“Grafik Magazine” by Graniph [Review]

by Andy on December 10, 2008


I’d never received a package from Japan before, so that was one thing that I was excited to tick off my ‘tee to-do list’ when a bulging envelope arrived from Graniph, but the fact that it took 3 days to travel from Japan to rural England left me even more impressed with a label that was already one of my favourite brands. Seriously, that isn’t all that much longer than it took me to get back from Tokyo, and the tees were probably in a lot better mood after 11 hour flight than I was!


You guys know that I can be enticed by shiny things, so out of the selection that Graniph sent me I was first drawn to this tee with gold foil on it, which I later found was called “Grafik Magazine”, presumably a collaboration with this magazine of the same name (check out their sample issue, it looks pretty cool). Despite the gold being fairly flashy (when isn’t it?), I think that this design is actually pretty minimal and understated, and it looks so much better in person than in these photo’s (as soon as I went out in the snow it started to rain, but I was committed to having a snowy photoshoot, even if it involved damp t-shirts).


The quality level is very impressive, slightly more heavyweight than most of the tees I receive, which should be helpful during these chilly winter months (not that it’s that thick, I should add). It’s always hard to predict how well a foil tee will survive multiple washes, but I can assure you that Graniph’s ‘regular’, non-foil shirts are good and will last a long time (my brother routinely wears the shirt I got for him in Tokyo back in 2007, and it’s still good), so it’s probably a fairly safe bet that they know what they’re doing with foil. As with a lot of Japanese clothing, it runs smaller and is more fitted than us Westerners are used to, so whilst you can probably get away with buying your usual size, be aware that it will be a little more snug.

There’s a couple more shots in the gallery, and a teaser shot of the other tees that are to be reviewed.

Costiness=?2,100 Buy ‘Grafik Magazine’ at Graniph

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