Undercover Spring/Summer 2014 Is Inspired By Music You Won’t Want To Listen To

Check out Undercover's new S/S 14 lookbook inspired by The Jesus And Mary Chain. At this point it's painfully clear that Jun Takahashi really wanted to be a rock star when he grew up. What I want to know is why the model looks like skrugs Bob Dylan? Anyway, TJAMC's album Psychocandy is a "cult classic" or something and has made a bunch of "Best British Rock Albums Of The Past 25 Years That You Don't Give A Shit About" lists and graces a baseball jacket in the aforementioned collection. Just for shits and giggles I'm going to listen to the record while I write the rest of this post. Wikipedia says the genre is "Noise Pop", so this obviously going to suck.

30 seconds in and this shit already sounds like it was in 500 Days Of Summer. At the very least, this is some shit Joseph Gordon-Levitt listens to while he does "cool white guy stuff" like eat heirloom tomatoes and take black & white photos of buildings from low vantage points for his Instagram. I could definitely see myself being super into this when I was in high school, right around the same time I started listening to Elliott Smith and reading things that used words like "transcendentalism". I'm cooler now.

By the way, the clothes are fucking awesome.

  • booboobb

    Woolf you have shit taste in music #ijbh

    • James Harris

      Agreed.

  • Dennis

    Shit taste in music = terrible writing.

  • K

    Genuine respect to Woolf for the, while i’ve found previous articles to be extremely pretentious to gain a follwing of the ‘sheep/hypebeast’ mentality (e.g. the type with counterfeit preme stickers cramming the back of their trust funded MacBooks), however recently written pieces are becoming more and more impressive. its painfully clear the FP regulars are probably not going to ‘dig this’. regardless of discrepancies over music, but yes, the clothes are fucking awesome. Respect to Takahashi for holding down the Japanese culture but still accepting of western identity.

  • newbrigade

    lol

  • Howie

    I wish I was a scrawny white dude modelling dope brands in Japan.

  • george jefferson

    jesus and mary chain are fucking awesome, what gives?!

  • george jefferson

    jesus and mary chain are fucking awesome, what gives?!

  • Maaduhh

    A lot of leather. You’ll write well and are tasteful. Keep it up

  • http://danielheard.squarespace.com danielheard

    A compelling argument for buying more black cloths. Maybe there is such a thing as too much navy.

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    LEAST FAV LOOK: 20

  • Widget

    Fuck this author’s superficial arrogance. Just because you cannot perceive the nuanced influence The Jesus and Mary Chain have had on contemporary pop and alternative styles, does not mean you’ve somehow proven to be “cooler” than their aesthetic. Jun Takashi is not attempting to craft a sartorial ode to teen angst- he’s reflectively playing with the basis of today’s post-industrial aesthetic and reworking it with his own personal touch. The irony of your post is that whatever overblown idea of ‘cool’ you identify yourself with presently probably owes a massive debt to the likes of Jesus and Mary Chain and other early noise/shoegaze-esque outfits that paved the way for pussy acts like MBV or Black Lips to be ‘relevant’ to persons with as fabricated a sense of taste as yourself.