I remember the first time I saw a pair of Yuketen’s in a Japanese magazine. I was instantly hooked and put on the war-path to find them. I was eventually turned on to them via a friend, and haven’t looked back. I’ve covered Yuketen a few times over the last year, but I finally got to see the full range up close and personal at the menswear mega trade-show, Capsule.
Seeing the different suedes and leathers adorned with pristine eyelets and any sole you could name made me want to grab a chair to try on every single pair. Crepe? Red-Brick? Gum? They have all of that and much more in the world of soles. Chukka’s? Bluchers? Camps? I could go on and on about every colorway, sole, or style, but I’ll let the products speak for themselves.
Besides the endless line of moccasins, the bags that I have recently become acquainted with are just as beautiful in craftsmanship and design as their footwear counter parts. To end, a very special group of designers and reps that take this on. Can’t say enough good things about what they have going on. Can’t wait to see more in the future.