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post #1 of 21
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I've always thought that the Japanese have had an underrated sense of style and I always have wondered why it is so difficult for their jackets and coats to reach our shores. It seems as though Japanese denim is all the rage now but it rarely extends beyond that. Does anyone have any Japanese clothing websites or know where I can find information on Japanese brands?
post #2 of 21
their jackets and coats don't reach our shores because americans are too fat to appreciate them.
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I've always found it funny that most Japanese jeans run up to about size 40" waist, while the largest sized tops are Japanese size "L" = 40 or 42. I'm 6' tall with a 34" waist, and a size 42" top fits me like a wet suit. I would buy a lot more Japanese clothing if the sizing was geared more toward tubbier American bodies.
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their jackets and coats don't reach our shores because americans are too fat to appreciate them.
Or because most American men dont have the bodies of 12 year old pre-pubescent girls.
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their jackets and coats don't reach our shores because americans are too fat to appreciate them.

I'm skinny so I can fit in the stuff fine. However, I find a lot of it is too short in the length/sleeves for me. Being 6ft with long arms means I can end up looking like I'm wearing boys clothes.
post #7 of 21
i love japanese clothing...i relate to the 80s Japanese minimalist/avant garde movement the most, Yohji Yamamoto, Comme des Garcons, Issey Miyake because that's what I grew up seeing on my parents.

the newer, 'edgier' stuff like Julius, Attachment, Viridi-Anne, etc. I do not care for at all and it doesn't inspire me the least bit.

I like some Number (N)ine though.
post #8 of 21
My problem shopping in Japan was that the shirts/cardigans/whatever didn't get longer when I went up in size, just bigger. So I couldn't really buy anything.
post #9 of 21
This Thread is Utterly Devoid of Visual Kei
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Since someone started this thread, I want to ask everyone here what do you want? What Japanese labels do you want me to carry? I am in Tokyo and Osaka next month and will be glad to visit with anybody. My goal as an affiliate is to bring any label that SF members want to purchase.

I for one believe Japanese style is under represented in North America. That is one of the many reasons for opening Atsui. When creating Atsui, I wanted to facilitate an outlet in the US for young up-and-coming Japanese designers and carry labels that are at a price range that most people can afford. That is why I have chosen designers like Man of Moods, Mr. Olive, and Stodja. These labels are luxury price points as they are made in Japan, use quality fabrics, and have intricate designs, but still within reach of most people's budgets.

Now, as for sizing, that is always a challenge when shopping in Japan, but most designers will make larger sizing. For instance, Mr. Olive is making XL exclusively for us.

So, give me imput.

Jay - Atsui
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Jay,: 1. White Mountaineering. Camping inspired. 2. Post O'alls. Recently covered in ACL. 3. Haversack. Recently covered in the Sartorialist. 4. Sassafras. Gardeners inspired. 5. Naval and Mountain Research, which had a recent thread with lots of interest pop up on SuFu.
post #12 of 21
Uniqlo?
post #13 of 21
Maybe a little more along the lines of what you're already carrying: Zucca? website: http://zuccone.com/ shop: http://www.hmr.jp/user/BrandTop/ZU?svid=2 and I recently picked up a s/s shirt of theirs and I have to say it's one of my favorites.
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Since someone started this thread, I want to ask everyone here what do you want? What Japanese labels do you want me to carry? I am in Tokyo and Osaka next month and will be glad to visit with anybody. My goal as an affiliate is to bring any label that SF members want to purchase.

I for one believe Japanese style is under represented in North America. That is one of the many reasons for opening Atsui. When creating Atsui, I wanted to facilitate an outlet in the US for young up-and-coming Japanese designers and carry labels that are at a price range that most people can afford. That is why I have chosen designers like Man of Moods, Mr. Olive, and Stodja. These labels are luxury price points as they are made in Japan, use quality fabrics, and have intricate designs, but still within reach of most people's budgets.

Now, as for sizing, that is always a challenge when shopping in Japan, but most designers will make larger sizing. For instance, Mr. Olive is making XL exclusively for us.

So, give me imput.

Jay - Atsui

www.tradewind.co.jp - doesn't work well in firefox, use IE
Salooon by SW (Slow Wear)
http://www.tradewind.co.jp/08fw-sw-outer.htm - jackets
I think these would be popular for slimmer individuals. The arms on the jackets aren't the typical large arm holes either, for guys with under 16 inch arms.

Would possibly become popular in Seattle (the rain jackets).
post #15 of 21
What I find even more annoying is that most of the stuff I find on .jp websites is made in the USA... ontheearth-store.com & northrim.cc are prime examples. If I could find a store with their selection in teh states I would be completely broke. Need to get my hands on some of this bru na boinne... Anyone?
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