01/19/2014

Finally…

Finally, Monday will be the first day of our FW2014 show.

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This time is darker than ever…..

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It is darker…and it is more interesting! ( Takeshi )

P.S.

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My friend informed me that I forgot a CRUZER variation…

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Yes, we made this model….I don’t recall the model name though…I guess we released only one season or so.

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Its design is almost completely identical to my favorite FILSON from 1930~40s except it has cape-back and minor adjustments.

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Its fabric is Italian Blackwatch wool….very soft and light much like today’s polyester fleece.

Back of pocket flaps are similar sateen as found on vintage L2B flight jacket lining…now I remember how old it is…

We found this lining fabric from a jobber long time ago…so I bet this jacket must be either our 2nd or 3rd CRUZER model….meaning it must be from mid 2000s or so.

01/04/2014

CRUZERS…

Well, we call them CRUZER….

Here’s a brief progression…

1st version in Black Canvas, early 2000s.

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This is sort of forerunner of all CRUZERS, Town & Country.

This reissue is from recent year, but original design was from late 1990s.

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2nd version prototype, mid 2000s.

Now leaning towards vintage prewar FILSON flavor…

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Like this example must be a good motivation….

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The next version.

It now has cape-back instead of large pocket with side entries,

and more vintage FILSON-esque front layouts in the simplest manner.

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In melton wool…

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Then, from 2010 on to the current, this CRUZER-5.

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And its original inspiration…WOOLRICH ( John Rich ) from 1920~30s.

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Now, I start feeling like….this kind of relaxing mood…

This example is a FILSON from 1950s, rare variants in 3 pocket front.

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Well, then I made a sample like this…

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Then, I start seeing how the next one will be… ( Takeshi )

P.S.

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My friend Satoshi ( exact same birthday, year as mine ) introduced me this…..

You MUST see this…..it is just unbelievable for 1973!!!

2013→2014

Time flies….

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Green color added.

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El Passo….

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Warm & Tender…

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Oops…sorry!

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Bet huge gums in there?

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Well…

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Here comes….

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Not too bad….

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Happy New Year!!!!

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