11/19/2009

POST ON WHEELS

Our friend uploaded our classic novelty….

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x5BNbjJFiBg

 

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I remember we took this video several days before 9-11…(Takeshi)

Inspirations – Khaki Vests

1)      Unknown Hunting Vest, 1930s

Simple enough to wear over or inside jackets with  minimum presence. Average pre-war quality.

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2)      Readhead Hunting Vest, 1930s

Pleated lower pockets set this vest apart from others. Unexpected nice grass green lining is a plus, too. (Takeshi)

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11/09/2009

factory

For the past 15 years, our days starts at the factory where we produce, inspect and ship.

All this is done in the same building, 3rd fl. is the factory and 2nd. is where designer makes his own pattern.(Katsu)

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11/01/2009

Super PAY DAY jacket (mid-1930s)

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Master example of typical fully-loaded pre-war design, such as extended collar band, detachable ring buttons, engineer cuffs, a flapped right chest pocket and a combination watch pocket on left chest.

 “Super” means it is superior to its predecessor in one major thing – they are made of then-new Sanforized (pre-shrunk) denim fabric. All cotton garments used to shrink prior to this invention as shrink-to fit 501s, became out of fit after repeated washings

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Nice and generous anti-boring fit, beautiful deep blue color, appropriate weight and honest character yarns.

Successful example of nice combination of different stitches – felled triple needle chain stitch  main seams, narrow double needle for pockets and stuff, and a couple of single needle works for details, so does the combination of stitch colors – beautifully industrial.

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Has all the tasty vintage details yet looks so natural as it should – possessing timeless presence and balance. And better yet, not too good.

This mid 30s Super Pay Day jacket is a key inspiration of our signature #1102 Engineers’ Jacket….and that was the jacket which opened my door to vintage work wear. (Takeshi)

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