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


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Tuesday, April 20, 2010

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

Comments on "On the Street.....Hot Pink in Tokyo, Japan"


Blogger Tullia said ... (7:43 PM) : 

Loving the pop factor.


Blogger WE SPY WITH MY LITTLE i said ... (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



Anonymous alixe. said ... (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!


Blogger Morgan said ... (7:44 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:


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:45 PM) : 

Love the first hair


Blogger simone rizzo said ... (7:45 PM) : 



Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:50 PM) : 

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

Ren. xoxo


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:50 PM) : 

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

Look at it:


Anonymous The Photodiarist said ... (8:01 PM) : 

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


Blogger Vincent Emond said ... (8:03 PM) : 

Flintstones style... not sure....


Blogger Melissa~ said ... (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.


Anonymous Sam said ... (8:16 PM) : 

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


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:16 PM) : 

love that girl's Flintone-esque dress.

F <-- Texas gal bloggin fashion from NYC!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:24 PM) : 

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


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

Great pics and i love tokyo fashion.


Blogger Suzy Wu said ... (8:42 PM) : 

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


Blogger FASHION SNAG said ... (8:42 PM) : 

Love pink, especially in the first photo! ROCKIN.


Blogger Brett Johnson said ... (8:42 PM) : 

Sizzles REAL hot, liking the HEAT.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:55 PM) : 

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


Blogger rodrigo guzmán said ... (9:13 PM) : 

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


Blogger mariel said ... (9:36 PM) : 

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


Blogger Cultivated Ah Lian said ... (9:39 PM) : 

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


Blogger Liz B. said ... (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.


Blogger StephanieOhLaLa said ... (9:43 PM) : 

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


Anonymous Ahuva said ... (9:49 PM) : 

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


Blogger AZUUKA said ... (9:49 PM) : 

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


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (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


Blogger Vinda Sonata said ... (10:02 PM) : 

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


Blogger Brigadeiro said ... (10:14 PM) : 

Love the pink gravel!!!


Blogger Melissa said ... (10:24 PM) : 

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


Blogger Janis Magdalene said ... (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...


Blogger Toranosuke V said ... (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.


Blogger BB said ... (11:16 PM) : 

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


Blogger Tifftonians said ... (11:23 PM) : 

holly cow...


Blogger lintmag said ... (11:33 PM) : 

Love the hair and love the watch fob thing!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:35 PM) : 

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


Blogger said ... (11:39 PM) : 

Jeremy Scott strikes again.


Anonymous Fashion Clothing South Africa said ... (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


Blogger Unknown said ... (11:50 PM) : 

Holy Flintstones!


Blogger Marie El. said ... (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.


Anonymous naoko said ... (12:07 AM) : 

Girl? looks like a boy to me.

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

from tokyo


Anonymous Willa said ... (12:13 AM) : 

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


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:13 AM) : 

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



Anonymous anzalone said ... (12:26 AM) : 

j'adore c'est tendance!


Blogger Milt-fresh_best-dressed said ... (12:48 AM) : 



Blogger Team said ... (2:01 AM) : 

your hair is beautiful


Anonymous Claire M. said ... (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!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (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!


Anonymous Kazuko said ... (2:42 AM) : 

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


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (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!


Blogger THE MILK CLUB said ... (3:29 AM) : 

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


Blogger MELISSA Z. said ... (3:40 AM) : 

Love these fluo colors! Amazing and cool pics!


Blogger Lovisa said ... (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.


Blogger San said ... (5:05 AM) : 

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


Blogger zilch said ... (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.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (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.


Blogger soshoemi said ... (5:32 AM) : 

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


Blogger NobodyKnowsMarc said ... (5:44 AM) : 

I love her yellow cool..!


Blogger Unknown said ... (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!


Blogger Unknown said ... (6:23 AM) : 

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


Anonymous proletarian Great Gatsby said ... (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).


Blogger Gary said ... (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.


Anonymous Priya said ... (8:06 AM) : 

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


Blogger Kirigalpoththa said ... (8:59 AM) : 

Love it!


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

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


Blogger Korver said ... (9:05 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.


Anonymous isobel said ... (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.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:09 AM) : 

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



Blogger Victoria and Danni said ... (9:27 AM) : 

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


Anonymous Davey Gross said ... (9:50 AM) : 

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


Anonymous thetrendnet said ... (10:03 AM) : 

pink power!


Blogger Roberto Foddai said ... (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!


Blogger Yuki said ... (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.


Blogger Yoli said ... (11:02 AM) : 

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


Blogger dehl said ... (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


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:45 PM) : 

punk flinstones


Anonymous liz said ... (1:53 PM) : 

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


Anonymous jaine said ... (5:09 PM) : 

he looks like a flinestone! love his hair!!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:15 PM) : 



Blogger dubwiser said ... (9:07 PM) : 

Not feeling the fred flinstone inspired pink tunic at all...


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:02 PM) : 

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


Blogger Mint mannequin said ... (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 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


Anonymous cheap dresses said ... (1:48 AM) : 

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


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (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


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (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.


Blogger Unknown said ... (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).


Blogger Kathleen said ... (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.


Blogger C said ... (7:58 PM) : 

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


Blogger Be What They Don't Understand said ... (8:02 AM) : 

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


Blogger Amanda said ... (12:27 PM) : 

Little pops of color. Lovely!



Blogger Diane said ... (9:11 AM) : 

The first guy it's amazing!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:11 AM) : 

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


Blogger  said ... (11:07 AM) : 

i love japanese style! thanks for your blogg


Blogger Caylen said ... (3:59 PM) : 

that shirt is amazing. love it!



Blogger Cely said ... (11:33 PM) : 

i'm in love with this


Blogger Jelya said ... (3:31 PM) : 



Anonymous kani said ... (4:37 PM) : 

pretty in pink


Blogger Unknown said ... (3:45 AM) : 

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


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