- Jan 19, 2016
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The houndstooth pom pom hat is from Gucci F/W 2016 so the fit probably the same season. How sad that I know that.
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I read they're made by Moonstar in Japan, a lot of made in japan canvas sneakers are made by them.Anyone know who makes Iron Heart sneakers? I like the silouhette but don’t love the branding at the back...
I actually remember meeting Arata and Shinichiro in April 2016 in Tokyo. They had a dozen pieces and I felt like a kid in a candy shop with the incredible boro pieces and fantastic sashiko handwork and mud-dyed corduroy coats.... but everything was so expensive that we saw them every season after that until they started creating pieces either using portions of expensive materials, or replicating the idea of boro/sakiori in less costly fabrications.Nice read about Kuon for fans of the brand: https://tokion.jp/en/2020/11/24/the-road-to-creating-kuon/
Not really my preferred aesthetic per se but it seems like they're doing some very cool and responsible things.
Am currently in the process of
I’m not familiar with Kapital (I know) but neither BBJ or FDMTL use boro or sakiori like that, nor do they have hand-stitched sashiko like what Kuon does. They do patchwork (FDMTL also does faux patchwork) and sometimes they have a handful of hand-stitches on those, but their focus is on indigo, not on the type of materials that Kuon uses. And I love BBJ (we’ve been carrying them since season 1) - just a different animal.Some of Kuon's stuff seems awfully close to Kapital, some to Blue Blue Japan, and some very similar to what FDMTL does. It seems nicely done but, at least on the limited view we have online, I can't seem very much in the way of originality here.
That's dope! Congratulations on that.Am currently in the process of
crying overgrad school applications so after I am through with those. (~3 weeks).
In other news, recently signed on for representation with a literary agent and am hoping to share news on that front soon.
Boosting culture still exists, it's just gone somewhat white-collar. In response to your point about buying cred, I think that the ten year-old whose banker dad buys out half of Stadium Goods is still seen as lame, but the hustle of streetwear with that constituency is predicated on his belief that he can somehow buy his way to cool. (Which he can, but only among people who will never actually be cool themselves).I also remember around that time, it was considered deeply uncool to buy Polo. Buying the stuff suggested that you were wealthy and from the suburbs, which was considered not cool. If you wanted that sort of cultural capital, you had to steal your clothes (along with most other things coveted at the time). Some suburban kids stole stuff, but many purchased stuff. Nearly all the cooler inner-city kids stole their stuff, which again increased their cultural capital in that community.
I remember being surprised in the early aughts when I started to hear about people buying and selling Polo on eBay. I heard some kids in Japan were buying it. It just seemed strange to me, like something that was considered taboo before. Also feel like sneaker culture started to become a standalone thing back then -- like that could be your thing, you just collect sneakers. Maybe that's when money started being more of a leverage for cultural capital in that scene.