Dissecting fashion

TWILL fabric of the early Ken fashion

These are the unique classifications that I’ve divided the early Ken fabric into SATIN, TWILL, and PLAIN by weaving.

Not just for sewing, these fabrics also would have been ‘Made in Japan’ from the stage when the fabric was manufactured, many of the fabrics here would have been custom weaves for Ken.

however it’s almost impossible to clarify the exact material, also the thickness of thread is unknown. only ‘weaving’ could be distinguished just by looking. so this is a rough classification though, I did what I can do now. the fabric varies slightly depending on the production lot, so I’ve tried to investigate as many numbers as possible for each outfit. the fabrics below are all TWILL weaves.




1961 #785 Dream Boat/hat band
1961 #785 Dream Boat/hat band
1962-63 #785 Dream Boat/hat band


#789 The Yachtsman/jacket,trousers
PAK/wind breaker
#796 Sailor/duffle bag
#1400 Country Clubbin’/jacket
PAK/#1409 Goin’ Huntin’/jeans
#0772 The Prince/cape lining
#0772 The Prince/jacket
#1418 Time To Turn In/collar, cuff, trim
#1420 Jazz Concert/trousers
#1423 Ken A Go Go/trousers
#1425 Best Man/trousers
#1421 Seein’ The Sights/trousers
#1426 Here Comes The Groom/coat lining
#1426 Here Comes The Groom/ascot