The creative director of Oceans, a Japanese fashion and style magazine, learned (almost) everything from his father, a third-generation tailor.
"My father, grandfather, and great-grandfather were tailors so I believe in the power of a proper silhouette. Even with jeans: I only wear indigo-blue Levi’s, which I have remade to fit my tastes. The man who does most of my suits is Mitsuru Strano in Nihonbashi, Tokyo." levi.com; strano.jp
"I look for pieces that present the essence of a brand. A cashmere sweater from Loro Piana, a white-gold Tiffany wedding band, a one-button, peaked-lapel tuxedo from Brioni." loropiana.com; tiffany.com; brioni.com
Best foot Forward
"Shoes must maintain the balance of an outfit. I don’t want anything with a very long nose or an overly squared toe. With jackets, I wear John Lobb or Edward Green. On vacation, a pair of Tod’s moccasins. And for sneakers, black Converse high-tops. My white bucks are from a brand called Walk-Over, which has unfortunately closed shop." johnlobb.com; edwardgreen.com. Tod’s moccasins, $425; tods.com. Converse high-tops, $42; converse.com.
All in the wrist
"Jewelry should fit what I call the TPO: time/place/occasion. In a classic suit, wearing anything other than my wedding ring would be nonsense. In casual settings I like my leather bracelet from Ralph Lauren, in Milan." ralph lauren.com (pictured bracelet is one of a kind)
"I purchased my leather bag at a hunting shop called Ravizza in Milan. It’s not a famous label, but it is high quality, masculine, and elegant." Leather tote, price upon request; 39-02/869-3853