When we’re in the Japanese capital, there’s one bar we always return to – the 1970s timewarp and unbeatable cocktails of the Brillant Bar at the Keio Plaza. Where better to showcase a few new pieces from our favourite retailers, accessorised with a round of whisky highballs?
Some things are better left alone and the Brillant Bar in the Keio Plaza Hotel is one of them. Located in Tokyo’s Shinjuku district and built in 1971, the Keio Plaza is one of the city’s biggest hotels with nearly 1,500 guest rooms and two dozen bars, lounges and restaurants. The Brillant is the hotel’s main drinking venue, with proper, jacketed service that grown-ups will appreciate. Settle into an armchair and order a Whisky Highball, the whisky and soda cocktail that’s currently having its own revival in Tokyo.
Jacket by Comme des Garçons, shirt by Engineered Garments, trousers by Bottega Veneta, vintage watch by Seiko from Gaku, glasses by Oliver Peoples
Jacket by Gucci, shirt by Hackett, cardigan by Comme des Garçons Homme, trousers by Anatomica, boots by Russell Moccasin for Nepenthes, vintage watch by Seiko from Gaku, glasses by Oliver Peoples
Jacket by Loro Piana, knitted waistcoat by Giuliano Fujiwara, shirt by Anatomica, trousers by Harrods, vintage watch by Seiko from Gaku, glasses (just seen, on table) by Oliver Peoples
Jacket by Hackett, shirt by G-Star, trousers by Incotex for United Arrows, tie by Diva, vintage watch by Seiko from Gaku, boots by Russell Moccasin for Nepenthes, glasses by Oliver Peoples
Jacket (on chair) by Hackett, jumper by Bottega Veneta, trousers by GTA for Beams F, bag by A.P.C., glasses by Oliver Peoples
Jacket and shirt both by Bottega Veneta, trousers by Harrods, shoes by Mark McNairy New Amsterdam for Engineered Garments