Uncle Sam is one of my favorite Japanese web shops. Though I cannot read Japanese, I frequently visit the site to check out the shop’s style blog. While I don’t recognize most of the brands on offer, I take inspiration from the shop’s artful presentation of snout to tail, total clothing ensembles. Someday, I hope to assemble a cleverly layered outfit worthy of Uncle Sam. My three zones of aspiration include upper body layering, accessories and the key interface of sock, shoe and trouser. Here are some recent looks that I’m admiring.
Backwards cap, kerchief, patched pants, ankle boots and a sock reveal – a look I pledge to try in 2013.
Here, I love how the scarf and bag snap precisely into place. I cannot imagine this gent ever dropping his bag, removing his cap or unknotting his scarf.
Shorts for Fall/Winter
Classic, heavy duty outer wear – carried forward
Knotted scarf aplomb
Bicycle as accessory
Archival bags by Uncle Sam