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Kapital - hippies, Japanese farmers and post-apocalypse survivors

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This is pretty much how I feel. They create a great overall feel, but most of the pieces in themselves have been unremarkable, even kitsch. When someone compared Bode to Kapital earlier this year, I resisted the comparison, but a lot of what Kapital has been doing lately is on that level of kitschiness.

What's consistently good is the stuff where they go totally nuts on boro. I used to think this was way too expensive, but now Cottle has come along and is charging the same price for what amounts to basically 3-year wash denim with some patches, and well, fleece, it doesn't look so crazy.
I've been really digging a lot of their furoshiki stuff, which I snagged a bunch of. Was totally feeling that. I'm also a fan of the Beethoven themed stuff coming out, and those new patchwork bell bottoms are damn nice. I feel like their current FW stuff is really good and not too kitschy. Maybe just a SS vs FW thing? I feel a lot of brands went hard with the bright colors and eye catching instagram-ish designs this year, maybe due to covid.
 

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This is pretty much how I feel. They create a great overall feel, but most of the pieces in themselves have been unremarkable, even kitsch. When someone compared Bode to Kapital earlier this year, I resisted the comparison, but a lot of what Kapital has been doing lately is on that level of kitschiness.

What's consistently good is the stuff where they go totally nuts on boro. I used to think this was way too expensive, but now Cottle has come along and is charging the same price for what amounts to basically 3-year wash denim with some patches, and well, fleece, it doesn't look so crazy.
Yeah the boro and Kountry stuff is what I mostly focus on, there is a few pieces here and there from their mainline I like but looking through their stuff, the Kountry stuff is way cooler. I love kitsch, but only if I’m the one injecting it. It’s not expensive or difficult to fuck around with ones stuff.

I almost went for the fleece for Cottle only to realize it was only because I was bored. Especially the fit pics, although not bad, just seemed like another boring fleece except for 1000 bucks. Not knocking them, but there are plenty more brands with a craft approach with some more obvious character like Story MFG.

I've been really digging a lot of their furoshiki stuff, which I snagged a bunch of. Was totally feeling that. I'm also a fan of the Beethoven themed stuff coming out, and those new patchwork bell bottoms are damn nice. I feel like their current FW stuff is really good and not too kitschy. Maybe just a SS vs FW thing? I feel a lot of brands went hard with the bright colors and eye catching instagram-ish designs this year, maybe due to covid.
In my opinion, the Beethoven prints feels just as boring, something about those prints feel vaguely H&M graphic T. I guess it’d be cooler if they drew him differently for the sake of fun. I’ll give you the bell bottoms are cool, although I have made my own bell bottoms and since I’m stuck back in Chicago, no way I’m paying American retail for em. Japan retail spoils a man.
 
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In my opinion, the Beethoven prints feels just as boring, something about those prints feel vaguely H&M graphic T. I guess it’d be cooler if they drew him differently for the sake of fun. I’ll give you the bell bottoms are cool, although I have made my own bell bottoms and since I’m stuck back in Chicago, no way I’m paying American retail for em. Japan retail spoils a man.
Can totally understand that. I've played the piano for a number of years, so that's probably why the Beethoven stuff strikes a chord with me.
 

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I like the Beethoven stuff too but it feels a little too loungewear for me, I already have enough. This outfit stood out for me. Debated getting the sweatpants but I couldn't really see myself wearing it outside too much.



FW20 doesn't seem as strong as previous seasons but they still have a few interesting things. Like this print:


I think they're bringing back the leopard fleece full zip too(?), will kop that when it drops. Hoping it drops soon, they did a small restock on the damask and a full restock on the maize already.
 
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Some of those prints are cool and I'm a sucker for thing with Virgin Mary images. Even prior to kapital my ass was putting patches with Maria stencils on stuff. There was a fleece on one of the more recent lookbooks with an image and I got excited haha.

I know most people probably feel the same way for that as I do the beethoven stuff.
 

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How do you get your stuff from mercari? You live in japan?
They have international support through buyee.jp - which also does zozotown (a whole load of labels on there like 45r)
 

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Yeah, buyee is pretty good. Really fast service. Only downside is that they don't let you adjust the invoice to lower the parcel value to avoid duties like ZenMarket does. For Americans it doesn't matter as much but non-Americans can get hit pretty hard with them.
 

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Wasn't bandana almanac selling that on Grailed for even cheaper like a month ago? Looks good either way, I almost jumped on it but knew I didn't need more chore costs haha
 

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