Tuesday, April 20, 2010

On the Street…..The Focus on Shoes & Socks, Tokyo


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  1. NiftyThriftyBeth

    April 20, 2010 at 2:53 pm

    Love the first guys outfit, the shirt and shoes particularly.

  2. CW

    April 20, 2010 at 3:06 pm

    Like the shoes on the kid in the top photo, but otherwise he looks like a throwback golf caddy.

    I like the hat on the man in the lower photo. However, his shoes need shining. I really don't care where he visited (Florida, London??) and I hope that the rolled trouser trend dies except for snow and rain storms.

  3. Anonymous

    April 20, 2010 at 3:21 pm

    I lived in Japan many years ago, the focus for shoes and socks I think stems from a young age- the only area for individual expression, as all schools require a uniform.

    I remember incredible socks available for purchase, nothing even close to what was available in north america.

  4. Queen of Mayhem

    April 20, 2010 at 3:25 pm

    the first guy is awesome. i especially like his pants!


  5. mary straton

    April 20, 2010 at 3:32 pm

    my favorite city in the world! thanks for highlighting it.

  6. Ganymede Girl

    April 20, 2010 at 3:33 pm

    Awesome, so playful. I love that even though the first guys outfit is totally mismatched that the shoes and shirt still go together. I like the clashing prints and fun socks. The second look is nice too, the pants look so comfy.


  7. Amanda

    April 20, 2010 at 3:54 pm

    love the rolled cuffs on the sleeves and the cuffs on the pants on the second guy.

  8. heph

    April 20, 2010 at 3:55 pm

    nice photos

  9. Visual by Eveline L.

    April 20, 2010 at 4:02 pm

    hm a little different than your usual pictures but definitely inspiring and refreshing.
    thank you

  10. Karen

    April 20, 2010 at 4:05 pm

    The sock stores in Japan are the best! A lot of creative, cute, and fun options.

  11. Gianluca Senese

    April 20, 2010 at 4:08 pm

    these Japanese guys are so cool…!

  12. Anonymous

    April 20, 2010 at 4:14 pm

    Love how they're rocking the socks and shoes!
    Another good fashion blog is http://www.tinavenue26.wordpress.com I've found some cool creative stuff on there.


    April 20, 2010 at 4:21 pm

    Love the shoes on both!


  14. hannasvea

    April 20, 2010 at 4:26 pm

    Love the 2nd one!

  15. DiogoDantas

    April 20, 2010 at 4:30 pm

    amazing blog, buddy.

    i follow you. can you follow my blog?


  16. DWood51321

    April 20, 2010 at 4:36 pm

    The shoes and socks thing is too clownish for me.

  17. Jason laucht

    April 20, 2010 at 4:44 pm

    are those I <3 London sox? lol
    so adorable!!!

  18. Dancing Branflake

    April 20, 2010 at 5:07 pm

    A friend of mine once said that it's okay to have your outfit revolve around your socks. She's the most stylish person I've ever met.

  19. Louis

    April 20, 2010 at 5:30 pm

  20. Styling Buenos Aires

    April 20, 2010 at 5:43 pm

    Wow! i love it! love tokyo!! great blog!

  21. Cathi

    April 20, 2010 at 6:16 pm

    I'm so excited that you've finally decided to travel to Tokyo, Sart! When I first started reading your blog a few years ago – one of the first thoughts that came to mind was how great this kind of fashion documentation would be in Asia. I was excited to see Australia, but I'm definitely looking forward to the work that you'll do in Japan. All these men have such a unique approaches to fashion — I especially love the "I <3 London" socks on the second man in this photo. Although it may be considered kitsch in places like Milan or Paris — I feel like things like that work in Asian cultures… and they pull it off well.

  22. Anabel

    April 20, 2010 at 6:32 pm

    I'm so excited for all these Tokyo photos! Inspiring already.


  23. Lisa Petrarca

    April 20, 2010 at 6:32 pm

    The first shoes are too rounded and remind me of clown shoes.

    Lovin' the rest of his outfit though!

  24. Anonymous

    April 20, 2010 at 7:16 pm

    the tokyo posts are fresh and inspiring. love the first image particularly, understated but giving a strong statement (if that makes sense). nice


    April 20, 2010 at 7:23 pm

    amazing outfit!

  26. Chloe Daley

    April 20, 2010 at 8:08 pm

    I love the cuffed pants in the second photo. Very casual- not trying too hard, but very cool.

  27. Anonymous

    April 20, 2010 at 9:07 pm

    The boy in the top picture has inspired me. He looks like Buster Keaton's side kick.


  28. pearshapes

    April 20, 2010 at 9:38 pm

    i love these

  29. Sunshine For Barking Moons

    April 20, 2010 at 10:01 pm

    Love the hats and the rolled up socks!

  30. Quincey

    April 20, 2010 at 10:19 pm

    That face in the first photo in marvelous–continence and aesthetic. His clothes were really harmonious with his demeanor.

  31. christopher

    April 20, 2010 at 11:05 pm

    more tokyo shots please!

  32. Yoli

    April 20, 2010 at 11:22 pm

    I like it. There is always that feline elegance that only Asian males can achieve.

  33. Kazuko

    April 21, 2010 at 2:45 am

    it's been a while since i've been there, but when i look at your pics/the people – nothing has changed. enjoying your photos so much!

  34. Milt-fresh_best-dressed

    April 21, 2010 at 3:06 am


  35. Nadine

    April 21, 2010 at 4:28 am

    Japanese people are absolutely amazing in their sense of style. Their art culture, type of figure and dark hair allows 'em mix styles as far as their fantasy can be and it looks stunning.

    They take european design or fashionand bring it up to perfection in each detail -that's what i think the Japanese fashion is.
    Thanks for your pictures!!

  36. Amilus

    April 21, 2010 at 6:14 am

    I love how socks hype up the whole look! Am crazy over socks too :D


  37. ~chetna~

    April 21, 2010 at 7:30 am

    is that a security tag on those pants in the first picture?

  38. Anonymous

    April 21, 2010 at 8:53 am

    these shots are way too common in Japan.

  39. lfr

    April 21, 2010 at 10:37 am

    tokyo is blowing my mind

  40. Anonymous

    April 21, 2010 at 11:51 am

    Very Comme.

  41. Anonymous

    April 21, 2010 at 2:07 pm

    I love these photos. By the way, in the first, is that a security tag on the guy's left pant leg?

  42. Jen

    April 21, 2010 at 2:21 pm

    Loving the first pair of shoes, and I know my husband would too. I'll add them to myShoebox app wishlist so I can remember the style for his next birthday!

  43. Anonymous

    April 21, 2010 at 7:20 pm

    this cat is *chillin*

    i would rock this, nice

    the …guy…a few pics up with the pink is mad moist though, not a good look

  44. louise and nivaldo de lima

    April 22, 2010 at 2:02 am

    Loving the 'I love London' socks with the rolled up trousers!

  45. AnAzevedo

    April 22, 2010 at 2:47 am

    love japanese street style. great photos, an inspiration…

  46. Davidikus

    April 22, 2010 at 8:39 am

    Great style(s). The emphasis on socks and short trousers remind me of Tintin!


  47. Anonymous

    April 22, 2010 at 11:54 am

    Hey anonymous, I noticed the same thing…a security tag on the pants in the first photo.

  48. Anonymous

    April 22, 2010 at 12:14 pm

    Hmm, so did he steal the pants or was he just trying them on outside the shop to have a photograph taken so as to ask the opinion of an absent third party?

  49. Kathleen

    April 22, 2010 at 2:02 pm

    These photographs make me joyous. Love the rolled up pants, very eighties, and the shoes and use of accessories. Both of these young men are incredibly fashionable. Love it!

  50. designer t-shirts

    April 22, 2010 at 5:04 pm

    First guy's look is brilliant

  51. Mari Woolf

    April 23, 2010 at 5:27 am

    The second one hit the spot: denim+cream+I love London+hat+attitude. Génial!

  52. エスタ

    April 24, 2010 at 8:11 am

    Yay!!! welcome to japan! one of my english students here told me about your blog, i've been following it! love seeing tokyo through your lens! thank you always for the inspiration, i think i am a little better put together because all the beautiful images i see here.

  53. Caylie

    April 25, 2010 at 4:00 pm

    so good <3

  54. Catarsis

    April 26, 2010 at 3:24 pm

    They have no fear to create their own style. Original.

  55. Asih

    August 26, 2011 at 10:04 pm

    I can immediately recognize the place you took this picture in -in Harajuku, besides the Ralph Lauren shop -. I am a huge fan of your work and I have been monitoring you blog ever since I found it 4 years ago maybe. Infact its become a ritual of me and myalso style forward boyfriend to visit your blog, and get inspired :).

    I always wished you would go to Tokyo while I was visiting and I could actually meet you in person. My days here in Japan are almost done, and the chances of you to come to my country would be even more scarce, so I guess I lost my chances. I hope however you will one day visit Indonesia, and if you do, please announce it on your blog. I will definitely try to come and wear my bestest outfit. In the hope that I too can somehow be forever captured in time with your camera.

    thank you for your work.

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