Horiyoshi The Third Fall/Winter Collection
Japanese tattoo master Horiyoshi III is legendary for his exquisite full body suits, inspiring legions of tattooists worldwide. Naturally, getting an appointment with him is no easy feat, but now you can wear the artwork of Horiyoshi III without the trip to Yokohama.
His new clothing line, Horiyoshi the Third, has released their Men's Fall/Winter 2009 Collection and it's a sexy set of tigers, demons, and other traditional wood block print imagery -- without the bedazzlement of, say, an Audigier monstrosity. The line is produced in Japan on a limited run basis -- a lesson learned perhaps, after seeing how Ed Hardy's licensed designs were bastardized.
I particularly love the subtle extras like the Hanya pendants on the zipper pulls or the fine sleeve detailing. The accessories are also beautifully designed, but with the catalog link broken, I can't tell ya how much they'll hurt your wallet.
Read more about the collection on The Freshness Mag online.
You can purchase the clothing at Alan Bilzerian in Massachusetts and Brown's in London but I also found a number available on Amazon.com like the Dragon Head hoodie, the "Wall Street Ogre" hoodie and the White Snake tee.
Will have more on the Horiyoshi the Third brand, especially when the women's line comes out.