When you think of Toshimi Watanabe's style, you think of jackets, hats, and eyewear, and the new work from J Press matches just like the casual clothes she's been wearing for years.
“J Press, to me, is somewhere between America and England, with a slightly Japanese feel.When I moved to Tokyo when I was 18 years old, the first shirt I bought was a J Press dungaree shirt. I didn't want to wear it as a formal attire, but wanted to wear it casually on a daily basis.J Press was around me from the time I started becoming aware of fashion.Even now, as a representative brand of American traditional fashion, I wear its classics. That's how I think of it."
So, what kind of fashion do you want to embody now?
``The clothes that I like most are those from the 40's, even though they don't really fit with the times.However, I feel like it's quite difficult to do because they feel so far removed from the scenery around me.Recently, I find it quite difficult to wear clothes from the 40's. I want to wear it, so I'm looking for it one by one and collecting it again.For example, I want to be sure to wear it when I go to my child's class.I want to be seen as a cool grandpa rather than a father. That's the goal."
Mr. Watanabe is currently in the production period of his band, TOKYO No.1 SOUL SET. "It's still a long way from release, but I'm already thinking about what to do with the costumes.
He was wearing navy blue, white jeans, and a boater hat. It reminds me of something like a style council. I'm thinking of customizing it by embroidering the band's emblem on it. Music comes out from clothes, too. I wanted to do the music that the good old delinquent old men listened to.''
On this day, the photo was taken at LUZ HAIR, the beauty salon that Ms. Watanabe attends.
FM Odawara's radio program ``Toshimi Watanabe's INTER PLAY'' is broadcast live here every Thursday. If you have a chance, it might be a good idea to get your hair cut at LUZ HAIR. The image that I get when I think of Toshimi Watanabe's style is of a hat and eyewear together with a jacket, but I think that the new work of J.PRESS suits his own personal style of clothes that he has worn for many years. For me, J.PRESS is somewhere in the middle between the United States and Britain and has the image of having been brought a little closer to Japan. At the age of 18, the first shirt I bought in Tokyo was a J.PRESS dungaree shirt. I did not want to wear their clothes as formal wear but rather as casual clothes that I usually wear. J.PRESS has been around me ever since I first started waking up to fashion. Even now, as a representative brand of American Trad , it captures the idea of dressing down that classic look." So what is the fashion you want to embody now? "I do not match the times at all, but the era I like most is the clothes of the 40's. However, I feel that this is difficult because it is so far from the scenes that I see around me now. Recently, I feel I want to dress well in the Trad style so I have been looking for and collecting ideas one at a time. For example, I would like to decide on something sharp for observation day at a child's class. I would like to be considered a stylish and good-looking grandpa rather than a father. And that is the goal." Mr. Watanabe is currently working on the production of music for TOKYO No. 1 SOUL SET, a band to which he belongs. "Although the music has not been released yet, we are already thinking about what to do costumes. Navy blue blazers and white jeans with boater hats. We are thinking of an image something like Style Council. And I'm thinking about embroidering emblems on these items and customizing them, because music comes from clothes, as well. I want to make music like in the good old days, the kind of music that the bad boys who are now middle aged used to listen to." On this day, the shooting location was the hairdressing salon LUZ HAIR which Mr. Watanabe goes to. The radio program "Toshimi Watanabe's INTER PLAY" is broadcast live from here on FM Odawara every Thursday. If you have the opportunity, it may be a nice idea to have your hair cut at LUZ HAIR.
TOKYO No.1 SOUL SET, THE ZOOT16, solo.
The radio program "Toshimi Watanabe's INTER PLAY" is broadcast every Thursday from 7:00pm to 8:00pm on FM Odawara.
TOKYO No.1 SOUL SET, THE ZOOT16, solo.
The radio program "Toshimi Watanabe's INTER PLAY" is broadcast live every Thursday from 19:00 to 20:00 on FM Odawara.
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