Saturday, December 10, 2011

Textile Design 17: Glittering Light

Today's featured textile design is "Glittering Light". which is used for the sleeve of our signature V-neck cross over shirt.

Long day is almost over and the sun is setting into the sea.
The surface of the sea is covered with orange light and glittering.
I was staring with a lot of thoughts in mind.
I don't know how long it past, when I came to myself,
the sea was losing it's glitterling light and the dusk was gatherint quietly.
It was a day I felt like I went out far away.

(written by Katsuji Wakisaka, translated by Chinatsu)

Monday, November 28, 2011

Fishermans pants

Today's customer is Eden. He's been familiar with SOU・SOU clothing for long time so he told us he was very happy that now we have the store in US too. Today he got a pair of
fishermans pants made of 100% Ise cotton, and kimono sleeve tops made of chizimi weaving cotton. Casual and modern kimono look completed!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Golden tabi shoes!

Today's customer is Shaya. who picked up our gold "flying elephant" tabi shoes, These are great pair to go with all black/grey
ensemble, like she wears in this pic!
This pair is available ONLINE!

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Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Black friday Special!

Black Friday Speical!! Receive free pair of socks with purchase over $100 at the San Francisco store, or get FREE SHIPPING within US for over $75online purchase during Nov 25-27! Don't miss this chance!!


Friday, November 18, 2011

Harem Pants

Today's customer is Emily, who writes for, the website that introduces japanese animation and pop culture. She picked up our new harem pants. This pants is made of 100% light-weight wool, and it falls very nicely, You can wear it casually with a t shirt like Emily does here, or pair it with our matching kimono sleeve-tops and create the casual kimono look for a dressier occasion.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Textile Design 16:Stripes

Today's featured textile is "Stripes".

This is a simple pattern, just mixing two tone stripes ,but it turned out to be an unusual, unique stripe pattern.
The pattern is very interesting. You mix ordinary motifs but it becomes something completely new by mixing pattern and changing space in between.
I think this rule might apply to various things too. like human relationships.

(Written by Katsuji Wakisaka, Traslated by Chinatsu and Rodrigo)

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Reversible Haori Coat

Today's customer is Jack, who tried out our new reversible coat and he loved it! The coat is made of 100% muslin wool (very fine merino wool) and it is lightweight and warm, and Im sure with this bold pattern, this coat get a lot of attention!

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Mix and Match!

Today's customer is Regina visiting from Germany, She got her first pair of SOU・SOU Shoes from her daughter and since then
she loved our shoes and wore them almost everyday!
Today she got a pair of hundred beauty pattern tabi shoes and alabaster pattern shoes, and she wore different pattern on each foot! What a great idea! Looks very unique and fun-I'm sure she got a lot of attention on the street!


Wednesday, October 12, 2011

SOU SOU Shoes on baseball game!

On Saturday, September 3, 2011, Mr.Hiroshi Inomata, Consul General of Japan in San Francisco, threw the ceremonial first pitch for the Oakland Athletics (A's) and Seattle Mariners game. And guess what he was wearing that day...Yes! SOU・SOU Shoes!!
He proved that our tabi shoes are not only stylish, but also very functional and great for sport.
Thank you for wearing our shoes for special occation, Mr.Inomata!
(photo : courtesy of Consulate General of Japan in San Francisco/写真提供:サンフランシスコ日本総領事)

Monday, October 3, 2011

Textile Design 15: Heian Shrine

Today's featured design is Heian Shrine, We just got the tenugui towels with this pattern!

Kyoto, encircled by mountains has a single river running through it.
The mountains appear soft and majestic, the river keeping the earth gently moist.
People must have thought that that is why this city is the capital, because of its beauty, surrounded by nature's elegance.
Even now I enjoy looking at Heian shrines that have that atmosphere in common with many other shrines and temples.

(Written by Katsuji Wakisaka, translated by Chinatsu and Rodrigo)

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Trip to Napa

My friends and I took a short trip to Napa and Petaluma last weekend. We tried several different winery spots, but the best one by far was Robert Keenan Winery in Spring Mountain District of the Napa Valley.
They accept wine tasting by appointment only, and perhaps due to it's location, there weren't too many tourists, making it was a very relaxing experience for all of us.

Since it is located about 1700ft high from the Napa valley floor, we had to drive on a rocky road for a while, but it was definitely worth the trip!

Their friendly dog welcomes you!

We tasted various different white and red wine, and all were sooo good! I bought a really good red wine (I don't know when I'm gonna open it, maybe on my birthday?), but I still wish I can get a magnum bottle someday.

Next day, went shopign to St. Helena Olive Oil.Co. Not only do they sell a variety of high quality olive oil, they also have olive oil-based soaps and skin care items, making it a great place to pick up small souvenirs.

We also enjoyed our picnic in the Calistoga area. The wine and food under the bright blue sky was a really fun experience and thanks to the weather everything tasted even better!
I hope to go back there to enjoy sunny weather and delicious food soon!

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Persimmon Denim Tabi

This item is available ONLINE!

Today's customer is Eric, He got a pair of tabi shoes with Persimmon dye, which is hand dyed using natural persimmon juice.
The neutral color is very versatile and looks good with any outfit!


Monday, September 5, 2011

Dan Dan Grey and white

Today's customer is Ferman, who appeared on our blog before. He loved our shoes so he came back to get the second pair! This time he went for the split-toe shoes with Dan Dan pattern. Very bold pattern and great statement shoes.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Pair from Spain

Jose's shoes is available here and David'shoes is available

Today's customers are Jose and David visiting from Valencia, Spain.

Jose always wanted the tabi shoes from us, but he missed the chance when he was in Japan so he was very happy to find us in San Francisco.

Jose got a pair of tabi shoes with Cherry Blossom and Pine tree, and his friend David picked the pair with the family crest (kamon) pattern. We hope both of you are enjoying the comfort of tabi shoes!


Sunday, August 21, 2011

Tabi shoes with Persimmon dye

Today's customer is Latonya. She loves Japanese street fashion and she was very excited to find our NEW PEOPLE building!

After getting advice from her sister and her mom, she finally decided on the pair of round-toe tabi shoes made with Persimmon dye. The neutral color dyed from natural Persimmon juice is a really good match for her casual jeans & t-shirt style.

They said they always go shopping together and decide together. It must be really nice to have your fashion adviser with you at all times!


Thursday, August 18, 2011

Samue Pants2

Today's customer is Kaoru, He is a professional Taiko/Japanese flute musician. He was looking for something that was both comfortable and suited his Japanese music style. He tried on our Kimono sleeve tops and Samue pants, and it worked out perfectly!
This look is reminiscent of Kimono, but is definitely more modern and easy to wear. Since he also collaborates with jazz musician or contemporary musician too, SOU SOU clothing, another mix of modern and traditional design, will be a great match for his perfomance.

He also tried the pants with our Le Coq Sportif bicycle t-shirt, which looked stylish as well.

You can check out about Kaoru's performance information here.

This pant is available ONLINE!

本日お買い上げいただいたのは作務衣と風靡上。日本の着物ルックですが、着物よりも断然動きやすく、パフォーマンスに向いているかと思います。一緒にご試着されたLe coq sportifのチャリンチャリンTシャツもとてもお似合いでした!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Join us at SOU・SOU Fashion Show Aug 27th!

We are very excited to announce that our first SOU・SOU Fashion Show will be held at the Peace Plaza Stage (underneath the Peace Pagoda tower in Japantown), starting at 1:15 P.M. on Saturday, August 27th!

SOU・SOU Japan CEO and Producer/Designer, Takeyuki Wakabayashi, will join us and reveal the brand new collection of unisex clothing, exclusively designed for the SOU・SOU San Francisco store! This line will be limited to our San Francisco store and the SOU・SOU U.S. online store, something many of our stateside fans have surely been waiting for.

Besides our fashion show, the J-POP Festival will be going on all day! There will be many pop-up booths selling various crafts, street food of all sorts, and tons of live music!

Don't miss this rare chance to see Mr. Wakabayashi and the new SOU・SOU Collection!

外務省との提携によるSOU・SOU初のアメリカでのファッションショーが8/27(土)、1時15分よりジャパンタウンのピースプラザ・ステージで行われます!(五十の塔/ピースタワーの下ステージになります)ファッションショーではサンフランシスコ店限定のSOU・SOU×NEW PEOPLEラインが発表されます!



Monday, August 15, 2011

Black Sashiko tabi

This item is available ONLINE!

Today's customer is Sergey visiting us from Russia. He tried a few different pairs, but he decided on a pair of black Sashiko Tabi shoes.

This is a very simple tabi shoe with an appealing design, and great as the first venture into tabi shoes for anyone!