COMME des GARÇONS SHIRT ASICS Tarther Fall / Winter 2021
Mark: ASICS COMME des GARÇONS SHIRT
Season: Fall / Winter 2021
Release date: Available now
Price: $ 472
To buy: MATCHESFASHION.COM
Editor’s Notes: From Nike to Vans via Salomon, rare are the brands of sneakers that COMME des GARÇONS does not All those special shoes must be exhausting to design, if the latest ASICS from COMME des GARÇONS SHIRT is anything to go by.
Personally, I am a big fan of CdG SHIRT. Over the years, the sub-label has expanded its production beyond basic shirts (a task taken over by CDG SHIRT FOREVER) to include a variety of sturdy workwear and collaborations with artists like KAWS, Futura, Yue. Minjun.
The prices for SHIRT’s in-house designs are solid, especially since much of it is still made in France and the pieces are wearable but not boring. Lots of chore coats, patchwork shirts and high waisted pants in fun colors, a flip suitably LIKE on workwear basics.
After initial alignments with Spalwart and in-house designs, COMME des GARÇONS SHIRT and ASICS dropped their second collaboration last year, a Tarther sneaker and weird slip-on.
This new collaboration focuses again on Tarther, made here in blue or yellow leopard print.
Now look, I like an awesome pattern – Hender Scheme’s faux python pieces are good stuff, and Stüssy knows how to get by with a wacky, wearable accent.
There’s just something about the leopard print that’s really unappealing, though. Maybe these are the sunk associations of the baby boomers – I can only be a little behind the model’s punk leanings.
Admittedly, CdG SHIRT opted for a colorful grip which is almost more camouflage than big cat but I cannot shake the unsavory associations. Too bad the Tarther is a great retro silhouette and the clean white is a good look. I can’t get past the kitsch.
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