Ballad Of The Lonesome Samurai

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Design by Raf Reyes: A contemporary twist on the unequal balance of power and weaponry between modern-day era players/actors taking the street to make their voices heard. Old vs. new antagonism dear to RAF’s heart. The samurai swaggers and snarls to brilliant cathartic effect in classic, tightly paced, beautifully composed Japanese filmography generally. In this pre-launch VERYRARE™ piece, inspired by movies wherein jaded samurais help idealistic groups of young warriors weed out their clan’s evil influences. Again, the process turns the anteriorly commonly-accepted image of a proper samurai on its ear.  The back quote ‘danger always strikes when everything seems fine’ was chosen for its peculiar resonance in today’s times.


Mixed media collage on garment. Digital to analog layering of 20+ visuals total (prints, embroidery, patches…). Short sleeve jersey shirt, hand-sewn with a crewneck profile, rib knit collar. Slightly cropped, relaxed|boxy fit, bio washed. Heavyweight 210gsm premium cotton fabric, made with a super combed cotton blend to achieve the softest handfeel producible. “Sword Whirlwind” abstract shape and texts (front) + quote (back) printed entirely with eco-friendly water-based inks fusing naturally with the fabrics. Double needle + tonal stitching (high stitch density for smooth finish) for durability. Trademarked bloodstain-shaped splatter and undereye angioma embroideries. Black & red cross-embroidered bullet hole front print contour, signature1996 red embroidery at the back. 19000 stitches all embroideries total (back & front). Woven external tag. Interior satin label sewn to a counter-patch to leave no stitch marks at the back.

Named and numbered with each garment serial+drop no° purposely limited to 21 — in line with our VERYRARE™ ’quattromotto’: quality, rarity, singularity & sustainability.



• Even though the garment may differ from the template above or below, well it’s the same sizing (as in, we’re using the same size chart for both)

• True size or slightly oversized look recommended. Unisex garment.

• As sizing is rather large, if you don’t like the the oversized look don’t hesitate to take small size.

• Machine wash cold. Do not machine dry.


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