Thursday, September 17, 2009

Lofgren Originals, Papa Nui and the Vintage Style

Recently the Papa scored a pair of chinos from John Lofgren of Speedway in Sendai Japan. John has been using his secret resources up in Sakurasville to start producing limited quantities of vintage style goods. The most recent venture landed him a roll of antique salt 'n' pepper chambray which inconjuction with the local brand Cushman, he has produced these most exacting and beautiful chinos, replicating an authentic 1940's feel to these great work wear pants.

The Papa was especially impressed with the fit of these babies as they have a wide yet trim cut unlike many relicas which have a tendancy to be too full through the hips. As a recommendation these chino are the SHIT, you need to get a pair while they last. Fortunately John's store 'Speedway', exports to the west which is a rare thing indeed, nothing worse than discovering some great piece of Japanese vintage only to find it isn't available outside of Japan.

As a styling exercise the Papa took a few snap shots to share with his audience.
The details: Black chambray shirt by Papa Nui for Levi Strauss Japan. 30's style studded belt with sterling buckle by Warp and Woof, Brown chambray 40's work chinos by Lofgren Originals x Cushman, Plaid wool tie RRL NYC, black leather 'Smoke Jumpers' work boots by Wesco Boots.