SECRET FORTS » 2013 » July A COLLECTION OF GOOD THINGS Thu, 19 Feb 2015 17:23:46 +0000 en hourly 1 NOT DESIGNED BUT ENGINEERED. Wed, 31 Jul 2013 17:24:27 +0000 mrforts Continue reading ]]> Here at Secret Forts, we are unabashed and long time fans of Engineered Garments and Mr. Daiki Suzuki, so with the recent showing of EG SS14 at Nepenthes NYC, seems only fitting to highlight two recent videos on the subject, The first by Manabu Gaku Inada. A study on the design process and “engineered” namesake quality of each garment.

And the second, the end product. The eerily silent recent runway show for EG’s and FWK Spring/Summer ’14 collections.

Now, along with anticipating EG FW13, you’ve got this to begin wrapping your head around.

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SHOPPING HONG KONG, 1971. Tue, 30 Jul 2013 18:39:14 +0000 mrforts Continue reading ]]>
July 1971. Three and a half years before my birth. My dad’s a medic in Vietnam. A MASH unit. The 95th Evacuation Hospital in DaNang on the South China Sea. When evacuating wounded soldiers, a doc had to accompany. On one such occasion in July of ’71, my dad was such doc. Going through some of his things a few years back, came across a folder of receipts. He kept folders relentlessly. Looks as if dad spent some time and some money during his 48 hours in Hong Kong. Shoes, two pair. Two suits. Some stereo equipment. A hotel stay. Two packs playing cards. Wonder what shipping from Hong Kong to the States cost back then.

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OUT/ABOUT/HERE/THERE. Wed, 24 Jul 2013 17:48:56 +0000 mrforts

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HAPPY 4TH from SECRET FORTS. Thu, 04 Jul 2013 14:42:12 +0000 mrforts
Be safe out there.

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