Vol. 96 GODOL

Sometimes I wonder what is someone’s secret(s) that needs to be hidden. This is also one of the curiosity-driven types of personality I have that I would simply like to get to know something from someone behind their bars. Whatever the reason that one is keeping his secret from anyone else regardless of types, it always has a story to tell. Story that is not willing to be heard or exposed, and sometimes it has been oppressed for a long time that it became the index from each one of Pandora’s box.
I believe that same system might apply to secret when you are being dishonest, you would have to keep telling a lie over and over again in order to cover up an initial lie you put out. I also believe that secret also can create another secret by keeping it from anyone else. Still, there is a difference between those things that considered to be a setback of good life.
Both lie and secret can be negative aspect of living species especially human for no doubt. Secret, however, what differentiate secret from lie is that lie can be piled up based on one dishonesty. Secret, on the other hand, will not be piled up nor put out, Secret is something that is supposed to be hidden deep in pitch-black hole of yours. Keeping your mouth shut and no one will dig it out unless you let someone does it. That is what makes me attracted to it just like a journey of Indiana Jones. I would say I am more interested in the truth that is concealed by secret and lie. No intention of infringement of privacy nor any type of creepy intention but I think lie can be a deceptive act but secret might be a little off from being dishonest because simply you do not want to tell to anyone. 


Done saying a little over the top topic for now. One entity from denim mecca, Okayama again (frankly because there are too many cool shit going on out there!) GODOL” a high quality pants that manufactured with a principle of aesthetic functional beauty that military clothing holds.

 

All woven and manufactured in Kojima (児島), Okayama prefecture that located in the southeast part of Japan. The name is an abbreviation of “Good Old” plus profound implication of taking these letters of “O” and “D” so that their coined term describes no-need-to-be-the-same with current scene. The Originality. Also their philosophy illustrate military meets the current. Military wear is considered to be one of true, sophisticated, and irresistible goods that everyone has been fond of. It has a functional beauty (beautility) and great meaning in details such as form, designs and color. However, just because of those mind-bending functions, sometimes it has some negative aspect to it. Too rugged and rustic might just be some of them that those factors would not match with our daily life. By crossing over with the current, under the technique that Japan has its best, they would like to propose modern lifestyle with their calculated silhouette and comfortableness of their pants. They present their own pursuit of new next step toward military wear from our materialistic world that we live upon.

 

Original Schmitt Pants
Color: Shiba, Sumi
Material: whipcord (Cotton 100%)
Japan Made

GODOL 2

 

GODOL 1

 

Fatigue Pants
Color: Shiba, Sumi
Material: Whipcord (Cotton 100%)
Japan Made

GODOL 3

 

 

GODOL 4

http://www.godol.jp/#!online-store/co68

 

I happened to read an article about how Japan made boomed its popularity over the past couple years and probably I mentioned in this blog that the definition of “Made in Japan” is quite tricky sometimes . Because we might think that “Assembled in Japan” might be just as same as one of those truly crafted with all pieces put together from all over Japan. Technically those terms are quite different but these are all mixed up interchangeably so I believe. I do not really care if something is truly made out of materials that come from Japan or not but misusing those terms can be a lie or deception for sure. People lie through their teeth to hide something as a secret. I really wish not to be like that and be open-minded but truthfully, hmmm… I guess it might be impossible for anyone including me to become like that haha.

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誰でも秘密って持ってますよね。筆者も誰にも言えないような秘密たくさん持ってます笑。筆者の悪い所なのですが、自分の秘密は言いたくないくせに人の秘密は知りたいというたちの悪い感じなのです笑。そんなダイレクトに「あなたの秘密何?」とかは言いません。しかし、最近起こった出来事によって、自分の引き出しを先に開けないと相手は開けてくれないんだなぁとしみじみ思った次第です。中途半端な覚悟だと身を滅ぼすということを学びました笑。凹みやすく元気になりやすい筆者ですが、まだまだ精進しようと思いました。
秘密のなにが魅力なんだ?というと、長い間隠し続けているものに付随する物語や、秘密が出来た時のストーリがひとつひとつに介在することだと筆者は思います。しかし、長い間寝かせたものは味が出たりするとは思いますが、人間の記憶の引き出しだとそうでもないのかもしれません。ましてや、秘密は嘘も生み出してしまうのではないかとも思います。他人を傷つけるような嘘は良くはありませんが、嘘はたまに必要だとも思います。秘密をする事が難しく、すべてオープンに生きてはみたいとも思ったりしますが、そんな芸能人のような生き方は出来ないとも思います笑。

今回も、かのデニムの生地である岡山で活動をされている方々。おそらくまだまだスタートしたばかりであるとは思います。パンツをディティールや素材にこだわりを感じ、ヴィンテージもさぞかし研究したのであろうと思わせる博識な説明文など、筆者も学ばないとなとも思う箇所がたくさんありました。
日本語でいう軍服のディティールを彼らなりに昇華しつつも、モダンでタウンユースにぴったりなパンツに仕上がっていると思います。値段が可愛くはありませんが、それほど愛が詰まっているプロダクトなのでしょう。今後もフォローしていきたいなと思わせるブランドです。

話は変わり、彼らのプロダクトを調べつつ、偶然ネットサーフィンがてらに見つけた記事の内容で、「メイドインジャパン」と「アセンブルドインジャパン」の違いに触れているブログを読ませて頂きました。すべて日本産で作っているのが「メイドインジャパン」、材料を仕入れ、日本で製作しているのが「アセンブルドインジャパン」であるそうです。嘘にはなるのか良くわかっていませんが、単に日本で製作されているものを一概にはすべて「メイドインジャパン」とは呼べない事がわかりました。筆者も一度、この件に関しては触れた事があるのですが、嘘ではないような気もします。しかし、真実ではないようなきもします。なぜかというと、本物志向の方々だと、日本人の技術で製作されているプロダクトに日本独特の繊細さや職人魂が詰まっているがゆえ「メイドインジャパン」と呼ぶのかもしれません。ただ、感じたのは、「嘘はダメだなぁ」と思いました。

 

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