Y. & Sons

Top choice fashion & accessories in Kōrakuen & Akihabara

Every once in a while in Tokyo, you'll spot a gentleman in a silk-wool kimono and a fedora, looking as if he's stepped out of the 1900s. Bespoke tailor Y. & Sons would like to see this more often. Custom kimonos with obi (sash) start at around ¥65,000 and take two weeks to complete; international shipping is available.

The designs are 100% iki (chic and urbane) and not at all fusty. It also sells beautiful deer hide and woven vine bags, geta sandals, fans and other kimono-ready accessories.