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The casual clothes shop BLUE BLUE KANDA was opened in October 2017 in Jimbocho, where second-hand bookshops line the streets. Inside, visitors can find casual items, such as denim jeans and Oxford shirts, that can be worn for a long time, are easy to mix and match, and are not dependent on the latest fashion trends.
BLUE BLUE KANDA is located a five-minute walk from Jimbocho Station on the Tokyo Metro. The storefront displays a number of authentic items that work well with both formal and casual styles.
Ever since it was first released in 1995, the Stretch Fraise T-shirt (5,500 yen) has been a long-selling item popular with everyone regardless of age or sex. It stands out for having both sturdy, thick fabric and a stretchy, comfortable feel that isn’t constricting. The shirt is recognizable for the brand initial, “H,” embroidered on its sleeve. In addition to the classic white, black, navy, and gray, it has also been released in a wide variety of other color variations. Apart from long sleeves, the shirt also comes in half- and short-sleeves, meaning it can be worn to match the season. The shirt fittingly hugs one’s body lines, so the shop recommends pairing it with jeans and casual wear to exude nonchalant style.
The classic Light Denim Old School Western Shirt (26,000 yen) is an item that oozes with presence, with the unique unevenness and wornness of its denim serving to mimic the style of altered fashion, as though the wearer has long-worn the shirt while making adjustments to it here and there. The shirt is also exciting to take care of, as the longer it is worn, the softer its fabric becomes, and the more comfortable it is on the skin. Wearers can pair it with a casual jacket overtop to achieve an urban style. It also styles well with military pants or work pants.
The storefront also offers several jeans that use original denim. Visitors can find jeans in a variety of styles, from those made with washed denim to repaired jeans. There are also T-shirts and bandanas featuring the BLUE BLUE KANDA logo available exclusively in-shop.
If you are looking for casual clothing items to wear for a long time to come, how about trying some from BLUE BLUE KANDA, which you can continue wearing regardless of the latest trends?