Supercompressor

Japanese fabrics get an all-American look

Published On 08/03/2009 Published On 08/03/2009
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1. Civil Smith 8625 Melrose, Los Angeles, CA 90069 (Mid Wilshire)

Just launched by a former lawyer for a slew of apparel guys (including jeans guru Paul Guez), Civil Smith's an affordable, wardrobe-wide line of mostly simple clothes, inspired by rootsy homegrown fashion and bourne out via old-school design, vintage-inspired hardware, but based on Japanese-imported fabrics, because, according to the owner, "nobody knows American heritage better than the Japanese"... Hai!