Neutral GraySo light and easy to use that you'll want to carry it every day.
Kuramae, located near Asakusa, one of Tokyo's most popular downtown areas, is dotted with fashionable cafes and general merchandise stores and is also known as the "Brooklyn of Tokyo.
Neutral Grey's first directly-managed store is located in such a hot area. Located in a slightly secluded area off the main street, the store is clean and inorganic. The store is operated by Takaya Corporation, a long-established bag manufacturer established in 1953. Neutral Gray debuted as a so-called factory brand. With "simplicity, lightness, and made in Japan" as its keywords, the brand offers a lineup of bags and leather goods that you would want to carry every day. All of the items have sophisticated and simple designs that do not require any styling and are comfortable to use. The brand is supported mainly by mature women with an excellent sense of beauty who seek a style that is unique to them.
When you pick up the neutral gray bag, you will be surprised at how light it is. When asked, the designer says that even a large bag weighs less than 500 grams, the equivalent of a plastic bottle. The beauty and elegance of leather bags are their greatest appeal. On the other hand, one of their disadvantages is that they are heavy enough to stiffen one's shoulders. In order for people to want to carry them every day, this disadvantage must be eliminated. That is why Neutral Gray is so particular about lightness.
What makes this possible is the brand's iconic horse leather. Horses are athletic and have relatively little excess fat. This makes the leather light and thin. However, the strength of the leather is a concern, but horse leather is strong despite its thinness. In addition, the dense fibers of horsehide leather make it fine-grained and soft from the start. Although it has more scratches than cowhide, this is a natural feature of the leather. In other words, horsehide leather is an ideal leather that meets all the requirements of Neutral Grey.
The neutral color, which seems to embody the brand name, is also eye-catching. The final dyeing method differs depending on the color, but in general, the leather is finished in the natural makeup style. This results in clean colors that are not too assertive, and also leads to a lightness. In addition to standard colors such as black, gray, and silver-white, Neutral Gray also offers seasonal colors twice a year, in spring/summer and fall/winter. The company produces its products through repeated trial and error with tanners in Japan, with whom it is easy to communicate and convey a sense of color.
Since there are basically no major changes in the design of bags and other items, many fans look forward to seeing the season's limited edition colors. It should also be noted that the colors of "Husky" and "Jane," the brand's representative series, are linked. Incidentally, the former is made of horse leather, while the latter is made of canvas and other fabrics, allowing the wearer to enjoy different expressions depending on the material, even within the same color.
Comfort is sought after in fashion and in every other aspect of life these days. However, it would be a mistake to neglect design in the pursuit of comfort.
The design of these products should be light, comfortable, simple, yet playful, and able to elevate your styling. They are also carefully crafted by Japanese artisans. That is why you will want to carry it every day, and you can use it for a long time without being influenced by trends.
The Neutral Gray bag is the ideal bag for the modern age.
Clean and sophisticated design that matches any outfit
The Husky is a two-way tote bag that can be carried in any way you like, depending on your style and mood. It is a particularly popular model in the neutral gray lineup, and is well received for both work and holidays. The material is, of course, the brand's iconic horse leather. The leather is impregnated with wax, giving it a matte finish and a somewhat subdued, mature impression.
The contrast with the gold hardware is also a key point, creating a good sense of class in a simple design. The round handles with no visible seams are soft to the touch when gripping, and the concealed zipper on the back is designed to prevent metal from rubbing against clothing. The leather pulls on the double zippers of the main compartment not only make it easy to open and close, but also accentuate your outfit.
Neutral Gray Husky Tote Bag 2WAY
- Price (tax included)
- 26,400 yen