The other week I was just out in Tokyo again for the 4th round of our Japanese FW14 buying schedule. Hectic! Typically me and Dan rarely travel to Tokyo together, but this time around both of us went, as well as our photographer/videographer Ryan Lindow joined the ride. We had the opportunity to check out some unchartered territory in Tokyo, Fun times for sure! It’s also been awhile since we’ve done some Intelligence coverage in Japan, and we made it a big priority to get some footage of people and places. We have some really cool interviews and features in the pipeline that we’ll be rolling out in the next few months. Stay tuned. We also finished up the final round of our Tokyo buying for the season, and each and every brand is killing it for Fall 2014. Summer is just around the corner, but already I can’t wait for Fall. Here are some shots from our trip.
Big thanks to Ryan Lindow for capturing some great shots for us on our trip.
Last week a few of us were in Japan for the final buying trip of the season. One afternoon, I took a side meeting by myself and headed over to the Glen Clyde offices in the Nezu area of Tokyo. For those who don’t know, Glen Clyde is the company behind CHUP socks and are responsible for producing some of the best socks on the market right now. Can’t give away much right now, but we got something good in the works with Glen Clyde!
Their new offices occupied a couple floors of a small building. You can really tell that the Glen Clyde team put a lot of thought and effort into the office and showroom. Everything from the flooring to the desks and seating reflected their general aesthetic. Take a look at some of the photos I took during our meeting.
Glen Clyde – Making the best socks since 1992!
Shelves on shelves of Glen Clyde socks and swatch books. These shelves were actually sourced vintage shelving shipped all the way from the States.
Our buddy Tsubasa. The hardest working man in the sock industry!
I really loved these custom Pendleton chair cushions that they had fabricated. Nice touch!
Hope you enjoyed the peek into the Glen Clyde offices. I’ll be back shortly with some more updates from our last trip.
I’ve been spending a ton of time in Tokyo these last couple months. These photos were taken in early April at the peak of Sakura blooming. The cherry blossoms only bloom once a year for a single week, and during this time Tokyo is hectic, it’s pretty much like New Years for them… I was lucky to have it fall on the week that I visited…I’d hit up Nakameguro to see the amazing river fully blossomed or go chill in Yoyogi park with a beer or a six pack!!…Anyways this time around I visited the usual suspects, as well as some new ones. We’ll be introducing a handful of new brands to the HAVEN roster next season that we’re super stoked on. Fun trip all in all… met up with some friends, checked out some crazy robots, and took care of business at some exhibitions…. check out some randoms below
Before I knew it, I was back in Tokyo for round 4 at the end of April for another set of shows and to catch up on some ‘Intelligence’ coverage that is long overdue…more highlights to follow soon.