I've been lining them up at the store for a few days now, and they're a brand called HAAT-ery, which makes hats. All of the hats are made in the UK, but I forget if the designer was Indian and lived in England, or if he was an Indian-British person, but anyway, the hats are made by people with roots in India. I've been bald for many years, no, I've been bald for ten years, so I've been wearing a knit hat in the fall and winter because it's cold. About, but I used it that much. Well, I used it to protect my head from the cold in the fall and winter, but for anything else, the heat retention of alpaca works as a disadvantage, so I've been looking for it for a long time. Until a few years ago, I used to wear American-made NIKE caps in the 80s because I liked the long brim and the strangely shallow brim, but now I've been able to create that kind of goofy feeling as a style. So, no, there are various made-in-Japan hat brands, but they're all too good, or too good. appearance or quality. Also, I didn't think there were many things that felt the necessity of creating that hat. For example, the other day, when we released trousers made of gray denim together with NEAT, we sold a limited edition "NEAT CAP" that customers who purchased the trousers could buy. And the quality of the hat is not overdone at all, or rather, it's a ready-made cap base. I think it's really good because it has a festival feel to it that you can buy it only when special production trousers are on sale. I think Mr. Nishino's personal side comes out very well. that cap. It's a cap that can't be expanded normally. However, other hat makers' hats tend to look too stylish when worn. especially domestic ones. There was a time when felt hats were freakishly popular a few years ago. Everyone was wearing a felt hat trend. Of course, I think it was a period that was artificially created as a transient phenomenon, but isn't it completely a thing of the "past" now? I think it's because it's not something that comes from the heart. That kind of business is necessary, and anything new can be artificially created, but for me, a bald headed person, I needed a hat that was created in a way that was far away from that vector. And this. HAAT-ery. No matter how you look at it, it looks different from the ones that have appeared in the fashion scene in recent years. It's because there's something inside. It's not a hat that anyone can wear at all, and everyone wants to wear it. It's obvious that it looks like you don't think so. This is because it was born from the feeling of "I want to create" that springs from the roots of a designer. I was looking for that kind of "necessity". HAAT-ery Nainsukh composition _ Brick Red Botanical Dyed Cotton (handwoven) size _ about 59cm Saffron has long been used as a natural dye. Saffron dyeing has a yellow image, but it seems that the color changes depending on the method, such as what kind of mordant that is added together with the dye and what is used as an intermediary between the dye and the fabric. That's why it's such an orange-ish brick red. Saffron dyeing is now very expensive among natural dyes. Also, it seems that there are not many people who use it now because the color fading is amazing. However, because it is a familiar dye in India, it is used as the most symbolic coloring this time (21SS season). By the way, the autumn/winter season has already been decided, but I'm making something completely different. So, dyeing with saffron is done at the fabric stage, so it's a fabric dye. The fabric itself is hand woven in India. After dyeing it, it is hand embroidered with old embroidery threads. I heard that the embroidery had some meaning, but I forgot. It meant something in India, but what is this? Or something like that. Maybe an old man, a witch, and a flower. But one by one, the embroidery is completely different. Nowadays, most of this hand embroidery is digitized by a computer sewing machine and uniform embroidery is done, but this is hand embroidery. The outer material is also hand-woven, so there are some weaving scratches and unevenness. The inside looks like something from China around the 20th century. This is undyed, so discoloration and scratches are easier to see over time. So, I've been wearing it every day since it arrived, but as I wrote earlier, the color transfer was amazing at first. The collar of the seya. jacket you wear every day has turned orange because the temperature is just right. It came off as soon as I washed it. Also, I wanted to see how stable the saffron dye was, so I hand washed it. Then, the water turned orange as much as it was sticky. smile It's amazing how the color fades, and I realized that it's true that saffron dyeing is not so common these days. However, after one wash, the dye transfer disappeared, and the color of the hat itself didn't change that much. So it's really just the beginning. What you need to be careful of. It's more stable than I expected. Then it shrunk. smile But when I wore it, it returned to normal. The biggest benefit, however, is the evolution of surface textures. Rather than the appearance, the fabric on the front is harder than expected, and the score is greatly increased. Since I experienced this, I will change from the alpaca knit hat from now on, and it will be all about this. If you think you've sweated, you should wash it. I think that's a hat that works dramatically positively. Well, I choose quite a few clothes. HAAT-ery Traveler composition _ Undyed Khadi Cotton(handwoven) size _ about 59cm This one is similar, but with a slightly shorter brim than before. Well, pretty much the same. This is a hand-woven khadi unique to India on the outer material. plus ladder stitch and red hand stitch. Contaminants unique to undyed are mixed in. I can choose the style enough, but in HAAT-ery it may be something that can be worn with a wide range of clothes. relatively. It doesn't matter how you wear it. For the time being, the lining has a tag attached to it, and it is set like the back, but I think it has a high degree of freedom. I fold the brim halfway and lower it from the middle so that the inner tag is on the left side. In terms of how to capture it, it's a little like a Holmes cap or a Holmes hat. HAAT-ery Traveler composition_Indigo Dyed Woven Cotton size _ about 59cm This is an indigo dye named Traveler, similar to the white hat I mentioned earlier. Hand embroidery that you can see it's messed up. Even the ball knot is exposed. You are most welcome. It feels like I'm doing it richly without thinking about making it clean. Japanese people can't do this. Moreover, I think it would be unthinkable in Japan to do this alone as a brand. These places are also sewn by hand. All the sizes I order are 59cm, which is the general head circumference for men. However, I think they are made to be that size, but each one is slightly different. I feel like I'm in trouble, but it's not that messed up. In Japan, hand-embroidered items that are not well-proportioned or sized tend to be rejected as products, so it is difficult to create such things. However, if you look at it like this, you can see that the product is shaky (in a good way), but in fact, it's quite a good idea to build it as a hat. Other than the hand-embroidered parts, the sewing machine stitches are not exposed at all, and the designer's goal is to create a high hat. Well, it's not the reason I want to tell you about manufacturing. The brand seems to be in its second season since its debut, so I think the designer's ego is infused with a good vector, and I think that's why it's made with a very high degree of concentration. Check it out if you like this sort of thing. I will introduce DAN TOMIMATSU tomorrow.