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Fucking stupid geography

So we’ve got a Nepenthes in London. Which is great. What’s less great is that they don’t seem to stock the pieces I really want. Don’t get me wrong, I want most of the shop. But the pieces I really, really want, the game-changers; well, they seem to be only available elsewhere. Case in point. There’s this Engineered Garments embroidered Dayton Shirt from a few weeks back. Sadly a no from the London store; only available in one shop in Philadelphia. Now there are these Needles trousers. They look like something a late 1980s Robert Downey, Jr. would wear. Appropriate then, as my chances of getting them from the London store are less than zero.

Japan only I’m told. Hardly ideal. Why? You’ve got to ask. And then in a slightly louder voice, WHY? I mean I get the exclusivity thing. I get the whole, you’ve-got-to-go-to-the-shop-to-get-stuff-cos-it’s-cooler-that-way, thing. But that doesn’t help if the shop is in Tokyo. My shop is in London. And I’ll happily go to it. I just need Nepenthes to uphold their end of the bargain.

These trousers are straight-madness. The width, the tie-cord hems and above it all, the fabric. Detailed, interesting, but muted. The perfect way to show you’re the kind of bro who isn’t scared of flowers, without looking like birthday party clown. I want these more than I want to know the confirmed contents of Marvel’s Phase 4.

I don’t own any trousers like these. Mostly because there are no other trousers like these. I want to wear them billowing from beneath a long, tan, Nanamica raincoat. I want to wear them with all navy everything, just letting the smudgy pattern whisper my narrative. I want to wear them with shoes, with the hems all tied-up, so I look like the cross between a psychosexual infantalist and a Viking Berserker. But I can’t. Because I don’t live in Tokyo. Fucking stupid geography.

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