04/15/2014

In Japan…..

As my stay in Japan gets longer due to more new projects in Japan popped up,

more stuff I see, more stuff I can’t resist…

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W logger jacket, Unknown make, Unknown period ( most likely

it is from 1920~30s in case it is US made, OR if it is Canadian,1930s or later).

@SUNTRAP

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Blue French work jacket, NOS

Our vintage #1106 Jacket ( http://170times.jp/ny/archive/2013/11/post_818.html )

is a good example of slight departure from these typical vintage euro jacket.

@SUNTRAP

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WWII USN kit bag

Mr. Shinoda from ANCHOR-VINTAGE was telling me that

USN version is rarer than commonly seen Air Force version.

@ANCHOR-VINTAGE

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Navy blue handkerchieves, FUKUZO

You know, FUKUZO used to be a huge icon in “HAMA-TORA (Yokohama Traditional Style )”

in Ladies’ fashion in 1970~80s Japan, famous for Hippocampus embroidery on right ( not left ) chest on parka and sweater and polo shirt.

@FUKUZO

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Local made “Minsar weave” card cases and coasters.

@Ishigaki Island, Okinawa

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“GEKIRYU”

w/ tons of vintage Kanagawa prefecture ( has Yokohama, Yokosuka ) photos.

@AMAZON.JP

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Drunk harder w/friends…… Stephane told me he launched new brand and recently start acting on a movie!?

( Takeshi )

04/08/2014

Yokosuka ~ Yokohama

I went to Yokosuka the other day….took Yokosuka Line to Yokosuka Station.

I remember the first time I went to Yokosuka…..

I skipped high school with my school buddy and decided to go to Yokosuka… took Yokosuka Line to Yokosuka Station.

I went to Yokosuka so many times since then, but it was my 2nd time to take Yokosuka Line

to Yokosuka last week…..You can go there by Keikyu Line to Shioiri Station, which is more

convenient if you are going to Dobuita Street, where GIs used to hang around big time.

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I started remembering the day we were walking along this park to Dobuita Street…..that was almost 36 years ago.

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I love this photo…..it captured the real cool air…..it was around 1970, the time

when GIs were flooded on Dobuita Street, taking break for Viet Nam….

This great photo was taken by private GI.

http://www.navsource.org

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On the same lineage, I love these photos…… these were taken in Honmoku, Yokohama, 1953.

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Daytime…

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These photos were borrowed from a Japanese blog whose specialty is vintage Yokohama stories ( sorry Japanese only ).

http://blog.goo.ne.jp/hagemarupika

I have seen these photos somewhere else before……and was wondering where these photos were taken….

That blog spotted the exact location, that happened to be so close to where we used to hang

out….but never noticed that area was popular for GIs back then…real surprise.

( Takeshi )

03/31/2014

Japan Snaps Mar’14

As always, Chef salad and Bloody Mary (x3) @ JFK

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@ our recent frequent hangout area – Shibuya 3-chome

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They say it’ll take some more days for full blossom…@ Nakameguro

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AKARENGA SOUKO ( translates Red Brick Warehouse ) @ MInato-Mirai Yokohama, used to be called SHINKO-FUTOU ( SHINKO DOCK ),now open to the public, but we had to sneak in 30 years ago…..

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Nicholai Bergmann was doing some installment….I don’t know who…

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Nice!

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I wanted to go this vintage Chinese Restaurant…..I happened to know this place at some blog.

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It is located on one street behind HONMOKU Street in Yokohama.

We used to go that area often when I lived in Japan ( 30 years ago )….but I never knew this place.

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Looks like it remain unchanged…..since 1950s when American GIs were flowing here for Korean war.

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Cherry in Roppongi…

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( Takeshi )

03/30/2014

Wardrobe for travel

I was figuring out what to wear during next Japan trip.

As always, I have to test how season’s new stuff perform as well….

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BDU jacket in End-On-End shirting, Olive.

I guess it would be warm enough overthere….

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CRUZER 6-W in fine broadcloth shirting w-ply, Stone.

I wanted to wear this one….

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CRUZER 6 in iridescent French twill.

I especially like this fabric….really feels light and supple…due to its

poly/cotton composition. Great for trip as well.

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E-Z Rider FW’14 sample in Supreme twill, Navy.

I am still checking its fit for upcoming production.

I want to wear as much possible before final adjustment….

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Engineers’ Jacket in Japanese Indigo swirl fabric.

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Engineers’ Jacket in Indigo canvas.

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Engineers’ Jacket in New 7oz. denim.

Maybe too much Navy ‘n Indigo….

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Royal Traveler in fine broadcloth, Olive.

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Royal Traveler in fine broadcloth, Stone.

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Royal Traveler in Japanese Indigo swirl.

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Royal Traveler in Indigo canvas.

Well, that’s too many already….

Let’s see what I will actually bring and test…..( Takeshi )

P.S.

They changed street lights to LED on that (37th bet. 6&B’way ) street sometime ago.

Now I kind of like it…..it looks like they are always filming something overthere…

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03/21/2014

Catching up….

2 weeks ago…

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ICE!!!

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ICE!!!

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My work tends to get slower…due to the weather?

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Well, once in a while…

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Cool top.

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Relatively fresh woody tank.

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These stuff called me again ….HEADLIGHT, then Lee.

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( Takeshi )

P.S.

I stole this photo from my friend’s blog…

http://workwears.wordpress.com

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03/02/2014

Transition…

We get a couple of warmer days, then we have some more snow next day….

I can’t set my mind for Spring yet, and I kind of tired of what I was wearing during winter days…

Here’s what I grab these days….

American street leather jacket, around 1960, Black steerhide

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Vintage European hand knit sweater, dark charcoal x natural knit

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Current US military issue ( supposed to be ), copped from Mr. EXTRA, sage or grey nylon…

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I am in the process of setting my mind for next Spring & Summer Ideas….. ( Takeshi )

P.S.

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Here’s a cool new face @ my neon department….

02/24/2014

Most worn in Japan…

Here’s the ” most worn” results from Japan stay this time…

Royal Traveler2 5oz. denim quilted over E-Z CRUZ 3 navy wool flannel

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Royal Traveler Shadow stripe over E-Z CRUZ navy tweed

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POST 40DV navy wool flannel over POST 40 DV black nylon taffeta

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Blackwatch CRUZER over  POST 40 DV black nylon taffeta

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vintage Viet-Nam Fatigue 1st over blackwatch CRUZER

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Feels like it’s been a while already since getting back here a week ago…..( Takeshi )

02/16/2014

From JAPAN…

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Viet-Nam Jungle Fatigue 1st model @ ANCHOR-VINTAGE,

http://ameblo.jp/anchor-vintage

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Mountain Research Cashmere Neck Gaiter ( neck warmer )、Cashmere Haramaki = waistband @ GENERAL STORE,

http://www.sett.co.jp/shop/brands.jsp

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Mont-Bell Merino wool – T@Mont-Bell,

http://www.montbell.jp

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60s German sweater、80s US muffler @ SUNTRAP,

http://suntrap-tokyo.com

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SULKA 18K Gold Lame???@PUEBLO,

http://ameblo.jp/pueblo-2/

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KING OF THE ROAD navy bandana x 4@A-1 Clothing,

http://www.a-1clothing.com

( Takeshi )

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( Takeshi )

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( Takeshi )

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