Creative director and buyer at Tokyo's UNITED ARROWS & SONS, as well as mastermind behind Poggy's World at Liberty Las Vegas, Poggy is one man that never puts a style foot wrong.
From shopping for clothes and records, to gathering some artistic inspiration at the Japan Folk Crafts Museum and enjoying a tipple in stylish surroundings, Poggy's version of Tokyo is undoubtedly a fashionable affair.
So take heed and watch our video which follows the man himself as he reveals some of his favorite haunts in the Japanese capital.
UNITED ARROWS & SONS
I’ve been directing the store since its launch in 2010, with this store being “a son of UNITED ARROWS”. The father, UNITED ARROWS, was established in 1989 and is based on the men’s tailoring style, while the son, UNITED ARROWS & SONS, enjoys mixing street culture with the traditional style. The store is named after this concept. We've collected fun items from around the world and recently there are more and more overseas customers stopping by at the store, so I think that it’s our store’s mission to find good Tokyo-born brands.
Big Love Records
L.A.-based multi-visual artist Cali Thornhill DeWitt made the store's logo, and it’s one of my favorite stores in Tokyo. Mainly rock and punk, they have a wide selection of records. What I like about the store is the bar attached to the shop. I like to have a drink while listening to the music.
Japan Folk Crafts Museum
UNITED ARROWS & SONS has an original line which has its roots in Japan. This is the place where I learn a lot about Japanese crafts. I’ve been visiting here many times over the last 15 years. Recently I went there with my family and again, it was very inspiring. You can get a more local feeling which is very different to other major museums. I would recommend this place to visitors from overseas.
The one and only bar in Shibuya. The interior, atmosphere and everything has been done so uniquely. You would never be able to find out about this bar in a tourist guidebook. If you have a chance to come to Tokyo, you definitely have to check it out. The owner is Mr. Matsumura, he runs another club called Trump Room which is also in Shibuya.
Owned by TNP, the company also owns other Tokyo brands like nonnative. At the store, you can also feel their original style from the displayed magazines and records. Many items are available only at this store. It would be nice to get a coffee at the café next door to the store and see beautiful cherry blossoms in Nakameguro.