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Japanese fashion ideas/trends

Chipi

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Actually, I read the topic on fake see-through skirts, and got the inspiration to build up a topic just for any japanese fashion ideas.

Whatツエs popular among people (I guess mostly people from 15-30), what are the new things going around, the most crazy ideas you've seen? internet sites perhaps? Pictures?tips?Just _anything_ from the field?

I don't want to have the unwanted name of a snob etc, at least I don't feel like I would be one, I'm just curious on the matter...and I think that's understandable, since I'm studying the stuff, and I'm pretty open-minded on clothing myself :emoji_wink:
 

Iron Chef

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Personally, I never understood the aesthetic appeal of "loose socks" worn by so many girls although I suppose it makes sense in the winter to keep warm. That and the whole "in one year out the next" tanning craze a lot of people were into for awhile. Interestingly enough, the opposite appears to be true now with many people opting for cosmetic skin whiteners for a more pasty look lol, go figure.

*Shudders at the thought of seeing anymore bronzed girls wearing gaudy neon blue eyeshadow*

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I am still not accustomed to the girls who wear skirts over their jeans. I admit on some girls it doesn`t look half bad, but a lot of the time it is pretty much an eye sore. Also, what`s up with the Shibuya/Harjuku style clothes? They are like all asymetrical and mismatched in colors. That is pretty messed up if you ask me, but that`s just my opinion. Then you have like the totally thuged out guys who are wearing doo-rags, and sporting the chains. It`s like dude, your not a gansta, so quit trying to be one, because you can`t be one. Then you got, the Kogaeru girls, all tanned and wearing short skirts(and I mean short). The funny thing about living in Tokyo is that no matter how cold it gets here in Tokyo, you still have these girls that are wearing short skirts. The scenery never dies here in Tokyo, that`s for sure!:D
 

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Yeah, I forgot about stubborn girls refusing to give up their summertime outfits even in the heart of winter just to be trendy 8-p. Sapporo is even worse with all the snowfall and blowing winds yet it never fails to amaze me to see some poor girl in a mini trudging along through a two-foot drift. Strange indeed.
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den4

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some trends in fashion seem to challenge the common sense of young people....
ie: funky boots and shoes with them big, thick soles.....
or the super long scarves that have managed to strangle some unfortunate ones......

others, like the ganguro or those that insist on wearing engrish on their t-shirts are of questionable judgment in taste as well as personal safety....when they visit other countries.....

but it's interesting how fast the trends change in J-land.....almost like the PR folks are having severe Attention Deficit Disorders.... :p
 

Keiichi

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Originally posted by ragedaddy
I am still not accustomed to the girls who wear skirts over their jeans. I admit on some girls it doesn`t look half bad, but a lot of the time it is pretty much an eye sore.
I found that kind of true. It kind of makes people look like they're doing street ballet. Either stick with just jeans or just skirt.
 

Chipi

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Originally posted by den4
some trends in fashion seem to challenge the common sense of young people....
ie: funky boots and shoes with them big, thick soles.....

..hey, are you talking about me ?? :clap:

Anyways, I have browsed through this book called "fruits" so many times, and I am still amazed about all the crazy ideas those youngsters seem to have. I also get an inspiration from them, just from some small things etc. If anyone knows the book, is the scenery from a normal Japanese street looking the same? Is it as wacky and colourful?

In a way I think I'd much better fit into a Japanese street sometimes, than among these Finnish grey mice..
I like to shake the minds of people sometimes, I admire the courage to use new ideas and people doing some own new thinking...that's why I think the local super-conservative clothing style is really boring and too common. I'm the bad behaving brat on my class I guess (I study clothing) :emoji_stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:
 

den4

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As long as you don't strangle yourself with long scarves, cause accidental mayhem wearing foot-long soles on your boots because you couldn't reach the brakes in time, or do any other activities in fashion that make you a contender for the Darwin Awards, hey, more power to you... :emoji_grinning:

"In a way I think I'd much better fit into a Japanese street sometimes, than among these Finnish grey mice.. "

Hey, what's wrong with mice? You know they are running the Great Experiment, don't you? :emoji_grinning:
 
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