Travel Spotting: Japanese Street Style

Written by Gary

Whenever you visit a place, I feel it is essential to try and get a real taste of the culture and effectively “Do as the people do.” This means that if you ever find yourself in Japan, you should try and dress like a cartoon whore. Japanese street style, especially in Tokyo, consists of dressing in bright colors and random scraps of clothing. I know this may seem like a foreign concept to you since in America, our fashion makes sense so I have put together these handy tips.

Dress like the love child of Gwen Stefani and Lady Gaga. Basically, your goal is to look like you walked into a Toys R Us covered in glue and just rolled around. The more random shit you can pile on, the better.

Use Japanese businessmen as inspiration. When putting your outfit together, imagine a Japanese businessman leering at you from across a sake bar. He is thinking about how long it would take to transport you to Rapetown, USA. If you don’t look like a 10-year-old cartoon prostitute, put some more bows in your hair.

Color your hair. You can do this with Koolaid relatively easily, or get yourself a neon wig from Party City.

Don’t try to match. Before you walk out of the house, take a look in the mirror. If you don’t look like the random fall-out after a terrorist bombing of Rainbow Bright’s garden, switch it up a little. In this game, the less you coordinate the better chance you have of fitting in.

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Gary is the gay guy that every girl wants to be, and every guy wants to be with (Mostly because he can't get pregnant). He is based in Manhattan, but loves traveling to exotic new people, and sleeping with interesting new places. He is an adventurous writer, digital artist, and game designer that will try almost anything if it makes a good story.
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