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Another entry in my ongoing series on the craziness of Japan......
January 6, 2008 8:45 PM   Subscribe

Dee Dee bellbottom jeans. According to a friend who lived in Tokyo recently, Dee Dee is rumored to be one of the hottest independent brands this winter, among the ultra-hip Shibuya youth. Dee Dee's shop is just a few blocks from the notorious Shibuya 109 building, the homebase of all kogals. (prev)

Welcome back, to 1973....personally I feel that these kinds of pants look better on girls, but to each his/her own kind of fashion victimization.
posted by metasonix (40 comments total) 6 users marked this as a favorite

 
Jeansblue?
posted by pompomtom at 8:51 PM on January 6, 2008


LeviBlue.
posted by fandango_matt at 8:54 PM on January 6, 2008


Yucky.
posted by Lillitatiana at 8:58 PM on January 6, 2008


How does tame-looking bellbottoms even register a blip on the radar screen of freaky Japanese fashion trends? I've seen people in the US wearing bellbottoms. It's really not all that crazy.
posted by 23skidoo at 9:01 PM on January 6, 2008


This isn't as bad as Dee Dee's rap phase.
posted by gwint at 9:03 PM on January 6, 2008 [2 favorites]


Oh Japan, what won't you dehumanize egregious flouting of fashion sense won't you commit?
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 9:03 PM on January 6, 2008


gwint, it's time you and I stepped outside and had a little talk about YOU GETTING OUT OF MY HEAD
posted by item at 9:09 PM on January 6, 2008


Wow. Those are ridiculous.
posted by anomie at 9:18 PM on January 6, 2008


thankgod i lived to witness
mannequins with hard nipples and no heads
thankgod i lived to witness
japanese kids dressed to impress
looking like they god thrown up on by the west
it's all that shit we eat but can't digest
it gets stuck to them...
posted by es_de_bah at 9:21 PM on January 6, 2008 [1 favorite]


Pepsi-日まで営
posted by hermitosis at 9:31 PM on January 6, 2008 [2 favorites]


Jeegis, this whole "Gosh-those-crazy-zany-wacky-freaky-Japanese-aren't-they-WEIRD?" thing is already really tired even when it's kinda deserved, y'know? And this ain't even deserved. Give it a rest, man!
posted by flapjax at midnite at 9:41 PM on January 6, 2008


Boy, you should see San Francisco. I mean, today.
posted by loquacious at 9:41 PM on January 6, 2008


but metasonix, i love your synthesizer site. make some synth posts!
posted by flapjax at midnite at 9:47 PM on January 6, 2008


As long as skinny jeans are on the way out, I'm fine.

These are kind of what JNCO's should have been.
posted by redteam at 9:48 PM on January 6, 2008


A nifty British video, Japanarama, explaining the, by now old hat, gyaru and kogal trend. Oh, those old bell bottom jeans, been around for donkey's years.
posted by nickyskye at 9:51 PM on January 6, 2008


Cool. Now The Jellyfish can finally do that reunion tour.
posted by sourwookie at 9:51 PM on January 6, 2008


Sorry, redteam, but fashion is still slimming everything down; which is also a more 50's, 60's kind of thing (slim suits, teddy boy jeans, etc.). Personally, I am a fan of the slimming movement and I am pretty confident that these bell bottoms are not the next big thing.
posted by KingoftheWhales at 10:01 PM on January 6, 2008


I miss JNCO.
posted by flaterik at 10:13 PM on January 6, 2008


If you're more interested in mens denim fashion, I recently went to Hinoya Mart in Tokyo and saw a huge variety of premium denim. Guy Trebay profiled Hinoya Mart in the NYT last summer: Out-Levi-ing Levi Strauss.
posted by gen at 10:35 PM on January 6, 2008


I can't find any in my size!!!
posted by Henry C. Mabuse at 11:38 PM on January 6, 2008


I miss JNCO.

I'm currently wearing baggy jeans that are also like 10 ridiculous sizes too big. They have lots of pockets. The cuffs are way too long and ragged.

I, too, miss my JNCOs. I used to have a pretty early pair in green in superultrasoft denim. They weren't stupid huge with a gazillion pockets like the later pants, just oversized baggy jeans with giant pockets.
posted by loquacious at 1:12 AM on January 7, 2008


What's with the wave of editorializing at the end of otherwise tolerable FPPs?
posted by Joseph Gurl at 1:22 AM on January 7, 2008


Those type of jeans were all the rage back when I was in the seventh grade.
posted by Oriole Adams at 1:46 AM on January 7, 2008


just oversized baggy jeans with giant pockets.

Those were the ones I loved!

I bet I still have some somewhere. Inevitably a pair that I wore so often they tore apart and I patched repeatedly.
posted by flaterik at 1:51 AM on January 7, 2008


So everybody, dig down deep in your parent's closet, pull out all of their old bellbottoms, and send them to me. I'll sell them to those wacky, wacky Japanese at a 1000% markup, and we'll all get rich!
posted by donkeymon at 2:10 AM on January 7, 2008


Can this turn into a show-me-cool-denim thread? Like soon? I need more!
posted by wemayfreeze at 2:35 AM on January 7, 2008


Metafilter: Dee Dee gets a D in spelling. Whta's new?
posted by emelenjr at 2:42 AM on January 7, 2008


I'll sell them to those wacky, wacky Japanese at a 1000% markup, and we'll all get rich!

You'll need a bilingual middleman here in Japan. My cut's 30%.

Actually, my Japanese isn't all that great... I'll take 25...
posted by flapjax at midnite at 2:49 AM on January 7, 2008


By the way, speaking of "whta's new", I'd like to mention one of my all-time favorite misspellings sighted here in Japan: the oft-mistaken (interchangeable, really) "L" and "R" resulted in a deliciously appropriate display at Tower Records in Shibuya several years back:

ERIC CRAPTON.

Sometimes I love this country.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 3:00 AM on January 7, 2008


What's important here is how this is going to affect Gwen Stefani's career.
posted by dhartung at 3:29 AM on January 7, 2008


Everything you need to know to be an expert on bellbottoms.
posted by PeterMcDermott at 3:35 AM on January 7, 2008


Dee Dee Ramone: Not a Negro
posted by chillmost at 5:56 AM on January 7, 2008


Kids today, Film At 11.
posted by DU at 6:16 AM on January 7, 2008


Someone alert Gwen Stefani!
posted by tommasz at 6:29 AM on January 7, 2008


Someone alert Gwen Stefani!

No matter what she's wearing, that gal can sing.

Anyway, in her own effective way, and that's what counts.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 6:41 AM on January 7, 2008


If I ever get to Japan, I will try like hell to turn it into a worthy FPP by finding something truly bizarre...

until then, my question is this: If Japanese teens live in an apartments the size of a shoe box, where do they store their 50,000 outfits they wear every day?

HUH? WHERE????

I really want to know.
posted by Unicorn on the cob at 2:42 PM on January 7, 2008


Unicorn origami has its practical uses.
posted by fourcheesemac at 3:47 PM on January 7, 2008


If Japanese teens live in an apartments the size of a shoe box, where do they store their 50,000 outfits they wear every day?

I read somewhere they use train station lockers as closets.
posted by clearlydemon at 4:24 PM on January 7, 2008


Also, see this note about Happy Victims, a photographic series about Japanese fashion fans. Photos here.
posted by clearlydemon at 4:46 PM on January 7, 2008


Boring jeans are not an example of craziness.
posted by Bugbread at 7:47 AM on January 9, 2008


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