Once followers of traditional European and American Fashion, Japanese brands are now arguably leading the way in terms of creativity and originality in the menswear industry. The appeal of Japanese fashion can be boiled down to two things: an embrace of menswear’s great heritage and an open-minded creativity bringing new ideas into the industry.
If you’re looking for an introduction into contemporary Japanese menswear we’ve put together our pick of the top brands and the best products from various AW16 collections.
Since 1978 Japanese label Tomorrowland has offered up sophisticated and timeless style. The company’s wear-anywhere essentials are meticulously crafted to provide the best in quality.
Beams, which started as a small shop in the Harajuku district of Tokyo in 1976, has since grown into a significant retail force in Japan. The men’s line, Beams Plus, which was launched in 1999, is the rugged, heritage- and workwear-inspired range from the company.
Blue Blue Japan
The Tokyo brand launched in the early 1990’s and gained a cult following for its signature use of natural indigo. Using traditional dyeing and construction techniques, each garment is built to develop a distinctive patina.
Meaning ‘marvellous bad guy’ in Japanese, Marvy Jamoke combines traditional tailoring elements with cutting-edge fabric technologies in its creative process. The result is enduring, contemporary designs and quality staples that are relaxed but confident.
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