I update our Japanese blog every week…..yet I don’t always so in English version…..due to laziness in translatiing……or some reason…
Here’s some salvaged photos from Japanese blog.
Set of close-up photos of our signature #1102 Engineers’ Jacket’s cuff.
I was explaining in Japanese blog why our triple stitch pass way beyond the bartack…..which looks inconvenient and unreasonable.
In many cases in many brands, they usually trim and clean excess threads…..even in many vintage examples.
But we do it that way……..because I like it……it’s part of the design.
Same idea, in W-needle construction. Hard to see though….
Same idea, @ opening of shorts’ front pocket.
In this case, I sometimes clean threads for my own pair…..but not the factory job.
I picked this fabric for 2013SS because:
1) Thought it’s a good alternative to a solid khaki fabric….from a distance.
2) And I like its 3-D effect in person…..it really pops out.
Here’s a new design for 2013 FW….I just washed this sample to check the shrinkage.
I named it NAVY-CRUZ….as its original design was taken from USN summer cotton flight jacket from 1940s~.
As you may know, the original vintage jacket has many variants…..2 pocket, 3 pocket, 4pocket….shirt collar or shawl collar…..
I was always thinking that I would find one in 2 pocket and shawl collar configuration like ours…..which they never did.
This one is lined with wool flannel for winter……not for summer for sure!
I strumbled across this set of vintage 1970s FENDER electric guitar string on Ebay.
I bought it because it brought back some feelings and memories when I acquired my first FENDER.
I was mid-teen and it was a Telecaster……That string came in its case pocket.
( Takeshi )