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Givenchy Black Piqué Jesus Polo Shirt

24th June 2016

The Givenchy Black Piqué Jesus Polo Shirt is the key print of the Givenchy Spring Summer 2016 menswear, a second bite of the cherry and another hefty continuous collection series of Tisci’s iconic imagery thrown in the direction of fashioning religion with designs on niche leading streetwear monopolised by the house brand.

It’s a polo shirt specifically intended for anyone who admired the Parisian designer’s ambition in creating a contentious figure – Jesus Christ – but who balked at that designer’s almost thousand-dollars price. Or those who, for one reason or another, dithered and dallied for just long enough to miss out on it’s predecessor Givenchy’s Spring Summer 2013 Madonna menswear production run.

Low-volume editions are going to be an increasingly important part of Givenchy’s business model, and if it’s to be a successful part the designer needs to be smart enough to satisfy appetites like the one the Givenchy Madonna left in its wake. And so here it goes: this is street-ready religious propagandize, take two.

On paper, the $850 dollars Givenchy Black Piqué Jesus Polo would appear to represent pretty poor value besides the $300 dollars cheaper and only a few details less potent regular print oversize t-shirts. But in reality nothing could be compared further from the truth. Because the moment when you set your eyes upon this street influence, religion burning, monster Jesus concentric polo, if you have so much as an ounce of addiction towards Parisian designers in your veins you will likely be hooked by it. At which point that initial brief glance will turn into a long-lasting gaze of childlike, slightly bewildered amazement, because beneath it’s be-winged cotton fabric skin is very much the real deal. It’s edges has been trimmed in a delicious combination of barb wire – a true testament feature to the house codes. It’s main print has been thoroughly reiterated to include a full on black and white gradient Jesus portrait, a controversial yet definitive figure in the modern day context. So what then is the new $850 like to wear?

The Givenchy Black Piqué Jesus Polo is quite an expensive piece to pay for and it only has a set of prominent details to show. First impression of the super-aggressive oversize print gives off a truly jaw-dropping presence when anyone first lay eyes on it. It has this amazingly old-fashioned charm that you just don’t get in anything similar nowadays. Number one of which is the achetypal double-stars on the upper chest – a symbolic aspect that represents the house brand, and number two of which is the way it looks, the first time if you set your eyes on this thing, your knees literally goes a little wobbly. It is breathtakingly beautiful to see in person and the complete set of barb wire housing the front, shoulders, and the back, makes any Givenchy enthusiast a complete sucker for details like these.

It’s incomparable to the other Givenchy predecessor league prints because of its eccentric uniqueness. The Givenchy Black Piqué Jesus Polo Shirt is accompanied by so much fantastically strong subjective impressions, that the moment one step out the door will definitely invite much gaze – more than what one could bargain for, it is not for the faint-hearted. The Givenchy Black Piqué Jesus Polo Shirt only comes in one oversize cut which gives the wearer a comfortable fit, while sleeves are tapered to accommodate a closer fitting. It’s a method of what a proper polo shirt should always feel like, not too fitted, not too oversize, it does however sort of dynamic terms feels like it’s something from yesteryears, but they made some lovely designer wear in yesteryears, and yet this one in this year is easily the nicest Givenchy top I’ve worn.

Givenchy Black Piqué Jesus Barb Wire Polo Print Columbian-Fit Shirt

Givenchy Black Piqué Jesus Barb Wire Polo Print Columbian-Fit Shirt

Givenchy Black Piqué Jesus Barb Wire Polo Print Columbian-Fit Shirt

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Balmain Black Biker Leather Gilet

21st August 2015

THE CURRENT STATE

It’s been a while since I’ve last written a review, I have recently went through huge career transition and have finally found a job that I love, besides this I had many things going in my mind that I just needed some time off, a long holiday which I took and regrettable dismissed my beloved blog. While I was away throughout these inactivity times, I took the opportunity to purchase this gorgeous Balmain Biker Leather Gilet that went on sale.

Over recent years, Balmain Homme has been transformed from the very Parisian chic biker cross military accent that Christophe Decarnin once left behind into a revolutionary concurrent opulence collection, often delivered in sharper elegance, looser silhouettes, exaggerated embellishments and outstanding embroidered craftsmanship, all these elements are synonymous to the brand identity today. However, despite all these distinctive and sometimes radical changes, the Balmain biker and military concept has not been long forgotten but continuously innovated through time, so much so that today’s offering consist an abundance of styles once scarce at the marketplace. The unparalleled creations from Balmain incorporates unmistakable elements in each design that makes their clothes unique. Due to such innovation techniques and the increasing market supply and demand for Balmain menswear, I felt that the brand in recent years has lost part of its charm and exclusiveness due to the saturated accessibility, although retail prices generally continued to fluctuate throughout every season. Shop at Balmain menswear at Farfetch now for competitive retail prices globally.

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UNMISTAKABLY QUINTESSENTIAL

Perhaps one of the most iconic pieces from the modern classic collection is the Balmain Double Symmetrical V-Zipped Biker Jacket, otherwise known just as the Balmain Biker Leather Jacket. First introduced back in Balmain Spring Summer 2012 menswear, it was Olivier Rousteing’s first menswear collection, the quintessential leather jacket soon pervaded across a series an avant-garde series dwelled from quilted jerseys, mixed materials, and most recent bi or tricolour ways, also seen available at the H&M Balmain collection. While its design sets the benchmark in futuristic outwear back in SS12, the designer additionally introduced two biker leather gilets, sleeveless jackets which were practical for the spring summer season. The first was a black asymmetrical zipped leather gilet, while the other was made with a special python leather in gorgeous greyish blue. They were absolutely breath-taking pieces that I’ve adored for many seasons to come and have always dreamt about owning one ever since its inception.

This is the Balmain Black Biker Leather Gilet from the Spring Summer 2015 collection, and believe it or not this is the entry level of the range. Of course entry level is a relative term and while the Balmain Black Biker Leather Gilet might be less expensive and less complete in the range it’s by no means cheap and it’s not short of the muscle either. Balmain reintroduced the men’s leather gilet nearly after four seasons, this time the design and elements were based on the iconic Balmain Double Symmetrical V-Zipped Biker Jacket and it continues that tradition of the double v-front split zippers, ribbed trims, large buttoned eyelets and a wide shoulder stance, modernized with a fastening belt on the waistline. The double zipper’s complex choreography is manually interchangeable by folding two sides to another, transforming it to a complete harnessed vest, while still leaving some space for body movement. It converts the Balmain leather gilet from a sleek sleeveless jacket to a glamorous rocker vest at just a few zips away. I have soon developed a strong desirability to own this Balmain leather gilet.

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Balenciaga Black Marble High-Top Sneakers

22nd May 2015

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BALENCIAGA’S LEGACY CIRCA FW13

When former creative director Nicholas Ghesquière left his post in late 2012, New York based designer Alexander Wang embarked to take on the high position at Balenciaga. With challenging projects faced with high expectations set for Taiwanese-American born Wang who will continue to develop his own eponymous brand while handling all forms of ready-to-wear and accessories division of Balenciaga, as well as upholding the French label’s image through the use of his own creativity and research to reinterpret the modern yet distinctive, and extremely innovative style established by the great founder Cristóbal Balenciaga.

Wang’s first notable collection was faux marble as seen in women’s Balenciaga Fall Winter 2013. It was primarily an interpretation from the late couture master with an added sense of monolithic architectural legacy. The collection’s motif was a heaven sent and soon became an acclamation to the house. The first marble motif were spilled in cracked patterns incarnated into a full-fledged ready-to-wear adding accessories to match, however the prints were less refined compared to the concurrent editions found in many of the latest classic accessories. Wang’s creation initiated the definitive marble print movement that was powerful enough to inspire dozens of designers ever since late 2013 till today.

TRENDING NOW

In the latest Balenciaga incarnation, the marble motif has been reproduced to a far more natural interpretation and appears to make its way to one of Balenciaga’s iconic classic sneakers – The Balenciaga Black Marble Print High-Top Leather Sneakers, embraced by countless luxury fashion fanatics and sneaker fans alike, this innovative pair is truly unique in its kind. Simplicity in a subtle approach in every respect is key and class leading materials were integrated well into its initial design, the sneakers’ end result stands out in every way without appearing overwhelming.

Colour wise there are a choice of contrast coded white, black, and grey or an inverse black in two high-tops and one low-top. The most reasonable priced in the range is the Balenciaga Suede-Trimmed Marbled Leather & Rubber Low-Top Sneakers currently available at MR PORTER which sold out multiple times this season, but I think it’s worth paying a bit extra for the high-top variant which can be more visually engaging. The Balenciaga Black Marble Print High-Top Leather Sneakers dwell from a harmonious design and gets even more attractive, it just has the right mix of muscular proportions, clean chiselled lines that shapes its distinctive contour and an aggressive detailing. The fact that it looks pretty standard is cool as well, though to the trained eye it’s something pretty special.

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Givenchy Baby’s Breath Gypsophila Print Sweatshirt

31st March 2015

Givenchy Floral Gypsophila Sweatshirt

Givenchy spring summer menswear collections are periodically released in the early month of April to end of May. But for the very first time, the current Givenchy Spring Summer 2015 menswear made an earlier debut in-stores since February 2015, after months of editorial teasing since its first initiation – the Floral Gypsophila collection or rather it be called “Baby’s Breath”, was revealed at the Menswear Paris Fashion Week Spring Summer 2015 on 31st June 2014.

FROM RUNWAY TO RACK

Riccardo Tisci’s brainchild line-up began with a few SS15 essentials pieces in black and white band panelled sports influence, these were the more discern minimalist wear in high contrast monochromatic designs that were less exclusive in the collection, but equally desirable and repetitive to wear. The range ultimately proliferated towards the mass distinct gypsophila clustered series, whereby its main detailing not only lies within the pioneering dozen hundreds of flowery print work, but additional strategically placed band panelled detailing were frequently dressed in contrast prints throughout the silhouette.

The collection then advanced towards the predominant gypsophila, a new developed prominence motif that was described in the press release as “poisonous romantic flowers” which is to say, tiny petal pools of precisely spaced across various sections in symmetrical floral print. Later on, these were recurred in Swarovski embellishments in limited editions primarily offered in a polo and shirt series. For this season, I have decided to settle with the new Givenchy Black Baby’s Breath Floral Gypsophila Print Columbian-Fit Sweatshirt, it is one of the very first profound variants of its kind that was earlier released in the month. A breathtaking decorated pure lightweight cotton sweatshirt featuring class-leading design dynamics.

The Givenchy Baby’s Breath Floral Gypsophila Print Columbian-Fit Sweatshirt marks the third floral menswear reinstatement, modelled over the predecessor Givenchy Birds of Paradise Spring Summer 2012 menswear and Givenchy Favelas Pre-Spring 2014 menswear collection, both which embraced feminism over alluded masculinity. However, when compared to its inverse colour cousin – the Givenchy White Baby’s Breath Floral Gypsophila Print Columbian-Fit Sweatshirt, some of the more avid details are compromised such as the contrast band panelled details on the front shoulders, which applies across the categorical range.READ: Givenchy Baby’s Breath Gypsophila Pearl Embellished Polo Shirt Spring Summer 2015.

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Giuseppe Zanotti Metal-Plated Black Leather High-Top Sneakers

8th September 2014

The Giuseppe Zanotti Metal-Plated High-Top Sneakers is undoubtedly the ultimate metal-plated high-top series of its kind and sports as the leading flagship sneaker in Giuseppe Zanotti Fall Winter 2013. Bold, beautiful and beguiling, it looks and feels like the product of an Italian designer company at the top of its game.

A year since the Giuseppe Zanotti Metal-Plated High-Top Sneakers was launched, it has made just as many waves as the profound classic double-bracelet series. The rigid silver-tonal metal bracelet house a fold-over velcro strap with signature-logo etched at the top vamp closure, but the real head turner feature here is the main gigantic one-piece constructed metal plaque which captures the power of luminosity, adding intrigue detailing more than the premium over contemporary double-bracelet editions.

Key specifications features a flat black leather exterior, tonal stitching, and rubber sole revolves the highest standard of luxurious materials epitomised from delicate textured finishes. The sleek hardware element accented the modernity sneaker through contrast refinement details, offering striking good looks and poise when you over step shoe game limits. “These are sneakers from the future,” said a friend who was captivated by the evocative silhouette and daylight eye-blinding mirror plates. Shop a range of diversified Giuseppe Zanotti Design men’s shoes available at multiple global boutiques in Farfetch.

But when you delve the extra large metal plaque that sit just right above the toes, it’s not such a great ideal as it first appear when footwear flexibility comes into play, as there is a bit far less practicality to go with. Other daily maintenance concerns includes the hardware rubbing into the upper vamp and cap-toe over a few wears which eventually eats into part of the delicate calf-skin finish. Nevertheless, this issue is a common Giuseppe Zanotti design imperfection that can be mitigated with a shoe polish.

I’ve always wanted the Giuseppe Zanotti Metal-Plated Black Leather High-Top Sneakers as it has been one of the most desirable and grandiose Giuseppe Zanotti high-top sneakers one can find in the marketplace. Many thanks to a devoted reader from Singapore who has convinced me to make the right decision and purchase this iconic statement piece that has delivered head-turning looks with real world usability. The best part is, they don’t make them anymore (at the moment) which encapsulates it’s rarity and questionable future residual value. Fetch the last few pairs fast! As the remaining sizes are only limited available at SSENSE for now, since the prosperous Italian designer is currently focusing on much more berserk experimental seasonal designs such as the 2014’s signature chain series, they even made a chain embellished edition which looks stunning in a spectrum of shades!

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Givenchy Robot Print Columbian-Fit T-Shirt

14th May 2014
Letting go the best thing I ever had was never an easy option, just over the past few weeks I have sold most of my Givenchy collection through email inquiries, ranging from the earliest Fall Winter 2011 till Spring Summer 2013 menswear which includes the rarest Givenchy Rottweiler Tartan Print Shirt and Givenchy Shark & Mermaid Columbian-Fit T-Shirt in pristine condition that I have held so dearly throughout the years – some say… I must had been out of my mind!
There was a notion that I could no longer continue to wear them, the sense of ownership had been lost through time. The initial reason was because I have outgrown it’s size, which makes the shirt collar extremely difficult to button up. Then there was also the comprehension that I had lost my desirable enjoyment of possessing these demanding designer clothes, in other words I got bored of them. It was a plausible excuse to let them go to whoever that may needed them most. I’m glad that the buyers who bought them are now extremely happy. :)
Moving forward in 2014, I have utilized these residual funds to invest in the latest Givenchy Pre-Spring 2014 and Givenchy Spring Summer 2014 collection. So far I have managed to acquire a number of preferable pieces through prudent selection, if you follow my blog closely you would know which are the best to pick out of the ever rapid transformation collection. And when it comes to Givenchy Pre-Fall 2014 and Givenchy Fall Winter 2014, there will be even much more choices and alternatives available to express your very own personal ‘Givenchy’ identities that will likely affect or even influence everyone’s decision making, therefore we will have to address it with a cautious shopping strategy. More sneak peaks of the upcoming near-future collection will be report here at my blog by the end of this week.

It’s me wearing my new Givenchy Black Robot Print Columbian-Fit T-Shirt! Overworn Topman Black Cotton Shorts and ever desirable Givenchy Palladio Chain Sandals. More advance previews through my Instagram as always, follow me @drblogspot!

The Mechanical Robot Overview

The Givenchy Robot Print Columbian-Fit T-Shirt is a coveted canvas pack with a punch of creativity, since the beginning of the runway showcase at the end of June 2013, the black robot was the first masterpiece that had caught my eyes and I knew it from that moment it has to be mine no matter what it takes. Almost a year later and very much thanks to my dear friend Mr Boombayeh who was so kind to offer me this beautiful piece which has just arrived earlier this month, I am truly satisfied with the purchase that makes me a very proud owner.

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The Givenchy Black Robot Print T-Shirt has always been my primary choice over the Givenchy Multi-Striped Robot T-Shirt and if you’re not too sure among these two main siblings, there is generous variety for you to choose from, like the also similar Givenchy Multi-Striped Robot T-Shirt in Red-Collar variant, Givenchy Light Blue Robot T-Shirt that was leased earlier and is currently sold out at most places including Matches Fashion, Givenchy Black Robot Panelled T-Shirt as the premium variant current exclusive towards Luisa Via Roma and Givenchy Green Robot T-Shirt for those with a niche taste. All these variety of the same composition are for those who would like to converge the ultimate self-expression and Givenchy lifestyle beacon should probably buy them all. Though there are a numerous readers who prefer the stripes because of it’s added complication characteristics, I argued that the solid background helps to elevate the exuberant red and blue hues of the architectural exoskeleton further by allowing observers to appreciate it’s unique setting at a quick glance.

If you have mixed feelings and who is a gluttonous person living under a budget for the extra quench, then by all means do buy the t-shirt in black and settle the shirt version in stripes as found here. I believe my faith will shortly lead my next purchase towards the Givenchy Striped Robot Print Shirt. The robot is the 5th oversize out of the 7th t-shirt from Givenchy that I have purchased since 2011, despite little has change over time there is a new curve hem, in addition to a longer tail hem that seems to be inspired from the earlier Givenchy Star-Neckline Polo Shirts – I would say the minor tailoring is quite acceptable. The robot print derived from the old computers is truly a remarkable piece of design, it has a beautiful symmetry based on a human infrastructure that incorporates the mechanical elements. One of my all time favorite feature is the back which houses a tail of detailed copper circuit lines that frames a number of vintage computer systems linked with protruding wiring in criss-crossed placement that augments a powerful speed and strength, then it is followed by the enriched gradient blue to what is seems like a blue magnetic tape recorder distributed all over the t-shirt as the prime characteristics.

The future is here with Givenchy Spring Summer 2014, there is a wide range of engaging techno-tribal designs coincide with an array of mechanical components and dated computer systems that we have long forgotten. My genuine advise is, wait no further as this collection will be immensely popular like the once prosperous Givenchy Birds of Paradise, and perhaps sometime later it could be quite lucrative in returns. Match the Givenchy Robot Print Columbian-Fit T-Shirt with the Givenchy Mechanical Bermuda Shorts, Givenchy Robot Electronic Leggings and Givenchy Black Pebbled Sandals to execute the quintessential Givenchy style.

PLACES TO BUY GIVENCHY ROBOT T-SHIRT


Luisa Via Roma – Givenchy Robot Cotton Jersey Columbian-Fit T-Shirt. Black colour. Round neck. Robot mechanical detail print at all sides. Rounded curve hem. Columbian fit = Oversized fit. Sample size: M. 100% Cotton.

Luisa Via Roma $955 – BUY IT NOW

Farfetch – Givenchy Black Robot Mechanical T-Shirt. Black mechanical t-shirt from Givenchy featuring a crew neck, short sleeves, side slits and mechanical graphic throughout. 100% Cotton. Item ID: 10709304. Size & Fit – Models Measurements: Height (cm): 186 Bust/Chest (cm): 97 Waist (cm): 73 Hips (cm): 93 Model is wearing size: L
Luisa Via Roma $955 – BUY IT NOW

MR PORTER – Givenchy Robot-Print Black T-Shirt. Black T-shirt with robot print by Givenchy. This item is large to size, take a size smaller than normal. Shown here with Givenchy trousers and shoes. Fits large to size. By taking the next size down this t-shirt will retain its intended oversized silhouette, and you will achieve a better fit. Model wears a S. Model measures: chest 38″/ 96cm, height 6’1″/ 185cm. Multi-coloured printed cotton-jersey T-shirt. Oversized, crew neck. 100% cotton. Machine wash.

MR PORTER $955 – BUY IT NOW












Farfetch – Givenchy Robot Juke Box Print Sweatshirt. Black and multicoloured cotton juke box print sweatshirt from Givenchy featuring a round neck and long sleeves. 100% Cotton. Item ID: 10592680. Size & Fit – Models Measurements: Height (cm): 191 Bust/Chest (cm): 93 Waist (cm): 77 Hips (cm): 98 Model is wearing size: S

Luisa Via Roma $1,031 – BUY IT NOW

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