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I ended up going with a white gull on the left side, and the tokyo blue on the right. I was a little hesitant with going with a color gull but coming from the faceless APC, I thought it would be a nice little change of pace.
But the store, all I'm going to say is "wow." The wide range of quality products were amazing... I'm hoping to pick up more items, but I'll have to see with the financial issue.
Oh yeah, a customer at the store, whom I'm guessing is a regular since he knows all of the staff, came up behind me while I was looking over the gulls samples and lifted up my shirt. He was looking for a leather patch, anything that would indicate the brand. We had a small exchange of broken english and japanese, then when I finally understood, I said "APC." He responded with a facial expression that seems as if it was a mixture of disgust and disappointment.