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post #106 of 180

Bad idea to try and tailor sashiko?  Or doable.  Have that classic 3 is probably too tight while 4 is a little too big in the body/sleeves/have weird collar gap issue


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post #107 of 180
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Originally Posted by NotCrispy View Post
 

Bad idea to try and tailor sashiko?  Or doable.  Have that classic 3 is probably too tight while 4 is a little too big in the body/sleeves/have weird collar gap issue

It's doable, but if it's a chore jacket, a "perfect fit" might look a bit wierd.  I saw a dude once who had obviously had his M65 slimmed down, and it looked really odd.

post #108 of 180

Hi guys,

 

Found this gem, and I am thinking of getting it in the medium size -

https://www.instagram.com/p/95jBQFS4gB/?taken-by=blue_blue_japan

 

I am size UK36/EU46 in the chest and 5'6" in height, do you think medium will be too big for me? For reference, I have a Beams plus shirt in small that fits me perfectly, and a white mountaineering jacket in medium that fits me well (small was too small). Generally I find Size 2 in Japanese brands fit me more or less well.

 

Do you think this can be used as a 3 season jacket or is it not very versatile? Would love to hear your opinions.

post #109 of 180
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Hi guys,

 

Found this gem, and I am thinking of getting it in the medium size -

https://www.instagram.com/p/95jBQFS4gB/?taken-by=blue_blue_japan

 

I am size UK36/EU46 in the chest and 5'6" in height, do you think medium will be too big for me? For reference, I have a Beams plus shirt in small that fits me perfectly, and a white mountaineering jacket in medium that fits me well (small was too small). Generally I find Size 2 in Japanese brands fit me more or less well.

 

Do you think this can be used as a 3 season jacket or is it not very versatile? Would love to hear your opinions.

It's pretty versatile.  I would say that it could be worn 2-3 seasons, depending on where you live.  A 3 is a "large", and in their more fitted jackets, I can wear a 3, with a size 40 chest and 5'11" height, but it's tight in the back.  The fit model was probably a bit smaller than am I.  I would say that it probably depends less on your chest then on your back and shoulders.  If you angular, at your size, it could fit you well.  If you are not angular, it may be a bit big.

 

Super nice jacket.

post #110 of 180

Thanks LA Guy, do you mean V-shaped by angular? I'm thin and have a 30" waist, but not very wide shoulders. New year's resolution is to work on my upper body as right now I'm pretty skinny, need to stock up on the whey protein...

 

I live in the UK, where it's basically wet and mild for most of the year, so if it works as a light jacket it will be perfect.

 

If you're size 40 and L was a bit tight for you, then M would be a slightly tight 38 I guess? Given I'm size 36, then a slightly tight 38 Japanese fitting would probably suit me rather than a size small. There is the risk of me actually being between sizes though. Or maybe I'm overthinking it.

post #111 of 180
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Thanks LA Guy, do you mean V-shaped by angular? I'm thin and have a 30" waist, but not very wide shoulders. New year's resolution is to work on my upper body as right now I'm pretty skinny, need to stock up on the whey protein...

 

I live in the UK, where it's basically wet and mild for most of the year, so if it works as a light jacket it will be perfect.

 

If you're size 40 and L was a bit tight for you, then M would be a slightly tight 38 I guess? Given I'm size 36, then a slightly tight 38 Japanese fitting would probably suit me rather than a size small. There is the risk of me actually being between sizes though. Or maybe I'm overthinking it.

Overthinking it.  You could be a completely different shape than me, or could simply prefer a different fit than me.  Go with your initial gut if the answers you got are ambiguous.  If you are wrong, you'll regret it, but not regret it as much as if you are wrong because you double guessed yourself.

 

Oh, and by angular, I meant square shoulders.  The slope of the shoulders is important.

post #112 of 180

When does BBJ start releasing s/s shots?  Thirsting for a sashiko short jacket

post #113 of 180
http://www.bluebluejapan.com/collection/

Are these what you're after? There are a few bits I covet
post #114 of 180

Long time listener first time caller with maybe a noob question - thread interested me in the brand & I got an indigo waffle shirt (SF newsletter approved!) and it's sweet but bleeds/crocks all over the place. Is the answer just to cold soak for a while?  I know that's the standard answer for denim just wasn't sure if it's the same for all materials (also eyeing a linen sweater I'm guessing will bleed as well...)

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Long time listener first time caller with maybe a noob question - thread interested me in the brand & I got an indigo waffle shirt (SF newsletter approved!) and it's sweet but bleeds/crocks all over the place. Is the answer just to cold soak for a while?  I know that's the standard answer for denim just wasn't sure if it's the same for all materials (also eyeing a linen sweater I'm guessing will bleed as well...)

Yes a cold soak will take the worst out, but it will probably still bleed a fair bit - the joys of indigo are wonderful fading, but that dye has got to go somewhere smile.gif
post #116 of 180

Got to see BBJ FW16 in Paris...can't share product photos til July, but...DAMN

 

Re: bleeding dye, my solution has just been to make sure everything else I'm wearing is also blue. Problem solved!

post #117 of 180
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Got to see BBJ FW16 in Paris...can't share product photos til July, but...DAMN

Come on, we're just a little message board, we won't tell.
post #118 of 180
post #119 of 180
Drops at NorseStore: http://www.norsestore.com/catalog?brand=blue_blue

The reversible shawl is tempting:

post #120 of 180

Just a reminder that you can order from www.hrm-eshop.com via email. You send an email saying what you want, they send you an invoice, you confirm and pay, and then hurray! Blue things arrive at your door. It's very easy. No proxy needed.

 

What this means is that in addition to buying Blue Blue Japan at Japanese retail (including pieces you can't find elsewhere), you can buy from all of Seilin's affiliated brands. If you like RRL (@Dirty Denim), maybe give Blue Blue (the more 'American/Western' take on indigo goods) a try. Or Gaijin Made, which has great prices on some really, really cool stuff. 

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