Tuesday, April 20, 2010

On the Street…..Hot Pink in Tokyo, Japan


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  1. Evita Cassidy

    April 20, 2010 at 7:42 pm

    Loving the pop factor.


    April 20, 2010 at 7:43 pm

    The Japanese are so ahead in every way… their unique sense of style is so refreshing and inspiring and it helps when you have a high street that is innovative and doesn't resort to mimicking what comes down the runways

    keep em coming

    Yours truly


  3. Morgan

    April 20, 2010 at 7:43 pm

    People of Japan are so daring!
    i lovee it

    great blog! im a new follower

    i would love to have you as a follower:

  4. alixe.

    April 20, 2010 at 7:44 pm

    hmm, so far the Toyko looks leave something to be desired. I hope truly stylish people will be photographed soon… The guy with yellow hair looks horrible!

  5. simonii

    April 20, 2010 at 7:44 pm



  6. Anonymous

    April 20, 2010 at 7:45 pm

    Love the first hair

  7. gifitting

    April 20, 2010 at 7:50 pm

    Wow Scott, I made a pink post for as well !!!!

    Look at it:


  8. Anonymous

    April 20, 2010 at 7:50 pm

    Love the colour.Nothing like bright people shining like beacons in an otherwise dull and dreary world.

    Ren. xoxo

  9. The Photodiarist

    April 20, 2010 at 8:01 pm

    Incredibly individual style . . . at least when compared to the U.S.

  10. Vincent Emond

    April 20, 2010 at 8:03 pm

    Flintstones style… not sure….

  11. Melissa~

    April 20, 2010 at 8:06 pm

    In japan you find the best personal style, everyone dress different, nobody cares what people think, it's awesome.

    Scott, Will you visit Harajuku? People is crazy there.

  12. Sam

    April 20, 2010 at 8:15 pm

    Brilliant, I would do hot pink hair… hmm :D Tokyo AND hot pink, I must go there…

  13. Francesca

    April 20, 2010 at 8:16 pm

    love that girl's Flintone-esque dress.


    lekisskiss.blogspot.com <– Texas gal bloggin fashion from NYC!

  14. Anonymous

    April 20, 2010 at 8:24 pm

    we need this kind of individuality in America. Tired of the Grey Armani corporate wear and khakis

  15. Takeru

    April 20, 2010 at 8:35 pm

    Great pics and i love tokyo fashion.

  16. Brett Johnson

    April 20, 2010 at 8:41 pm

    Sizzles REAL hot, liking the HEAT.


    April 20, 2010 at 8:41 pm

    Love pink, especially in the first photo! ROCKIN.


  18. Szuhuei

    April 20, 2010 at 8:42 pm

    I am so happy you are there Scott. Tokyo/Asian street style is an entirely different playing field

  19. r*dean

    April 20, 2010 at 8:55 pm

    oh love her vibrant yellow hair as the counter point to the pink!

  20. rodrigo guzmán

    April 20, 2010 at 9:13 pm

    The coat on the third photo, I'd buy it and wear it just like that. I love it.

  21. lumikha

    April 20, 2010 at 9:36 pm

    oooo would love to hear your thoughts about the Japan experience. :) again, thanks for the multi-photo post!

  22. Cultivated Ah Lian

    April 20, 2010 at 9:39 pm

    Sugoi! ur camera must b going crazy! so much to shoot,love how the japanese put together clothes!

  23. Liz B.

    April 20, 2010 at 9:40 pm

    Love pink! Love colours! Just had my nails paited pink also… Love the hat on the third picture, just great!

    Liz B, São Paulo, Brazil.

  24. StephanieOhLaLa

    April 20, 2010 at 9:43 pm

    loving the jeremy scott tunic on the guy in that first photo! and the Docs…. que magnifique!

  25. Ahuva

    April 20, 2010 at 9:48 pm

    Amazing photo's. Love the contrast and the daring mood in them.
    from Brazil

  26. Anonymous

    April 20, 2010 at 9:49 pm

    Love the pop factor of Japan, I wish NYC could be a bit more vibrant.

    Between the dress in the first photo and the pink stones all I can think of is Pebbles from the Flintstones xD

  27. AZUUKA

    April 20, 2010 at 9:49 pm

    Japanese style is becoming a parody of…Japanese style. Seems a bit affected.

  28. Vinda Sonata

    April 20, 2010 at 10:02 pm

    OMG the pink doc martens <3
    she really nailed the whole look!

  29. Brigadeiro

    April 20, 2010 at 10:14 pm

    Love the pink gravel!!!

  30. TheFashionAddict

    April 20, 2010 at 10:24 pm

    i love tokyo style. they're not afraid to really stand out


  31. janis

    April 20, 2010 at 10:34 pm

    It's an A.P.C. blazer. I got a shirt with exactly the same checks pattern. Fashion styles in Japan are always inspiring…

  32. Toranosuke V

    April 20, 2010 at 11:08 pm

    Fantastic. I cannot wait to get back to Japan.

    Also, maybe someday I'll feel comfortable enough, and non-self-conscious enough to dress like that.


    April 20, 2010 at 11:16 pm

    i'm in complete and utter head-to-toe love with the last snapshot. i mean LOVE.

  34. Matheus

    April 20, 2010 at 11:23 pm

    holly cow…

  35. lintmag

    April 20, 2010 at 11:33 pm

    Love the hair and love the watch fob thing!

  36. Anonymous

    April 20, 2010 at 11:35 pm

    When do we get to know details on your United Arrows events?

  37. www.allmylittlewordsonline.com

    April 20, 2010 at 11:39 pm

    Jeremy Scott strikes again.

  38. m

    April 20, 2010 at 11:50 pm

    Holy Flintstones!

  39. Fashion Clothing South Africa

    April 20, 2010 at 11:50 pm

    In a city of over 20 million people you have to be bright and different to stand out from the crowd.
    If you really want to see some different styles, then take a trip to Tokyo for a real eyeful.
    Great blog

  40. Marie El.

    April 21, 2010 at 12:00 am

    I´ve been here In tokyo for some time. Ar first it´s exciting but then everybody start to look the same. It´s too much!You can´t see the woods from the trees. But now and then I come across somebody really unique in the most unexpected places.

  41. naoko

    April 21, 2010 at 12:07 am

    Girl? looks like a boy to me.

    So, you're in Tokyo! ^o^!! Welcome!

    from tokyo

  42. Morgan-Ashley

    April 21, 2010 at 12:12 am

    WOW!!! Pink makes me blush, and the hair in the first photos is kind of cool!


  43. Willa

    April 21, 2010 at 12:13 am

    How incredibly fun! I cannot WAIT to get myself to Japan.

  44. anzalone

    April 21, 2010 at 12:26 am

    j'adore c'est tendance!

  45. Milt-fresh_best-dressed

    April 21, 2010 at 12:48 am


  46. Attest.us Team

    April 21, 2010 at 2:01 am

    your hair is beautiful

  47. Claire M.

    April 21, 2010 at 2:02 am

    We need some of Japan's fashion risk factor over here! Our fashion can be so predictable…

    That girl with the lime-yellow hair is fab!

  48. Anonymous

    April 21, 2010 at 2:11 am

    To the Photodiarist and Anonymous 8:24 pm: what exactly are you talking about when you complain about American style being bland and conformist – have you actually paid any attention whatsoever to the thousands of photos of stylish Americans that the Sartorialist has posted on this site over the last few years? Are you even aware that the Sartorialist himself is an American? I'm tired of these kinds of cultural stereotypes about America, or about any other country for that matter. Why can't we just enjoy the great style of the Japanese without also having to use it as an occasion to bash the style of the Americans? Anyway, the Japanese style is great. I've been there twice, and have enjoyed observing their aesthetic sense every time. The Japanese are particularly adept at mixing patterns and colors in unusual ways – a custom that goes back in their history almost a thousand years to the time of the imperial Heian court when noblemen and noblewomen would spend hours arranging their many layers of kimono to create subtle and sophisticated color and pattern combinations that would communicate their mood, character, position in society, etc. I'd like to thank the Sartorialist for posting so many photos from Tokyo even in the midst of his jet lag, and for giving us all such a great blog to enjoy. Many thanks!

  49. Kazuko

    April 21, 2010 at 2:42 am

    love the pink popping through! great colour for a rainy day!

  50. Anonymous

    April 21, 2010 at 2:56 am

    I agree with Marie EI, after a while they all start to look the same. Looking in from america, or any other country you may be tempted to think how daring and different they are dressing… they aren't really.. They dress according to what group they fit into. Japan is SUCH a group culture and you MUST fit in.
    That being said I'm so glad your hear and can't wait to see more pics!! Just like anywhere there are some truly unique and wonderful styles!

  51. Sofie

    April 21, 2010 at 3:29 am

    Love ANYTHING from Tokyo.
    This is amazing! That yellow hair is spectacular.

  52. MELISSA Z.

    April 21, 2010 at 3:40 am

    Love these fluo colors! Amazing and cool pics!


  53. Lovisa

    April 21, 2010 at 4:32 am

    The guy in the pink hat, I love the detailing and how he match the jacket, wallet and knotted rope holding the grandpa watch. Very clever.

  54. San

    April 21, 2010 at 5:05 am

    I think the hair is what stands out most. What a crazy color!

  55. Hung

    April 21, 2010 at 5:25 am

    I just walked by the pop-up shop. I hope today's light is better for shooting. Shame it's going to be raining for a bit. Looking forward to your next finds.

  56. Anonymous

    April 21, 2010 at 5:26 am

    It's great how you're adding more picture of the objects and scenery of the places you're visiting. You have such a unique perspective on the things that make up the places as much as picking the right people that inhabit them.

  57. soshoemi

    April 21, 2010 at 5:32 am

    you might have equally commented on the technicolour hair. Well done for avoiding the prosaic Harajuku shots.

  58. Davidikus

    April 21, 2010 at 5:44 am

    Japan seems to be a fashion world on its own. I remember hoards of Japanese tourists coming to Paris to buy over-sized Chanel suits in the most garish colours during the 1980s. No-one would have dressed like that outside of Japan.

    I think this is entirely positive. The world is in some respects becoming too homogeneous. I love pink but I would not wear so bright a shade. However, it is great that there are different fashion trends, styles emerging everywhere in the world!

    Japan has produced its fair share of great designers in the past decades. No doubt this is partly due to their idiosyncratic visual culture!


  59. Gianluca Senese

    April 21, 2010 at 5:44 am

    I love her yellow hair..so cool..!

  60. Alexej

    April 21, 2010 at 6:23 am

    I like the non fashion photos that you load up.Please,continue!

  61. proletarian Great Gatsby

    April 21, 2010 at 6:59 am

    Too pop and strident for me.It reminds me the work of the painter Murakami Takeshi(not to confuse with Murakami Haruki,the writer).I usually don't love pink(only Yves Saint Laurent could convince me).

  62. Gary MAEL

    April 21, 2010 at 7:15 am

    Ah, Japan is so special ! It's realy peculiar. I think now I want to go over there. I'm ready. But it took time (next opportunity…).

    I think it has always been a very sophisticated culture. It's frightening in a way, but attractive at the same time. Japanese people can be very daring but they also can have very rigid codes, that are very hard to understand for a foreiner. That's also why they have such exentric people : it's a big step to break thoses codes.

  63. Priya

    April 21, 2010 at 8:06 am

    Love this post. It is all about my favourite colour :)

  64. Kirigalpoththa

    April 21, 2010 at 8:59 am

    Love it!

  65. Korver

    April 21, 2010 at 9:04 am

    I hate to not join the hot-pink-loving bandwagon but…all of these seem just so gaudy. Walk into an American highschool and you could find girls that dress exactly like the first.
    Hot pink pebbles? Look in the fishbowl.
    The hot pink fedora is pretty great though. Not a fan of the plaid jacket.

  66. Anonymous

    April 21, 2010 at 9:05 am

    he's a boy, not a girl.
    in my opinion, line between gender becomes blur in Asia.

  67. Anonymous

    April 21, 2010 at 9:08 am

    Love the pops of color in the dreary weather…. Always helps to brighten your own world…



  68. isobel

    April 21, 2010 at 9:09 am

    im nearly 99% certain the first one is a boy… perhaps you could clarify, Mr. Sartorialist?

    and I would just like to point out that the stlyish are most definitely in the minority in every country based on my experience.. with the possible exceptions being the italians.

    i like the stones best. haha :)
    cute post.

  69. D&V

    April 21, 2010 at 9:27 am

    the guy with pink top is adorbs! he definitely belongs on the flintstones!!


  70. Davey Gross

    April 21, 2010 at 9:50 am

    Sorry, that pink and yellow combo is just weird looking to me. Call me old fashioned.

  71. thetrendnet

    April 21, 2010 at 10:03 am

    pink power!

  72. Roberto Foddai

    April 21, 2010 at 10:43 am

    Loving these new Tokyo pictures. Finally you are back to what you do better! Real stylish people and not people that work in fashion!

  73. Yuki

    April 21, 2010 at 10:56 am

    like some people have commented, Japanese style can be unique. The great thing is that in Tokyo basically anything goes. HOWEVER, most of the people walking the streets are like sheep following the latest fashion trend to the letter. Take a spring trend like floral patterns: it is everywhere. Young girls start looking like cut-outs from magazines. The only place that you can usually find unique fashion is the Harajuku/Ometesando area because it is known to be unique and fashionable.

  74. Yoli

    April 21, 2010 at 11:02 am

    This is like a jolt to your system. Keep them coming Sartorialist!

  75. dehl

    April 21, 2010 at 11:13 am

    pink hat.. wow amazing…, doesn't like me ,i don't have it, the man is amazingg.. i don't brave with pink's hat but the man is brave

  76. Anonymous

    April 21, 2010 at 12:45 pm

    punk flinstones

  77. liz

    April 21, 2010 at 1:53 pm

    although i am totally not feeling the dino inspired collection, the first outfit is fantastic

  78. jaine

    April 21, 2010 at 5:09 pm

    he looks like a flinestone! love his hair!!


  79. Anonymous

    April 21, 2010 at 6:15 pm


  80. Jordy

    April 21, 2010 at 9:07 pm

    Not feeling the fred flinstone inspired pink tunic at all…

  81. Anonymous

    April 21, 2010 at 10:02 pm

    The flintstones shirt is by Jeremy Scott, no? Whimsical yet chic – love it.

  82. Mint mannequin

    April 22, 2010 at 1:11 am

    I love seeing that others are rocking this pink color, i recently noticed my obsession for pink, whilst a lot of trend followers here in New zealand are wearing autumn to winters black and whites, it's apparently in at the moment.so i went to the trouble of home dyeing a couple of my items flamingo pink.

    anyone interested check out my blog

    Love you The sartorialist <3

  83. cheap dresses

    April 22, 2010 at 1:48 am

    These tokyo men's style are funny.
    especially the green hair men.

  84. Anonymous

    April 22, 2010 at 9:17 am

    i'm living in tokyo and seriously , there is just a very few stylish poeple , its all about look at me i'm different in here , too much for me

  85. Anonymous

    April 22, 2010 at 10:20 am

    i would have loved to visit your booksigning however, living in not japan does cause some problems. as a half japanese girl i am delighted that these amazing looks are posted on your site, and have seen the indie japanese fashion rather than the classic looks that have previously been seen on your site.

  86. Davidikus

    April 22, 2010 at 12:08 pm

    Yuki said: The great thing is that in Tokyo basically anything goes. HOWEVER, most of the people walking the streets are like sheep following the latest fashion trend to the letter.

    Very interesting thing to know. It sounds a bit similar to London.
    In London, anything goes because people basically ignore each other. Everyone belongs to their own bubble. Say, a "punk" is in his own bubble, the punk bubble and will follow to the letters the dictates of that punk bubble (these dictates were mostly established 35 years ago). At the bus stop, there can be a man dressed very conservatively because his bubble is "the City of London" (the financial centre). The fashionista bubble is another one, as is the indie bubble (the one usually favoured by facehunter).

  87. Kathleen

    April 22, 2010 at 2:00 pm

    I love every photograph in this series. There is definitely something retro in the air here. Hot Pink Doc Martins? I love this! These young people are so bold and absolutely fearless with their self expression. Nice to see.

  88. C

    April 22, 2010 at 7:58 pm

    Haha love it! You can always find interesting styles on the streets of Japan.


  89. Be What They Don't Understand

    April 23, 2010 at 8:02 am

    Love this, it's amazing. I did my dissertation on Japanese fashion, it's so interesting! :)

  90. Amanda

    April 23, 2010 at 12:27 pm

    Little pops of color. Lovely!


  91. Anonymous

    April 25, 2010 at 9:11 am

    I love the humor and I'm glad someone found the muscle tank from jeremy scott worth 205$.


  92. Diane

    April 25, 2010 at 9:11 am

    The first guy it's amazing!

  93. Susan.

    April 25, 2010 at 11:07 am

    i love japanese style! thanks for your blogg

  94. Caylie

    April 25, 2010 at 3:59 pm

    that shirt is amazing. love it!


  95. Clypi

    April 27, 2010 at 11:33 pm

  96. jelya

    April 28, 2010 at 3:31 pm

  97. kani

    April 28, 2010 at 4:37 pm

    pretty in pink

  98. Anand

    June 18, 2010 at 3:45 am

    anyone know where his wallet is from? Looks like a Bottega style…

  99. dcinDC

    May 21, 2012 at 12:51 pm

    Love people not afraid to stand out. Thought Pebbles Flintstone as well, then scroll down to find… pink PEBBLES! Love it!

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