Kapital - hippies, Japanese farmers and post-apocalypse survivors

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  1. ManofKent

    ManofKent Senior member

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    I might be more obsessed with this Japanese brand than most, but there seems to be a fair few interested in it.

    http://www.kapital.jp/e-store/

    Please post fits, links, queries, advice and general thoughts. Think eclectic, think off-beat too.
     
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    Subbed. I'm not sure exactly how all those brands on the site really breakdown, but I have been intrigued by their Century Denim. I assume that's fair game for the thread!
     
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    Nice, MoK. I can see you kitted out in Kapital.
    Maybe even in some Hooligan Ivy (SS 2013)

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    useless trivia: Parker used to wear those Sperry "Captain" oxford boat shoes right there ^ in high school. Think "George Michael Bluth".
     
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    ManofKent Senior member

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    More collections than brands.

    I really like the look of their century denim - the sashiko stitch and persimmon or sumi die make a change from indigo too.

    http://www.heddels.com/2012/08/kapital-century-jeans-just-released/

    amazing video from bandannaalmanac:

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    I used to love the Kapital look books, but now everything just looks super messy and over the top to me. Dont know what happened.
     
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    Nice video. Interesting soundtrack. Apparently they didn't get the memo about using quirky ukulele/chill ambient music in marketing videos. That's a plus.

    I see Blue in Green carries it here in the US so it should be easy for me to give it a try.


    It is all pretty heavily decorated. The Century Denim even is really, with the stitching.
     
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    Yay! Great idea for a thread, MoK.

    I don't own anything, so will contribute some links:

    MoK posted a video from here; there's a lot of writing on Kapital from a true fan turned employee at: http://bandanna-almanac.com/
    Photos of Kapital being worn IRL at: https://instagram.com/bandanna_almanac/?hl=en
    Other guys who are discussing Kapital at: http://supertalk.superfuture.com/index.php/topic/31271-kapital-jeans/page-1
    Rakuten store that often has Kapital at: http://www.rakuten.ne.jp/gold/takanna/

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    I'm trying to figure out how interesting the silhouette of the sarrouel nouvelle pants are.

    The pants look so curved here: https://shop.hlorenzo.com/products/vendor/mens/kapital

    But kind of boring here: http://global.rakuten.com/en/store/kind-u/item/577215007188/
    Kind of just like normal cropped trousers here: https://www.pinterest.com/wnchoi/girl-style/

    From what I've seen of the Western online stockists, they don't carry much in bottoms, and when they do it's pretty much only denim. Too bad, look at these indigo cargo pants: https://www.kapital.jp/e-store/detail.php?id=K1509LP288&key=5134&category=4 So many of their trousers look great.
     
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    I like that collection a lot.


    Each collection is very themed, and the last couple have been very hippy inspired so have been busy looking, plus they've really pushed the boro and sashiko side with their Kountry colection. There's still plenty of plain denim and clean pieces on the web site though.



    Nice links


    I get the impression you need to size up to get the curve silhouette.



    Yes most of the western stockists carry a tiny range, and mainly the denim. Unionmade and PanchoandLefty seem to have a slightly more interesting range than most. For us bigger guys sadly the more interesting trousers tend to come in limited sizes stopping at around a 33W - I've also noticed that most (but not all) of their denim has measurements quite a bit under their tagged size...
     
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    Trawling for some basic Kapital stuff online at the moment. Love those distressed plaid and denim shirts.

    Anyone can enlighten me on differences between Kapital Kountry, Legs or just Kapital?
     
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    Legs is one of their stores that specialises in jeans and skirts. Kapital Kountry is a sub brand of the Kapital main brand, with the pieces distressed in their own small factory and generally featuring a lot of hand work in the ageing/distressing/patching/stitching process.
     
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    I´m sure you are right, and think my change of opinion probably is mostly related to personal taste. If i´d go for expensive japanese indigo dreams, I´d go for 45rpm instead http://rby45rpm.com/ (buts its crazy expensive). Slightly more "mature" whatever that means ;)

     
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    I'm not that familiar with 45rpm (I've got one r piece and a umi 908 jacket), but I'd say as a whole it is more conservative than Kapital as a whole. Having said that I think you could easily put together a more 'conservative'/'mature' outfit from Kapital, they have such a vast range (some would argue too vast - I counted over 100 different shirts under Men's Shirts). They have definitely moved to more distressing and patchwork etc. since their early collections and their Kountry range is pretty bold.
     

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