Although it’s best known for pleated pants, Homme Plissé Issey Miyake covers the whole spectrum of menswear and the offering is growing by the season. From soft tailoring to jumpsuits and outerwear, there’s no limit to the power of pleats. What’s more, after a year that forced us all to take a hard look at our wardrobes, streamlining for utility and comfort, the fuss-free yet high-end nature of Homme Plissé Issey Miyake makes it an invaluable asset for modern style.
Since the Japanese label has risen to the top of our style priorities, we thought it was only right to take a closer focus on what you need to know and where to buy Issey Miyake.
When was Homme Plissé Issey Miyake founded?
After around 25 years of research into pleating, Issey Miyake founded Homme Plissé Issey Miyake in 2013, the male arm of Issey Miyake Pleats Please which launched in 1994. Defined by its undulating textures, the collection relies on the forgiving characteristics of pleated clothing. The wrinkle-resistant, quick-drying, fits-all lightweight fabric used for Issey Miyake pleated pants was chosen to liberate the way that men dress.
How much is Issey Miyake?
As noted, Homme Plissé Issey Miyake deals in all sides of men’s style. That means that you can bag a pleated T-shirt or accessories for around $150. On the other end of the spectrum, Homme Plissé Issey Miyake coats and jackets range from $500 to upwards of $1500.
Where to buy Issey Miyake?
Issey Miyake is a pillar of modern style, so you won’t be hard pushed to find where to buy Homme Plissé Issey Miyake. Most major luxury fashion retailers offer a selection of Issey Miyake for men. Try out SSENSE, Browns, or MATCHESFASHION.
As the Japanese label's offering doesn't extend to collaborations or limited drops, there’s no resale market for it. That means that you can always buy at retail price or, if you’re looking for second-hand bargains, check out places like Vestiaire Collective or eBay.
Shop our top picks from Homme Plissé Issey Miyake below.
Technical Pleated Backpack
Every season, Homme Plissé Issey Miyake tests the limits of the signature pleats every season. This time around we're treated to a backpack in beautiful navy blue.
The label frequently treads the line between formal and casual attire and this zipped shirt shows what it looks like when everything goes right. This piece is as good as it gets for layering.
Technical Pleated Coat
It would be nice to have a sharp, sophisticated overcoat that you could throw around like a track jacket, wouldn't it? Oh, this Issey Miyake coat is exactly that...
We particularly like layering Homme Plissé Issey Miyake and this Shirt Jacket presents the perfect mid-layer as we transition into fall.
Technical Pleated Tote Bag
Pleated accessories are a thing, too. This technical tote allows you to keep the Miyake energy flowing throughout the fit.
A pleated tee is basically a cheat code to outfit success. It varies textures without dominating your look and this striking green colorway only aids the cause.
With technical detailing like hood toggles and the breathable shell material, this hoodie is hard to categorize. It's as much utilitarian sportswear as it is luxury fashion.
Where better to start your love affair with Issey than with the classic, straight-leg pleated pants?
Edge Light Coat
Issey Miyake's new-season offering takes a less uniform shape. Wider pleats sit at angles for an easygoing take on the Plissé style.
Sweater vests are in, if you hadn't already heard. But while everyone else opts for a wool version, we're heading straight for the pleats.
The pleated texture and subsequent unstructured shape mean that Issey Miyake tailoring has a wonderfully casual edge to it.
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