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I was in Jakarta for a few days so I checked out some of the menswear stores in a country with a vibrant retail scene. One of the stores I visited was otoko which means “men” in Japanese. Opened in the latter half of 2012, it is a store designed to fill the gap in Indonesia’s menswear scene. The shop is located far away from the shopping malls in an upscale residential-turned-commercial district in the southern part of the city.

The brands they carry have been carefully selected and I like what I am seeing so far. For clothing there’s Norse Projects, Gitman Brothers, Oliver Spencer and Engineered Garments. For footwear they carry Mark McNairy, Buttero and Yuketen. For accessories you have Anderson’s, Yoshida Porter, Makr Carry Goods and Uniform Wares. Indonesian men no longer need to venture outside their country or buy online to get these brands. They can take comfort in knowing that these brands are available in their country at otoko.

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otoko is located at Jl. Cipete Raya no. 55H, Jakarta 12410, Indonesia.

otoko is now located at Basement Fairgrounds, Lot 14 SCBD, JL Jend. Sudirman, Kav 52-53, Jakarta, Indonesia.