Name: Shogo Koike

Current job title/ position: CLUTCH Magazine Senior Vice Editor

Specialty and Expertise: Works for Japanese Magazine “Lightning Magazine” and “CLUTCH Magazine” for the last 20 years. Covers stories ranging from Vintage Denim, Work wear and Japanese Denim.

Your favorite denim store in the world: “My favorite place for Japanese denim shopping is Harajuku, Japan as there are so many Japanese denim stores, and for vintage clothing shopping I love Koenji or Shimokitazawa.”

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Shogo started working for Lightning Magazine while in college in 1997 by 2007, he had been made a chief editor of Lightning Magazine. In 2014, he joined Clutch Magazine and become a senior vice editor. He covers stories about American Heritage Culture, Lifestyle (vintage denim, work wear and car culture etc) and Japanese denim for about 20 years.

Now he is spends his time gathering materials and content not only in Japan and the U.S.A. but also all over the world.

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Trend forecaster, denim designer, industry journalist and author of Denim Dudes.