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Odds & Ends | Japanese Goods

Sep 19th, 2008 | Categories: Japan, Style | by Michael Williams

Recently, I have devoted an unusually large amount of time and energy to doing reconnaissance for an upcoming trip to Japan. I am really looking forward to my purely consumer, non-work related adventure to Tokyo where I will be on the look out for all sorts of cool American (or American inspired) stuff.

While doing said research I came across a neat Japanese store called Gospel Brunch (natch!), which offers a cool mix of vintage and new products. Some of my favorites are pictured below. If any of you have suggestions or must-see Tokyo destinations (I already have a pretty good lay of the land, so no need to tip me off to United Arrows, etc.), please send a note to mw [at] acontinuouslean.com or drop your suggestions in the comments section below.

Mountain Research 249 Hooded Mackinaw

Stevenson Overall Company (founded by Zip Stevenson who is also behind Hollywood Trading Company and LA’s Denim Doctors).

More painted canvas tote bags from Sunset Craftsman.

Naval Research chambray shirt.

Comments: 6

6 Comments to “Odds & Ends | Japanese Goods”

  1. pitboss12
    on Sep 19th, 2008
    @ 1:26 PM

    I would suggest that you visit the Free & Easy Rugged Museum. On display are original and reproductions of American work wear and military gear. I’ve never actually been, but I have the issue of Free & Easy that covers its openning. It looks pretty impressive with exhibits changing monthly.

    http://rugged.jp/

  2. J. Scott
    on Sep 19th, 2008
    @ 2:25 PM

    the rugged museum looks amazing!

  3. r
    on Sep 20th, 2008
    @ 1:50 AM

    Based on the recent post re: bags from Japan, this may be a good place to lose some lunch money.
    http://www.guu-watanabe.com/english.htm
    also Larry’s blog has some good Japanese shopping tips……requires some searching through the archive.
    http://oklosangeles.blogspot.com/

  4. Natsumi
    on Sep 22nd, 2008
    @ 1:36 AM

    Equipee
    http://www.equipee.info/topics/index.html
    is a nice small boutique with some great selection of men’s clothes and beautiful antique furniture. It’s very old american, I think. They carry a japanese brand called “Haver Sack”, which I really like.

    Also, this store looks quite nice.
    NATIC
    http://www.natic-marine.com/only%20shop.html

    21_21
    http://www.2121designsight.jp/index-e.html
    is an excellent art gallery.

    I hope you have a great trip!

  5. KOJI
    on Sep 22nd, 2008
    @ 9:50 AM

    My recommends are;
    nepenthes(http://www.nepenthes.co.jp/)
    loopwheeler(http://www.loopwheeler.co.jp/)
    Sorry if they are already listed.

  6. Sunset Craftsman Co.
    on Jun 13th, 2009
    @ 8:54 AM

    [...] I’ve seen a couple bags by Sunset Craftsman Co. on the Reference Library as well as on ACL, but these recent finds are particularly appealing. I really like the painted stripes on the bags [...]