Hello, Everybody. How are you?
I miss you all but please stay safe first.
In this morning I got the sad news from Patty Manpearl from Ventura, CA.
She said “Michael (Manpearl of Pat & Mike: 1948-2020) passed away in this early morning (of 6/26/20)….”
Oh, no……….He has been my BEST friend in vintage clothing business.
So now I am crying……
Michael kindly called me two weeks ago.
“Rin, I can’t recover my cancer anymore. I like to say to you, SUPER THANKS and good bye…”
I first met him at Rose Bowl in 1994.
He already became “one of top vintage clothing dealers”,
and his booth was always crazy busy with many Japanese dealers.
I also loved his high-quality vintage items,
because he had been collecting old leather jackets which I have been seriously looking for.
So I often talked with him by phone & e-mail and met him at his warehouse in last 26 years.
Actually I have took over 1000 vintage-items photos from his amazing great collections, indeed.
I couldn’t publish 24 titles without his big supports.
I miss him so much, but I like to say:
“Michael, thanks so so much again for sharing super great times with you.
You don’t feel pains any more. Please sleep well……”