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Wednesday, April 21, 2010

On the Street...Omotesando, Tokyo

Prada, Aoyama

Comments on "On the Street...Omotesando, Tokyo"


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:52 AM) : 

There is no place like Tokyo right now for clothes ... all you nyorks,londons,milans just watch and learn humbly


Anonymous MBS said ... (9:52 AM) : 

the girl on the first one is very cute. I lobe the look, but also the expression of her face.


Blogger Louis said ... (9:53 AM) : 

She is very nice, minimalist yet sophisticated!!!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:58 AM) : 

finally you are in Tokyo!


Blogger vanilla said ... (9:59 AM) : 

love the jacket in the third picture.
oh how i wish to go to tokyo as well.


Blogger Prutha said ... (9:59 AM) : 

the first look is my it!!


Anonymous Luciano said ... (10:02 AM) : 

Not nice, it is sad when you don't recognize if it is a man or a woman...


Anonymous thetrendnet said ... (10:02 AM) : 

great tokyo!


Blogger vir beātum said ... (10:06 AM) : 

I must say I do retain a penchant for those kinds of shoes, with those kinds of socks. It's so endearing. If only men had a similar option.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:11 AM) : 

everyone should visit Tokyo. It's cool. Tokyo people changed my perception of many things. We really don't matter so much so have fun with whoever you are. cx


Blogger FASHION SNAG said ... (10:13 AM) : 

One word for the first girl: Adorable.

Why? The ruffled ankle socks make the difference.

Great photos.


Blogger chibi said ... (10:14 AM) : 

LOVE the guy's jacket... and the blue shirt
waaay awesome :D


Blogger Jia En said ... (10:15 AM) : 

the girl on the first photo looks lovely!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:15 AM) : 

<3 it..


Anonymous lizzy said ... (10:15 AM) : 

Just goes to show that Tokyo has some of the best dressed people on the planet!


Blogger Sara Bentley said ... (10:18 AM) : 

I love the ruffled socks and Mary-Janes worn by the girl in the first picture -- so sweet!


Anonymous Alexandra V. said ... (10:20 AM) : 

I adore their layering process and play of volumes! Tokyo rules!


Blogger lumikha said ... (10:24 AM) : 

oh my!! all over that last one. especially that cream sweater.


Blogger Johanna Urban said ... (10:27 AM) : 

Great photos! I love the girls outfit, so cute!!!



Blogger Jamie said ... (10:30 AM) : 

omg i love your blog, maybe we can follow each @ bloglovin?


Blogger Mumei said ... (10:31 AM) : 

the flagship stores in tokyo were amazing. bathing ape in shibuya and acne in harajuku were breath taking.

the most amazing thing about japanese fashion to me is how drastic an individual's style changes from day to day. the young man with the green hair might wear a suit the next day and a dress the day after that. fashionable people in japan just seem so open minded to every possibility.


Blogger Hiroaki Nagahata said ... (10:35 AM) : took pictures of people who was "really" stylish, not circus.


Blogger Chie said ... (10:45 AM) : 

I used to live in New York, but now I live in Yokohama.(Next to Tokyo) It's really interesting to see how foreigner look at Japanese culture and fashion. I hope you enjoy your stay!


Anonymous Takeru said ... (10:51 AM) : 

Great pics and very cute girl.


Blogger J. said ... (10:53 AM) : 

The brown print jacket with the blue shirt underneath is so outrageously perfect in every way.....I can't breath!


Anonymous Jess said ... (10:54 AM) : 

The attitude of the second guy is wonderful. It takes a lot of aplomb to pull off such an obviously matched and yet "cool" look!


Blogger Blanca said ... (11:02 AM) : 

Great photos as always, I really like the first outfit, Tokyo is full of surprises.



Blogger bestie said ... (11:02 AM) : 

I am drooling over the girl's dress. Her whole outfit is just so darling.


Anonymous photohogger said ... (11:06 AM) : 

I think I may have had those socks when I was two.
Love the BAG the dude is carrying.


Blogger spin said ... (11:06 AM) : 

nice boy ; ) great jacket


Blogger Yoli said ... (11:07 AM) : 

The girl is unbelievably lovely and I agree with the rest, the socks and shoes completes and adds a different twist to the look.


Blogger Sognatrice said ... (11:08 AM) : 

I love the first outfit! The dress is beautiful;)

The (im)Perfect Harmony


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:19 AM) : 

Tokyo is the best shopping in the world bar none.

Technically, the "do" in Omotesando means "street" so you if you write "Omotesando St." it's like saying "street" twice. FYI!

Hope you're having a great time.


Blogger Jason laucht said ... (11:19 AM) : 

very sophisticated! the jacket on the 3rd pic is really nice!


Blogger Adeline JOIE said ... (11:40 AM) : 

Hello Mr. Sartorialist!

I think you should go to Japan more often! These outfits are amazing and thirst-quenching from the usual trends. The unusual-ness, their boldness, breathes freshness to this place. I love the fact that they care of every nitty gritty detail on them! Thanks!


Blogger SPEETway said ... (11:45 AM) : 

Graet outfits!


Blogger TorontoVerve.: said ... (11:54 AM) : 

They both look fantastic! Thanks for sharing.


Anonymous proletarian Great Gatsby said ... (11:54 AM) : 

Photo 1:Alice in Wonderland with de white rabbit's watch as trophy


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:09 PM) : 

I hope you're gonna stay in Tokyo for a long time! I've been visiting your site for quite some time now and I can quite safely say that I love your Tokyo pics the most so far.


Blogger Udayadity said ... (12:23 PM) : 

that first girls has such and adorable face and outfit on!
and the second man looks wonderful as well (love the glasses especially). japan is so lovely.


Blogger MiracleBox said ... (12:33 PM) : 

That girl really looks adorable <3


Blogger sofia said ... (12:49 PM) : 

u should check this site

I love it!


Blogger Ganymede Girl said ... (12:51 PM) : 

Cute, I love the girly socks! They guy is great, I love how he has broken up the complete matching with the blue collared shirt underneath. I can't believe another commenter who said they can't tell the difference between a man and a woman, it really is not that difficult...


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:54 PM) : 

Looking at your Tokyo pictures makes me very nostalgic. I love it!!!!!


Blogger la señorita said ... (1:04 PM) : 

La japonesita me encanta, es muy dulce.
Tendencia total los calcetines.
Voy a tener que mejorar mi ingles para poner los comentarios en ese idioma.
Mas o menos entiendo los comentarios de los demás, pero no sé si vosotros los mios.
Un beso


Blogger A.Chu said ... (1:12 PM) : 

I grew up in Asia, but now lives in NY. I always find styles I/people wear in Asia doesn't quite fit in this new country, and vice versa. So it's good to see how Sartorialist is going to interpret Asian's style and how the culture influence the way they dress differently from the Western countries.

Will you travel to other Asian countries like China, Vietnam, Thailand, etc?


Blogger A.Chu said ... (1:12 PM) : 

I grew up in Asia, but now lives in NY. I always find styles I/people wear in Asia doesn't quite fit in this new country, and vice versa. So it's good to see how Sartorialist is going to interpret Asian's style and how the culture influence the way they dress differently from the Western countries.

Will you travel to other Asian countries like China, Vietnam, Thailand, etc?


Anonymous Sophie said ... (1:16 PM) : 

So cute, I love the girl's socks:) /Sophie♥


Anonymous LE Blog de MOK said ... (1:23 PM) : 

That is TOO CUTE !!!!!! love the Look !!


Anonymous princess glee said ... (1:26 PM) : 

I love this guy's layering and he's great to look at...that purse--for men? I'm trying to embrace the idea and so far it's not working.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:32 PM) : 

A very nice facade of Herzog & de Meuron.

I like the way the architects perceive surfaces as a protection and a communication layer at the same moment. The constructive structure and the visual pattern of this building determine each other.

rational / irrational - very sartorial !


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:38 PM) : 

The blonde guy's jacket is to die for.


Blogger Cloud of Secrets said ... (1:52 PM) : 

I love how the girl has managed a charming and textured modern Victorian mood without going the costumey Lolita route.


Blogger TheFashionAddict said ... (1:59 PM) : 

that girl's outfit is so cute, love her socks.


Blogger notanotherblog said ... (2:00 PM) : 

I agree with the jacket. Your Tokyo visits are making me wanna explore really interesting patterns/graphics.


Blogger Kelly said ... (2:14 PM) : 

I really love the androgyny in a lot of these Tokyo pics. It's such an interesting expression of self when you blur the lines between male and female with your clothes. No inside-the-box thinkers here!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:16 PM) : 

I love the last photo, with the leather jacket and it's photo transfers on it. Where do you get a great jacket like that? Japan? Also love the layering, done so casually yet it works. He's very hip.


Blogger THESTREETFASHION5XPRO said ... (2:16 PM) : 

By walking around this city you realize that no one is dressed that same...
each one has his one outfit...created just for him.
You can see thousand of trends rising and growing and it's up to you witch
one to choose, witch one inspires you most...
The only truth is that street makes fashion...trends are coming from there...
Fashion not coming from the streets is sentenced to become "out".


Anonymous fashionsdirtylaundry said ... (2:32 PM) : 

The third photo is super! He has a real quality about him, doesn't he?


Blogger the red bungalow said ... (3:01 PM) : 

picture 1 = fabulous!

Bre @


Blogger Milt-fresh_best-dressed said ... (3:09 PM) : 



Blogger Álvaro said ... (3:14 PM) : 

Love the pic of the girl, she´s so lovely



Blogger Alhimovich said ... (3:16 PM) : 

she is so cute! =)

I make the project "People an their hats" (London), maybe it would be interesting for you or your followers =)


Blogger chrissi said ... (3:37 PM) : 

Sart, I am LOVING these Toyko pictures! And the girl in this series is just adorable. I'm jealous of the innocent charm she exudes without being overly frilly in her outfit. Love it.


Blogger Jocy said ... (4:10 PM) : 

Thank you for covering Japan! Inspiration overload. It would be interesting if you extended your travels to other parts of SE Asia. When people think of inspiring fashion, their idea of "Asia" is usually limited to Japan, Korea, maybe HK. Will you be hopping around that region of the world?


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:25 PM) : 

Andy Hockney or David Warhol


Blogger Brae Howard said ... (4:45 PM) : 

please take pictures in shimokitazawa off the odakyu line, just west of tokyo. it's such a hip spot!


Anonymous jaine said ... (5:10 PM) : 

that prada building is awesome! love the windows...


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:15 PM) : 

LOVE the blonde dude!



Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:58 PM) : 

That girl renders me speechless with her loveliness. I would have never thought of combining that dress with that sweater. It should look grungy, but it doesn't. I don't know how she pulls it off.


Anonymous ava86 said ... (6:48 PM) : 

How do the Japanese do it? All that creativity in one collective mind...explosive!


Blogger Felicity said ... (7:40 PM) : 

I love the last guy's bag!


Blogger a la Modest said ... (8:11 PM) : 

I want that guy's jacket!


Blogger stabix said ... (9:02 PM) : 

She is so nice. I like her coordinate, particularly the shoes.

Thanks for finding cute Tokyo girl.
how do non-Japanese see Japanese fashion!? a matter of interest.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:05 PM) : 

Mr. Schuman, it's great that you're shooting people in Japan!

That guy's wearing the Tom Ford SS 2010 frames I am dying for!! Anyone knows the name/style number of that model?


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:56 PM) : 

I visited Tokyo in 2006 and I've dreamt of returning ever since. Such amazing people.


Blogger Brigadeiro said ... (9:59 PM) : 

LOVE the Prada building! Took about 1001 photos of it (both day & night) from every angle, it is amazing! Gorgeous pics!


Blogger Christina said ... (9:59 PM) : 

This guy rocks. The glasses, the blonde hair, it just works. He's cool.


Blogger Ashley said ... (10:31 PM) : 

she is so cute


Blogger AnastasiaC said ... (10:38 PM) : 

such a totally different vibe over there in Japan - love it!
everyone seems to ooze personal style....

hey didnt some Prada Japan employees sue for discrimination recently - apparently they were told they werent pretty/thin/hip enough?


Blogger * Jewelry Designer: Harjot * said ... (10:50 PM) : 

First pic is amazing


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:08 PM) : 

all you haters out there, open your eyes and your horizons. just enjoy the photos and appreciate that japan's culture is different than yours. androgyny is actually hip over there, and so are sunglasses at night. big deal


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:19 PM) : 

This jacket is something to envy. Love the spectacles also. Very nice


Anonymous dresses said ... (1:42 AM) : 

wow`````i love the Japanese girl.she is lovely and beautiful.The Prada building are graet.


Blogger scarebaby said ... (2:02 AM) : 

The blonde gentleman has done a masterful job of layering. And the jacket is amazing!!


Blogger Stephen said ... (3:37 AM) : 

Everything about this is so new, and fresh, and I can't stop looking at it. Glasses especially.



Anonymous Glass Of Venice said ... (5:50 AM) : 

First girl looking gorgeous .. Jacket is amazing.. Interesting blog.. Thanks for sharing..


Blogger yozora said ... (6:05 AM) : 

I'm sorry, but the blond guy's glasses don't really work for me. They're far too small for his face. The rest of his look is fabulous, but the glasses look like a pair of childrens' glasses and to me this guy seems like he's not comfortable wearing them.


Blogger Celia D.H. said ... (7:55 AM) : 

Love the jacket!


Anonymous gih said ... (8:12 AM) : 

On the first photo. That Japanese lady is so cute, I like her Japanese accent.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:06 AM) : 

Great Prada building @ Aoyama, suggest you can go to GINZA, it's also a very amaziing place, I love there so much, lots of building, Hermes and Gucci, both have Cafe inside, it's also amazing, I love Tokyo so much, haha......


Blogger FiL said ... (12:03 PM) : 

Pure love jacket...



Blogger Ninjagaiden78 said ... (12:14 PM) : 

Very beautiful ladies.


Anonymous Alizée G. said ... (12:39 PM) : 

j'adore la derniere fille, si legere et souriante, et puis c'est ca qui est fabuleux au japon tu peux t'habiller comme tu le souhaite personne ne serait étonné de ton look, au contraire, plus ca clash, plus ca change c'est extra !!
Bisous, bisous, Alizée G.


Anonymous kagitsune said ... (3:21 PM) : 

Since we're not just looking at Harajuku (thank goodness!), I suppose I'll lend my own advice for while you're still in Japan.

If you want to see gorgeous kimono, both on hangers and worn, try Kanazawa. It's a little city on the west side of the island, about 4 hours by Shinkansen. Great people, too.

If you want to meet the nicest people ever, visit Hiroshima. :3

Kyoto is full of incredible architecture and history. I understand there's a great costume/fashion museum there, too.

I'm sure you've heard of "The" Ginza in Tokyo. Very chic people there...

Anyway, there are a couple websites that do a much better job at summarizing Japanese fashion:

Anyway, have a great time in Tokyo. I'm so happy you have the opportunity to experience the rich, quirky fashion of Japan. :3


Anonymous designer t-shirts said ... (5:03 PM) : 

Great images


Anonymous Ahuva said ... (8:20 PM) : 

Beautiful people!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:32 PM) : 

Anonymous New Yorker in Seoul:

The style of the men in Tokyo do not speak to me as a slightly older, conservative man. Where are the fashionable Japanese men in suits that pervade the pages of your Milan visit? Don't they wear good suits in Tokyo itself?


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:35 PM) : 

I know it probably says something as dull as "no parking" but would love that big street caligraphy on a wall in my home!


Blogger daydreams and teacups said ... (8:57 PM) : 

Dude. That guy is so Andy Warhol-esque. Love it. Xxx.


Anonymous zapp said ... (1:07 AM) : 

the japanese are the most stylish and fashionable people on earth! they don't copy other countries on style, they set the trend and they are very original in the way they dress up. the japanese are the master of colour mixing and they really know how to layer their clothes in the most interesting and unusual way.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:43 AM) : 

the top girl looks SO cute!


Blogger Mich said ... (7:04 AM) : 

Your Tokyo shots are brilliant. I hope we get to see more of them! I recently bought a series of japanese dressmaking books and am loving the forms and techniques too!


Anonymous Mira said ... (12:52 PM) : 

I think I would love to stay in Tokyo, purely for the freedom of fashion that it seems to represent. The level of individuality is astounding but the fact that their outfits work is classic.


Blogger mr. pineapple man said ... (8:59 PM) : 

i agree with everyone~ that girl is cute! she kinda looks like the girl from the first nana movie and atsuhime...


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:32 PM) : 

david hockney, i love your jacket!


Anonymous ACJM said ... (1:16 AM) : 

For anyone interested,I believe that the girl in the first picture is influenced by the Mori girl (forest girl) fashion, which is influenced by (amongst other things) Scandinavia and antiques.
[I found out about it through you want to know more]


Blogger Caylie said ... (3:56 PM) : 

love the jacket!



Anonymous TokyoTopGuide said ... (5:14 AM) : 

It's no wonder that Tokyo fashion inspires international designers and celebrities who look to the Tokyo street fashion for fresh ideas. From Gwen Stefani to Jay-Z and Kanye West.They all closely watch Harajuku Teens for this unbelievable Tokyo style.


Blogger Cloud of Secrets said ... (9:10 AM) : 

I've translated the top girl's look into thirtysomething mom wear!

Found in Translation


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:29 AM) : 



Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:53 AM) : 

I like the composition of 止まれ next to the girl.


Anonymous AMAIA said ... (7:37 AM) : 

two years ago i also streetstyled in tokio for elle magazine... scott is always best!
i found inspitarion... check&look:
what do you think?


Blogger NoLa Prz said ... (10:15 AM) : 

Hes totally unique


Anonymous fused glass jewelry said ... (1:39 PM) : 

Where are the jewelry accents to complete these looks?


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