This week’s Wellgosh Wears combines some of the finest Japanese streetwear brands, with Japanese-inspired designs and materials to create a relaxed, premium outfit that’ll make an impact whilst being casual enough to wear every day. American subculture enthusiasts Wacko Maria supply the versatile “Type-1” six-panel cap with a cotton-rich construction, displaying a rich red embroidered “Paradise Tokyo” motif to the crown, a slogan used frequently as one of the brand’s many aliases. This timeless cap can be easily styled into most outfits, with an adjustable snap fastening to the rear for the perfect fit. A bright orange overshirt from ex Stone Island and C.P. Company designers Alessandro Pungetti and Paul Harvey’s brand Ten C provides a techy, casual look crafted from a unique polyamide construction also known as OJJ (original Japanese jersey) with a flat collar, a chunky zip fastening, dual side pockets and a large asymmetric chest pocket with a button fastening. This contemporary piece looks great as a standalone outer shell or layered over your favourite hoodie. A luxurious graphic tee from Tokyo-based design collective Wonder Wonker Guerrilla Band’s clothing brand, Sasquatchfabrix, provides an eye-catching base layer, with a specially dyed and printed chest graphic showcasing the brand’s love of fringe art and graffiti culture. This pure cotton t-shirt has a boxy fit and is ideal for year-round wear.
This week’s bottoms are supplied by none other than the legendary Nepenthes brand, Needles. The Narrow Track Pant comes in an elegant velour, echoing the retro tracksuits of the 80s and the popularity of the material in early 2000’s hip-hop for a contemporary audience. These tracksuit bottoms have striped panelling on each leg with the embroidered butterfly logo on the left thigh; a look donned by celebrities such as A$AP Rocky and Migos member Offset and more. Two zippered side pockets keep your valuables safe, with a single zippered rear pocket for added storage and an adjustable elasticated waist for the perfect fit. On foot, we see a new silhouette from footwear lifers Birkenstock, whose heritage stretches as far back as 1774 in a humble cobbler’s workshop based in Hesse, Germany. The Kyoto draws inspiration from traditional Japanese sandals, with a suede upper with an adjustable nubuck fastening strap, sitting atop the anatomically designed cork-latex footbed the brand is known for. A durable EVA sole ensures longevity whether worn in or out of the house. Last but by no means least, we see the second hit of Ten C in the shape of a durable, woven tote bag crafted from the brand’s aforementioned technical polyamide with a blend of cotton and polyester. This bag boasts a large zippered fully-lined main pocket, an inverted pleat to the rear, a detachable strap and dual carrying handles. The minimalist design finishes this outfit for a tasteful look, whether you’re on your way to the studio, out for coffee or mooching around on a day off.
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