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About a month and a half ago, I was killing some time in a DVD/game rental store in the outskirts of Tokyo when I noticed they had an adjoining vintage clothing shop. Spotted a leather jacket that at first I thought must have been synthetic leather since it was priced so low. Y2900 or $36.50. Other jackets included vintage (brand-name) motorcycle jackets like Harley-Davidson ranging from Y16,000 (if it was really damaged) to Y60,000. After doing a triple-check, I bought...
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Thanks for all the great advice! Not sure why but I was asked to wear a white dress shirt. Will ask if a light blue shirt is okay. Otherwise a dark navy suit with a subtle window-check. Haven't figured out which tie to go with but leaning toward a dark-ish blue one with low-key patterns. Or, would a light blue one (with a white dress shirt) work too?
I'm going in for a video session and they've only given me very vague information at best to wear "business clothes". When pressed, they added a preference for a "white dress shirt". For anyone who has worked in film or TV, do you have any more specific advice? I'm already leaning toward a darker (navy or charcoal grey) suit.
Apparently it was released a week ago. Some pretty good scenes including a real deal Godfather (oyabun). http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5f6vxamBkL4
I guess I'm going to get them done stateside. Resole America works okay for me but it was much less hassle with an APO address... A friend lives in Azabu Juban and indicated Spica did a great job on his shoes. And, the second one, Union Works, is a top-end joint that has been in business for over 20 years. Probably someone on this board has had direct experience with them.
The quality in Tokyo might be great but the prices are unreal: http://www.spica-inc.jp/service_price_e.html http://www.union-works.co.jp/repair/usboots/If I could get the equivalent "expertise" of the local MISTER MINIT here in Japan but at a fraction of the price, I'd be as happy as a pig in shit ~!
xericx and impolyt_one - many many thanks for your advice and tips! The leather daypack I'll be toting along has a bit less functionality than the GO RUCK pack (which looks sweet by the way) and a bit on the fashionable side. It has an internal frame as well: And, the boots I'll be bring along will probably be these: Or, if as a friend recommends, I should bring my old shit kicker boots and have them re-soled for cheap while I wait in Seoul: (they look like these) I...
I'm planning a short (just shy of) one-week trip in South Korea. It's almost all personal so no need for suits, laptops and other gear. This time, I want to travel super light. No check-in luggage - and I'll figure out where I want to stay after I land. I don't want to lug around anything that I'd find to be a chore to drag around all day or have me standing out too obviously as a backpacker or tourist. I'm thinking of a favorite leather daypack that holds a decent...
Thanks, okay.w0w!
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