Last night, Brooks Brothers celebrated its 40th anniversary of being in Japan with a special runway show in Tokyo — a first for the 201-year-old brand. The company was the first American clothing brand to enter the Japanese market in 1979, and has since expanded to 83 locations across the country.
The show featured 60 looks for men and women, including pieces by Zac Posen, the creative director of the womenswear collection. Everything from sportswear to evening wear was on display. Tweed and corduroy abounded, as did classic outerwear pieces like parkas and trenches. The collection was emblematic of the preppy aesthetic the brand is known for — tailored blazers, slacks, and cardigans from any of the looks could be mixed and matched with ease.
Baseball was also a major source of inspiration and as such, Brooks Brothers hosted the show — and its 500 guests — at Tokyo’s Meijijingu Gaien national stadium complex. Models, some of whom donned baseball caps and tees, walked the bases to a soundtrack influenced by songs from 1979. See all the looks below.