Japanese American Outdoorsman feat. Galen Nishioka

April 7th, 2014

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2. Country Leisure Suit


“My second look is slightly more urban. The Icho jacket is a good example of Japanese tailoring. They’re a small family run shop in Tokyo. The fabric is a heavy linen that works well for the mild San Francisco climate.”


I love the tones of grey in this look. The beige/taupe undertones make for an interesting take on a textured monochromatic look.


“I tried on the shoes at Black Fleece, then looked at the price. I thought, maybe next time. I couldn’t get them out of my mind because they looked so cool fit my foot really well. I have a difficult fit. I called the shop and bought them over the phone. An hour later, the salesman called me back and said the shoes were actually 70% off. How often does that happen?”


  • Beige Felt Hat by Borsalino
  • Blazer by Icho
  • White Shirt by Yohji Yamamoto
  • Beige jeans by PRPS Noir
  • Beige Wingtips by N. Peal for Black Fleece
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  • Vivian Stone

    In a world where so few really stand out…Galen has, does and always will. I love his style…it’s unique just like him, his style is all his own, fits his body, his spirit, personality and love of fashion.

  • Dickie

    You know he could have just been an American outdoorsman, or simply outdoorsman.

  • http://www.lucidlingo.com.au/ Gazman

    I like his style. A pleasure seeing men wearing looser fits.

  • MN

    Great post.

  • Al Bizzy

    That’s my boy right there! When I was managing BKc, Galen was easily our most stylish of all clients. I was always respectful to his authentic approach of personal presentation. He truly dresses for his lifestyle, and was doing the work wear/outdoor-gear thing before it was even a thing. Peace to the OG’s

    • Galen

      Alan, how are you dude? Thanks for the kind words. You are truly a gentleman!

      • Al Bizzy

        It’s good to see you getting some well deserved coverage. I’ll probably see you around the Fillmore as usual. Haha!

  • ChrisD

    I cannot pull off a light monochromatic look like 2, so at first I didn’t like it. But looking closer at the textures and details everywhere.. damn this guy know’s what is up.

    Pants in 3 look like they belong to a much taller man heh.
    What a cool dude.

    • Galen

      Yeah, I used to be taller. To me, fit, is always key. I need to listen to myself more :)

  • TT

    I have never understood the point of “designer” work wear. I think it’s a bit Emperor’s New Clothes, but to each their own. A handsome dude with a kind face, I like him.

    • Galen

      Thanks for your comment. I hear you. I never started with “designer” work wear in mind. I buy the pieces I like as far as fit, color, texture and quality and try to work them into my style. To be honest it doesn’t always work :)

  • Randy

    One of my favorite posts. This gentleman really looks like he’s comfortable with his style.

    • Daniel

      Exactly my thought. He looks happy and at ease

  • Alex

    One hat, three different looks. Love the worn in/lived-in feel of these looks.

  • http://unseenflirtspoetry.wordpress.com Unseen Flirtations

    ps: This has got me thinking seriously about the benefits of lighter shades of monochromatic looks in sunnier months. With the right texture play, you can strike a tidy and surprisingly natural balance of limited palettes. Intriguing.

    • http://www.tsbmen.com/ Westley Dimagiba

      I second that.

      With the right mix of textures, monochromatic looks during the warmer months have great potential.

  • http://unseenflirtspoetry.wordpress.com Unseen Flirtations

    The posts just get better and better. It’s like a style novel being woven right before our fashion-thirsty eyes, binding an eclectic array of interesting persons, each with a story to tell.

    You are truly doing the Lord’s work. Danke schoen.

    • http://www.tsbmen.com/ Westley Dimagiba

      *cough* coffee table book *cough*

      • cam

        I prefer my coffee table books to be about coffee tables

        • http://www.tsbmen.com/ Westley Dimagiba


      • http://unseenflirtspoetry.wordpress.com Unseen Flirtations

        Hey, if the Sartorialist can get away with it…

  • JM

    Only complaint is the yellow sneakers in the last shoe. Not tonal enough for me. This has to be my favorite feature from any site ever. Love this guys look.