A good entry point into the world of the 50s classic Type II is this 16.5 oz. jacket from Japan Blue, made with often-pricy Côte d'Ivoire cotton.
Coming in light hues of beige and olive drab that navigate late-summer evenings and fall/winter alike - each of these Japan-made coats has its own charm.
We haven't seen Sashiko like this before - Japan Blue has spliced the ancient Japanese stitch craft with the traditional kimono pattern, Asanoha.
Japan Blue crashes into this week's edition of Fade Friday with a shredded pair of JB0412 that are home to some wonderfully sketchy repairs.
Cote d'Ivoire cotton is not one of Japan Blue's calling cards for its raw denim collection, but it makes a pretty beautiful t-shirt, too.