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Bal Spring/Summer 2012 collection

June 7, 2012

Here’s the latest season offering form small Japanese label, Bal (Balance Wear Design). Entitled ‘Soft Summer’ the collection encompases a range of interesting garments and perfectly balances quality tailoring with a more casual slant.

It’s a refined approach to quality casual wear and it’s one that’s produced some great pieces. Detailing is kept minimal so the emphasis remains on cut and fabrication. The colour palette is also a simple affair, with muted tones of sand, greys and khaki being mixed with navy blue and brighter splashes of red, yellow and orange.

The tailored pieces see the use of Worsted wool (grey trouser suit) and cotton twill (khaki shorts suit), which are kept casual with the addition of a simple striped T-shirt or over shirt. Tartan makes a welcome appearance on their take on the Mackintosh and other outerwear includes a unstructured and belted robe jacket and a four (massive) pocketed vest, both in ripstop.

Add to all of that a range of shirts in plains and large checks, more striped T-shirt and knitted polo shirts, plus chinos, denim, sweatshirts and accessories and you’re all set for Summer. Unfortunately, stockists seem to be restricted to Japan only so if you live in the west you’ll probably need to get yourself a proxy service to buy.

For more information on the label go to the website here: Bal.

3 Comments leave one →
  1. June 7, 2012 8:31 pm

    can’t see anything wrong with this, well maybe the number of pockets on the waistcoat

  2. June 20, 2012 12:16 pm

    Personally, I like the waistcoat I think it’s quite different!

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