HENDER SCHEME | A Conversation with Ryo Kashiwazaki
On a warm fall day in Tokyo, we embark on on a long subway ride towards Inari-cho station. Located on a quiet street in the Asakusa district of Tokyo, the Hender Scheme
atelier unassumingly fits right into its surroundings amid the craftsmen and factories of traditional Japanese industry the area is known for. As we enter the rustic wooden door of the atelier, we are greeted warmly by Ryo and his associate. Realizing it’s noon, Ryo suggests that we all go for lunch at the local soba restaurant. Over some noodles, we sit and chat for a good hour about a wide range of topics. After getting to know Ryo, one gets a sense that this soft-spoken young man has the insight, work philosophy, and integrity well beyond his years.
Whether its homewares or sneakers, a Hender Scheme product gives you the impression that it was designed with the utmost attention to detail with importance placed on longevity and high-quality craftsmanship. With a design emphasis on creating beautiful, hand crafted leather products that age with character and individuality, Ryo goes against the traditional notion of discarding items as they age. There is a certain satisfaction and appreciation derived from wearing a pair of Hender Scheme
sneakers for an extended period of time, slowly observing the way they develop a life and character of their user.
The latest items from Japanese fashion house COMME des GARÇONS’ sub-label COMME des GARÇONS WALLET
have arrived at HAVEN. Included are 2 new series of the popular small leather goods in Classic Line Red & Brown along with their ”Pattern B” Embossed Leather series; all in 4 distinct silhouettes. As expected from the quality accessories purveyors, each handmade accessory is crafted from supple cowhide and is adorned with matching zipper pulls and debossed gold brand stamping throughout. Shop these latest items, available now online. SEE MORE