10/27/2013

NAVY

Feel like more NAVY than ever…..

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Maybe it is due to the experience that I did see very few NAVY in Mialn and Paris in a last couple of weeks….

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I was surprised that almost everybody was wearing those gloomy, olivish color which commonly found @ those mega stores like H&* or Z*R*…these colors really blend in Europe’s air…..too adequate.

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So I felt like pulling on at least (1) NAVY item in that trip everyday.

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I didn’t have a chance to see the U.K…..hoping it is different.

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I started feeling like….I want to make a NAVY collection for 2014FW….with some other colors which help NAVY looking good…

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I am going to stay in Japan from next weekend…..let’s see how I feel overthere!  ( Takeshi )

accessories:  MISSONI, Mountain Research

10/22/2013

Milan ~ Paris

Italian Military?

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Wooden rims, wooden handle.  Love that metalic brown color.

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Interesting department store in Milan.Bought some Italian made stuff there.

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Paris sky.

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Paris night sky.  Sort of like Cashmere…

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Autumn leaves in Clignancourt.

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Looks like some Japanese foods are popular in both cities as in NYC….Sushi in Milan, Sushi and Ramen in Paris.

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Very nice bone-white diamond-cut ceramic tiles in Paris Subway.

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Accidential ride on EMIRATES due to AA flight cancellation….New and Cool.

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( Takeshi )

10/13/2013

Milan…..Milano

I ‘m in Milan right now….for the first time. Looks like it is different from Florence, for sure….

Cool sign…

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I sort of like these busy looking buildings( in the middle x 2), looks Italian to me somewhat.

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I love these windows…

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Somewhat San Francisco?

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Recycling idea….four color bags.

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Cool textured acrylic lights on escalator.

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It looks like harness….somewhat HERMES.

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Good junks.

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( Takeshi )

10/06/2013

Watches…

I have noticed that there have been days which I don’t feel like wearing wristwatches….and it has been long enough already.

Reason?  Maybe I don’t need it because I can check times on my cell phone….or I don’t have anything that I want particular?…or I lost my interest in wearing watches?  I don’t know….but looks like it is sure that wristwatches are not so important to me anymore.

But once in a while, I still get attracted to some watches….but keep forgetting about it…

Yet I can feel my little passion about wearing watches grow day by day again last several….but I still don’t find a target yet.

Let’s see what I used to wear in the past….

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SWATCH Jerry Fish.  It looks miserable now -thanks to oxygen. I used to buy it whenever I found it deadstock back in the late 80s.

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HAMILTON Piping Rock, 1920~30s. It is dated in the back – “IKE” From The “Little Pool” May-27-1930.

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ELGIN Aviator watch, 1910s. I used to wholesale military watches when I was a student. I guess this one is form these days. I especially liked this earlier variant with dial crooked 90°.

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SEIKO Giugiaro, 1980s. I found it deadstock at local town where our factory is located.

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PULSAR Calculator, 1970s. I guess I bought it in LA when we used to go to MAGIC show in Las Vegas.

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US official military watch, 1983.  I have been wearing this recent years….but looks like half retired for now. I bought it deadstock at Army-Navy store in Jersey where I found good portion of deadstock clothes.  I prefer these 80s ones to WW2-70s ones.

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ROLEX GMT Master, 1990s.  We bought it to celebrate 3 or 5th year anniversary of POST O’ALLS back in mid 90s. I remember I wanted to get “then-current” GMT.

Now I remember there were some watches I wanted but I couldn’t get – due to lack of cash or chance or confidence – these were…70s PATEK NAUTILUS,  40s ROLEX stainless steel bubbleback hooded, and 40~50s OMEGA military watch with unseen extra fat body that I found in Singapore….and some more.

I am sure that I was happy if I could get them back then….but I feel less passionate for them now.

Yet I know I started feeling like something new…..more recently, CARTIER American Tank from 70s,  and OMEGA Titanium Seamaster from 80s popped up in my chart…..but didn’t get to the point yet.

Maybe some brand new ones?  Let’s slowly start looking for it now… ( Takeshi )

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