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@nicelynice and I had what I'd happily call a great day today, and I imagine I should share some of the photos we took. We'll cover more of this later in dedicated articles, but this should give you a taste of what to expect.

First thing we did was head to Cafeé Kitsuneé, which is indeed affiliated with the clothing store, to grab a drink. Alex was fresh off an overnight train, so his presence - not to mention ability to act as a translator - was pretty damn impressive. Anyway, after some caffeine, we walked the five minutes to Ring Jacket for an interview and some photos. The Ring Jacket store is a very pleasant space to be in. Roomy, airy, with the most gracious hosts. We sat down in their meeting room and talked about history, tradition, and trend; as well as the brand itself. Then we took a bunch of photos. I told Alex ( @nicelynice ) that every time I'm around tailored clothing, I'm always tempted to wear it. Then I put on a collared shirt and realize it could never happen. Anyway, we'll definitely have more to share later, once we transcribe the interview and I've gotten some sleep, but it was a great start to the day. Here's the proof:



















Lunchtime over, we took ourselves to Petrosolaum, which Alex will tell you more about in the future. The lowdown is: beautiful and interesting shoes handmade in Japan, with Japanese materials. Here's a teaser:




Next, we walked to Jun Hashimoto's brand new (and unfinished) showroom, which is about 5 minutes from my apartment. Jun met us, and we talked a little bit about M_Moria, his own brand...and Alex tried on some clothes.












Bonus Shiba:



Anyway, I'll post more photos as the days go by!


That's the short version, since I have to go to a concert of some sort, after which I have a date with a sake bottle. Stay tuned for more!
 
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This just in: my internet is sloooooowww
 

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I can't even google petrosaulam !

Edit: ha dude it's petrosolaum
 
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:lurk:
 

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great stuff, really excited to hear more about petrosolaum
 

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Surely you mentioned our group buy aspirations to Jun (again) :satisfied:
 

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Hashimoto-san, I have a most pressing matter to discuss-de gozaru. It is about the StyleForum group order of your Carpe Diem copies-de gozaimasu. I am gaijin-dattebayo~ I need my boots to wear with my jawnz-dattebasa. Domo Arigato~~~~~~~~~~~ Mr. Roboto~~~~~~

also where are our pics, synth-kun? you promised us more, but it is already the next day in Nippon.
 
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Yes but I am running around doing very important things (talking to big John/ looking at some cool old jeans from their archive!)
 

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Apologies for the lateness, @nahneun, but here's some stuff from Day 2! (I am keeping some back for future use) I admit I'm struggling a bit with how to format these - I don't have quite as much time to scribble here as I'd like. Perhaps the best thing to do is just keep dumping photos!







the synthese special, as worn by @therosenrot







Big John denim - jeans from 1973, a selection of "vault" denim, and construction of the "Rare" line - a big thanks to Greg at No Man Walks Alone for the introduction! Expect more on Big John in the near future.



SQUAD





Aoyama flower cafe - Ispahan tea and Rose Jelly (Randolph Engineering Sunglasses and Machine Era Co minimal aluminum wallet courtesy of www.Huckberry.com)
 
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that jacket is so reminiscent of current season junya. i mean that in the best way though.
 

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Interesting. My incredible mother made it (!!!!!!!!!!) so I dunno how aware she is of current-season Junya. Well, I do know, actually - she would have no idea what "current season Junya" even means.
 

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