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Denim at Liberty Fair: Feltraiger, Kato and Fullcount

The Denim Therapy team’s Market Week tour continued at Liberty Fairs held at Pier 94. The space was enormous with over one hundred booths to cover. We scoured the long aisles and prioritized. Our top priority?  Denim. Our featured picks from the show are all Japanese and American brands including Feltraiger, Kato and Fullcount.

Feltraiger is a Brooklyn-based brand focused on making products you can pass down from generation to generation.  Their customer base ranges from hardcore motorcyclists to anyone inspired by American subcultures of the 20th century. Feltraiger’s new Core collection features their bestselling basics. We’re fans of the Destitute Vest in indigo available for Fall 2015.

Feltraiger motorcycle
Th co-founder’s motorcycle parked in front of the new collection.

Feltraiger denim vest
Destitute vest in indigo.

Kato jeans are made of Japanese denim, designed in Kyoto, and manufactured in Los Angeles. Kato was started by Hiroshi Kato in 1996 and has become one of our favorites. We favor the immaculate construction and details such as the diagonal belt loop and selvedge coin pocket. Highlights from the Spring 2016 line are the 13 oz. Raw Slim jean and a 7 oz Shawl Collar Blazer. Their leather patch has also been updated for the first time since the brand’s inception.

Kato Japanese denim

Kato Japanese denim

Kato japanese denim blazer
Perfect distressing detail on the hem of the shawl-style blazer lapel.

Fullcount denim is made in Okayama mills in Japan and was one of the first brands to start using Zimbabwe cotton back in 1992. Fullcount is here to stay, check out a peak of their Spring 2016 offerings below.

Fullcount Japanese denim\

Fullcount Japanese denim
Rust-looking wash on Fullcount jeans.

Fullcount Japanese denim

Fullcount zimbabwe chambray
Boro-like stitching detail on a chambray shirt.

All photos credited to the author.

—Emily B. McIntosh


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Posted Aug 24 2015 in Denim Menswear » Denim News » Events

End of Season Denim Sale at Oki-Ni – 40% Off!

Check out oki-ni’s denim sale and use discount code ‘SEASONEND’ at the checkout (enter under ‘additional services’) to get 40% off everything in this category!


Go Shopping!

–Nikki Cho Russo


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Posted Nov 13 2009 in Uncategorized

Boy Oh Boy: Kato Jeans and Kustom Kicks!

Let’s close our eyes and  just forget, for a minute, that businesses are collapsing, real estate values are plummeting, jobs are vanishing and think happy thoughts of luxe denim jeans, custom made sneakers and having the extra cash to refresh your spring wardrobe.  Can you see it?  Ah, exhale and give me a nice “ohm”.  


Kato Cinch Back Jeans

Kato jeans are in the house, of oki-ni, that is.  These meticulously made denim jeans are revered by the most discerning denim aficionados and available at oki-ni.  Not only are jeans available, but great shirts and jackets are in the collection.  Denim jackets make a come back this spring, check out Kato’s version! 


Kato Denim Jacket

Now if you are a sneaker freaker, boy, do I have a great one for you! Get yourself a pair or two or three of customized kicks at Yoa Kustom Shoes.  Be a proud owner of one-of-a-kind kicks!  You can either send them your own sneakers or have them purchase them for you.  Every pair comes with an illustration and certificate of authenticity guaranteeing that you have a one-of-a-kind pair that will not be duplicated.  Stand out of the crowd, be yourself, get Yoa Kustomized!


"D (EYE) No-Mite"

Yoa Kustom "Alice N Wunderland"

"Alice N Wunderland"










Buy Kato Now!

Buy Yoa Kustomize Now!

–Nikki Cho Russo

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Posted Mar 13 2009 in Uncategorized
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