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post #31 of 68
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I wish this thread was just full of people posting links to Undercover size 4/5 stuff for cheap on Y!J

But in any case I would rather have this S/S 16 jacket then the Vetements jacket

 

wait for AW16 if you're going to go down that route

 

post #32 of 68
Full look (minus shoes) , from the fw 2013 collec. I love these pieces! still wear them a lot today.

post #33 of 68

I've been doing some reading on Undercover for a writing project and came across a couple choice quotes from Jun that I thought I'd share

 

‘In my head, there is always something beautiful and something ugly, which are equal. Simple beauty does not interest me. But ugly does not interest me either’

 

When asked why he covers everything up, Takahashi replied that ‘There was no reason, except to efface all feeling, like a destroyed doll. It was not about bird flu or some deep meaning. It was something aesthetic – I wanted to envelope them…It is not a question of appearances – it is more about a feeling’

post #34 of 68

Can anyone tell me what season this is from and what this particular piece is called? I'm also curious to know how much it would go for. It feels like velvet, has stars embossed (debossed?) all throughout, and the lining print is really interesting. Bought it from ZOZOUsed a couple of weeks ago. Would appreciate any help, thank you!

 

 

 

 

 

post #35 of 68
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New book on Undercover out in June: http://www.amazon.com/Undercover-Jun-Takahashi/dp/0847848108

 

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 "The first comprehensive book on the work of Jun Takahashi of UNDERCOVER, an icon of Harajuku streetwear and the presumptive heir to the heavy mantle of Japanese deconstruction. Takahashi Jun’s fashion is not born out of an excessively intellectualized agenda. While not quite populist, his generative influences are instead romantic—even gothic. A fixture of the Paris collections for more than ten years—plus seventeen uninterrupted seasons in Tokyo prior to that—Takahashi’s life’s work confirms a maturation from self-conscious artifice and rebel pastiche to a steely, withering elegance all his own. Hailing from Gunma Prefecture like his friend NIGO® of *A Bathing Ape®, Takahashi’s long association with the undisputed king of Ura-Harajuku in the early 1990s is now the stuff of local fashion lore. But Takahashi would blaze an entirely different path to legend and notoriety. The violent rending and hasty reassembly that characterized his early work, its calculated imperfections and sutured seams, have given way to collections that he himself now calls "sexy and feminine." UNDERCOVER is insightfully curated with fashion-filled chapters devoted to Takahashi’s sketches, graphic work, collaborations, and most innovative designs to date. Lavishly illustrated with more than 200 photographs and in-depth essays by fashion writers, curators, and colleagues, this book gives readers first time access into Takahashi’s UNDERCOVER, one of the most desired and multidimensional clothing lines in contemporary fashion."

 

edit: I see bows1 posted about it above! I'll probably kop see whats up


Edited by Lorcan7 - 4/3/16 at 9:29am
post #36 of 68


That jacket is somewhere between 03-04AW and 08SS, i'm guessing. I'm basing this on the fact that 08SS was the first season to use the letter numbering scheme, even though you didn't post the tag. I've seen the pattern on the lining before but can't remember where.
post #37 of 68
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That jacket is somewhere between 03-04AW and 08SS, i'm guessing. I'm basing this on the fact that 08SS was the first season to use the letter numbering scheme, even though you didn't post the tag. I've seen the pattern on the lining before but can't remember where.

Really appreciate the help! Here are the tags btw if you don't mind figuring out the exact season and for those who are curious. I posted on the UC & UCism FB groups and someone also said it might be from 03AW.

 

 

 

post #38 of 68

Usually I'm not really into UC but found a pair of Undercover x Effector 'Gloria' sunnies recently. Usually don't spend much on sunglasses but I felt like getting a nice pair for once. Quality is rock solid though it does throw me that they won't fold completely flat.

 

post #39 of 68
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also does anyone have this book? How is it? All womens I presume.

 

I've got the other two books I've found on/by Jun Takahashi, Gasbook 19 - Undercover & Madsaki and A Magazine 4 - Curated by Jun Takahashi which are pretty interesting as a "collector" (especially the latter), but they're really more like inspiration books.  I don't know what I was looking for, but I'm happy to have them.  The former was about $40, the latter about $100, both used and in near mint condition, I'd never want to buy them brand new.

 

The new book that you pictured isn't out yet, but you can preorder it at Barnes & Noble, Amazon, or other places for about $40.  I have no idea what will be in it either.

post #40 of 68

anyone know which seasons UC made tshirts that are tts or at least somewhat bigger than normal sizing? i usually wear XL and size 4 fits like a large and i hear some run bigger than others 

post #41 of 68
Sizing on the seasonal cut-and-sew tees tends to run differently than the standard seasonal printed tees. AW10, for instance, runs a bit larger and SS11 runs a bit smaller. With something like SS14, there are tees that are explicitly oversized, and then the others seem to match the 'standard' ones (not sure what else to call them). Also of note are the out of season one-off mini collections (Madstore, madarchives or whatever) that usually size S-M-L instead of 1-2-3-4-5 and have a different cut.
post #42 of 68
new sub-line/parallel line coming:

post #43 of 68
Undercover... x Uniqlo? lol ;P
post #44 of 68
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also does anyone have this book? How is it? All womens I presume.

 

Ahh so I got the book if anyone is interested. I'd say its pretty good. It gives a fairly comprehensive overview of the brand - sections on womens, mens, collabs, objects/installations - so nearly everything has at least a page from Underman figurines, to gyakusou, to hand-made stuffed dolls made by Anne-Valerie Dupond for the But Beautiful collection. Possibly on the negative side, its pretty light on text - there's a short interview with Jun, brief descriptions of individual collections and some captions, and that's basically it. Mostly just nice pictures (fine with me).

 

Having recently got the Taschen Comme des Garcons book (not recommended), where all the images and text are reproduced from back issues of I-D (and gives nothing like an Overview of Rei's work), its also nice to see in the UC book there are editorial images pulled from a wide variety of sources, and the interview is at least a new one. Some random things I liked: an old editorial from spring 2001 featuring Tadanobu Asano with Ichi the Killer bleach blonde hair. Also some images/ descriptions of the mid-90s collections I knew little about.

post #45 of 68

Am I missing any stockists? Only ones that stock size 4's.

 

Saint Alfred

Revive

Idol

SSense

H.Lorenzo

Haven

Ecru

Escalier

Slam Jam

SVMoscow

Maketto

MrP

End

 

Please let me know if anyone sees the Borremans parkas in the lookbook.

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