Odds & Ends | Japanese Goods

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 on “Odds & Ends | Japanese Goods

    pitboss12 on September 19, 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.


    J. Scott on September 19, 2008 2:25 PM:

    the rugged museum looks amazing!

    r on September 20, 2008 1:50 AM:

    Based on the recent post re: bags from Japan, this may be a good place to lose some lunch money.
    also Larry’s blog has some good Japanese shopping tips……requires some searching through the archive.

    Natsumi on September 22, 2008 1:36 AM:

    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.

    is an excellent art gallery.

    I hope you have a great trip!

    KOJI on September 22, 2008 9:50 AM:

    My recommends are;
    Sorry if they are already listed.

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