This upcoming February Vol. 8 of the ‘Inspiration Event’ will take place in L.A. The Inspiration event is an initiative from Rin Tanaka. Rin started publishing his ‘My Freedamn’ books back in 2003. This book collection contains the American highlights in clothing; denim, sports, workwear, army, streetwear, etc. All true must haves and some of the editions are already very hard to find. The ‘Inspiration’ event is a kind of tradeshow, event and fleamarket, all in one. But the core is meeting like minded people who has interest in American vintage apparel manufactured from the 1900’s – 1980’s. It’s all about vintage fashions and accessories from boutique and corporate American and Japanese companies, surf and skate exhibitors, plus artists and artisans, hot-rods, antiques, records and audio equipement, as well as live music. Below an impression video from Vol. 6 which was also in L.A. as Vol. 7 was organised in New York. Good luck with the organisation with this upcoming event Rin!

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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.