HERENESS STYLE 23FW in ASAKUSA
Bartender Soran Nomura and model Yumi Ikeno wear HERENESS everyday clothes in Asakusa.
Bartender Soran Nomura modelled HERENESS' everyday wear, the " UNDERCURRENT JACKET〉 and 〈UNDERCURRENT PANTS〉, and Yumi Ikeno, who moddeled running wear, the 〈AIRLY COTTON T-SHIRT〉and 〈AIRLY COTTON TANK〉are both usually based in the west side of Tokyo, but have a close connection with the Asakusa and Kuramae neighbourhoods. Let's unravel these ties as we walk together through this nostalgic yet new part of Tokyo's East Side.
Nakamise Street, Senso-ji
Senso-ji is named after the benevolent Kannon (Goddess of Mercy), who was pulled out of the Sumida River by fishermen. Many people visit the temple to seek its blessings, but it has recently become especially busy with tourists from all over the world. For this reason, we recommend visiting Senso-ji in the morning. In the daytime, Nakamise Street is crowded, but you can see the true face of this city early in the morning.
〈SUGARCANE KAPOK JACKET〉 is a light and warm jacket made from plant padding. The jacket can be worn with HERENESS〈UNDERCURRENT PANTS 〉 and 〈SUGARCANE LONG PANTS 〉made from the same material as the jacket.
SUGARCANE KAPOK JACKET（MEN）¥25,300 Color : BLACK Size : L
UNDERCURRENT PANTS ¥17,600 Color : INK BLACK Size : L
SUGARCANE KAPOK JACKET（WOMEN）¥25,300 Color : ICE GLAY Size : M
SUGARCANE LONG PANTS（WOMEN）¥16,500 Color : OLIVE GREEN Size : M
After a morning stroll along Nakamise Street, Soran and Yumi arrived at 〈FUGLEN ASAKUSA〉. It opens from 8am, so fill up on speciality coffee and Norwegian-style waffles. In fact, Yumi used to work at 〈FUGLEN〉 in Tomigaya. We had a lot of fun chatting with the staff at the shop about the old days.
〈REAL WOOL WIND JACKET〉is a windbreaker made of rare wool with a high-density weave that provides solid wind protection. It has a clean look that is easy to use in everyday life and goes well with high-gauge knitwear.
REAL WOOL WIND JACKET（MEN）¥22,000 Color : INK BLACK Size : L
THE SPORTY SWEATER ¥27,500 Color : BROWN Size : L
UNDERCURRENT PANTS ¥17,600 Color : LIGHT BEIGE Size : L
THE SPORTY SWEATER ¥27,500 Color : INK BLACK Size : S
UNDERCURRENT PANTS ¥17,600 Color : INK BLACK Size : S
〈THE SPORTY SWEATER〉has a fine, close-knit weave that gives it a smooth feel and an elegant appearance. Match it with the loose silhouette of 〈UNDERCURRENT PANTS〉for a relaxed look.
Tokyo Riverside Distillery
A short walk from Asakusa takes you to the 〈Tokyo Riverside Distillery〉 in the Kuramae area. This distillery is run by Ethical Spirits, which produces craft gin and other products using under-utilised ingredients. At the counter facing the sidewalk, you can smell the gin and find the flavour you like. The inside of the distillery, which we were shown exeptionally, was filled with a rich herbal fragrance.
The perfect cropped length of the 〈CALM TOP〉balances well with the tapered 〈SUGARCANE LONG PANTS〉as well as the leggings style. The stretchy material and loose silhouette allows you to enjoy layering.
CALM TOP(WOMEN) ¥8,800 Color : ICE GLAY Size : M
SUGARCANE LONG PANTS（WOMEN） ¥16,500 Color : BLACK Size : M
〈REAL WOOL FLEECE〉made from merino wool, is very warm and the wool texture smakes a huge difference from synthetic fleeces.
REAL WOOL FLEECE（MEN）¥25,300 Color : GLACIER GRAY Size : L
The last stop is at Soran's NOMURA SHOTEN in Misuji. This is a place where you can enjoy the encounter with sake carefully selected through the eyes of Soran, who has seen the world. Sake, wine, craft beer, spirits and other genres of alcoholic beverages are all lined up in a curiously unified manner. Yumi was interested in Niida Honke's Shizen Shu Junmai Genshu Barrel Stored Sake, which was recommended by Soran. Here you can enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime encounter with rare sake.
The surprisingly lightweight 〈CALM JACKET〉can be worn as relaxed workwear. The loose silhouette of the larger size, in ICE GREY, will also add a touch of elegance.
CALM JACKET（MEN）¥12,000 Color : ICE GRAY Size : L
The coral orange of the 〈LIGHT STRETCH PACKABLE JACKET〉stands out from the black one-tone-outfit. 〈Econyl®︎ LONG TIGHTS〉, with its soft, comfortable fabric, can be easily incorporated into everyday use when combined with the 〈REAL WOOL FLEECE〉, with its moderate length and volume for a sense of comfort.
REAL WOOL FLEECE（WOMEN）¥25,300 Color : BLACK Size : S
Econyl®︎ LONG TIGHTS(WOMEN)¥9,900 Color : BLACK Size : M
Light stretch packable jacket (reference product)