04/25/2015

Winterspring

So…my wardrobe in Japan ended up in transition status – winter to spring…

olive iridescent shirting BDU-R over olive nylon quilted POST 41-DV

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olive iridescent shirtingBDU-R over navy NAVY-CRUZ Vest

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black bedfordcord SWEETBEAR over black nylon quilted POST 41-DV

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black bedfordcord SWEETBEAR over navy NAVY-CRUZ Vest….our traditional favorite color combo!

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No.4/No.7/No.7 Five pocket in graduation bedfordcord colors

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dry cotton ripstop No.7, vintage LEVI’S 501

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My favorite sky from TOYOKO line.

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(Takeshi)

04/09/2015

Post 41-DV on Navy-Cruz Vest

I’m in Japan now…..and it supposed to be warmer than NYC…..but it got back to Winter last several days.

Wearing new Spring stuff and checking how they fit in the season is major part of my routine….but naturally I went back to my favorite Winter layerings of last Winter….

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Post 41-DV over Navy-Cruz Vest.

I’ve been into Navy x Sage/Olive scheme for last couple of seasons,

and I love the way Navy-Cruz’s shawl collar standing up under collarless Post 41-DV,

especially when I got tired of wearing scarves and shawls.

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Sometimes layering black, mostly when I pick up Blue jean for bottoms

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Hope it gets warmer soon……..

(Takeshi)

03/30/2015

Buckles…

My friend told me it takes an old Japanese hammering technic called “Yukihira”,  1953

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I was told it was made for Imperial Japanese Navy, 1940s.

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Robert Lee Morris….c.1990

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1881….By the way, I love CERRUTI from 70s…. nickel silver, Unknown

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My friend told me it’s Navajo….from 30s or earlier.

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Same type Navajo….in narrower width

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Clock? Unknown….

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Bamboo in dress width.

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Early American Deco…..looks really versatile today.

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(Takeshi)

P.S. Chocolate covered “something” catch my eyes these days…

This is basic…

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It has peanut butter in it…..yet?

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03/28/2015

Snowing~new Wallabees

It (was) snowing still…

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Then new Wallabees came….I ordered “Maple something” instead of my usual Sand…which was out of stock…..so let’s see….

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Well….it reminds me old Wallabees….they used be more yellowish, more greenish kind of sand…and of course more square toes.

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Then I got remember I was talking with Oi Polloi guys at last show about Clarks…by the way they are hard-to-find English guys to whom I can talk about Clarks…..and one of them was mentioning about Maple something….maybe this is it?

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Left is Sand….well, I liked that Sand when they came out after few changes in Sand shades…I was always thinking I want Wallabees in Desert Boots’ Sand…but now, new (old?) Maple looks good to me.

I guess I was going through a whole tiny circle….(Takeshi)

03/15/2015

Some small stuff

It’s snowing out….so here are some small stuff….

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Some (old) Japanese lighters 3

They are in a same bag as vintage Japanese souvenir jackets…

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Wait a minute… they are actually brothers or sisters…..well, even father or mother???

(Takeshi)

02/22/2015

Some (old) Japanese Lighters 2

Better made than most Japanese Engine Turns.

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Interesting mix of styles.

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Possibly inspired by then-new Marlboro package design from 50s?…excellent results.

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This is a ZIPPO with Japanese style etchings.

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From Atsugi Air Base.

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Johnson Air Base…

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With Pineapple Grenade….from USS personel.

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I went to Yokosuka while my last visit to Japan.  I felt vintage Japan is quite further than vintage America.  (Takeshi)

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02/16/2015

SWEET HOME YOKOSUKA / Miyako Ishiuchi

I recently acquired this photo book…

It is about Yokosuka, Old Apartments and Old whore houses in Japan….all taken in late 70s ~ early 80s.

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I believe some people like these!

(Takeshi)

02/14/2015

Advanced Style

I like this book….

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It reminds me the days when I was selling vintage clothes at various NYC flea markets.

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I recommend this book if you are interested in Style more than Fashion….

(Takeshi)

02/01/2015

Arigato-gozaimashita!!!

Our Japan show has just ended….

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(Takeshi)

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