There aren’t many nations in the world with as long or as interesting a sartorial history as Japan. It’s this almost mythical archive that has ensured that Japanese brands have some of the strongest cult followings in the world. It’s also this history that distinguishes modern Japanese labels so much from their European and American counterparts. Japanese brands are almost always instantly recognizable, making use of ancient techniques and motifs in homage to the culture’s strong traditions.
As it becomes easier by the year to source your favorite international brands, there’s never been a better time to start your almost inevitable obsession with Japanese labels or continue it. While in the past you’d have to travel for hours with a spare, empty suitcase to get your hands on Japanese clothing, you can tap your phone and instantly scroll the pages of Slam Jam to supplement your fall/winter 2020 wardrobe.
This new age of ease hasn’t taken away from the magic of Japanese clothing, though. Whether you’re looking for highlight pieces from the likes of Sacai and COMME des GARÇONS or something more toned down from ASICS, Slam Jam will cater to your Japanese-inspired needs.
Check our favorite Fall/Winter 2020 pieces from Japanese brands below.
ASICS Novablast "edo Era Pack" Sneakers
The ASICS Novablast is one of our favorite silhouettes of 2020 and the "edo Era Pack" is even made from recycled materials. Featuring an engineered mesh upper and Flytefoam Blast midsole, this pair is good for running and everyday styling.
Suicoke Zavo-VHL Slippers
Suicoke began life making small accessories but is now almost solely known and loved for its sandals. The Zavo-VHL Slippers feature faux-fur uppers and lining that scream fall/winter.
Suicoke Zavo-2 EU Slippers
If you'd rather not risk people not noticing your slippers with the all-black version, this pair features a fall-ready, earth-tone brown motif.
NEIGHBORHOOD. Image Club Limited Nhix-4 T-Shirt
NEIGHBORHOOD. keeps things characteristically pared-back with this white-on-black T-shirt. Simple but effective.
C.E Md Decentre Longsleeve T-Shirt
Cav Empt probably takes the prize for the season's most confusing T-shirt. This long-sleeve top gets top marks on pure visual quality, but the text will have people staring at it for much longer than expected.
COMME des GARÇONS SHIRT Woven Pants
An exaggerated elasticated waistband characterizes this pair of relaxed pants by COMME des GARÇONS. Cut from pure wool, this pair of pants is good for both fall and winter, formal and informal occasions.
Sacai Denim And Down Jacket
Sacai's sartorial collages have always been special but they really entered the world of popular fashion after the brand's collaboration Nike Waffle trainers. This denim and down jacket exemplifies the boundless originality of Sacai.
COMME des GARÇONS SHIRT Futura 2000 Shopper Bag
You may not be versed in Japnese labels, but you probably know about COMME des GARÇONS — arguably the brand that has most successfully moved with the times. Teaming up with artist Futura 2000, this shopper is certainly an eye-catcher.
C.E Bucket Hat
Cav Empt has garnered a large following over recent years with its streetwear-style collections that feature a distinctive industrial edge. This earth-tone bucket hat is a seasonal must-have.
COMME des GARCONS Fat Tortoise Wallet
One of COMME des GARÇONS' most popular verticals is its wallets and purses. The Fat Tortoise wallet features a black, quilted construction that contrasts with the luxe gold-tone zip closure to the top.
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