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December 2013

Levi Vintage, Edwin or Samurai Jeans

Here’s a question on the Kitmeout forum delving into the question of top notch denim. Worth a butchers:

“Loving the look of these jeans, not had hands on any yet, differences between these, how good are each brand and where best available, I’ve discovered now Levi Vintge are an online or Regent Street purchase, Edwin only seen online but been recommended Interstate and Samurai I got no idea where to find, how good are each what is cut like, being bulky legged I need straight cut without being slim but like a nice dark raw denim finish for a new outfit combination I’m thinking but preferably not needing me to lose another stone to fit them! Throw your opinions of these brands at me, pleasseeee.”

Full thread >

Jimmy Choo the man, not the brand!

There’s been a lot of talk about Jimmy Choo on the Kitmeout forum going back to his days prior to his success when Jimmy Choo ran a back street factory in Hackney, before Hackney was fashionable. Take a butchers:

“this is not exactly true because jimmy choo the actual man did produce men’s footwear. i remember as a really young kid going into his factory off of mare street opposite the old cordwainers college and seeing men’s shoes and i think my uncle bought some for the markets. i’ll ask him when i see him next. ”

Read the full thread about Jimmy Choo the man before Tamara took the brand. Read thread.

Sugarcane Jeans Savings

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Sugarcane Jeans have been one of the most popular topics of conversation on the Kitmeout Fashion Forum, including:


Full thread here

D&G Sizing

There’s been a lot of talk on the Kitmeout forum over the years concerning designer fashion sizing, particularly Italian clothes.

“Does Anyone Else Have A Problem With D&G’s Sizing? Everything Is 2 Or 3 Sizes Smaller Than The Tag. I Ordered A Pair Of Jeans. I am a 33 so I ordered A 34 And They Are Smaller Than My Armani 30 Waist. This Has Happen With D&G Shirts In The Past As Well.”.

Take a butchers at the full thread here

Fashion Diffusion Line

Here’s an interesting thread on the Kitmeout Fashion Forum about Diffusion Lines? Take a butchers:

“diffusion lines can have merit if they are executed correctly. firstly the brand has to make sure they market the diffusion line correctly to their target audience. at the same time they need to make sure they do not alienate their mainline audience or devalue the overall brand. ultimately, the price-point of the diffusion line needs to make sense to the new potential buyer. in the end the diffusion line needs to be very distinct from the mainline yet it must also be clearly related. a difficult and rarely achieved balance.”

Read full thread >

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RMC Martin Ksohoh is an original local brand in Hong Kong, founded in 2002. Directed by Martin Lee Yat Ming, the product design is based on the concept of exquisite embroidery stitching technique on denim garments.

Here’s Dunnymonster rocking RMC

Man Skirts, Twirl into 2014

Over the years there’s been plenty of speculation that “man skirts” would hit the main stream with a whacking right hook. Could 2014 be the year of the man skirt. To quote “The Wales in Union” Haiku: Scotchmen wear dresses, Englishmen Pomposity, Ulsterian green! Perhaps that provides the answer to why men don’t wear skirts.

Take a butchers at a thread from the Kitmeout forum:

“Nope, not even a sarong when I stayed in SE-Asia… Though the dudes there wear sarongs all year round and it fits the climate. Man-skirts as the one on the pic are foul… I mean it’s again back to the discussion about guys wearing their girlfriends clothes to follow a trend… Not cool… ” Read more >

Evisu Jeans resurrected?

There’s been plenty of chatter about Evisu on the Kitmeout forum over the years. Kitmeout was the first official store online to offer Evisu back in 2000. The Evisu brand has been up and down over the years and it looks like the brand is on the up at the moment. Here’s a chat from back in 2007 about Evisu in Europe. Read it here>

“Evisu jeans are marketed by a company called Four Marketing. FM also market / own the license to some brands aswell, the brands include : CP Company, Stone Island, SI Denims, Fake London Genius, Evisu, one of the alexander mcqueen lines………..and some others.”

Duffer St George to KU USA

A discussion including Duffer St George, KU USA, Luke 1977, Momotaro and Ed Hardy.

“yes, duffer had a store in london. he wanted exclusive which i gave him. then he didnt come to our stand one season, so i assumed he was moving on. i then sold to jones in covent garden (now gone). at that point, duffer did not pay me for my last shipment to them.

currently ku is only available in japan and at our store in los angeles. togged also carries some. we make 108 pcs only of everything so we sell out in our markets. i dont feel like building a big manufacturing/shipping company. i want to focus more on interior design and hand crafted items, some of which may be clothing.

ku started the ed hardy brand, and then we licensed it out. ”

Take a butchers at the full thread here >

DJ Campbell, Red Monkey Jeans model

DJ Campbell, the Red Monkey model, is embroiled in a match-fixing allegations. Dudley Junior “D. J.” Campbell, who now plays for Championship side Blackburn, was one of six people arrested on Sunday. Over the years there’s been plenty of chatter about DJ and his association with RMC Red Monkey Company – Take a butchers here >

Here DJ is wearing RMC Jeans and Jhung Yuro trainers and is holding a Paul Smith Football.

Ede & Ravenscroft

Here’s a thread on the Kitmeout Forum worth a butchers: Ede & Ravenscroft

“oldest fashion brand? i know this has been discussed on kitmeout before but could Ede & Ravenscroft be the oldest?

Ede & Ravenscroft, the British tailoring business founded in 1689, has received a fourth royal warrant. For 320 years Ede & Ravenscroft has upheld its reputation as tailors of distinction, commissioning robes for all occasions, including coronations, judiciary and graduation.

The tailor held three royal warrants as robe makers to Queen Elizabeth II, The Duke of Edinburgh and The Prince of Wales however the newest warrant will be incorporated into the existing one from the Queen for tailoring services.

Philip Thomas, director of tailoring at Ede & Ravenscroft said: “We are proud to have been granted a Royal Warrant from Her Majesty the Queen for tailoring and to continue our heritage of providing the highest levels of craftsmanship.”

Thought to be the oldest tailor in the world, Ede and Ravenscroft also offer men’s and women’s attire, such as weekend wear, formal wear, accessories, bespoke and personal tailoring.”

Evisu Jeans No.0

Nice thread here on the forum about Evisu Jeans – take a butchers, visit here >

The Japanese line has 3-4 basic standard lines of denim quality and is denoted by a number on the patch. so No.0, No.1, No.2 and No.3. 0 being the highest in quality and price and 3 being the lowest in quality and price.

No.0 – It’s like a evisu prototype denim, seems very rare/limited and is meant to be more irregular and textured than the no1. Really no one knows much about it.

No.1 – 14.5oz. selvedge and made in japan. high quality and is not pre-shrunk (unsanforised), is slightly darker than no.2.

No.2 -14.5oz selvedge and made in japan. high quality but may be not as dark or seen as good quality as No.1 and is preshrunk (sanforised)

No.3 – mass produced outside of Japan in CHINA. medium grade quality and not selvedge. (sanforised)

Vegan Shoes by NOHARM

NOHARM, the Vegan Shoe brand, which first promoted the link between vegan footwear and the environment is modeled here by Richie Kull. The brand is worth a butchers here at NOHARM.COM

Part of the NOHARM environmental pitch, goes:

“Senior U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization official Henning Steinfeld reported that the meat industry is “one of the most significant contributors to today’s most serious environmental problems.”

Carbon dioxide, methane, and nitrous oxide together cause the vast majority of global warming. Raising animals for food (AND LEATHER) is one of the largest sources of carbon dioxide and the single largest source of both methane and nitrous oxide emissions.”

Compelling proposition!