.
Count me guilty as someone who’s coming around to an item of clothing I never thought I could dig: cargo pants. It seems like every brand is doing some variation of them lately, so here are my picks.
The black wool blend fabric provides a lot of depth while keeping coordination options open, and there’s both a drawstring and a zipper at each ankle to give you more control over the silhouette. The fit is quite loose, so size down one for a slimmer look.
Attack the Mind 7 gained popularity quickly over the past few years due to its amazing use of humble cotton jersey, as evidenced by this great coating that makes the pants look like leather.
Kiryuyrik has received some great exposure this year for their fresh take on streetwear — particularly with their enormously successful Napoleon Jacket — and these satin ribbed cargos are a great example of that. Its a variation of the popular thick-leggings-under-shorts look that incorporates everything into one piece and looks slightly less contrived and more sporty.
Another great example from Kiryuyrik are these incredible bondage cargo pants. The strap details bring in a punk edge without venturing too far into Tripp territory. The straps also allow you to adjust the fit into perfect slim anti-fit territory.
So those are my favourite cargo pants of the season. If you have any questions about availability, feel free to ask. How do you feel about it? Does the cargo trend have you in its pocket (har har)?
Me today at Parc la Fontaine.
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Myself at New York Fashion Week yesterday, waiting for the Anna Sui show!
CARDIGAN: Tornado Mart
JEANS: 5351 Pour les Hommes
BAGS: 5351 Pour les Hommes
BELT: 5351 Pour les Hommes
BRACELET: Schorl x Sympathy of Soul
NECKLACE: NO ID
Big news for fans of Japanese fashion. Online mega-retailer ZOZO.jp has begun stocking 13 new brands today. The big news is that they’re now stocking Tornado Mart and 5351 Pour les Hommes, both of which had a fairly weak online retail presence until just now. They are also stocking 5351 Pour les Femmes and Tornado Mart Femme, which had zero online presence until now!
Since I asked you all what you got, hopefully it’s kosher to share my purchases as well!
5351 Pour les Hommes Small Waist Bag
5351 Pour les Hommes Bootcut Stretch Jeans
Tornado Mart Long Cardigan
Tornado Mart Drape Cardigan
NO ID Fang Rosary
Shellac Combed Knit Cutsew
Unfortunately I’m a bit broke now, even though there is a lot more I want …
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These are so beautiful.
My outfit today.
Shirt, Jacket, Jeans: Tornado Mart / Shoes: Buffalo Bobs / Bag: 5351 Pour les Hommes
A sexy and dark look from 5351 Pour les Hommes. Makes me want a furry sweater and long necklace.
My outfit today.
Glasses: DARTS / Shirt: Grosbec / Jeans: Tornado Mart / Belt: Diavlo / Chain: Grosbec / Sneakers: Diet Butcher Slim Skin / Bag: 5351 Pour les Hommes
So many of my favourite brands together.
And while Buffalo Bobs offers a variety of cargo pants to go with your Noir look, I don’t think any of them are as cool as these shirring camoflauge cargos released today by 5351 Pour les Hommes. Of course, the 5351 variety are roughly ¥10,000 more expensive at ¥26,250, but I think the price increase is justified here.