I am visiting Tokyo and Kyoto for the first time in a couple of months (I have asked for some advice here:
But I have a more specific question for this thread: I definitely want to try on a large range of Cabourn as I have only ever seen about half the available range in person.
Will I need to go to one of the Cabourn flagships or are there any independents that carry all of Cabourn's inventory as well as other brands?
If I do go to a Cabourn flagship, does it matter which one, there seem to be quite a few in Japan?
The Army Gym in Naka Meguro will have the largest collection, and Isetan department Store in Shinjuku and Matsuya in Ginza will have a little less. Do visit the old flagship (along the river, called 82(?))in Naka Meguro too for sale stuff. If you're in Sendai visit the shop there, run by John Lofgren, a foreigner. Do be aware though that if you are slim, the Japanese made and patterned stuff will fit you well, but the patterns are local for their locally made stuff made for the Japanese physique. I`ve found that a 52 shirt made in Japan and made overseas (Italy) is very different. The Japanese one is a much tighter fit, with slightly shorter sleeves. They use great cottons, but after a few washes I wish I had gone one size up. They max out at 52`s with occasional 54`s.