Men’s fashion in Japan has always been worlds beyond what it is in other countries. Even when men in Japan are simply going to work they are styled from head to toe, whether it’s in the form of expertly tailored suits and white button downs or in their extremely fashionable leather shoes and bags. Japanese men have shown that fashion and style is not just an activity for women to enjoy.
On the streets of Harajuku and Shibuya, the casual look that is a mixture of hip-hop and a surfer’s laid back vibe makes it evident that stores such as Stussy and Uniqlo have been dominating the market as of late. Sure, Stussy, A Bathing Ape, and Bounty Hunter have this market covered, but X-Large is an American brand that is gaining popularity in Japan.
X-Large offers men great looking clothing that has style without looking fussed over. It is a great balance of simplicity and fashion. X-Large, like so many other of Tokyo’s famous fashion stores, can be found in the back streets of the famous Harajuku and Omotesando shopping districts. It can be tough to find, so keep an eye out for X-Large’s gorilla head logo on the exterior of the building.
Inside the X-Large store, there is a wide selection of both their name brand apparel as well as a variety of pieces from collaborative collections that they have created with other fashion labels. For example, X-Large can offer you anything from Start Wars, to the LA Lakers (they are originally from California after all), to Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles themed apparel. While some of these names may conjure up childhood memories, X-Large is rooted deeply in a hip-hop sense of style and by no means will you look like a middle schooler when you step out of their store.
Along with their apparel, X-Large also hosts several different kinds of accessories and hats for sale, all decorated with either the “X-Large” name or their gorilla logo making it a great place to pick up a new wallet or baseball cap. Or if jewelry is your thing, you can peruse their selection of necklaces and rope bracelets. The X-Large store in Harajuku even has a sizable display of sneakers to try!
If you want to get into the men’s fashion scene in Japan, give X-Large a try!
For more clothing brands for men, visit our articles Top 5 Men’s Clothing Brands in Omotesando and Harajuku and Top 10 Japanese Clothing Brands.
- Address:〒150-0001 東京都渋谷区神宮前4-25-29
- GPS:35.6689432, 139.70800840000004
- Telephone:03 – 3475 – 5696
- Web: http://xlarge.com/
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