Dandy Harun & Bros.

Journal about Jokes, Jeans, and Journey

Category: Momotaro Jeans

Take 5 Hong Kong

Take 5 Hong Kong

Take 5 Hong Kong

Hello Mister,

Take 5 Hong Kong is one of the most popular denim shop in the world, especially in Asia.

Having a chance to visit them almost like visit Eiffel tower for me

Wall of Jeans

Wall of Jeans

Meet Yetta Chan and Llyod Lo is one of the best experience for me, not only they really know a lot of thing about denim, they are also kind and cool.

You can find a lot of Japanese denim here in Take 5, from Samurai jeans, The Flat Head, Pure Blue Japan, Momotaro jeans, Iron Heart, Warehouse, Pherrow etc.

Take 5 often make a collaboration product with the brands that they carry, for example an exclusive Momotaro jeans with peach fruit on the backpocket.

You can also find leather goods accessories like Redmoon and Kawatako

The Leather Accessories

The Leather Accessories

The Leather Goods

The Leather Goods

There is also a big loaded of Lightning magazines that i think was translated into Cantonese language.

And you can find silver sterling – Native American designed jewelries by First Arrow in Take 5. which crafted by hand with great details on every piece of the artwork.

Take 5 is a heaven for denim heads all over the world, their purpose to spread American culture in Asia is not an easy task, but Benny really working hard on it, that’s why American culture is more popular now in Hong Kong

Loaded of American Culture Magazines

Loaded of American Culture Magazines

And to meet Benny Seki himself is an experienced that I will never forget in my lifetime, is like meet an Idol for me,

Benny Seki have a big connection with everybody who are related to this American Culture things in Japan, and in the world

With his vision to spread the American culture through fashion, Benny is one of the most successful man in my opinion

I also discussed about PRACT with him, and ask for his opinion about the products itself, and input is very precious for me to improve the quality of the products.

With Take 5 Crew

With Take 5 Crew

Benny Seki and Me

Benny Seki and Me

Eleventh day (July 15th) – Shibuya Agogo and A Night with Dani

Momotaro Jeans Store, Shibuya

Momotaro Jeans Store, Shibuya

Hello Mister,

 

Since me and Flo already been to Pure Blue Japan in Harajuku, now I am going to accompany him to go to Momotaro jeans store in Shibuya, we decided to walk to Shibuya from Harajuku

Arrived in the store, Flo decided to buy the same Momotaro Pouch there.

 

Soon after Flo bought the pouch, we decided to have a lunch and reunite with Iman in Shibuya station.

With The Pouch @ Shibuya Station

With The Pouch @ Shibuya Station

 

After reunited with Iman , we are going to walk around Shibuya for a while before we decided to go back to Sakura Hostel,

But I have another plan, to meet my old friend from high school, Dani-san.

So Flo back to Hostel earlier, and I will meet Dani in Ginza

Ginza

Ginza

After shopping around Ginza then finally I met Dani and surprised that he had changed a lot since the last time I met him

I ask Dani to go to my Hostel in Asakusa,then here is coming with us to the Hostel to have dinner together with Flo.

Arrived in Hostel we decided to eat at small franchise fast food restaurant near our hostel

Let's Eat !!

Let's Eat !!

 

Having a nice dinner and nice conversation with Dani and Flo, we are going back to Hostel, since Dani is going to go early tomorrow

 

Thank you very much Dani, for meet me in Tokyo

 

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Terima Kasih

Terima Kasih

 

 

Thai trip – Second day (September 29th) – Momotaro Jeans on Isetan Bangkok Part 3 – The Last Supper

Hello Mister,

 

After journal about how I met Tabuchi-san at the first time in Kojima, Okayama, now I would like to tell you the last part of my trilogy (sounds too much,but quite fun anyway) about my day with Momotaro jeans in Isetan, Bangkok.

After Walking around Siam, Finally I am going back to Central World to for having dinner with Tabuchi-san and Kishimoto-san.

Walking my way from Siam Paragon to Central world (about 15 minutes by walking) I finally arrived in Isetan, Central world plaza.

When I arrived, Tabuchi is working on Union Special 43200G to hemming customer jeans, after he have done with it, he asked me if I want to try it,of course I said yes to him.

So he explained how to use this legendary machine and show me once how to use it well.

Tabuchi showed me how to hem the jeans

Then it is my turn to hem the jeans (of course i am trying on scrap that have been cut by the customer before) it is not that hard, but I am kinda nervous because this is the first time I am using this legendary machine.

I can only record the process by video camera,because I am coming alone to Bangkok, but after i have done with it, Tabuchi-san asked me “is this your first time?”

and then I said “Yes it is”

“I dont believe,because it is good enough for the first time, is not that hard right?” said Tabuchi-san

And then we laugh and I asked him to sign something on the scrap that i sewed.

Text says "Tatsushi Tabuchi in Bangkok"

After waiting until 2100 pm then they already packed things up because the is come for Isetan to close the store.

Now we are going to take a walk to take Sky Train to Phram Pong to have dinner in Japanese restaurant, because that place is a small Japanese street that have a lot selection of Japanese Restaurant.

Tabuchi-san, Guy from Take5 Bangkok, and Kishimoto-san

Arrived in the Japanese restaurant,we order a lot of Japanese food and have a funny conversation together.

I asked them ” is this Japanese restaurant taste Japanese?”

They answered ” We dont know, this is our first time too”

And then we tried every menu and said this one taste good, this one is not good, this one is not the fish we usually used in Japan.

Tabuchi-san and Kishimoto-san ordering Japanese food

We having so much fun together and hope that we can meet again next time.

 

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Arigatou, Dandy