Originally Posted by Peter1
I can't even begin to describe how much I love what Yuketen does -- my big complaint with Russell, Quoddy, Rancourt, OSB etc. is that they're basically making the same shoe/moc as one another. But Yuketen has really stretched out the USA Handsewn brand. Now I wish they were about 50% cheaper but that's the price for creativity, I guess. Ah well, someday...
Yuki is also hilarious. For example, I asked him about the "teeth" on the boots, and he told me "like a shark", which was the most succinct description I've heard for a while. He really has fun with his designs while working really hard on them. It might be a west coast thing. He is based in CA, while a lot of the other brands are based in NYC. The lookbook is nothing ponderous either. Once I get it in my hands (it is hardcover, and not generally released - I'm not sure what the point of it is, actually) I'll scan some of the photos. The narrative has two of his guys ("We are a cheap company, we use all our employees as models" was what he said) going on a hunt over some vintage Louis Vuitton luggage, and then, after some chases and fisticuffs, having a drink together.
Originally Posted by jet
Fok, I will check out the harris wharf stuff. Looks good and I need some unstructured jackets/blazers.
Yeah - well, it's sold at Nitty Gritty Store, and at e35, and the German Bazar Royal (www.bazarroyal.com
). It fits slightly bigger than Barena. I take a 48 in both, but I could easily size up to a 50 in Barena jackets for a more relaxed fit (btw, do not try to wash your Barena sweaters without a stretching rack. Mine has been skin tight for a while, and has just started to relax up a bit). A size 50 in Harris Wharf London is too big on my frame.