Samuel Thomas

Samuel Thomas is a fashion writer and lecturer at Bunka Gakuen University. He regularly contributes to The Japan Times, amongst others, as well as his own site TokyoTelephone.com. His first book on Japanese fashion will be published by Kodansha in 2014.

For Samuel Thomas's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

The halycon days of summer fashion

| Jun 13, 2015

The halycon days of summer fashion

Game, set and match Fred Perry and Mintdesigns What do you get when you take a prestigious British brand like Fred Perry and pair it up with the funky Tokyo-based Mintdesigns? A radical take on classic design, of course. This is the first time ...

Christian Dada's Masanori Morikawa: making his own way

Mar 28, 2015

Christian Dada's Masanori Morikawa: making his own way

Tokyo’s fashion fans spent six days in the middle of this month looking at the city from the lofty viewpoint afforded by Shibuya’s Hikarie building, and yet for all the excitement that was generated over the coming fall/winter collections, the rest of the city ...

Valentines specials and ways to treat yourself

| Feb 13, 2015

Valentines specials and ways to treat yourself

Valentine’s is all about the man For men, Japan’s a great country to be in on Valentine’s Day, since they are the ones to traditionally receive gifts. If your guy has a sweet tooth, Barneys New York department stores are selling cassette-tape- and beach-sandal-shaped ...

Yohji Yamamoto — men, women and unisex

| Jan 9, 2015

Yohji Yamamoto — men, women and unisex

Yohji Yamamoto has certainly been busy, with collaborations flying off the shelves and new lines making debuts. Its partnership with baseball-cap brand New Era has been particularly buzz-worthy, with the brand’s 59FIFTY caps and backpacks emblazoned with the Yohji logo selling out across the ...