The fashion label A|X Armani Exchange collaborated on suits that the One Piece anime cast will wear in next month's One Piece Film Z. In part of the film, Luffy, Sanji, Zoro, and the other Straw Hat Pirates will don outfits designed by A|X Armani Exchange and selected by original manga creator Eiichiro Oda.
The Shibuya branch of A|X Armani Exchange in Tokyo is sell some of the real outfits. Plus, models will pose in the outfits when they are unveiled in Shueisha's fashion magazine Men's Non No on December 10. Luffy was the first manga character to appear on the cover of this magazine three years ago, in a tie-in with 2009's One Piece Film Strong World film.
One Piece Film Z will open in Japan on Saturday, December 15 with Avril Lavigne's covers of Nickelback's "How You Remind Me" and Joan Jett's "Bad Reputation" as theme songs. Oda is personally overseeing the production of the film, just as he did for One Piece Film Strong World.