"Is Japan the new international center for bespoke suits, shirts and shoes?" Find out what the industry panelists of a symposium in Tokyo have to say.
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For Bryceland's proprietor, an outspoken critic of 'fast fashion,' mens' style inspiration begins with dustbowl America and ends with James Stewart.
Beyond the kitsch, this 50-year-old film speaks volumes about how the West viewed a resurgent nation.
While Yohei Fukuda was learning the art of shoemaking in London in the early 2000s he applied to work at John Lobb, one of the oldest and most prestigious footwear firms in the world. He was offered a position, but was asked if he ...
What Brexit will mean in practice remains a mystery. Also unknown is what effect — if any — Britain's divorce from the EU will have on "Brexpats" in Japan.
Novelist John Updike famously declared America to be "a conspiracy to make you happy." I wonder sometimes if Japan is, then, a conspiracy to make you unhappy? Or, if not exactly unhappy, how about uncomfortable, exasperated or confused? You might suppose so from some of ...