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post #16 of 72
After wearing the strict school uniforms all week, it's no wonder Japanese kids get crazy when it comes to personal sartorial expression. I loved watching the Harajuku kids hanging out by Yoyogi Park on weekends, the best people watching I've ever done.
post #17 of 72
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Originally Posted by Get Smart
After wearing the strict school uniforms all week, it's no wonder Japanese kids get crazy when it comes to personal sartorial expression. I loved watching the Harajuku kids hanging out by Yoyogi Park on weekends, the best people watching I've ever done.

Totally, and conveniently located near Great tonkatsu, window shopping, and one of my favorite parks!
post #18 of 72
wow, what a great site! it's a trip seeing how everyone dresses. but damn, are there any minorities?

-Jeff
post #19 of 72
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Originally Posted by gamelan
wow, what a great site! it's a trip seeing how everyone dresses. but damn, are there any minorities?

-Jeff


Huh?
post #20 of 72
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Originally Posted by gamelan
wow, what a great site! it's a trip seeing how everyone dresses. but damn, are there any minorities?
This is Finland we're talking about.
post #21 of 72
Dude look at the fades on this guy's jeans! http://www.hel-looks.com/?p=image/ar...8/20060528_01/ Love the raw blacks.
post #22 of 72
Brian, c'mon man, why did you edit Kent's post? I liked the fact that Sweden annexed Finland.
post #23 of 72
I'm definitely a fan of the hel-looks site. While it's not exactly ground-breaking fashion, I love the sense of identity you get from some of the people if you pay attention to details. What you would normally pass by in a blur tells quite the story if you keep your eyes open. I'll probably get flamed till I die for saying this but that kind of Japanese fashion makes me feel like I'm in a half-assed amusement park. Sure it's odd and different but it amounts the same to me as getting dressed in a pitch-black costume closet.
post #24 of 72
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Originally Posted by whodini
I'll probably get flamed till I die for saying this but that kind of Japanese fashion makes me feel like I'm in a half-assed amusement park. Sure it's odd and different but it amounts the same to me as getting dressed in a pitch-black costume closet.

I guess you could say that... there is quite a bit more to it than dressing up in bright/dark/strange clothing though. Its sort of hard to explain, but its kind of like a social club for these kids, and to some extent, an appreciation for the history and spirit of the look they are trying to emulate, or pay homage to. Many times its an all-consuming hobby, the search for the perfect embroidery, or a rare Sex Pistols pin, or whatever.

The "babydoll and lolita", the "punk and/or British", the "goth" (sometimes mixes with the lolita), the "dandy", the "kawaii (or 'cute'), the "military or nautical", "rockabilly or retro",and "ethnic" factions are all trying to communicate something different about themselves through their dress, while at the same time rebelling against the boring and horrible lack of sartorial variety of the corporate salariman, who's boxy, ill fitting (cheap) suits, horrible ties, grungy white shirts, and scuffed, black shoes make up most of the adult male population of the metropolitan areas.

In many ways, we are trying to do the same things here at SF, with our disdain for sack suits, and fused garments, and the championing of bespoke... They are like our strange foriegn siblings. I think that maybe we should reach out and embrace the spirit of their struggle! Unfortunately the only one here who looks good in a babydoll dress is Fok.

post #25 of 72
Another babydoll -
LL
post #26 of 72
The sagging, slouchy ass with tubelike legs denim is a repetitive pattern in these pictures. I don't think a pair of jeans can get uglier than that.
These looks are mostly japanese finnish bastard child, these people probably have too much time on their hands living on welfare or something...
An most women on the pictures are ugly or overweight.

!luc
post #27 of 72
Thread Starter 
I agree... many ppl in the posts don't look good and are def. over weight but they all have an interesting distinctive sense of style and it's quite interesting to browse through the site. It's got some cool looks !
post #28 of 72
i liked the stockholm style blog better. helsinkians just seem like modern hippies.
post #29 of 72
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Originally Posted by nomovement
i liked the stockholm style blog better. helsinkians just seem like modern hippies.

Thats maybe the best compliment I've read from this thread so far!

Finns have always been more like gangsters of fashion compared to swedes...
post #30 of 72
You can get a better sense of a wide variety of Japanese styles from this site:
http://www.style-arena.jp/index_e.htm

and here:
http://translate.google.com/translat...l%3Den%26lr%3D
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