Sometimes I start to realize while I inspect something….our standard is not definite, rather moody…
Take out and clean that “basting” thread or just leave it…..it goes solely by aesthetic.
This happened by accident. By falsely cutting ( in this case replacement ) parts from different batch of fabric, causes this kind of effect – off shades – meaning mixing different shades of fabrics.
We usually reject these “defect” pieces, and I sometimes save it for myself if that fits me.
This time, this wonderful accidental creature goes to my friend – I knew he would like it – and I was happy seeing him smile!
These are some of the new styles I finished making production patterns today, CRUZER shirt 3 and CRUZER shirt 3 LLC ( pullover ).
I kind of find out that this TROPI-CRUZ might be our first shirt which featured this kind of CRUZER pocket configuration.
This one, from 5~6 years ago, retains some signature details from its predecessor – TROPICAL, like button – down collar band ( to keep collar band open in hotter days ) and sleeve roll-up straps.
My pressure level is getting higher and higher everyday as usual…..till next show starts. ( Takeshi )
Inspired by Mr. Keizo Shimizu of NEPENTHES…..wearing an embroidered one nicely on INVENTORY magazine cover.
I dig out mine…..Yes, that’s the one with silver color snap, longer chest pockets and yellow stitching.
These cotton twill military pants from WW2….has been on my (?) list for a while.
I used these distinctive side pocket details fused with our popular BDU pants…..made it into BDU-R status back in …..around 2000? Maybe in need for an updated version soon?
Printed pants again….personally leaning towards these understated ones.
These are my choice for last Japan trip……never had a chance to wear one due to the weather though……OUCH!
These are the two most frequent worn outerwears on my last Japan trip.
Blue houndstooth shirting BDU-R over a poly/cotton poplin navy CRUZER……OOPS ! BDU-R name again? I sometimes give models same name without any thoughts…..
This WW2 USN herringbone jacket has been on my (?) list quite a while….
This is our version of the jacket above…….from mid 2000’s and in herringbone printed corduroy?
My antenna has been wide open……for 2014SS samples. ( Takeshi )
I bought this shirt a couple of weeks ago…… at my usual vintage hangout in Harajuku area( = PUEBLO ). This LEE shirt always has a sweet spot in me because it is the SOURCE of all the early POST O’ALLS shirt. Our shirt started forming its shape from here…..along with many other ideas.
LEE work shirt from this era ( 1940s )is really perfect in many sense – perfected original work shirt design for a human, in ultimate well- balanced form. I clearly see the unusually keen sense of the person who draw the pattern……that’s the genius’s work.
Before I started POST O’ALLS, I used to wear them almost everyday…..found them deadstock and saved all my sizes in various fabrics – I remember I especially liked to wear Navy blue herringbone version.
Unlike many of the vintage work shirt around, they have some good personalities of their own. To me, not older than these, not newer than these…..I like these 40~50s version.
Since it is a father of them all, I thought it would fit nicely with what I was wearing that day – POST O’ALLS white waffle shirt, POST O’ALLS Royal traveler in khaki nylon taffeta, POST O’ALLS( sample )CAPE ROYALE 4 in sage cotton/poly poplin….
Well, it is still really a good shirt, but I found not quite as good in some aspects….especially in layering abilities.
I used to think that it was sort of our weak point that our specialty was in “wear” rather than “actual work” status……yet now I see that our shirt has come long way…..already far from what I thought would be the best work shirt to wear. ( Takeshi )
It was night before I left for Japan ….I was deciding what to carry for wearing and testing…..in minimal, effective way. Since my old friend and sort of mentor KOJI dropped by, I asked him some EXTRA advice.
I felt like carrying some white shirt…..more than usual….since I strongly wanted to feel spring air in Japan in some white shirts.
Feeling more like waffle now….
C-POST3? in large waffle, from several seasons ago.
SWEET LOGGER in Large waffle…..looks like from same period as C-POST3 above.
SWEET LIGHTER SUPREME in medium waffle, from 2012S/S.
I wanted more whites….in broadcloth or poplin…then I asked KOJI about it.
He said “ Just WAFFLES”.
Sure, I see. ( Takeshi )
Ultra simple design yields Futuristic cool. OEDO Subway Tocho-Mae Station
Cool Dark Rosewoody Bathroom door says “Gentleman” in Japanese
Found some Goldfish in a tank in front of old shoes store in Shinsen, Shibuya
My long- time regular….since childhood. IZUMIYA Cookies
Happened to found old-school Japanese knife handmade by aging craftsman…..we all used to have one.
AIR MOS Burger “ Teriyaki Egg” It is uprisingly good! Even if don’t counting that I’m a strong MOS Burger fan.
SAKUBEI YAMAMOTO, vintage coal miner / artist
These Shibuya’s “EYES” are deep in our memories…..will diminish soon. ( Takeshi )