Good evening. This is Ikeda.
This year, the heat waves and typhoons have increased more than usual, and it feels like they're becoming more ferocious.What's going on?
Fortunately, the typhoon was diverted in Tokyo and there was no major damage, but it seems like there is nothing we can do about the intense heat.
For those living outside of Tokyo, I just hope that the damage is not too great.
Even though 23AW is starting to take off in earnest, I can't help but think that with such high temperatures, it feels completely unrealistic and people don't feel like buying it.
In fact, some people may not even want to try it on.
I think so, but because I am surrounded by items every day, my desire for material things is relentlessly stimulated.
Honestly, I want to show that I'm willing to wear it even in this kind of temperature when I buy it.
However, I can't do that kind of flying, so I have no choice but to have fun while getting the items that aren't sold out little by little during the 23SS.
No matter how much you try to wear it in such a hot weather, you'll definitely suffer from heatstroke if you actually wear it.
I guess I'll just have to enjoy it with in-season items.
No matter how much spirit you have, things don't always work out that way in real life, so today I would like to introduce Yamauchi's mud-dyed scrap items.
These items seem to have Yamauchi's spirit.
This scrap item is designed by mud-dying several different types of cotton fabrics and reconstructing them.
From the reconstructed facial expression, you can see that he is determined to play the leading role.
Even with the same mud dye, the dyeing is different depending on the fabric, so you will get a deeper impression rather than a plain impression.
It's not like I'm reconstructing fabrics with completely different colors, so it doesn't look cluttered, and it looks like it's well put together.
Coupled with the carefulness of the sewing and other construction, it actually feels like a product.
Lately, various brands have been releasing items with redesigned designs, but I think this product stands out from the rest.
It is also very typical of Yamauchi that he does not reconstruct various items, but reconstructs different cotton fabrics.
It's not about being flashy, it's about having the spirit to compete through manufacturing.
The mud dyeing is done using wood and mud from Amami Oshima.
When you touch it, the fabric feels a little tight, but as you wear it, it gradually becomes softer.You can enjoy the change.
In terms of functionality, it also acts as a deodorizer and insect repellent.
I didn't write about it in detail because the 23SS had the same mud dyeing, but if you want to know more, please see the item page for details.
The stand-up collar shirt and three-dimensional switching pants are made using reconstructed mud-dyed fabric.
The stand collar shirt has a slightly looser fit than Yamauchi's standard salt shrink processed cotton linen shirt.
It also has raglan sleeves and buttons that are larger than a regular shirt, creating a more casual atmosphere.
The cuffs are also designed to be short, so they will feel just the right amount of looseness.
On the other hand, three-dimensional switching pants are a type of pants that Yamauchi continues to develop.
The item description says it's "slightly roomy," but to be honest, since I usually wear loose-fitting pants, it feels too thin.
In general, there is probably some leeway.
Aside from that, the silhouette is straight, and the waist has an easy-fitting drawcord.
It has a nice silhouette and can be worn both neatly and casually.
Although both items are somewhat casual, they are typical of Yamauchi, and the sewing and other tailoring is mesmerizing.
Unlike other items, the design allows for reconstruction, allowing you to experience Yamauchi's craftsmanship even more.
The items are designed to give you a sense of Yamauchi's spirit of promoting Japanese manufacturing.
It reminds me of the importance of facing any situation with courage.
Don't miss the mud-dyed scrap items, where you can feel not only the design but also the spirit that Yamauchi put into each piece.