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A New Edition Of The King Of Vintage Book Range

Photographer and capturer of the vintage lifestyle, Rin Tanaka from Japan, comes with a new book in early January. This new book will be the 25th book in his series of legendary ‘My Freedamn!’ range. It will be a follow-up on the previous editions of the special ‘King of Vintage’ editions and highlight the very special collection of Larry McKaughan, also known for his company ‘Heller’s Cafe’ which is based in Seattle, Washington since 1986.

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About Rin Tanaka

Rin Tanaka, born in 1970, is a Japanese journalist and photographer who spent his college days in the Mississippi Delta with old blues musicians in America. He became the youngest blues writer in the world at an age of 20 years young. In 1994, he started researching the history of motorcycle jackets and accessories.

Since 1998, he had moved to San Clemente, CA, and is hitting the road every day and everywhere to study men’s lifestyles in the U.S.A. It was the year 2003 when he started the self-published business, ‘My Freedamn!’. Since then, his book and business have grown into a huge inspiration source for people with an interest in the history of clothing in general. Good recourses for designers and everyone that is a fan of the American lifestyle, from the skateboard scene to bikers, hippies, rock & roll, to the surf and military culture.

In 2010, Rin also started with his event Inspiration in Los Angeles, the event where everything comes together. The next event is already scheduled for next year. More about this very soon…

rin tanaka myfreedamn!

rin tanaka myfreedamn!

rin tanaka myfreedamn!

The Content Of The New Book

The new ‘King of Vintage’ book by Rin Tanaka is the follow-up on the last edition that came out ten years ago in 2012. In this new book, new rare styles from Larry’s collection from the 1870s to the 1960s will be featured that were not included in the first two editions.

The book contains 160 pages, just like the first edition of the special ‘King of Vintage’ range, and highlights more than 200 super rare styles. Styles that are over 100 years old, but are still so relevant designs. Expect again the finest workwear, denim, military, sportswear, and many more.

rin tanaka myfreedamn!

rin tanaka myfreedamn!

rin tanaka myfreedamn!

The Release Of The New Book

The ‘King of Vintage – volume 4’ book by Rin Takana will be released on the 1st of January for the Japanese market, and later for the rest of the world. The first two editions of ‘King of Vintage‘ sold out very quick, most of the copies were sold in Japan, and both editions are revised and will be re-released again early next year too.

rin tanaka myfreedamn!

rin tanaka myfreedamn!

rin tanaka myfreedamn!

rin tanaka myfreedamn!

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Written by Wouter Munnichs
I'm the founder of Long John. Next to running this daily magazine, I'm working as a freelance denim specialist for the industry. Titled as 'Denim Influencer 2020' by Rivet 50. Celebrated my 10th anniversary with Long John in 2021.