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The Japanese Repro Clothing Thread (Real McCoys, Freewheelers, Etc.)

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I reached out to the Armoury Westbury. The only new RMC items they've gotten, or expect to get, are a black crew and this Field Sports Jacket. Michael was nice enough to take pics.View attachment 1584920View attachment 1584921View attachment 1584922

I really like the side adjusters, also that looks cozy as hell
 

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As an aside, I have three separate catalogue volumes from RMC and each appears to have been published under a different entity - the first volume simply bears the "Real McCoy's" masthead but, I think, was published by World Book, vol. 4 was published by World Book and bears the masthead "Class 13", and vol. 32 ("fun book") was published as an issue of Lightning, which appears to a subsidiary of For Tasty Life.

Does anyone know the reason for this variance? Was it just a matter of reducing the expense of publishing that they associated with other-brand periodicals?
 
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Well I guess if the early catalogues are from the late 90s then that's the old Okamoto, pre-bankruptcy era Mccoys right? And I'm sure doing a Lightning issue makes marketing sense or something.

Incidentally Avenue put online some older Mccoy's stuff they found in a storeroom or something. Like this WWII jump jacket repro from FW2007 in a size 40 which is pretty neat. Also some mid 00s Lee collab denim but think those have all sold.
 

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Resetting some cuffs in the denim today, so took a family pic. Lots 147, 161 and 107

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Do you have a favorite cut out of curiosity? I think at least at some point The Vintage Showroom in London had some At Last Co. might check it out when things reopen a bit more over here. Or failing that, lurk yahoo jp auctions for a pair. I'd like an older Leepro so maybe 147 is the one.
 

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Well I guess if the early catalogues are from the late 90s then that's the old Okamoto, pre-bankruptcy era Mccoys right? And I'm sure doing a Lightning issue makes marketing sense or something.

Incidentally Avenue put online some older Mccoy's stuff they found in a storeroom or something. Like this WWII jump jacket repro from FW2007 in a size 40 which is pretty neat. Also some mid 00s Lee collab denim but think those have all sold.
Everything's sold out :(
 

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Do you have a favorite cut out of curiosity? I think at least at some point The Vintage Showroom in London had some At Last Co. might check it out when things reopen a bit more over here. Or failing that, lurk yahoo jp auctions for a pair. I'd like an older Leepro so maybe 147 is the one.
Of those three, I think the 161 is the best overall cut. After that I lije the 107 as it’s the widest cut they make, but the 107 was a tenth anniversary model last year and it’s not regular production. I still really do like the 147 a lot, but it sits closer to the waist/hip so it’s maybe a little more snug on me. They easily make my favorite denim in terms of fit however as most other stuff these days is much too slim or tapered.
 

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For anyone who subscribes to this thread: how do you incorporate Japanese repro – or just straight American vintage – into your wardrobe? How many of you are head-to-toe? How many of you just dabble? What do you wear outside of this aesthetic?
 
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For anyone who subscribes to this thread: how do you incorporate Japanese repro – or just straight American vintage – into your wardrobe? How many of you are head-to-toe? How many of you just dabble? What do you wear outside of this aesthetic?
I’m pretty much head to toe as a daily wardrobe. I’ve purposely sold off items that don’t fit in with the aesthetic so that I could streamline my wardrobe into a cohesive look overall.

I’ve gone through several phases over the last 7-8 years from prep, more modern workwear like iron heart, Kapital,etc. I found it too much to try and mix and match pieces so I decided to just lean hard in one direction and for me it works. Don’t really see myself changing much at this point.
 

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For anyone who subscribes to this thread: how do you incorporate Japanese repro – or just straight American vintage – into your wardrobe? How many of you are head-to-toe? How many of you just dabble? What do you wear outside of this aesthetic?
Sometimes head to to but a lot of the time, I mix it with styles, eg. Kapital Century Denim or casual classic menswear:

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For anyone who subscribes to this thread: how do you incorporate Japanese repro – or just straight American vintage – into your wardrobe? How many of you are head-to-toe? How many of you just dabble? What do you wear outside of this aesthetic?
I’d say it’s extremely congruent with my casual aestheric. I wear a lot of flannels in the winter, old school ish jeans (TCB and LVC right now), an outrageous amount of EG fatigues... so yeah, japanese repro chambrays, sweat shirts, field jackets, etc, they insert right in.
 

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