Kapital

10/14/2019 12:27 PM

Kapital FW19

Kapital has arrived, delivering their signature blend of workwear, and traditional Japanese garments, with subtle quirky twists that we’ve come to expect from the label.

This season Kapital give us their offering of Keel Vests with both Sandy Florals, and Woven Indigo Boro Patchwork options keeping you snug and warm. Both fully pieces come fully reversible giving you double your options.

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The traditional Sashiko stitch takes pride of place amidst this season’s Fleecy Knit Tee, and Linen Work Shirt. With off-white stitching accenting against the rich natural indigo finishes. Continuing with traditional techniques, Big Pocket Sweat Shirt utilises Shibori dying methods for spherical white accents that run the length of the sleeves.

Kapital truely have perfected patchwork with this season’s Tugihagi Hand Knit Cardigan. Each panel is meticulously hand woven together blending cotton and hemp fibres with torn cloth, and silk threads in a knit boro style.

This season’s offerings for you lower half come in the form of High Waisted Chinos, in both Black and Khaki as well as Waffle Quilted Cargo Pants for a little bit of coziness. Not forgetting all of this season’s accessories, Kapital give us a series of scarves and neck warmers all blending patchwork, and indigo to pair off with all of this season’s garments.

Not forgetting your feet, Kapital have a little smiley face, and some cowichan patterned socks. Last and certainly not least, Kapital’s Milk Bag returns with a Khaki Canvas body and tanned leather accents before finishing it all off with signature smiley face wrapped around the corner of the bag.

All of the latest selections from Kapital are now available in store at our 15 McKillop Street location as well as online. For a closer look at all the finer details of collection, head on over after the jump.

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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

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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Up There X Saucony Grid 8000 Sashiko Thank You

We’d like to just thank everyone who came down for the release, purchased a pair in store, purchased a pair online, and more importantly everyone at Saucony Originals and Saucony Originals Australia that helped make the Grid 8000 ‘Sashiko’ a reality.

If you haven’t already nabbed a pair we’ve had a small restock in-store and online, so get in before they’re gone for good...

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Up There X Saucony Grid 8000 'Sashiko' Clothing Capsule

To celebrate our collaborative efforts with Saucony Originals, we’ve put together a capsule collection of hoods and tees to pair off with your Grid 8000 ‘Sashiko’

Cut and sewn in Canada both the tees and hoods from the collection are then printed locally here in Melbourne Australia. They’ll be releasing exclusively at Up There Store Friday the 16th of February.

Release Date: Friday 16th February
In-Store Release Time: 9:00 am
Online Release Time: 12:00 pm
Grid 8000 'Sashiko': $250AUD
Hoods: $160AUD
Tees: $75AUD

For those of you that may have missed everything, you can see all of the finer details of the Saucony Grid 8000 ‘Sashiko’ hereAs well as our pre-release recap here… Until Friday’s release have a closer peep at the tees and hoods after the jump…

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Up There X Saucony Grid 8000 'Sashiko' Event Recap

By now we hope you’ve all seen our collaborative announcement with Saucony Originals and Up There with the Grid 8000 ‘Sashiko’.

To bring the collaborative effort into the world we hosted a special ‘Sashiko’ master class. We gave attendees a chance to learn not only the history, but stitch by stitch, the art of Sashiko that became the basis of the Saucony Originals collaboration.

We’d like to send a huge thank you out to everyone at Saucony, and those in attendance who came out to celebrate and bring our latest collaboration into the world.

The Grid 8000 ‘Sashiko’ will be releasing exclusively at Up There Level 1/15 McKillop Street, Melbourne, Friday the 16th of February with retail set at $250AUD. Remaining pairs will be available online after our in-store release.

For a closer look at all of the finer details, continue reading after the jump.

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Up There X Saucony Grid 8000 Sashiko

Saucony is a brand that is steeped in rich history and is a company that has had an immeasurable amount of influence on the lives of young people all over the world. With the brands originality and quality maintaining a key focus within the Saucony shoe range; upholding the brands ethos of individuality and quality.

Up There prides itself on keeping our shelves stocked with the finest products from the best makers across the globe. Therefore the ‘Sashiko’ rendition of the Saucony Grid 8000 is something that incorporates only the finest materials from the leather and sashiko stitched upper to the debossed tongue tags, supple leather inner soles right through to the silver tipped waxed cotton laces.

This shoe is the definition of a well made article that is steeped in rich history and tradition. It is this history and tradition that lends itself to the overall theme behind the collaboration...Sashiko.

With the Japanese having a habit of making things that last a lifetime, Sashiko is one of the many ways a products lifespan can be expanded exponentially. Sashiko (literally "little stabs") is a form of decorative reinforcement stitching (or functional embroidery)from Japan. Traditionally used to reinforce points of wear or to repair tears with patches, this running stitch techniques often used for purely decorative purposes in quilting and embroidery. The white cotton thread on the traditional indigo blue cloth gives sashiko its distinctive appearance.

What better way to bring together two companies that believe in the production of articles that are made to endure, than to incorporate an ancient technique that itself has stood the test of time and whose purpose is to reinforce and repair.

The collaboration will be releasing exclusively at Up There Level 1/15 McKillop Street, Melbourne, Friday the 16th of February with retail set at $250. Remaining pairs will be available online after our in-store release.

For a closer look at all of the finer details, continue reading after the jump

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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

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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