It is unclear whether this 1940s bag made from cotton canvas is a military or outdoor product. With a perfect size and condition, he uses it as a bag that he packs inside another bag to carry around small items for everyday use.
The OPEN ROAD hat by STETSON. It is unclear when this cowboy-style hat, which has been customized with a feather and match, was made, but it's an indispensable item for Tsujimoto’s style.
A LEVI'S® 507XX jacket purchased in excellent one-wash condition.
This leather patch model was produced for only two years from 1952. Finding this model in the right size and perfect condition is almost close to impossible.
A sports jacket by SAND KNIT made with thick wool fabric during the 1930s. The design as very popular at the time, and the orange was probably the school color of a university or high school club.
His accessories are also vintage, with a love of military items over Native American items. Many of his accessories are vintage pieces that have been customized, with the appeal being that each piece is a one-of-a-kind item.
Established in Detroit, Michigan in 1933, motorcycle clothing and accessory brand Buco was revived by The Real McCoy’s. These beautifully aged engineer boots have been worn for approximately 6 months.
The style of military bags is different depending on the country. This on here is British military aviator bag, and the balance of the handle length and overall size is perfect for everyday use.
A pair of Lot. 991 black denim slim jeans from JOE McCOY. The 12.5oz selvedge denim features gray weft yarn, which produces a beautiful gradation as it ages.
A Lee 44-J jacket with an original house mark tag from the 1930s.
This jacket features a hand-painted Princeton University design across the back right shoulder, but the 1930s model is extremely rare. This was another item with the perfect sizing and condition that was discovered by luck.
Tsujimoto uses this pomade from BYRD Hairdo Products, which was founded by professional surfer Chase Wilson in 2012, for styling his hair. Surfing is actually one of his many passions.
This is a 1960s short-length jacket made with suede and leather that was reproduced by JOE McCOY. This item is one of the new spring releases, and you can already see the aged texture of the collar.
This pair of sunglasses made by Okamura Megane Seisakusho was given as a gift from Mr. Tagaya, founder of Topanga, which operates Stevenson Overall Co. This handmade masterpiece features a rare traditional Kanto-style cell frame.
An old money pouch from RED CROSS, featuring red cotton twill cloth on hickory striped fabric. Due to its size, this item is also used as a bag-in-bag.
Incorporating vintage style elements, his outfit is reminiscent of the style that was popularized during the 1930s, when the boundary between work and dress was still vague. Tsujimoto’s style is a blend of ruggedness and elegance.
Photo by Tadashi Tawarayama（Seven Bros.） Text by CLUTCH Magazine
*This journal was reedited from the feature story from the 2016 April “CLUTCH Magazine” vol. 48 issue.