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GINZA SIX EDITORS Vol.83
The LEON editorial department is located in Kyobashi across the road, one from Ginza. Because of that, the city of Ginza itself is familiar and often visited. There are many favorite spots, but GINZA SIX is one of them. Anyway, the space is wide and large, so it feels good. There are clothes, miscellaneous goods, food and drink, and bookstores, so if you go there you will find something new. Since there is not much distinction between on and off work as an editor, even if you visit on holidays, it will result in a work perspective, but it is still valuable to be able to input various things efficiently, and it is fun again There is no way to do it. So what new discoveries are there this time? With a little excursion, I visited with excitement.
The first is ATTACHMENT on the 5th floor. I often wear classical suits and jackets now, but I'm originally omnivorous about fashion, and when I'm young I lean on the mode. Because of that, I still like some twisted clothes, but because of the good old days, I can't choose or dress with momentum, and it doesn't suit me in the first place. It is here that I stop by at such times.
The attachment clothes are basically minimal chic, but a little part has a mode scent. When an adult wears it, the atmosphere of being an adult does not break down, but still shows a personality that does not bury around it.
For example, this jacket (18,000 yen * + tax's price is 18,000 yen. This light black item can be worn like a cardigan and can be used for three seasons. However, it is made of dry and dry materials, lapels in shawl collars, and has a subtle twist.
I personally found a long coat (35,000 yen). Even if it is a court, it is as light as "Hagoromo?", And the crisp texture excites the light atmosphere. With no front buttons, it feels like you're wearing it rather than wearing it. The modern Ginza walk has a wonderful modernity. By the way, I have a little friendship with designer Kazuyuki Kumagai, and I come across at the airport to Paris where the exhibition is being held, but his style also embodies the attachment well, (although it is natural) It looks very good. Because I passed through a variety of things, when I got out of power, I would like to stand on the grounds someday, but honestly still or not.…I'm sorry. The fact that there are many adult musicians among brand fans may be that they often depend on his personality and style.
The next visit was "The HOUSE," a select Shops of great popularity for stylish golfers. It is a famous store that offers a variety of brands, led by Perry Gates, which are heated by Instagram women's golfers. I'm also hooked on golf as soon as I'm over 40 years old, and now I'm going to make a round, let go, practice and go around Shops, an independent entrance. I'm glad you can see it when you don't have time. In addition, there is a lineup of Italian brands that are conscious of going back and forth in golf, and it is also a troublesome shop where you buy something even if it is not for golf purposes.
When choosing a golf wear, you often choose something more flashy than usual. In the nature surrounded by greenery, that much is just right and the mood is uplifting, so you can enjoy golf with all your might. Wearing a logo-filled item as shown in the picture is mostly for golf. By the way, "1989" engraved on the chest of this polo shirt (17,000 yen) was the year when Perry Gates founded. Therefore, the brand's items are often treated with the number "89", but when the score of 90 was not reached, they often wore them as hands. This time, "I'll cut 90."
In this interview, we purchased a green fork (2,200 yen) set with a marker. This is a fun experience again, and when you buy your favorite green fork, you can make it once. A colorful marker comes out at random. The moment you open the capsule is surprisingly exciting. By the way, there are many stylish female staff at the store, and you can take a lecture on "current golf fashion" whether you visit alone or bring a woman. It is very important to look at the fashion from an objective point of view.
The closing was "ISHIYA GINZA" on the B2F. The photo shows GINZA SIX-only “Fuwari Butter Omlet” (300 yen each), an unusual sweet made from wine, lamb, and sake based on fermented butter from Hokkaido.
“Pali (Pari) Pie” (250 yen each, 8 types) has a crispy pie that combines butter into several layers and bakes it. I was really worried and had a special chocolate cream at the store, but I don't want wine.
I'm always worried about my occupation and how well I feel, but in that sense, "Ishiyaginza" is outstanding. In fact, here is a new business brand that can not be bought in Hokkaido, which is the first company in GINZA SIX to make a `` white lover '' born in Hokkaido, which is known by all Japanese and young men and women. Although it does not handle "white lovers," Sagu Lang de Sha, which inherited the DNA, is exquisite. When you give a gift that tells you your origin, a smile always spills on the other person's face. As an editor, I always expect excessive expectations around here, but I don't know how to do this with a story that is not just taste.
In response to the interview request, the GINZA SIX trip was about an hour and a half, but still there was not enough time to be honest.…I'm sorry. The first thing is that there are many things to worry about here and there, and it is the first thing to see. And because the vast space I wrote earlier evokes the feeling that there is still a place where I can find something? There are occupations, but when I think there are things that I don't know or have fun, I guess the character that I couldn't stand or stand was also a disaster. Needless to say, I've revisited that weekend, I wonder if this was done by GINZA SIX.…I'm sorry.
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 being active as a freelance editor / writer in a wide variety of ways, he participated in the lagjoury male magazine "LEON" for the middle upper layer. becoming the magazine’s editor-in-chief in March 2018. From December 2018, he has been the editor-in-chief of the official website "LEON.JP". 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