Designed by Takeshi Osumi and Yuichi Yoshii, Mr. Gentlemen delivers bold color with a cool factor.
For spring, the designers worked a resort-friendly mood with notice-me suits — jackets over shorts or long pants in vibrant emerald and coral. A more literal interpretation of the theme came in a jacket embroidered with an image of a Mediterranean seaside hamlet. The collection also featured sporty twists on tailoring, such as hoods or mesh pockets on shirts.
While such looks might not appeal to the investment banker set, young Japanese guys are generally more open to colorful clothes and brash patterns than a lot of other men. Still, even they might steer clear of the leathers, particularly a sleeveless jacket and shorts in lavender — tough for even the ubercool to pull off.