or Connect
Styleforum › Forums › Men's Style › Classic Menswear › shinjuku guys
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

shinjuku guys

post #1 of 15
Thread Starter 
perhaps one of our tokyo based members can add some insight to my query: what is the significance of the hoards of young men who seem to populate shinjuku district who all wear the same single breasted black suits, white open collared dress shirts, white leather dress shoes and carrying white umbrellas with all the same quasi-shag cut hair style? it's rather impressive en masse (not as fashionista as the harajuku district) but is it a calling card for something that i didn't understand?
post #2 of 15
I'll I gotta say is that the Japanese are not well known for moderation.
post #3 of 15
Man... I don't ever think us Americans will EVER understand those Japanese.
post #4 of 15
Well, if there are hoardes of them, at least you know SOME people think it looks good
post #5 of 15
Speaking of Japanese guys, I've been meaning to scan a few pictures from Fruits for you. Hey mister. I am COWBOY... get it? Hey Alex Kabbaz, can you shorten these sleeves? He's almost got it right; If only we could get this guy to polish his EG's every once in a while...
post #6 of 15
I LOVE Fruits. Me and my friend will sit and look at those for hours. They're so neat, even when the styles are completely absurd.
post #7 of 15
Quote:
perhaps one of our tokyo based members can add some insight to my query: what is the significance of the hoards of young men who seem to populate shinjuku district who all wear the same single breasted black suits, white open collared dress shirts, white leather dress shoes and carrying white umbrellas with all the same quasi-shag cut hair style? it's rather impressive en masse (not as fashionista as the harajuku district) but is it a calling card for something that i didn't understand?
Do you have a picture, hermes?  I go through Shinjuku 2-3 times a week and haven't seen them. I have seen quite a few hosts looking for clients. Male hosts sorta fit the description. Bic
post #8 of 15
I think Janpanese is the only race who loves to bring fantasy to life. Just look at their anime, city buildings, gadgets, etc ..
post #9 of 15
Quote:
I think Janpanese is the only race who loves to bring fantasy to life. Just look at their anime, city buildings, gadgets, etc ..
Everyone likes to make dreams into reality. I know I do. As for Fruits
post #10 of 15
Thread Starter 
bic i haven't developed my film yet and although i wasn't brave enough to blatently ask them to pose, my wife may have captured them taking a streetscape pic in the two weeks i was there, i went to shinjuku likely 6 times and each time they were there, amassed mostly on the sidewalks just outside of shinjuku station, the northwest entrance i believe (if you were to walk from the corner of shinjuku-dori and meiji-dori where isetan and mitsukoshi are and walk towards shinjuku station, that area of the station before the train track overpass - not the side where keio and odakyu are) anyway, my initial thought was young yakuza recruits but now that i think about it, there were at least a few women milling about - maybe escorts are correct then
post #11 of 15
Not exactly escorts... these guys are typically working for some sort of bar/club/service. Some explicitly try to recruit girls to work for dating services, etc.. others might actually be 'hosts' which is a form of escort, but only work at a specific club. I believe there was an article in Forbes about 'the top' Japanese host who made over $1 million a year. He wasn't even that good looking, but I bet he could flatter women like there's no tomorrow Anyhow, the suits are rented from their company I've heard. As for the white umbrellas, those are everywhere in Japan because they are cheap and disposable. I personally have 3.
post #12 of 15
Thread Starter 
gatsby thank you for your reply it makes total sense now
post #13 of 15
Quote:
bic i haven't developed my film yet and although i wasn't brave enough to blatently ask them to pose, my wife may have captured them taking a streetscape pic in the two weeks i was there, i went to shinjuku likely 6 times and each time they were there, amassed mostly on the sidewalks just outside of shinjuku station, the northwest entrance i believe (if you were to walk from the corner of shinjuku-dori and meiji-dori where isetan and mitsukoshi are and walk towards shinjuku station, that area of the station before the train track overpass - not the side where keio and odakyu are) anyway, my initial thought was young yakuza recruits but now that i think about it, there were at least a few women milling about - maybe escorts are correct then
They do sound like hosts to me, though all of them in white shoes sounds a bit odd. I'd agree with Gatsby on the umbrellas though. You can buy cheap vinyl umbrellas at convenience stores for $10 or so, and I would imagine that many of the host clubs have piles of them. I understand that the young hosts are sent out to drum up business and develp a client base. Perhaps they were handing out little leaflets and/or inviting women to come in and enjoy their club. Here are some photos of fellas that look like hosts to me: http://images.search.yahoo.co.jp/bin....1&to=15 http://www.jjm.w3lab.com/00man....i-f.htm http://www.jjm.w3lab.com/00man....1-p.htm http://www.jjm.w3lab.com/00man/aichi...rgo/ohga-f.htm http://www.jjm.w3lab.com/00man....o-f.htm
post #14 of 15
Holy crap... if I was addicted to methamphetamines and decided to put on massive amounts of eyeliner, I could show these bastards up any day of the week. I miss high school.
post #15 of 15
Thread Starter 
pic #1 is the hair style spot on pic #4 is a good representation the white leather shoes is what stuck in my mind the most as it was so "fascinatingly" odd but matched so well with the white umbrellas ...... no leaflets that i can recall although women kept handing me kleenex packs with escort ads on them thanks again for your help
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Classic Menswear
Styleforum › Forums › Men's Style › Classic Menswear › shinjuku guys