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October 2011

Sugar Cane jackets Tailor Toyo fully reversible Souvenier Suka jacket

Take a butchers at these limited edition fully reversible Souvenier Suka jacket. Look the business! Two styles available.

Tailor Toyo Souvenier Suka jacket Tailor Toyo mens hand embroidered Japanese fabric souvenier Suka fully reversable jacket Tailor Toyo mens classic fit Japanese fabric fully reversable jacket Grey body yellow sleeves with hand embroidered dragons on front Large hand embroidered Japanese theme on back on back Navy body taupe sleeves with hand embroidered snake and name on front Large US Air Force skull hand embroidered back Ribbed collar waistband and sleeve cuffs double sided zip slit pockets.

Tailor Toyo Souvenier Suka jacket Tailor Toyo mens hand embroidered Japanese fabric souvenier Suka fully reversable jacket Tailor Toyo mens classic fit Japanese fabric fully reversable jacket Burgundy body gold sleeves with hand embroidered tigers on front Large USMC theme hand embroidered on back Silver grey body with hand embroidered eagles on front Large hand embroidered eagle on back Ribbed collar waistband and sleeve cuffs double sided zip slit pockets

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Jeremy Scott for SWATCH A/W’11 Collection

Jeremy Scott combines a keen awareness of fashion history with an ironic grasp of pop culture’s excess. His talent for bringing avant-garde sensibilities and a pop aesthetic to both high fashion and streetwear enables Scott’s designs to consistently succeed upon the catwalks as well as within the wider world.
His unique designs have garnered him a wide-ranging fanbase from the world famous pop stars he dresses to his enthusiastic devotees who wear his clothes everyday, all of whom are in thrall to his iconoclastic approach to fashion.

For Swatch, Jeremy Scott has created three spectacular pieces: Winged Swatch, Lighting Flash and Swatch Opulence.

Eastpak – A Day with Patrice Meignan

PATRICE MEIGNAN – Directeur de L’ECURIE / Directeur de la Publication du magazine INTERSECTION – PARIS / SEPTEMBRE 2011

Like any brand, EASTPAK stands tall because its roots run deep. In this piece, we thought we’d go back to those roots. Dig around a little in the fertile soil around them. Get our hands dirty.And see what we could find. We don’t know about you, but we think it’s an interesting story.

And for the start of that story, we have to go back quite a way. Because EASTPAK has been making high-quality packs and bags since 1952. That was the year Eastern Canvas Products USA, with Monte Goldman at the helm, landed its first military contract. It did so by manufacturing high-quality duffels, backpacks and safety equipment for the US Army. And while the brand we know today may have outgrown those early roots, it still owes its rigorous quality standards to these early beginnings, when quality really could mean the difference between life and death for the American G.I.

Agent Provocateur Soiree 2011

Agent Provocateur presents “Les Fleurs du Mal” a film directed by Justin Anderson and produced by Epoch Films. This short film is to celebrate the launch of Soiree Collection 2011-2012.

Cross-species Fashion

Who said fashion was humancentric. Take a butchers or a gander at this knit. Even Smedley would be proud.

Knit a Sweater for a Penguin, Help Save an Oil-Spill Victim’s Life

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Due to the generous outpouring of handknits, a Maritime New Zealand spokesman says wildlife centers have more than enough, particularly with the warm weather they’ve been having. The penguins may not even appreciate the woolies, says one bird-keeper at Auckland Zoo. “Putting something like that on a penguin, it’s probably only going to stress it out even more than they already are,” she told Bay of Plenty Times. “These are wild penguins, they haven’t had any interaction with humans. There’s already enough stress on a bird without trying to put a sweater on it.” There go our plans to knit mini Quidditch uniforms for every House. Rats.

Stone Island Hats 2011

If you need a Stone Island Hat to hit the terraces with this autumn/winter. check out the styles available at togged.

Stone Island mens, grey thick ribbed knit cotton mix beanie. Signature compass logo detachable badge on front. Rolled edge. 75% cotton 25% elastane.

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Bush + Leavenworth – Autumn/Winter 2011 Collection

Here we get a butchers at some classic Americana.

Bush + Leavenworth – Men’s Autumn/Winter 2011 Video Look Book

Video was shot around San Francisco and the East Bay Area with a Canon 7D.

Directed & Edited: Douglas Tran
Model: Zach Lafaille
Music: “Blonde” by Time Chariot

Paul Smith | Tokyo Fashion Week Show

We’ve always been smithie fans here at Kitmeout. The geezer has an uncanny knack of crossing the divide whether generational or cultural. So keeping up to speed with the chap we’ve grabbed some latest news — worth a butchers for sure:

Smithie’s just come back from a 10 day trip to Japan where he’s been doing many things; showing his new collections, celebrating the 20th Anniversary of one of his shops, taking photographs for an Italian Magazine of a Japanese stylists apartment, and the grand finale was holding his first ever fashion show in Japan and his first ever show including men and women’s. The show was held on the invitation of the Tokyo Fashion Week and his was the opening show.

Hat’s off to Smithie!

COMUNE // THROTTLED // RAY GORDON

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The doors officially opened at 7pm but people had already been showing up early to check out Ray’s photography as well as ten custom motorcycles on display. Ray’s huge macho prints were a collection of photos from the past decade of bikes, hot rods, hot girls, and partied out dudes. These are all the subject matter of “Throttled”. Nearly all of the photos are shot in the Pacific Northwest and Ray’s hometown of Portland, OR.

What draws people to Ray’s photos is that he captures people from all walks of life interested in bikes, cars, and the lifestyle that accompanies them. Ray has a passion for all things petroleum-combustion-engine related. Since he grew up in that culture he doesn’t feel like he has to document one scene or another regardless of trends. He digs it all, and has a deep respect and admiration for anyone who tinkers, cruises, or tears up the road.

Apparently Ray knows a lot of people because the place was packed to capacity. We grilled up some hot dogs and thanks to PBR we had enough cold beer to quench everyone’s thirst. At the end of the photography show Kiyo ripped a burnout inside the gallery leaving circular skidmarks around the Throttled floor logo. The burnt rubber, smoke, and wild applause meant it was only time for the after-party!

We cleared everyone out of the gallery and went next door to Medusa Lounge where a dance party and chaos ensued. COMUNE/Drop City contributors Plague Vendor performed at midnight and tore the roof off the place. After that it’s a little blurry but girls were kissing, people were dancing, and I definitely wasn’t going to be driving.

Throttled LA was hands down the best COMUNE event to date. Thanks Ray Gordon, PLG/VNDR, Pabst Blue Ribbon, all the bike builders, and all the homies at the Holding Company for helping out.

Bike builders included:

Joey C.
Falcon Motorcycles
Kiyo
Cro Customs Inc.
Boyle Custom Motorcycles
Austin Sherbanenko
Wes White
JD Sansaver

ROOK Clothing | Do Design

For the past six years the action sports and street wear industries have gradually been taken over by several top graphic artists in the game. They now have come together to form ROOK, a brand defined by its art. ROOK brand goal is to create the highest quality, eye catching and provocative art and design.

Common responses to first seeing ROOK designs are “I recognize this artist from somewhere”. The reason for that is, if you have worn a graphic t-shirt from any skate/surf/streetwear brand in the past 6 years, Jonathan Garcia (28) and Joe King (29), have probably worked on the art for it. These two designers are the core of ROOK, who grew up together and formed a bond through graphic design and illustration. After years of success with some of the most well known companies, the idea behind ROOK began to form inside them. This idea is that quality art can and should be strong enough to create a brand’s identity.

ROOK provides an opportunity to bring the artists out from behind the scenes. It is a celebration of talent, ambition, and quality design. It was created to not only recognize talented designers, but to also inspire other artists to continue to push the limits of design and their own conceptions of what is possible.

Stone Island Ice Jacket A/W 2011/12

R&D VIDEO: 5515 STONE ISLAND ICE JACKET AW’011’012. The Ice Jacket is a high rate technology garment: the cotton fabric has a thermo-sensitive coating, water and wind resistant. The molecules of the coating’s micro-encapsulated pigments modify the passage of light when temperature lowers and morph to darker a colour.

Stone Island Ice Jacket A/W 2011/12

Gucci made-to-measure Menswear

James Franco the face of Gucci made-to-measure Menswear

Frida Giannini, Gucci’s creative director, said: “James has an innate ability to fuse classic elegance with contemporary style and interpret formal wear in an individual way.”

According to Gucci, made-to-measure suits will start at £1,900 when the service becomes available in 11 boutiques worldwide by the end of the year. Customers will be able to choose from 178 possible combinations of colours and fabrics.

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Fashion + Football by Dirk Bikkembergs

Ten years of fashion + football by Dirk Bikkembergs. The geezer gets the connection between the two.

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“Ten years of fashion history and finally available on IPAD. Dirk Bikkembergs app focuses on a leading brand in the history of sports couture and gives life to a story with images and evocative of the most significant collections designed by Belgian designer.

The app looks like Dirk Bikkembergs digital version of the book titled “Dirk Bikkembergs: 10 years of football and fashion” and provides a reading experience even richer and more complete than the traditional one. A true multimedia ebook that enriches the text and photographic sections in the paper book with videos of fashion shows, photo shoots backstage to return users to the charm of the brand Bikkembergs.

The APP as the paper book is not only about football or fashion, but says “the insight and vision-writes in the preface Dirk Bikkembergs – […] I thought about a future where fashion meets sport , in particular football … the result? Something completely new. With this book as it took shape I want to share my creative vision, and as he continued to develop over the years. “

Rafael Nadal for Armani

Armani and Rafael Nadal teamed up with Johan Renck to create an action-packed short film. The film’s narrative called upon some genuine acting skills but – just like the modeling – Rafael Nadal took to it like a fish to water.

Seize sur Vingt Autumn/Winter 2011

First look at our Autumn collection, with a fun story and the promise of a next episode!

Directed by Daniel Turcan
Featuring Nicolas Mezger, Geraldine Johns

Story by Nicolas Mezger and Daniel Turcan

Photographed by Ivaylo Getov
Sound by Brian Osborne at Silver Sound

And a cameo by our own Jon-Paul Rodriguez!

Symphony of Hong Kong

Symphony of Hong Kong by Marcelo Burlon.

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profile Marcelo Burlon Enterprise is an evolving one-man venture fuelled on Burlon’s unique personality. An effervescent character, Marcelo switches between the worlds of fashion, music and art effortlessly, often blurring the boundaries in between disciplines. Consultant, editor, stylist, PR, party instigator and much more, there are no rules to what he does apart from one: that it must be good. A trained eye, a knowing mind and a finely-tuned ear – he is a DJ too after all, you’ll know from his club Pink Is Punk – Burlon’s left-of-centre sensibility is one that brings underground cool to pop culture. It results in a heady, explosive cocktail. Having cut his teeth at Dolce & Gabbana and Alessandro Dell’Acqua as event promoter and celebrities PR, Burlon progressed to collaborate with a roster of clients including Karla Otto, KCD, Slam Jam, Nike, Adidas, Diesel, Attila & Co all the while keeping up his role as PR person for budding designer Riccardo Tisci, who is now creative director at Givenchy in Paris.

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Crooks & Castles clothing 10th Anniversary

Crooks & Castles “Eye On The Castle” Documentary. Take a look behind the scenes of what goes down at Magic/S.L.A.T.E. as we preview our Spring 2012 Collection “A Decade Of Excellence”. Also the celebration for our 10 Year Anniversary for 2012.

Gucci Faces Sweatshop Allegations From Employees

Gucci Faces Sweatshop Allegations From Employees

Gucci Store Employees Allege They Were Forced to Ask Permission Before Using Bathroom or Drinking Water. The luxury Italian fashion house has initiated an investigation into local mismanagement. WWD reports:

“The company said it has investigated the complaints and as a result has taken a number of actions, including replacing the senior management involved, as well as the assistant store manager; established a confidential communications channel between sales staff and senior management; strengthened its store management training, and reiterated its guiding principles.”

The employees filing the complaint demanded a $15,000 settlement for unpaid “overtime wages.” Gucci has “rejected the former employees’ request for compensation.”

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Counterfeit UGG Boots made with Raccoon Dog Skin

Counterfeit UGG Boots made with Raccoon Dog Skin

Following Kitmeout’s report on raccoon dog’s being skinned alive to satiate a demand for fur back in 2007, animal-rights group Swiss Animal Protection has uncovered horrifying footage of breeders skinning raccoon dogs alive to make cheap knockoffs of UGGs. Genuine UGGs cost up to $300 a pair, but counterfeiters substituting sheepskin with raccoon-dog pelts and selling them at discounted prices. Despite their name, raccoon dogs are more closely related to domestic dogs than they are raccoons. One animal is shown with its neck pinned to the ground with a heavy boot before it’s skinned alive and tossed onto a heap of carcasses whilst still conscious.

A News investigation has uncovered what appears to be the appalling treatment of animals being killed for their fur in China.

The investigators filmed animals that were kicking and writhing as workers ripped their skin from their bodies. If the animals struggled too much, workers stood on the animals’ neck Or they beat the animals’ heads with knife handles until the creatures stopped moving.

It’s also a very slow process, and they usually start from the feet(paw)-up, giving the animal plenty of time to endure the pain. After their fur was peeled, the animals’ bodies were tossed into a pile like so much trash, Most still alive, breathing in ragged gasps and blinking slowly. One investigator recorded a skinned raccoon dog, tossed onto a heap of carcasses; it had enough strength to lift its bloodied head and stare into the camera.

it raised its head, blinked with its remaining eyelashes and then lay its head down to continue dying for anything from 2-3 Hours.

MKWS check padded gillet Jacket

MKWS check padded gillet Jacket

One of our favourite products this week is the MKWS check padded gillet Jacket. Grab a butchers if you can:

RMC Martin Ksohoh Red Monkey Company RMC MKWS mens, down filled purple and blue check, regular fit gillet. Padded purple and blue woven check, fully inner lined. Large ivory flock print cross bones and logo lettering across back. Printed and embroidered signature logo patches on chest. Hidden zip and press stud front closure. 2 lower front shaped patch pockets. Straight bottom at front, curved at back with turned back stitched hem.

American Eagle Outfitters – Denim Recycling Program

American Eagle Outfitters and Cotton Incorporated are partnering on a denim recycling program called “Cotton. From Blue to Green.”

American Eagle Outfitters customers are invited to bring any type of denim from any brand to American Eagle Outfitters stores. The denim is then given a “new life” by being converted into UltraTouch Denim Insulation, and is provided to communities in need. Everyone who recycles their denim at the stores will receive a 20 percent discount on their entire purchase that day.

“American Eagle Outfitters customers care about the environment, and want to help communities in need,” said Marcie Eberhart, director of the AEO Foundation. “This program enables them to do both, as well as receive a fantastic offer on the new fall collection.”

Denim Recycling Program

German fashion designer makes clothes from milk

Anke Domaske, 28, has developed a fabric called QMilch made from high concentrations of the milk protein casein — the first man-made fiber produced entirely without chemicals.

“It feels like silk and it doesn’t smell — you can wash it just like anything else,” Domaske told Reuters.

“We have developed an all-natural fiber consisting of a very high concentration of casein, with a few other natural ingredients — and in only two years,” the former microbiology student Domaske said.

The casein is extracted from dried milk powder and then heated up in a type of meat-mincing machine with other natural ingredients. The fiber comes out in strands and is then spun into yarn on a spinning machine.

Domaske said it would take about 6 liters of milk to produce an entire dress, which costs about 150 euros($199) to 200 euros.

What Anke Domaske appears to fail to realise is milk is the source of one of the world’s biggest environmental problems. Cows are known to produce more carbon dioxide than cars.

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Photos courtesy of Reuters.

adidas Launches adizero f50 Powered by miCoach

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adidas unveils the intelligent football boot, the adizero f50 powered by miCoach. Soon to be made famous as the ground breaking ‘football boot with a brain’, the 2011 adizero f50 is bringing smart technology to the field of play. Football is faster than ever before and the need for speed has never been greater. miCoach turns the adizero f50 into the ultimate digital training tool by letting you track and upload performance data including speed, maximum speed, number of sprints, distance, distance at high intensity levels and time. The adizero f50 boot includes a cavity in the outsole unit which houses the revolutionary miCoach SPEED_CELL™, capturing 360° movement and measuring key performance metrics including speed, average speed (recorded every second), maximum speed (recorded every five seconds), number of sprints, distance, distance at high intensity levels, steps and stride rates. The on-board memory stores all your measurements during your game or training for up to seven hours and then wirelessly transmits the on pitch performance data to your tablet, PC or MAC. Available material includes stills of the boot, Lionel Messi, miCoach SPEED_CELL™, Sprintframe technology as well as beauty shots of the adizero f50 miCoach.

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Kenzo Clothing by Carol & Humberto

Kenzo Takada was born in Kyoto, in the Hyogo region of Southern Japan in 1940. He opened his first boutique called “Jungle Jap” selling loose casual clothes in 1971. In 1975 Kenzo’s first collections were shown in Tokyo. The Kenzo brand is known for its unique and innovative style.

TWOTHIRDS Clothing A/W 2011

TWOTHIRDS was established in San Sebastian, heart of the Basque Country, in the year 2010. Its founders started a surf-inspired street label to be set apart from others. A brand that stands for pure design, high quality sustainable fabrics and a deep connection to the ocean.