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Giuseppe Zanotti Metal-Plated High-Top Sneakers

11th August 2013
When the first Giuseppe Zanotti’s Metal-Plated High-Top Sneakers were presented earlier this year for his upcoming Fall Winter 2013 men’s collection, not only that I wasn’t impressed but it didn’t gave me the ‘wow’ factor like his double-metal bracelet sneakers. This was simply because my initial impression presumed it was overly done with the huge metal plated at the cap toe and side panels, it reminds me very much of RoboCop for some reasons – a pair of sneakers with a bullet proof-like housing and a flamboyant finish in two distinctive classic choices, gold or silver.
But after a few weeks of online releases recently – L’inde le Palais first, then came LuisaViaRoma and etceteras – I sort of grew into liking it as much as I did not though so. Especially when SSENSE has put up three pairs within this month, the Giuseppe Zanotti Navy Velvet Metal-Plated High-Top Sneakers that came first was very promising, the photos are much more detailed which describes the product very well when compared to the other two first few retailers, it is the ultimate value of money sneakers you can buy from Fall Winter 2013. The dark mirco-velvet navy blue against glossy patent black and covered by the architectural gold metal-plated facade and sticky rubber soles is a shoe lovers wet dream come true. The colour combination of materials and texture is stunningly beautiful, even for the latest Giuseppe Zanotti Black Leather Metal-Plated High-Top Sneakers that comes in monochromatic flavour in SSENSE is the top seller.
The best out of the best colour combination for this season has to be the Giuseppe Zanotti Red Velvet Metal-Plated High-Top Sneakers from Shoebaloo Netherlands, the dark rouge velvet represents classic royalty at it’s best when contrast against the silver plates in black patent and smooth leather (although the women’s version gets more glossy black patent leather and gold plated) – this is chocolate cherry with sugar icing. I love it so much and wished I had bought it earlier from them as they were immensely popularly, sold out in common sizes and only two pairs left in 41 and 45 – I am secretly wishing more retailers would stock this version. These shoe designs are immensely futuristic, they are a few steps ahead of time and I can bet that even after 3 years down the road these shoes will still  see their days and manage well to glue eyes and break necks. Choose your colours wisely.
Source: YouTube – Giuseppe Zanotti Fall Winter 2013/ 2014 Press Presentation @ 2.34

SSENSE – Giuseppe Zanotti White Leather Gold-Plated High-Top Sneakers. High-top leather sneakers in white. Round toe. White lace up closure. Gold tone hardware. Metal logo plate at tongue. Signature zip closures at eyerow and heel. Leather pull tab at heel collar. Metal plating throughout. Textured white rubber foxing. Tonal stitching. Leather upper, rubber sole. Made in Italy. BUY IT NOW
★★★★★

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SSENSE – Giuseppe Zanotti Black Leather Metal-Plated High-Top Sneakers. High-top leather sneakers in black. Round toe. Black lace up closure. Silver tone hardware. Metal logo plate at tongue. Signature zip closures at eyerow and heel. Leather pull tab at heel collar. Metal plating throughout. Textured black rubber foxing. Tonal stitching. Leather upper, rubber sole. Made in Italy. BUY IT NOW
★★★★★
SSENSE – Giuseppe Zanotti Navy Velvet Metal-Plated High-Top Sneakers. High-top leather sneakers in navy velvet. Round toe. Black lace up closure. Gold tone hardware. Metal logo plate at tongue. Signature zip closures at eyerow and heel. Leather pull tab at heel collar. Metal plating throughout. Textured black rubber foxing. Tonal stitching. Leather upper, rubber sole. Made in Italy. BUY IT NOW
★★★★★
SHOEBALOO – Giuseppe Zanotti Red Velvet Metal-Plated High-Top Sneakers. Giuseppe Zanotti sneakers are made for fashion lovers. These silver metal, hightop sneakers in red velvet with black patent leather will make you look smoking hot. Fits true to size. Take your normal size. Only size 41 and 45 left. BUY IT NOW
★★★★★

CONFLICT OF INTEREST

An alternative contender in the fierceful luxury fashion sneaker marketplace. This Christian Louboutin Louis Orlato Men’s Flat Imperial Rouge Velvet shares very similar characteristics with the above Giuseppe Zanotti Red Velvet Metal-Plated High-Top Sneakers. It is $200 cheaper (if you can catch one in Christian Louboutin) in the same colour combination. Which would you have preferred if you had to choose either one of these velvet-rouge statement making sneakers?
Christian Louboutin – Christian Louboutin Louis Orlato Men’s Flat Imperial Rouge Velvet. “Louis” has become the backbone of the men’s sneaker collection. With jeans, a suit, or even a tux, you will be dressed to kill no matter what the soiree. Reference : 3130011R006. Color : ROUGE IMP/BLACK. Material : Velvet. Collection : Classic.
Christian Louboutin Louis Orlato Men’s Flat Imperial Rouge Velvet – $1095
★★★★★
Source: Christian Louboutin Online Boutique
Review

Juun.J x SSENSE Fall Winter 2013 Exclusive Editions

25th July 2013
Online retailer SSENSE introduces sweatshirts and t-shirts from the Black Queen edition – a series of distinctive Junn.J designs that were collaborated with Swiss artist ‘alexandfelix’ that are exclusive for SSENSE. The unique naked woman dressed in multiple colourful objects is intricately detailed and printed on a separate roll of cotton, it is then iron applied giving a subtle raised feel and appearance. The SSENSE exclusive editions comes in two different variations, the No.1 and the Minimouse. Both printed t-shirts and sweatshirts are reasonably priced at $200-480, making it widely affordable without having to break the bank.
The eccentric print design was first featured in the Juun.J Fall Winter 2012, since it’s inception, the inventive design made multiple sell-out successes of the ‘Don’t Worry Be Happy‘ and the ‘I and The World‘ print t-shirts in SSENSE. Needless to say despite the ludicrous thematic, it’s certainly caters towards a particular customer’s taste. Would you buy?
SSENSE – Juun.J SSENSE Exclusive Ivory No.1 Queen Sweatshirt. Oversize structured neoprene sweatshirt in ivory white. Ribbed knit crewneck collar, cuffs, and hem. Multicolor detailed graphic print at front. Raglan sleeves with tonal paneling. Tonal stitching. Part of the Juun.J x alexandfelix collaboration. Shell: 100% polyester. Contrast: 50% acrylic, 50% wool. Hand wash. Made in Korea (South). BUY IT NOW
SSENSE – JunnJ SSENSE Exclusive Black Queen Minimouse Sweatshirt. Oversize structured neoprene sweatshirt in black. Ribbed knit crewneck collar, cuffs, and hem. Multicolor detailed graphic print at front. Raglan sleeves with tonal paneling. Tonal stitching. Part of the Juun.J x alexandfelix collaboration. Shell: 100% polyester. Contrast: 50% acrylic, 50% wool. Hand wash. Made in Korea (South). BUY IT NOW

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SSENSE – Junn.J SSENSE Exclusive Black No.1 Queen T-Shirt. Short sleeve relaxed-fit t-shirt. Ribbed knit crewneck collar. Multicolor graphic print at front. Tonal stitching. Part of the Juun.J x alexandfelix collaboration. 100% cotton. Hand wash. Made in Korea (South). BUY IT NOW
SSENSE – Junn.J SSENSE Exclusive Black Minimouse Queen T-Shirt. Short sleeve t-shirt in black. Crewneck collar. Multicolor graphic applique at front. Tonal stitching. Part of the Juun.J x alexandfelix collaboration. 100% cotton. Hand wash. Made in Korea (South). BUY IT NOW
Outfit

Thom Browne White Grey Suede Longwing Brogue

27th June 2013
It has been a long while since I last shop a pair of expensive shoes. My hands were itching for the past few months and i’ve been eyeing on this pair of Thom Browne White Grey Suede Longwing Brogue since the day I saw them on SSENSE, this was back in late February, and since then I had been chasing SSENSE to put them up for sale as soon as possible before I was leaving Melbourne.
Source: MR PORTER – Thom Browne Suede Longwing Brogues
The first time I saw these suede brogues, I already knew deep down my heart that they were going to be mine – someday, perhaps not when it was full price, I wouldn’t pay full price not unless the sizes sell out like hot cakes – such as the Raf Simons Holographic High-Top Sneakers, which unfortunately missed out and it is currently sold out forever! As I sort of predicted but I didn’t bother looking too much into it as it wasn’t part of my ‘plan’ to spend money on sneakers for this season.
You might be curious about my taste, some of my readers always wonder what style do I usually wear? As you all know I am not normal, I like so many things in this world, I enjoy the beauty of aesthetics that pleases my eyes – just like how I could easily enjoy listening to classical music and punk rock at the same time, there is no end to my taste and it is limitless, I live with an open mind. To be honest, I even look into niche brands like Ann Demeulemeester, Rick Owens, Damir Doma which I think is very unique and interesting although I don’t specialise in these brands simply because of the opportunity cost.
Theres the biker look that I love most which describes my unconditional love for Balmain, also the over-hyped Givenchy pair along with some Giuseppe Zanotti and Christian Louboutins, and lastly the preppy essentials that I wear most of the time. I am sure you wouldn’t believe me since I am all over Balmain and Givenchy in particular, but this is true, I have more Ralph Laurens shirts than anyone I currently know. My whole closet has more than 200 shirts alone, and most of them are from PRL, which means I have to dress preppy although I do mix and match in a rare occasion. My style in conclusion is the look as designed by the designer, so if I am going to wear Balmain today, it is going to be a Balmain look, and this applies to the other brands that I wear.
Once in a while, I will look into Thom Browne, what interest me most about this brand is it’s timeless style. It seems that Thom Browne’s designs are a genius and it belongs to a particular era, a time where it is not forgotten and ever acceptable even after many years everyone still enjoy his style. As you might also notice there isn’t much changes, it is the same look – the crop trousers, tight jackets, short shirt hems, skinny tie, pair along with brogues, what differs throughout the seasons are just themes but these concepts will end up in classic styles offered many seasons ago, just like Balmain Biker Jeans for example. Much like Hedi Slimane, which brought back his similar creations at Saint Laurent after he left Dior Homme.
It is hard to argue what is a good design since everyone has their own opinion and taste which makes us unique in a way. I have been thinking and analysing the trends and styles in the market place, sometimes I wonder whether is it really worth spending $1,500 on a Givenchy top, $1200 on some Balmain Biker Jeans, and $2000 on a pair of Christian Louboutin High-Top Sneakers – you know that wealthy Asian style on Instagram when you hashtag search Givenchy, or Chrisitian Louboutin. To be honest, you will get more looks and respect wearing Thom Browne’s style than the leading luxury trio-designers (Givenchy, Balmain, Christian Louboutin – along with Hermes and Chrome Heart accessories). From what I have noticed by experimenting with a variety of styles when I was in Melbourne.
I never liked brogues that comes with white colour, in some way I felt that it is quite tacky and dated. Whenever I think about white and black shoes, my thoughts goes straight to Michael Jackson for some reasons I still do not know. But this pair of Thom Browne brogues has totally opened my eyes, in some way I would describe it as the perfect white mixed-colour brogue that i’ve ever came across. What I love most is how clever it is designed, the suede white under suede grey textured leather that gives it a good contrast but not a over like white and black two-tone, paired on to a classic wooden-colour sole and the best part is the Thom Browne’s signature tri-colour tab which makes it a distinctive masterpiece (if not, nobody is going to know it is from Thom Browne yeah?). It was like love at first sight, same goes with my first pair of Thom Browne Pebble Brogue when I spot them at Harrolds, the same feeling that I will never forget and will always crave for more in the future. Thankfully this week, MR PORTER has opened their global sale which gave me the opportunity to grab one of these at 50% off! Shipping was quick too, I bought them on Monday when the sale started and just received them on Wednesday. Hope you all enjoy the photos below!

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MR PORTER – Thom Browne Suede Longwing Brogues. Thom Browne turns the volume up on everything that’s great about men’s style, and these longwing brogues come in contrasting grey and white suede for maximum impact. Expertly crafted in a historic English factory, they’ve also got the substance to boot. Wear them with streamlined tailoring for a commanding look. Grey and white suede longwing brogues. Striped pull-on tabs, leather lining and soles, metal covers at toes and heels. Lace-up. Made in England. BUY IT NOW
SSENSE – Thom Browne White Nubuck Grey Suede Longwing Brogues. Low-top suede and nubuck longwing brogues in grey and white. Almond toe. Broguing throughout. Tonal Derby-style lace-up closure. Pull tab at heel. Stacked tan leather sole with metallic plaque at heel and toe. Tonal stitching. 100% leather Made in United Kingdom. BUY IT NOW

Barneys New York – Thom Browne Wingtip Brogue. Suede wingtip four-eye blucher with contrast nubuck leather underlay and brogue detailing throughout. Signature red, white and blue grosgrain pull tab at ankle. Stitched welt and stacked leather sole. Approximately 1.25″ midsole (30mm). Made in England Style # 502419948. Only size US12 left.



Thom Browne Suede White Grey Wingtip Brogue – $850, $509



End – Thom Browne Wingtip Shoe White Nubuck & Grey Suede. Thom Browne established his eponymous custom tailoring company in New York in 2002 and since then has been credited with bringing a contemporary silhouette to tailoring, his style as become the hallmark of modern suiting. Made in England this Wingtip is a timeless style, reworked and finished in true Thom Browne fashion. The premium suede and nubuck construction features traditional brogue detailing and a tri-colour heel pull. The Wingtip Shoe sits perfectly at the bottom of a suit or is equally suited to sit more casually below a nice chino. Premium Nubuck & Suede Uppers. Leather Sole. Welted Soles. Tri-Colour Heel Pull Rolled. Leather Laces. Branded Leather Insole. Made in UK. Only size US10 left.
Thom Browne Wingtip Shoe White Nubuck & Grey Suede – $855.00, $599.00 (Ex Tax)
Editorial

Balmain Spring Summer 2013 by SENSE Magazine Japan

18th June 2013
SENSE magazine Japan featured John Hein from Ford model, all dressed in Balmain Spring Summer 2013 Mens Collection. The story captured by Junji Hata with styling from Satoshi Moriya describes  Olivier Rousteing’s most prominent designs in SS13. Hair styling is courtesy of Azuma at MONDO-artist (Super Sonic), makeup by Yoboon (Coccina). Surprisingly the entire Balmain style interpreted by SENSE magazine looks so much more better than the official Balmain Spring Summer 2013 Lookbook  What do you think? This entire collection is now on sale at various retailers, direct shopping links are available below. Sale price marked in red.
Balmain Double-Breast Wool Military Jacket – $N/A (Shop Similar)
Balmain Blue Miliatry Cotton Shirt – $N/A (Shop Similar)
Balmain Khaki Military Wool Coat – $N/A

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Balmain Khaki-Green Cotton Washed Shirt – £420
Balmain Black Double Soft Leather Belt – $611 (Solt Out)
Balmain Black Goat-Skin Leather Biker Jacket – $N/A (Shop Similar)
Balmain White Cotton Sweatpants – $N/A
Balmain Leather Military Belt Coat – $N/A (Shop Similar)
Source: SENSE Magazine Japan
Sale

Spring Summer 2013 End of Season Sale Stars Now at SSENSE

27th May 2013
SSENSE has just announced their end of season sale for Spring Summer 2013. Phase one sales starts at 30% off selected items including previous season’s SSENSE Fall Winter 2012 at 50% off all items. Be quick as there are still many popular sizes available now! Shop now at SSENSE.com
Some desirable fashion pieces you should not miss out from SSENSE.
BALMAIN PARIS
SSENSE – Balmain Black Textured Leather Biker Jacket. Long sleeve structured textured leather biker jacket in black. Notched lapel collar. Off-center double-breasted two-way zip closure at front. Breast pocket and zippered welt pockets at front. Epaulet shoulders. Welt pockets at interior. Fully lined. Tonal stitching. Cinch belts at zippered sleeve cuffs. Shell: 100% lambskin. Body lining: 100% cotton. Sleeves lining: 52% viscose, 48% cotton. Dry clean. Made in France. BUY IT NOW
Balmain Black Textured Leather Biker Jacket
SSENSE – Balmain Brown Leather Padded Biker Jacket. Long sleeve boxy reinforced leather jacket in brown. Crewneck collar. Off-center two-way double-breasted zip closure at front. Reinforced quilted panels at elbows and shoulders. Zippered welt pockets at front. Fold-back plackets at zip closure with press-studs fixtures. Welt pockets at interior. Fully lined. Tonal stitching. Zippered sleeve cuffs. Shell: 100% lambskin. Lining: 52% viscose, 48% cotton. Leather cleaners only. Made in France. BUY IT NOW 
Balmain Brown Leather Padded Biker Jacket
SSENSE – Balmain Khaki Linen Work Shirt. Long sleeve textured linen shirt in dusty khaki green. Band collar. Press-stud closure and flap pockets at front. Raw edges at collar and hem. Tonal stitching. Two press-studs at barrel cuffs with press-stud at sleeve placket. 100% linen. Dry clean. Made in France. BUY IT NOW
Balmain Khaki Linen Work Shirt
SSENSE – Balmain Black Leather Buckled Steel Capped Shoes. Low top leather shoes in black. Round toe. Pin buckle closure t midrow. Contrast woven textile panel at shoe face. Washed metal detail at toe. Stiff leather pull tab at heel collar. Tan welt. Black rubber crepe sole. Tone on tone stitching. Leather upper, rubber sole. Made in Portugal. BUY IT NOW
Balmain Black Leather Buckled Steel Capped Shoes
SSENSE – Balmain Black Leather Steel Capped Buckled Boots. High top leather boots in black. Almond toe. Silver tone hardware. Paneling throughout. Washed metal plate at toe. Wrap around buckle closure at ankle with pin buckle. Tonal leather pull loop at heel collar. Exposed zip closure at inner side. Tone on tone stitching. Leather upper, leather sole. Made in Portugal. BUY IT NOW
Balmain Black Leather Steel Capped Buckled Boots
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SAINT LAURENT PARIS
SSENSE – Saint Laurent Black White Bib_front Oxford Shirt. Long sleeve relaxed-fit semi-sheer oxford shirt in black. Spread collar. Button closure at front. Textured bib front in white. Shirttail hem. Tonal stitching. White French cuffs with gold-tone fasteners. 100% cotton. Dry clean. Made in Italy. BUY IT NOW 
Saint Laurent Black White Bib_front Oxford Shirt
SSENSE – Saint Laurent Black Leather Classic Biker Vest. Sleeveless biker vest in buffed black leather. Notched lapel collar with press-stud fixtures. Angled off-center zip closure, flap pocket, and zippered welt pockets at front. Epaulet shoulders. Pin-buckle belt at hem. Welt pockets at interior. Fully lined. Tonal stitching. Shell: 100% lamb leather. Lining: 55% cupro, 45% cotton. Leather cleaners only. Made in Italy. BUY IT NOW
Saint Laurent Black Leather Classic Biker Vest
SSENSE – Saint Laurent Black Short Trench Coat. Long sleeve short trench coat in black. Spread collar with removable throat guard. Double-breasted button closure and welt pockets at front. Epaulet shoulders. Cinch belt at waist. Vented at back hem. Cinch belts at sleeve cuffs. Welt pocket at interior. Fully lined. Tonal stitching. Shell: 65% polyester, 35% cotton. Lining: 100% polyester. Dry clean. Made in Italy. BUY IT NOW 
Saint Laurent Black Short Trench Coat
SSENSE – Saint Laurent Black And Silver Nail Perforated Brogues. Low-top patent leather brogues in black. Almond toe. Tonal Derby-style lace-up closure. Metallic studding throughout toe cap and sides in tones of silver and gold. Brogue-style perforations along lace tabs and throat. Black leather sole. Tonal stitching. 100% leather. Made in Italy. BUY IT NOW 
Saint Laurent Black And Silver Nail_perforated Brogues
THOM BROWNE NEW YORK
SSENSE – Thom Browne Black And White Glenplaid Classic Suit. Structured blazer in tones of grey and black. Glenplaid pattern throughout with blue overcheck. Notched lapel collar with buttonhole. Three button closure, breast pocket, and flap pockets at front. Padded shoulders. Vented at back hem. Welt pockets at interior. Lined. Tonal stitching. Four-button surgeon’s cuffs.

Slim-fit pleated trousers n tones of grey and black. Glenplaid pattern throughout with blue overcheck. Four-pocket styling. Cinch belt at back yoke. Serged ankle cuffs. Tonal stitching. Zip fly.

Shell: 90% virgin wool, 10% silk. Lining: 100% cupro. Dry clean. Made in Japan. BUY IT NOW 

Thom Browne Black And White Glenplaid Classic Suit
SSENSE – Thom Browne Navy Wool Two Button Suit. Long sleeve blazer in navy blue. Notched lapel collar with buttonhole. Button closure, flap pockets, welt pocket, and ticket pocket at front. Padded shoulders. Vented at back hem. Fully lined. Tonal stitching. Four-button surgeon’s cuffs.

Standard-fit pleated trousers in navy blue. Five-pocket styling. Cinch belt detail at back yoke. Serged ankle cuffs. Tonal stitching.

Shell: 100% wool. Lining: 100% cupro. Dry clean. Made in Japan. BUY IT NOW 


Thom Browne Navy Wool Two_button Suit
SSENSE – Thom Browne White Nubuck Grey Suede Longwing Brogues. Low-top suede and nubuck longwing brogues in grey and white. Almond toe. Broguing throughout. Tonal Derby-style lace-up closure. Pull tab at heel. Stacked tan leather sole with metallic plaque at heel and toe. Tonal stitching. 100% leather Made in United Kingdom. BUY IT NOW 

Thom Browne White Nubuck Grey Suede Longwing Brogues
RAF SIMONS BELGIUM
SSENSE – Raf Simons Blue And Orange Ombre Chain Link Print Sweater T-Shirt. Regular-fit structured short sleeve t-shirt in tones of blue, green, and orange. Chain link pattern printed throughout in grey and white. Crewneck collar. Tonal stitching. Body: 80% cotton, 20% polyester. Trim: 100% polyester. Machine wash cold. Made in Portugal. BUY IT NOW 

Raf Simons Blue And Orange Ombre Chain Link Print Sweater T_shirt

SSENSE – Raf Simons Black Leather Chain Embellished Derbys. Low top leather derbys in black. Round toe. Derby style lace up closure in black with leather trim at eyerow and collar. Blue aluminum chain stitched to welt. Black foxing. Tone on tone stitching. Approx 1.25″ heel. Leather upper, leather sole. Made in Italy. BUY IT NOW


Raf Simons Black Leather Chain_embellished Derbys
ALEXANDER MCQUEEN LONDON

SSENSE – Alexander Mcqueen Grey Dragonfly Pattern Wool Cardigan. Long sleeve cardigan in tones of black, grey and off-white. Dragonfly wing pattern throughout. Y-collar with button closure. Ribbed knit sleeve cuffs and hem. Tonal stitching. 100% wool. Dry clean. Made in Italy. BUY IT NOW

Alexander Mcqueen Grey Dragonfly Pattern Wool Cardigan
SSENSE – Alexander Mcqueen Black Polka Dot Snakeskin Chain Wallet. Polka dot print snakeskin bi-fold wallet in black and white. Removable gold-tone curb chain with lobster claw clasp closure and crystal embellished skull detail. Interior document compartments, card slots, press-stud coin pocket and logo stamping. Tonal stitching. Approx. 4″ length, 4″ depth. Genuine snakeskin, brass, rock crystal. Made in Italy. BUY IT NOW 
Alexander Mcqueen Black Polka Dot Snakeskin Chain Wallet
GIUSEPPE ZANOTTI ITALY
SSENSE – Giuseppe Zanotti Black Leather And Gold Studded Zak 10 Sandals. Leather sandals in black. Adjustable pin-buckle closure at heel. Gold-tone conical metal studs at straps. Black leather sole. Tonal stitching. Leather, metal. Made in Italy. BUY IT NOW 

Giuseppe Zanotti Black Leather And Gold Studded Zak 10 Sandals
SSENSE – Giuseppe Zanotti Black Suede Crystal Studded Zak 10 Sandals. Suede sandals in black. Round open toe. Tonal crystal-cut accents throughout straps. Adjustable pin-buckle closure at ankle. Black leather sole. Tonal stitching. Upper, lining and sole: 100% leather. Made in Italy. BUY IT NOW 

Giuseppe Zanotti Black Suede Crystal Studded Zak 10 Sandals
SSENSE – Giuseppe Zanotti Black Crystal Studded Kevin 10 Loafers. Leather loafers in black. Tonal crystal-cut accents throughout surface. Round cap toe in white. Black leather sole. Tonal stitching. Upper, lining, and sole: 100% leather. Made in Italy. BUY IT NOW 

Giuseppe Zanotti Black Crystal Studded Kevin 10 Loafers

Review

Givenchy Red Fighter Print Star-Appliqué-Columbian-Fit-T-Shirt

15th May 2013
The Givenchy Red Fighter T-Shirt is probably one of the hottest menswear tee of Spring Summer 2013. This t-shirt is so popularly demanded that all the sizes are successfully sold out within minutes of listing. Since it’s first inception on the luxury retail market, Luisa Via Roma was the first global online retailer to offer a pre-order purchase of the Givenchy Red Fighter T-Shirt – also commonly known as ‘Givenchy Horn Stars Jersey Oversized T-Shirt’ at the Florence, Italy store during early December 2012.
Source: Farfetch.com – Capsule By Eso Store – ‘Givenchy Fighter Jet Printed T-Shirt’
A friend of mine based in Singapore who is a Givenchy fanatic manage to pre-order it in time. He was one of the lucky buyers who were quick enough to checkout before anyone else did. By the time word has spread throughout the internet about Luisa Via Roma’s Givenchy Spring Summer 2013 Pre-Order Collection, the Givenchy Red Fighter T-Shirt was long gone and has never been restocked again.
Source: Luka’s Givenchy’s Pre-Order at Lusiaviaroma.com
After many months of absent, the Givenchy Red Fighter T-Shirt was stocked and listed worldwide online and in-stores during mid to late April 2013. A number of luxury online retailers such as, SSENSE.com – ‘Givenchy Red Airplane Print Star-Embroidered T-Shirt’, Farfetch Capsule By Eso – ‘Givenchy Fighter Jet Printed T-Shirt’, Harvey Nicholas – ‘Givenchy Star Appliqué Printed T-shirt’ and Selfridges & Co – ‘Givenchy Printed Star Appliqué Cotton T-Shirt’ sells the Givenchy Red Fighter T-Shirt. It is currently stocked by Melium Group Givenchy Malaysia at Pavilion Kuala Lumpur – ‘Givenchy Burgundy Stars Application T-Shirt’ for 3,600 MYR – privately showcased and sold to their loyal Malaysian cliental.
You might be wondering what is so special about this Givenchy Red Fighter T-shirt that everyone wants so badly? The Givenchy Red Fighter’s popularity was largely gained much earlier in December 2012 because of its exclusivity which was not featured at the Givenchy Pre-Spring 2013 Look Book. The most attractive extend of the Givenchy Red Fighter T-shirt from my personal opinion is not the comprehensive design. Styled with the exclusive signature glossy black metal stars-embroidered appliqué that has previously gained popularity concurrent with the Givenchy Star-Detail Cotton-Jersey T-Shirt which was also sold out within minutes on MR PORTER. Nobody really knew that Givenchy was going to offer this design combo for the following season, not until Kenzo Tokgoz uploaded a photo of himself wearing the Givenchy Red Fighter T-Shirt on his Tumblr’s account that went viral on social media websites.
Source: Kenzo Tokgoz – December 2012
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Source: MR PORTER – ‘Givenchy Star-Detail Cotton-Jersey T-Shirt’. Proven sales success last year 2012 with Givenchy t-shirts featuring the black glossy star appliqué.
The conceptual canvas is graphically hand painted by Riccardo Tisci with a couple of jet fighters and WW2 warplanes inspired from the 20th century that looks as if it was horizontally flipped in Photoshop and paste at various strategic positions. It has less printed elements compared to the prominent Givenchy Green Fighter that drives the characteristics of Pre-Spring 2013 collection, on the other hand it is the only t-shirt from Givenchy Pre-Spring 2012 featuring modern warplanes. The Givenchy Red Fighter’s design is a secondary rendition made after the main Givenchy Green Fighter to be upmarket at a much premium price point. With the various strategic price points and exclusive design offerings by Givenchy has proven sales success for the Pre-Spring 2013 t-shirt collection. Read more about the Givenchy Green Fighter T-Shirt here at DRBLOGSPOT.
The Givenchy Red Fighter Airplane Black Star-Emboridered Appliqué Columbian-Fit T-Shirt
Source: eBay Australia – Hidden Member ID
SSENSE – Givenchy Red Airplane Print Star-Embroidered T-Shirt. Boxy short sleeve t-shirt in mottled tones of red and green. Signature vintage airplane print throughout. Contrasting ribbed knit collar in black. Black glossy star accents stitched at yoke. Tonal stitching. Body: 100% cotton. Trim: 100% polyester. Hand wash Made in Portugal. SOLD OUT. Shop the alternative Givenchy Green Plane Print Colombian-Fit T-Shirt at SSENSE.
  

Givenchy Red Airplane Print Star-Embroidered T-Shirt – $1170


Farfetch Capsule By Eso – Givenchy Fighter Jet Printed T-Shirt. Black cotton blend t-shirt from Givenchy featuring a round neck, short sleeves and a red and green fighter jet print on the front. SOLD OUT
Givenchy Fighter Jet Printed T-Shirt – $850
Selfridges & Co. – Givenchy Star Appliqué Printed T-shirt. Givenchy’s printed t-shirts boast a cult fashion following and this new season spitfire print is the perfect example why. Made for an oversized fit, this statement separate is finished with appliquéd stars around the neckline. SOLD OUT
Givenchy Star Appliqué Printed T-shirt – £625
Harvey Nicholas – Givenchy Printed Star Appliqué Cotton T-Shirt. Givenchy multicoloured T-shirt
Printed with star appliqué at ribbed collar. Slips on
100% cotton. Hand wash. Length shoulder to hem: 29 inches/ 73cm
– Semi-fitted style
– This style runs true to size
– Model is 6’0”/ 183cm, chest size 40 inches and wears a size medium. SOLD OUT

Givenchy Printed Star Appliqué Cotton T-Shirt – £625
TheDenimBar – Thailand