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Saturday
May102014

Kapital Light Oz Denim Zip Work Shirt

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—01. 100% Cotton.

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The Zip Work Shirt is a standout design from Kapital filled with interesting details, making it a uniquely styled choice next to the rest of the vintage-inspired work shirts out there. The removable collar button strap is a nice touch alongside the heavy-duty zipper and lower buttoned placket. Constructed in a lightweight denim fabric it's as easy to wear as it is distinct.

Available at Haven

Thursday
Sep262013

Kapital Moleskin Ring Coat

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The Moleskin Ring Coat is becoming a real staple in the Kapital Fall-Winter line-up. It seems really versatile, taking cues from the M-65, and definitely looks comfortable with its large enveloping hood and double breasted closure.

Available at Blue in Green

Thursday
May232013

Kapital Hunting Coverall

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—01. Made in Japan.

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This might be the simplest and most refined piece of outerwear that Kapital has manufactured in a while. Sometimes Kapital fabrics are a little too 'crazy quilt' for me, even though I know the construction is going to be incredible. In general I like mostly monochromatic pieces. This style of hunting jacket made of cotton moleskin, rarely seen in black, with the classic brown corduroy collar, is the best example I've seen. It's more modern than the caramel coloured vintage version but still a more traditional jacket than usual from Kapital.

Available at Hickoree's

Thursday
May022013

Kapital Kogin Socks

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01. Navy.
02. Bordeaux.

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Tres Bien have just taken stock of a few styles from the Kapital Spring-Summer '13 collection, and among the offering these Kogin socks caught my eye. Available in two colourways, Navy and Bourdeaux, they're made in Japan and feature a blocked knit pattern.

Available at Tres Bien

Tuesday
Oct052010

Elephant Brand

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—01. Kazuhiro Hirata's collection of bandanas is documented in Elephant Brand.

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Kazuhiro Hirata spent ten years bringing together an assortment of bandanas he wanted to wear. While in the beginning the Kapital frontman wasn't necessarily collecting them per se, a decade later and he had an impressive collection. After he'd amassed hundreds of them, mostly fast color ones, he catalogued them into this book Elephant Brand, which I finally managed to track down recently. The book gives a brief history of the cloth from all the way back in the 1600s and the Hindi origin of the word, through the American Gold Rush era up until it's prominence in Work and Western brands of the '40s and '50s. It's pretty much all in Japanese, with the exception of the amazing names Hirata has given each of his bandanas. Despite that though, the book is a fantastic visual reference of some amazing patterns and designs. It's an excellent addition for any coffee table.