I can’t thank @shingomadmen enough, whose generosity and kindness made this trip to Tokyo unforgettable.
Going to his office/Fire King/Americana museum and getting to hear firsthand stories about the beginnings of Shibuya fashion made me realize how love of clothes doesn’t have to be exclusive to genre. Shingo represents to me the imagination they have in Japan with clothes. He’s heavily into streetwear, but his love of trad is also unrivaled. He doesn’t try to separate the two, and I can’t help feeling that might be the key to trad’s long term survival.
Shingo and @ruiishizu are cooking up something new in the Ivy scene and with a pedigree like theirs, I’m excited to see what they launch 🤔🤔