Evan Kinori Lookbook 2016
Every piece is made in California with thread & buttons made in the USA.
Evan Kinori may be another story of a designer not being abe to find simple durable workwear clothing in their area.
But what this skateboarder from San Francisco do was more beyond the normal as he designed and made his own!
Making a simple garment is easy but making a quality yet simple garment takes knowledge and learning. Much engineering has gone into these timeless pieces taking influences from European, Japanese and American workwear.
The construction is soft but weighty with Japanese denim or limited-edition U.S. deadstock.
Everything is stitched on single-needle sewing machines, shirts strengthened with French seams, although only a minimal amount of stitching has been done to keep them clean.
Pants are fastened with double-pronged YKK tack buttons that, Kinori stresses, will “stay attached until the fabric disintegrates” and are removable only with bolt cutters.
Leather washers are placed behind buttons to take the pressure off the fabric over years of laundering and wear. As I say all the time knowledge is everything!
Below are some of my favorite pieces from Evan Kinori’s current collection;
Easily my favorite piece, love this Kimono style jacket!
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