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JBroida
09-07-2012, 05:54 PM
Introducing the first of our JKI Gear... Japanese Knife Imports/Gesshin Aprons

http://www.japaneseknifeimports.com/gesshin-1/jki-gear/japanese-knife-imports-apron.html

http://www.japaneseknifeimports.com/shop/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/800x600/518a337f71d8af45c99bc01d0812e43a/r/e/resized_img_1623.jpg

http://www.japaneseknifeimports.com/shop/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/800x600/518a337f71d8af45c99bc01d0812e43a/r/e/resized_img_1624.jpg

This style of apron is often worn by store workers, craftsmen, and sometimes by chefs at casual restaurants. They are made from a thick and durable cloth and are worn around the waist, resting on the hip bone. These aprons often had household or company symbols on them, so we had them made for us with our Gesshin logo. Historically, you could find aprons like these at sake, vinegar, and rice companies.

kalaeb
09-07-2012, 05:56 PM
That's awesome!

Sara@JKI
09-07-2012, 06:31 PM
We had a good time designing it :) I'm really proud that we've designed it by ourselves <3

Johnny.B.Good
09-07-2012, 06:43 PM
I approve.

Sara@JKI
09-07-2012, 06:46 PM
I approve.

:2thumbsup:

Mucho Bocho
09-07-2012, 07:15 PM
Jon for me the flip flops give the apron that authentic feel ;)

JBroida
09-07-2012, 08:16 PM
haha... i put those on for the picture... i'm usually barefoot ;)

schanop
09-07-2012, 09:02 PM
Hmm I thought you have one pair slippers for sharpening station, another pair for walking customers, another pair for your desk, etc :flame:

Cutty Sharp
09-07-2012, 09:06 PM
Those are cool. Like 'em!

markenki
09-07-2012, 09:09 PM
Awesome!

When are the t-shirts coming out? :-) If you do make t-shirts, please make them what I like to call "Japanese style": big graphic on the back, small graphic on the right chest.

markenki
09-07-2012, 09:10 PM
Oh, what does the kanji along the top of the apron say?

markenki
09-07-2012, 09:11 PM
When are the t-shirts coming out? :-) If you do make t-shirts, please make them what I like to call "Japanese style": big graphic on the back, small graphic on the right chest.
Sorry, meant to say "left chest".

JBroida
09-07-2012, 09:13 PM
Awesome!

When are the t-shirts coming out? :-) If you do make t-shirts, please make them what I like to call "Japanese style": big graphic on the back, small graphic on the right chest.

its funny you mention that cause they're being printed right now ;)

JBroida
09-07-2012, 09:15 PM
Oh, what does the kanji along the top of the apron say?

beikoku rafu hocho senmonten

U.S. Los Angeles Kitchen Knife Specialty Shop

BraisedorStewed
09-07-2012, 10:45 PM
Just another thing to add to the wishlist. In addition to knives I'm an apron junkie.

brainsausage
09-07-2012, 10:51 PM
I want a JKI imports tee!!!! Btw- from now on, whenever I see a post from either of you- this pic( of you and sarah ) is going to be my immediate mental image. I think this is how you should greet customers:D

Sarge
09-08-2012, 12:53 AM
Yeah these and t-shirts are outstanding Ideas. I'm definitely working room into the budget for one of those.

Sara@JKI
09-09-2012, 11:19 PM
glad everyone seems to be excited about it :)

Zwiefel
09-09-2012, 11:31 PM
Looking forward to an apron, tee, and gesshin 400!

not much for baseball caps but have you considered a headband like the sushi chefs wear?

JBroida
09-09-2012, 11:33 PM
those are just tenugui... we have a bunch, just not any with our logo on them. But the ones we carry are pretty cool all in all:
http://www.japaneseknifeimports.com/other-items/tenugui.html

Tatsuya
09-10-2012, 04:37 AM
My brother picked me up a couple tenugui a short while back when he was in Kamakura. They serve many uses but if you work in a kitchen wearing a 4-way, they are great to have on your hip, wish I had them sooner. I'm sure I'll have another someday from JKI!

Sara@JKI
09-11-2012, 01:46 AM
yes, I'm often amazed how well Japanese traditional cotton textiles are made... and when they are dyed in traditional ways, they also become cooler as they get more used. love them!

Tatsuya
09-11-2012, 01:47 AM
its funny you mention that cause they're being printed right now ;)
Will these be up before you guys leave? I could use another shirt for work. (open kitchen) ;)

Sara@JKI
09-11-2012, 01:50 AM
We are hoping so :) We both really like our design.... can't wait to share it with you guys!

El Pescador
09-11-2012, 11:16 AM
There wasn't any washing instructions on the apron I bought a couple of months ago. Any suggestions?

add
09-11-2012, 02:30 PM
There wasn't any washing instructions on the apron I bought a couple of months ago. Any suggestions?



Wasabi and swarf as detergents- cold water only. :D

These aprons look great btw !

Sara@JKI
09-11-2012, 03:09 PM
There wasn't any washing instructions on the apron I bought a couple of months ago. Any suggestions?

cold water and detergent (NO BLEACH), and hang dry (NO DRYER) :) hope you are enjoying it :) !

apicius9
09-11-2012, 03:21 PM
The aprons look nice but are not for me - strings won't fit around me ;)

Stefan

JBroida
09-11-2012, 03:39 PM
we got longer strings this time ;)