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Kapital - hippies, Japanese farmers and post-apocalypse survivors

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

  1. maregmareg

    maregmareg Well-Known Member

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    I've got Ringoman Cargos
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    Timbaland Distinguished Member

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    How accurate are the measurements on the Kapital website in your guys' experience? Are they pretty consistent with sizing for individual items?

    I've looked up measurements for a particular item on 4 different websites and there is a big difference, 1" shoulder to shoulder and 1.5" pit to pit.

    Or if I'm 6'1" 175 lbs and wear a large in most brands would I generally be a 3 in Kapital shirts? Thanks.
     

  3. d4nimal

    d4nimal Senior Member

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    That is a pretty big difference. FWIW I've not found Kapital to be all that consistent in sizing from item to another item. I'm 5'11" 143 lbs w/ a 37" chest and typically wear a 2 in most Japanese brands. Years ago I bought a Kapital denim peacoat that I had to size up to 4, but otherwise I'm mostly a 2 in Kapital. Their stuff tends to run on the slouchier side anyway - much of it's not meant to be worn slim. If it's something with that aesthetic, I'd err on the larger side if you're on the fence.
     

  4. dieworkwear

    dieworkwear Mahatma Jawndi Dubiously Honored

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    damn if this aint me.

    i even have those same exact socks!!


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    g transistor Distinguished Member

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    there was that time you went on and on about how cool quilts were and you almost bought a horrid jacket made out of a quilt
     

  6. dieworkwear

    dieworkwear Mahatma Jawndi Dubiously Honored

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    tbh still into that brand. and quilts in general.


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    g transistor Distinguished Member

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    something something something the memories of american families and bygone american eras codified into garments something something there's a blog post in there soemwhere
     

  8. Gus

    Gus Stylish Dinosaur Dubiously Honored

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    In the late 80's there was a great outcry against Ralph Lauren when he was sending his female models down the runway in a mix of denim, white cotton and vintage early American quilts cut up and remade into vests, skirts and jackets. The feeling was that he was ruining American historical items by making a quilt into apparel.
     

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    XWT Well-Known Member

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    Does anyone own/wear a Kakashi jacket?

    I'm enjoying the look and thinking of picking up the denim one for spring/summer. Since I never worn a jacket of this type, I would have liked to have input regarding sizing.
     

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    maregmareg Well-Known Member

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    You mean this kimono-like shirt? I'm 6'0 and got size 3, fit nicely. Got it in light indigo denim fabric, quite lightweight, very versatile.
     

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    XWT Well-Known Member

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    Yep, this exact item.

    I'm 5'10'' with a 40 inch chest and I wondered if size 3 or 4 would fit me best.
     

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    shopcanoeclub Senior Member Affiliate Vendor

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    I'm 6' 2" and have that exact piece in size 4 and wear it over hoodies and stuff quite a bit.
     

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    XWT Well-Known Member

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    Thanks. I think size 3 would work best for me, given those informations.
     

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    I have the beach fleece version in a 3 and I love it. Wear it all the time as a casual throw on. I'm 5'10" and have a 38.5" chest, there is def more room to spare

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  15. ghdvfddzgzdzg

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    Got to the Kyoto Kapital store last week while on vacation. All the people who work there seem to be in head to toe Kapital, and the store has all sorts of jackets. My friends were like "what is this how do you wear this." Bought some socks (like $15 a pair if you're in Japan) and almost bought a banana bandana graphic tee. Also cool that the basic denim is like $120. the boro stuff is still $$$$ in Japan. Looks great though.

    The socks are cotton (possibly a cotton blend? Packaging didn't say but Unionmade says their kapital socks are a "cotton blend".) thick and textural.
     

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