Japan White: August 12, 2018 at 10:00 AM JST U.K. White (via Shoyoroll): August 12, 2018 at 16:00 GST U.S. Black: May 4, 2018 at 10:00 AM PDT (Pre-Order) U.S. White: August 16, 2018 at 11:00 AM PDT
Top: 450 Gram Pearl Weave Pants: 10oz Canvas Color: White, Black
One per colorway.
While most iterations pay homage to war-torn military tours of the past, A&P decided to take a less traveled path and instead adopting a non traditional look thats defined in battle. We wanted to produce a new run of vibrant souvenir kimono’s. Reflecting on both a contemporary style and a non traditional style.
Albino & Preto’s Souvenir Kimono was available in two colorways, Black and White. The Black was only available to A&P’s Reserve Members via Pre-Order in early May of 2018, with delivery some 12 to 20 weeks later. The White was available to the public on August 16th, 2018. A&P marketed these as follows: “While most iterations pay homage to war-torn military tours of the past, A&P decided to take a less traveled path and instead adopting a non-traditional look that’s defined in battle. We wanted to produce a new run of vibrant souvenir kimonos. Reflecting on both a contemporary style and a non-traditional style.” Both versions were constructed from lightweight pearl weave for the jacket, and cotton canvas for the pants. A purchase limit of one (1) per household was in effect as well. Due to the exceptional amount of embroidery on these, the retail price was $215 + shipping in the USA drop, and more for drops in other parts of the world. When this batch was originally marketed, it was done so as the Q3 2018 Souvenir Kimono. Later it was assigned Batch #38 by Albino & Preto. This gi is one of the most desirable A&P drops from the past couple of years due to the extensive embroidery work.