There are more things yet to come with the neo-Amekaji look; things that will trickle down and get more traction. For example, see those trekking boots that weren't really big in America until a few years ago, but like I said, have been here all along. They've been beasting on Tricker's, shell Aldens, a lot of the now-popular stuff for 10 years or more now. There's more gas in the tank though. The amekaji looks in America are gonna continue, there'll just be a few new motifs and stuff. The form factors that I make for TOJ - those are common motifs that are current on the streets of Tokyo now - varsity jackets, peacoats, fishtails, classical rider's jackets, bomber jackets, etc, etc. I am not crowing that Tokyo is the fashion capital of the world, or that it's Europe, but it's hard to argue with the fact that Japan is conscious of Europe as well as America simultaneously and does lots of work at the lower to mid priced end of the fashion spectrum to find an accessible, supremely wearable 'uniform' of sorts within a shorter time frame than mainstream Americans have typically donem... and that the basic street styles, the items in the stores here that I've seen time and time again, over the 12 years I've come and gone from Tokyo, end up on American people several years later, sometimes much longer than that. I first heard of Julius in 2003 in a regular monthly magazine, and people are still wearing/buying/talking about it on here in 2012 at some level. I remember there was a pair of white Raf Simons pants in 2003 or 2004, obscenely expensive, that were hand-decorated with sharpie, and those were actually relatively influential on some level, at least as a trickle down idea that ended up on a bunch of mid market Japanese clothes for a couple years as a motif. So that said, I am saying a few hours spent on Omotesando lately would not produce many Rick Owens/gothninja item sightings - those are past as of a few years ago. Restir at Midtown here had a big sale at this time in 2008 - this was with a cheap yen, 60 or 70% off sale on Rick leathers that weren't moving, that was when it was signaling it's own end. They still sell that stuff here, but who buys it? I don't know. Not the editors, stylists, tastemakers, or anybody who wants to stay within the sphere of style and relevance right now. It's not the look. It was, but not now. I'm not even saying that we're at a high point in fashion, quite the opposite, it's kind of depressing for anybody who likes more than just 'clothes' - but that is how it looks on the street.