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Kapital - hippies, Japanese farmers and post-apocalypse survivors

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

  1. GusW

    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I think we all knew that a denim Ring jacket would look cool. Pics prove it.
     


  2. KamoteJoe

    KamoteJoe Farmer Diva

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    Thanks MoK! Looking forward to seeing your pics of the longer version. That century denim in the okabilly cut that Frank rocked looks very tempting..
     


  3. FrankCowperwood

    FrankCowperwood Senior member

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    @GusW You are right.

    @KamoteJoe Great to see that coat in the wild. It seems like a pretty complex cut. Are you finding it easy to put on? Sort of an odd question I guess, but I mean you don't have to arrange all that volume to get the right drape and fit or anything?

    And is the bottom hem elasticized or is the bunch I see from draw strings?

    I think this should look even better as the denim breaks in.

    @ManofKent What is the katsuragi cloth like? I can't seem to find any real description of it.
     


  4. KamoteJoe

    KamoteJoe Farmer Diva

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    @FrankCowperwood You know what, the only part of the coat that gives me trouble is the hood. I'm not surprised since it would make a strong case for the most oversized hood on any piece of clothing. Luckily, there's a button on the neckline which you can use to collapse the hood and essentially transform it into a shawl (amazing feature and has been my go-to setting for the coat). Any the bunching is from the drawstrings.
     
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  5. ManofKent

    ManofKent Senior member

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    It's basically a very slightly peached mid weight cotton. Think winter weight chinos. A bit too warm for the unseasonably mild day we had on Sunday.
     


  6. Gruff

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  7. GusW

    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

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  8. ManofKent

    ManofKent Senior member

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    Much of their outerwear is - I'm guessing they cut for the Japanese market.



    Comes in two other colour way's: http://www.kapital.jp/e-store/detail.php?id=K1510LJ164K1511LJ258&key=5407&category=177 (a bit cheaper direct from Japan too ;)
     


  9. Gruff

    Gruff Senior member

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    Think I like the red/blue the best, but I wonder if each jacket is unique - the picture on the webshop uses the same materials but the pattern's different from Porter's item.
     


  10. ManofKent

    ManofKent Senior member

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    Almost certainly unique. Much of what they sell is produced in fairly small volumes, and with a lot of handwork.
     


  11. Parker

    Parker Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    some Kapital kilim trousers.

    [​IMG] [​IMG][​IMG]

    also
    EG moleskin bedford jacket
    Birki-logs
    Zissou belt
    uniqlo ocbd
     


  12. ManofKent

    ManofKent Senior member

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    They look great :)
     


  13. yoshimagikmagik

    yoshimagikmagik Well-Known Member

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    Hey MoK, have you gotten your ring coat? I was considering getting the tall ring coat, and I was just wondering if someone could help me with sizing,

    I'm 5''9, 170 pounds, and 21'' pit to pit. I typtically wear medium in most things, but this piece looks like it's quite oversized to begin with? Debating between size 1 and 2? Also, any thoughts on the tall vs. the normal length? My heart wants to go with the tall cause it's just so looong and drapey, but I feel like practically I'll be able to use the normal length much more often...
     
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  14. ManofKent

    ManofKent Senior member

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    Yes - it's arrived, just too mild to wear it. I went for the size 3 and it's roomy on me - probably the right size but I could have got away with a size smaller if the sleeve length isn't too much shorter - would risk a 2 if I found one cheap...). For reference I'm 6'1" about a 43" chest, no idea of weight but bulky in body but slim armed. It's about 3/4 length (pretty much on the knees).
     


  15. yoshimagikmagik

    yoshimagikmagik Well-Known Member

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    ^^Ahh, gotcha. So yeah, it does seem like its pretty roomy. I'm a 37'' chest, so I guess ideally I'd go for a 1. Well, I don't actually see any 1s in stock in the tall length. I may just end up going for the normal length in black, it probably would get more use in that length anyway. Also, this may be a stupid question but do you by any chance know the difference between napped and the non-napped version?
     


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