Saturday, January 26, 2008  10:25 AM

Nudie Clothing

Nudie Clothing

Ever wonder where the Emperor[*] gets his new clothes? Yes - from Nudie Clothing in Sapporo, where they specialize in garments so light you can hardly tell you're wearing them.

[*] The apocryphal emperor from the story, not the Japanese one!


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Maybe they think they're extending the tradition of the great "Nudie" Cohen, the tailor to the C&W stars throughout the '50s and '60s, the guy whose flamboyant suits for performers pretty much defined star-style in Nashville and Bakersfield.

Although the surfboard in the window sort of puts paid to that theory. I knew Nudie some; he drove a car studded with silver dollars, had six-guns for door handles, and a gigantic set of cow-horns on the front. That was his preferred means of travel.
Posted by: Ed Ward | 2008-01-27 13:36
Being Japan it's perfectly possible the owner chose the name as a hommage to the guy (sounds like an interesting character) without any particular relation to the line of stock. I've been caught out a couple of times with names which sound silly but actually have a perfectly good reason behind themm

Or it could just be a silly name chosen at random...
Posted by: ThePenguin | 2008-01-28 10:25
Sorry, that's Nudie Cohn:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nudie_Cohen
Posted by: ed Ward | 2008-01-28 15:26