I had been looking forward to stopping in United Arrows when I started planning this trip. It's kind of like Barney's or BEAMS, only slightly more affordable. They carry suiting to Red Wings. I also scored hipster points when, while I was checking out their collection of stuff from The Hill-Side, the clerk noticed my bandanna and gave me a thumbs up. We chatted about where the fabrics came from and then I noticed this hat.
Made in the U.S.A. and sold in Japan. Sigh. It's a 100% wool watch cap built to military spec. I figured it'd be perfect for any Serpico moments I might have. I love olive drab and I thought it'd go well with the vest I nabbed from Ciaopanic.
Is it weird that when I saw the blackwatch plaid lining I thought of AllPlaidout?
I'm a sucker for gray and for wool. Combine the two into a slim fitting, down-filled quilted vest and I'm sold. Ciaopanic does a nice job of taking workwear and outdoor gear inspiration without going full on repro. This vest is going to get a ton of wear this fall/winter.
I know, I know. When I got the Edwin 503s I said I was set for denim. And I was. But when the Levis store in Shinjuku is having a 50% off sale, you don't think twice. Especially when it applies to 501s modeled after the 1937 model. Raw and selvage, these are Levis that are really hard to get a hold of back home. I love the suspender buttons.