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Sunday, April 25, 2010

Compare & Contrast, Tokyo


Comments on "Compare & Contrast, Tokyo"

 

Blogger Aych said ... (7:28 AM) : 

The young guys outfit is amazing - I would love to know his story.

 

Blogger I'm a mean street kid. said ... (7:28 AM) : 

the kimono is a beautiful piece of clothing that really emobies the japanese culture. i love how the japanese modern fashion still continues different aspects of the kimono that keeps the japanese traditions still alive today.

 

Blogger Poivre Monkey said ... (7:29 AM) : 

so great black and white !

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Anonymous Kazuko said ... (7:38 AM) : 

lovely! i love how the Japanese integrate their tradition into daily life. the guy's dress in the second pic looks like he's taken their national dress just a little bit further.

 

Blogger Catherinexx said ... (7:44 AM) : 

hey scott! i just met you the other day at your book signing in Tokyo which was great, thanks!

anywho, i loved the first picture, with the two solemn looking men in kimonos, it was a great shot.
It almost looked like in the second picture the guy is wearing a modern twist on the old kimono which seemed really cool.

 

Blogger qi said ... (7:45 AM) : 

Black and white, always right...

 

Blogger Into the Fashion said ... (7:45 AM) : 

Beautifully optical.....comes right in time for the 60ties fashion come-back in FW 2010/11...

Diana of
www.intothefashion.com

 

Blogger Visual by Eveline L. said ... (7:54 AM) : 

love both pictures but the second one is just bäääm!

 

Anonymous Brian said ... (7:59 AM) : 

Wow. Best Tokyo post by far.

 

Anonymous The Photodiarist said ... (8:06 AM) : 

Both beautiful and similar. Gorgeous photographs. Especially the first.

 

Blogger anon said ... (8:07 AM) : 

Colors for traditional Japanese male clothing used to be very garish - I'm talking about 3-400 years ago. In the past 200 years, plain blue/black/brown tones started gaining prominence. It's wonderful to see such daring patterns livening up these monotone yutakas!

 

Blogger Brigadeiro said ... (8:12 AM) : 

Amazing prints on the kimonos! And that asymmetrical skirt in the 2nd pic is brilliant!
xx

 

Anonymous Lilisfashion said ... (8:21 AM) : 

Love the first photo, they look so distinguished and proud in their flawless outfits..

 

Blogger THESTREETFASHION5XPRO said ... (8:27 AM) : 

yes ... this is a city of contrasts ... but I love this propane
The most incredible thing about this city is how naturally old traditions mix with new trends,
as if it would have been always like this...so it happens to see people in kimono mixed with
people with cool looks or one of the thousand trends of Tokyo.
...but everything is always in perfect symbiosis...

 

Blogger Style Scanner said ... (8:31 AM) : 

Wowser!

 

Anonymous Akiko Tk said ... (8:31 AM) : 

Two men are chic and artistic!
I'm proud of seeing this photo as Japanese.
-http://tinystylebook.blogspot.com

 

Anonymous InspiringUs said ... (8:34 AM) : 

It's shocking, but stylish and attractive also :)

 

Blogger Molly Rainbox said ... (8:40 AM) : 

The faces of the two fellows in the 1st picture are amazingly photogenic.

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:42 AM) : 

whoaa!
looove it!<3

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:51 AM) : 

These photos are amazing... individuality at its best! I'm in love with the look from the young man in the picture!

Fantastic that you're documenting this for the rest of us who can't be there to experience it by ourselves.

J

 

Blogger Diane said ... (9:08 AM) : 

Wow, these people are truly amazing!

 

Anonymous Tesa said ... (9:08 AM) : 

I´m a spanish girl and I love your blog!! It´s like a fashion bible for me.

 

Anonymous miki said ... (9:13 AM) : 

Traditional and new japanese style
nice:)

 

Blogger Johanna Urban said ... (9:13 AM) : 

cool :)
xx


ART,
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Blogger 50two said ... (9:19 AM) : 

WHY. DO. PEOPLE. IN. SYDNEY. NEVER. DRESS. LIKE. THIS.

 

Blogger Gianluca Senese said ... (9:23 AM) : 

I love kimono...
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Blogger Nyrha said ... (9:27 AM) : 

Stunning

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:36 AM) : 

Love how the guys in the first photo blend traditional styles with the very striking and modern-looking prints - it reflects a certain traditional/modern dualism in Japanese culture as a whole. And the shoes in the second photo are fabulous.

 

Anonymous James Bent @ Outre Singapore said ... (9:39 AM) : 

These two photos are just beautiful - both in the style of the two men and the younger guy, but also the photography. I hope you keep doing this for a very long time because to me this is artwork.

Plus I'm going to Tokyo at the end of May, so I hope to meet people like this to photograph.

 

Anonymous MsQ said ... (9:39 AM) : 

I can't help staring at the 2nd photo. Wonderful, thank you!

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:42 AM) : 

makes sense to me

 

OpenID E said ... (9:56 AM) : 

Wow, the yukata robes the men are wearing are beautiful.

 

Blogger banbanbanban999 said ... (9:58 AM) : 

wow~~~

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:16 AM) : 

Interesting androgony in the second picture.
Self assured and modern take of the yukata in the first picture.
really enjoy your work.

 

Blogger M-O-M said ... (10:22 AM) : 

The East marries the West and true style prevails while tradition is echoed. I love stripes!

 

Blogger Julia, the Thanksgiving Girl said ... (10:36 AM) : 

I love the stylish guys in kimonos! So graphic

 

Anonymous may said ... (10:36 AM) : 

wow! this post really shows the two sides of Japan (traditional vs modern) but also shows how they're linked. love the yukatas, and the asymmetrical dress is great too! fabulous job scott.

 

Blogger Barbara said ... (10:59 AM) : 

The two men in their traditional kimonos represent for me all that is wonderful about Japanese design and ethos. They are impeccable. Is it significant that they are of a certain age, and therefore, de facto, more inclined to follow the traditional ways? I wonder if you see many young Japanese men out and about in their kimonos........
The androgynous person underneath (for me he's male) looks cool and confident in his rather strange attire. I'm not crazy about it - I think it looks a little contrived, but I love the graphicness about him. All in all I think your Japanese photographs are rather inspiring. The men from the United Arrows Party are awesome, as is the beautiful girl sipping erotically at her Starbucks coffee. Give us more!!!

 

Anonymous Taralyn said ... (10:59 AM) : 

I absolutely love the juxtaposition of the traditional kimono and the young man's contemporary take on it. I want both!

 

Blogger JP said ... (10:59 AM) : 

I love how he made the look modern and youthful while still keeping the history of the look alive

 

Blogger beeble said ... (11:09 AM) : 

i love those photos. i respect the guy in the second photo for being able to pull that look off!
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Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:16 AM) : 

beautiful lines.
male or female?

 

Blogger -h said ... (11:22 AM) : 

Really exquisite, the first two guys in particular.

 

Blogger Irene said ... (11:23 AM) : 

I love these photos, it's incredible how a simple thing such as lines, can change the way a person looks.
Great.

 

Anonymous mabelmabel said ... (11:30 AM) : 

I would say to her, "Love your eye."

This young woman has sculpted the present moment into a memorable, beautiful form--and I bet this ensemble is fun to wear, too.

 

Blogger ColorHater said ... (11:33 AM) : 

Great pics! I lake the last one :)

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Anonymous smash! said ... (11:35 AM) : 

Two men's Yukata very nice!

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:35 AM) : 

Second picture: simply incredible.

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:37 AM) : 

Interesting reinterpretation of the kimono, but one can't deny the elegance of the real thing.

 

Blogger FlashFash said ... (11:37 AM) : 

Amazing style!

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Blogger M said ... (11:40 AM) : 

You make me want to go to Tokyo so bad!!! Your pictures are beyond amazing!!

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Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:41 AM) : 

wow! ur in tokyo!

u must stop buy at kyoto if u have any chance^^

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:41 AM) : 

the bald guy on top is a killer kimono maker, i forget his name, but he is rad. his friend's kimono and belt is even more rad!!

 

Blogger abataba said ... (11:43 AM) : 

Fantastic pictures!!

 

Anonymous Teresa said ... (11:45 AM) : 

Love the androgynous feeling of this photo. Stunning and modern.

 

Blogger nathalie said ... (11:47 AM) : 

Love the monochromatism!

 

Blogger Kiran Chhabria said ... (11:55 AM) : 

That is Tokyo for you- So very traditional, and so very modern.

I wish you make it to India to witness the same- the dichotomy of the two, and then the surprising merge in the middle. Women wearing their saris ultra low and backless.. So sexy!

www.kiranscorner.com

 

Blogger Carole said ... (11:58 AM) : 

fantastic how traditional is brought into modernity. i love japanese influence in clothing, it makes them so pure, and well proportioned in a way that is almost impossible to achieve with a western influence only.

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:04 PM) : 

yes now were talking, those two guys on the top looking good. guy on the bottom just looks like he doesnt have enough chi to wear the robes.

 

Blogger ESESFM said ... (12:04 PM) : 

love the post! it's fantastic how we can adapt clothes to our personality but don't lost our influences!

beijo *

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:15 PM) : 

OK, this is what I think of when I think great Japanese fashion. The woman's skirt, the way it drapes low on the body, neutral tones and obvious references to kimonas. The top picture is classic. I love them all.

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:17 PM) : 

the two men at the top are killin' it!

the fellow below gets points for putting something on it but it's not really working for me.

*sP

 

Blogger De todo y nada said ... (12:34 PM) : 

Strange people all around Tokio...maybe it's like to be in a paranoic film.


Allanita

 

Anonymous Persephone said ... (12:45 PM) : 

Oh...lovely. I really like the prints in the first photo, I am reminded of Dries in a sense. And the second outfit is so interesting, androgynous when you take a closer look.

xx Persephone
http://the-limbo-of-vanity.tumblr.com

 

Blogger .sarah .brown said ... (12:48 PM) : 

So creative.

.sarah
http://sarahbrown88.blogspot.com/

 

Blogger Tara said ... (1:06 PM) : 

I'm dying to visit Tokyo! :(

Love both pictures, amazing photography as always

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:06 PM) : 

i wish north american fashion weren't so boring.

 

Blogger Kate Rose said ... (1:11 PM) : 

wow, this illustrates so well the evolution of the aesthetic of Japanese dressing. Okay I think there were a bit too many prepositions in that sentence...anyways <3<3<3 :)

 

Blogger najee said ... (1:19 PM) : 

The verticality created by the lines in his jacket and the draping of the skirt work well. I love what he is wearing.

 

Blogger Anna said ... (1:29 PM) : 

The top photo is FANTASTIC.

 

Blogger FASHION SNAG said ... (1:38 PM) : 

Love the different contrasting prints on top and the uneven hemline on the bottom.

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Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:47 PM) : 

the first photo is awesome. they are, well, awesome :D

 

Blogger TheFashionAve said ... (1:55 PM) : 

WOW! Love, love, love. Love black&white outfits.

 

Blogger Ganymede Girl said ... (1:56 PM) : 

Whoa that kimono on the left is really awesome, I've never seen one with such a large and broken up pattern like that before, it looks very modern! I like the last look too, I'm all for skirts on men when worn right and he looks great.

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Blogger Mlle G. said ... (1:57 PM) : 

more kimono pictures!

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:10 PM) : 

amazing.......
I'm totally in love with the second one's outfit...

 

Blogger ASH! said ... (2:11 PM) : 

It's lame to compliment this with a "this is amazing". But I fail to find other words to describe it. So let's just leave it at that.

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:19 PM) : 

wow

 

Anonymous wes said ... (2:19 PM) : 

i love your photos!!

i work in a magazine and the truth is...most photographers in the studio don't take outdoor photos as good as you. really.

have fun in japan!

 

Blogger Tinja said ... (2:30 PM) : 

can't tell if man or woman

 

Anonymous Nina said ... (2:39 PM) : 

FANTASTIC !! :-)

 

Blogger Teffy said ... (3:11 PM) : 

great pics as always. Tokyo is soo trendsetter.. would love to go there next year.

 

Blogger Talin said ... (3:14 PM) : 

I love 和服...

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:20 PM) : 

How fabulous! I love the traditional robes - somehow they are so modern and so chic.

 

Blogger Madame M said ... (3:22 PM) : 

I'am always fascinated by the japenese kimonos. Their graphism often reveals the owner personality. here, two aged men seem to be very representative of what we think on men style in Japan but the graphism kimonos allow to understand their modern way of thinking in a traditional context. This is contrary for the young man: first you think "wow how it is edgy typical of young japanese" and finally the cut coulor and attitude corresponds to traditional japanese codes.

 

Blogger Ruby’s Upcycle Designs™ said ... (3:23 PM) : 

Wow....fabulous! Beth

 

Blogger Rose said ... (3:32 PM) : 

great shots!

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Blogger opinion said ... (3:34 PM) : 

I especially like the photograph with the two men wearing monochromatic kimonos.

First of all, even in Tokyo it's rare to be able to come across men wearing kimonos and when you do, it's always nice to see their sartorial touch, since men's kimonos are more simple and restricted in terms of accessories and obi combinations compared to women's kimonos. I really like the mesh obi that the gentleman on the right is wearing and the deep dark black of the kimono of the gentleman on the left is stunning with his nice tan. Both have a very clean and distinguished demeanor, which adds the perfect finishing touch to their outfits.

 

Anonymous princess glee said ... (3:38 PM) : 

The older gents look great and more masculine--always good on a man. Younger guy is nice.

 

Anonymous kate said ... (3:38 PM) : 

this could be the best sartorialist sighting ever...

 

Anonymous enrique said ... (3:38 PM) : 

Stripes can alter the vibe of a piece without making a bold statement. Polkadots can sometimes get gaudy.

 

Blogger Rebecca said ... (3:46 PM) : 

The person in the second photo (black dress, striped jacket) is the absolute epitome of androgyny. Really amazing.

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:57 PM) : 

Despise the second photo, not the photo itself, but rather the fashion choice. Can't tell if it's a boy or a girl. Hideous.

 

Blogger elizabeth wilson said ... (4:01 PM) : 

those are the 2 best yukata i have seen in years. i will try to find some as good in tokyo in june. asiaticakc

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:07 PM) : 

So so fabulous.

Energie

 

OpenID spacialcadetsociety said ... (4:38 PM) : 

Absolutely stunning. For something so "traditional", there's a flair of modern to those kimonos. They almost look like they're made for the runway, or a contemporary art show. Awesome. Awesome. Awesome.

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:50 PM) : 

Love the patterns! Im inspired!

 

Blogger Broadway said ... (5:01 PM) : 

This is Awesome! this is so great I love it.

 

Anonymous robin said ... (5:01 PM) : 

I love how the white lines in the street correspond with the horizontal lines on the gentleman's kimono. And I love the kimon-esque-ness (I made that word up) of the young lady's dress. Stunning.

Thank you from VT.

 

Blogger debi-joy said ... (5:04 PM) : 

great styles!

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:07 PM) : 

I love the proportions of the lady on the bottom. I wish I could pull off a simple black and white outfit.

 

OpenID ebbygoestowork.com said ... (5:15 PM) : 

Loving these photographs from Japan! One of the most beautiful things about this country is the blending of the old & the new.

 

Blogger Lilla galleriet said ... (5:26 PM) : 

As stunning as only the Japanese men can be. Love the modern, yet traditional style.

Majsan from Stockholm

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:29 PM) : 

Sublime. Both pictures. Modern Japanese fashion has always some traditional twists, that make the modern pieces even more fashion forward. Yamamoto, Kawakubo et al more often than not reference kimono, hakama etc cuts. Not in an obvious way but mostly from the point of view of the balance of their creations. Pure bliss!

 

Blogger simonstucki said ... (6:02 PM) : 

I love the last two images, they somehow represent for me that really you can do (wear) what ever you want. of course there are some "rules" but i think you should only follow the "rules" that really make sense to you. sounds cheezy I know but it still took me a while until I really really got it. now i really enjoy to discover how strange certain "rules" really are.

 

Blogger M.K said ... (6:49 PM) : 

Merci de nous faire découvrir les styles japonais , ils ont tellement d'imagination !! J'adore le mélange noir et blanc et la coupe structuré qui va avec !!
Le look du jeune homme sur la 2eme photo est génial !!!

 

Blogger J. said ... (8:33 PM) : 

In the second image, I really love the fact that the outfit is truly timeless and unisex. A woman could look good in it now and in fourty years....a man would look good in it ten years ago and maybe fifty years from now....but only in Japan can this be pulled off!

 

Anonymous Takeru said ... (9:02 PM) : 

Great pics!. I love the yutaka's and the assymetrical skirt

 

Anonymous kagitsune said ... (9:09 PM) : 

Ahhh, this is excellent, Sart. I love those bold yukata - how funny that I just spent the day at the Fort Worth Japanese Gardens' spring festival... kimono and yukata and hapi and hakama everywhere. But nothing as delightful as this. :D

And I have to say, I love that half-skirt the young man is wearing. Reminds me of some of the stuff Black Peace Now (Japanese punk/goth brand) used to make.

 

Blogger Nicole said ... (9:11 PM) : 

Hey the guy in the 1st picture on the left looks a little like Ben Kingsley in Thunderbirds. Or is that just me?

Is it true you're coming to Australia on Wednesday? Welcome back! It's starting to get cold here though, but our cold is probably hot to you. :S

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Blogger karishma said ... (11:26 PM) : 

I honestly think people look their best in an outfit that actually represents where they come from.. and I guess that why I love what the 2 gentlemen are wearing!!!

 

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Blogger Rina said ... (12:45 AM) : 

There is certainly a timelessness embedded in the wearing of traditional kimono - they are just so beautiful. The contrast is graphically amazing.

 

Blogger Milt-fresh_best-dressed said ... (12:57 AM) : 

I LOVE THE FIRST PIC, TRUE REPRESENTATION OF JAPANESE CULTURE. BUT THE BALANCE OF THIZ POST IZ CAPTIVATING.

 

Blogger MlleV said ... (1:19 AM) : 

Love, love, LOVE these! Both photos are wonderful. Love the graphic fabrics used in traditional dress and the fantastic style of the young man ... all three looks are so elegant.

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:49 AM) : 

GENIOUS!!!

 

Blogger MELISSA Z. said ... (3:21 AM) : 

I'm speachless in front of the first pic...wonderful!

www.abitoffashion.com

 

Blogger Laurence John said ... (4:38 AM) : 

a lot of the young Japanese are simply trying too hard.

 

Blogger Sara Bentley said ... (4:47 AM) : 

The contrasting elements and similarities are amazing in these two photos! The men in the first photo are timeless and -- if the pic had been taken in sepia -- look almost as if they could've been included in your "Vintage Photo Contest." Perfect!

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Anonymous proletarian Great Gatsby said ... (5:25 AM) : 

Op art is comming back.
Dark black like ink & bright white like the vacuum of my mind/head.

 

Anonymous leinti nti said ... (6:16 AM) : 

all the guys you have featured in the tokyo story are hot. they are also miles ahead in terms of style than our european or us counterparts.

 

Blogger Ozwald Boateng said ... (6:20 AM) : 

I wish I could see that style on the streets of London! What an awesome culture.

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Blogger Izzen said ... (6:34 AM) : 

So fabulous.

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Blogger Tokyo Girl said ... (6:45 AM) : 

The first picture of the two gents who know how to wear yukatas flawlessly.. I could easily mistake them for kabuki actors.. they have that air about them.. are they?? I'm too out of the loop when it comes to spotting Japanese actors.

 

Anonymous wendy-kristy said ... (6:45 AM) : 

very nice

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Blogger yj said ... (8:20 AM) : 

WELCOM to Tokyo!

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:49 AM) : 

Scott
Liking your DOF as always, but are your images getting more saturated?

 

Blogger UsaPon's said ... (9:32 AM) : 

nice yukatas!

 

Anonymous trevo said ... (9:40 AM) : 

i love how they do that, take inspiration from their more traditional ways and totally reinvent it!

amazing!!

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Blogger Style-wonderland said ... (9:50 AM) : 

wow! i love the prints on those kimonos!!!! beautiful...

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:00 AM) : 

Life is art in the kimono.

 

Blogger sevendialsgirl said ... (10:02 AM) : 

Those two guys rock my world. I'm so glad I didn't see them when I was in Japan...my mother would have run after them and probably attacked them for those kiminos. Seriously though, now I get why we had to spend so much time in out of the way vintage kimono shops!

 

Blogger Devi said ... (10:57 AM) : 

Just realized after reading these comments that the second picture is a guy! Anyway, I love the two older gentlemen in their Yukatas(new word I learned today from these comments :-). they excude class!

 

Blogger Pappy said ... (10:57 AM) : 

sometimes I think black and white are the boldest of colors

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:59 AM) : 

One word,
Originality

 

Anonymous Takeru said ... (11:07 AM) : 

Great pics!. I love the yukata and the asymmetrical skirt.

 

Blogger Cherry Arceo said ... (11:21 AM) : 

i've always loved black and white. it's so elegant.

 

OpenID pedropalaciosphotography said ... (11:55 AM) : 

In most of the contries people prefer to forget who they were when wen dressing, in contrast to Japan, they look every day proud of who they were...
We are what we dress or we dress according to who we are ... ?

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:36 PM) : 

brilliant!

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:44 PM) : 

the older gentlemen HAVE to be actors, Kabuki I think. You can so tell from their faces, and no one really wears kimono this early in the spring unless they are involved in traditional japanese culture. if i'm wrong they are just really dandy japanese men I wish there were more of them instead of suit-wearing "salary men"!

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:35 PM) : 

Why is he wearing a skirt?

 

Anonymous Catherine said ... (1:51 PM) : 

Fantastic yukata! I'd love to see some photos of the inventive ways young women are wearing kimono in Japan now.

 

Blogger Daisy O' said ... (2:38 PM) : 

So fascinating!

http://thefashionshake.blogspot.com/

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:54 PM) : 

I simply love how she plays the colours of black and white to her full advantage with her natural black hair and eyes!

 

Blogger Cloud of Secrets said ... (4:01 PM) : 

The two gentlement are stunning -- although I wouldn't double-cross them in a business deal! They look like they know how to...take care of things.

I wonder how common it is for the Japanese to wear kimono as street clothing. Was this just an ordinary day for these men, or was there a special occasion?

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Anonymous robin said ... (5:26 PM) : 

I only just realized that the second photo that at first glance I thought was a stunning shot of a young woman...after my embarrassment, I still find it "stunning". In fact, I like it a lot!
Thanks for the education.

 

Blogger christie said ... (5:36 PM) : 

luvveett!

 

Anonymous m.edwin said ... (6:21 PM) : 

spectacular!

 

Anonymous wonderful said ... (8:11 PM) : 

Wonderful

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:25 PM) : 

love the first pic. their faces are so fierce. however, i can't vibe with the second outfit. sorry!

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:27 PM) : 

the guy on the left looks like an eviler dr evil!

 

Blogger Prutha said ... (11:52 PM) : 

the second pic is to die for!!! the skirt is just brilliant!!

i need to go to japan!! ad live there!!

http://donotshoeme.blogspot.com/

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:08 AM) : 

Loving Tokyo; light years ahead in style.

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:56 AM) : 

For some reason, the guy in the second photo looks like a warrior to me. I think it's the combination of the kilt-like pleating & drape of the skirt, his stance, and his fearlessness. Whatever it is, it's working!

Keep the photos of fierce men in skirts & kilts coming!

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:15 AM) : 

I love the fan....

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:38 AM) : 

yakuzas!

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:07 AM) : 

The first photo is terrific - a great representation of classic Japanese style, and the two men exude character and masculinity. The patterns on their yukatas are innovative and striking, and I agree with an earlier commenter that they are possibly Kabuki actors (if you look closely, the men have very well groomed eyebrows which would go with the sort of makeup that Kabuki actors wear). However, the young guy in the second photo looks ridiculous.

In general, I am not impressed by how the younger men are dressing in Japan - they look like clowns - like they're wearing costumes, not clothes. The older Japanese gentlemen seem to be doing better - I like these two gentlemen in the yukatas, and the gentlement in the navy outfits at your United Arrows booksigning looked great too. I would have to say though that the best dressed men in the world are the Italians, and then the New Yorkers and Londoners have great style too. Anyway, please keep the photos from Japan coming - it's great to see them!

 

Blogger mgsheer said ... (7:05 AM) : 

restilish the tradition, that's great:japanese coo_l fu_ture! :D MG

 

Anonymous the colour commission said ... (8:18 AM) : 

I travelled to Tokyo last year and photographed some striking black and white outfits which I posted on my blog at
www.thecolourcommission.com.au/blog/tokyo-black-white
More colourful Tokyo-ites can be seen at www.thecolourcommission.com.au/blog/tokyo-pairs

 

Anonymous Whatever Works said ... (11:07 AM) : 

Jolies photos!

 

Blogger carol c said ... (1:55 PM) : 

dear scott,

I really hope you will publish another volume of your photos soon. I would love to own these shots of japan! they are phenomenal.

cheers,
Carol

 

Blogger Joie de vivre said ... (12:22 AM) : 

It's about time you went somewhere in Asia, Scott. Asians have such unique and interesting sense of style. More please!

 

Anonymous Saving Money Online said ... (6:45 AM) : 

Really Nice....The patterns on their yukatas are innovative and striking, and I agree with an earlier commenter that they are possibly Kabuki actors.

 

Blogger MISS SPECULIAR said ... (7:24 AM) : 

Hi Scott!
As always, you photography and way of capturing individual style is absolutely fantastic. Also, I can see that lately, more and more of your models are wearing glasses (I like). It´s a true fact that the most noticeable fashion accessory is a great style enhancer and way to express personality and character. More of that! Thanks again for giving so much inspiration, energy and joy to all of us. Ta´// Miss Speculiar xx

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:41 AM) : 

amazeballs.

 

Anonymous john said ... (12:08 AM) : 

I love the last guy's look!
More info on that stuff?

 

Anonymous Police course said ... (5:48 AM) : 

Those kimono looks cool! I love the patterns and all.

 

Blogger Yumi said ... (1:09 PM) : 

Excellent photos!
The contrast of the traditional fashion and the contemporary in prints classic of the white color and the black.

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:37 AM) : 

There is a MOVEMENT, if I may say....

The second picture has a Very REI KAWAKUBO's sort of FASHION DECONSTRUCTIVISM Movement in it...

Baaaammm!!! Love the personal interpretations!!

 

Blogger stacey kelly said ... (8:56 PM) : 

these looks are so great. loving the tokyo street style.

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Blogger Kathleen said ... (11:13 PM) : 

I love the old and new. The elements in each somehow match. The stately seriousness is in each photograph, very nice. I am a black and white freak so these pictures really speak to me. But I must be honest and say the kimonos are my favorite.

 

Blogger Sara said ... (11:58 AM) : 

Interestingly, the guy was also snapped by style-arena.jp!

 

Anonymous manja said ... (12:28 PM) : 

Wow! that is really a modern take on the kimono. look at the belt! these are two fashionable gentlemen! loving it! (more then the 2nd pix though) :)

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:07 PM) : 

How can i purchase those kimonos?????

 

Anonymous Jeffrey Hunter said ... (9:38 PM) : 

I love the guy in the nice suit a tie wearing pink socks - classic

 

Blogger NoLa Prz said ... (9:51 AM) : 

SImply Lub it!

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:15 PM) : 

there's something about androgyny that's timeless for me.

 

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