05/25/2015

USN

Found some junk at our factory again….

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Found like this….

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USN???

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????

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Flip it over……maybe….

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it is ….

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Yes!

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You know that’s G-1’s wind flap!

Our late landlord owned leather factory…..made some government stuff as well as official police jackets and some of our leather stuff.

Amen…

(Takeshi)

Some chains…

Here’s some vintage chains I use daily.….besides necklaces and bracelets.

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That is…..Jean Ring (sort of ) + chain + key ring.

I change chain part according to my mood.

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chain (1)….nice Deco links

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chain (1) close-up

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chain (2) Looks somewhat industrial…

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chain (2) close-up

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chain (3) Looks like “chain-gang” chain…with some etchings.

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chain (3) close-up

These are all American, probably from 1920~50s.

(Takeshi)

Synthetic Fabric Shirt

You don’t see many synthetic fabric shirt today….

But in 60~70s…..

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This is a nylon surf shirt from HANGTEN from c.1970…..probably sold with board shorts as set-up.

My personal preference is nylon over polyester…..why? just feel better to me….I still like poly though.

United States was poly paradise since late 60s through a decade or so, but when I started living in NYC in late 80s, it was still not easy to find all-cotton socks, sweatshirt…..

Here’s ours….

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We have made some nylon shirts in the past…..and these are our current models.

It’s an interesting item under not- so-humid situation….say, like perforated suede….especially on summer nights.

(Takeshi)

05/17/2015

SWEETBEAR-W

I sort of rediscovering the merit of “W” stuff these days……since I started wearing our new Sweetbear-W.

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I don’t remember when I start making these “W” constructed stuff….probably “CRUZER-W” around 2007 0r so….for questing ultimate wrinkle….

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Well, it looks like the way supposed to be….  (Takeshi)

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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(Takeshi)

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)

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