New with Tags: Kritsada Phakawatsuntorn
@note_kritsada’s first time in his never-been-worn steerhide motorcycle jacket.
April 28, 2017
We all own that one piece of clothing that we HAD to have but, alas, have never worn. That one garment burning a hole in the back of our closet, a reminder of money spent on short-lived content, savored so sweetly for but a moment, only to never see the light of day again—till now, that is.
We challenged the fixtures of Bangkok’s fashion circuit, who cumulatively own more NWT (that’s “New With Tags” for the un-eBay-initiated) attire than a Club 21 sample sale, to dig out that one item from their wardrobe that they’ve never worn—yet can’t bear to part with—and, well, wear it!
Whether it was an impulse purchase, weight loss incentive, snap sale decision, or simply a case of particularly good changing room lighting, it doesn’t matter: they did the deed and now we want to see the dress—and then find out, more importantly, if they would wear it again or admit sartorial defeat? Stay tuned for each of our weekly, 9-part “New With Tags” episodes to find out.
Kritsada Phakawatsuntorn, Creative Director of James Dean
What is the item?
A steerhide motorcycle jacket that was made in Canada.
Where and when did you buy it?
It was on eBay, 3-4 years ago, I guess.
Why did you buy it?
I was so drunk.
Why haven't you ever worn it?
It’s too fancy for me, and too hot for Thailand! Like I said, I bid on this sh*t when I was drunk.
Now that you've worn it, will you wear it again?
Nope!!! I'll keep it as a reminder: “Drink Don't Bid”.
Explorer II, Rolex
Leather boots, Rick Owens
Leather wallet, Burberry
Sterling silver bracelet, Title of Work
Sterling silver ring, All Blues