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How to Save Money By Pretending You're Shopping in Japan

October 18, 2020

How To Save Money By Pretending You’re Shopping In Japan

I spend a lot of time buying clothes from Japan. In fact, about ten years ago, I stopped shopping at…

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Japan's Shoeshine Champions Explain Proper Shoe Care

June 19, 2019

Japan’s Shoeshine Champions Explain Proper Shoe Care

Last year, nearly fifty people, amateurs and professionals included, gathered into a room to compete for the title of being…

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Special Guest Post: Taking PTO On The Road

July 6, 2017

Special Guest Post: Taking PTO On The Road

As an aspiring PTOMan, I try to find ways to test out the site’s tips IRL. I recently had the…

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Inspiration LA 2017: Shoot Your Shot (Part Three)

February 14, 2017

Inspiration LA 2017: Shoot Your Shot (Part Three)

Here’s our third and final round of awesome shots from Inspiration LA, the annual vintage-industry-Americana-Japanese-American-hybrid show in Los Angeles. To…

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Inspiration LA 2017 Day 2: Shoot Your Shot

February 13, 2017

Inspiration LA 2017 Day 2: Shoot Your Shot

Here’s our second day of candid shots from Inspiration LA 2017, the huge men’s Americana show in Los Angeles. There…

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Inspiration LA 2017: Shoot Your Shot

February 12, 2017

Inspiration LA 2017: Shoot Your Shot

I wasn’t expecting to make it to Inspiration LA, the huge vintage-and-vintage-inspired Americana show, this year because I was supposed…

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London: The Real McCoy’s

October 1, 2016

London: The Real McCoy’s

On the middle of an anonymous, tourist-ridden London street sits Real McCoy’s, the English outlet of the venerated Japanese repro…

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Blue & White is the New White

July 7, 2016

Blue & White Is The New White

I’d fallen into a rut lately. I was only wearing white linen pocket squares. Granted, I was wearing ours, which…

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The Miyuki-Zoku, 1964

April 18, 2016

The Miyuki-Zoku, 1964

David Marx posted this great photo on Twitter today. Shown above are some members of the Miyuki-zoku, a 1960s Japanese…

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Style & Fashion Drawings: Cherry Blossoms and Picnic Style

April 6, 2016

Style & Fashion Drawings: Cherry Blossoms And Picnic Style

The cherry blossoms are out in full bloom this week and everyone is taking part in hanami (cherry blossom picnics)….

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Japanese Magazine <i>Free & Easy</i> is Closing

February 2, 2016

Japanese Magazine Free & Easy is Closing

Of all the recent media closures, this one hits the hardest. After nearly eighteen years of publishing, Free & Easy announced…

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Interview with W. David Marx, Author of <i>Ametora: How Japan Saved American Style</i>

January 18, 2016

Interview With W. David Marx, Author Of Ametora: How Japan Saved American Style

Whether you’re into prep, denim, or streetwear, W. David Marx’s new book Ametora will have something to say about why…

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When, Where, What to Wear, According to the Founder of VAN Jacket

November 5, 2015

When, Where, What To Wear, According To The Founder Of VAN Jacket

For Lapham’s Quarterly, W. David Marx chronicles the seep of Ivy Style into Japanese culture, an influence strongly pushed by…

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