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Im Visiting Tokyo soon. Any shop recommendations?

Oskinator

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So in two weeks time ill be on vacation with my best friend in the heart of Tokyo. Weve been saving up for this for a while now and im very excited. I was already planning on Visiting a few shops like 666 Harajuku. Im posting this thread to collect some other suggestions. Vintage shops and the like aswell

Ive decided to reach alittle deeper into my pocket and buy myself a nice Jacket with which ill always remember this trip.

I welcome all suggestions!
 

Aloysius

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My personal advice would be to not make your trip too narrowly about workwear, even when it comes to shopping, because there is so much to check out in Japan and workwear is the least of it.

For instance, there are makers who do amazing tailoring and other crafts, often for much cheaper than their western equivalents (because Tokyo rents are far lower than London), or for that matter ready-to-wear clothing of quite high quality. And even those things come in various types; everything from mid-century American style to English tailoring, to Neapolitan-trained, etc.
 

Oskinator

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My personal advice would be to not make your trip too narrowly about workwear, even when it comes to shopping, because there is so much to check out in Japan and workwear is the least of it.

For instance, there are makers who do amazing tailoring and other crafts, often for much cheaper than their western equivalents (because Tokyo rents are far lower than London), or for that matter ready-to-wear clothing of quite high quality. And even those things come in various types; everything from mid-century American style to English tailoring, to Neapolitan-trained, etc.
Yeah itll be a 2 week trip. First week well spend it all on exploring Tokyo as much as possible. The second week well be going on some small adventures with the rail pass
 

Canuck Panda

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Ueno Ameyoko, there are a few gems, under the train bridge, Americaya(s), Hinoya, and Hakuraido across. Between those stores you can probably try on 90% of the brands shown here in the forum if they have the size.
 

BigPond

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Be sure to check out Iron Heart if you’re remotely in to denim. Nearly everything in the shop is about $250 usd, far below export prices.
 

Aloysius

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Be sure to check out Iron Heart if you’re remotely in to denim. Nearly everything in the shop is about $250 usd, far below export prices.

Likewise, check out PBJ. Both brands have a policy of basically doubling prices overseas (including from JP companies that sell overseas).
 

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