Modelled by American photographer and artist, Edward Levinson and styled by Ryota Yamada, the Spring/Summer 22 look book for Édifice La Boucle bursts with a vintage color palette, loose weekend suiting, and delicate patterned shirting.
Édifice La Boucle is the in-house menswear label from Japanese menswear boutique Baycrew's Store.
We present some of the key pieces from the collection below.
A lilac cotton chalk stripe is used to give an ultra-relaxed, fresh feel to the suiting. Alongside, a padded shoulder, peaked lapel vest in a classic wool pinstripe is shown with matching pants.
A classic 1980s style American long jacket is paired with a leopard print shirt, matching wool pants, and classic western boots.
The dark teal tropical wool jacket is cut with a low V silhouette and is shown with heavy cotton loose pants, re-worked from a military fatigue pattern.
The overshirt is made from a heavy cotton and is based on an old Mexican vintage piece owned by the designer, Rui Konno. He says "There are many items in the world that are not so-called masterpieces, but they look good, and for me it was a Mexican shirt I owned. Genuine second-hand clothes are often poorly made, so I wanted to keep the atmosphere but refine it."
The shirt is shown worn with orange light cotton painter pants, cut to be wide and comfortable in summer.
We see a small quantity of Chanel tweed sourced by the designer used for the second Mexican-inspired overshirt, one of his favourite pieces, and decorated with traditional concho buttons.
The green plaid flannel shirt is made from a Japanese fabric and is inspired by "old favourite" work clothes; well-loved items that might not look special, but that have sentimental value to the wearer. This kind of personal item is juxtaposed effortlessly with the formal elegance of a navy, double-breasted blazer.
One of the key items of the collection is the peaked 6-button double breasted jacket. Konno explains "I started out with the image of a classic British-style suit, but in reality it is lightly tailored like something Italian. It's easy to wear and is finished with a kind of modern interpretation."
You can see the rest of the shoot over on the Baycrew's Store blog.
Photography: Tomoaki Shimoyama
Styling: Ryota Yamada
Grooming: Nori Takabayashi @ Yard
Model: Edward Levinson
Creative Director/Editor: Rui Konno
All images are copyright Tomoaki Shimoyama and Baycrew's Co.,Ltd.