FW01 "Riot Riot Riot" Waxed Pants. "Riot Riot Riot" is a hard turn for Raf Simons which laid down fresh foundations for his new designs that sought to stray away from the lanky and slim lined classic wear to layers, band imagery, music references and capturing attitudes and lifestyles. The entire collection was rather unwieldy and was heavily influenced by eastern european style which relied on heavy layering during colder days. Garments that represented protest, "riots", turmoil like balaclavas, bombers, wrapped chains and face masks were reappropriated and meshed into extravagant bulky fits. These wax pants have a short factory inseam. The wax is extremely heavy and embedded into the fabric. The fabric itself feels almost like duct tape.
7.5/10 condition. Wax creasing, erosion and inevitable wear. Size 48, fits a 30.
Takahiro Miyashita The Soloist "The Jean" Deconstructed Patchwork Denim. Made with various shades of vintage levis denim, from a myriad of jean parts from pockets to hems, each jean is uniquely made from the ground up. Flared cropped hem, mid rise and waist. Button fly. Patches of pockets are all fully functional.
9/10 condition. Fits a 30 or so.
Raf Simons x Sterling Ruby paint-splattered denim in white over cobalt. Sterling Ruby and Raf collaborated for a second time to produce an entire slew of pieces that are a lot more consumer friendly compared to the 2010 counterparts. These pants feature a vibrant cobalt painted over with freehand splotching of white. Signature leather "Raf Patch" on back which reads "RS SR" instead of just "RS". Slim fit.
8.5/10 condition. Mild scratches on leather patch. Size 44 fits 28-28.5
Rick Owens Mainline Creatch Cargos from SS10 "Release" in black. Highly sought after classic Creatch cargos in the more fine "mainline" iteration. Rick Owens occasionally revisits some of their classic garments outside of the DRKSHDW diffusion label to modify or remold with better fabrics and more disposable resources, thus resulting in a higher retail price point. Compared to the DRKSHDW versions, these Creatch Cargos have triple reinforced seams down the middle where the pockets meet the main body fabric, an elastic waistband that is built separately from the drawstrings, reinforced pockets with robust velcro attachments, a stronger more protruding drop crotch, larger cargo pockets, and the most notable detail, the signature "band" revolves around the entirety of the pant and is attached by velcro in the back. Made from a thin but durable poplin-like fabric and not the fleecey, athletic material that the DRKSHDW iterations are sported with.
7/10 condition. Great condition for 7 year old pants. Mild fading. These pants also went through some recent "rap history" and ripped down the middle severing the garment in half. This was repaired rather well, and is pretty much unnoticeable from the outside, but the tailor removed one of the two "| |" tags as a consequence of the repair. The season tag and wash tag remain.
Size L but due to the repair and elastic waistband can fit M-L. These do not fit like the DRKSHDW counterparts. The elastic waistband fits tighter.
Helmut Lang 98 Grey on Blue Painter Denim. The iconic painter denim from the period of Helmut Lang's most recognized reign at his own label. Grey/white rubberized paint that can withstand abuse on soft washed Italian blue denim. This is a straight, classic cut with standard rise and height.
8/10 condition, unhemmed. Size 27 fits 27-28.
Undercover "Monster Teeth" 68 from 05 Arts and Crafts. Molded by the classic 68 design, highly sought after by collectors, UC enthusiasts and the like, is this pair of 68 that's in a white/salmon colour with metallic embroidery. The gold/silver embroidery used to detail the distressed areas glisten and reflect, bolding the customized accents. Above the signature UC lighting bolt is a green yarn with "teeth" over it resembling the motif Jun has used in the aw05 season for jewelry and graphics. These embellishments are unique to this jean which was unfortunately only released for women and never reissued making bigger sizes harder to find for men. The fabric is not a light ounce denim like other 68s, but made from a medium weight summer-poplin material.
8/10 condition. Size 3 and fits a 28-29.
Rick Owens Drkshdw "Aircuts" in Rust from AW06. These are ancient aircuts from the earliest days of Drkshdw. Featuring washes and colourways that are now defunct, an extra inner flap which I don't understand (nor have others) under the button fly, Raccagni zippers. Straight fit. No belt loops. Paneled construction. This is pre-"lanyard" or the extra-long-tag Rick Owens Drkshdw with many smaller details not apparent in later renditions of the Aircut. Around this period, Rick tags, including mainline tags, were horizontal instead of vertical as seen on these pants.
7/10 condition. Shows some signs of wear, back right pocket missing button (can be replaced easily as there are many extras). Size 33.
Number (N)ine by Takahiro Miyashita Bondage Denim. The most sought after bondage denim from the original Miyashita run of N(N) in black with blue flannel pocket lining. Multiple functional riri zippers littered throughout the piece. Two bondage straps that can be placed in front or back which alter the form of the denim to the wearer's liking. Zipper pocket on left front pocket and right back, which is both aesthetically appealing and practical, allowing the wearer to access a pocket with ease in a sitting position. Both zipper pockets are lined in a comfy flannel. Signature N(N) heart leather patch on back.
8.5/10 condition, alteration extending the waist. Size 3.
Blackmeans Fringe Distressed Denim. Features heavy stylized strand distressing at yoke and belt loop, knees and pockets. The most notable detail, which is hard to visualize without a side view, is the displaced and deconstructed back pockets which were removed and reattached hanging with elastic tie downs over the distressed fabric. Contrast red stitching detail also on back pockets.
Brand new. Size 2 Fits 29
SS04 "Strip" Full Luster Wax Denim - Slim Fit. Reissue of the popular AW03 "Luster" waxed denim that was the first of many tidal waves which established Hedi Slimane's uncontested jean dominance of the mid 00's. Coated in a slick, glistening, eye catching wax material over a subtle and covert washed black. Versatile pants that can jazz up a darker coloured fit without going far off the colour spectrum.
9/10 condition and unaltered. Size 31.
Raf Simons Black Patch Denim. F/W17 marked Raf Simons's move to New York after taking the mantle and heading Calvin Klein. The collection mostly revolved around Milton Glaser's work like the "I LOVE NY" design, parroted mottos used in service industries such as "THANK YOU"/"HAVE A NICE DAY" and other urban elements. Raf Simons conveyed the novelty and awe of tourism in New York in his show. As he said in his own words " I wanted to go back to how I experienced New York in the beginning and combine it with how I experience it now." I guess with his official arrival in New York he mixed in particular mementos to his FW17 collection that made the audience conceive Raf's personal view on the city.
9/10 condition, Tape is peeling but is meant to be removal. Does not come with the roll of tape. Size 34, fits true.
FW10/11 Julius goth_ik “Twisted Seam” Denim. This season acted, as with designer Tatsuro Horikawa’s constant exploration, in the true roots of “gothic” culture. Horikawa stated in an interview, ”People are continually saying there is something gothic about our brand. But the word “Gothic” they’ve mentioned is different from the original meaning. So, [this time] I tried to express hard contemporary Gothic which is based on the real Gothic.” This has been well exemplified for FW10/11. As usual, Twisted Seams that stack amazingly when worn. Lightly distressed throughout. Reinforced crotch blowout. Mini o-ring attachment on the left pocket. YKK zips on each inner leg.
Undercover by Jun Takahashi "68" Distressed Denim. Extremely well coveted and hoarded by collectors. This is the "Navy Blue" Yarn edition which was exclusive and online sale from around ~2011, featuring a skinny cut with lower rises. Distressing around knees, thighs and back pocket. Fades all throughout. Frayed end hems, pockets and fly. Patti Smith "lightning bolt" mark on left knee.
9/10 condition. Rare Size 2, skinny fit.
Undercover by Jun Takahashi "68" Distressed Denim. Extremely well coveted and hoarded by collectors. This is the "Light Blue" Yarn edition which was exclusive in store from 2010 or so, featuring a straight cut instead of skinny. Distressing around knees, thighs and back pocket. Fades all throughout. Frayed end hems, pockets and fly. Patti Smith "lightning bolt" mark on left knee. Larger sizes are much harder to find as these fit rather small.
8/10 condition. Rare Size 4.
A.P.O.C by Issey Miyake "Painted" Pants. The paint details are actually not printed, sprayed or applied but rather weaved with a jacquard technique meticulously, and represents real paint extremely well. Cotton pants with denim 5 pocket construction. Has a bit of a stretch to it. Straight loose fit.
9/10 condition. Size 32
Highly sought after indigo denim by Fear of God. Fourth Collection denim. These are a mix of the second and third batch. 100% Authentic. PLEASE NOTE: Each denim has slight variations in distressing as they're all hand distressed/stained.
10/10 condition. Brand New.