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Kapital - hippies, Japanese farmers and post-apocalypse survivors

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by ManofKent, Nov 10, 2015.

  1. ManofKent

    ManofKent Well-Known Member

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    Thanks - You can probably guess I'm not up with current rap - I can name Kanye West and that's about it. I think the last time I listened to rap at all seriously was Melle Mel's stuff in the 80's :embar:
     
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    All good. Yeah, he's not known to be the most fashion forward, especially not with a relatively obscure brand like Kapital. Some Prada or Versace sure, but this was kind of surprising. I like him more now.
     
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    He wore geller jeans in the hotline bling video

    and I'm kind of ashamed to know that
     
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  4. ManofKent

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    Cross-post from Sunday.

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    All Kapital apart from the boots.

    The liner jacket doesn't photograph that well - it's a reversed fabric with brushed wool on the inside, seams on the outside cut slightly long and left raw after the stitching. Effectively a bit like a shearling jacket but with brushed melton. incredibly warm but very light-weight and cut close so that it can also be worn as a layer underneath another jacket.
     
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    ManofKent > Drake
     
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    Be glad you haven't heard me sing... :satisfied:
     
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    All Kapital from various collections apart from boots & belt:

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    Definitely grabbing some of those in one cut or another. Will be interested to see the Monkey Cisco; it sounds a bit like the Sushico cut of my beni-imo denim.
     
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    Those do look good. Will be keeping an eye out for them.
     
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    Anyone have any of the compressed wool stoles? Are they comfy and easy to work with? Thinking of picking up a couple
     
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    Yes I've got a couple. Nice and long, reasonably thick, and I don't find them at all itchy. The designs can be pretty bold so they're not for wallflowers, but to my eyes they're beautiful pieces.

    I've got the bandanna print in red: http://www.kapital.jp/e-store/detail.php?id=K1008XG403EK-288&key=501&category=119

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    and the treehouse in green: http://www.kapital.jp/e-store/detail.php?id=K1010XG510&key=42&category=119

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    A close-up from one of mine to give you an idea of the texture - they're basically felted wool woven onto a lighter backing:



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    One from Sunday:

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    all Kapital apart from the RW Engineers. The jacket has a felted wool inner with a linen outer, and the seams sewn on the outside and left raw - there are a few old NOS going on yahoo.jp in various colourways . Cap is corduroy from a couple of seasons back. Not sure what model the jeans are - again old season.
     
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    Recent all Kapital (apart from footwear) fits - crosspost from WAYWT. Anyone else got any to share?

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    Their flannel is really nice. I've got a patchwork Sukiyaki shirt and working out the best way of wearing it does take some playing!
     
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    Just out of curiosity, is Kapital one of those labels that doesn't allow their merchandise to be discounted? I noticed that it's conspicuously missing from Unionmade's end of season sale, despite the fact that they have a ton of stock left. Prospects don't sound good for them continuing to carry the label, incidentally. When I stopped in over this past week (expressly for the purpose of looking at/trying on/possibly buying some Kapital pieces, and after circling the neighborhood for 30 goddamn minutes trying to find parking), I was told they had cleared it out of the store to make space for sales stock and that it doesn't sell very well for them (aside from "older, wealthy Japanese men").
     
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    Both The Bureau Belfast and Garbstore had a few items discounted in their winter sales. I know it's sometimes available on sale in Japan at the stores, but I don't think they do on-line sales. Unionmade's prices are so dear I'm not surprised it doesn't sell well - even with shipping and taxes you'll generally get it cheaper buying direct from Kapital.
     

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