JBS, as it is known to devout fans and locals, houses an impressive array of vintage and contemporary jazz vinyl. With over 10,000 records lining the wall cabinet, music is sleeved and alphabetised by instrument. Open 7 days a week, owner Kobayashi-san works there alone serving coffees & teas during the day, beers & spirits in the evening while playing records. His dedication is unique. It makes JBS the perfect inspiration for Reception’s capsule collection. The brand continues to explore iconic venues and eateries the world over - shining light on these subcultural bastions and immortalising them amongst clothing culture. The artisan quality of the capsule collection is created in partnership with Tokyo-based artist Mayumi Yamase.
For the lookbook, the brand asked photographer friends on the ground in Tokyo to visit the iconic JBS bar, meeting with its founder and owner Kobayashi-San. He appears throughout the space, wearing tees emblazoned with his namesake bar. Grainy portraiture is mixed with the collection’s artwork - creating a dynamic image set that echoes the soft tone of jazz. Shop the JBS Summer Capsule Collection and Reception S.C. HERE