Sunday, July 24, 2011

#1939 ACNE's kitschy, incorrectly-labelled tourist sweaters are all kinds of awesome

Photos: The Fashionisto

Due in no small part to budgetary constraints (and the fact that my daily wardrobe is ascetic to say the least), I don't often watch the menswear shows and think, 'I am going to get me one of those shirts, suits or Hermes emerald green suede henley tees.' However, when a friend showed me ACNE's postcard sweaters from the Fall 2011 collection, I decided that in this case, the forbidden fruit must be tasted. I'm obsessed. It's a combination of the navy blue, maroon and grey marle colourways; the slim, cropped shape; and the amazingly kitschy, incorrectly-labelled tourist prints. I might even go so far as to get two – blue and maroon. Speaking of which, AS Colour are about to release a new navy box crew and a new maroon tee shirt, so Katherine and I are currently locked in ruthless negotiations over releasing a limited edition print run of THUGGED OUT SINCE CUB SCOUTS sweaters and tees. Holla! Keep an eye out.




Side note: This full length duffel coat from the same collection is also awesome.

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8 comments:

Ramesh said...

Reminiscent of that old film, 'Kentucky Fried Movie.' This contains a spoof martial arts mini-film titled, 'A Fistful of Yen,' which starts off with the title 'Hong Kong' and then pans along a harbour aerial shot terminating at the Statue of Liberty. Then it has the villain saying to a CIA spy, 'We won't torture you to get you talking; I'll send you to Detroit instead.'

isaaclikes said...

Good news for Kiwis – Zambesi is going to be stocking the men's collection as of Fall next year. Holla!

Katherine said...

Hey I totally saw these sweaters on this really awesome blog, like, a few weeks ago. 

Navy or Maroon for me pls. 

Micheal M said...

I really want to see those shirts as well, so crisp! Why do Swedes have to be effortlessly cool all the time

bob harris said...

So cargo pants are whack but these aren't?? are you serious?

fashion westie said...

You'd also need those shoes to fully realise the look!

fashion westie said...

PS I fully had to google ascetic.

Leah said...

Please please please do a reprint! Def in navy. Will change my life.