Since the get go, Japan has been an abundant source of information & inspiration amongst the menswear market. Japan reacquired the original machinery originally purchased used for America's garments, which included the looms that created the first generations of Levi's. Down the road the actual pairs of Levi's were collected by the Japanese as well. Japanese Americana aficionados scoured the U.S. & managed to nationally curate one of the most extensive & cohesive made in America vintage collections.
Workwear, Free & Easy, Clutch & other Japanese publications have made it their goal to gather authentic representations of multiple styles & eras. They include vintage garments throughout the pages, but also top tier recreations of staple pieces. An ideal example of the latter would be some of the brands carried over at Self Edge: The Flat Head, Mister Freedom, & Stevenson Overall Co.. These companies make garments that go above and beyond to regale the garments of the past. The fit, hardware, fabric and construction directly reflect a vintage piece you most likely have seen in their print. For example, N. Hoolywood's modern yet nostalgic interpretive designs are featured in the magazine because of the proper respect that is paid to the originals. These publications are not hindered to the superficial aspect of the culture and pay respect to the derivative.
The publications curate in depth editorials on the subcultures, gathering complementary images from every era that they have existed, immersing the reader into a world that one cannot easily recreate. An image pulled from any of their series would be appealing to observe on their own, but the alignment allows the reader to grasp the subcultures' mantra. Next time you come across one of these publications pick one up, they are great sources of inspiration & incredibly informative, plus they'll look great in your home.