Building on founder Kimono Yamato’s wealth of experience, Y. & Sons is a bespoke tailor that promotes a mix-and-match approach to incorporating kimonos and traditional Japanese menswear into everyday outfits.

Rather than simply promoting conventional kimono styles, the shop adds a contemporary twist to its exclusive order-made wares through a lineup of collaborations and accessories — from performance outerwear to modern shirting and leather slippers.

This distinctive take on styling is captured in the outfits of the staff themselves, who can guide you through the various styles and fabrics in search of pieces that complement your style, rather than rearrange it.

The shop’s unique fusion of new and old extends to the surrounding streets, where the 8th century Kanda Shrine and longstanding retailers are just a short trip from the lights and bustle of Akihabara.