Managed by renowned Japanese bag designer Katsuyuki Yoshida and his son, Leo Yoshida, this brand is committed to the ‘Made in Japan’ spirit. Porter Classic was founded in 2007 with the aim of conveying Japan's traditional culture and craftsmanship to the world, and with a collection focused on simple items that gain character the longer they’re used, they seem to have accomplished their goal. An overwhelming favourite here is the ‘Kendo-gi’ series, which includes material from kendo uniforms, i.e. extra-long staple cotton dyed with indigo. These items have earned a dedicated following, with fans appreciating them not only for their design but also for their comfy feel and texture. Porter also carries denim based on workwear, including coveralls, jumpsuits, overalls and work pants, with details like patchworking added to give the items a used feel. Their new linen ‘Hand Work’ series and retro-patterned aloha shirts are worth checking out too.
|Venue name:||Porter Classic Ginza||Contact:|
Inside International Arcade 1, 1-7 Uchisaiwaicho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
|Transport:||Ginza Station (Ginza, Marunouchi, Hibiya lines); Hibiya Station (Hibiya, Chiyoda, Mita lines); Yurakucho Station (Yamanote, Yurakucho lines)|