Dandy Harun & Bros.

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Category: Studio D’Artisan

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

Ninth day – (July 13th) – Studio D’Artisan

Studio D' Artisan Sign in Their Office in Osaka

Hello Mister,

It is been a long time since my last Japan journal (the last one is about Samurai jeans right?)

Today I would like to share the journal to Studio D’ Artisan in Osaka, with my friend Alon.

Studio D’ Artisan staff cannot speak English well, hopefully I met this helpful guy from the hostel where I stayed in Osaka, He was an English teacher for 4 years in Kobe, so he speaks Japanese fluently.

A day with Mr. Alon

That day was very hot and humid, fortunately Alon is coming with us to SDA store in the center of the town, but we have a difficult to find the store, because i forgot to print the map to get to the shop,but after spending a time on our self-written map,finally we found the SDA store.

SDA Osaka

In that small sized beautiful store, I was amazed for the interior and the collection, a lot of collection that SDA offers in the store.

Alon helped us to introduce ourselves as the guy from Indonesia, and then our contact Nishijima-san, introduced us to Studio D’ Artisan history.

The Store Interior

The Store Interior

And Nishijima-san explained us about the first lot of Studio D’ Artisan, the details and the fabric of their first lot.

Nishijima-san explained the first lot

After that Nishijima-san take us to SDA office not far from the store. And there we have an interview about SDA history and products.

with Nishijima-san and Alon

I asked everything that I want to know about SDA and I have almost all the information I need,even though there is some questions that Nishijima-san cannot answer (because he is in charge in web and publishing)

But i have enough information for this time and I planned to go back to meet them once again to get more information from them.

Alon helped me with the interview

with the store manager, Nogami-san (different from the Samurai boss)

with the store manager, Nogami-san (different from the Samurai boss)

After finished with the interview,finally we are going back to the store and buy some SDA collection. And then we decided to have the last lunch with Alon before we are going to our last destination, Tokyo.

 

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