Personally recommended menswear shops in Tokyo

Discover the Japanese boutiques where tastemakers find favourite shoes, handkerchiefs and kimono coats

Maison Kitsuné in Tokyo
Maison Kitsuné in Tokyo

Rodman Primack, chief creative officer of Design Miami If I had to limit my shopping to one neighbourhood in one city, I’d choose the area around Aoyama. Maison Kitsuné is a predominantly Paris-based label but with Japanese spirit, so I like to visit its Tokyo store, as well as Undercover for its well-curated menswear. Because I fly so much, I often wear one of the vintage Japanese handkerchiefs I get at Kapital, which are cowboy style. Kapital, +813-5725 3923; kapital.jpMaison Kitsuné, 3-15-13 Minami Aoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo 107-0062 (+811-2066 7588; shop.kitsune.fr). Undercover, B1F Bleu Cinq Point A, 5-3-22 Minamiaoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo 107-0062 (+813-5778 4805; undercoverism.com).

The Homme Plissé Issey Miyake shop in Daikanyama
The Homme Plissé Issey Miyake shop in Daikanyama | Image: Masaya Yoshimura
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Jaime Hayón, designer Okura, which means storehouse, is a clothes shop in the Shibuya-ku district that mostly sells blue things. I got the name from a friend of Rei Kawakubo, founder of Comme des Garçons20-11 Sarugaku-cho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-0033 (+813-3461 8511; hrm.co.jp/okura).

Spanish artist-designer Jaime Hayón
Spanish artist-designer Jaime Hayón | Image: Jesús Alonso Studio
Yohei Fukida’s Tokyo shop
Yohei Fukida’s Tokyo shop

Hakan Rosenius, former artistic director of Asprey I have an Issey Miyake kimono coat that I love, based on a print by the artist Katsushika Hokusai. I was in Tokyo having lunch with a friend who used to work for Miyake and we went to the store, I saw this coat and I thought, “Well, this is completely impractical”. But I put it on and had to have it – I blame my friend. isseymiyake.com.

Interior designer Daniel Hopwood
Interior designer Daniel Hopwood
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Michael Hill, creative director and co-owner of Drake’s Yohei Fukuda is a remarkable Japanese shoemaker who trained in Northampton with some of the world’s finest cordwainers. He recently made me a pair of Derby boots with exquisite detailing. From about £3,200; info@yoheifukuda.jp.

Daniel Hopwood, interior designer Isetan is the most amazing department store. It has a whole nine-floor tower block devoted to menswear – there are entire levels dedicated to business and formal wear, casualwear and sneakers or tailoring. I also got obsessed with its homewares department. Local makers have small stands there for a week at a time, so it’s always changing. I bought a lot of pottery3-14-1 Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 160-0022 (+813-3352 1111; isetan.mistore.jp).

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