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Shirts Anderson

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Can anyone recommend a proxy?

The japan site is considerably lower in retail.
Hey, I've used Zenmarket a number of times and have not had any major issues.

A heads up if you are not aware, 45 produces their US product to slightly different specifications in some cases. Things like shirt sleeves and pant legs are around two inches longer on the stuff they make for the US market...although, it's been a while since I've bought anything from them so perhaps someone else on this chain can confirm if that is still the case. Either way, it's a good idea to pay attention to the measurements on the JP site.
 

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Visited the San Francisco store for the first time today and wow.. the staff were extremely welcoming, educative, unassuming, and genuine. It was like meeting a new friend who was eager to nerd out on clothes, a trait that is surprisingly absent in so many high end retail experiences.

Anyways, I picked up a tshirt and scarf (first purchases from the brand) and excited to follow the brand more closely moving forward. I was impressed with the fabrics and color palettes, very nice stuff.

One quibble, the tshirts are cut long and slim, so I ended up grabbing a Size 4 (M) for a looser fit, when I'm usually a XS / S. I might have the shirt hemmed or just tuck it into some easy pants. Definitely stop into one of the 45rpm retail spaces if you can, it was delightful.

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45rpm was the first Japanese brand that I got into in the early 00's. The good thing is that you could actually walk into a great smelling, friendly shop and touch the garments. The other Japanese brands until about the last decade you had to order and pray that things would fit. 45rpm is a great but eye bleeding expensive brand.

I went to the one in Soho last week and picked up some bandanas. I almost take it for granted because it has been there so long, but it's an OG shop in NYC as a ton of retailers have come and gone and they're still going.
 

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(Shirt & Pants: 45rpm.) I really love 45rpm; I wear it more than any other brand. Back in the day, it's the first store I would go to when I would visit New York; I ended up chatting with Sonoko, the NY store manager, and some of the other staff as well a few times through e-mail and eventually in person - they were really helpful about fit questions in the days before measurements being posted everywhere. The attention to detail on the clothes is second to none, but the vibe is still casual knock-around clothing; I think it's a great balancing act. Their indigo-dyed stuff is particularly fantastic. I'm very thankful that they opened a San Francisco store (local to me) - Ryo, the manager there, is also a super nice guy. It's probably the most pleasurable clothes shopping experience you can have. For a run of maybe about 3 years, 45r and the now-defunct Unionmade Goods were the only two clothing stores I needed. Their stuff is definitely expensive, but when I run the cost-per-wear calculation on my wardrobe, the 45rpm pieces always do extremely well.
 

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Isn't this Kevin Kelly?? Or just someone who stole his beard? (pics from the 2019 FW lookbook)
 

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