DSQUARED2: SS2016 – Canadian Surf

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I know that I can’t be the only one out there that feels this way… but I’m such a sucker for all things surf and ocean. When I first saw that the SS2016 collection incorporated a lot of surf culture elements.. I was solidly sold on it. The combination of body conscious tailoring paired with retro-modernized styles completely exceeded my expectations.

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Surf Canada Sweatshirt

  • Round collar
  • Do not dry clean
  • Iron at 110° c max
  • Do not bleach
  • Hand-washing recommended
  • Tumble dryable
  • Composition 100% Cotton
  • Made In Italy

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Akira Backpack

  • Techno fabric
  • Logo
  • Zip closure
  • Width 31.0 cm
  • Height 43.0 cm
  • Depth 10.0 cm
  • Composition Textile fibers
  • Made In Italy

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Brothers Tee

  • Jersey
  • Print
  • Logo detail
  • Stained effect
  • Round collar
  • Wash at 30° c
  • Dry cleanable
  • Iron at 150° c max
  • Do not bleach
  • Do not tumble dry
  • Composition 88% Cotton, 12% Viscose
  • Made In Italy

DSQ2 Tee

  • Jersey
  • Print
  • Logo
  • Round collar
  • Do not dry clean
  • Iron at 110° c max
  • Do not bleach
  • Hand-washing recommended
  • Do not tumble dry
  • Composition 100% Cotton
  • Made In Italy

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Clement Jeans

  • Denim
  • Worn effect
  • Faded Effect
  • Logo
  • Dark wash
  • Low waisted
  • Button closing
  • Do not dry clean
  • Iron at 110° c max
  • Do not bleach
  • Wash at 30° c
  • Do not tumble dry
  • Composition 98% Cotton, 2% Elastane
  • Made In Italy

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Surf Board Boardies

  • Techno fabric
  • Logo
  • Drawstring closure
  • Internal slip
  • Side pockets
  • Composition 100% Polyester
  • Made In Italy

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Bunny Jump Sneakers (Multicoloured | Black)

  • Sueded
  • Logo
  • Laces
  • Rubber sole
  • Composition 40% Polyamide, 30% Goatskin, 20% Calf-skin leather, 10% Polyester
  • Made In Italy
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TJ21: Dsquared2 – Satellite High Tops

I recently bought a pair of DSQUARED2’s Satellite hightop sneakers. These shoes are a re-occurring style in the DSQUARED2 collection. Each season they introduce them in a new color scheme. Also these sneakers are my very first pair of DSQUARED2 hightops; so I was pretty stoked to add them to my collection.TJ21-dsquared2-sneakers-hightops-satellite-1

The shoebox is pretty simple/minimalistic which I really like.

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These shoes did come along with a dustbag for storage/travel.

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I absolutely love the color of these hightops; it’s such a bold choice of blue. These sneakers are made in Italy and they are made out of goat leather. Usually shoes (and pretty much any other accessory/clothing item) that are constructed out of a leather.. are made from cowhide. The main differences between the two leathers are that goat leather is more durable than cowhide and is generally a lighter weighted leather.

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DSQUARED2 is a Canadian label and they often incorporate the maple leaf into their designs. The soles of these shoes are slightly angled in the front so that when you walk it’s more comfortable/ergonomic.

Overall Thoughts:

I have been able to do a significant amount of walking in these shoes since purchasing them. The first couple of times when I wore them they were a bit snug around the front part (toe vamp) of the shoe. However the leather did stretch out so now it’s not a problem. The gold “DSQUARED2” hot stamped on the insoles rubbed off completely within the first couple days of wearing them. Aside from these extremely minor issues these have been one of my favorite pairs of trainers to wear this summer.

DSQUARED2: Runway Show – SS2014

TJ21 Dsquared SS2014 1 Here are some of the highlights from the runway show. Overall I think DSQUARED2 did an incredible job. The styling of each look was spot on and the actual set was brilliant. I thought the premise/theme for the show was really quite creative. Here’s the synopsis:

“Crash-landed and washed up. Returning war heroes with that innocence of youthful rebellion, reminiscent of 1950’s boy stars, have taken a wrong turn, disappear from radars and now find themselves in an island paradise: golden sands, a dazzling sun, a lush tropical forest make the perfect backdrop for all Earthly Delights. There’s the scent of a tropical adventure, an exciting mix of amplified characters, the contradiction of tribal and formal, the necessity to improvise, and the raw physicality of sweltering hot men on a mission.” 

-DSQUARED2

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DSQUARED2: Print Campaign – SS2014

TJ21 DSQUARED2 Print Campaign SS2014 DSQUARED2’s SS2014 campaign features Brazilian model Marlon Teixeira (photographed by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott). This current season is phenomenal. The attention to detail with each look and each garment is absolutely brilliant! In the next couple of days I’ll have a post on the actual show so be on the look out for that! 😀