Just a couple of fun finds: (only available on the Bay)
And this guy... Unvented, but couldn't leave it.
With Japanese suiting you throw all other preconcieved notions and beliefs in the wind. Its a combination between Avant Garde SWD influence combined with the Heavy American Fashion trends penetrating and influencing the various subcultures of their societies. Since the 60s they essentially mimicked every American trend at the same time we adopted it however always had a Japanese twist, but when the Avant Garde Movement Started in the late 80s with Rei Kawakubo and Junya etc.. these new approaches to fashion started influencing the heavily engrained classic American fashion they have been acustomed to conforming to in their own way for decades. Japanese Avant Garde fashion at the time dealt with geometric disproportions or Issey Miyake putting dozens of pleats into every couture garment he produced, and essentially what was born was a high fashion Japanese suiting style that's only true identity is that it totally lacked/s any true identifiable one. Essentially Japanese tailoring is the antonym of Oxxford Clothes.
Not in regards to quality of construction but you take the truly classic American style suiting Oxxford has produced for 1916 and then you take Yohji who may have a seasonal release or 15 different Avant Garde approaches to American Prep culture of the 60s or whatever for example, their only rules is there are no rules, which is why Japanese fashion is also so goddamn awesome. The respect and heavy influence of 50s Americana will always be present there, however everything else is whatever the fuck they wanna do. They have no fear, no restrictions, and no rules, it's Anarchy....essentially art in the purest sense, totally and completely uninhibited by social restrictions or rules of any kind, pure expressionism through fabric and design.
I don't need to be a LO head to know that if it has a huge 67 and is vintage US LO, that it's something that should be purchased.....Polo was started in 1967, significance of the number.
If the folks at Shibumi are calling woven silk that is that tight and flately layered grenadine, then the folks at Shibumi need to stop charging $350 and take a trip to Como, Italy. That should never be referred to as gren, not even Grenadine-like, it lacks any identifiable traits that would make it similar besides the fact that both weaves are textured, which means jack shit. that is just merely textured woven silk, no gren, no gren like, no gren kinda close.....them shits are 2 different ballparks. That's like callin a birdseye weave twill-like, simply cause the fabric is also a textured weave