No. 135 (July / August 2002)
Issue: No. 135 7/22 & 8/5 (July / August 2002)
On the cover: RIP SLYME
Published on August 5th 2002
Publisher: Takarajimasha Inc.
Printed in Japan
This issue of smart magazine is packed with street style shots from Japan and around the world. Takahiro Miyashita's Number (N)ine in particular receives increased attention and we can read the opinions of 11 friends of the brand, including NIGO.
The massive booklet insert compiling the top stores in Tokyo and Osaka is a great way to research for our own trips to Japan and see how many of those stores still exist. It would be very interesting to trace Tokyo's retail landscape and explore the remnants of the Ura-Hara era.
The cover story this time features by hip hop group RIP SLYME, which features prominent members of the Teriyaki Boyz: Ilmari and Ryo-Z.
The segment Project Bape reports on some of the moves NIGO was making at the time, including the Bape Sta pro-wrestling event.
Condition: The magazine is in good condition, especially considering the age. Some signs of usage. Some slight bending, stains and folds.