Our last post, on the topic of Ivy in Japan, had a touch of defensive jingoism, to be sure. But it also left open the question of whether or not the Japanese do take American inventions and make them better. To wit, this tweed jacket found by Ivy Style correspondent Trevor Jones at J. Simons in London. He writes:
I mentioned to you about a blue blazer I bought in there by a tailor out of Japan called Tailor by Boston. I did a little research and could not find anything aside from a small page. He has two connected but distinct webpages, one for Tailor by Boston and one called Boston Clothiers. Both are in Japanese and terribly out of date. When I asked how they found him, the boys over at JS tell me he just walked into the shop one day to set up a connection. Apparently he’s an elderly master tailor from Japan who does everything by hand. I got another jacket from him, a Harris Tweed with a brickish tinge, it fits like a glove. Again, the details are spectacular.
It’s certainly a fine specimen. And more from Misters Jones and Simons next week. — CC