You may remember this time last year, as we entered layering season, we started championing a host of Japanese brands. Well we have another for you…
Introducing Remi Relief. Mr Yutaka Goto is the man behind the brand which is inspired by U.S skater and surfer looks. Like most premium japanese labels it uses high-quality fabrics and expert construction. The garments are simple and clean and offer a luxurious take on subculture-inspired cool.
It’s usually Japanese (or japanese inspired) labels like Remi Relief, Beams and alike that are behind most of the chaps that pull off effortless street style around London. This way of dressing has become more popular due to it’s versatility, particularly for urban lifestyles.
For the latest Remi Relief collection outerwear definitely prevails with souvenir jackets, fleece pullovers and light-weight shits. Graphics are still prominent, as per previous collections, but this time in moderation, which we prefer.
Here are our four favourite garments.
The Indigo Crew is 100% cotton and boasts playful stripes at the elbows and waistband. The biggest aesthetic addition is the front pocket, as you’d expect to see on many COS garments. It’s washed in a way that creates a well-worn feel and works as the perfect mid-layer. As you’d expect with the price-point, the comfort is top-notch.
This lightweight button down is all about opening layer comfort. Ramie, linen and predominantly cotton mix to create an ultra soft feel lending a nod to California. The faded tones make this a perfect weekend shirt.
Another play with fabrics creates ultimate comfort. This time silk combines with cotton to create an easy to wear shirt that is durable and doesn’t lose shape. It’ll work with shorts if you’re heading for some winter sun but equally as an opening layer.
A pullover hoody that’s cut from comfortable loopback cotton-jersey. The main feature is obviously the kangaroo pocket with the larger than normal hood. The trimming is distressed to bring home the vintage worn-in feel that runs through most of the collection.