“Sorry, how much?” If you’ve been into heritage and quality clothing for a while, this is a question you would have received at varying levels of the decibel on many occasions. It’s even more frustrating when you feel you have to start justifying your purchase: ‘It’s loomstate denim, which means it’s… you know what, never mind’.
It’s an expensive hobby; there’s no getting away from it. But when I’m presented with a shirt that’s made in the U.S.A, constructed from Japanese cotton, and under a hundred bucks, I’m all in.
AKASHI-KAMA, a relatively new brand on the scene, places an enormous amount of emphasis on marrying traditional Japanese garment design with modern fabric and feel. We think it’s a match made in heaven. The brand’s camp collar button-down shirt is cut from a breathable Japanese double gauze cotton and features tonal shell buttons, a relaxed collar with lowkey embroidery detailing on the left lapel, and a relaxed fit, perfect for summer.
Arriving in three distinct colorways — oat, deep indigo, and fog — it’s too difficult to choose one, so for $82, you might as well pick up all three.