12/05/2016

Recent Inspirations and Motivations

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(Takeshi)

11/27/2016

Memory Grosgrain

Memory Grosgrain or something….that’s the name for this polyester fabric on a header….thought one of those funky Japanese-translated English words.

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Wrinkle? sort of wavy….a great presence.

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…and character, too.  I instantly recall Peter Folk’s raincoat in “Columbo”.

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I remember “this fabric memorize the wrinkles” or something for sales copy for this fabric….that’s not a lie.

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Brought mainly smaller stuff from Japan this time….@SUNTRAP

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And some other…..

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For those restless chopsticks…

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Practical chemical weapon for cold weather….a pair of socks which actually produce heat! from MIZUNO.

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Recommended by Don “S” from “N*P*N*H*S” !

(Takeshi)

11/21/2016

merit of DV’s ~ OYJ Pot Party ’16FW

I wore my Post 41-DV most… on my last trip to Japan.

The timing was sudden changes of weather….from warm daytime to chilly nights….sometime in drastic.

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My Post 41-DV in Thinsulate quilted nylon taffeta.  “DV” means “sans collar” in Post O’Alls dictionary.

The result is…feel breeze around your neck,  yet with assurance for colder air…a greater versatility within.

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In warmer days….with T’s.

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When slight worry for temp. drops….get some scarf around your neck.

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More worry?  Wear E-Z CRUZ Vest underneath for a relief.

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ARMY shirt does it, too….

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Worry ? …swap it for woolen stuff.

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Feeling like a change?  Wear it over Sweetbear.

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Got real freeze?  Then you need a chemical power from Montbell or somebody’s with whatever-loft stuffed in…

(Takeshi)

P.S.

I managed to make OYJ (= oyaji = dirty old man in Japanese) Pot Party…on the night coming back to NY.

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By the time I got there…pot was over.

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Then…game time!

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11/13/2016

Vintage Post O’Alls & Beyond~

You know, we get many kinds of emails from our customers.

Many of them are inquiries about our new/older stuff, or/and their authenticities.

Today, I got an email from one of our regular customers… and here are some photos came with it.

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This shirt is “MG3″….from mid-late 1990s.  Tastefully faded chambray fabric…

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These are called….something Split-back….sorry, I can’t recall the name…..from early-mid 2000’s.  Looks like Japanese denim fabric.

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And, these are the photos of a shirt he MADE!

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Wow…

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Quite impressive detailing, Richard!

(Takeshi)

11/06/2016

BINGOYA~Japanese Folk & Crafts

I happened to stop by this store….BINGOYA, a Japanese folk-crafts shop while I was walking to a hospital in Shinjuku.

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Great store! You should go if you come to Tokyo. (Takeshi)

P.S.

Found nice old tile work on the ex-store front across from BINGOYA.

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Recent FAKE…. KOREA again

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My regular 5 pocket

I’ve been feeling comfortable wearing our 5 pocket w/charcoal stitch for….at least 15 years or so.

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Why charcoal stitch?

It’s simple….because I don’t wear blue denim 5 pocket with jean jacket often….I wear more frequently with workwear or some other stuff.

Charcoal stitches are more practical with tailored jackets as well…. due to their cleaner and simpler look.

We made blue denim 5 pocket with various stitches in the past…conventional yellow x orange, OD, khaki OD and navy ….kind of experimenting around….then charcoal stays.

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For blue denim set-ups, this quilted denim is very easy for this time of the year!

(Takeshi)

10/30/2016

Navy Back Sateen

I’m especially into this season’s Navy Back Sateen fabrics.

There are two weights – heavy weight for outerwear/pullover shirt, medium weight for regular shirt.

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They are stiff – not flexible or no drape  at all when new….but I’m looking at its texture after repeated wearing and washing

numeral times……as on most vintage rugged fabrics.

They are not enzyme washed – that means they are going to look great after years of use….unlike washed and destroyed fabrics of these days.

We’ve been into lighter, softer fabrics for last 10 years or so….now I start feeling like these stiff fabrics….like back in those my early vintage days.

(Takeshi)

10/21/2016

Streamline Lighters (2) – (recent distractions)

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ARISTOCRAT, 1940s, USA

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STREAMLITER, 1940s, USA

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THORENS Lucky, 1940~50s, Switzerland

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BOWERS, 1940s, USA

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EVANS, 1950s, USA

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DRAGON 777, 1940~50s, Japan

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GW, 1940~50s, Japan

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PRIZ, 1950~60s, Japan

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ZIPPO, 1963, USA

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ZIPPO, 2002, USA

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ZIPPO, 2004, USA

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Great bible for vintage Japanese lighters!

(Takeshi)

Streamline Lighters – (recent distractions)

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RONSON Princess, 1930s, USA

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RONSON Standard, 1930s, USA

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PRESTO, 1940~50s, Canada

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PRESTO Magic, 1950s, Canada

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PRINCE, 1950s, Japan

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RONSON Adonis, 1950s, USA

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BROTHER-LITE, 1950s, Japan

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PENGUIN, 1950s, Japan

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CORONA, 1940~50s, Japan

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BOWERS, 1930~40s, USA

(Takeshi)

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