I just came across Sasaki-Yohinten on Etsy, and their creative re-working of vintage clothing is cool enough, but they’re also one town over from where I taught in Japan! Strange to see a shop from an obscure Japanese town and say “Hey, I’ve been there.”
Anyways, they make clothing from antique boroboro (meaning tattered or repaired) linens, and re-work damaged vintage clothing. Some items feature more intricate sashiko stitching, while others have looser, more freeform vibes. I’m digging the carefully considered, but sort of punk rock vibe. How cool would one of those vintage work shirts look paired with jeans this fall?