11/25/2012

WINTER is here….

Finally, winter is here…..it was almost freezing this morning in NYC.

Here’s what I feel like these days.

 

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This is a dropped sample from 2012 FW collection.

I dropped because there were already too many fabric variations…..yet I like this!

For some reason, I really wear this….maybe we should release this fabric next winter…

 

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Long-absent Town & Country.  I revived this style in Camel color melton this winter…..the first for this style.

Back of pocket flaps are lined with Ultra Suede, and buttons are natural color…..sort of fresh.

 

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Our 1st P-coat, P-POST.

Looks really plain but it is made of official Cavarly Twill worsted wool uniform cloth, lined with foam filling.

Light, yet substantial.

 

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P-POST in vintage indigo calico fabric.

Feels really light, it reminds me CLOSED’s china jacket from the early 80s.

 

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Our ever-popular tweed version of Engineers’ jacket.

This style debuted unlined in late 2000’s, then we lined them for a while…..

I washed it and hung dry many times……really soften up.

Now, feel like to make this unlined in plainer design…..it would be sort of like wearing cardigans.

 

( Takeshi )

SOME COLORS

Here’s some colors I am into these days….

 

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I picked up this scarf at MANHATTAN PIER ANTIQUE SHOW last weekend.

For some reason, Ialways attracted to these types….some vivid colors on dark or plain color…..

Here’s another example.

 

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This shirt has been on my frequent-wear list but mostly in-house use only.

This “TWISTER GAME” color scheme is somewhat crazy to some people…..I hear more compliment whenever I wear…..but mostly joke, I guess.

Hoping it will fade to the point where where I can call it “subtle”, but looks like it takes forever…..

 

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I never really liked this color in my life…..but for some reason, I am attached to this color….

It looks especially good when worn with some good amount of “white”.

 

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( Takeshi )

11/14/2012

Inventory 07 Launch Event

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It was snowing…..( Takeshi )

Japan

I was in Japan when that hurricane Sandy hits……then forced to stay there for another week….

I was there a little more than 10 days already, and didn’t have much free time yet so I started catching up.

 

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I went down to Yokohama as I heard my old friend just opened up a little vintage store ( http://ameblo.jp/anchor-vintage/) a few months ago…..so I had to say Hello.

Ending up buying POW stenciled 30s US Army denim shirt……this one is sewn with yellow and OD stitch mixed.

 

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He is good @ military stuff, really.

 

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Then I went to some book stores…..on the right is aboutl cool vintage buildings in Osaka, quite impressing!

 

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I dropped by @ …Reseach’s Mr. Kobayashi’s vintage book store ( http://www.cowbooks.jp/ ), bought some Eggleston stuff.

The other day, he showed me some dangerous stuff from his father…..

 

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and some cool old stuff.

 

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A vintage Ramen restaurant in Shimokitazawa.

 

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( Takeshi )

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