The legendary Japanese label Beams+ doesn’t show up much outside of Tokyo, but in recent years the folks at Unionmade have developed a reputation for smuggling their clothes onto American shores.

The latest crop arrived this week, and it’s pretty spectacular, from royal blue cropped chinos to one of the sharpest cardigans we’ve seen all winter. Designers take note: the weave is so loose, you can practically see through it.

It’s not cheap (customs can have that effect), but it’s good news for anyone with a yen for translated Americana… and anyone who happens to be living close enough to SF to see the goods in person.

—R.B.

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  • Russell Brandom