an urban surreal sartorial example

Discussion in 'Andy's Fashion Forum' started by mitsein, Jul 11, 2018.

  1. mitsein

    mitsein New Member

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    I was in Japan a week ago. In a subway journey, a 30-ish white guy with umbrella and briefcase was standing next to me. What made him stood out was his attire:
    tan sandals with black socks, grey jeans, white short sleeve button down shirt with dark buttons, gray striped tie, a purple linen scarf, and a yellow rain jacket wrapped around the waist.​

    I wonder what kind of work required that surreal outlook? Maybe a surreal art studio. :icon_study:
     
  2. derum

    derum Super Member

    United States
    Texas
    Houston
    He must have lost a bet.
     
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  3. Oldsarge

    Oldsarge Moderator and Bon Vivant

    On the banks of the Willamette
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    Oregon
    Oak Grove
    Yeah, because he's too old to be pledging a fraternity.
     
  4. Searching_Best_Fit

    Searching_Best_Fit Senior Member

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    Ontario
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    An English teacher?
     
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  5. Flanderian

    Flanderian Connoisseur

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    New Jersey
    Flanders
    I bet the modan garu were all over him! ;)
     
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  6. Dhaller

    Dhaller Super Member

    United States
    Georgia
    Atlanta
    Probably an English teacher. A much less common sight now than even a few years ago, as the USA burns up all its diplomatic capital.

    If you were near MODE Gakuin in Tokyo or Nagoya, it could be a design student (or instructor).

    DH
     
  7. Troones

    Troones Active Member with Corp. Privileges

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    Ontario
    Toronto
    Did you take a picture or are you going on memory alone? That's a very detailed description.
     
  8. Cassadine

    Cassadine Senior Member

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    Pennsylvania
    Butler
    From what I've been told and read about Japanese corporate culture, he's either a rich, eccentric, genius, or not heading for success in any business meeting.
     
  9. SG_67

    SG_67 Connoisseur

    United States
    Illinois
    Chicago
    The Japanese, particularly the younger generation, tend to dress with some amount of fanfare. This may be such a case.
     
  10. mitsein

    mitsein New Member

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    Southampton
    I am an ethnographer; observation is what I do.
     

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