I love this! I wish more guys would show a little daring with color! It's such a fun look, but of course needs some skill in execution so as not to look like the kids party clown! http://cocojones.tumblr.com/
The key with mixing colors is bring careful that colors are the same hue, and not to combine too many hues of the same color. Here we have the red of the sweater, the red of the backpack, the red in the sweater, and the red in the socks AND the shoes. I think the hat and the shorts are the original items that make this outfit original; I would pair them down with something that would accentuate them rather than compete with each other. The backpack looks like a Benetton, circa 1995, that I bought in Miami Beach. Cool to be sure (I thought) but nothing I would ever do again. Jorge from WPB
How incredibly fun! I love the fact that colour is embraced and encouraged in dressing in Japanese society… even if only in a particular segment of it (I don't know how widespread this love of colour and whimsical dressing you've been capturing in your pictures is… I've unfortunately not yet visited Japan! On my "to do" list, for sure).
Great way to start a morning, looking at these wonderful dressers you've surprised on film… ;)
I have loved seeing all the styles from antique to now, from sophisticated to neon, from hippy to sartorial… from Japan. Travelling there for the first time soon, and you have given me much inspiration and insight (and confidence!) to select my wardrobe. A little bit of black and comfort, and a little bit of whacky! Thanks for the snapshots into a wonderful place.
I'm in Tokyo this week on business, and my idea of a perfect spring afternoon is to sit and people watch. Never a dull moment. i LOVE and am so inspired by the originality and playfulness of the interpretation of fashion here. It's great!
I lived in Tokyo for 10 years, I've been in NY for 3. One thing about NY is the almost complete lack of color. I wore my red cardigan (same hue as this guy) to the office today and I'll tell you – it provoked quite a reaction :-0
Delightful juxtaposition of this snazzy colorful chap against a backdrop of dreadfully grey individuals. The white stripe on the ground almost suggests: drab on one size colorful delights on the other!
Adidas must have sold the backpack and shoes as a set.
The red hat, the backpack, the shorts and shoes together is a bit much. The backpack pops because it's unusual for an adult to carry it (my son had one like this when he was 4). The shoes pop. The hat pops in a bad way – it does not look like a man's hat. The shorts are good.
I enjoy reading everyone's comments. The images usually evoke similar, expected opinions, but love when someone sees a subtle detail or different p.o.v.
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-Liked the 'quiubomona's' suggestion of black oxfords , which would tie in the black straps and the black hem piping on the shorts - Funny that 'henri' referred to him as a clown - Overanalyzed by 'Jorge of WPB'