February 7, 2020 by Ville Raivio
February 2012 was marked by FTDF’s Pierre-Antoine Levy and Virgile Mercier meeting with the Humphrey Bogart of Japan, Yukio Akamine. In his thorough interview, Akamine shares his journey into a life spent in style, contemplates the classics, and decrees how the Japanese culture has fused with Western dress. Well worth a look or two.
Sadly, Forthediscerningfew has closed down. For occasions like this, we luckily have The Internet Archive and its wonderful Wayback Machine which has saved a copy of the site in the state it was in eight years ago. The interview in English can be read in full.
“With beautiful things, it is all about learning to wait, being patient. People today, they don’t want to give it time. But it is like love, it is like a relationship, it is like learning, like all the things we admire, it takes time. Anything that happens in the snap of a finger isn’t good.”
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