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post #181 of 235
Thanks @ManofKent!
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do they have a red cast to them? or is that more the product of the applied filter?

I'd say there is in fact a reddish cast. These are the kakishibu dyed version, which the internet says is "the traditional process of dyeing with fermented persimmon."

They do a grey-cast base as well. And now a indigo/indigo version. Don't believe that last one is widely available yet.
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subscribed :)

post #183 of 235
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New lookbook released for Spring 'Denim Perth':

http://www.heddels.com/2016/03/kapital-springsummer-2016-denim-perth-lookbook/

Out of interest does anyone else collect the catalogues/lookbooks? I've got about 20 now...
post #184 of 235

Anyone read the latest issue of the New Yorker? David Sedaris mentions Kapital in his short story "The Perfect Fit":

 

http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2016/03/28/david-sedaris-shops-for-clothes-in-tokyo

 

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Normally in Tokyo we rent an apartment and stay for a week. This time, though, we got a whole house. The neighborhood it was in—Ebisu—is home to one of our favorite shops, Kapital. The clothes they sell are new but appear to have been previously worn, perhaps by someone who was shot or stabbed and then thrown off a boat. Everything looks as if it had been pulled from the evidence rack at a murder trial. I don’t know how they do it. Most distressed clothing looks fake, but not theirs, for some reason. Do they put it in a dryer with broken glass and rusty steak knives? Do they drag it behind a tank over a still-smoldering battlefield? How do they get the cuts and stains so . . . right?

If I had to use one word to describe Kapital’s clothing, I’d be torn between “wrong” and “tragic.” A shirt might look normal enough until you try it on, and discover that the armholes have been moved, and are no longer level with your shoulders, like a capital “T,” but farther down your torso, like a lowercase one.

Jackets with patches on them might senselessly bunch at your left hip, or maybe they poof out at the small of your back, where for no good reason there’s a pocket. I’ve yet to see a pair of Kapital trousers with a single leg hole, but that doesn’t mean the designers haven’t already done it. Their motto seems to be “Why not?”

Most people would answer, “I’ll tell you why not!” But I like Kapital’s philosophy. I like their clothing as well, though I can’t say that it always likes me in return. I’m not narrow enough in the chest for most of their jackets, but what was to stop me, on this most recent trip, from buying a flannel shirt made of five differently patterned flannel shirts ripped apart and then stitched together into a kind of doleful Frankentop? I got hats as well, three of them, which I like to wear stacked up, all at the same time, partly just to get it over with but mainly because I think they look good as a tower.

I draw the line at clothing with writing on it, but numbers don’t bother me, so I also bought a tattered long-sleeved T-shirt with “99” cut from white fabric and stitched onto the front before being half burned off. It’s as though a football team’s plane had gone down and this was all that was left. Finally, I bought what might be called a tunic, made of denim and patched at the neck with defeated scraps of corduroy. When buttoned, the front flares out, making me look like I have a potbelly. These are clothes that absolutely refuse to flatter you, that go out of their way to insult you, really, and still my sisters and I can’t get enough.

 

He's pretty on point. I wonder if he actually owns/wears any Kapital, or if that's just how good of a writer Sedaris is. Later on, he also name drops Paul Harden when they visit DSM.

post #185 of 235
@mistersparkle just found this clip of him mentioning some of the same clothes as the article (no brands mentioned tho) while wearing clothes he mentioned in the article. so it could be all real.



in the article he says he wears them on stage on tour--i'm surprised in the difficulty in finding footage or pictures of him on a stage though. but he has previously worn a strange tie while talking about, um, accessories:

post #186 of 235
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New lookbook released for Spring 'Denim Perth':

http://www.heddels.com/2016/03/kapital-springsummer-2016-denim-perth-lookbook/

Out of interest does anyone else collect the catalogues/lookbooks? I've got about 20 now...

I´m buying my first one, MoK.

 

What are your favourites? I´m thinking of ordering some of the older ones.

post #187 of 235

Colorado Hippies is a classic

post #188 of 235
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@mistersparkle just found this clip of him mentioning some of the same clothes as the article (no brands mentioned tho) while wearing clothes he mentioned in the article. so it could be all real.

 

 

Wow, that first video is pretty much word-for-word from the story. Great finds!

post #189 of 235
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I´m buying my first one, MoK.

What are your favourites? I´m thinking of ordering some of the older ones.

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Colorado Hippies is a classic

Agreed on Colorado Hippies.

Sailor Ninja
Route E10
Sant Domingo Burning Man
Farmy

are all really good


Diamonds in The Rough, Peace Pilgrim and The Tide is High are probably my 3 least favourites, but they're still interesting.

They are frequently dirt cheap on yahoo.jp / rakuten but postage is pricey on weight so I've avoided the sets of used ones that always seem to be 50% duplicates.

Ebay is generally very pricey for both catalogue and shipping. If anyone has any other sources let me know!
post #190 of 235

Just so @ManofKent isn't the only one posting Kapital fits, here's my Black Melton Wool Ring Coat. Both buttoned and unbuttoned. Such a great and comfortable piece.

 

 

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Century Denim


Edited by soqueriaterum - 4/7/16 at 7:47pm
post #192 of 235
Thread Starter 
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Just so @ManofKent isn't the only one posting Kapital fits, here's my Black Melton Wool Ring Coat. Both buttoned and unbuttoned. Such a great and comfortable piece.


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Century Denim

Nice fits both, and great photo soqueriaterum.

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Garbstore have a nice variation on the ring coat for sale:

https://couvertureandthegarbstore.com/product/kapital/jackets-mens/kountry-vintage-wool-ring-coat-khaki
post #193 of 235

Kapital patchwork corduroy pants and Kapital indigo hoodie today, these pants are wild!

 

post #194 of 235
They do indeed look wild. Would like to see them against a solid background (thought the house looks lovely!).
post #195 of 235
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They do indeed look wild. Would like to see them against a solid background (thought the house looks lovely!).


I need to find me a solid background! I might be able to do something outside...

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