GINZA SIX EDITORS
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A Place to Pique an Editor’s Spirit of Inquiry A Place to Pique an Editor’s Spirit of Inquiry
GINZA SIX EDITORS Vol.83
LEON editorial department is in Kyobashi across one, way from Ginza. ; is referable, and is familiar with town itself called Ginza, and it is often that come. There are a lot of favorite spots, too, but, in GINZA SIX,; is one. Anyway, space is big widely and with that alone is comfortable. Because clothes, miscellaneous goods, eating and drinking, bookstore and anything are equal, there is some new discovery if we go. It is in result, work glance even if it comes aimlessly on holiday because there is not much ON-OFF distinction for work called editor, but place where we can input effectively still various things into is valuable, and there is no way because it is fun again. Therefore what kind of new discovery is there this time? It came while being excited at slight excursion feeling.
The first house "ATTACHMENT" (attachment) of 5F. Though I often wear suit and jacket which are Classico in now, I originally devote myself to mode by sloppy meal about fashion for younger days. ; still like clothes which worked of some twist, but it is not possible for choice biya wearing that it is already said, and left to father reason, force, and in the first place do not look good probably because is referable. It is this that drops in incidentally in such a case.
As for the clothes of attachment, minimal is basically chic, but there is flavor of mode on pretty good part. Condition of the neighborhood that does not break atmosphere of being adult when adult wears, and shows individuality still not to be forgotten in the neighborhood is exquisiteness.
For example, this jacket (all 18,000 yen ※ lower than + tax price). Light black worn for cardigan sense, it is usable in 3 seasons. It is nanodaga, material messenger dry lightly and is lapel of shawl collar, and casual twist works.
What thought to be discovery personally this long coat (35,000 yen). Feel of texture that we did with Shaka Shaka at "robe of an angel" or lightness so as to say heaps up light atmosphere even if we say coat. Sense to wear casually more, and to put on that there is not front button and wears. We hide modernity in modern Ginza walk suddenly. By the way, there is slight friendship with Kazuyuki Kumagai of designer and bumps at airports to Paris performing exhibition, but his-style really well also embodies with attachment (ordinary) well at all looks good. Passing through ketekitakarakosono, power were lost with various things; stand out, and oneself wants to stand in the state Stai roux sometime, too, but does honesty still have not yet come?…. When place where it moves to his personality and style that fan of brand has many musicians of adult will be big.
Select Shops "the HOUSE" (the house) where it is proud of great popularity to stylish golfer to have come next. It is well-known store preparing various brands in soft-headed Lee Gates whom pro-Instagram female golfer gives heat to in the first on the list. With mouth which fell into golf immediately after I exceed 40 years old, we do chance araba round now, and exercise and Shops keeping on hitting make, but are glad of one which we can look around quickly when there is not of time because there is this on side facing the Mihara street of GINZA SIX, and there is independent entrance. In addition, it is embarrassing shop which it is done lineup, and for some reason Italian brand being aware of going and returning of golf buys even if it is not golf purpose.
When we choose golf wear, we often choose more showy thing. It is just right in nature among green and can enjoy golf with all one's might because feeling becomes exalted. Only at the time of golf most as for wearing item with logo like photograph. By the way, year when soft-headed Lee Gates founded "1989" that was ticked away on chest of this polo shirt (17,000 yen). That is why number of "89" was often garnished item of the brand with, but often wore score of 90 for omen bearer in the times that did not expire. It is reason, "it is under 90" at this time.
By this coverage, we purchase green fork (2,200 yen) which was bundled with marker. Thing which one time of noisy cricket can turn when this is experience pleasant again and purchases favorite green fork. Colorful marker comes out at random. At moment to open CAPSEL, we throb so as to be unexpected. By the way, we can receive lecture of "fashion of present golf" in women together even if a lot of stylish woman staff visits the shop alone. Reason very important as for the fashion of objectivity glance FYI.
Having come for tightening "ISHIYA GINZA" (ishiyaginza) in B2F. Photograph is wine and lamb, sweet that it is unusual using sake to base in fermented butter Hokkaido for GINZA SIX-limited "Fuwari (gently) butter omelette" (for each 300 yen).
Above crunchy pie which "Pali (Paris) pie" that texture of the truth reverse was habit-forming (for each 250 yen, all eight kinds) also inserted butter into several levels gently and baked. We are interested by all means and had chocolate cream in particular at store, but, as for n ..., this, I come to want wine.
Because of the profession, "ishiyaginza" is preeminence in meaning that lets you have, and is always interested, but did so that mind covered. In fact, "Sagu (case) langue de chat" which inherited DNA although this, none of Japanese any people regardless of age or sex sell "Shiroikoibito" with new business condition brand not to be able to buy in Hokkaido which company called "Ishiya Seika" making signature product "Shiroikoibito" born in Hokkaido to know develops for the first time in GINZA SIX is exquisite. When we convey the origin and grind gift, we show smile in face of partner regularly. Is this neighborhood, that is expected that is always superabundant concerning editor, but is not only taste; with story this; let have, loser-free.
Without this GINZA SIX that we receive coverage request performing trip of this aimlessly at time, and having had a lot of for about one and a half hours, but still being enough at honesty time…. It is the first that a lot of curious things perform undecisiveness of it in many places. And this will be because it is what, or there may be place that we seem to be able to discover still more, and very large space that we wrote earlier reminds of feelings called this. Because of the profession, there was, but did character that it was not stood even if work originally when we thought that thing, thing that we looked happy not to know was possible? Were n ..., this taken in by GINZA SIX not to speak of having revisited on the weekend?….
Text: Hiroshi Ishii Photos: Yuichi Sugita Edit: Yuka Okada
The LEON editorial department is located in Kyobashi, just one street from Ginza. Partly for that reason, I’m familiar with the Ginza district and visit often. The area has lots of spots I like. One is GINZA SIX. More than anything, it’s vast and spacious, and that alone makes me feel good. And because GINZA SIX has stores of every kind, including clothing stores, bric-a-brac stores, food and dining, and bookstores, I make a new discovery every time I go. When you work as an editor, there’s not much distinction between being on duty and off duty. Even when I come here on days off, I find myself getting into work mode. No wonder. GINZA SIX is such a fun and valuable place partly because it offers so many inputs concentrated in one location. When I arrive, as excited as a child on the cusp of an outing, I wonder what new discoveries I’ll make this time around.
The first store I visit is ATTACHMENT on the fifth floor. I tend to wear classic suits and jackets nowadays, but I’m essentially agnostic when it comes to fashion. When I was younger, I was more drawn toward trends. Perhaps that’s why I’m still drawn to clothes with some original flair. But I’m middle-aged now and don’t feel I can make impulsive choices to look stylish in the way I did before. Such things just don’t suit me. At times like this, this is where I drop by.
ATTACHMENT’s clothes are basically minimalist, but you sense signs of trendiness here and there. Their clothes look good and right to be worn by grownups, but there’s a bit of individuality, a touch of exquisite seasoning, that ensures you won’t disappear into the crowd.
Take this jacket (18,000 yen; all prices listed before tax). It’s black and lightweight, so you can wear it like a cardigan three seasons of the year. But it also presents some understated individual features. The fabric is sleek and dry, and the lapels are shawl collars.
What strikes me as a discovery this time is this long jacket (35,000 yen). It’s a coat, but so light you’d think it was made of feathers. The rustling texture strikes a casual note. The front lacks any buttons; you don’t so much wear it as wrap yourself in it. It offers a modernity that’s ideal for strolling around today’s Ginza. The designer, Kazuyuki Kumagai, is an acquaintance of mine, and I sometimes bump into him at the airport when, for example, he’s off to Paris for a show. His style is really well embodied in ATTACHMENT apparel (as one would expect), and the brand really suits him: that relaxed, but standout style, the result of overcoming various challenges. It’s a state of mind I want to achieve some day, but I’m nowhere near there yet. Fans of the brand include lots of older musicians, which I think says something about his personality and style.
My next stop is the HOUSE, a select shop that enjoys great popularity among fashion-aware golfers. The store carries items from various brands, most notably Pearly Gates, whose popularity has been spurred by Instagramming female golfers. I myself got hooked on golf soon after I turned 40. Now I enjoy a round whenever I can, practice my swing, and drop by golf stores. This store is on the side of GINZA SIX that looks out onto Mihara-dori Street and so has its own entrance. The great thing about this is that I can just pop in for a look around when, for example, I’m pressed for time. The store also features a lineup of Italian brands—great for looking good on your way to and back from the links. The problem is you’re likely to find yourself buying something even if it’s not specifically golfwear!
When picking out golfwear, I tend to go for louder styles than I would normally wear, a look that strikes the right note when you’re surrounded by greenery and nature, lifts your mood, and really lets you enjoy your golf. And pretty much the only time I wear something with a logo on it like the one shown in the photograph is when I’m playing golf. Incidentally, the “1989” stitched into the breast of this polo shirt (17,000 yen) is the year Pearly Gates was founded. Items from the brand often feature the number 89. Back when I couldn’t shoot anything under 90, I used to wear one in the hopes it would bring me luck. It was as though I was saying, “This time I’m going to score under 90!
During this report, I purchase a golf fork that also comes with a ball marker (2,200 yen). Another enjoyable experience: when you buy the golf fork you’ve selected, you can twist a gacha-gacha capsule vending machine, out of which comes a capsule containing a marker. The colors of the markers are random. I feel surprisingly excited as I open the capsule. I made a mental note of quite a few stylishly-dressed female staff working at the store. Whether you’re visiting by yourself or you’ve brought a female friend, they’ll provide a quick tutorial on what’s trendy in the golf world right now. An objective outlook is invaluable when it comes to questions of style.
My last stop is ISHIYA GINZA on the second belowground floor. The photograph shows some Fuwari Butter Omelets (300 yen each) exclusive to GINZA SIX. Created from a base of fermented Hokkaido butter and containing wine, rum, or Japanese sake, they’re an unusual confectionery.
The addictive Pali pies (250 yen each, eight varieties available) have strikingly different textures from the aforementioned Fuwari. They’re flaky pies with multiple buttery layers. These really piqued my curiosity. The staff kindly allowed me to sample one topped with a chocolate cream in the shop—it made me long for a companion glass of wine!
Due to the nature of my work, I’m selective about choosing gifts. ISHIYA GINZA is the perfect place for picking out just the right ones. The brand was established by a company called Ishiya Co., which makes one of Hokkaido’s most famous confectionery products: Shiroi Koibito cookies. All Japanese people, young or old, male or female, know about Shiroi Koibito, but the product isn’t sold here. ISHIYA GINZA is a totally different venture established exclusively for GINZA SIX. Nevertheless, the Sagu Langue du Chat line are wonderful products that inherit the Ishiya DNA. Give a brief account of the background as you present your gift—it’s bound to inspire a smile. Since I’m an editor, people tend to hold my gifts to unrealistic standards; still, with a gift like this, which not only tastes great but has a story behind it, you can’t go wrong.
This stroll around GINZA SIX in response to a request to write an article took around an hour and a half—fairly leisurely, but, honestly, not enough time—mostly because wherever I go, I see so many wonderful things my gaze is constantly shifting. I first mentioned how spacious the mall is. That prompts the thought that tucked away in that space are more new discoveries. My job definitely plays a role here, but when it occurs to me there’s something out there I don’t know about or that I might find new or delightful, I can’t stop thinking about it. Perhaps a character flaw, or perhaps something to do with GINZA SIX…
Text：Hiroshi Ishii Photos：Yuichi Sugita Edit：Yuka Okada
Born in 1974. After working across a range of fields as freelance editor and writer, he joined the luxury magazine LEON, which targets men in the middle and upper income ranges, becoming the magazine’s editor-in-chief in March 2018. Since December 2018, he’s also served as editor-in-chief of LEON.JP, the magazine’s official website. Deeply knowledgeable about both the latest trends and classic styles, he’s a 45-year-old fashionista who enjoys playing golf and watching martial arts on weekends.GINZASIX_OFFICIAL Instagram