Walter Van Beirendonck zipped pocket cargo trousers w/ displaceable velcro pockets. In the current upsurge of mens fashion, younger fashion enthusiasts may not be familiar with Van Beirendonck's legacy despite being the landscaper of Antwerp avant-garde fashion. Part of the revered “Antwerp 6”, Walter Van Bereindonck took a more graphic heavy, technically demanding and bolder approach with provocative and loud fits each themed to be striking, political and filled with vigor. It was Van Bereindonck, not Raf, that pioneered the graphic heavy, forward speaking designs dating back to the 80s. Walter Van Beirendonck is the seer of Antwerpian fashion, currently heading fashion at The Royal Academy Antwerp, with past students of the academy including Kris Van Assche, Oliver Rizzio, Willy Vanderperre, Peter de Potter and even Raf Simons himself which was under Van Beirendonck's wing as an intern. At the academy WVB was a strong proponent in advocating interdisciplinary studies/projects which resulted in the flood of artists/photographers/stylists pouring into the fashion world, ultimately leading to the flourishing amount of "collabs" we see today.
Made with vintage cargo trousers. Displaceable cargo pockets that can be fixed and styled in multiple ways. Each pocket has zips for easy in-and-out storage. Slim fit. Mainline and current WVB line.
New with tags 10/10 condition. Size 48, fits a 31-32
Greg Lauren SS17 "Special Order" Black Satin Fleece Zipper Lounge Pant. The "Army Jacket" Pant, a strong highlight of SS17 Greg Lauren, featured a jacket reconstructed over a pair of joggers with the same zip design that pulls all the way to the upper thigh. This is a special order of said design with a smooth black satin material with sleek sheen. Sides of pants are a contrast army cotton fabric. Lined with loungy material. Overall pants are aimed to have a luxurious leisure feel and look in comparison to its original counterpart.
New with tags 10/10 condition. Size 3 Fits a 31-33 best, has a drawstring waist.
Prada FW07 Gradient Wool Trousers. Miuccia Prada sought out to explore male vulnerabilities in the sleekest way possible for this collection featuring fuzzy tops and colourful accents mixed with a familiar clean cut slim silhouette. Said fuzzy fabrics were realized with cutting edge fabric technology which, for this particular piece, managed to embed the mildly broiled orange wool within the top end of the trousers. The execution is astonishing, it looks like no other gradient from other designers. The thin layer of textured wool looks as if its smeared on the fabric. The gradient is organic and smoothly translates to the grey base. The bottom end of the trousers feature cuffs that lock under the heel which allow the wearer to not worry about "stacking", folds or a cropped hem. Although this discards the possibility for the wearer from hemming the pants to his desired length, it allows for an ultra-precise tailored fit for a wearer that fits the exact vanilla length.
9/10 condition. Size 52. Fits 33-34.
Helmut Lang AW04 White on Stone Bondage "Mummy" Jeans, New with tags. The last opus from Helmut Lang before his departure from his label are these "Mummy" pants. What was initially discarded as outlandish is now iconic to those who reminisce about Helmut Lang's golden age. Highly sought after, especially in wearable men's sizes, these pants feature elastic wraps which revolve around the jean in multiple places including fly, seams and inner closure. These straps are rather loose and sway with the wearer and can be styled and rearranged for various looks.
New with tags. 10/10 condition. Size 30.
Boris Bidjan Saberi Mainline FW09 "Back Towards" P13 Pants. One of the most revered artisan designers, BBS never ceases to amaze with the quality of craftsmanship and level of detail. The pant is of a heavy waxed material, made unconventional in terms of cut to typical pant designs. Each leg is made from one whole piece of fabric, meaning there is no outseam, which bend and taper with the figure of the wearer. Pants pay attention to anatomical fitting which fold and twist for an ultra-tailored fit. Back yoke and waist are made from different parts, with the back portion being slightly longer than the front, for again, an even more tailored fit. Raw hems at bottom, button fly. Tassels and pockets that work as ties.
8/10 condition. There's a rip at the fly which can easily be repaired. Some wear at the rear. Missing one of the cosmetic tassels which tied the upper back waist. Wash tag cut off. Size L.
Undercover SS03 "Scab" Drunkard Print Cargo Pants. In 2003 "Scab" was the first collection Jun Takahashi took his brand Undercover outside of Japan and debuted in Paris which featured the iconic crust print, "ethnic" pattern and the "Drunkard" print seen here. Metal ring appliques, external pockets, zipline for waist-bags are all details that are quintessential to the Scab collection. Grey/Charcoal Colourway
9/10 condition. Size L but fits 29-30.
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
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
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.