When it comes to menswear, Japan and America are mutually obsessed with one another, with a never-ending exchange of ideas and styles.

It’s only in more recent years that menswear in America has come to reflect styles in Japan, as stores in New York and Los Angeles are increasingly stocked with Japanese brands and magazines that range from the well-known to the obscure, the traditional to the avant-garde.

Before that, though, inspiration tended to flow from America to Japan, giving birth to a rather peculiar—in name, at least—aesthetic: Japanese Americana.

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