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Anyone here into Buzz Rickson

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by tedbearz, Nov 24, 2004.

  1. comrade

    comrade Senior member

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    I posted this in AAAC on the same subject.

    During the course of WWII it was common for officers to
    informally modify their uniforms, often influenced by
    where they were stationed, or the allied militaries beside whom
    they served. My Dad, for example, served in the 8th Air Force
    in England and returned with several pairs of non-regulation
    shoes, specifically a pair of dark brown Veldtschoen lace-up
    boots with leather soles, and a pair of single strap 'Chukka"
    boots in medium brown. The Veldtschoens, which are
    waterproof, were worn by him for decades Post-War
    when it snowed.
     
  2. AldenPyle

    AldenPyle Senior member

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    Anyone know where to get Buzz Rickson stuff (specifically khakis) in Tokyo?
     
  3. arced

    arced Senior member

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    Hinoya carries Buzz Rickson. They're in Ueno.
     
  4. AldenPyle

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  5. AldenPyle

    AldenPyle Senior member

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    Hinoya carries Buzz Rickson. They're in Ueno.

    Thanks for the tip. If anyone is looking for direction to Hinoya

    Go to the Ueno JR Station. Exit at the Hirokoji exit (next to the Hard Rock Cafe). Straight ahead across the street is a department store called OICity. Cross the street and go toward it. In front of OICity turn right (i.e. go west). The second alley that you come to runs parallel to and next to (and on the east side of) the elevated train tracks. Follow that alley south for about two blocks until you come to Hinoya which is really a large stall. They have tons of Sugar cane, buzz rickson, sun surf stuff.
     
  6. arced

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    I'm glad it worked out for you. I was able to buy through Rakuten with them and they were very nice about it. I hope I can visit their store one day. What'd you get?
     
  7. NorCal

    NorCal Senior member

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    I'm pretty sure Self Edge in SF stocks some BR. They're a affiliate so check them out via SW&D.
     
  8. arced

    arced Senior member

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    Self Edge definitely carries BR. I checked them out first, but I ended up having to order something they didn't have. getting something from Japan is a risk, knowing it's hard to return things.
     
  9. fritzl

    fritzl Senior member

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    I like this:

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    who would have guessed that... [​IMG]
     
  10. sho'nuff

    sho'nuff Senior member

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    I love their peacoat. I coveted it last year but couldn't get it.
     
  11. fritzl

    fritzl Senior member

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    Also, the way the heel is done I can feel that it will never lay flat against the ground on either shoe, so over time it in a way feels like it's cutting into the heel of my foot (hope that makes sense).

    yes
     
  12. AldenPyle

    AldenPyle Senior member

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    I'm glad it worked out for you. I was able to buy through Rakuten with them and they were very nice about it. I hope I can visit their store one day. What'd you get?


    Just two pairs of the BR Early Military Chinos in Khaki and Tan. A great pair of pants, I think, at a decent price.
     
  13. CunningSmeagol

    CunningSmeagol Senior member

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    yes

    I remember that thread. What a frustrating read. Informative but terrible.
     
  14. fritzl

    fritzl Senior member

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    I remember that thread. What a frustrating read. Informative but terrible.

    but you have the steel blue now.
     
  15. HORNS

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    but you have the steel blue now.

    That's an interesting phrase - what does it mean?
     
  16. fritzl

    fritzl Senior member

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    That's an interesting phrase - what does it mean?
    here we go: steel blue
     
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    here we go: steel blue

    No workie.
     
  18. CunningSmeagol

    CunningSmeagol Senior member

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    That's an interesting phrase - what does it mean?

    To "have the steel blue" means you've moved on, into the great "steel blue".
     

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