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April 16, 2003 8:04 AM   Subscribe

Japanese Streets. 150% cool.
posted by gottabefunky (25 comments total)

 
Boy, I thought this was an interesting idea, but most of the street fashion was fairly banal. I think if I had a high-speed connection it might make a difference, as I might be able to find the stand-out fashionistas much quicker. Truth be told most street fashion probably is quite boring. I was looking for something much more exciting. I did like 'today's model.
posted by PigAlien at 8:33 AM on April 16, 2003


Anyone who likes Japanese Streets may also enjoy "Fruits", another picturebook of wild Japanese street fashion. It makes one hell of a coffee table book.
posted by BartFargo at 8:36 AM on April 16, 2003


PigAlien, you must've skipped the Cosplay sections. Plenty of wacky outfits for everyone!
posted by Katemonkey at 8:48 AM on April 16, 2003


When I clicked on the link I thought it was going to be about Japanese streets. Oh well.
posted by languagehat at 8:51 AM on April 16, 2003


Worst. Post. Ever.
posted by darren at 9:15 AM on April 16, 2003


WARNING: Contains fashion images.
posted by blue_beetle at 9:35 AM on April 16, 2003


Hot. Japanese. Girls.
Best. Post. Ever.
posted by car_bomb at 9:37 AM on April 16, 2003


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posted by 4easypayments at 9:59 AM on April 16, 2003


Ditto LanguageHat. A website documenting the architecture and history of Japanese Streets woulda been 150% cool. This was so not cool it might as well have been a fan site about reality based television.
posted by ZachsMind at 10:42 AM on April 16, 2003


wow. Darren to you always have that much to bring to conversations? You must be the most sought after guest on the party scene.
posted by Mick at 10:43 AM on April 16, 2003


Japanese streets.
posted by monju_bosatsu at 10:47 AM on April 16, 2003


thumbs up on the post ... id like to see more links like this - from seoul, madrid, berlin, moscow etc...
posted by specialk420 at 11:06 AM on April 16, 2003


I didn't really need additional proof of my total un-hipness.

Now, if there was a country full of middleaged guys in Dockers, I'd be the king.

But there isn't.
posted by tommasz at 11:18 AM on April 16, 2003


Now, if there was a country full of middleaged guys in Dockers, I'd be the king.
You haven't been to the beautiful country of Suburbia lately, have you, King Tommasz.
posted by chandy72 at 11:27 AM on April 16, 2003


Thanks, monju_bosatsu, that was redemptive.
posted by languagehat at 12:28 PM on April 16, 2003


All I can say is, It's Good To Be The King.
posted by tommasz at 1:29 PM on April 16, 2003


Now, if there was a country full of middleaged guys in Dockers, I'd be the king.

On November 9th, 2005, Dockers will be kawaii. You heard it here first.
posted by eddydamascene at 2:10 PM on April 16, 2003


I'm loving this. The street art section might attract some of you non-fashionistas (although you might already be familiar with Mori Chack, but how about Itoh Hideki and Adachi Sayaka and Nishimura T?) There's a little bit of everything. Fun to peruse. Not to mention these adverts:

Japanese Race Queens!
posted by Shane at 7:44 PM on April 16, 2003


On November 9th, 2005, Dockers will be kawaii.
November 9th is my b-day, eddy. Coincidence? I hope so.

posted by Shane at 7:46 PM on April 16, 2003


Sheesh, gottabefunky, tough crowd here - I loved the post, thought it was a fun site to browse. I am a great fan of Japanese pop culture, just can't get enough. Any site that has a photo of Mori Chack, illustrator of Gloomy Bear, is ok by me!
posted by madamjujujive at 7:51 PM on April 16, 2003


you people are all boring ugly geeks and nerds! go away from this link, it is about fashion! dork kryptonite! this is 175% cool! the japanese kids are so cool i want to die. they will give you nightmares.
posted by _sirmissalot_ at 10:01 PM on April 16, 2003


I have no problem with people liking hip cool funky pop fashion, and I would have no problem with this post if it were labeled "Japanese street fashion." I would just skip it and move on. But when it's labeled "Japanese Streets" I expect Japanese streets, which I think is reasonable, and resent having my precious time wasted. If I post about obscure languages I promise I won't call it "Hip cool funky pop fashion!"
posted by languagehat at 10:02 AM on April 17, 2003


Hey, this gal, the one on the right, is dressed almost exactly the same way that I was yesterday. Around here, though, it's generally known as "decayed bohemian casual" instead of "Japanese cool". Little did I know that I was on the cutting edge of fashion! *runs off excitedly to phone friends*
posted by jokeefe at 12:52 PM on April 18, 2003


Hey, this gal, the one on the left, is dressed almost exactly the same way that I was yesterday. Around here, though, it's generally known as "decayed bohemian casual" instead of "Japanese cool". Little did I know that I was on the cutting edge of fashion! *runs off excitedly to phone friends*
posted by jokeefe at 12:52 PM on April 18, 2003


AAAAAHHH! I hit "stop" when I realized that I had, once again, got right and left mixed up, but the post went up anyway... For the record, it's "left". Mea culpa.
posted by jokeefe at 12:54 PM on April 18, 2003


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