Tuesday, August 30, 2011

On the Street….Aoyama, Tokio

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  1. Sally

    August 30, 2011 at 9:02 am

    interesting combination of modern wear and traditional japanese clothes (: i lurve the way he mix and matched different patterns…

  2. The Bohmerian

    August 30, 2011 at 9:07 am

    I love everything about his outfit including the tattered bracelet.

    theBohmerian.com

  3. Ryan

    August 30, 2011 at 9:13 am

    CDG Beatles Forever

  4. CBC

    August 30, 2011 at 9:15 am

    love robes pj just love them

  5. shu84

    August 30, 2011 at 9:17 am

    very interesting look:))

    http://shu84.blogspot.com/

  6. The Pilgrim

    August 30, 2011 at 9:18 am

    Absolutely gorgeous mix of traditional and modern, so well pulled off! And the light in the picture is so beautiful.

  7. july

    August 30, 2011 at 9:21 am

    looks like pyjama…or dressing gown…very authentic…specially vor a boy

  8. thefashionguitare

    August 30, 2011 at 9:40 am

    Very Japanese, love the long coat, very fall/winter!

    XO Charlotte
    http://www.thefashionguitar.com

  9. Juanita

    August 30, 2011 at 9:43 am

    OMG! When are you back in Milan or NYC?!

  10. My Luxe

    August 30, 2011 at 9:46 am

    Hugh Heffner, eat your heart out. This is the perfect way to rock lounge wear in the street and still look the epitome of style – love it!

  11. Linnéa

    August 30, 2011 at 9:53 am

    Where is this man going in his pyjamas and his green apple granny bag? Very interesting indeed.

  12. Linnéa

    August 30, 2011 at 9:55 am

    BTW, love his hair!

  13. Lauren

    August 30, 2011 at 9:59 am

    Wonderful mixes here – traditional and current, mis-matched prints. Nicely done!

    The Styleseer
    http://styleseer.blogspot.com

  14. Rubén Prado

    August 30, 2011 at 10:03 am

    This outfit
    a new window
    to the predominant style
    Western men.

  15. Kate

    August 30, 2011 at 10:04 am

    hes like a little chic morning after girl

  16. Roberta Tonelli

    August 30, 2011 at 10:05 am

    I must have this critical eye of yours…
    Kisses!

    http://provocacoesdabeta.blogspot.com/

  17. J Griswold

    August 30, 2011 at 10:13 am

    To understand this style, you need to read Banana Yoshimoto’s “Moonlight Shadow”–which started the craze.

  18. eleni

    August 30, 2011 at 10:25 am

    totally stylish !

    dreamingthesea.blogspot.com

  19. ROXY MARJ

    August 30, 2011 at 10:25 am

    This just cracks me up!!! and makes me miss Japan a lot. :)

  20. Kat

    August 30, 2011 at 10:25 am

    such a daring look; he totally works it.

    http://www.popyourclutch.com/

  21. PatrikRolf

    August 30, 2011 at 10:32 am

    Liking the Comme Des Garcons Bag

  22. Name*sin

    August 30, 2011 at 10:49 am

    Comme des Garcons Beatles bag!!!!!!!!

  23. Fotautomat

    August 30, 2011 at 10:49 am

    Authentic style – and only in Japan. I absolutely adore this shot.

    http://www.foto-automat.tumblr.com

  24. agnes szucs @ iiiinspired

    August 30, 2011 at 10:50 am

    wow, wow! how cool is this outfit.
    i’d love to be daring enough to dress like this!

    :)
    agnes

  25. Petra

    August 30, 2011 at 11:02 am

    This is sooooo different…..
    LOVE IT!!!
    http://www.sax-s.com

  26. Marcel Da Chump

    August 30, 2011 at 11:10 am

    Traditional without being costume-y. Very cool.

  27. anonymous

    August 30, 2011 at 11:12 am

    Wow…..utterly, totally cool……renewing and modernizing the ancient Japanese tradition of sensitivity to the subtle colors and textures of fabrics. No one has ever done fabric better in the history of the planet. I’ve taken to googling Japanese links for fabrics and style inspiration lately. This guy is an example of why. A billion times more aesthetically interesting than cookie-cutter corporate fashion plates. Soul and spirit. Love the frayed wrist cuff especially……altogether wonderful…………

  28. Jenni

    August 30, 2011 at 11:19 am

    I love the mix of proportions in this look; how the jacket is so long, but the pants are short and his hair looks so minimalistic against all those gorgeous patterns..

    all of these different elements just add up to perfection!

    http://thegirlwho-jenni.blogspot.com

  29. Jason

    August 30, 2011 at 11:27 am

    Wow, I love this outfit. I wonder if it is his I’m-off-to-the-bathhouse-but-still-want-to-look-cool outfit? Either way, dig it!

  30. Lara

    August 30, 2011 at 12:04 pm

    I’m really enjoying these shots, but why is the city being repeatedly misspelled without explanation? “Tokio” is not somehow more accurate phonetically. It is less accurate. The “kyo” sound is very important.

  31. May

    August 30, 2011 at 12:06 pm

    Please stop spelling Tokyo incorrectly. People already think people in fashion are ditzy!

  32. shervin nassi

    August 30, 2011 at 12:10 pm

    IM loving!! whats your doing in Tokio!! great fotos great people great fashion!!!

    http://www.shervinsworld.com

  33. anonymous

    August 30, 2011 at 12:24 pm

    I once wore pyjamas in the park when I was young, it is so freeing to break the rules and get away with it. He’s doing that here, plus putting together a look that is well, wonderful.

  34. Elisa Eymery

    August 30, 2011 at 12:29 pm

    Great modern and personal interpretation of the traditional Japanese look, very inspiring, makes me want to buy a vintage kimono and transform it my way.

    Elisa
    thebod.clothing
    http://thebodclothing.blogspot.com/

  35. Agapita

    August 30, 2011 at 12:31 pm

    This photo provides evidence that fashion is relative–relative to our own idea

  36. Anthony

    August 30, 2011 at 12:35 pm

    That is so hyper-ridiculous that I love it.

  37. ABRIL Moda-blog

    August 30, 2011 at 12:38 pm

    Nice mix… I LOVE the photo!

  38. Kacie

    August 30, 2011 at 12:49 pm

    The style in Tokio seems so androgynous! I love that he is wearing THAT out of the house. Can I wear a cool bathrobe too!?

    Kacie
    http://www.acollectionofpassions.com/

  39. Name*

    August 30, 2011 at 12:51 pm

    Why Tokio? I thought this spelling was obsolete. Just wondering

  40. onecentlife

    August 30, 2011 at 1:12 pm

    Great……

    Regards,
    Venera

    http://onecentlife.com/

  41. vasilieva

    August 30, 2011 at 1:57 pm

  42. nia

    August 30, 2011 at 1:58 pm

    Great picture

    Nia

  43. Lenka

    August 30, 2011 at 2:04 pm

    Well, maybe Tokio is too much extravagant for me. :/
    Looking forward to photos from Europe! ;)

  44. une chatte grise

    August 30, 2011 at 2:22 pm

    The lines and proportions of his outfit make him look absolutely regal. Lovely!

  45. Beyourstyle.it

    August 30, 2011 at 2:29 pm

    I wish I could get around like him

  46. Patrick

    August 30, 2011 at 2:45 pm

    Minus the woman’s handbag, this is perfection. I hate the homogenization of fashion due to air travel, internet, global retailing, so I applaud anyone who attempts a modern take on traditional regional clothing. This is BEYOND fashion, into the realm of pure style and culture.

  47. Paul Gonzales

    August 30, 2011 at 2:51 pm

    Love the shoes!

  48. Style Dilettante

    August 30, 2011 at 3:47 pm

    Amazing! Even though it is traditional it looks contemporary – and what I love best – a little gender bending!

    http://www.inherentstylela.com/

  49. kirin

    August 30, 2011 at 4:53 pm

    so original – oh how i miss japan… great photo.

  50. Lauren Helen

    August 30, 2011 at 7:10 pm

    I love the look! Mixing different styles can sometimes be difficult to pull off unless you execute it exactly right… and this is a great example of that!

    x
    culinarilychallenged.blogspot.com

  51. roberto pires

    August 30, 2011 at 9:06 pm

  52. Clara Turbay

    August 30, 2011 at 10:59 pm

  53. Cloudtheclochard

    August 31, 2011 at 3:59 am

    only a word…amazing..

    http://cloudtheclochard.blogspot.com/

  54. Oyuki

    August 31, 2011 at 4:16 am

    I love Japan and everything about their fashion because it mixes and matches tradition with modernity so, a the same time, it perfectly matches the country itself. I have to add that asian people are naturally elegant and beautiful which makes the clothes they wear even more stunning.
    This boy in this picture is handsome and delicate, effortlessly cool and modern.

  55. Hannah

    August 31, 2011 at 6:48 am

    Ridiculous but looks super comfy!

  56. David Chicago

    August 31, 2011 at 9:37 pm

    If this doesn’t epitomize Tokyo them I don’t know what does, even the streetscape. I think this is your best capture ever. Nice! And thanks.

  57. tor

    August 31, 2011 at 10:39 pm

    the wooden slippers are actually very comfortable to wear. :)

  58. Rebecca Chew

    September 1, 2011 at 6:10 am

    Comme des Garcons Beatles bag!!

  59. Maryna

    September 1, 2011 at 3:19 pm

    Ridiculous combination. Even though it looks like he wears pajama, his style is modern and freash )))

  60. Martine

    September 3, 2011 at 10:56 pm

    Everyone keeps repeating how this mixes modern and traditional…ok…I am totally missing it. It sort of looks like something that a Japanese guy would wear. But I see nothing modern. Its just very comfortable loose clothing in a sort of typical Japanese textile. But this looks a lot better then the rest of the Japanese series. He looks elegant, and natural. Not like he is trying to be a character out of some badly written fiction.

  61. Lisa

    September 4, 2011 at 7:41 pm

    i’d rather see this coat over denim pants or even khaki pants with a white shirt, because, to me, his look is very ‘pajamas in public’. for me, it is too relaxed to wear anywhere. i do like the coat.

  62. Andy

    September 5, 2011 at 4:51 am

    That outfit looks really, really comfortable.

  63. Mandisi

    September 6, 2011 at 3:39 am

    Madd love for the satorialist

  64. TCD

    September 9, 2011 at 12:19 pm

    Are the streets really THAT clean in Japan?

  65. coach handbags

    September 9, 2011 at 3:59 pm

    warm and comfortable, you really deserve it.

  66. Paul Park

    October 12, 2011 at 4:35 pm

    Not feeling the bag, but the sandals are bangin!

  67. Leo

    April 15, 2012 at 8:49 am

    His dress may be individual, thought provoking, and attention seeking, but it has no style. It may give him 5 minutes of fame but a lifetime of oblivion.

  68. The Viewfinder (Kevin van Diest)

    January 8, 2013 at 11:45 am

    Awesome capture, perfect image of the how Tokyo looks like ….younger generations that do dress traditional, but then in their own way.

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