TWONESS Re-Made Athletic Apparel

Shin Murayama’s brilliant series of practical items for Inventory recently hit Dover Street Market. If you haven’t already seen the pieces, Shin was commissioned by the magazine to re-imagine and re-purpose clothing from the likes of Levi’s, Dickies, Filson, Red Wing and more into everyday objects like bags and foldable wall storage units. It’s all on display in Issue 11, in an editorial shot by Jason Evans.

Anyway, seeing that collection hit DSM this week got us thinking about Shin’s own line, TWONESS, which is so often overlooked. The brand demonstrates what the designer does best; ‘take two clothing’ — cutting and re-jigging vintage items into far-out hybrids, like a more wearable version of the masks he’s made a name for creating. Since we’ve been on a roll with athletic-tinged posts recently, why not check out a few recent highlights from TWONESS, above? At the very least it seems he’s doing something interesting with baseball shirts at a time when baseball shirts could do with a saviour. The collection is stocked at DSM Ginza.