Many Western artists travel East to marry exotic tradition to their own virtuosity -- the Beatles visited India to add some Shankar to their brit-pop, and Michael Dudikoff visited Japan to add some "Ninja" to his "American". Fill your closet with that marriage, with Original Fake
Fake's from a Jersey graffiti hero who cut his teeth subverting public adverts around NYC, then hit streetwear bastion Tokyo to channel his art into cutting-edge indie threads -- dark-hued gear that fuses his freakish, Japanese/graffiti-influenced Mickey Mouse-monster mascot with classy sartorial ninja-dom. OF originals include high-grade cotton tees ("F*ing Death" = mascot missionary-ing the grim reaper; "Monster Hands" = severed mascot hands grabbing at werewolf photo), and a light green, uber-soft, quilted zip-up hoodie with overlapping X's stitched across the entire body, evoking the mascot's death-eyes, and marking the sexy man-treasure buried underneath. Fake's also breaking tech ground with a jean jacket made from raw denim interwoven with Gore-Tex -- an intimidating dark-indigo number that represents the functional zenith of the Canadian tuxedo
OF's also collab'd on high-end non-wearables like a nylon Head Porter dopp kit with chomper-styled zippers and two X-eyes, and a black VisVim backpack w/ separate laptop pouch, made from leather and ultra-tough, scratch-resistant "Cordura Ballistics" -- when you're rolling with a gleaming white MacBook, it's all the Ninja your American can handle.
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