Tokyo: New Store, Doobies
By Samuel Trotman

Walking around the back streets of Harajuku, Tokyo, we came across an amusingly-named, and thoroughly awesome store called Doobies.

Oct 21, 2013
/

Like

During our recent trip to Tokyo, we discovered a great selection of new and interesting stores to inspire denim designers and enthusiasts. Walking around the back streets of Harajuku, (the road parallel and behind the infamous “Ber Ber Jin Street”, to be precise) we came across an amusingly-named, and thoroughly awesome store called Doobies.

Doobies only opened at the beginning of this year and specializes in retro Americana wear with a strong focus on hot rod and low-rider scenes. The store is a mecca for all things surrounding biker and car culture in Tokyo: both the interior of the store and the fantastic product sold inside reflects this scene: Rigid denim, spread-collar `50s shirts, Harrington and blouson jackets and cornelli embroidered back details.

The store is in associated with the brand Radial, AKA Rad Co, Inc an amazing, full-category label, deeply embedded in hot-rod culture . The store also boasted a shrine-like corner full of Von Franco, hand-painted sweats. Von Franco is the famed pinstripe artist who recently collaborated with Levi’s Vintage Clothing. We were pretty amazed by their collection but on chatting to the guys, it turns out he is a “very good friend” – Amazing!!!

The decor of the store oozed authenticity and featured a mezzanine area called Amego Parlour with a wet-shave station and all mid-century fixtures and fittings. Reclaimed Americana point-of-sale items from garages and car bodywork shops completed the look. The store carried some great items, including chunky silver jewelry and chains, hats, glasses and other accessories that sit in with the tight, hot-rod edit. They even have their own magazine/lookbook. Head over to their site for more amazing inspiration.

  • Aux municipales,cheap nfl jerseys Freddy Vasseu se présentait en tant que membre du Parti pirate sur une liste de centre droit à Port-Lès-Valence. Résultat des élections, cheap nfl jerseysil est élu au conseil municipal de la ville dès le premier tour. Le Parti pirate compte également 2 autres élus municipaux.

  • En France, le Parti pirate présentera des listes dans six des huit cheap nfl jerseyscirconscriptions, avec pas moins de 30 candidats en Île-de-France et pour les Français à l’étranger. En plus de ça, le mouvement sera présent dans une quinzaine d’autres pays européens.

  • Mais cet appui n’a rien de très étonnant quand on connaît cheap nfl jerseysla proximité entre le site internet et le Parti pirate. Début mai, l’ancien porte-parole de Pirate Bay, Peter Sunde, s’est lancé dans les Européennes. Son programme : défense de l’Internet libre, de la transparence gouvernementale, ou encore favoriser un plus grand respect des droits individuels. Sans surprise, ce candidat avait reçu le soutien du Parti pirate Finlandais.Il portera la bannière du parti pour les élections et sera candidat à la présidence de la Commission européenne avec Amelia Andersdotter.


Subscribe to WGSN

DenimBanner
Get more Denim insights as a WGSN subscriber

Related stories

4 photos
This is how your jeans will look come summer 2018

3 photos
The Common-Folk: Mixing Japanese tradition with modern design

8 photos
Peels NYC Mixes Blue Collar Clothes With a Youthful Attitude

44 sec
Ian Berry Presents: Behind Closed Doors & My Beautiful Laundrette

3 photos
Artist Hiroshi Sugimoto Explores Death Through Art in new exhibition