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Conversations with Ryota Sakai

Today we’d like to introduce you to Ryota Sakai.

Hi Ryota, can you start by introducing yourself? We’d love to learn more about how you got to where you are today?
I started Delinquent bros in 2010, back in Tokyo Japan then I moved to LA in 2014. I am mostly inspired by 1940s ~ 1950s Vintage Clothing for my designs. I used to be a vintage clothing buyer/seller. I loved vintage clothing so much, I based my brand as a homage to it.

Alright, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
I have been very lucky to not have faced many obstacles! I have surrounded myself with other experienced designers in the industry who have really helped me avoid the pitfalls.

Thanks for sharing that. So, maybe next you can tell us a bit more about your work?
I am a one-man show. I am in charge of design and marketing. A lot of vintage details go into my clothing, and I am proud of that fact. Those who understand it will appreciate it just a bit more. Most of my higher-end products I still have manufactured in Japan to ensure high quality.

Are there any apps, books, podcasts, blogs or other resources you think our readers should check out?
These days I am so busy that it can be quite challenging to find the time to indulge in a good book. My favorite podcast at the moment is called Craigslist Cupid! Prequel is an amazing photo and video editing app that I use every day for creating content.


  • Tee $28-$36
  • Crewneck sweat $55-$68
  • Hoodie $58-$78
  • Caps $35-$45

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Image Credits
Clown Girl Tee, Queen of LA, 非行兄弟 Bunny girl Tee, “Nothin’ to Laugh at” Tee,The Delinquent LA Tee The Delinquent LA Bowling Shirts,Creep Show Tee, To Live and Die in LA Snap Back

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