Sunday, January 23, 2011

The Best of Junya Watanabe, Paris


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  1. S

    January 23, 2011 at 9:09 am

    Love the stitch detail on the pants in the last two photos.

  2. Beautycountry

    January 23, 2011 at 9:09 am



  3. Jenni Austria Germany

    January 23, 2011 at 9:09 am


  4. Rainbowing

    January 23, 2011 at 9:10 am

    Wow what a great collection of shots and clothes! They all look amazing, my fave is definitely the first one!

  5. Suk-hwan

    January 23, 2011 at 9:11 am

    Nice looking outers.

  6. Anonymous

    January 23, 2011 at 9:12 am

    The 2nd blazer is good !

  7. The Descriptionist

    January 23, 2011 at 9:12 am

    wondering about fabrics…

  8. mademoiselleandcomag

    January 23, 2011 at 9:12 am

  9. Inés Cruz

    January 23, 2011 at 9:15 am

    In the first pictures the jackets look pretty cool and original. I can see the guys beeing able to wear them all the time, since they are both elegant and sporty. Perfect for jeans, perfect for more business casual outfits!!


  10. Jordana @ White Cabana

    January 23, 2011 at 9:15 am

    Love to see desert boots on the runway.

  11. elizar33

    January 23, 2011 at 9:17 am

    These looks are amazing!

    The fair isle print blazer, the perfect length of the pants and how it was tapered!!!

  12. Snows

    January 23, 2011 at 9:19 am

    I absolutely love the first one!!! The hair colour and the jumper, are wonderful!

  13. tainz

    January 23, 2011 at 9:20 am

    3rd photo: holy mustache!

  14. Fashion Nerd

    January 23, 2011 at 9:20 am

    I looove the blazers.

    Fashion Nerd

  15. Kowang

    January 23, 2011 at 9:21 am

    these are simply handsome.

  16. Anders

    January 23, 2011 at 9:25 am

    Holy crap! Those Blazers are amazing!!!

  17. MEO

    January 23, 2011 at 9:28 am

    Junya Watanabe … is always very interesting

  18. Janniche

    January 23, 2011 at 9:36 am

    The first ones looks very Norwegian!:)
    ;Greetings from a norwegian girl -
    Duse Pasteller

  19. J U D I T

    January 23, 2011 at 9:37 am

    I absolutely loved this collection, all the jackets look awesome!

    Hugs :)

  20. Sabrina

    January 23, 2011 at 9:39 am

    I love the jackets!but in general i like so much the style of the maison!
    so special so different..

  21. Anonymous

    January 23, 2011 at 9:41 am

    That last pair of denims is absolutely atrocious. Otherwise, I really enjoy the rest.

  22. on the roof

    January 23, 2011 at 9:44 am

    Jackets are really cute but I don't get this think with socks…
    I don't like it.

  23. Anonymous

    January 23, 2011 at 9:48 am

    Great pockets, love the shortish pants. Love all the texture and hoods, and it all looks very well constructed.

    I'm not quite ready for another round of cargo jeans (last picture).

  24. thecityruler

    January 23, 2011 at 9:51 am

    simply amazing! but u saw me in front of versace wearing same and with same moustaches! :)

  25. Anonymous

    January 23, 2011 at 9:55 am

    those blazers are beyond cool!

  26. Anonymous

    January 23, 2011 at 10:09 am

    Oh my. The looks on the faces all seem to be saying, "honestly I know this sweater looks silly…I do."

  27. Kathleen

    January 23, 2011 at 10:12 am

    Sweater lapels! Love it!

    And couldn't this change the reputation of "Christmas sweaters" forever?!

  28. fashioneggpplant

    January 23, 2011 at 10:14 am

    love the sweater/blazers, but carpenter pants for men? they're back?

  29. Anonymous

    January 23, 2011 at 10:16 am


  30. Ururu Kaigo

    January 23, 2011 at 10:18 am

    LOVE the gray jacket!!!

  31. coco

    January 23, 2011 at 10:35 am

    pic #2 = ♥

  32. KatyE.

    January 23, 2011 at 10:40 am

    Such fun to see Scandinavian Sweater styles still going strong on the catwalks! Love how "our" sweaters are turned into blazers.

  33. Aramis

    January 23, 2011 at 10:43 am

    I love your work. Its just so…there in the moment. Your probably wondering how I ran across your blog, but I thank Intel and their visual life project that their advertising on youtube that I found you. You happened to be on the spotlight and I clicked your video and that really was an eye opener. In all honesty, I would be honored to be taught photography from someone with such a outlook on the world and the internet.

  34. Anonymous

    January 23, 2011 at 10:45 am

    I think this is just the best collection of the season -

  35. comme fraiche

    January 23, 2011 at 10:45 am

    the clothes here looking quite casual showing many shades of red, I like what you've shown as Junya has mixed it up once again

  36. Robby Cress

    January 23, 2011 at 10:48 am

    I Love the sweaters at the top. The colors, cut, and collars are fantastic! I want one of each.

  37. Vinda Sonata

    January 23, 2011 at 10:49 am

    oh, those are very nice. the first one, especially. the styles have such great modern japanese feel to them
    i love junya watanabe's designs. he's very original !

  38. Ugne

    January 23, 2011 at 10:52 am

    Very nice photos.

  39. elena-anna

    January 23, 2011 at 10:53 am

    love your blog , it's really something.

  40. Monika

    January 23, 2011 at 10:57 am

    first 4 photos&designs = AMAZING!

  41. jimjims

    January 23, 2011 at 11:00 am

    Really digging the second half of these tops.

    The last one, not so much.

    So hard to get creative nowadays.

    Love the stuff he did with comme de garcons.


  42. Ruhvana and Flanelli

    January 23, 2011 at 11:04 am

    Knitwear in a new way. I always get exited when I see knit reinvented. So lovely


  43. CassandraMortmain

    January 23, 2011 at 11:15 am

    Wow, he's totally ripped off the Norwegian selbu rose pattern for the jackets on pic 1 and 3.

  44. Anonymous

    January 23, 2011 at 11:16 am

    Last summer on the 2 train I asked a young guy why he wore his pants so low that I could see his underwear (I asked several guys on trains about this over the course of the summer). His answer was that it was just a trend he was following. We talked a little about trends before he got off the train.

    I was wearing jeans that had shrunk up just above the ankles. And while that had been a complete accident, I told him that I was bringing floods back and to prepare to see them by next year.

    And look what I've done!

  45. Stylison

    January 23, 2011 at 11:18 am

    it will be cool when guys start wearing knits like these!


  46. Alex

    January 23, 2011 at 11:21 am

    It still says winter without screaming it. Love the 3rd & 4th blazers.

  47. VIRGO

    January 23, 2011 at 11:33 am

    this scruff is depressing!

  48. Vasilieva

    January 23, 2011 at 11:33 am

    absolutely awesome scandinavian patterns

  49. Jordan

    January 23, 2011 at 12:00 pm

    The fifth jacket could totally be worn on on the street by any man with a fashion sense, defs my favorite peice

  50. Olya Nikol Pishcheva

    January 23, 2011 at 12:03 pm

    Adorable. I'm totally in love. ~ xoxo Diamond Cat

  51. choicesmultiple

    January 23, 2011 at 12:10 pm

    Great coats!

  52. The student's guide to affordable luxury

    January 23, 2011 at 12:19 pm

    The blazers are great! My personal favourite is the second last photo. The fabrics and the colours looks really nice together.

  53. BrittanButterfly

    January 23, 2011 at 12:19 pm

    oh goodness, how much do I love the sweater blazers! they are amazing, I want one for me!

  54. The Red Umbrella

    January 23, 2011 at 12:24 pm

    Holy Christmas sweater!

  55. off fashion ave.

    January 23, 2011 at 12:26 pm


  56. Beatrice Barkholz

    January 23, 2011 at 12:28 pm

    wow…love the mix of blazer and cardigan…looks super cozy and perfect for the season!!! Great shots

  57. Hadley Gets Crafty

    January 23, 2011 at 12:28 pm

    I love the clothes, but even more than the clothes, I love their hair. That turn of the century uber long on top thing is really great.

  58. Sabina

    January 23, 2011 at 12:33 pm

    I absolutely love these sweater jackets, and that one guy's retro 'stache. There's something about these guys that reminds me of Dr. Who. Great pics!

  59. Anonymous

    January 23, 2011 at 12:34 pm

    Oh! I like a little levity with my morning coffee!

    Funniest things ever!

  60. Anonymous

    January 23, 2011 at 12:41 pm

    All together now:

    I'm a lumberjack and I'm okay

    I like to dress up in…

  61. Mary Beth at ✄ Yarn U ✄ iPhone app

    January 23, 2011 at 12:49 pm

    I love the fair isle prints on the guys. It's such a fresh yet retro look. I'd love to see it move off the runway into real life…something I could see happening in New York City but probably not Chicago. But a fashionable girl can dream!

  62. AP23

    January 23, 2011 at 12:52 pm

    Red hair is supposed to be big on Berlin Fashion Week this year…
    ♠ ♠ ♠

  63. stumpette

    January 23, 2011 at 12:54 pm

    Its as if these men came walking out of my coffee shop. Come to Portland, OR Scott!

  64. Danique

    January 23, 2011 at 1:00 pm

    This is absolutely amazing!
    I really love these Scandinavian cardigans.
    Right now I wish I was a man hihi

  65. Anonymous

    January 23, 2011 at 1:06 pm

    Um, painter pants are back? Hmm. I like the sweaters, they point to a new direction in men's fashion, less stuffy. I also like the short styles of pants this season.

  66. Anonymous

    January 23, 2011 at 1:08 pm

    Anybody else surprised/distracted (in a good way) by the facial expressions? So much more there than you usually see…apologetic, wry, distraught, sheepish…I love this!

  67. Citizens Closet

    January 23, 2011 at 1:12 pm

    I need to bring these jackets to the Midwest:) Looks wonderful!

  68. jack

    January 23, 2011 at 1:21 pm

    hi scott,

    I have always been a big fan, but what happen to street looks? now it just looks like any other high fashion runway blog; I think you have lost your direction!

  69. Anonymous

    January 23, 2011 at 1:24 pm

    really if you can not improve on traditional designs 'ethnic' and work wear designs then don't bother.

  70. Anonymous

    January 23, 2011 at 1:30 pm

    Love the personality of the models & how perfectly fit the costumes are!

  71. Joshua Martens

    January 23, 2011 at 1:32 pm

    Ridiculously cool!

  72. Kira Lilly

    January 23, 2011 at 1:37 pm

    great collection of photos, really cohesive, love the prints on the blazers

    check out my blog:

  73. Aérostat D'or

    January 23, 2011 at 1:38 pm

    I love and want every one of those blazers!!!!

  74. Anonymous

    January 23, 2011 at 1:42 pm

    Typically love this blog, but these are some of the most unhealthy looking men, hard to move beyond that…

  75. Anonymous

    January 23, 2011 at 1:49 pm

    WOW, I love these designs, esp. the faire isle cardigans & sweater jackets – they hark back to the American heritage & tradition…something that I try to hang onto otherwise, I fear we will lose touch with our identity in this fast changing world…rather than spending so much time on our facebooks, twitters, blackberrys, when was the last time you remember sitting down to write a letter to someone you love? When was the last time you wrote in your own personal journal, for no one else to read but for your eyes only so that your memories and thoughts are your own, not to be shared with hundreds of others? When was the last time you called someone on the phone to have a truly meaningful and thoughtful conversation?
    I long for those days…and yet I know we cannot live without all the technology available at demand and instantaneous…

  76. Drew!

    January 23, 2011 at 1:50 pm

    exquisite construction! wow!

  77. Ru

    January 23, 2011 at 1:53 pm

    love third pic, bit of Van Gogh goin on there, :)

  78. katrina kay

    January 23, 2011 at 1:57 pm

    such an interesting take on the winter sweater prints..

  79. VicissitudiniLombarde

    January 23, 2011 at 2:02 pm

    Great photos as usual!


  80. Davidabl

    January 23, 2011 at 2:03 pm

    I'm not enough of a fashionista to be
    able to say much of anything about most "runway wear" but when I see
    faux workwear fashions they generally
    seem pretty lame to me. I guess the
    traditionality and almost unconscious design of most workwear doesn't mix
    well with the hyper consciousness and "novelty-is-everything" of most
    runway wear.Stuff that isn't worn in real time by real people….

  81. sam

    January 23, 2011 at 2:11 pm

    Sweater blazers? Awesome. I'm not crazy about the slightly-too-short sleeves combined with the short pants. I love the short pants – the brown shoes deserve them – but the sleeves just look off to me and would be even more wrong on a bike (or most anything involving movement).

  82. Lost in Provence

    January 23, 2011 at 2:12 pm

    Those faces! Such expressions! As softly romantic as the clothes–but I loved the addition of "L'Equipe"–France's sports paper–interesting…

    And hooray for red-heads! We need all of the support we can get in life. :)

  83. Anonymous

    January 23, 2011 at 2:23 pm

    Very amusing. This collection has brought a smile to my face. The first few photos of the take on the fair aisle sweaters was especially ingenious.

  84. hillaryp

    January 23, 2011 at 2:34 pm

    I'm a girl and I think this is perfection. I can picture guys I know looking amazing in all of these pieces. :)

  85. CW

    January 23, 2011 at 2:53 pm

    I have nothing complimentary to say about the clothes.

    1. My wife has a cardigan version (c. 1980s) of the top photo's jacket.

    2. The jeans in the bottom photo are styling rip-offs of Carhartt, Walls and OshKosh.

    3. None of the models look happy or proud to be in these duds. If the people paid to present the clothes do not look happy about it, you know they think that these are marketplace-losers.

    4. Whoever styled the head of the mustached man should lose their barber/beautician license. Not only does the style detract from the model's face, but it also detracts from the clothing presented.

    5. The Fair Isle patterning across the jackets does not work for me. The closest to successful is the one in the second photo. It may have been better if there would not have been the repetition of the white diamond/red background patch at the bottom of the jacket. After that, if the fourth one would have lost the velvet patch pockets and kept besom/flap pockets, that might have worked.

    6. In photo 4 and photo 8 – this was Paris, not Brisbane. Nice shoes.


  86. Pepa Xavier

    January 23, 2011 at 2:54 pm

    GREAT patterns! J'adore!

  87. mode

    January 23, 2011 at 2:57 pm

    Nice indeed! keep it up!

  88. matchalove

    January 23, 2011 at 2:59 pm

    Junya Watanabe too awesome. Love the prints on the blazers.

  89. Susanna

    January 23, 2011 at 3:03 pm

    "Oh my. The looks on the faces all seem to be saying, "honestly I know this sweater looks silly…I do.""

    I agree! Great photos, as ever, but I do think the clothes look silly.

  90. Liv

    January 23, 2011 at 3:04 pm

    Pure Harajuku style!

  91. Anonymous

    January 23, 2011 at 3:06 pm

    Fun, practical, something new, I just love it!

  92. Simon

    January 23, 2011 at 3:06 pm

    I really like the knitted jackets with the alpine patterns. New and hard to work out such a good fit. I also like the material mixes on the jackets / coats. Nice pictures.

  93. moiquisuis

    January 23, 2011 at 3:11 pm

    great blazers, but i'm not sure i like the plaid/hat/logger look – more into the ski bum attitude!

  94. Stacey H

    January 23, 2011 at 3:12 pm

    I thought the expressions were interesting too.

    I love photo #6.

  95. Anonymous

    January 23, 2011 at 3:21 pm

    hiiiiiiiipsterrrrrrrrrr . . .

  96. sydandpia

    January 23, 2011 at 3:24 pm

    Great usage of fair isle on blazers, they totally look amazing!

  97. Maryanne

    January 23, 2011 at 3:24 pm

    fair isle sweater jackets…
    what a novel idea!

  98. Sam Morris

    January 23, 2011 at 3:31 pm

    It looks very much like the designer has been influenced by The Satorialist !! very 'street' ✯

  99. Catchingup

    January 23, 2011 at 3:34 pm

    I pretty much can't stand any of this. Way too feminine-looking — I like a man to look the part — masculine, but put together well.

  100. amy w - over and under

    January 23, 2011 at 3:51 pm

    Love this collection, especially the fair isle blazer

  101. Sophie Mhabille

    January 23, 2011 at 4:34 pm

    Oh my God!, i am in love with those Jacquard Jacquets, amazing, so fresh <3

  102. Nena Nadine

    January 23, 2011 at 4:40 pm

    Hurray for Male Ginger Models

  103. Anonymous

    January 23, 2011 at 5:03 pm

    I really don't like it. Cargo jeans with sweater blazers? I don't like it at all.

  104. Anonymous

    January 23, 2011 at 5:09 pm

    Boring…and somehow a little bit pretentious?

  105. Lu

    January 23, 2011 at 5:12 pm

    those blazers are the kind of clothes you will steal from your boyfriend

  106. Wondering Woman

    January 23, 2011 at 5:12 pm

    When you try this hard for a cool look what happens is ridiculous instead.

  107. linnah

    January 23, 2011 at 5:28 pm

    I don't know exactly how I feel about these. They all were definitely unique and original.

    I loved the look of the mustachioed model. Some of the jackets and pants were quite nice. Not too keen on the short pants, tho.

  108. The Ataraxian

    January 23, 2011 at 5:31 pm

    For Photo's 1-4 It's like someone reached into my head and pulled out a perfect outfits. I would sell my sister down the Nile for that Shawl red Blazer and suede Sandwich pointers.!/TheAtaraxian

  109. Anonymous

    January 23, 2011 at 5:57 pm

    Photo's, as always, are impeccable.
    As far as design, I love the idea!!
    The coats are particularly great.
    But the blazers??? Each one has details that seem off
    Arm length, shoulder placement, front pockets.
    …maybe that was the point??

  110. Anonymous

    January 23, 2011 at 6:05 pm

    They are all so pale and thin.
    Couldn't fall in love with them.
    Do you think they have male presence ?

  111. Ru

    January 23, 2011 at 6:06 pm

    for all the englanders out there… this stuff is bang on trend, but you could pick most of it up from primark for under a tenner. just sayin. :)

  112. chad

    January 23, 2011 at 6:06 pm

    i will never understand fashion.

  113. fab

    January 23, 2011 at 6:12 pm

    I don't see why this is so good. The patterns, apart from the first, look cheap and the colours are boring. All the other pieces have boring colours as well and some of the outfits are just plain ugly. The lumberjack coat has a hideous colourscheme and the jeans in the last picture look like 5 dollar skaterjeans. I mean, I know Junya made this, but that doesn't make it good. The only thing I really liked was the third guys hair.

  114. Yajaira

    January 23, 2011 at 6:44 pm

    love these blazers!

  115. Anonymous

    January 23, 2011 at 7:04 pm

    Oh no, more endorsement of the boat shoe. I get a fright every time I see them on a hipster. Some things can become cool, but surely not the boat shoe. I like the concept of the fair isle sweater as a blazer but not the reality! too contrived for me.

  116. FH

    January 23, 2011 at 7:31 pm

    Lovely collection :)


  117. knox

    January 23, 2011 at 7:49 pm

    oh great designs

  118. pefblog

    January 23, 2011 at 7:50 pm

    Terrible sweaters/jackets(???) 5th photo – clinically depressed about the show! 6th -OK; 7th – Elmer Fudd chasing the wascally rabbit; 8th – Where's the fire? 9th – painter's pants…very expensive painter's paints. Why we could just go to Walmart..
    I love you…the show, not so much!!!

  119. Raquel

    January 23, 2011 at 8:59 pm

    I like the knit winter sweater pattern incorporated into blazers & jackets. Very nice!

  120. Anonymous

    January 23, 2011 at 9:14 pm

    I had to keep looking at the most recent entry (the one after) in order to not throw up at the looks of these pansy-men in grannie sweaters. With the exception of the first one (gag), I could possibly to learn to like the sweater-blazer, but I can't help but to wonder what instructions those models were given other than: "look as goofy as you possibly can."

    Interesting entry though!!

  121. Anonymous

    January 23, 2011 at 9:42 pm

    Conan O'Brien looks great in here lol

  122. The Hype Around...

    January 23, 2011 at 9:43 pm

    A great grab from the past!

    Structured sweaters just like my father used to wear way back in the day. This a very noticeable nod to the elegance that once graced the slopes of Vermont, Aspen and the dens of men everywhere in the 40's.

    Nicely done!

  123. Laurita P

    January 23, 2011 at 9:52 pm

    great photos, these looks are so great. i want to meet a man who dresses this way…

  124. My Heart Blogged

    January 23, 2011 at 9:53 pm

    I really like the polka dot jacket. I wish men used color more widely in the states. The green coat is really nice as well.
    My Heart Blogged

  125. Anonymous

    January 23, 2011 at 10:30 pm

    get off the runway and go on the streets!

  126. Anonymous

    January 23, 2011 at 10:37 pm

    This whole string of photos made me quite ill. Not good.

  127. Dino

    January 23, 2011 at 10:55 pm

    Really nice looking pieces.

    Great photos.

  128. bluegrassginger

    January 23, 2011 at 11:04 pm

    in love with the third photo…


  129. Crisman

    January 23, 2011 at 11:27 pm

    I love these blazers so much but these guys look like Williamsburg residents silently judging the people in the audience. Loose the 'tudes dudes!!!

  130. chandra

    January 24, 2011 at 12:16 am

    Super obsessed with Junya! I love to be hearing his name again….I did a blog post on him last spring, but he seemed under the radar for the last few fashion years. Thanks for giving me some photos to enjoy!

  131. Anonymous

    January 24, 2011 at 12:21 am

    Love the redhead's style, but the clothes sort of exemplify "trying much, much too hard" for me.

  132. Anonymous

    January 24, 2011 at 12:36 am

    This was a great collection.

  133. Shilpi

    January 24, 2011 at 1:00 am

    I'm loving the print here, and that handlebar stache is insane!




    January 24, 2011 at 1:08 am

    what is the wintery pattern on the first few looks called?

    love these!

  135. Julie

    January 24, 2011 at 1:27 am

    Sorry, but these clothes look like they came from Goodwill! Absolutely hideous.

  136. Funny Valentine

    January 24, 2011 at 1:45 am

    These guys need some vitamin D, STAT!

  137. Anna Katharina

    January 24, 2011 at 2:56 am

    I love the collection!!! And your photos are just amazing:D

  138. ignis

    January 24, 2011 at 3:33 am

    It was only a matter of time before they started selling hipster fashion.

    I could go the rest of my life without seeing a big full mustache sans a matching beard on dudes under 35. Picky, picky…

  139. ignis

    January 24, 2011 at 3:40 am

    Ha. Make that 55.

  140. @unChCh

    January 24, 2011 at 4:37 am


  141. Anonymous

    January 24, 2011 at 5:02 am

    OMG the second one is the man of my dreams!!!!!


    January 24, 2011 at 6:02 am

    great collection

  143. Fanny

    January 24, 2011 at 6:45 am

    It's very smart to turn the runway into a street, and to feature typical things such as l'Equipe or parisian public benches. It brings fashion and people (or what is supposed to be a typical man…) closer. Indeed, the influence street style is striking here.

  144. [email protected]

    January 24, 2011 at 6:56 am

    Love the collection!

  145. buero falk

    January 24, 2011 at 7:11 am

    love the look with the newspaper and the desert boots. very effordless. and the safety strip. never seen a safety strip being so stylish. bravo

  146. rachel

    January 24, 2011 at 7:54 am

    these clothes would have looked better on actual japanese guys. i'm sorry, but i just don't think caucasians can pull off japanese styles – they lack the flaire and the originality that japanese guys have when picking out and wearing clothes.

  147. Monika

    January 24, 2011 at 8:15 am

    Does anyone know what is the name of that redhead model with mustache? From picture number 3? He is interesting looking individual.

  148. youlook

    January 24, 2011 at 8:29 am

    I like the attitude of it overall, but the model in the t5th pic looks like he'd rather be elsewhere, and rather forlorn and worse for wear…. not a model look I am inspired by. And I rarely go "ew."

  149. Anonymous

    January 24, 2011 at 8:56 am

    Wow! The use of the Fair Isle pattern is intriguing!

  150. dimitri

    January 24, 2011 at 8:58 am

    It's really beautiful. Nice photos. It's a great collection.

  151. Mr. D

    January 24, 2011 at 9:29 am

    I live in Tokyo and am a big guy and can only accessorize when it comes to CdG and J.Watanabe. Are sizes different in say, Paris/NYC? Or is everything made to suit waifs? Anyone knows?

  152. Anonymous

    January 24, 2011 at 10:03 am

    i love the blazer!! really nice, i love all this outfit

  153. Anonymous

    January 24, 2011 at 10:51 am

    talk about a pull from the Bay Area aesthetic. This has oakland written all over it


    January 24, 2011 at 11:14 am

    I get the look but really not my style. Love the all brown though.

  155. Celia

    January 24, 2011 at 12:47 pm

    LOVE it. Fairisle sweaters as blazers, brilliant! Plus, those guys look adorable.

  156. Dustyflint

    January 24, 2011 at 1:01 pm

    These are wonderful jackets!

  157. Deborah N.

    January 24, 2011 at 1:29 pm

    I like to think this is what my Swedish Grandfather looked like when he was young!!!

  158. Jennifer Marie Barberio

    January 24, 2011 at 1:42 pm

    Love the shoes in the last pic.. what kind are they?

  159. Anonymous

    January 24, 2011 at 1:54 pm

    some of this looks good. most looks clown-like.

  160. Kat

    January 24, 2011 at 2:59 pm

    Re: last photo

    Carpenter jeans are back? Please, God… no. I love everything else, though! Those sweater/blazers are fantastic.

  161. Anonymous

    January 24, 2011 at 3:01 pm

    Okay, those sweaters just look ridiculous. And some of those haircuts! I'd be embarassed to go out with any guy that looked like them. C'mon people, let's get real here.

  162. erin nutsugar

    January 24, 2011 at 3:07 pm

    GREAT models. and a great collection, of course, but the models just really stood out to me. they have the perfect look for this line

  163. Steph

    January 24, 2011 at 3:13 pm

    CW – I totally agree with you – the minute I saw these I thought about my navy LL Bean Norwegian sweater from the mid 80s! In fact, just bought a vintage one on ebay.

    Still like it – nice to see it making a comeback in a reinterpreted way.

  164. Marie-Aimée

    January 24, 2011 at 3:32 pm

    I am loooving the blazers/sweaters! Awesome

  165. Anonymous

    January 24, 2011 at 3:57 pm

    Beautiful boys – more please.

  166. Lauren

    January 24, 2011 at 3:59 pm

    I like those sweaters at the beginning. I've seen some for women that look similar at H & M.


  167. Anonymous

    January 24, 2011 at 4:07 pm

    Nerdy Chic!

    This is something I always love.

    However, the models are a little blase and really distract from the craftsmanship of the clothes.

  168. Joanne Cox

    January 24, 2011 at 4:09 pm

  169. Anonymous

    January 24, 2011 at 4:11 pm

    carpenter jeans? really???

  170. Anonymous

    January 24, 2011 at 5:04 pm

    Good looking men, but I didn't realize heroin chic was back in. I suppose it's always in, in Paris.

  171. Gwendolyn Little

    January 24, 2011 at 8:37 pm

    these are perfection..the comfort of a sweater in the sophistication of a blazer…

  172. hechoayer

    January 24, 2011 at 11:17 pm

    This looks wonderful and exciting! Nice jackets and cardigans! :)

  173. Anonymous

    January 25, 2011 at 12:05 am

    I have never said this before, but I'm not a fan of this shoot in terms of the style, not the quality of the photos. The photo with the red headed guy who buttoned the bottom button of his blazer is just embarrassing!

  174. Summer

    January 25, 2011 at 12:59 am

    I love these blazers!
    It's very creative!
    I love JW shows too!
    To make blazers out of knit and look at those patterns in blazers! Those patterns only can keep me warm during the winter! wow!
    Just Amazing!!

  175. JNC

    January 25, 2011 at 2:19 am

    It's good, but it just looks like what every hipster boy I know wears. Nothing new. Still like it though.

  176. Anonymous

    January 25, 2011 at 3:15 am

    Yeaahh! Old Norwegian sweater patterns in blazers! How strange, and yet really, really cool!

  177. andrew

    January 25, 2011 at 4:04 am

    Denim looks like Mister Freedom!? Fresh look!

  178. cip

    January 25, 2011 at 4:10 am

    those first three jackets – amazing!

  179. Joanna Paulsen

    January 25, 2011 at 4:40 am

    Sweaters like blazers! Love!

  180. Pip

    January 25, 2011 at 5:37 am

    oh come on… you must be kidding, its awful, I CANNOT be the only person who thinks this…

  181. MTX

    January 25, 2011 at 6:00 am


  182. Gabitza

    January 25, 2011 at 6:22 am

    Finally some pure creation!

  183. bampitt

    January 25, 2011 at 6:51 am

    I love the shoes in the last picture and I love the look in the first picture. What's with all the models looking hung over?

  184. Anonymous

    January 25, 2011 at 7:02 am


  185. Anonymous

    January 25, 2011 at 9:36 am

    Two words for the one with the hat:

  186. Anonymous

    January 25, 2011 at 11:35 am

    "water in the basement" fashionable again, sacre bleu :/

  187. l i t t l e d o l l

    January 25, 2011 at 12:05 pm

    I really LOVE the prints blazers, especially the second one. it’s wonderful!

  188. Miriam Parkman

    January 25, 2011 at 3:23 pm

    It doesen't happen often, but sometimes new takes on old classics really work. Like this time!
    I love the knitted blazers, and the Brokeback Mountain/lumberjack-style along with it can never get ugly. Personally, I like the first and third picture best. The model on the third picture made me gasp! Haha.
    I can see this collection in all swedish fashion magazines, and definately on the streets of Stockholm…

  189. istanbulfashionaddict

    January 25, 2011 at 3:30 pm

    not a big fan of colours.I love jil sander for menswear.

  190. Anonymous

    January 25, 2011 at 3:53 pm

    Pip, you are not alone. Those Norweigan sweater jackets are truly appalling. Maybe its a age thing, but OMG. I'm having flashbacks to high school in '75.

  191. Isi

    January 25, 2011 at 6:33 pm

    it's great the way Junya Watanabe took the concept of sweaters and turned them into blazer's awesome!

  192. Anonymous

    January 25, 2011 at 7:05 pm

    this is all i've ever wanted, and i like how easily i can imagine people wearing this stuff on the streets

  193. Anonymous

    January 25, 2011 at 7:07 pm

    Great clothes, great shots! But the poor models all look so ill/exhausted/dirty — ugh… )-:

  194. Bobby-O

    January 26, 2011 at 12:18 pm

    So I guess I'm the only one who thought those were some ugly ugly jackets and absurd high water pants.

  195. copperetiquette

    January 26, 2011 at 1:11 pm

    Pure perfection, the models remind me of the movie Diary of Anne Frank.

  196. Beth

    January 26, 2011 at 2:48 pm

    If one wants to see this exact type of fashion or meet one of these frail hipster vegan boys with curious facial hair, come to my Whole Foods in Chicago. The employees are dead ringers!

  197. Marissa Tombs

    January 26, 2011 at 4:22 pm

    True words, Beth. Come to Montreal and you'll find hundreds of these boys in art school studios and underground loft parties. What's new, Junya?

  198. Black Cat Vintage

    January 27, 2011 at 12:22 am

    I love these fair isle jackets

  199. Yoli

    January 27, 2011 at 12:28 am

    The clothes are forgettable, the models stand out like characters from a movie. The one with the wild look and the red headed one with the mustache–brilliant.

  200. anita b.

    January 27, 2011 at 1:36 am

    it looks like junya went through crispin glover's closet.

  201. Anonymous

    January 27, 2011 at 7:12 am

    fair isle knits NEVER looked so good!

  202. nancy

    January 27, 2011 at 7:45 am

    Drop dead collection; who else could make L.L. Bean and the quintessential 'ugly' holiday sweater look so right now? And the models….yummy

  203. TTT

    January 27, 2011 at 10:07 am

    Junya is so wearable and so bang on trend for the UK especially right now! The use of knitwear as tailoring is great and although some pieces are a little radicle you guys need to remember that these are catwalk pieces! Saying that the use of raw denim, deck shoes, chukka suede boots, carpenter jeans and penny collar gingham is so wearable for the majority now!
    Have you any pic's of the Dries show to put up?

  204. Loukia

    January 27, 2011 at 10:34 am

    beautiful outfits and pretty handsome boys

  205. Anonymous

    January 27, 2011 at 8:14 pm

    not feelin this

  206. wearable

    January 28, 2011 at 10:09 am

    Beautifull Collection.

  207. Heather

    January 28, 2011 at 3:31 pm

    I think I have seen all of these guys in Williamsburg, Brooklyn :)

  208. Cliff

    January 29, 2011 at 2:06 pm

    This collection could set up shop in Williamsburg and would probably do very well (aside from the hipsters not really having any money).

  209. Samwise

    January 31, 2011 at 12:14 am

    I love the shoes, chunky is good, like the micro dot on the socks too.

    The jeans however are the same as early 2000s skateboarder jeans, not my taste.

  210. Laura

    January 31, 2011 at 9:17 pm

    I'm sorry, but yuk! No! not sweaters and flood pants! Not one of these men looked good! yikes! What are you trying to sell?!

  211. Haberdash for Humanity

    February 1, 2011 at 12:48 am

    Some of the freshest men's fashion I've seen in a long time.

  212. Donna

    February 1, 2011 at 10:50 am

    love, love the mix of wool pattern with the fatigue jkt! pls make a wmn version

  213. Anonymous

    February 4, 2011 at 8:58 am

    I love cute patten and nice shoes!

  214. Krocagator

    February 11, 2011 at 11:42 pm

    The lighting…tragedy.

  215. elaine

    February 21, 2011 at 9:43 pm

    favorite part? The shirts. variety, style, flare, and very very interesting.

  216. Anonymous

    February 23, 2011 at 7:02 am

    Wouldn't every man in the world want one of these sweaters or jackets?

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