09/21/2015

Summerfall 2015

It is getting more fall everyday…..but I still don’t want to part with my shorts yet….

So, I’m checking how our NEW stuff goes…..with shorts!

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Here are my personal most worn shorts this season..(L to R ) khaki beefy cords MENPOLINI Short, stone supreme twill MENPOLINI short,

and navy 60/40 Cruzer short 2.

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E-Z Cruz 5 shirt….in navy brushed cotton twill.

I always like L/S  shirt w/ shorts….but didn’t feel much this summer.

Yet finally I start feeling like L/S….when it gets colder, I usually go for wool shirt…with shorts if possible.

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OK 42 in navy cotton twill.

I like its new snug and shorter fit…a new balance with shorts!

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Royal Traveler Shirt in P/C hi-count poplin quilt w/Thinsulate.

Shorter length works better for current mood, I guess.

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Post 41 DV in same fabric as above.

Maybe I like this style better with pants this year…

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Royal Traveler in navy shirting HBT.

Never fail!

(Takeshi)

09/16/2015

OYJ camp Aug’15

Here we go…

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(Takeshi)

USVA chambray shirt

Here’s a rare bird…

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There are many U.S. military issued chambray shirts… for U .S.NAVY .

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But this one is made for U.S.V.A. (United States Veterans Administration).

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Single plain patch pocket without  a flap for a coat-style shirt (not pullover)….which is extra rare in vintage chambray work shirt world…as you may know….and looks beautifully simple and cool.

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This is the second shirt I own (and have seen in person)….the below is another one I had (gave it to my friend Nishi from CORONA). These photos were taken in my room….around 1985?

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I had this my first USVA shirt when I was living in Japan….note USVA stencil around right hem, which would disappear after a couple of washings.

This shirt is my main inspiration for “The POST” shirt (our first single pocket coat-style shirt from late 90s) and other many single pocket work shirts to follow ( C-POST series, etc.).

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Here are some stuff I bought in Japan…

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Vintage bottle openers for restaurants and bars…

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Vintage traditional “Japanese INN” set for table…

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Vintage Japanese Mentholatum sibling (or copy, for exact).

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Its back design….explaining what this ointment is good for…

(Takeshi)

From Japan

I bought 2 MONTBELL sandals on the day I arrived in Tokyo…

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I wanted to get them!

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I didn’t have much free time this time and appetite for shopping because of the weather…but I managed to crawl up to see my friends @ SUNTRAP…and scored this shirt.

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This early 60s shirt reminds me some days I was living in Japan…I custom ordered a shirt in similar fabric at a G.I. tailor near Yokota Air Base in Fussa, Tokyo.

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This one is made of permanent pressed cotton (!) , and is probably made in Japan (not stated ).

The one I ordered was silk….I barely remember that I bought some nice silk fabric from India….at a store nearby the tailor called Taji Mahal or something….and I specified small Italian collar for that short sleeve shirt.

(Takeshi)

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