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Further Assessments | Camoshita AW12

Apr 30th, 2012 | Categories: Further Assessments, Japan, Pitti Uomo January 2012 | by Michael Williams

A Japanese-designed, Italian-styled collection that is heavily appreciated on an American blog —Camoshita could potentially make the world explode, or at least the Internets. After a meeting in midtown the other day, I popped into Barneys to survey the new goods that had recently arrived. Low and behold, right there on the main men’s floor, was the Camoshita collection. It reminded me of these images from Pitti that have clearly been neglected for too long. Though, all is not lost because these clothes still have a few more months before they hit stores.

The Camoshita collection is designed and produced under the United Arrows umbrella by Yasuto Kamoshita (the UA creative director) in Japan, and the line beautifully represents the double-barreled Japanese commitments to craftsmanship and Italian tailoring.





Shopping Project Wooster

Aug 25th, 2011 | Categories: Las Vegas, Menswear | by Michael Williams

By the time the trade show circuit rotates to Las Vegas you basically feel like you’ve seen everything you could possibly see. After going to so many shows you sort of feel uninspired and unmotivated, even though you are seeing clothes that won’t be available to buy for months. Thankfully, Nick Wooster took it upon himself to inject a little excitement and a little Pitti into this most recent Project Las Vegas with his directional Project Wooster. The special section culled together 32 different menswear brands in what felt — enjoyably — much more like an actual shop than a trade show. Wooster merchandised established brands like Isaia, Boglioli, Mackintosh and Levi’s Vintage Clothing with new collections from Raif Adelberg and Todd Snyder to create an interesting mix of tailored and casual menswear. It is definitely — in my opinion — the precise direction men’s style / retail is headed.