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Four Can’t-Miss Men’s Fashion Accessory Stores Four Can’t-Miss Men’s Fashion Accessory Stores
GINZA SIX EDITORS Vol.46
For those who are busy every day, shopping time to enhance your wardrobe is a short and limited time. What you can't do so, "Slowly explore the store and shop" is always free (Is it free?) I am a fashion editor, too.
Then! Should I look down on the shop where I can assert that "I can meet the things I can go here" instead of you? The genre is fashion accessories such as shoes, bags and hats. The person who imagined it was "Men's business person who likes casual clothes." Use it and enjoy it, and others say, "It's good," and you'll be satisfied with the price.
Let's look at the shoes first. What I want to visit is "Para Boots".
Why are paraboots now very popular (magazine editors and stylists all wearing them)? The answer is "Because it is a practical high-quality leather shoes that are as close to work shoes." It is a versatile shoe that goes well with a casual trad that Japanese boys like for a long time.
It's really amazing that you can see it as a paraboot at a glance. It is mainly made by the traditional French manufacturing method, has a tough leather material, and boasts a strong resistance to rainwater intrusion. The grinding of rubber soles is also one of the best in the world. It has good cushioning properties and is very tired of walking.
Among the various models, U-chip shoes “Shanboard” are particularly popular. If you say "I already have it", how about this more stylish new standard? (Photo below)
"Avignon" has a sharp form. Perfect for a suit. The main feature is that it is easy to walk because it has a narrow opening and firmly holds the ankle.
The three legs on the left are traditional champagne board. The three legs on the right are Avignon. (\65,000 * and below, all prices in + tax price
When you spend more midsummer holidays,……,
Determined by leather sandals (\34,000 each)!
"This sandals are selling well again this year," said Tomo Ikoma of Para Boot PR.
A person who wears a jacket of "Junya Watanabe Comdegallson Man" on the right of the photo. I'm sorry for the man with a ridiculous stripe on the left.……It's me. The right hand is not a gloves, but a mitten (\4,000) for shoe polishing.
There are only two Para-Boot stores in Tokyo: Aoyama in Omotesando and Ginza. In addition, the product lineup for women is enhanced. Even if you visit a couple, you will feel excited.
Next, we will introduce “bridging”, which develops original bags on the same 5th floor, with a “strong and practical” connection.
Briefing is one of the few bag brands that men can bring their favorite "outdoor and military spirits" to business scenes since childhood. The overall appearance of the bag is urban, while strong materials are used and details are more practical.
The details are carefully made, and there is a luxury feeling more than the price. The high design is also a noteworthy point. It's no wonder that there are many high-sensity fashion selections in Shops fashions.
One of the most popular among the fans coming to this store is the series of Made in USA's Bali stick nylon.
The slight difference in size and details is the spirit of briefing (as if you know their seriousness). All of them can be used freely, such as hand down, shoulder, and backpack.
One of the most popular business bags is this (the center at the top of the shelf, ¥ 56,000). This is a device that has a width of 42cm so that when you put your knees on a train, you will not hit people sitting sideways! Product with idea which you can feel good only by using.
Beauty of Bali stick nylon helmet bag (\42,000)! Enjoy the luster unique to adults that does not suit your child.
Unlike the MADE IN USA series, the multi-case (\9,000) with a belt that allows you to hold your hands tightly and hold it is also cool. How about using a business person as a bag-in-bag for a PC or accessory case and carrying it with you during a business run?
"Do you want to buy it? "Sakosh (tax included \8,500). Size enough to hold coverage notebooks, pens, smartphones and mirrorless camera. In addition, Sakosh is also a trendy item. Yeah……I'll put up with it for a while (as of today).
Next, we will introduce "Teatre Ash Pe France" on the 4th floor. It's a lady-centered accessory select Shops, but men should also try it!
Ash Pe France has been working as an import agent mainly for accessories and fashion accessories, and has developed a variety of taste shops. Because there are many shops for women, men may not be very familiar. However, this store has a bag that is wasteful to overlook and is known to those who know it.
That is the French brand, Jack Le Co. This is a designer's bag that can be used for both men and women. When a business person decides on a high-quality suit, it is a unique prop to promote individuality!
This is a rare brand that is rarely found in men's magazines. It's so stylish! It looks good on men too! I have ten of them! (Yes, stupid, stupid) (The camouflage bag on the left is \125,000, and all three others is \130,000)
This model celebrated its 20th anniversary this year. This masterpiece represents Jack Le Co. New works with different materials and colors are available for each season. The arrangement of pockets is exquisite, and it is really easy to use. It's also nice for men to stay on the floor and become independent. It's a reasonable price, but it's a standard, and if you want a high-end bag, why don't you try one of the candidates?
Slim backpack (\130,000) made of diving boots and combined with leather straps. When you fasten the center of the straps separated to the left and right with a zipper, it quickly turns into a single shoulder bag.
Then, "GINZA SIX carefully selected 4 stores for men selected by men" is one more store left. This is the "CA4LA" on the 4th floor, where hats that change clothes quickly and fashionably are lined up.
Some people don't know how to read CA4LA, which is the store name and original hat brand name, right? "Kashira". It's not "Sea A Yon El A".
A hat is a useful tool for practical use as well as shoes and bags. It can be used as a sunshade and light rain, and you can act without worrying about hairstyle disturbances even on windy days. It's a fashion accessory that can't be let go when you get used to it.
By the way, the Japanese brand CA4LA is a famous brand in the hat world, but here we show off a little pounch. The alphabet of the product number written on the hat name is actually the name of the person who designed it!
The name "ONM" is Tomoko Onuma, an internal designer of CA4LA.
There are three hats designed by Onuma (three on the right: ¥ 7,200, two on the left: ¥ 5,800). I'm a designer specializing in knitwear.
A collection of personal works by multiple internal designers is CA4LA. If you have a hat here, please check your name. If you have several hats with the same alphabet, you are sure to be a fan of the designer.
This GINZA SIX store is the biggest seller of custom orders. Choose a base from the hat and add ribbons and parts to make your own gem. The photo above is a custom sample, and the material is a high-quality sizole. (The order price is up to 20,000 yen)
The custom order is even more amazing because there is a production atelier in the store and a resident designer makes it quickly. If it is the fastest, you can order by 3:00 pm and receive it that day! It's a nice service for visitors from far away. It is possible to deliver later. It is safe to order because you can consult with professional staff such as atelier designer Suzuki and listen to good advice.
Finally, let me give you a breathtaking cooler to the men who have seen me so many times.
Mio Tateoka, vice manager of beauty. The hat made of sizole material looks good on you.
Everybody sees Tateoka.……No, why don't you visit GINZA SIX to meet the best items that fit you?
Text: Kazushi Takahashi Photos: Kanako Noguchi Edit: Yuka Okada
We’re all so busy these days. There’s only so much time to go shopping to fill out one’s wardrobe. Even a fashion editor like me, with lots of free time (?), knows most people don’t have the time to leisurely make the rounds browsing in store after store.
Given this state of affairs, wouldn’t it be a good idea for me to do the preliminary work for you and introduce stores where I can say, with great confidence, if you go, you’ll find something worth finding? My focus today is fashion accessories: shoes, bags, hats, and more. I’m imagining a businessman who likes casual attire. Follow my lead to these great stores and check out a few items that are enjoyable to use, that draw admiration and compliments, and come with reasonable price tags.
First let’s look at some shoes. We definitely have to visit Paraboot.
Why is Paraboot so popular right now? (They’re worn by just about every magazine editor and stylist.) It’s because they’re high-end leather shoes fashioned to make you feel as if you’re in work shoes. They suit the casual trad look that’s long been a favorite of Japanese men. They’re perfect for people who think sneakers are too informal. They’re versatile, ideal even for workplace business casual.
One look and you immediately know it’s a pair of Paraboot, a rare characteristics of footwear. The shoes are made primarily by traditional French construction methods. The leather materials are tough, and they’re touted, with some pride, as resistant to rainwater. The resistance of the rubber soles to wear-and-tear is world-leading, the cushioning is great, and they effectively fight the fatigue of being on your feet all day.
Of the various models, the u-tip Chambord is especially popular. For people who say “I already own a pair,” how about this new and more stylish standard? (photo below)
The Avignon has a clean, sharp form that goes perfectly with a suit. The opening is narrow. The collar maintains a firm clasp on your feet. Walking in a pair feels great.
The three shoes to the left are the traditional Chambord; the three on the right are the Avignon (65,000 yen; all prices are listed before tax).
And for the days off in midsummer…
…these leather sandals (34,000 yen) are a must!
“These sandals are selling really well this year, too,” I’m told by Satoshi Ikoma of Paraboot PR.
Ikoma-san is the person wearing the JUNYA WATANABE COMME des GARÇONS jacket with enviable style in the photo on the right. The guy on the left wearing the showy stripes is, I’m sorry to say, me. What I have on my right hand isn’t a glove, but a mitten for polishing leather (4,000 yen).
The two directly managed Paraboot stores in Tokyo are the Aoyama store in Omotesando and the Ginza store here at GINZA SIX. The Ginza store offers an especially generous selection of women’s items. If you happen to arrive as a couple, you’ll both come across exciting finds in the store.
The next store I’d like to introduce, also located on the fifth floor, offers products of comparable durability and functionality. It’s BRIEFING, a boutique that features original bags.
BRIEFING is one of the few bag brands to bring into the business world the outdoorsy paramilitary feel beloved of men since boyhood. The brand uses heavy-duty materials and emphasizes functionality down to the details. But the overall look is urban.
The bags are made with care, down to the finest details. They offer a sense of quality well beyond price. The great designs are also worth noting. It’s no wonder the bags are carried by many mixed-label boutiques known for their keen fashion sense.
Popular among fans who come to the store is the series produced with Made in USA ballistic nylon.
This collection of bags of slightly different sizes and details is very much in the spirit of BRIEFING and clearly expresses their commitment. They can all be carried by hand, shoulder strap, or on your back. They provide unusual flexibility in how they can be used.
Of the business bags, this one is especially popular right now (middle of the upper shelf in the previous photo; 56,000 yen). It’s been designed with a width of 42 cm so that it won’t bump the person beside you when you’re on the train and holding it in your lap. It’s a product that incorporates ideas whose quality you come to appreciate with use.
One has to admire the beauty of this ballistic nylon helmet bag (42,000 yen)! It gives off a grown-up luster that’s as far from childish as one could imagine.
While not part of the Made in USA series, this multicase with belt (9,000 yen) lets you insert your hand to get a grip. It’s ideal for business people as a bag-in-a-bag for carrying computers or smaller items when going, for example, to a business lunch. Doesn’t it seem worth a look?
What to do? Should I buy this sacoche (8,500 yen after tax)? It’s roomy enough to hold notebooks, pens, a smartphone, and a mirrorless system camera. And sacoches are quite the trendy thing this season. Let me think… The decision hurts, but I decide to pass, at least for today.
The next store I’d like to show you is Theatre H.P. FRANCE on the fourth floor, a mixed-label boutique featuring, primarily, ladies accessories—but it’s worth a visit for men as well.
H.P. FRANCE mainly imports accessories and small fashion items and develops boutiques in various styles. Most of its stores are geared towards women, so it may be unfamiliar for men. But you’d be remiss in your due diligence if you didn’t give its bags a proper look—they’re well-known among those in the know.
This is the French brand Jacques le Corre. The designer’s unisex bags are simple and premium grade. They’d make the ultimate accessory and a clear statement of personal style for a business person dressed in a high-quality suit.
It’s a hard-to-find brand, one that rarely appears in men’s magazines. And that’s despite the unmistakeable style as a man’s bag and astonishing good looks! (I admit to owning 10… Yes, I’m a fool.) (Camouflage bag on the left, 125,000 yen; the other three, 130,000 yen).
This model, the Lisbon, celebrates its 20th anniversary this year. It’s the flagship of the Jacques le Corre brand. New versions in different materials and colors come out each season. The pocket’s positioning is superb; it’s remarkably easy to use. It stands up on its own when placed on the floor, something a man can appreciate. The price isn’t insignificant, but the bag is a standard. If you’re thinking you want one luxury bag, why not make the Lisbon a candidate?
This slim backpack (130,000 yen), made of a diving-suit material, incorporates leather straps. The backpack has right and left shoulder straps, but clip them together in the middle with a fastener, and the whole thing becomes a sling shoulder bag.
Of the four stores at GINZA SIX I’ve rigorously selected as a man choosing for men, I have one last store to show you. It’s CA4LA on the fourth floor, an establishment that offers a selection of great hats that instantly add style to your presentation.
CA4LA is the name of the store and the name of the original hat brand. How is it pronounced? It’s “Kashira”—not CA-4-LA.
Like shoes and bags, hats are articles of convenience and function. They shield you from the sun and drizzle. They let you go about your business on really windy days without worrying about your hair. They boost your style quotient. Once you grow accustomed to wearing a hat, you really can’t do without them.
CA4LA is a Japanese brand that’s made a name for itself in the hat world. Now I’d like to impart some inside knowledge: The letters in the serial number on the hat’s name indicate the name of the person who designed the hat.
The name here ONM. That would be Tomoko Onuma, one of CA4LA’s in-house designers.
The three hats to the right are designed by Onuma-san (three hats on the right, 7,200 yen; two hats on the left, 5,800 yen), whose design specialty is knits.
CA4LA is a collection of individual articles from multiple in-house designers. If you happen to own any of the brand’s hats, check the name. If several of the hats have the same letter code, you’re probably a fan of that designer.
The GINZA SIX store’s major selling point is that it’s the exclusive place for custom orders. Select a base from among the hats, add a ribbon or other materials, and create a great hat just for you. The photo above is an order sample; the material is premium sisal. (Order prices start at 20,000 yen, with a feather.)
What’s extra special about custom orders is that there’s a production atelier right in the store. A full-time designer will quickly make your hat. At the fastest possible turnaround, if you order by 3:00 p.m., you can pick up your hat that same day. It’s especially handy for people who come from far away. The store can also deliver the order at a later date. Ordering is worry-free because you get to consult with the atelier designer, Suzuki-san, or another dedicated staff member and ask their advice.
Finally, for all you men who are getting sick of seeing my picture over and over, I offer you a dose of visual refreshment: the lovely assistant store manager, Mio Tatsuoka. The sisal hat looks great on her.
Everyone, come and meet Tatsuoka-san…no, what I mean to say is, come visit GINZA SIX to find the perfect item made just for you!
Text：Kazushi Takahashi Photos：Kanako Noguchi Edit：Yuka Okada
Graduate of Meiji University and Bunka Fashion College. Joined Bunka Publishing Bureau and served as editor for MR High Fashion and Soen, covering fashion and music. Has written and edited articles as a freelancer and produced advertising materials since his departure. Currently works primarily for Pen magazine and periodically updates a blog on the FIGARO japon website.