ts(s) Spring Summer 2011
Japanese brand ts(s) has been causing quite a stir both online and at stores, becoming a favourite for all who come to know their goods. Still a niche label due to the scarceness of retailers who carry their items, along with the steep price tag, it has been making its way into the Western fashion scene. The man behind it all, Takuji Suzuki, lends his name to the brand, and aims to provide a contemporary feel to a unique traditional style, by mixing several influences and establishing dichotomies among them (sports, military or workwear). The foundations for each of his pieces are outstanding fabrics and craftsmanship, which are then perfectly complemented by original cuts, patterns and details.
For me, ts(s) is all about statement pieces. They do offer a few basics, such as great oxford shirts and tees but don’t expect to build a wardrobe around them. Where they really shine is with unexpected items, bearing bold patterns, textures and lengths which definitely add a new life to any look, setting it apart from whatever “by the book” label you might want to place it in. By successfully doing so while providing exquisite quality, they are slowly building a reputation as one of the most promising high end brands around. Here are a few looks and pieces from their SS 2011 collection.