If you love minimalism then Japan is a destination that should top your travel wish list. A less-is-more sensibility cultivates pared-back statement pieces in design, craft and fashion.
For sleek and graphic clothing that will make you stand out from the pack in Tokyo (in a subtle way, of course), check out local label Minotaur, known for smart yet relaxed, all-weather, high-performance men’s clobber, including darkly desirable outerwear (we love the lean, hooded black Waterproof Stretch M-65 coat).
Minotaur’s first accessories outlet M.U.G (Minotaur Urban Gear) offers elegant, timeless classics. The range features an urban-minimalist selection of made-in-Japan goods including utilitarian rucksacks, functional totes in collab with cult bag-maker Porter, and apparel from Minotaur’s innovative technology-inspired I/O collection.
Sneaker fetishists will discover their happy place, with clean-lined Less canvas trainers up for grabs. The artisanal footwear, created with MoonStar, ditches laces and lace holes for a raw, artsy look, with a thick, soft sole and rounded toe cap, available in black and white, navy and white, or purist all white.
Alongside cleverly designed weekender bags and a briefcase, the collection includes natty accessories from a textured, black leather wallet and tactile coin case to a simple leather key holder. Perfect for modern hipanistas on the go!
M.U.G / 1-22-3 Aobadai / Meguro-ku / +81 3 6303 3717 / 1-8pm daily / minotaur.co.jp