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Bal 2014 Spring/Summer “F/O” Collection

StyleComments ⋅ May 7, 2014
While typically a mild-mannered brand, Bal breaks out of its shell with the “F/O” collection for Spring/Summer 2014. The brand has introduced a set of provocatively-printed sneakers alongside matching tissue boxes (presumably for subseque...

BAL 2014 Spring/Summer Collection

StyleComments ⋅ Jan 21, 2014
Though the brand has traditionally drawn inspiration from technical sportswear designs, the Spring/Summer 2014 collection from BAL seems to harbor a distinctive worldly, artistic attitude. From crisp waffle knit fisherman’s sweaters to the slic...

Jose Parla x Bal Original 2014 eVent Mountain Parka

StyleComments ⋅ Jan 6, 2014
Japanese contemporary outdoor label Bal Original teams up with Jose Parla for one of the season’s standout pieces. The brand borrowed artwork from the radical American painter, using the sporadic brushstrokes and collaged prints for a technical...

BAL 2013 Fall/Winter Collection

StyleComments ⋅ Jun 28, 2013
In a landscape of ever-changing fashion; in a world where asymmetrical sequin vest-shirt hybrids, pattern-collaged shirts and leather shorts in the summer are pushing men’s fashion to its limits, there also stands a valid counterargument in the...

BAL 2013 Spring/Summer Collection

StyleComments ⋅ Mar 1, 2013
Just in time for their 10th anniversary, balanceweardesign has renamed itself to simply “BAL.” That said, the collection itself, titled “The Past Is Always New, The Future Is Always Nostalgic” is very much in line with previou...

Bal 2012 Spring/Summer “Soft Summer” Lookbook

StyleComments ⋅ Jun 6, 2012
Japanese label Bal presents its lookbook for Spring/Summer 2012. Bringing a number of bold and summery prints to the forefront, the brand’s latest line includes everything from a map-printed button-down and cropped trench to striped sweaters, t...

THE SESSION TOKYO 2012 Capsule Collection

StyleComments ⋅ Apr 28, 2012
THE SESSION TOKYO is a three-day pop-up store in the ultra trendy Harajuku part of Tokyo. Celebrating the Ura-Hara (meaning: back streets of Harajuku) design movement and its pioneers, the pop-up store will showcase mainly Ura-Hara brands started by...

BAL Mouton Bomber Jacket

StyleComments ⋅ Oct 23, 2011
Japanese label BAL presents this tasteful interpretation of the bomber jacket. The jacket features a multifunctional collar capable of being worn up or folded down to expose the sheepskin lining, which adorns the cuffs, trim and front pockets. The pi...

BAL x Porter “HUNTING” Capsule Collection

StyleComments ⋅ Oct 22, 2011
Veteran luggage label Porter have come out with this small collaboration with Japanese apparel company BAL, consisting of a camera sling and a hunting rucksack. The collaboration is characterized by tonal beige canvas and green straps & hardware...

BAL x Sanders Long Wing Brogue

StyleComments ⋅ Oct 14, 2011
Brogues have been at the core of many footwear collaborations as of late. This time around, English shoemakers Sanders along with Japanese clothing brand BAL bring forth the enduring shoe, retaining much of its classic appeal with a bit of alteration...

BAL x Porter “Hawai’i” Collection

StyleComments ⋅ Jul 5, 2011
Japanese brand BAL link with Porter on a collection of Hawaiian-inspired bags and accessories. Rooted in classic prints, two iterations of the same pattern include a black version in addition to a white version. The collection in its entirety inc...

BAL x Cyder House Leopard Tweed Riders Jacket

StyleComments ⋅ May 6, 2011
BAL’s approach to reappropriation comes front and center in their take on the classic Riders jacket. Created in conjunction with Cyder House, the jacket incorporates a leopard-patterned tweed body with leather finishing off the piece via th...

BAL x Diemme Roccia “Leopard” Boot

StyleComments ⋅ May 3, 2011
Japanese brand BAL links up with Diemme on a special edition version of the Italian footwear brand’s popular Roccia Boot. Working with a leopard print, BAL gives the design an all-over treatment, accented nicely with tri-color hits on the o...

BAL x George Cox Leopard Oxford

StyleComments ⋅ Apr 26, 2011
Japanese brand BAL have collaborate once again with well-respected shoe manufacturer George Cox to produce these leopard print oxford shoes. The leopard print outer is made from a synthetic material giving it an “animal hair” feel with the inners...

BAL x Stussy x Porter 10th Anniversary Collection

StyleComments ⋅ Aug 18, 2010
Japanese brand BAL celebrates its 10th anniversary in the latter half of 2010 with some new co-branded releases with two veterans, Porter and Stussy. With the involvement of Stussy, they release a t-shirt featuring a popular Stussy “Flower...