The imminent release of the new collaboration between Whistles and Buddy has got us excited over here at Ape to Gentleman. We’ve been fans of cult Japanese brand Buddy for a while and are looking forward to see new capsule range of unisex bags and shoes. Comprised of a selection of unisex designs that include smooth finish leather trainers, coin wallets, canvas totes, and a roll top backpack.


Founded in 2012, Buddy are known for their pared-back silhouettes and functional designs usually associated with Japanese fashion brands. Drawing his inspiration from their mantra of Make Happy and his love of dogs, creative director Tetsuya Iizuka designed a range that combines Buddy’s classic shapes with Whistles’ appreciation of premium construction and design. To celebrate their shared love of dogs, the collection has been named after and shot with a few of Whistles’ resident buddies.


Available online and at selected stores from 24th March.