The winter chill has taken it’s grip on Japan and on the fabrics and colors at Kapital. Corduroy and sashiko, wild looks and mild styles.
These are the Old Man and The Sea pants. Possibly a misnomer but, I am going to run with it. Indigo over-dyed fine wale corduroy. Excellent white contrast stitching, and patches of wide wale corduroy here and there. Plus a smattering of sashiko for good measure. There is a subtle warmth to these, something loved and cared. The abundant repairs are like scars, physical memories…
These come in two flavors, Mild and Wild.
This is the mild one.
This display with the double layered vests caught my eye. I like the hunting/outdoor look with the beige jacket, very manly but with a refined manner. With a contrasting red flannel beetle camp scarf adds a little more fun to the whole look.
KOGIN Engineer boots.
Great display in the Kobe store. A white sailors hat next to a delightful sashiko mackinaw jacket. The boro tsugihagi indigo futon cover a warm backdrop.
Kountry patchwork flannel shirt. Made to look like scavenged scraps of fabric collected and recycled to make a new shirt. Two color variations but equally crazy and cool.
Native American blanket inspired fleece vests. Toasty warm, playfully colorful.
Christmas in Japan is about couples. This store display for me is a perfect expression of that. I would love to run into these people wearing these fantastic looks.