The Japanese book store receives magazines in two types of shipments, one by air mail (or via All Nippon or whatever) and one by “sea” as they say at the store. Well it seems I might have sparked some interest in Free & Easy, because the first three times I went to pick up the new issue, it was sold out. Not until the “sea” shipment arrived did I get my hands on “Cadet Style” in all its glory.
The issue is no where near as pleasing as The Navy-ism, which mesmerized me so much I was forced to devour it in a series of five posts, but Free & Easy still reigns supreme as my favorite magazine that is written in a language I cannot read or understand.
The obsession with Steve McQueen rolls on, which is a good thing. The cover photo is litterally taken from The Great Escape, one of mine and my father’s all time favorite movies.
These little caricatures are one of my favorite things in the magazine. I love the quirky Japanese sensibilities.