World’s Largest Akira Vintage T-shirt Collection

2019 is a fitting year to look back at the Legacy of Katsuhiro Otomo’s classic cyberpunk manga AKIRA. Set in 2019, the illustration and anime based on the story are now a legendary part of the sci-fi canon. One Japanese collector Satoshi Takahashi, has amassed an extraordinary collection of some of the best vintage AKIRA t-shirts released during the past 20 years.

Takahashi who is a creative director and fashion stylist in¬† has been obsessed with the manga since it’s release in 1982. Since then he’s collected over 40 T-shirts. Finding the shirts through thrift stores and online auction sites like Yahoo Japan .¬† He used the publication¬†‚ÄúAKIRA CLUB‚ÄĚ which published in 1995 by Kodansha as his main reference for tracking down references on the older T-shirts.¬†In addition, “GENGA” (2012) and Katsuhiro Otomo’s special feature “BRUTUS” (2014) were influential in guiding his search to complete his collection.¬†Among the shirts in his collection are many of the highly sought after licensed Fashion Victim T-shirts, bootlegs, as well as more recent collaborations with Otomo and Supreme.

Click through for more photos of his collection and visit WWD Japan for the entire interview.

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Purple Tape Pedigree ‘Bad for Education’ Lookbook by Third Looks

I‚Äôm proud to present the lookbook for the debut collection from New York based label Purple Tape Pedigree. The 5-piece capsule ‚ÄėGood For Health‚Äô collection includes 2 jerseys, 2 long-sleeve t-shirts, and a collaborative PTP x Third Looks ‚ÄėPill‚Äô coach’s jacket. The lookbook was creative directed by yours truly and we assembled a diverse group of friends and colleagues to represent the collection. No stylists were necessary as each person worked the pieces into their own personal style.

Inspiration for the collection includes Hong Kong cinema,¬†Japanese anime¬†from the 80’s, 20th century Brazilian surrealist art, post-2000 A.D. cyberpunks, and the onset of big city paranoia. The gear is available now on the PTP Garment District. New York heads will be able to see the gear in person at a special pop-up event and release party on May 31st (More details to be released shortly).

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THIRD LOOKS x PTP ‘Good for Health’ Video

In commemoration¬†of the forthcoming Third Looks x PTP (Purple Tape Pedigree) collaboration we are proud to present¬†this video teaser . We pulled¬†clips from one of our favorite¬†animated films AKIRA and set them a¬†relentless audio bombardment by StationStation. More information on the collaboration will be dropping this week. You’ll have a chance to wear official Third … Read more