Topman Sees White.

April 16, 2009
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Above left to right: JW Anderson, Richard Chai, Henry Holland, Phillip Lim, Christopher Shannon and Topman Design.

This news has no doubt more than made the rounds online since its release but I’m a touch too excited to care. May 28th of this year will see the fourth installment of the unique Topman projects. This time ’round its the classic white tee. I will inevitably be enamoured of each and every offering considering this garment is a definite staple in my personal wardrobe.

The project features what could be deemed a cross-section of the cream of the menswear crop today: London-undergrounders Christopher Shannon and JW Anderson, inhouse Topman Design, other luminaries such as Richard Chai, Juun J and Henry Holland as well as – let’s all be deliriously grateful together, shall we? – Phillip Lim!

I find myself adhereing to my current sartorial fetish – bib-detailing – more and more of late and it is as though Lim were strangely psychic considering what he’s brought to the table…

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Phillip Lim’s contribution.

My inner nit-picking critic hates to admit it but I actually quite like all of them, particularly the simplicity of Chai’s tee (though perhaps my judgement’s clouded by its being paired with those so beautifully blue jeans?) and strangely enough, for me, Henry Holland’s offering. Here’s hoping texture lives up to the image.

Image from refinery29
and Ftape

  • Mat Ahoy - Buckets and Spades April 16, 2009 at 4:20 pm

    really excited about this, i do like the collaborations topman do. so when it comes round i get very excited to see whats on offer seeing i live nowhere near london. horray for online.white isnt something i wear alot of, i mean i have white trainers ect but on a bit scale plain white doesnt suit my skin colour. but i really like the HoH one. do we have a price yet?

  • Cillian April 16, 2009 at 5:03 pm

    ^ It’s not entirely suited to my skin-tone either but when paired with another black/darker coloured-layer it’s somewhat more flattering.No price as of yet, but all will be revealed May 28th./Male Mode.

  • kingchic April 16, 2009 at 5:25 pm

    I would be really excited about this, IF there were a Topman anywhere near my current residence, or country. Canada is so far behind, and I wish ppl would instanly become more stylish so the market booms and huge retailers come set up shop. Anywho, Lim’s contrib will eventually make its way onto a hanger in my closet.[K]

  • Summer April 17, 2009 at 3:05 am

    Oh yes this is very exciting..;DLove those pics.Looking forward on your next post friend.;D

  • Anonymous June 1, 2009 at 3:27 am

    I wonder what’s taking so long for the items to be posted on their website…