Originally Posted by steed
I will visit Tokyo for a week next month - my first visit to
Japan. Any sartorial recommendations?
I often tell people of modest means (all of my friends are of modest means) that Tokyo is a great city to window shop in. Buy in Tokyo is another story.
Isetan Men's (Shinjuku). This place has it all. The selection in the shoe department is incredible. They sell Turnbull & Asser, Borrelli, Marinella, Patek, Swaine Adeney Brigg, Pantofola d'Oro, Pantharella, and so many fine things much beyond me.
Ginza. As Nantucket suggested, Ginza is *the* shopping district. I would browse Eikoku-ya for men's bespoke suits. I cannot comment on the quality, but some of the prices top out at US$9,000.
Harajuku and Ueno have loads of little shops with army surplus and great denim.
If you are interested in shoes, I recommend Otsuka Shoes in Shinbashi, and Guild of Crafts in Asakusa.
I second the recommendation to visit Kyoto. It is much more "old" Japan than Tokyo is.
If you do make it to Kyoto, I'd recommend having geta made for yourself and going to some of the Sunday temple flea markets to by used kimono.