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Kazuo Umezu Creates Some Pretty Rad Apparel With Fashion Brand X-Girl

Are you familiar with any 80-year-old cooler than Kazuo Umezu?

Yeah, didn’t think so.

The octogenarian behind legendary horror manga like Orochi, Cat Eyed Boy and The Drifting Classroom has teamed up with fashion brand X-Girl for a line of jackets, shirts and sweaters based on his manga My Name is Shingo. And man, are they something.

The items, which go on sale November 18, include a coach jacket, knit top, sweat top, big tee, and knit cap, with prices ranging from ¥4,000 to ¥16,000 (around $40-$160).

X-Girl, which was founded by Sonic Youth member Kim Gordan in 1994, was sold to a Japanese company in 1998.

Kazuo Umezu was born in 1936 and is cooler than you.

Source: @tokyoscum

Matt Schley

Matt Schley (rhymes with "guy") lives in Tokyo, and has been OUSA's "man in Japan" since 2012. He's also written about anime and Japanese film for the Japan Times, Screen Daily and more.