MOSHI MOSHI SHOPS!: Kinetics

29.February.2016 | FASHION / SPOT

Discover a side to Harajuku you’ve never seen before on our featured column, MOSHI MOSHI SHOPS!

Bringing new cultural trends through fashion, you’re sure to find a fashion item that’ll fit your most specific street wear needs at “Kinetics.”

Focusing their selection on high-end street wear/casual wear, “Kinetics” is the perfect meeting point for fashion and culture, a spot where you’re always bound to fall onto something new. Offering a lifestyle branching from street wear fashion, they’ve recently been active in collaborating with trend-sparking brands, blossoming themselves into a versatile hub of fashion and culture.

Aside from curating a rich selection full of well-known street brands, they’ve also got their original brand that also runs under the name Kinetics. Kinetics shop staff speaks, “We set out all the cultural tools such as music, art, and skating onto the table and arrange it to create what we consider “city fashion,” we bring together multiple styles such as outdoor, military and distill them into daily wear.” They’ve got a fun selection where you can enjoy every standard item to its last breath by owning its worn out, faded look.

To place an emphasis on the idea of them challenging new boundaries and being fearless in trying something new, they’ve chosen the word “Kinetics” to shape their brand — and here on MOSHI MOSHI SHOPS, we dig into Kinetics to offer a fresh and ever exciting side to Harajuku.

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BENNY GOLD GLIDER TIE DYE TEE

3,628 yen (tax incl.)

Imported brands include NIKE SB, DQM, HUF, SUPRA — major street brands that you’ve got to dig to discover on the streets of Tokyo, but Kinetics rarely disappoints.

They’ve got BENNY GOLD, known for their wood/airplane signature motifs; Primitive that has given a large impact on the skate scene and V/SUAL who are known for their impactful fonts used on their t-shirts.

“Obviously it’s great to have buyers embrace the street/skate culture, but ultimately we want them to own what they choose to wear” (Shop staff)

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2015 saw the opening of “Kinetics SB,” another shop stemming from “Kinetics” that concentrates more on a lineup drawn from the high-end skate fashion boutique. Once you enter the store, skateboards with wild Japanese designs welcome you and surround you, and you’ll immediately notice how they’ve graciously combined the skate culture with a portion of Japan.

Keep an eye out for their latest Kinetics x Columbia collab items out this month!

 

Kinetics

4-31-2-1F Jingu-mae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo

Tel: 03-5411-4285

Hours: 11:00~20:00

English OK

7 min walk from Harajuku station (JR Yamanote line) Takeshita exit

2 min walk from Meiji Jingu-mae (Tokyo Metro)

Kinetics SB

Address: 3-24-2 T’s-3 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo

tel:03-6447-0351

Hours: 11:00~20:00

English OK

6 min walk from Harajuku station (JR Yamanote line) Takeshita exit

6 min walk from Meiji Jingu-mae (Tokyo Metro)

Words: Kenji Yoshida(SHUTTER)

 

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    <Comment from MANON>
    “My final consecutive release, gabber gabber hey!!, is here⭐️

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    Sugar Song and Bitter Step – UNISON SQUARE GARDEN (J-Pop Cover)

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    Story
    It was on that unforgettable day that the boys found themselves changed.

    In front of them were ordinary high school students just like them. There were no flashy costumes or musical instruments.

    But the moment they began to sing a surreal harmony filled the air and the crowd went wild.

     

    “We want to sing like that! We want to shine, too!”

     

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    ©KLab

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