07/20/2014

last minute…

modernized.

1t

Jack!…How are you?

2t

A recent hit.

3t

New? Naaaaa…

4t

Great!!!

5t

Anything, sir?

6t

I didn’t know all these old windows have these weights inside…

7t

Feel Goood!

8t

John, thank you for the photo!

pst

(Takeshi)

07/14/2014

JUNK

I sometimes come across unfamiliar stuff…at our factory.

1

good for paperweight maybe?

2

I like its paper label and weird screws…

3

the shape….

4

maybe this go well with paperweight?

5

yes!

I have one more week for our show.

(Takeshi)

P.S.

it is stormy these days…

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07/06/2014

yellow x red…

Basically, I am a Navy or Khaki/Olive guy….

But, I always have a sweet spot for …..yellow x red for unknown reason.

Here we go…

y1

Even better with some dash of blue….

y2

and white….

y3

Here…

y4

Here!

y5

(Takeshi)

07/05/2014

cell phone shots…

I didn’t know each day have its own color…

c1

I was always thinking….

c2

…it is scary.

c3

What??

c5

He is spraying himself…

c6

…in BRONZE color.

c7

So he is trying to be a statue?

(Takeshi)

06/22/2014

…Memory of ~

These ZIPPOs all have one thing in common…

z1

z2

z3

z4

z5

z6

Yes, they all spent some times in 1940s Japan….

Cheers!!!

(Takeshi)

06/15/2014

Distractions…

Still…

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d2

d3

d4

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(Takeshi)

06/08/2014

Logger…

Feels like wearing shorts with vintage logger jacket…

1

in the most heavy-duty and popular form…among vintage Northwestern loggers as seen on old Darius Kinsey and other photos.

3

The most typical detail combination of:

-W’d up sleeves, yoke and back

-Upper 2 pockets only

4

Half fly-front and small chest pockets make this jacket more classic.

5

The only problem of these jackets is…just way too much presence for city streets.

(Takeshi)

06/01/2014

Short stay…

I’m staying in Japan now….but much shorter than usual.

That means I don’t have much time left for shopping…..so I did place some order online, or put a hold on some items before I left.

I gave a shot on French again…..in black thin moleskin and more vintage details…..the result???

Mmmmm…

q1

Burlington…..I checked this out again….for cuff details.

q2

You know some Japanese cartoons are really something else.

To me, he is the very best.

YOSHIHARU  TSUGE

q3

Bought this when I picked up a hold.

I knew this Western Field coat fits me really well….thank god I was looking for a hunting jacket with really good fitting pattern.

q4

(Takeshi)

05/29/2014

Small stuff

GI souvenir from Japan….c. 1940~50s

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Another variation….50~60s?

2

Back view

3

I love these “W”…..don’t know why though.

4

My father used to use this in Black….around 1970?

5

We used to have this bird back in 60s in my home.

I didn’t know it was made in Japan….for export?

left = repro   right = original

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(Takeshi)

05/18/2014

Like old days…

These days, sometimes I am leaning towards the mood of certain old period….the early~mid 80s, I was in early 20s…not even thought about coming to the U.S. yet….

P1

Start off with vintage 501s…you had to have them…..they were not that expensive back then.

You could get a pair of deadstock 501XX with paper patch for under $400-, used for $200- or so…

Older friends used to wear them with short-and-out T-shirt under a worn vintage “V” sweatshirt, and a pair of deadstock 60s Chuck Taylor or Jack Purcels…so we copied….

A few vintage deadstock shops have just opened up in Harajuku.

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P3

Vintage Japanese souvenir jackets from 50s.

Some of our older ex-surfer friends wore them with a pair of low-hung (already!) XX or beat-up 646…w/long straight hair….I thought it was really cool.

Back then, there were not many people wore them besides 50s wannabes or gangsters in movie world.

P4

A vintage denim jacket was a must….some people already started wearing and selling them several years back….in the late 70s.

P5

They wore these authentic vintage flight jackets….A-2, MA-1, L2-B….not seriously.

There were no repro or repro brands back then yet…

P6

P7

Some wore CWU jackets…..I copied my DJ friend….his was a really worn, yet totally cool piece.

I start feelin’ that it’s not just a reminiscence….but maybe a direction which needs to be restored…  (Takeshi)

P.S.

I scored this junk on Ebay……a hunting? jacket in blue denim x nylon? ….another stupid 70s idea?

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K-Mart!

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wow…it was not a JOKE!

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