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By The Editors of GQ
Photographs by Jeremy Liebman
March 27, 2017
The only way to stand out in image-obsessed L.A. is to wear clothes so rare that nobody else can find ’em—which is why Magasin stocks only those clothes. Here, proprietor and professional cool-hunter Josh Peskowitz testifies to three of his store’s most coveted labels.
Eral 55: “Angelenos don’t pay enough attention to tailoring,” Peskowitz says. “Ermanno Lazzarin is a second-generation clothier and a vintage junkie. And since his jackets are made from deadstock fabric from his 100-year archive, each one is nearly one of a kind. We’re his only stockist in the world besides his own store on Corso Como in Milan.”

Camoshita: Magasin is also the only place in L.A. to buy clothes designed by Japanese menswear legend Yasuto Kamoshita, whom Peskowitz calls “one of the world’s best-dressed men. I wanna be him when I grow up. His collection is both very casual and very elegant. It feels regular, but it’s just slightly off.”

Yuketen: Much of what shoemaker Yuki Matsuda does is for export back to his native Japan. But “he creates special makeups of shoes for us,” Peskowitz says. It’s eccentric for sure: Look out for a woven sneaker with a black espadrille sole.