Best of December! Kapital…

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. 

 

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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.

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This is the mild one.

 

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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.

 

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KOGIN Engineer boots.

 

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Socks display.

 

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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.

 

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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.

 

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Native American blanket inspired fleece vests. Toasty warm, playfully colorful.

 

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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.

 

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