Dandy Harun & Bros.

Journal about Jokes, Jeans, and Journey

Category: 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

HK trip – First day (February 13th) – Take 5, The True Denim Purveyor

Hello Mister,

I have  just arrived in the Causeway Bay area, which where I will stay when I was in Hong Kong.

Tsim Sha Tsui

Tsim Sha Tsui

Arrived on my hostel (after lost for 30 minutes) I took a quick bath and get ready to meet one of my idol, Benny Seki of Take 5 in his shop and office which are located in Tsim Sha Tsui.

Taking MTR to Tsim Sha Tsui station only relying on my small map of Hong Kong which I got from the airport, I made it on time to Tsim Sha Tsui

And finally step my foot on the doorstep of Take 5 jeans shop in Granville road.

Take 5 Hong Kong

Take 5 Hong Kong

 

Enter the shop was almost like a dream for me, the atmosphere of American vintage culture blend in with some Japanese style is what this shop offer.

After window shopping for a minute, someone open the front door and he is Benny Seki, With First Arrow around his neck and his signature eye glasses .

Benny Seki

Benny Seki

 

Soon after finally met Benny Seki in person, we are going to have a lunch in local restaurant nearby the shop,

We are talking about the Take 5 history and everything related with what he did all this years.

Delicious !!

Delicious !!

HK trip – First day (February 13th) – Hello Hong Kong

Hello Mister,

Hong Kong International Airport

Hong Kong International Airport

In February 12th 2012, I had a chance to go to Hong Kong for several days to study and learn more about what other people from different country think about denim and other vintage goods

As a solo traveler, this trip was the most unprepared trip I ever had, a lot of experience that is different with my others well prepared trip, a funny and crazy things happened in this lovely country

I have to transfer in Singapore’s Changi for several hour, experience the loneliness of a tight budget traveler for a while, had a drink and hainam rice for dinner (preparing for having a Chinese food in Hong Kong)

Bought my idol Red Hot Chili Peppers’s Front man, Anthony Kiedies Biography “Scar Tissue” a nice friend for me as a lonely traveler.

Double Decker

Arrived in Hong Kong with a lot of expectation that Hong Kong is a modern country with sky scrapper on the mountain,

And what i saw was true, Hong Kong is a very fascinating country with fast paced life tempo.

I have a difficult to find everything there, but there is a lot of Indonesian in Hong Kong, so all i need to do was find them and ask for help

Enjoying The Scenery

Enjoying The Scenery

 

So, Let’s go to the city !!!