Comme des Garçons Homme AW2002 Cuba Shirt

Comme des Garçons Homme AW2002 Cuba Shirt


It’s difficult to distill the empire that is Comme Des Garçons into one cohesive summary. Launched in 1973, CDG initially caught attention for its brash rejections of what a women ought to look like. Rei Kawakubo’s work was characterized by drapey black clothing, often harshly distressed. However, like many one-time punks, age has tempered its fury, and CDG has developed into a cultural powerhouse, with tendrils burrowed into every aspect of fashion and design. In 2017, Rei became to first living designer to receive an exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art since Yves Saint Laurent in 1983.

This broadcloth cotton top employs a tropical color scheme and vintage comic book-style Cuban iconography to depict various interactions revolving around cigars - a symbol of pseudo-illicit luxury during the embargo (U.S. president John F. Kennedy purchased 1,200 before sealing off the country), and still one of Cuba’s largest exports. This piece was one of a set that included a trucker jacket, chore coat, long sleeve t-shirt, sneakers, and jeans. Each piece was made with a vintage Americana-style cut.

Condition: 9/10. No significant flaws. 

Tagged size: M

Shoulder: 17.5in

Pit to pit: 21in

Length: 28.5in

Sleeve: 24in

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