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Light Alpha Vest/Jacket Custom Edition

277g

¥42,900 Tax included

Our Current Custom Edition

Once again this year, we will be offering custom orders for the Active Insulation Light Alpha Vest/Jacket, which is made of the lightweight and breathable 85g/m² Polartec Alpha Direct and can be worn as a vest with the sleeves removed, in any combination of the body, right and left sleeves from the 2021 colors scheduled for release this fall.

For detailed specifications of the Light Alpha Vest/Jacket,(Men/Women) please refer to the product page.

This is a custom ordered product that is made to order.

Next order period: Undecided
Delivery schedule: Undecided

  • This is a custom ordered product, we cannot accept cancellations or changes to your order after the order period.
  • Delivery may be delayed due to production complications

Shopping Cart Rules
The regular items, preorder items, and custom order items cannot be purchased at the same time as they are shipped at different times. Please place an order separately. Also, we cannot ship items ordered separately in the same package.

Customize examples

  • Body: Purple
    Sleeves: Brown x Black
  • Body: Brown
    Sleeves: Navy x Purple
  • Body: Navy
    Sleeves: Brown x Brown
  • Body: Navy
    Sleeves: Purple x Brown
  • Body: Navy
    Sleeves: Purple x Purple
  • Body: Navy
    Sleeves: Black x Brown
  • Body: Navy
    Sleeves: Black x Purple
  • Body: Navy
    Sleeves: Black x Black
  • Body: Purple
    Sleeves: Black x Black
  • Body: Purple
    Sleeves: Navy x Brown
  • Body: Purple
    Sleeves: Brown x Brown
  • Body: Purple
    Sleeves: Black x Navy
  • Body: Purple
    Sleeves: Black x Brown
  • Body: Purple
    Sleeves: Navy x Navy
  • Body: Black
    Sleeves: Brown x Brown
  • Body: Black
    Sleeves: Navy x Brown
  • Body: Black
    Sleeves: Navy x Navy
  • Body: Black
    Sleeves: Purple x Brown
  • Body: Black
    Sleeves: Purple x Navy
  • Body: Black
    Sleeves: Purple x Purple
  • Body: Brown
    Sleeves: Navy x Navy
  • Body: Brown
    Sleeves: Purple x Purple
  • Body: Brown
    Sleeves: Purple x Navy
  • Body: Brown
    Sleeves: Black x Navy
  • Body: Brown
    Sleeves: Black x Purple
  • Body: Brown
    Sleeves: Black x Black

Color

*Navy color on the photo shows a prototype, so the final product may look different.

Product Story

Yamatomichi and Custom Orders

Akira Natsume, Yamatomichi

When it gets a little chilly, the Light Alpha Vest/Jacket comes into play. It’s light, fleece-like, and comfortable to wear in the city or on trail. One day, I was looking at a sample of the Light Alpha Vest/Jacket hanging in the lab, and thought I’d like to change out the sleeves. When I did, It felt like an entirely new product, like the ONE or MINI Custom Edition of Yamatomichi, where you can customize the color.

I had been enjoying the customized version on my own, but I began to wonder if keeping this to myself was selfish. I wanted my customers to experience the same joy this brought me. At Yamatomichi, we are passionate about bringing the option of custom orders to you.

The company was established on April 1st, 2011, in the midst of the aftermath of Tohoku Earthquake on March 11. Preparation to build up the company began in Kamakura during scheduled blackouts from the Earthquake. This year marks the 10th anniversary of Yamatomichi and the current situation (May 2020) in the novel coronavirus crisis reminds me of that special day, albeit to a different degree.

Yamatomichi was started by Mr. and Mrs. Natsume in a small apartment in Kamakura. At the time of its establishment, the company did not have an online store, and started out by making custom-ordered backpacks, where customers could freely choose colors and materials at exhibitions. The fact that they still offer custom orders for ONE and the MINI Custom Edition is a remnant of that time.

One reason why Yamatomichi continues to offer custom order products is because we want our customers to enjoy the luxury of spending days agonizing over colors and options, and to cherish the products that they have thought about so much. In the earlier days of the company, we were small in scale, and thought that custom made products, which were difficult for big companies to produce, was something that only we could offer, but now that we have entered our tenth year and have grown into a slightly larger company, custom made clothing has become more and more difficult.

When I talked to the production management staff about customizing the sleeves of the Light Alpha Vest/Jacket, I was told that if the production volume was low, the factory we work with would be able to accommodate me, but if the volume was high, production would be difficult.

“The sewing fee will cost you extra,” they told me.

The cost of production varies greatly depending on how efficiently it can be done (which is why the cost of repair is actually higher than buying a new one product). But I wanted to go through with it, I wanted to make this vision happen. I had to ask the factory to let me go through with it.

Although, the production will take some time to complete, by the time the summer comes to an end, and when we are all ready for cooler hikes, we hope to deliver this special item to you. (May 20, 2020)

Please note

Care Instructions

The titanium coating on the back of the fabric can gradually wear off due to friction caused by daily washing. The proper care with the right washing method can help maintain the titanium coating.

*The amount of titanium particles washed away is minimal and considered to be harmless for the environment.

  • Machine wash, gentle or delicate. Use the laundry net bag.
  • Avoid bleach or detergent that contains enzymes as they might discolor the fabric due to the chemical reaction with the metal. Use neutral detergent.
  • Do not soak in detergent for a long period of time as it can accelerate the delamination of the titanium coating.
  • Wring gently after washing and line dry in the shade.
  • Do not iron. Do not dry-clean.
  • If necessary, wash to remove fuzz from the fabric before first use.

Payment

  • We only accept payment by credit card. We currently do not accept payment via bank transfer from overseas accounts.
  • We accept the following Credit Cards: Visa, Master, American Express, and JCB.
  • To download your receipt, please click the link included in the Dispatch Notice, which we will send by email as soon as the items are dispatched.

Delivery

We will ship by DHL for overseas customers (excluding China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Korea and Russia). For customers in China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Korea and Russia, we will ship by EMS only. Shipping costs vary depending on your country and region.

Repair

We accept repairs for all of our Yamatomichi products. For inquiries on repair services including patching the holes, repairing with extra components, or fixing the items damaged over time, please feel free to contact us from the “Repair” section of the SUPPORT page.

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