COMME DES GARÇONS HOMME PAINT SPLATTER BUTTON DOWN - SS2001
Measurements: Pit to Pit: 22.8 in” / 58 cm, Shoulder Width: 18.9 in” / 48 cm, Length: 30.1 in” / 78.5 cm, Sleeve Length: 23.4 in” / 59.5 cm
Condition: 9 / 10 Materials:
100% Cotton fabric 100% Acrylic Paint
2001 – The end of Keiichi Tanaka’s tenure at Comme des Garçons Homme was very painterly. A number of garments from 2000 – 2003 featured imagery or abstractions from paint. The cut of the garment stays true to the Comme des Garçons Homme styling of this time period: a simple and elegant poplin shirt cut in a slim fit. The arms are short to the body, which was very typical for button down shirts in Japan during this time period. This specific design came in both long sleeve form and short sleeve form. There are corresponding denim pieces with a similar abstraction of paint on them. Even with the paint splatter across the front, the shirt itself is very contained; there is no paint on the arms back, body or collar. The paint splatter trousers that Junya designed in both 2011 and 2018 are a more wild interpretation of this style.