Brand: Hender Scheme
Age: 29

Hender Scheme of Japan launched in 2010 when Ryo Kashiwazaki was a ripe 23 years old. He has gone on record to say that he wasn’t sure if the leather accessory and shoe brand was ready, but boy are we sure glad he decided to go through with it. Now we have some of the most covetable shoes available; takeoffs of athletic sneaker classics reinterpreted in full, raw leather that patina with age to perfection. Getting your hands on a pair of Hender Schemes now is a key signifier that you’ve made it in the fashion and style world, all thanks to now 27-year-old Kashiwazaki.