QUARTIER Drops Skeleton Varsity, finger incense chamber


Brand: PIECE

Release date: January 2

To buy: NEIGHBORHOOD website and Japanese flagships

Editor’s Notes: The streetwear print NEIGHBORHOOD has a big 2022 in store for its fans, teasing a pair of nifty pieces set to launch right after New Years. Taking inspiration from classic NEIGHBORHOOD basics, they’re partly retro collectibles and partly looking to the future.

First, a tough college jacket in thick melton wool with leather sleeves and a quilted polyester taffeta lining. The main attraction is the anatomical skeleton appliqué which accentuates the front, back and sides in a semi-realistic style.

Skele stuff has been in vogue for a few years now thanks to labels like Supreme and Kapital but it’s relatively old hat for NEIGHBORHOOD.

Founder Shinsuke Takizawa’s fascination with bikers inspired NEIGHBORHOOD boney clothing years before the trend was truly quantified – like so many of his Ura-Hara peers, NEIGHBORHOOD is nothing but a trailblazer.

The same goes for the second item coming out in early 2022, a giant middle finger incense chamber that’s equally retro and steeped in tough biker postures.

This is a nod to another OG NEIGHBORHOOD design, demonstrating Takizawa’s talent for creating instantly memorable images.

Perhaps because they are both riffs of old school NEIGHBORHOOD memorabilia, the jacket and incense chamber are each limited edition: only 84 jackets and 50 chambers will ever be produced, the latter individually signed by Takizawa.

Speaking of going back in time, NEIGHBORHOOD is also releasing a brief capsule with Bounty Hunter, another streetwear legend from Harajuku.

That’s pretty standard fare – co-branded hoodies, t-shirts, and buttons – but by far the best is the two-headed “Skull-Kun” toy, a reference to both the signature mascot. of Bounty Hunter and the brand’s fascination with collectible toys.


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