Kapital

3/28/2019 4:10 PM

Kapital Spring/Summer 2019

Hailing from the jean capital of Japan, Kojima, Kapitals' mastery of denim and menswear has ensured its stance as a formidable player within the menswear scene since its inception in 1984. The label reimagines mid-century Americana, utilising heritage production techniques to create designs which invoke an authentic workwear feel.

It is the brands unique approach to reimagining a time which has since passed us by, which so uniquely allows it to bring an eclectic aesthetic, and modern feel, to their meticulously crafted range of menswear.

With durability, and a want to be worn, at the surface of everything the brand produces, it is inevitable that pieces from the brands latest offerings will capture the attention of all — a mission they have successfully accomplished.

This season's knitwear is their most detailed to date, their three dimensional sweater is meticulously knit together with motifs of the Ainu people and their surrounding habitats. Continuing the coziness, Kapital give us their Fleecy Knit Zip Hooded Parka. Constructed using a 100% cotton sweat fabric and has been aged to resemble a vintage product With finite sashiko drawstrings and subtle washed indigo overdye.

Kapital Spring/Summer 2019

Kapital reimagine the classic tracksuit this season blending Japan's beloved souvenier 'Sukajan' style motifs amidst the embroidered tape that runs along the arms of the track jacket and legs of the track pants.

Moving on to this season's outerwear, we see three of Kapital's signature pieces return with the Katsuragi Cotton Ring Coat in Khaki, and Ringoman Coverall Jacket in Washed Denim. The trifecta includes a strikingly detailed sashiko print, and boro transfered Kamakura Jacket which of course can be worn almost a million different ways as seen here... 

Rounding out this season's selections we've got the newest addition to the range with the relaxed cropped cozy goodness of the Shimokita Pant in Black and Khaki.

Kapital can be both found online and in store at Level 1/15 McKillop Street. For all of the finer details of their latest arrivals, continue reading after the jump.

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Kapital Fall/Winter 2018 Delivery II

Hailing from the jean capital of Japan, Kojima, Kapitals' mastery of denim and menswear has ensured its stance as a formidable player within the menswear scene since its inception in 1984. The label reimagines mid-century Americana, utilising heritage production techniques to create designs which invoke an authentic workwear feel.

It is the brands unique approach to reimagining a time which has since passed us by, which so uniquely allows it to bring an eclectic aesthetic, and modern feel, to their meticulously crafted range of menswear.

With durability, and a want to be worn, at the surface of everything the brand produces, it is inevitable that pieces from the brands latest offerings will capture the attention of all — a mission they have successfully accomplished. Bestowing upon us an exquisite range of outerwear, alongside a head-turning tote bag, Kapital has left little doubt surrounding its ability to capture the attention of any, and all, fortunate enough to see their products.

Paying homage to the ancient indigenous people of Japan, Kapital makes an immediate splash this season with a pair of ‘Attus Kakashi Shirts’, both featuring the traditional AINU patch. This offering has landed on the Up There shelves in both a 10oz variety, proudly displaying a red Ainu patch, upon the beautifully curated Indigo Japanese Denim. The piece is also offered in an 8oz version, which features an overdyed AINU patch.

With reimagined notions of authentic workwear guiding the Kapital image, ‘The Lining Deck Jacket - Indigo’ represents the brands take on the traditional deck jacket. Featuring a soft feel 8oz denim, a purposefully irregular button pattern, and a number of playful touches, the jacket is completed by an ultra cozy quilted lining, and interior pocket.

Never one to dismiss accessories, Kapital rounds out this seasons collection with their renowned ‘Canvas Milk Bag - Black’. Providing the perfect combination of unique styling, durability, and practicality, for those searching for the bag to last a life time, the brands most recent foray into the luggage category has certainly caused a commotion, and left us here at Up There very envious of those fortunate enough to purchase it.

Kapital can be both found online and in store at Level 1/15 McKillop Street. For all of the finer details of their latest arrivals, continue reading after the jump.

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Kapital

9/17/2018 9:28 AM

Kapital FW18

Hailing from the jean capital of Japan, Kojima, Kapital’s mastery of denim and menswear has ensured its stance as a formidable player within the menswear scene since its inception in 1984. The label reimagines mid-century Americana, utilising heritage production techniques to create designs which invoke an authentic workwear feel.

It is the brands unique approach to reimagining a time which has since passed us by, which so uniquely allows it to bring an eclectic aesthetic and modern feel to its meticulously crafted range of menswear.

With durability, and a want to be worn, at the surface of everything the brand produces, it is inevitable that pieces from the brands latest offerings will capture the attention of all who have the opportunity to see and interact with them.

Pieces such as the ‘Ringoman Cargo Pants’ and ‘Ivy Western Shirt’ borrow heavily from the brands affinity for reimagined pieces from a time gone by, sat alongside for innovative designs in the form of the ‘IDG Fleecy Knit Sweat Pants’ and Kapital’s ever reliant ‘Katsuragi Napped Cotton Ring Coat,’ little doubt exists that the brand is perfectly suited to not only keeping you cozy through the colder months, but also ensuring that any, and all, fortunate enough to purchase one of their pieces will be turning heads out on the streets.

With stand out items in this season's offerings coming in the form of the ‘Kamakura Anorak Blouson 60/40 Cloth’ Jacket — a piece designed to be tailored and utilised in a multitude of forms, and fashions to suit the preference of its user — and the beautifully minimalistic ‘Jubbahn Shirt’ — which brings together a range of beautiful details including a dyed corduroy collar, and meticulously intricate sewn patches — we here at Up There are particularly excited by what Kapital has to offer, and buoyed by the opportunity to share the brands aesthetic and craftsmanship with you.

Ps. Take the time to check out this true masterclass in practicality showcased through the versatile ‘Kamakura Anorak Blouson 60/40 Cloth’ Jacket.

Kapital can both found online and in store at Level 1/15 McKillop Street.

For all of the finer details of their latest arrivals, continue reading after the jump.

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Kapital SS18

5/4/2018 12:48 PM

Kapital & Kapital Kountry SS18

Japanese label Kapital have delivered a selection of their signature goods and alongside it their re-crafted Kapital Kountry range.

Blending traditional Japanese techniques such as boro patchwork within a selection of their Pojagi Remake Tote, and Milk Bag. The same re-crafting techniques come through the range in the form of their 2 Tone Big Sweats. All three sweats feature a mismatched front and back panelling, giving us a unique finish to the Knit Military, Rayon Quilting, and Denim Patchwork.

Utilising natural indigo dyes and hues, The label dish out some immaculate and unique garments with their Jubbahn Shirts, Hiyoku Cardigan, all ready to be worn individually or layered up for the colder weather ahead.

This season we see the return of Kapital’s signature Ring Coat in a classic rinse washed denim, as well as knit lambswool complete with smile patch. With these the Ringoman Coverall makes an appearance in a richly overdyed indigo.

Lastly, and surely not least, Kapital’s ever-growing range of bandanas feature vibrant winter olympic inspired imagery as well as traditional navajo and patchwork variations.

Head on over after the jump to peer into this season’s looks and head in store to our Level 1/15 McKillop Street location as well as online to look at all of the finer details first hand...

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Kapital FW17

10/19/2017 9:11 AM

Japanese label Kapital have delivered their unique blend of traditional and contemporary menswear with their latest seasonal selections. Kicking it all off, we’ve got two iterations of the signature Ring Coat. The Kapital Chino Herringbone Boro Ring Coat, as its namesake suggests combines an indigo herringbone fabric with the very traditional patchwork repaired boro fabric that takes over the hood. The Katsuragi Cotton Ring Coat comes in a taller cut this season bringing a full length trench style body to the signature military styled coat.

This season’s shirting selections bring the ever-classic Chambray Work Shirt to life with cats, cats, and nothing but cats embroidered in all the right places. Sitting alongside is the Broad Cloth Anorak Shirt in Navy bringing the traditional army field ration uniform together with vintage workwear. Keeping your legs covered this season, Kapital continues the military inspired garments with the Light Canvas Ringoman Cargo Pants. The heavy-duty cargo canvas features a signature and quirky oversized pocket combination giving your cargos that point of difference from everyone else. For some more indigo vibes, this season Kapital have delivered their Century Denim in a fully tonal natural indigo dyed finish. The Century Denim’s signature sashimi style over stitched pattern gives an amazing tonal texture that will only look better with daily wears and washes.

This season’s accessories bring a little boro to your headwear with the Hand Knit Tugihagi Cap. Sitting alongside Kapital’s signature Selvedge Bandanas to complete the collection.

Head in store and online now to check out the ranges first hand or continue reading after the jump for a look at all of the finer details...

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Kapital Spring/Summer 2017

3/29/2017 4:34 PM

After Kapital’s successful introduction to Up There last season, we’re delighted to walk you through our newest delivery from the Japanese stalwart. We welcome back probably the most popular Kapital jacket the Ring Coat, yes the one Drake wears, in Black and Khaki Katsuragi Cotton. Worn over the top of a popular classic, the Katmandu Patchwork Shirt in Indigo.

Kapital’s style portfolio is vast, which is exciting for us, it means that as we grow with the brand we will be able to introduce our customers to new styles and silhouettes each season.

Two new silhouettes for us this season are the Denim Ringoman Coverall One Wash and the Broad Cloth Anorak Shirt. The Denim Ringoman Coverall is made out of a 12 oz. indigo denim and features some very unique asymmetrical front pockets along with a slanted back pocket. Worn underneath the Coverall is the Broad Cloth Anorak Shirt which also features large pouch pockets on the chest. Inspired by vintage workwear, this shirt is made from a cotton broad cloth and has an exceptionally soft hand feel.

Rounding out the clothing selection we also have the Gauze Bonzu Hiyoku Shirt and the Jersey Crew Pocket Tee in Indigo which will fade and patina with wear. With any Kapital order it is always a must to order some of their Bandanas and Scarves. This season we ordered the Big Fringe Bandana Stole Paisley in Navy, the Selvedge Bandana with Chief print in Navy and Black and also the Bloom print in Navy and Black. If you want to be as steezy as Drake be sure to check out the collection in store and online now!

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Kapital

12/15/2016 5:13 PM

Hailing from the ‘Jean Capital’ of Japan, we’d like to formally welcome Kapital to the shelves here at the store. Based out of Japan’s old merchant town Kojima Kurashiki, Kapital strive to craft materials and garments that pay homage to their town’s heritage. Tying in a pertinent blend of vintage american workwear with remade, and reworked garments crafted at the hands of skilled artisans at their home base in Kojima.

This season’s range ties in classic ‘Sashiko’ stitching with the Century 5 Pocket Denim, and Century Westerner Denim Jacket. Covering the 12oz grey denim with an accenting straight indigo stitch ready to be worn in and worn out for years to come. A series of remade garments come in the shape of the Katmandu Patch Shirt, and Denim Western Shirt. Each shirt washed, and worn in before subtle pieces are shifted around each garment and patched in as a homage to the ‘boro’ technique of yesteryear. The patchwork themes continue Tugihahi Football Jersey blending patterned indigo fabrics with a charcoal melange cotton jersey.

Not forgetting Kapital’s signature Ring Coat, this season’s variation comes to us in a Khaki Katsuragi Cotton. This oversized piece of outerwear brings several garments together, and thanks to a number of buttons, ties, and fasteners, this innovative coat can be worn in more ways than one. Last but certainly not least, Kapital have delivered a selection of their Selvedge Bandanas with a Thunderbird and Concho designs subliminally printed on the classic fabric squares.

This season’s ranges from Kapital are now available in store at our Level 1/15 McKillop Street store as well as online. For a closer look at all of the finer details, continue reading after the jump.

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