Hideki Okisaka: Master '30s tailor !

Discussion in 'Suits' started by Marc Chevalier, Jan 20, 2006.

  1. Mission to Fedora Loungers: find out who this modern Japanese tailor is. His work is extraordinary. -perenthetical removed-Edit Matt Deckard

    Hideki Okisaka's suits are prominently featured at a website that Geo kindly referred us to. It's called www.the30sstyle.com Other than that, I know nothing about him. Do you?


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  4. BellyTank

    BellyTank I'll Lock Up

    Imagine how expensive he is... the Japanese market for 'rare' reproduced garments is more than most Westerners can stomach.

    The excellent factory made Japanese A-2 flight jackets start at around $1200, imagine what a bespoke/one-off/custom, '30s styled suit is gonna set you back...

    You can see he uses some Holland and Sherry cloths too.

    They are fantastic though, aren't they...

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  5. Yes, the lapels are a bit wide and some of the jackets a tad long, but so what?
    If Okisaka made them just a wee bit narrower and shorter, these suits would be ... well ... perfect!
     
  6. Oh my!!! That's some nicely cut stuff ...

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  7. Matt Deckard

    Matt Deckard Man of Action

    Very good with the details, very much like what Jorge in Long Beach makes.

    Very good repros.
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  8. Flitcraft

    Flitcraft One Too Many

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    Would have replied sooner, but still drooling on my keyboard....

    Really like the third one down- the light gray with belted back. Looks like something from Chinatown.
     
  9. Marty M.

    Marty M. Vendor

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    BRAVO!!!!!

    BRAVO sir, BRAVO.

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  10. MudInYerEye

    MudInYerEye Practically Family

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    Dumbfounded.
    Wow.
    Leave it to the Japanese to do something right, yet again.
     
  11. Robert Conway

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    The craftsmanship looks absolutely top notch - but, dare I say that the styling seems a little...exaggerated; and similar to the illustrations you see in period catalogs? Anyone?

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  12. Robert Conway

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    I'm mainly commenting on the lapels...

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  13. MudInYerEye

    MudInYerEye Practically Family

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    Absolutely right, but that's what I find so appealing about them. Man, that Japanese man can sew! --Edit Matt Deckard
     
  14. The lapels on the DBs look fine to me. That light brown pinstripe is one of the nicest moderns i've seen. The SB peak lapels are a different matter. Exaggerated, as someone else said. But they all look pretty similar. Maybe he had a vintage suit that he used for a model that had exactly these lapels?

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  15. Mr. Rover

    Mr. Rover One Too Many

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    Man- some fine suits. That plaid one is a repro of one of William Powell's suits.
    I love the buttons on the light brown pinstripe. This is how a repro-belt back is made!
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    If you go to the site, the jackets looks too long on the actually Japanese owners.
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    P.S. I may be Chinese, but I don't wanna hear "japs" thrown around so lightly. Hafta stand up for my Asian cousins.
     
  16. Right on.

    I think we've been here before ...:rolleyes:

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  17. herringbonekid

    herringbonekid I'll Lock Up

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    the pleats on his belt-backs could use a firmer pressing, or securing. and i agree with everyone else about the too-wide single breasted peaked lapels. other than that these really capture a 30s look. i wonder who buys them ?
     
  18. BellyTank

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    The Japanese of course!- they have a crazee, premium homeland market for 'luxury/kOOl' repro Americana items and are prepared to pay whatever it costs. Take note of the Japanese eBayers who will always win any auction for a top-notch leather jacket or vintage Levi's, or what have you.
    Did you ever wonder where all the great American Vintage clothing went..? well know you know.

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  19. herringbonekid

    herringbonekid I'll Lock Up

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    well yes, i guess it would be the japanese. i should have phrased my question more accurately. i supppose i was just idly pondering the TYPE of gentleman who would pay good money for one of these suits. what's his proffession ? does he floss regularly ?
     

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