Luxe casual wear isn’t just for women anymore as more men’s wear labels are jumping on the bandwagon. The latest to hit our radars is Takuya Duncan which is based in New York but takes inspiration from two different yet stylish locations – Tokyo and the Hamptons.
Founded by fashion veterans and consultants Aaron Duncan and Takuya Suzuki, the brand combines elements of classic American sportswear with Japanese craftsmanship (a cachet that is becoming increasingly covetable especially in the men’s wear market). In Aaron’s words, it’s all about “East meets East End.”
Most of the pieces are designed to take you from the beach to dinner so expect plenty of luxe design details and a laidback vibe. The debut collection for spring/summer, features 14 staples such as sweats, hoodies and separates like shorts, shirts and silky cotton Tees. In keeping with the brand’s Zen vibe, the colour palette is predominantly neutral with shades of black, grey, beige and blue.
Must haves include the Maidstone Tailored Hoodie which can easily replace a jacket thanks to its modern, slim fit. Fortunately, it’s still made from French terrycloth so it’s super comfortable. Another favourite are the Montauk Pants which are based on a classic Japanese worker trouser. The style comes in various fabrics including a cotton sourced from a century old kimono factory in Japan, or a striped fabric made using an old dyeing and weaving technique called Kasuri.
Takuya Duncan is available to buy online at www.takuyaduncan.com