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Why are there different colour pocket tabs on shirts?
« on: July 08, 2021, 01:57:05 pm »
Why are there different colour pocket tabs on shirts?

Because:

"I use black/yellow for thick fabrics and blue/white for thin fabrics." Harak san

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Re: Why are there different colour pocket tabs on shirts?
« Reply #1 on: July 08, 2021, 04:05:04 pm »
Because:

"I use black/yellow for thick fabrics and blue/white for thin fabrics." Harak san

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Re: Why are there different colour pocket tabs on shirts?
« Reply #2 on: July 08, 2021, 05:07:37 pm »
I did too  :)
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Re: Why are there different colour pocket tabs on shirts?
« Reply #3 on: July 08, 2021, 06:20:27 pm »
I just went through the closet to verify...Thanks @Giles

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Re: Why are there different colour pocket tabs on shirts?
« Reply #4 on: July 08, 2021, 07:06:34 pm »
Just to be a pain in the ass…

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(This is an old sample, so I kid)
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Re: Why are there different colour pocket tabs on shirts?
« Reply #5 on: July 08, 2021, 10:25:20 pm »
Question regarding the labels:  The Big Buck has the yellow/black label and if I’m correct was sewn by Simmons Bilt.  Does Simmons Bilt add the labels or are they shipped to Japan before release?  Do all IH releases pass through Japan before released to the broader community?

In the past collaborations with Aero, Viberg, etc… Are they approved/co approved with Haraki before initiating the collaboration?

Really curious about the logistics of some of the releases.

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Re: Why are there different colour pocket tabs on shirts?
« Reply #6 on: July 09, 2021, 06:13:43 am »
We supply the labels and tags to Simmons Bilt and they sew them on.

If Alex or I have what we think is a great idea for a collab, we'll get a sample made.  If we like it, we will then ask H if we can go ahead with production and label the item IH. Sometimes he says yes without seeing it in person, but typically we send the sample to him so he can adjust the fit.  for instance, IH Type III's have a very specific cut, in the end, we ended up sending SB digital patterns as they simply could not get the fit to Haraki's liking without them....

Once H says yes, nothing goes back to Japan unless he decides he would like to offer it to the Japanese market.
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Re: Why are there different colour pocket tabs on shirts?
« Reply #7 on: July 09, 2021, 12:26:41 pm »
@Giles Follow up questions:  How involved are you guys in the entire supply chain process?  Do you specify the cotton for the mills, the dyes for colour, leather thickness for patches, etc…?  (My guess is very involved)

Once the specifications are set and a run has been initiated, is there a lot of rejected product?  Example:  You requested 100 pair of jeans, do you end up with 100?

And on another tangent…If you guys put out a hit this season and other manufacturers take notice…Is there anything to prevent them from copying your idea?



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Re: Why are there different colour pocket tabs on shirts?
« Reply #8 on: July 09, 2021, 01:06:42 pm »
@Giles Follow up questions:  How involved are you guys in the entire supply chain process?  Do you specify the cotton for the mills, the dyes for colour, leather thickness for patches, etc…?  (My guess is very involved)
Very involved if we spec it.  Somewhat, if H specs it and wants Western input

Once the specifications are set and a run has been initiated, is there a lot of rejected product?  Example:  You requested 100 pair of jeans, do you end up with 100?
We typically dont get an awful lot of wastage in the sewing process, though we do have rogue products from time to time that we get near 100% wastage.  We do get wastage in the weaving process, varies between 5 and 60% depending upon the complexity/weight of the fabric

And on another tangent…If you guys put out a hit this season and other manufacturers take notice…Is there anything to prevent them from copying your idea?
Nothing we can do, we just pat ourselves on the back and say "fucking losers" under our breath

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Re: Why are there different colour pocket tabs on shirts?
« Reply #9 on: July 09, 2021, 01:53:49 pm »
Thank you for temporarily satiating the nerd in me.