05/29/2014

Small stuff

GI souvenir from Japan….c. 1940~50s

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Another variation….50~60s?

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Back view

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I love these “W”…..don’t know why though.

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My father used to use this in Black….around 1970?

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We used to have this bird back in 60s in my home.

I didn’t know it was made in Japan….for export?

left = repro   right = original

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(Takeshi)

05/18/2014

Like old days…

These days, sometimes I am leaning towards the mood of certain old period….the early~mid 80s, I was in early 20s…not even thought about coming to the U.S. yet….

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Start off with vintage 501s…you had to have them…..they were not that expensive back then.

You could get a pair of deadstock 501XX with paper patch for under $400-, used for $200- or so…

Older friends used to wear them with short-and-out T-shirt under a worn vintage “V” sweatshirt, and a pair of deadstock 60s Chuck Taylor or Jack Purcels…so we copied….

A few vintage deadstock shops have just opened up in Harajuku.

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Vintage Japanese souvenir jackets from 50s.

Some of our older ex-surfer friends wore them with a pair of low-hung (already!) XX or beat-up 646…w/long straight hair….I thought it was really cool.

Back then, there were not many people wore them besides 50s wannabes or gangsters in movie world.

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A vintage denim jacket was a must….some people already started wearing and selling them several years back….in the late 70s.

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They wore these authentic vintage flight jackets….A-2, MA-1, L2-B….not seriously.

There were no repro or repro brands back then yet…

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Some wore CWU jackets…..I copied my DJ friend….his was a really worn, yet totally cool piece.

I start feelin’ that it’s not just a reminiscence….but maybe a direction which needs to be restored…  (Takeshi)

P.S.

I scored this junk on Ebay……a hunting? jacket in blue denim x nylon? ….another stupid 70s idea?

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K-Mart!

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wow…it was not a JOKE!

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05/11/2014

Masterpiece~

Here’s some my personal masterpieces in (denim) short work jacket department…

Oshkosh #771, circa 1970

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Lee #91-B, early 1960s

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Oshkosh after wash

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(Takeshi)

05/04/2014

Frequent ~ Mode

Here are my recent frequent picks.

Luckily, my mode remains unchanged since before my visit to Japan….

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BDU-R in olive end-on-end shirting fabric.  Would like to wear it with pants this season….until last year, I felt fresh wearing it with mostly shorts. It is also an ideal layering piece over a CRUZER or a railroad jacket for more storage and presence, thanks to its particularly light fabric and un-disturbing design. Feels like more iridescent than ever…

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CRUZER 5 in French twill. The lighter weight of poly/cotton fabric and its different iridescence…right on!

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CRUZER 5-W in stone broadcloth shirting. Stone looks better than ever….and tiny wrinkles produced by fine broadcloth is a new plus….

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Royal Traveler in olive nylon taffeta. I can’t part with it….even looks better after washings….feels more like feather weight cotton.

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C-POST 7 in navy broadcloth shirting x 2. You know, I want to feel like Spring, yet chilly wind is still there….  Then, this kind of unconventional shirt – made of broadcloth shirting with self-fabric lining – makes my day.  Wearing dark color shirt underneath a jacket has been personal trend for a while…

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White shirt (ULTRA POST)…in dobby broadcloth w/ some metallic. Oxford, and fine Bedford cord would do as well.

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CRUZER Shirt 3 in green end-on-end shirting…..iridescent again…

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No. 7 Five pocket in khaki Dry Ripstop, stone Bedford cord, French twill (L to R).

I’ve been in the process of developing some positive ideas for 2015 S/S….(Takeshi)

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