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Big Shipment of Japanese Porno Just Arrived

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by GusW, Jul 1, 2008.

  1. Dragon

    Dragon Well-Known Member

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    I'm very curious about the target demographics for these Japanese publications. Mostly toward foreign expatriates and non-Japanese Westerners who could care less about the print? The watch magazines make sense as I know several local deep-pocket collectors (All Japanese and two Taiwanese) but for the most part Japanese tourists I've encountered in the US do not normally sport Lobb and TA shirts. The women seem more high scale though.

    They don`t target foreigners or expatriates at all. These type of magazines are all for 30s and up men with a little extra money. I understand that the image of a typical Japanese is the tourist with the camera hanging down the neck, but in reality they are much more fashion conscious that the typical American.

    The men spend just as much as women on all the brands like LV, Hermes, Gucci, etc., helping to make Japan the #1 market for these lux brands. That leaves a lot of space for the brands like Lobb, TA, etc. to get their share of the lucrative Japanese pie.

    Even all the the popular bespoke tailors from Naples that are mentioned here visit Japan on a regular bases to service their Japanese clients. Outside of Naples, Japan is the #1 market for all of these tailors. Some even have stores in Japan (like Rubinacci, Pirozzi, etc.). Of course, all the Kiton, Attolini guys have many stores and visit too.

    I wonder if there is anything you can`t buy in Japan in terms of bespoke goods, men`s clothing type of stuff.

    Another mag worth adding to the list is UOMO. Not as classic as the others, but still good to browse through the pics. If you like to mix more fashion forward stuff with classic, then this mag is actually perfect.
     
  2. stickonatree

    stickonatree Well-Known Member

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    i'm also interested in the price of these magazines.
     
  3. Lel

    Lel Well-Known Member

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    I want them in English.

    Badly.

    =(
     
  4. Coho

    Coho Well-Known Member

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    Lel,

    who's the chick in your avatar? Very sexy legs.

    I want them in English.

    Badly.

    =(
     
  5. Lel

    Lel Well-Known Member

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    Beats me, some Beirut cover. Decided I needed an avatar, happened to be listening to that at the time.
     
  6. Lel

    Lel Well-Known Member

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    Sorry for the double post but you know what I just realized?

    Somewhere out there, Japanese styleforum must exist [​IMG]
     
  7. Trojanman74

    Trojanman74 Well-Known Member

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    price to get mens ex and leon shipped from japan to conus?
     
  8. amerikajinda

    amerikajinda Well-Known Member

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    price to get mens ex and leon shipped from japan to conus?
    It's a little expensive -- for two magazines, expect to pay about $45 shipped. Items: ¥ 1,486 Shipping & Handling: ¥ 3,300 [​IMG] Order Total: ¥ 4,786 MEN'S EX (メンズ・イーエックス) 2008年 07月号 [雑誌] ¥ 743 - Quantity: 1 - 在庫あり Condition: new Sold by: Amazon.com Int'l Sales, Inc. Gift options None [​IMG]LEON (レオン) 2008年 07月号 [雑誌] ¥ 743 - Quantity: 1 - 在庫あり Condition: new Sold by: Amazon.com Int'l Sales, Inc. Gift options None http://www.amazon.co.jp/LEON-%E3%83%...5648112&sr=8-6
     
  9. brissyboy

    brissyboy Well-Known Member

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    dammit, there was a glimmer of hope there
     
  10. GusW

    GusW Well-Known Member

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    These all cost $75 including air delivery. It was worth every penny!


    My package just arrived from Amazon Japan a few minutes ago.

    [​IMG]
     
  11. Laffertron

    Laffertron Well-Known Member

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    Another option if you have a Kinokuniya store in your city (check here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kinokuniya) is to get the magazines there. Watch out though, the store has a way of taking control of your mind, leaving you in a trance until you find yourself outside the store, with a giant stack of books and a lighter wallet.
     
  12. rach2jlc

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    Just curious, PSG, if you went to pick up your big shipment of JPN Porn in a Honda Scrum? [​IMG] j/k
    Yep... it's a real car here... saw one just the other day. It is probably a very well made vehicle, but just for the sleazy sounding name, I don't think I could do it.

    Anyway, great magazines all around. If you have ANY connections in Japan, they can pick up older issues of these for 105 yen, or 99 cents, a pop at the local Book Off (of which there is one in EVERY japanese town). Of course, shipping would still be high, but still you'd be saving a lot.

    I'd pick some up for forumites... but I'm actually now back in transit heading for the USA...
     
  13. Viktri

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    I read these 2; I find that having Asian models helps me visual what I'd look like in that colour/pattern so I don't buy the other mags but they're still interesting to look at.

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    Japanese people are in the know:
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  14. GusW

    GusW Well-Known Member

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    I need to plac e reorder for more Japanese Porno. Is there anything else I should try besides Men's Ex or Leon. If so, why do you like them? I would appreciate any suggestions.
     
  15. GusW

    GusW Well-Known Member

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    Another option if you have a Kinokuniya store in your city (check here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kinokuniya) is to get the magazines there. Watch out though, the store has a way of taking control of your mind, leaving you in a trance until you find yourself outside the store, with a giant stack of books and a lighter wallet.

    I just ordered Free & Easy, Men's Ex and Leon from the Kinokuniya store in SF. It was only $7.30 for Men's Ex, $11.65 for Leon and $ 12.95 for Free and Easy plus $7 to ship it too me. That order would have been closer to $90 shipped from Amazon Japan because of shipping fees. OK, I'm hooked now!
     
  16. GusW

    GusW Well-Known Member

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    Shit....magazines arrived pronto but "Men's Egg" was sent instead of Men's Ex". WTF??? Have you ever seen Men's Egg? Tons of pics of young skinny dudes with redish streaks in their hair cut in really long layers, wearing graphic t's, furry collared jackets (often puffy) and torn jeans. I would post pics but you would puke.
     
  17. leonuk

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    Leon magazine?!?!?! Is it really worth buying just for the pictures?
     
  18. Kuro

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    Shit....magazines arrived pronto but "Men's Egg" was sent instead of Men's Ex". WTF??? Have you ever seen Men's Egg? Tons of pics of young skinny dudes with redish streaks in their hair cut in really long layers, wearing graphic t's, furry collared jackets (often puffy) and torn jeans. I would post pics but you would puke.

    [​IMG] The sister publication is Egg; it is for the ganguro/gal lifestyle.
     
  19. amerikajinda

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    Shit....magazines arrived pronto but "Men's Egg" was sent instead of Men's Ex". WTF???
    ahahahahahahhahahaahahhahahahaha you got EGGED!!!!! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] Men's Egg magazine makes the following suggestions for a very romantic Christmas date with that special someone... that you probably met in a club in Shibuya last week: A Night Cruise on Tokyo Bay (fucking expensive) Helicopter Ride over the city (fucking expensive) A Limo Party (still pretty fucking expensive) Romantic Dinner in artificial landfill city of Odaiba (couple in picture seen eating French fries and Coke) Visit a Christmas illumination display (free, if you can stand the crowds) S&M at the Hotel Art in Shibuya (hey, it is Christmas after all…) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  20. amerikajinda

    amerikajinda Well-Known Member

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    If you have ANY connections in Japan, they can pick up older issues of these for 105 yen, or 99 cents, a pop at the local Book Off (of which there is one in EVERY japanese town).
    There's also a BOOKOFF in New York at 14 East 41st Street... and in LA, San Diego, etc. [​IMG]
     

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