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GINZA SIX EDITORS Vol.79
x month x day
Ginza is in the afternoon when light rain falls.
He broke up with a friend who bought shoe ink at the Washington shoe store and came in front of S-do, where Komimasa Tanaka came with a umbrella with a young girl friend.
That means "Shotaro Ikenami's Ginza Diary (Shincho Bunko)".
On the other hand, my Ginza diary.
x month x day
In front of Taimei Elementary School before dawn.
In Ginza early in the morning on Sunday, there is only a garbage truck and a taxi, and there is no public notice. The filming starts now. In the location bus, the model is applied to hair and makeup, the stylist repeatedly raises and irons pants, and the photographer repeats test shots on the sidewalk. As an editor with no hand, I pretend to be watching a shooting conte while cheeking a catering rice ball.
The filming was finished at 11 a.m. and disbanded. A. Flat the katsudon with Kebono, buy seasonal envelopes at K Ido, and purchase pipe tobacco leaves with K water. GINZA SIX comes in.
This is my Ginza route.
GINZA SIX first climbs to the 6th floor and rents a clean toilet. Take a break at a smoking area and hang around Tsutaya bookstore for a little time. I will read a lot of scrutiny and choose a book that will be for tomorrow.
The next destination is BELSTAFF on the third floor.
If you were born to a man, you would have to feel longing for this brand. "BELSTAFF" is a brand loved by men who fall in love with men, such as Steve Macyen, Che.Gebara, David Beckham, etc. If you wear a jacket here, you may be able to become a Mac Queen.
Since its appearance in 1948, the half-coat (\88,000 * All tax-excluded prices) of BELSTAFF, which is still on sale, is the same standard for men's clothing as 501 for rebates, all-star for converters, and Chelsea for Edward Green. If you don't have this, you can't help saying it's mogli as a fashion lover.
It's secret, but I don't have it yet. So every time I come to GINZA SIX, I go to the store with abundant stock and ask when to buy it. Would you like a black or dark blue color? Is the size 36 or 38? The answer is different every time I try it on.
If you are worried, you will see a new ORIGIN line (\96,000). The design follows the trial master, but uses new materials, so it is light anyway and excellent in water-repellent and quick-drying. The back pocket has a smartphone holder, and it must be a convenient piece.
I'll try putting it on. I wonder if I would like to see the modern Macyne. I see myself in the mirror. At the same time, the god of fashion muttered to my brain, saying, "No, if you talk about" BELSTAFF ", you can't hold Wax Docotton's book-chan first!" I want any. No, I can't answer today.
By the way, I just got into the gallas of the work I did six months ago, so I feel like I'm losing my hand. I'm not losing, but I'm somewhat lonely. I want to buy something and go home.
With such desires in my heart, I came to visit Shops with such desires in his heart, and the next thing he visited was "Gentedi Mare."
As the store name implies the people of the sea, Portfield's cafe, Napoli's listant, and items that seem to suit Mediterranean yachts are expanding. In other words, there are a lot of cotton jackets (\52,000) and linen shirts as shown in the picture, not shorts, tank tops and bees.
What caught my eye was Tilkoro 1901. This is an Italian brand that is famous for making a tailored jacket while using sweatshirt fabric. Until now, there were many simple single braces navy jackets, but this season there were double braces and metal buttons (\55,000). It's easy to wear, but it looks classic with a double ＆ is comfortable to wear. I was hit by the gap.
Discover my favorite Safari jacket (\55,000)! This is a South Italian shirt brand called Jean Net. The safari jacket made by the shirt shop is, of course, comfortable as if wearing a shirt. However, with a decorative design of flaps and patch pockets on the chest and waist, it boasts a more than just a shirt. The staff is dressed well, the price is just like a shirt, and the pockets are loose.
When I put my hand in my pocket and tried to get my wallet, my smartphone rang. If you look at it, the LINE icon shows 1. "I say I'll come back about noon, but what does it look like? They say they want to go out with their dad soon." It's from my wife. I forgot to tell my family last night that I would go to the park in the afternoon because the shooting ended before noon. Currently at 2.30pm……I'm sorry.
I think so in every family, but there are many times when my husband does nothing wrong but his wife does not raise his head. Hurry reply. "The filming is a bit pressed, and I'll go home a little later." The safari jacket is regrettable.
Well, shall we go back? Are you going to buy some souvenirs for the late apology?
This is 2F underground. The food market in department stores is really fun. The specialties of all over the country meet together and do not stop Yodare.
When you walk around, you'll see a natto! Isn't there "Oginoya"? In the young summer, I ate rice at the pass that I always ate on the way home from Karuizawa. At that time, was she in the passenger seat no longer? At the same time, I think that cooked rice, chicken, bamboo shoots, uzura eggs, chestnuts, apricots with soy sauce flavored soup stock.…I shivered with a miracle that I could enjoy in Ginza. It's hard.
A few years ago, when I visited the Tomioka Silk Mill for photography, there was a store in front of me, bought it home, and got a great deal of popularity from my family. Let's get excited about the apology of re-skating the park.
There were also familiar Mashiko ware pots and paper containers, but of course we chose the former. This pottery is being reused in accessory boxes and ashtrays. In addition, the plastic container containing the attached pickles is also used as a pill case because it has a cute shape. What a ethical's food!
I feel that not only Tokyo but also Japanese cities are becoming more and more uniform. But in Ginza, my favorite Showa remains. In addition, I am glad that there is a new place where you can be relieved even though it is a luxury like GINZA SIX. I was attracted to the Joshu beef steak lunch box at Oginoya. "BELSTAFF" is called mogli unless you give a good answer. I want to go on a trip wearing a safari shirt. This time, I love the yakiniku mountain water that I could go to. I can't stop GINZA SIX.
Text: Takashima Ogiyama Photos: Yuichi Sugita Edit: Yuka Okadadada
A Drizzly Afternoon in Ginza
I take leave of a friend of mine who goes to buy shoe polish at Washington. When I get to S-do, Komimasa Tanaka comes by, sheltered under an umbrella shared with his young girlfriend.
This is from Shotaro Ikenami’s Ginza Journal (Shincho Bunko Paperback).
My Ginza Journal, on the other hand, goes like this:
Before Dawn in Front of Taimei Elementary School
It’s early morning, Sunday, Ginza. A garbage truck and a few taxis are stirring, but little else. We’re getting ready for a photo shoot. The model is in the production bus getting her makeup done and her hair blown and styled. The stylist is hemming pants and ironing. The cameraman is outside taking test shots repeatedly. With nothing better to do, the editor—me—is stuffing himself with catered rice balls while poring over the plans for the shoot, for a pretense of seriousness, in fact.
The shoot ends at 11:00 a.m. We disperse. I down a pork cutlet at A-kebono and buy a few seasonable envelopes at K-kyodo and pipe tobacco at K-sui. Then, I stop by GINZA SIX. That’s my Ginza routine.
At GINZA SIX, I first climb to the sixth floor to use the beautiful restroom. I stop briefly at a smoking area and hang out at Tsutaya Books for nearly an hour, taking my time browsing and reading before choosing a book that will nourish me tomorrow.
My next destination is Belstaff on the third floor.
If you’re male, this is a brand you’ll find irresistible. Belstaff is a brand loved by men who love the cool nonchalance of men like Steven McQueen, Che Guevara, David Beckham. I’m troubled by the conviction donning one of these jackets will transform me into Steve McQueen.
The Belstaff Trialmaster jacket (88,000 yen; all prices listed before tax), introduced in 1948 and sold even today, is for men a standard-among-standards, like Levi’s 501 jeans, Converse All Stars, and Edward Green’s Chelsea shoes. A man lacking this jacket could scarcely be regarded a fashion-lover.
All the same—just between us—I don’t actually own one. So every time I’m at GINZA SIX, I come here, which has many of the jackets in stock, and contemplate the idea of buying one. Should I go with black or navy? Size 46 or 48? A different answer comes to me each time I try one on.
As I dither in this way, a jacket in the new Origins collection (96,000 yen) catches my eyes. The design is in the spirit of the Trialmaster, but with up-to-the-minute materials. The jacket is light, water repellent, and quick-drying. The inner pocket has a smartphone holder; no doubt this jacket is convenient.
I put it on. Regarding myself in the mirror, I think, if you really want to be a modern-day Steve McQueen, this might just be the one… At the same time, I hear my other self whispering in my ear: “No, if you’re talking Belstaff , you have to get the waxed cotton, the real deal, first!” I want them all. Good heavens! I can’t come to a decision today, either.
I’ve recently been generously paid for a job from six months back, so to go home empty-handed would sound a discordant note. It’s fine, I guess, but the decision leaves me feeling hollow. I think I’ll buy something before heading home.
With this in mind, I make my way to Gente di Mare, a mixed-label boutique.
The store’s name means People of the Sea. The clothing here looks perfect for a café in Portofino, a restaurant in Naples, or a cruise on the Mediterranean. In other words, no shorts, tank tops, or flip flops, but a wide range of linen shirts and cotton jackets like the one here in the photo (52,000 yen).
Circolo 1901 intrigues me. This famous Italian brand makes sophisticated tailored jackets from sweatshirt fabrics. They’ve traditionally been simple single-breasted navy blue jackets, but this season they offer a double-breasted version with metal buttons (55,000 yen). The comfort is casual-perfect, but the double-breasted styling and metal buttons give it a classic look. The combination of style and comfort blows me away.
I love safari jackets. Here I’ve found a great one (55,000 yen)! This jacket is from Giannetto, a South Italy shirt brand. A safari jacket from a shirt-maker is bound to be as comfortable as a shirt. But the decorative back flaps and patch pockets of the chest and the waist give it a look that goes well beyond a shirt. The store staff is wearing one; it strikes the perfect note. The price, too, is around that of a good shirt, so not so hard on the wallet.
As I’m reaching into my pocket to take out my wallet, my smartphone rings. I look and see one text message has arrived. It’s from my wife. “You said you’d be home around lunch. How’s it going? Your two kids can’t wait for you to get home and take them out to play.” The shoot was going to be over before noon, so I planned to take them to the park later. I’ve forgotten I told my family this last night. It’s already 2:30.
This is probably true with all families, but there are many times when the husband can’t really look his wife in the eyes, even if he hasn’t really erred in some specific way. I immediately reply: “The shoot’s taken a bit longer than anticipated, but it’s almost done. Home soon!” Reluctantly I part with the safari jacket.
So I guess it’s time to head home. Maybe I should buy a little something to bring back as an offering in apology.
This is the second below ground floor, the Food Floor, and it’s really fun, filled with specialty products from all over Japan. I can’t stop drooling.
I walk around a little and, hey, they have an Oginoya! In the summer when I was a young man, on the way home from Karuizawa, I’d buy this boiled rice bowl, a local popular take-out. My girlfriend would sit by me in the passenger seat. Where she is now? I find myself wondering. As I’m thinking this, I’m trembling at the miracle of being able to enjoy in Ginza this harmony of boiled rice soaked with dashi from Rijiri kelp and secret soup stock, topped with chicken, bamboo shoots, quail eggs, chestnuts, and apricots. I gulp.
A few years ago, on a visit to Tomioka Silk Mill for a shoot, I found an Oginoya there, too. I bought some and brought them home. It was a big hit with the family. Maybe this is how I can atone for the rescheduled park outing and return to the good graces of my family.
The rice is served in customary ceramic Mashiko-ware bowls, with the option of paper containers. I, of course, go with the former. These bowls can be reused as accessory holders, ashtrays, or what have you. Plus there’s an appealing plastic container filled with tsukemono pickles one could repurpose as a pill case. Who knew this take-out rice bowl could be so reusable and ethical?
Japanese cities in general, not just Tokyo, are gradually becoming more standardized. But Ginza retains the feel of the Showa era I love. I’m delighted Ginza offers new places like GINZA SIX that provides luxurious yet unpretentious comfort. I’m mesmerized by Oginoya’s steak bento with Joshu beef. Belstaff is going to tell me to make up my mind already! I want to wear a safari shirt and go on a trip. Much as I’d love to stop by, this time, I must forgo Yakiniku Sansui. And so forth…I can’t get enough of GINZA SIX.
Text:Takashi Ogiyama Photos:Yuichi Sugita Edit:Yuka Okada
Editor-in-chief of the web magazine "Shop Italia (https://shop-italia.jp/)" that delivers premium Italian information. After serving as an editor of numerous men's fashion magazines, including Sense Editor and Leon Editor, he was in his current position. In addition to luxury items that color the men's lifestyle, such as fashion, cars, and mechanical watches, Showa izakaya and pure cafes are also favorite. Born in 1972.GINZASIX_OFFICIAL Instagram