Whistles x Buddy
Whistles recently teamed up with cult Japanese brand Buddy in creating a small collection of unisex pieces including sneakers, backpacks and totes as well as wallets. The playful collection mixes Whistle’s appreciation of premium construction and design with classic Buddy shapes and detailing.
Buddy’s creative director Tetsuya Iizuka drew inspiration from their mantra of Make Happy and his love of dogs. Obviously dogs play a big part in his life and so do probably in a lot of our lives – so this range has been thought of for general use and wear and tear while in accompaniment with man’s best friend. The lookbook images even feature members of the Whistles team’s dogs. A friendly touch to an already appealing range.
Stand out pieces are the Willow Leather Trainers and the Riley and Cookie Roll Top Tote Bags which are great examples of simplicity with attention to detail. The trainers would look great with selvedge denim or cropped navy chinos, perfect for intelligent smart casual dressing. Crafted with subtle topstitching, a padded collar, and a durable non-slip rubber sole, they combine contemporary design with all-day comfort.