When my interests in clothing shifted towards the casual/streetwear side, I immediately gravitated towards Japanese labels. One reason is because I've always liked the country, which stems from my high school days when I consumed a lot of anime and manga. The primary reason is the fit: as a short person, my proportions are more in line with what the Japanese market puts out, with some exceptions. It means I'm less likely to need alterations, which can add up.
A number of us purchase clothes from a variety of Japanese labels and designers, and I thought it'd be a good idea to start a thread for those who wish to talk about them, especially for brands that may not generate enough discussion to have its own thread. Talk about Japanese retailers, proxy services, Made in Japan stuff from non-Japanese labels is cool too.
I've also created a list of existing SF threads on Japanese labels and designers, for easy access. I've been able to find some on my own, but if you create a new thread for a specific brand/designer or if I've forgotten to include any existing threads, let me know and I'll add it to the list. If this thread grows, perhaps it can be a handy little resource. Who knows?
Existing Threads Japanese Labels and Designers
Attachment (Kazuyuki Kumagai)
J.S. Homestead (Journal Standard)
- Engineered Garments - General Thread, Trading Thread, FW16, SS16
- Everything Else (Needles, Rough & Tumble)
Takahiro Miyashita (Number (N)ine, The Soloist.)
Other Related Threads
Artisanal Clothing (Layer-0, Taichi Murakami, The Viridi-Anne and Yuu Araki)
Zenmarket (Japanese Proxy Service & Official Affiliate, with Japanese brand spotlights)
Edited by KaleidoscopicK - 10/9/16 at 10:20am