Good evening. This is Ikeda.
23AW deliveries are progressing smoothly, and we are completely surrounded by fall/winter items.
It's nice to be surrounded by new items.
I can't remember everything I ordered, so I sometimes wonder if I ordered this too.
Having said that, I feel that the individuality of each brand is consistent each time the products arrive, and I wonder if my thoughts when ordering were consistent.
Another factor that makes me feel that way is that there are a lot of setups.
Even though I'm so excited to be surrounded by fall/winter items, I'm disappointed that I still can't seem to wear them.
The items from 23AW are giving me a fresh and fun feeling, and the items I'm seeing at the 24SS exhibition, which is coming to an end, are also very exciting.
When I see a new brand at an exhibition for the first time, I tend to be attracted to brands that have a consistent idea and individuality.
In fact, it's more appealing that it's so consistent that it feels boring.
With such good encounters, I'm already looking forward to the next season.
We will inform you about the brands we carry at 24SS around the end of the year.
Today I would like to introduce MANAVE's Tuck Collar Shirts, wondering if I have been able to consistently do what I write in ``Hanashi -diary-''.
I think it's an item that shows a consistent commitment.
MANAVE will be introduced for the first time in "Hanashi -diary-", so let's first briefly introduce the brand.
The brand started in 2021 with one type of shirt.
Although the designer, Mr. Manabe, designs in Japan, production is always carried out at a full-time atelier in France.
So, the concept is below.
MANAVE is a daily wear brand that started in 2021.
Focusing on backgrounds such as countries and locations, the designer expresses the ``softness of men'' that he prefers.
Currently, he mainly manufactures products in a full-time atelier in France.
Like that Tuck Collar Shirts have been around since the MANAVE brand started.
You could say this is the brand's signature item.
When handling this product, we will first select only this one type.
At first glance, it looks like a simple, loose-fitting shirt, but upon closer inspection, you'll notice that something about the design feels off.
Of course, the design was inspired by a size 54 dress shirt.
The idea began when Mr. Manabe saw a shirt that was clearly too big at a shirt factory in France.
Size 54 seems to only be in demand by a very limited number of people, but I'm simply curious to see what kind of people wear them.
Is it because of the size that you can't just wear it oversized?
I want to see it for myself.
Based on that size 54 dress shirt, MANAVE has created a unique silhouette with its design and specifications.
It is expressed through gathering, tucking, piping, etc.
It's not just a matter of adjusting the size; these specifications are well established as a design.
The collar, sleeves, and back of the garment are small details, but they are incorporated into the design, as if there are foreshadowing scattered throughout, and they reflect a good expression.
Although it doesn't make a big statement, the finish seems to reflect the brand's consistent philosophy.
The adjusted size is loose, but it doesn't mean you can just wear it casually.
This is because it follows the specifications of the dress shirt that is the source.
You may not be able to see this unless you look closely, but the tailoring is done with careful hand movement.
By doing so, it is not just a loose-fitting shirt, but also has a well-balanced finish that gives off a neat look.
As I mentioned above, I find this commitment to producing everything in France to be somewhat perverted, in a good way.
This perverted consistency, in a good sense, was the biggest factor in allowing us to handle it.
In addition, the sleeves have double cuffs, so you can wear them inside or outside, and change them at any time.
A consistent commitment to France can be seen here as well, which is connected to the brand's character.
Although the size 54 has been adjusted, the width and armholes have not changed from the size 54.
Therefore, the combination of adjusted and unadjusted parts creates a unique silhouette.
I hope you can get a feel for Mr. Manabe's meticulous attitude, which is not just about making adjustments, it's not just about being relaxed.
The fabric used there is sourced from an Italian textile manufacturer with whom we do business in a French atelier.
The fabric has a crisp, slightly stiff, and glossy feel, and you can feel the neatness here as well.
I feel like I don't see many items using this kind of fabric from domestic brands, but this is also part of what makes MANAVE unique.
It's possible that I just haven't seen it, so please forgive me if that's the case.
As for the color, there are three colors: WHITE, MARRON, and STRIPE.
When I look for a white shirt, I feel like I can't find anything like this, but WHITE seems to satisfy that desire.
MARRON will make you feel like autumn and will make you want to eat Mont Blanc.
While there are many warm items in fall and winter, STRIPE delivers a refreshing breeze.
It seems like it would be useful to have one of each, but to be honest, I'd rather have multiple colors than just one.
In the end, you may end up showing completely inconsistent desires and get scolded.
Unlike my desire, which is not consistent, I would like to try MANAVE's Tuck Collar Shirts, where you can feel the consistent commitment and thoughts.