Before we speed into a new year, now would be the time to look back and take a moment to remember. 2013 was an exciting year for Gar&Mann:L. We had our collaboration with K-Mo [Katrina Olson Mottahed x Gar&Mann:L] and stayed tight and close with Binzento Vincente on various creative collaborations [Sabotage - Translation of Anti-materialism Onto Graphic Tees & "Un-Flic" - 70's French Classic Brings About Graphic Tees: DIRTY MONEY] also an Xmas Video for Holt Renfrew as a new production team. We have made our first year mark. Gar&Mann:L began as a three-man-team, we strived to bring the most updated inspiring hot fashion news to our readers. In just little over a year, we've worked on numerous projects and collaborations with artists, brands and designers across the globe. We're in the fashion scene to give you the best coverage Gar&Mann:L has to offer. As the year of 2013 is coming down to an end, Gar&Mann:L would like to take this chance to thank all of you for your love and support. We couldn't have done it without you. Speical thanks to all of our friends and family who have been extremely patient with our never-available schedule. We have many exciting projects lined-up in our agenda of 2014, can't wait to share it all with you. But before that, let's celebrate the end of a fantastic year of 2013. Wish you all the best and look the best in 2014, Happy New Years from Gar&Mann:L.

Holt Renfrew Holiday Flash Mob by Vinegar Design




Born in 1973, Timberland's iconic 6" premium water proof leather boot is known for its durability and high street hip-hop classic style. It was the first boots to use injection-molding technology for its waterproof layers. Developed by The Swartz family, the revolutionary injection-molding technology fuses rubber soles to leather uppers without stitching. New versions of the iconic model will be released this month, December 2013. Low raise classic mixed with patterned fold-down, traditional style paired with red bottoms or rugged boots in matte black. The new eco-natural fold-down pattern would be so perfect with those mid length socks. Fashion meets quality hands down, want some more? Got Timberland 40th ANNIVERSARY LTD. EDITION COLLECTION right here: Super 6", Super Boot, World Hiker, 6" Premium, and 所ジョージ Tokoro George x Timberland Colab Boot. You have got to love those 所ジョージ Tokoro George x Timberland Colab Boot. As we all know Timberland is huge with music and getting Colabs with Musicians, this time around of year they have 所ジョージ a famous Japanese musician onboard and getting it all customed and premiumed up for him. Truely one of a kind, having a hard time to pick? You bet, we are all so fascinated by the 2014 Fresh and 40th Anniversary Edition Tims. Gar&Mann:L is getting it ready for spring-summer, we're going with Socks & Tims, no jeans.   




The Simpsons x A Bathing Ape Baby Milo Collection

High street is getting hyped up by BAPE's new exciting collaboration with The Simpsons. One of the most iconic most epic most entertaining cartoon series in the last decades is teaming up with Bape for a collab. The Simpsons is the longest running cartoon series in the television history. Baby Milo from the Bape family is staying over at the Springfield family's for this Spring/Summer 2014 collection. Items vary from shirts, hoodies, varsity jacket and caps plus baby wear. Bart and Milo? Say who can seriouly possibly resist that. Looking like my 2014 Most-Wanted list has just gotten longer, for good.  

Source: Highsnobiety 


Yayoi Kusama x Odakyu department store: 草間 彌生 x 小田急百貨店

"Poka-dots are fabulous" - 草間 彌生 [Yayoi Kusama]. From December 26 Thursday, about 150 pieces by world renowned artist Yayoi Kusama will be on display for sale at 小田急百貨店 [Odakyu department store] Shinjuku Japan. The size of the event will be five times bigger compared to any events Odakyu department have ever hosted. Nothing less would be appropriate for Yayoi. Yayoi is a numerous international awards winning artist and have influenced many contemporary artists such like Andy Warhol, Cleas Oldenburg and George Segal. 

Yayoi Kusama is a precursor of pop art and minimalism. Well known enough, her love for poka-dots is undoubtly an obsession for life. "a polka-dot has the form of the sun, which is a symbol of the energy of the whole world and our living life, and also the form of the moon, which is calm. Round, soft, colorful, senseless and unknowing. Polka-dots become movement... Polka dots are a way to infinity." - Yayoi Kusama. For Yayoi, poka-dots is both her lifelong inspiration and passion. "One day I was looking at the red flower patterns of the tablecloth on a table, and when I looked up I saw the same pattern covering the ceiling, the windows and the walls, and finally all over the room, my body and the universe. I felt as if I had begun to self-obliterate, to revolve in the infinity of endless time and the absoluteness of space, and be reduced to nothingness. As I realized it was actually happening and not just in my imagination, I was frightened. I knew I had to run away lest I should be deprived of my life by the spell of the red flowers. I ran desperately up the stairs. The steps below me began to fall apart and I fell down the stairs straining my ankle." - Yayoi Kusama. Clealy enough poka-dots vision is not a mere imagination of Yayoi, she sees and lives within the infinity universe of poka-dots. 

Gar&Mann:L love Yayoi Kusama and her universe of poka-dots. It is a 30 day event at 小田急百貨店 [Odakyu department store]. If you happened to be in Japan at this time, don't miss your door to walk into the poka-dot universe of 草間 彌生 [Yayoi Kusama]. 

Source: Yayoi Kusama 


Coco-Cola x Reebok : [Coca-Cola PUMP FURY HLS] 400 pairs Limited Edition by Verbal

Reebok has announced the limited edition collaboration model with Coca-Cola, "Coca-Cola PUMP FURY HLS". We all know that when Verbal comes in and to take control of things, we could exect it to be great and innovative. Verbal, founder of m-flo and Ambush Design, and as for now creative director of Reebok Classic Asia-Pacific division has taken the design of the collab model under his own hands. The "PUMP FURY HLS", is designed with excellent durability, lightweight, shock absorption and a "3D Ultra Light sole". The honeycomb structure and pump system provides extra comfort and support. The iconic ribbon of the Coca-Cola logo is the main inspiration of "PUMP FURY HLS". Colored in red and white, the design is completed with sophistication and innovation. Limited quantity of 400 pairs well be release from the beginning of March 2014. On December 22, 2013 pre-order will be available at Reebok Shop online at ZOZOTOWN. "PUMP FURY HLS" is one of a kind for all of you Reebok and Coca-Cola fan out there. Gar&Mann:L love Coca-Cola, love Reebok, love Verbal.



J!NS Moisture ® Eyewear by J!NS

Dry eyes solution proposed by J!NS. With a total of 8 colours and 2 shapes to choose from, J!NS Moisture ® eyewear developed by J!NS will be available online on December 20, 2013. One of the very unique feature of J!NS Moisture ® is the frame's high humidity moisturising power. The two detachable water pockets located on both sides of the frame are designed to increase the humidity level at eyes-surrounding areas. By injecting water into the pockets, the water will then evaporates from the small holes of the pockets. As a result it provides us a relative higher humidity around the eyes for ultimate eyes moisturising comfort. The front frame of J!NS Moisture ® is designed to cover the periphery of our eyes to prevent external intrusions from alienated objects, such like sand, dust, wind, ultraviolet light that causes dry eyes. In the experiment conducted ​​by J!NS, it results a 8.4 point higher humidity level at eyes-surrounding areas when compared to conventional glasses. Conventional glasses scores 39.2% humidity level at eyes-surrounding areas, when J!NS Moisture ®  scores an impressive 47.6% humidity level at eyes-surrounding areas. I am getting mine to keep my blogger eyes moist and sharp, and suspecting it might help diminish eye wrinkles with that almightly moisturising power. To get your own J!NS Moisture ® frames with water pockets today in here  [J!NS JAPAN], J!NS Rakuten shop or J!NS Amazon Store
"Eyewear Fixed on the Future. "!" in the brand logo J!NS stands for our corporate phliosphy. High-quality, high-functional and affordable eyewear. J!NS strives to come up with-out-of-the-box ideas and challenge a wide variety of "!""- J!NS

Source: Jins Japan


New Balance Spring Summer 2014

New Balance is keeping it busy this Spring/Summer 2014. On January three models from the ML72 will make their come back along with four new colours of the vintage ML574 series. Quickly follows up on February with retro blue and red models plus four uber prep colours joins in with the MRL996 series. MRL996 is the latest model gears up with Revlite, a midsole lightweight material that made its debut earlier in the season. But I am most excited about the introduction of the hybrid model MNL574 Minimus fit series. Lightweight performance, multiple colours and minimus fit developed from the classic ML574 series. The high-tech sole of the minimus fit series focus on that ultra-lightweight barefoot feeling. Special upper mount of soles increase level of comfort. All the new models will be available this coming February. New minimus fit or classic silhouette, time to decide. 

VIA: Hypebeast