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Bastong - outstanding outerwear

Korean brand Bastong was established in 2011. The company started as non-seasonal brand focusing on outerwear but has nowadays expanded their range to cover full range of clothing and accessories. Today taking a bit closer look of the brand and their selection for the season. I came across Bastong for the first time in June 2013 as I walked through their booth at Pitti Uomo. At that time they had five overcoats to present, nothing more. But those five jackets were right on point and the selection seemed to be perfectly deliberated. As mentioned, Bastong considered and still considers itself as a "non-seasonal" brand. What that means is the company focuses on certain garments which they offer year round. But they do not produce...

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BEAMS fall and winter 2015

After yesterday's take on the seasonal collection of Drake's London another look book and dose of inspiration for the week, this time from Asia. Japanese brand and retailer BEAMS - one of the most interesting names in terms of menswear - a while ago released multiple different look books or catalogues for this season and pictures below have been taken from one them, named "in The style" which features mostly tailored garments together with some a bit more casual and relaxed elements. If you're not yet familiar with BEAMS, to put it shortly, it is a Japan-based retailer that was founded in 1976 and has since expanded into one of the biggest Japanese clothing retailers. The company offers multiple different lines...

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