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Leather Belt - Hender Scheme


Do it once and do it well

The bedrock of Ryo Kashiwaki’s brand is a very Japanese disposition towards quality and endurance and an experimentation with Sandra Bem’s  ‘gender scheme’ – in other words, doing away with conventional gender-based fashion. “Instead of saying, ‘these are shoes for men and these are shoes for ladies,’ I wanted to be able to make something unisex, and have full sizes for both,” Ryo has said. “If it’s more concerned with colour or (design) lines, then I don’t think there is a need for these elements to be determined by gender.”        

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Hender Scheme

A psychology major-turned-cobbler, Ryo Kashiwazaki is an artisan leather craftsman with a cult-like following around the globe.  With his team of 13 artisans across Tokyo and Kobe, Ryo balances human hands with machines to create a collection of shoes, bags and the famous ‘hommage’ collection - leather recreations of the iconic sneakers of our time.  Meet him in our journal.


Gift wrapped
109cm long
3cm wide


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