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Poll: How do Japanese girls like men to dress?

CA_Wix

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Of course this is different for everyone, but I was wondering if the Japanese women of this forum could chime in.

For example, if you were going on a first date with someone what is important? What do you like to see him wearing? Casual? Formal?

In USA we are very casual, so just a nice polo shirt and jeans (and maybe baseball hat?) is usually fine for a first date (among mid to lower 20 something year olds).

I am very aware that I am in a different place and different opinions about what is "cool" and what is "frightening" is different.

Also any tips about what to do would be great. I am bringing her an omiyage from Fuji.

(you can read our history from the "Was it something I said" forum"

Thanks in advance. You guys are great!

WiX
 

Gackt21

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Of course this is different for everyone, but I was wondering if the Japanese women of this forum could chime in.
For example, if you were going on a first date with someone what is important? What do you like to see him wearing? Casual? Formal?
In USA we are very casual, so just a nice polo shirt and jeans (and maybe baseball hat?) is usually fine for a first date (among mid to lower 20 something year olds).
I am very aware that I am in a different place and different opinions about what is "cool" and what is "frightening" is different.
Also any tips about what to do would be great. I am bringing her an omiyage from Fuji.
(you can read our history from the "Was it something I said" forum"
Thanks in advance. You guys are great!
WiX

I like kind of a mix between Casual and Formal. Just dress nicely is what like. You don't have to look like a model or anything, just be yourself. I would say dress to impress but feel free to put yourself into those looks.

Being yourself is cool for me. Don't try to be more or less than yourself.
 

Kinsao

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Well, I'm not Japanese, but I have read on here and in some other places that Japanese culture in general favours a greater sense of 'style' for guys than some other countries e.g. England, US... so maybe it's a good idea to err rather more on the 'smart' side, not going overboard, still being yourself of course :p but a little bit more than most basic 'casual'.

For example the Italian men have generally a greater sense of style than English... (I'm not trying to single out Japanese people... it just varies depending on the country.)

It is always better to look a little 'too smart' than end up feeling scruffy :p I am sure she will appreciate it, it's good to look like you've made an effort for a first date, then you can relax more next time around :) (also it depends where you are going, more casual for the zoo than a restaurant!)
 
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