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Re: The Flat Head - NEWS
« Reply #30 on: April 27, 2019, 11:37:57 am »
Fast fashion and street are really dominating the Asian market atm. That is one of the reasons that more traditionally-focused brands are having a hard time.  If it was not for our international market, Iron Heart probably would not be a viable business, the market for our kind of clothing has been decimated in Japan.

Dear Giles,

If FH new venture to "street" is on the same path as Commes Des Garcon, Jun Takahashi, Sacai and Mastermind, I don't think we have nothing to worry about. I am keen to see their new A/W collection and what kind of design they cook up.  8) :o

p/s: I just bloody hope you re-make that IH-536 type 3 eventually.  ::) :D

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Re: The Flat Head - NEWS
« Reply #31 on: April 27, 2019, 02:29:37 pm »
I received an email this morning from The Flat Head and most of its core production will continue. Basically, ambitious full new collections will cease but core ranges (jeans, tees, flannels, leather) which they do so well will continue.
It will be interesting to see in which direction the new brand goes.

Thanks God for that.

Danny, if you don't mind me asking, what's FH concept behind their sub-brands Hard Bird and Club Label anyway?

Club Label was launched only a few years ago. The style was slightly more urban than Americana and the price point lower as proprietary fabric, costly to produce, were not used or discontinued fabrics of which there were stocks were used eg for jacket linings. It was all about bringing a great FH garment to the customer at a lower price point. Hard Bird has been around for much longer. There were a lot of graphic tees and sweat shirts in a Japanese street style if you like. I'm not really sure what the original concept was.
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Re: The Flat Head - NEWS
« Reply #32 on: April 27, 2019, 02:36:31 pm »
Check the first link in the first post of this thread.
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Doh...   :-X  Thanks.

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Re: The Flat Head - NEWS
« Reply #33 on: April 27, 2019, 04:40:31 pm »
i've always thought FH to be street from the get go. maybe not the street wear we know today but their line of clothing and style has always been very modern compared with IH. things like their baseball tees, sneakers and their denim cuts have always made me think that they're slightly more modern in their style
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Re: The Flat Head - NEWS
« Reply #34 on: April 28, 2019, 12:00:41 am »
Always loved TFH, but they seem to make SO many products spanning their different brands that I've always wondered how they (and other brands, even Samurai, stayed afloat). I guess I have my answer. Who knows if smaller collections would've made a difference with the Japanese market the way it is, but I wouldn't think it helped.

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Re: The Flat Head - NEWS
« Reply #35 on: May 03, 2019, 06:14:44 pm »
I have some amazing stuff brought over the years mainly the tee and 20oz jeans.

Hope these new kids on block don’t ruin the label.. otherwise that end of that..

Street fashion is bloody waste of time.. follow that leader, when that novelty wears out, next leader in positions.

That timeless clothes wins. Some people brains need updating.


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Re: The Flat Head - NEWS
« Reply #36 on: May 06, 2019, 11:35:37 pm »
Such sad news for a brand that I really enjoyed when I could fit into their shirts. I really wish I would have bought more of their Googies line when they were out. They made some really fun pieces.

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Re: The Flat Head - NEWS
« Reply #37 on: October 17, 2019, 05:10:17 pm »
i wonder if anyone knows whats the deal with the flat head store in japan? curious to know about the one in harajuku..

i know they've filed for bankruptcy and stuff, but i didn't follow on the news regarding the hearing in court etc. will their stores be opened still and have a set date to shut? i suppose most retailers would still hold onto their stock?
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Re: The Flat Head - NEWS
« Reply #38 on: October 17, 2019, 06:56:31 pm »
Just have to wait and see...  nobody has the information yet.. maybe a re shuffle or something.. 
Brought some last batch of their stuff..


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Re: The Flat Head - NEWS
« Reply #39 on: October 17, 2019, 07:16:17 pm »
The harajuku store was very shut when Chesson and I walked past it last week

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« Reply #40 on: October 17, 2019, 07:23:46 pm »
IH should buy TFH and drive the business on.
It would be a pity if TFH disappears   :(
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Re: The Flat Head - NEWS
« Reply #41 on: October 17, 2019, 07:36:42 pm »
Don’t think Haraki would do that, Iron Heart on a different platform..


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« Reply #42 on: October 17, 2019, 07:42:40 pm »
Its only speculation. But each company makes its very own business. Only that TFH would have way better sales channels. if that would work?!
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Re: The Flat Head - NEWS
« Reply #43 on: October 17, 2019, 10:32:16 pm »
We used to represent TFH outside of Japan and America.  At some point, I had to make a choice about which company we could work with best/which was the easier company to work with.....I did.....
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Re: The Flat Head - NEWS
« Reply #44 on: October 17, 2019, 11:03:38 pm »
Not only that but Giles did bring flat head to Rivet and Hide... Danny took them on.

What more could you ask for, I got most of my TFH from there.


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