This thread needs resurrecting. Takahiro is still making great stuff. I don't always like the lookbooks, but I think the actual pieces are sick. Really love the shirts in particular. Old cowboy shirts were so good.
i think the brand is a bit hard to discuss cause it's not that accessible outside of Asia and NY. all the pieces are pretty awesome - sometimes hard to wear though. i don't own or wear as much of it these days but i still have utmost faith in miyashita
rumour has it some retailers like HAVEN will be stocking soloist soon, so perhaps that will help in increasing popularity : )