Japan: March 13, 2021 at 9:00 AM JST
Europe: March 13, 2021 at 10:00 AM GMT
U.S. Reserve (Unbleached): September 16, 2020 at 4:00 PM PDT
U.S. Reserve: March 16, 2021 at 11:00 AM PDT
U.S. Public: March 17, 2021 at 11:00 AM PDT
U.S. Pre-Order (Navy): March 19, 2021 at 10:00 AM PDT
Top: 450G pearl weave
Pants: 10oz cotton
Color: Unbleached, Navy
The Unbleached colorway was available exclusively to Albino and Preto Reserve members. There was a purchase limit of one per customer.
The Navy colorway sold out in just a couple of minutes, so two days later Albino and Preto made it available as a pre-order — available from March 19 - March 26 — with a scheduled delivery date in August/September.
Japan: ¥29,480 ($271.84)
Europe: £190 ($265)
U.S. (Unbleached): $220
U.S. (Navy): $230
We celebrate both heritage and lineage in the upcoming release of the Albino & Preto SATORI Kimono. For this special release sought in conveying the narrative of Jiu-Jitsu practitioner, black belt and retired engineer for our assets. We give you something special with the Satori Kimono. In Japanese, satori translates as ‘sudden enlightenment’ and that’s just a message conveyed through it’s elaborate design and theme. The kimono top features many details from top to bottom. Starting with the inside yolk, you can see a repetitive pattern of mountains looking like waves. The peaks and valleys resemble our journey in jiu-jitsu as we progress into ascension reaching that apex of enlightenment, then making our descent into the darkness all the while the path remains illuminated by our previous rise to the top. The knowledge we obtain through each up and down lights the way for what’s to come.
The sleeves and bottom half of the kimono feature an embroidered lotus monogram design. The lotus flower is another symbol of enlightenment as it can grow in harsh conditions, but bloom into something delicate and beautiful. Other details on the top include embroidered A&P Mark logos on the upper sleeves and zig-zag embroidery throughout the length of the collar and lapel.
The back of the kimono along with the knee pads of the pants show off beautifully embroidered chrysanthemum patches. Used as the Imperial Seal of Japan, the chrysanthemum symbolizes many things such as longevity just like what we strive for in the journey we stand for.