Originally Posted by JilSlander
Daiki stated SS13 is his interpretation of surfwear (he's an avid surfer).
Obviously, you're going to get some more EG-styled pieces that are consistent, through and through.
Well, he might be described as "avid", but he picked up surfing only fairly recently. Don't mean to burst everyones bubble here, but whoever thinks real surfers wear this kind of clothing is deluding themselves. I surf, spent the most part of January on the north shore and have been to Teahupo'o a couple of times, but have never seen any serious surfer dress up "like a surfer", and definitely not like Bozo the Clown in ostentatious floral patterned little blazers.
What I have seen there, though, are Japanese tourists who were dressed to the nines in "surfer gear" to play with their boogie boards on the beach, but never actually enter the water. So it's clear that EG isn't aiming at getting real surfers to buy this stuff. It is aimed at their usual clientele of "Size XS" Fairy Boys prancing up and down the back alleys of Setagaya, pretending to be weatherworn men until the next "theme" comes around the corner.
Hey, I'm not saying it is bad to have a broad collection, but let's keep it real a bit and not delude ourselves that the pretentious aspect of EG hasn't become stronger over the years, almost replacing the original idea of well-made Americana.