“This is a hard question so I will answer with items that I wear from head to toe.
My favourite hat from the brand is a huge straw hat that has been woven in a triangle pattern using mud-dyed straw. It’s a hard design to wear on a daily basis though it attracts much attention.
The reversible Gansu Kuba down vest is one of a kind. On one side you have the vintage African indigo fabric, and on the other side, you have cowhide suede that has been hand-painted using natural dye to achieve an uneven colour and texture. It’s filled with goose down, and the buttons are made using vintage silver conchos.
I also love the ICT Noragi Kofu jacket which is made with a patchwork of vintage Japanese indigo fabrics. To me the pattern and the quality of fabrics chosen are unparalleled even till today. It really feels like it’s 100 years old. This first edition release is available in super limited quantities – may be just five or six pieces in total. This is my holy grail piece.
As for bottoms, it will be the Pastoral braces pants. Released in 2015, the pants are are an homage to vintage French moleskin pants. It’s distressed so naturally, it’s unreal. A lot of process have gone to this – it’s full of repair stitches, patches and damages. My only complaint is they have a huge patch on the butt that looks a bit funny. Extraordinary pants nonetheless.
My favourite pair of footwear is the ICT Virgil Kangaroo boots. They have released a lot of mud-dyed virgil boots throughout the years, but these versions with kangaroo leather were released only once in 2014, and to me, they have the best texture and colour. These are probably the pair of boots I wear the most. They’re even more comfortable than sneakers.”